Sunday, October 19, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (Oct. 20)

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a fun weekly meme that is hosted by Shelia at Book Journeyin which we share what we've read and reviewed and what we plan on reading in the coming week.

It's been almost 2 months since I last did one of these, so forgive me if some of the lists are a little long.

Book finished since my last post on Sept. 1:
• The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out a Window and Disappeared
• Under the Wide and Starry Sky (reading of the book made me want to read Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde)
• The Martian
• Big Little Lies
• The Guns of August
• The Invention of Wings
• The Story Hour
• Wuthering Heights (book club read; re-read)
• The Children Act
• All the Light We Cannot See
• The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
• The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
• Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
• Bridge to Haven
• The Rosie Effect

Book reviews posted:

Books I hope to finish this week:
• A Sudden Light
• Veronica Mars The Thousand Dollar Tan Line

Books I hope to work on this week:
• Lawrence in Arabia
• The Woman in White
• The Count of Monte Cristo
• Five Days at Memorial
• Anna and the French Kiss
• Delicious!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

#readathon Update No. 2

Another quick update

Total hours read: 6
Pages read: 402
Books completed: 1
How I am feeling: Groggy and a bit hungry, but I am going to have some yougurt and a Coke.

Be around in about 5 hours.

#readathon Update No. 1

Here is a quick update:

Hours read: 3
Pages read: 290
Books read:  Still working on the first book, but I should have the book done within about 30 min
How I am feeling: a bit tired and needing some breakfast (will get some when I finish Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde)

#readathon Opening Meme

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?  I am reading from Abbotsford, BC

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? I really don't know at this point, but probably Lawrence in Arabia

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?  Anything with caffeine at this point 

4) Tell us a little something about yourself! This is my 2nd time doing the fall session of this; I have done mainly the one in April

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?  I think that if I need to sleep, I get some sleep; not counting on staying up the full 24 hours this time around.  But I think if there is one thing I will do differently is that I won't blog as much.

Friday, October 17, 2014

#readathon Books

I have been looking towards this for the last little while.  I hope that I can survive the 24 time span, either reading or doing reading type things (I have to volunteer in my church library tomorrow evening), but I will do my best.

Here are the books that I hope to read:
• Bridge to Haven
• Five Days at Memorial
• Lawrence in Arabia
• Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
• The Woman in White
• The Count of Monte Cristo

I'll probably add a couple more, but at this point these are the books that I hope to concentrate on.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Write On Reveiw-a-thon Sign up

Write On Review-a-Thon

The Write On review-a-thon is a monthly event created and hosted by Brianna at The Book Vixen. It’s 2 days dedicated to getting reviews done, whether you have one review to write or 30+. This edition of the review-a-thon takes place all day Saturday, September 27th and Sunday, September 28th . Let’s get those reviews done!

I have a number of book reviews that I need to catch-up on and I know that I am not the only one that is behind.  This is how I am planning on getting caught up with the ones that I have remaining.  If you are behind, I would recommend that you join and get caught up with those reviews.

Review-a-Thon Details:

  • Reviews can be of the written variety or in video format.
  • This event is not limited to book reviews. If you write/vlog reviews for movies, super cool gadgets, or anything else, you are welcome to participate.
  • To participate, create a post on your blog with a list of reviews you need to complete. Don’t forget to grab the official blurb (above) and event button (grab code below). If you don’t have a blog, you can announce your intent to participate via social media (Twitter, Facebook, Google+, etc.) with a link back to this sign up post so others can join in as well.
  • Add the DIRECT LINK to your sign up post to the linky found at the end of this post. The sign up linky will be open until 11:55 pm PDT on 9/27.
  • On 9/27, get working on those reviews!
  • There will be a wrap-up post linky here on The Book Vixen on 9/29.


I am going to try to get caught up with the remaining 10 reviews that I haven't published on my blog.

FrightFall Readathon Sign-Up and Goals

Having a few gothic novels to read is giving me the excuse to sign up for this.  While I have things up this week, I do have some time to get in some reading and why not with some gothic/horror?

My plans for this coming week are to:
• complete Wuthering Heights and Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
• start the Dean Koontz book that I have requested from the library
• work on The Woman in White (might have to start it all over again, as it has been awhile since I last read it)

If you do wish to join up, you can sign up here.  Hope you can join.
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