Saturday, October 12, 2013

Readathon Updates and Challenges!

Happy Readathon everyone! I'll be putting all my readathon "stuff" here on this one post throughout the day today, with the newest update/thing/challenge/whatever at the top. It's going to be interesting attempt today! So here goes nothin'!

UPDATE HOUR... 16 I think!

So I went to Jenny's reception and did not read:

Jenny and Guy

A hot chocolate bar!

Handwritten quotes on all sorts of mugs!

But since being back, so far I've managed to get to 63% on Across a Star Swept Sea... and then I had to take another break because I just couldn't focus. I wish I could just relax, but I'm a little keyed up. And I don't feel much like reading. Bummer to suddenly not be in a mood to read while the readathon is still in full swing, you know!?

But, I'm going to give it another go now.


BEST OF MINI CHALLENGE from Lisa's World of Books

Best Romance Book of Your Reading Year: Blackmoore by Julianne Donaldson

Best YA Book of Your Reading Year: Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi

Best Non-Fiction Book of Your Reading Year: The World's Strongest Librarian by Josh Hanagarne

Best Sci-Fi Book of Your Reading Year: Fragments by DanWells

Best Fantasy Book of Your Reading Year: Poison Study by Maria V. Synder



1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired? I am sleepy but my eyes are fine since I haven't really been reading that much!

2) What have you finished reading? NOTHING! I have read 15 more % in Across a Star Swept Sea (this book is not as good as For Darkness Shows the Stars, dang it) and I read 11% in Tinkers, which turns out to not be a very good book for the readathon. BUT my daughter is almost done with I Am Not a Serial Killer, so that's cool.

3) What is your favorite read so far? Nothing is a favorite so far. Maybe I need to try something completely and totally different and very very easy...

4) What about your favorite snacks? We had homemade mac and cheese, and lots of caramel popcorn, and soon I'm going to be having wedding reception treats! That's enough food for now I'd say. 

5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love! I haven't yet, but I plan to get to that later tonight. I hope. Man, why does the day have to fly by so fast!? I hate that.


What I’m reading now: Across a Star Swept Sea

How many page read since last update: 12 %

How many pages read total: 12 %

Books finished since last update: no finished books yet

How many minutes/hours read since last update: I've probably only read an hour total! FAIL!

What we are listening to: Hans Zimmer Pandora Station

What we are eating: just had some waffles!

Distractions: sleepy, breakfast, shower, family, many many things



1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? UTAH!

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? I'm looking forward to finishing Across the Star Swept Sea. I'm starting at about 20% into it, so here's hoping I can finish it and move on to even more books!

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? Caramel Popcorn, which has turned into a readathon tradition around here. However, I didn't have time to make it yesterday, so we'll see if it even happens!

4) Tell us a little something about yourself! So, I went to the Josh Groban concert last night! I stood in the fangirl line afterwards and met his violinist and then got a good glimpse at Josh himself, but didn't "meet" him or get him to sign anything. Then I slept over at my mom's house so I could take my sister to the airport this morning and I have just returned home form all that adventure. We got about four hours of sleep, but I heard the freaking clock chime every single one of those hours, so... not sure if I even slept at all. So, this readathon should be interesting!

A picture from last night that I had to share:

5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to? It's been awhile since I've been able to participate, and so I'm looking forward to it! I won't do anything very different since I know not to stress about any of it and just have fun doing whatever feels right! 

Happy reading everyone! I'll be here all day!


  1. Happy Reading! I am just getting moving--1.5 hours late. Oh well, no stress right? :)

  2. Ooh Josh Groban- voice of an angel! You just have fun and read however much you can--it's about getting together with the community and sharing a love of books. Enjoy!

  3. I really didn't like For Darkness Shows the Stars so I don't plan on continuing with the series and it sounds like that was a good decision.

    Happy reading, I would say just try something else entirely!

  4. I hope that you are having lots of fun! Your snacks sound yummy.

  5. Hey! How are you?!? Okay, so this post tells me, but I feel like I haven't SEEN you in ages. :) The food sounds divine! I hope things slow down for you later on tonight!

    Well, I thought I'd crawl out of my book cave long enough to do a little blog hopping and I had to stop in and say hi. :) Good luck tonight!

  6. That's a FANTASTIC reception, and what cute mugs those are. :) Hey, you've got some good progress done. Happy reading, Suey.

  7. The receptions looks like a lot of fun! I hope you enjoyed it and the reading you were able to fit in too :)

  8. It sounds like an interesting series. I will check it out

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  9. AH! I wanted to go to Jenny and Guy's reception, but spaced it!! Grrr!



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