I really didn't get much farther after my last update. I did manage to finish Two Ravens and One Crow, but didn't remember anything I read from An Exchange of Gifts, so I don't think I'll even count that one.
My ending stats then are:
Pages: 383 (1 book/2 novellas)
Time listened: 59:30 (2 items, seriously?! 30 seconds short of an hour? Augh!)
Thanks again to all the organizers and cheerleaders, and everyone that makes this event happen!
I took a break and played some computer games and had dinner around hour 14. Just finished listening to The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle, and I'm about 80% done with Two Ravens and One Crow, so I'm going to take that one, and also another Anne McCaffrey short to bed with me and see how far I get! This is probably my last blog update until in the morning, but I may still be on Twitter some.
My friend Azuki has a fun sounding challenge for us, we get to cook the books!
For this challenge, You will need to think of a popular title, twist it into a cookbook theme, then give us a little introduction about the book.
I struggled with this for a bit, and then inspiration hit, I won't say it was a good one, but I liked it, so I'm going to go with:
Gone with the Wok - A collection of authentic Civil War recipes with an Asian twist! Prissy might not have known "nothin' 'bout birthin' babies" but she could sure make a mean stir fry! You'll find everything from "Scarlett's Never Be Hungry Again Szechuan" to "Rhett's Don't Give a Damn Super Hot Kung Pao" in the pages of this delectable volume!
I finished up Cryer's Cross, very creepy story! That makes 2 books and 1 REALLY short audio finished, page count so far is 318. Now I'm having a hard time deciding what to read next. I've sampled a couple pages of some of my stack and they're just not grabbing me. I think I'll work on Two Ravens and One Crow for awhile, Atticus and Oberon are always good for a laugh! I also started The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle, a Sherlock Holmes story, ready by Alan Cumming while out driving around, so I'll probably try to finish that up soon, it's also very short, only 47 minutes.
I haven't finished anything else yet, though I'm halfway through Cryer's Cross, have had lunch (Thai buffet yum!) and have new tires on my vehicle, so that's productive, right? Back to reading now, must stay off you tube! Evil Interwebs!
I made a quick detour and listened to Click-Clack the Rattlebag by Neil Gaiman, it's a 12 minute freebie I picked up around Halloween, and unfortunately not currently available, I checked. I can see why he's so popular, I enjoyed his reading of it so will definitely look into more of his audios!
I've finished If Wishes Were Horses, a nice short fantasy novella and I'm moving on to Cryer's Cross by Lisa McMann. I really enjoyed her Dreamcatcher series, a couple of which I read in past read-a-thon's so it should be perfect! This one is a bit longer, so I don't expect you'll be seeing another update for awhile! ;)
Good Morning! - Hour 1
Apparently my cat was just as excited for the read-a-thon as I was since he started calling for breakfast at least half an hour before I'd set the alarm. *looks pointedly at unrepentant feline* So I'm up and have chosen to start with If Wishes Were Horses by Anne McCaffrey a beloved and much missed favorite author.
The Night Before
It's almost time again for another Dewey's 24 hour read-a-thon! It begins at 7 am on a Saturday morning for me, and it's almost like when you're little and have a hard time sleeping on Christmas Eve. Read-a-thon prep is always fun though, as you have that completely clean slate, and you start massing all the books you want to read, and it's always more than you'll ever get through, but you just don't know what you'll be in the mood for right? Here's my stack so far, but even as I was posting this picture I was thinking of other books that I might want to add to it, plus I have a couple of shorter stories on my Kindle app ready to go.
I see a lot of people talking about planning out snacks, some are healthy, some not so much, I don't do a lot of that other than to make sure I have a nice tasty dessert around. I'm also not really one for staying home the whole day, I always think that sounds great, but my attention span is kind of short, and I need to move around a lot, especially while reading. If I get too comfortable, it's lights out for me! There are always errands to do still, but my husband is kind enough to drive so I can still read, I have impressed upon him the importance of read-a-thon, and luckily he's a reader himself so he understands. At least he understands it's important to me, and you should always humor the crazy woman, right? Just nod, it's okay.
Well, I think that's about all for now, I'll probably add a few more books to the stack tonight. I'll do all my updates in this post, not sure if I'll do newest at the top or the bottom. I think I do my updates differently every single time, I'm still looking for the perfect method!
Happy Read-a-thon everyone, and my the pages turn ever in your favor! (Listening to Mockingjay today so I had to say it!)
Hello! I thought I would pop over and say hi as you so kindly came over to my blog.ReplyDelete
I haven't really planned out snacks like a lot of other bloggers either, I tend to get so engrossed in a book that I forget about food altogether!
I hope you enjoy tomorrow, best of luck, and I will try and pop over to cheer you on. :)
It is kinda like Christmas eve, isn't it? Hope you have a great day of reading today!!ReplyDelete
I'm horrible at planning out things, I'm not even sticking with the stack I choose. Lol cats make quite the alarms, my one did the same. Good luck and happy reading. :DReplyDelete
Oh I read my first Anne McCaffrey book this month. You are doing great!!!ReplyDelete
A Girl that Likes Books
Wow, you're getting lots of reading done. keep up the great job! Hope you are able to take your book outside and enjoy some lovely weather. I was listening to an audiobook while playing with my kids at the playground this morning. I can't quite give up my entire day to reading with these little guys around but I will be cheering others on and doing as much reading as I can! A tasty dessert sounds like just what I need to keep up my stamina..in fact check out my snack on my intro questionnaire...Here's my Dewey's Read-a-thon post if you'd like to stop by. Hope you enjoy your day of reading, looks like you've got some interesting books on your list!ReplyDelete
Hey Shaunie, glad you are reading fast! Don't forget to stop by at hr 13 for my mini challenge!ReplyDelete
Happy reading! I love Neil Gaiman as a narrator. He's one of those amazing authors who can put even more life into his words.ReplyDelete
Hope you are still having fun!ReplyDelete
I read the first Iron Druid chronicles book and enjoyed it. I wish I had jumped on board and read the rest. Maybe coming up this summer I will. You are doing an awesome job! 3 books already read! Woot! Short books are good for readathons so smart on you.ReplyDelete
Looks like you are having fun with the mini challenges! Keep it up, you're doing amazing.ReplyDelete