Saturday, October 12, 2013

Dewey's Read-A-Thon Update Post


This will be my update post so my only other posts will be the mini-challenges. So this one will be updated each hour with what I have accomplished.

Updates:
Hour 1:
Currently Reading: Ruthless by Sara Shepard
Pages read last hour: 65 (Chapters 5-11)
Time read: 40 mins

Blogs visited: 5

Reading this hour: Ruthless by Sara Shepard

Hour 2:
Currently Reading: Ruthless by Sara Shepard
Pages read last hour: 51 (Chapters 12-16)
Time read: 40 mins

Blogs visited: 0 (spent working on mini-challenge and fixing quick breakfast)

Time spent blogging/visiting blogs: 15 mins

Reading this hour: Ruthless by Sara Shepard

Hour 3:
Currently Reading: Ruthless by Sara Shepard
Pages read last hour: 51 (Chapters 17-24)
Time read: 40 mins

Blogs visited: 0 (spent working on A Puzzling mini-challenge)

Time spent blogging/visiting blogs: 15 mins
Time spent dealing with arguing kids: 5 mins

Reading this hour: Ruthless by Sara Shepard

Hour 4:
Currently Reading: Ruthless by Sara Shepard
Pages read last hour: 88 (Chapters 24-36)
Time read: 50 mins

Blogs visited: 0 (will get back to this during hour 5)
Time spent blogging/visiting blogs: 10 mins

Reading this hour: Ruthless by Sara Shepard (should finish, not sure of next book yet)

Hour 5:
Currently Reading: Ruthless by Sara Shepard, Allure by Lea Nolan (2%)
Pages read last hour: 32, finished book, 2% of Allure
Time read: 20 mins

Blogs visited:
Time spent blogging/visiting blogs/twitter: 15 mins
Lunch prep: 15 mins
Misc crap to do: 10 mins

Where I read: my chair in living room
Food: Burrito Nachos (yum!)
Books finished: Ruthless by Sara Shepard


Reading this hour: Allure by Lea Nolan

Hour 6:
Currently Reading: Allure by Lea Nolan
Pages read last hour: 60
Time read: 45 mins

Blogs visited: 0
Time spent blogging/visiting blogs/twitter: 15 mins

Where I read: hammock on front porch

Books finished so far: Ruthless by Sara Shepard


Reading this hour: Allure by Lea Nolan

Hour 7:
Currently Reading: Allure by Lea Nolan
Pages read last hour: 46
Time read: 40 mins

Blogs visited: 0
Time spent blogging/visiting blogs/twitter/mini-challenge: 20 mins
Where I read: hammock on front porch
Books finished so far: Ruthless by Sara Shepard

Reading this hour: Allure by Lea Nolan

Hour 8:
Currently Reading: Allure by Lea Nolan
Pages read last hour: 27
Time read: 20 mins

Blogs visited: 0
Time spent blogging/visiting blogs/twitter/mini-challenge: 5 mins
Time spent trying to settle why cell phones quit working: 30 mins
Where I read: hammock on front porch
Books finished so far: Ruthless by Sara Shepard

Reading this hour: Allure by Lea Nolan

Hour 9:
Currently Reading: Allure by Lea Nolan
Pages read last hour: 57
Time read: 45 mins

Blogs visited: 0
Time spent blogging/visiting blogs/twitter/mini-challenge: 5 mins
Misc: 10 mins
Where I read: hammock on front porch
Books finished so far: Ruthless by Sara Shepard

Reading this hour: Allure by Lea Nolan

Hour 10:
Currently Reading: Allure by Lea Nolan
Pages read last hour: 45
Time read: 35 mins

Blogs visited: 0
Time spent blogging/visiting blogs/twitter/mini-challenge: 5 mins
Misc: 20 mins
Where I read: hammock on front porch
Books finished so far: Ruthless by Sara Shepard

Reading this hour: Allure by Lea Nolan


Hour 11:
Currently Reading: Allure by Lea Nolan
Pages read last hour: 74
Time read: 50 mins

Blogs visited: 0
Time spent blogging/visiting blogs/twitter/mini-challenge: 10 mins

Where I read: hammock on front porch (it's dark now so I must move back inside)
Books finished so far: Ruthless by Sara Shepard

Reading this hour:  finishing Allure by Lea Nolan and starting ??

Mid-Event Survey

1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired?
I'm fine, my eyes aren't tired and my sleepiness went away during about hour 8.
2) What have you finished reading?
I've finished Ruthless by Sara Shepard and should finish Allure by Lea Nolan this hour.
3) What is your favorite read so far?
Allure.
4) What about your favorite snacks?
Corn chips and I just had a handful of chocolate chips :)
5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love!
I've found some and will be a new follower and hope to find some more as the night goes on, but forgive me for not noting them now, I want to finish my book :)

Hour 12:
Currently Reading: Allure by Lea Nolan
Pages read last hour: 37
Time read: 30 mins

Blogs visited: 0
Time spent blogging/visiting blogs/twitter/mini-challenge: 10 mins
Misc (Supper prep): 20 min

Where I read: living room chair
Books finished so far: Ruthless by Sara Shepard, Allure by Lea Nolan

Reading this hour:  Starting My Own Miraculous by Joshilyn Jackson

Hour 13:
Taking a break this hour, visiting blogs, eating supper and watching Dexter (hey it's based on a book) with the husband.  I'll be back at it next hour.

Summary so far:
Books completed: 2
Pages:  649
Hours read: 7 hours 55 minutes

Hour 14:
Currently Reading: Starting My Own Miraculous by Joshilyn Jackson
Pages read last hour: 20
Time read: 20 mins


Time spent blogging/visiting blogs/twitter/mini-challenge: 20 mins
Misc (Supper cleanup/finish watching Dexter): 20 min

Where I read: living room chair
Books finished so far: Ruthless by Sara Shepard, Allure by Lea Nolan

Reading this hour:  My Own Miraculous by Joshilyn Jackson


Hour 15:
Currently Reading: Starting My Own Miraculous by Joshilyn Jackson
Pages read last hour: 38
Time read: 45 mins

Time spent blogging/visiting blogs/twitter/mini-challenge: 15 mins

Where I read: living room chair, my youngest son joined me this hour reading his book on the couch :)
Books finished so far: Ruthless by Sara Shepard, Allure by Lea Nolan

Reading this hour:  My Own Miraculous by Joshilyn Jackson, The Deepest Night by Shannon Abe

Hour 16:
Currently Reading: My Own Miraculous by Joshilyn Jackson, The Deepest Night by Shannon Abe
Pages read last hour: 74
Time read: 45 mins

Time spent blogging/visiting blogs/twitter/mini-challenge: 15 mins

Where I read: living room chair
Books finished so far: Ruthless by Sara Shepard, Allure by Lea Nolan, My Own Miraculous by Joshilyn Jackson

Reading this hour:  The Deepest Night by Shannon Abe

And with that I'm heading to bed to read a little while and then fall asleep.  I'll see everyone in the morning!

Hour 17:
Currently Reading: The Deepest Night by Shannon Abe
Pages read last hour: 32
Time read: 35 mins

Time spent blogging/visiting blogs/twitter/mini-challenge: 15 mins
Time spent trying to go to sleep: 10 mins

Where I read: in bed
Books finished so far: Ruthless by Sara Shepard, Allure by Lea Nolan, My Own Miraculous by Joshilyn Jackson

Reading this hour:  The Deepest Night by Shannon Abe

So I thought I was going to bed, but my body has other ideas, so I'm back up for now until my sleeping pill finally kicks in.  But I have to admit, this is the only time I ever don't mind being back up since the read-a-thon is still going!

Hour 18:
Currently Reading: The Deepest Night by Shannon Abe
Pages read last hour: 48
Time read: 40 mins

Time spent blogging/visiting blogs/twitter/mini-challenge: 10 mins

Where I read: living room chair
Books finished so far: Ruthless by Sara Shepard, Allure by Lea Nolan, My Own Miraculous by Joshilyn Jackson

Reading this hour:  I'm going to bed!  Barely kept my eyes open the last few minutes so hopefully I will sleep now.  I do think this is the latest I have ever stayed up for the read-a-thon!

Notes:
First hour passed quickly.  I set a chapter goal then a blog visiting goal and finished up the hour reading.  Onto hour 2, but first a fresh cup of coffee this hour and some breakfast!

Did the Book Tunes mini-challenge and this hour passed even faster.  Didn't get as many pages read, but the book is getting good. Slightly more predictable than the earlier ones, but then again I think this is the 9th one I've read in a row.  They are still fun though.  Ditched the coffee for Diet Dr. Pepper and had some yummy butter & honey toast (g-free bread).  Onto hour 3!

More reading & I think I have two left on A Puzzling mini-challenge.  Brief break to deal with arguing boys, such fun.  Now I think I'm ready to head outside to my hammock and read without distractions for the next hour.

Lots of reading during hour 4, didn't make it to hammock but will during next hour. It's nice outside, cloudy but comfortable, perfect for the hammock.

Crappy hour for reading, but I finished my first book!  This hour I am headed out to the hammock with hopefully no interruptions!

Yay for hammock reading hour and for Allure sucking me in from the beginning.  I loved Conjure so I can't wait for more of Emma, Jack, Cooper & Ms. Delia's adventure.  Love the hoodoo aspect and I'm working on pronouncing Beaufort the SC way, LOL (everyone pronounces the NC Beaufort, which is where I live the SC way it seems)!

Hour 7 was sabotaged by cell phone issues.   Realized I hadn't heard from hunting husband and went to text him to check on him and found the phones not working.  Ugh!

Yay for another good reading hour.  Hour 8 was spent mostly reading.  Now a quick run to the grocery store for goodies for supper and I'll be back at it!

Mini-Challenges:
Introductory Questionnaire - complete (not a challenge, but it's a read-a-thon related post)
Book Tunes Mini-challenge - complete
A Puzzling mini-challenge  - complete
Mad Libs mini-challenge - complete
Mid-Event Survey - complete - see above
Best of 2013 mini-challenge - complete
Audio Book Dream Date mini-challenge - complete
Cheap Thrills mini-challenge - complete (my choice, The Skull Ring by Scott Nicholson, $2.99)
Bookish Travels mini-challenge - complete (my choice Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran)

2 comments:

Alysia A said...

Congrats! I saw your name as a door prize winner. Your doing amazing!

Alexa said...

Sounds like you are having fun! Happy reading

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