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Sunday, April 10, 2011

You are getting very sleepy...

Why yes, yes I am! I think only managing 30 more pages in 2 hours is a hint that I'm done for this read-a-thon, since I do have function at a nearly normal time today, I'm going to hit the hay.

I had a great time this year, was more relaxed, added Cheerleading to the regimen, and feel quite successful even with I think a lower page count than previous read-a-thon's. It's still 6 times what I would do on a normal good reading day!

Thanks again to the hosts and the other cheerleaders, and everyone that makes this such a fun event! Time to start thinking about October!

Final page count: 646

Midnight-thirty, All is quiet...

So it's 12:30 am where I am, and I am done with my cheering shift, I hope you all like my little poem that I wrote for the event:

Cover to Cover
And Coast to Coast
Across the Oceans
We’ve been brought together
By what we love the most!
Let’s hear it for the readers!

I think I managed to hit everyone in my section that was possible (that were participating, and that I could figure out, a few had me baffled!) which turned my 1 hour estimated time into more like 3 hours, because I decided I wanted to do all of them, and because I started having internet issues, but I didn't let that stop me! :D I know I loved it the past two times when people came and posted cheers for me, and I wanted to return the favor.

So, now back to reading. No reading reading progress since my last true update, well, okay, 20 pages more while waiting on internet issues to figure themselves out. Not sure how much longer I will last tonight, but I'm good for a little while yet. Everyone else is in the house is going to bed, so it will be me and maybe the kitties if they decide to stay with me. And anyone else in the 'thon that is still awake of course! I'm ready to dig into my second read-a-thon cupcake from Smallcakes whose motto is "Maybe a cupcake will help?" So we'll see if it does! I'm about to dig into a very rich peanut butter cup cupcake, chocolate cupcake with peanut butter buttercream frosting and crumbled peanut butter cups on top. Rich enough to kill ya! So how is everyone else keeping themselves awake in the homestretch?

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Hour 13, Dinner, and Cheering!

Hour 13 has arrived! I've just finished book #3, need to find some dinner, and then it's my turn to cheer for people! I'm feeling excited, I've even decided on a little poem to leave for folks with my comment, I hope everyone likes it! I'm thinking about a pulled pork sandwich with spicy coleslaw for dinner, what's everyone else having?

Next up for me after I've cheered for awhile will be Almost to Die For by Tate Hallaway.

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Finished books and pages read:

Pretty in Ink by Karen E. Olson - 31 pages
The Pirates! In an adventure with Scientists by Gideon Defoe - 133 pages
Wake by Lisa McMann - 210 pages
Manhunt by Janet Evanovich - 219 pages

Total Pages: 593

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Heading into the evening - Hour 11

Hour 11 is coming up fast and I'm feeling a little sleepy. Buffy asked in my last post what my favorite thing at the Thai buffet was and I have to say on the weekend they usually have a red curry flounder that I LOVE! Today they had done it with catfish, which was fine, because I love that too! I also love their glass noodle eggrolls. *drool* We also got some iced coffee, got the car washed, checked my PO Box and did a quick errand at Target, all during which I was reading as my awesome husband drove the car. :)

I think I'm reading way slow this time, but feeling much more relaxed than the previous two read-a-thons that I did, so I'm okay with it. I'm enjoying myself!

I've finished my second complete book and am ready to start on my third. This time I'm going for humorous romance, Manhunt by Janet Evanovich. I posted both the old and the new covers for you because I think they're funny. Obviously this is a reprint of an old Loveswept title for her.

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Finished books and pages read:

Pretty in Ink by Karen E. Olson - 31 pages
The Pirates! In an adventure with Scientists by Gideon Defoe - 133 pages
Wake by Lisa McMann - 210 pages

Total Pages: 374

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Off to visit a few people, check in at the Dewey's Blog and then back to reading!


Read-a-thon correspondent Shaunesay reporting from the field at my favorite Thai buffet! Hubby was kind enough to drive so I could read on the way. I'm a little less than halfway through "Wake" and liking it a lot! What did everyone else have for lunch? See you in awhile!
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First check in - Book 1 completed!

I decided this time around I was going to blog a bit less and try to read a little more because the last couple of times it felt like all I did was check in! Not that that was bad, it was a lot of fun, but I want to read! But I also want to check on my friends, and have signed up for a stint of cheerleading this evening as well, so less blogging for myself was the answer! There are so many crazy ways to "check in" nowadays, foursquare, getglue, goodreads, facebook, twitter, too much to keep up on, but I try anyway! (too many exclamation points! Maybe I'm practicing for cheerleading later *giggle*)

I've had my breakfast read-a-thon cupcake, and now finished my first complete book as well as chosen my next, Wake by Lisa McMann.

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Finished books and pages read:

Pretty in Ink by Karen E. Olson - 31 pages
The Pirates! In an adventure with Scientists by Gideon Defoe - 133 pages

Total Pages: 164

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How is everyone else doing?

Ready... Set... GO!

Good Morning, Afternoon, or Evening wherever you are fellow Dewey Read-a-thoners! We're just about ready to start! Are you excited? I sure am! Kept waking up thinking, is it time yet, is it time yet? :D

I didn't quite get finished with the books I was hoping to yesterday for my clean slate start, so I think I'll begin by finishing up Pretty in Ink by Karen E. Olson since I only have 31 pages left, and it will bug me all day if I leave them hanging out there! Then I've picked The Pirates! In an adventure with Scientists by Gideon Defoe as my next book up!

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Good luck everyone, I'll see you in a while!

Thursday, April 07, 2011

E-mail Blogging

I'm all set to be a correspondent in the field.  In Other words, I've caught up to the rest of ya'll that already knew how to do this! ;)
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Testing text message blogging!

Master of None by Sonya Bateman

Gavyn Donatti is the unluckiest thief ever, as his unlucky partners have found out. He was hired to steal a very rare item, and when he loses it, his employer is ready to take him out. Just as it looks like this might be his last job, Gavyn is saved by a djinn named Ian who seems extremely put out that he has to bother with the rescue. The two form a grudging alliance, and a whole world Gavyn never knew existed is revealed to him. Unfortunately it is a world in turmoil that has spilled over into ours. Gavyn himself is an eventual result of the conflict.

Gavyn's ex-girlfriend Jazz reenters his life when he asks for her help, as well as an old partner with some surprise connections of his own. While trying to neutralize the threat the djinn world has visited to his own, Gavyn learns to use powers he never knew he had, and finds he's made of sterner stuff than he ever believed possible.

This was a great series beginning, and I'm really looking forward to #2 which came out last month, Master and Apprentice.

This is my 4th read for the Horror and Urban Fantasy Challenge hosted by Book Chick City.
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