Sunday Morning Coffee

I’m waking up early again, thanks to my new schedule (more on that tomorrow) and thanks to that, sleeping in on the weekends looks more like 7am than 10am these days. Let’s face it, I could never sleep very late. So here I am, coffee in hand — Sprouts Mexican dark roast, listening to a romance novel (When Beauty Tamed the Beast by Eloisa James), putting together a list. It’s been a little while so I’ve got a few things I think you’ll enjoy.

Readathon – April 2017

 

It’s time for Dewey’s Read-A-Thon! I’m keeping track of my progress here and posting on Twitter and maybe a little on Instagram whenever there is an update.

Scroll down for mini-challenges.

Here’s the physical stack. I’ve got a few more on my Kindle and a couple of audiobooks.

Goals: 1000 pages. I had a LOT of holds waiting for me at the library, many of which I’d been waiting months for. A lot of them are new or popular so I won’t be able to renew and it would be great to finish a couple of those.

Pages read: 617
Titles finished during Read-A-Thon: 2

Reading:
The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante (252pgs – Finished)
Beast by Brie Spangler (305pgs – Finished)
Fables #1 (60pgs)

Updates

7:00am – Stayed in bed a little longer this morning, but started listening to an audiobook around 6:45, as soon as my alarm went off. I’ve got hosting duties in a few hours so it’ll probably be audio only this morning 👍

10:00 – Hosting and listening to TSoaNN 😊

11:19 – Hosting duties are done for the day! I’ve got a mini-challenge later and a few things to take care of before that happens, but I think I’m going to start another book soon just to mix it up a little.

1:00pm – Finished listening to a chunk of TSoaNN and found a good place to stop so I can move on to something else for a bit. Starting History of Wolves. I just picked it up off the shelf at the library yesterday because I liked the cover, and then the description sounded great. Starting it now.

4:30 – I lied. Haven’t started History of Wolves. Finished TSoaNN instead. WOW, that’s a book. If you haven’t jumped on the Neapolitan quartet, seriously, do it now!

1:30am – Headache derailed my plans a bit today so most of my reading was listening. Still worked out okay. Beast is pretty good, but I sort of wish I hadn’t known the twist going in. Also read a little of Fables #1 and I’m going to take that to bed. This is my last update for the night.

Mini Challenges

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Norman, Oklahoma
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? The one I’m reading now is pretty good, but probably History of Wolves.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? I’ve got the makings of a great cheese and fruit plate.
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I ghostwrite romances.
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? How many readathons is this for me? A lot. Today I’m just enjoying the reading while taking care of hosting and mini-challenge duties.

Readathon! Fall 2016

 

It’s time for Dewey’s Read-A-Thon! I’m keeping track of my progress here and posting on Twitter and maybe a little on Instagram whenever there is an update.

Scroll down for mini-challenges.

Goals: Read as many of these poetry titles as I can, maybe finish The Fiery Cross, read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone because I’m paying a $0.10 fine for keeping it today. Yeah, yeah.

Pages read: 320
Titles finished during Read-A-Thon: 1

Reading:
The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon – on page 840 at start (140pgs–FINISHED)
Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling (180pgs)

Updates

7:00am – Getting started bright and early after a good night of sleep. This might be a Readathon first for me as far as the sleep goes. I’ve made some tea and I’m cozied up on my couch, reading a little of The Fiery Cross to start the day. 

7:25 – Umm, too cold. Back under the covers, listening to The Fiery Cross.

10:20 – Dozed a bit here and there after breakfast and listening to more of The Fiery Cross. Think I’m going to get into Harry Potter or one of the poetry books to break things up a little.

4:00pm – Finished The Fiery Cross instead of moving on to something else. Glad to have that completed. I think I’ll check out some mini-challenges and then get back to another book.

6:00 – My brother was in town so I went to see him and his wife and kids for a bit and now I’m back home. Taking a break for a while because I feel like it 🙂

8:00 – Listening to Mindy Kaling’s Why Not Me? because why not?

Sunday
12:00pm – Still reading because I went to bed at a decent hour last night. I’ve let this be a two day event in the past. I’ll update later with what I’ve accomplished. Almost done with Why Not Me?

Opening Meme

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Norman, Oklahoma
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? It’s the Truffle Pig again. It has become my Readathon treat.
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I am a ghostwriter and I have written 18 novels.
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? This is my 15th readathon and all I’m doing this time around is reading. Giving myself a chance to take a nap if I need it. Possibly meeting my brother for dinner? We’ll see about that. Just going to get up and do some things around the house to keep things fresh and not get bored. And I am committing to doing some yoga during the day.