Saturday, October 22, 2011

Dewey's Read-a-thon Hours 1-8

 1)Where are you reading from today?
        Wynnewood, PA, United States

 2)Three random facts about me…
 a) I've met my pages read goal for the year which was 10,000 pages.  That's thanks to my Kindle for speeding up my average reading speed!  Yay!
 b) I joined Eharmony again to try to meet someone.  I'm hopeful it'll work this time.  I only joined for three months!
c) I love to cook and bake on occasion and may be making thanksgiving dinner this year.  I can't wait!

3)How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours?
 I have 22 books on my TBR pile.  I've finished one so far!  Ten are kindle books and the rest traditional books.

4)Do you have any goals for the read-a-thon (i.e. number of books, number of pages, number of hours, or number of comments on blogs)?
 I'd like to finish a few books by the end of the readathon although I'm not planning on doing the whole 24 hours.  I didn't get up today until 10:30am since it's been a rough work week.  My goal is to do a few blogs and post on goodreads, Facebook, twitter, etc.

5)If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, any advice for people doing this for the first time?
 Take plenty of breaks and have some good snacks handy.  I took a lunch break to go to McDonalds and picked up some cookies and things at CVS.  I didn't prepare as much for this one which is usually good to do those preparations before the readathon starts!

So in the first few hours of the readathon I finished one book, Grimm's Fairy Stories.  It was very interesting to see how different the stories are from the ones I remember.  Next up I'm planning on reading a regular book since I read this one on my kindle.  I'm excited to get a few books finished and to update my pages read stats for bookcrossing later!  I hope everyone is having fun and happy reading to all!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-thon

     So I'm preparing for Saturday's 24 hour read-a-thon.  This time I don't have the need to cram into a short span because I've surpassed my reading goals for the year.  I'm just planning to enjoy myself and have fun.  Which means that I'm planning on getting up a few hours later than the normal start time.  My plans are to participate in about twelve hours of the read-a-thon.  I didn't get any snacks this time around but I'm hoping to just find stuff from around the house.  This read-a-thon is starting on Saturday, October 22 at 8 am in my area.   If you are interested in signing up for this read-a-thon you can go to the site at .

Here is the list of possible reads which I'm keeping track of on Goodreads:

Treasure Island  by Robert Lewis Stevenson 160 pages (Kindle)
Cinderella  by Henry W  Hewet 24 pages (Kindle)
Stuart Little by E.B. White  144 pages (Kindle)
Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom 192 pages (Kindle)
The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells 192 pages (Kindle)
For One More Day by Mitch Albom 197 pages (Kindle)
Elliot and the Goblin War by Jennifer A Nielsen 208 pages (Kindle)
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley 208 pages (Kindle)
February Flowers by Fan Wu 256 pages (Kindle)
The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau 270 pages
Mirror Mirror by Gregory Maguire 280 pages
Dancing on Sunday Afternoons by Linda Cardillo 288 pages (Kindle)
A Little Love Story by Roland Murillo 288 page (Kindle)
Wuthering Bite by Sarah Gray 362 pages
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire 372 pages
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 374 pages (Kindle)
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater 400 pages 
Wicked by Gregory Maguire 406 pages
The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne 432 pages
The Awakening and the Struggle by L.J. Smith 492 pages
Twilight by Stephanie Meyer 498 pages
Grimm's Fairy Stories by Jacob Grimm, Carl Ludwig 609 pages (Kindle)

Total Possible Pages: 6,652 

Good luck to everyone!  I'll be doing my usual updates on all the social sites and trying to participate as much as possible in the challenges.  I love winning free books! Happy Reading All!