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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-thon

Good morning Readers!  I am a little late getting going this morning.  I went to an event last night at our local library - Bingo in the Books - and had a little too much wine to drink. . . That and allergies have brought about a little headache this morning.  We did have a good time last night though and raised money to refurbish the computer lab at our library.

I picked up a stack of books yesterday from the library in addition to a stack of TBR's that I have here at home.  I wanted a good variety as I never know what I am going to be in the mood to read.  Here are the books that I can choose from today:

The lure of song and magic / Patricia Rice.                        5/19/2017
The book of summers / Emylia Hall.                                 5/19/2017
I hunt killers / by Barry Lyga.                                    5/19/2017
The young world / by Chris Weitz.                                  5/19/2017
The dressmaker : a novel / Kate Alcott.                            5/19/2017
Shine shine shine / Lydia Netzer.                                  5/19/2017
The after wife : a novel / Gigi Levangie Grazer.                   5/19/2017
The lost ones / Ace Atkins.                                        5/19/2017
Home sweet home / April Smith.                                     5/19/2017
Lady Midnight[sound recording (CD)] / Cassandra Clare.      
A Curious Beginning/Veronica Speedwell
What Could Possibly Go Wrong?/Jodi Taylor
Vanishing Girls/Lauren Oliver
In the After/Demitria Lunetta
In the End/Demitria Lunetta
So you can see, I have a huge variety to choose from - Some SF, Mystery, YA, Romance, Paranormal -  Now if I can just get my head to ease a little more. . . 

So for the opening survey questions - 
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
Probably What Could Possibly Go Wrong? - this is book 6 in the St. Mary's Chronicles and I have really enjoyed the first 5.

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Pretzels and chip dip!

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I have 3 kids with a grandson due this summer!  I have a 12 year old still at home, who is going to enjoy playing xbox today because mom will be busy reading and not minding that he is keeping busy!  I work at an elementary school library as an aide and also sub at our public library in the children's services department.

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 have participated in a few of the read-a-thons, but can't remember the last one I was able to due.  I am just going to take breaks as I need them today - one of which will be a soccer game in about an hour!

Happy Reading everyone!

Update - Hour 16
Okay - so didn't actually start reading until about hour 5.  Attended a bone chilling cold soccer game this morning (we won!) - but was so cold that couldn't really feel my legs on the walk back to the car.  

Came home and went into my 3 season room in front of my heater and curled up and started to read.  Promptly fell asleep - attributing it to the effect of the cold wearing me out!  lol.  My husband took a very unflattering picture of me sleeping so he could tease me about my "reading" afternoon.  

At this point I have finished my first book - Lure of Song and Magic by Patricia Rice.  My husband is now asleep in  his chair and my son is playing xBox.  He is not going to like it when I tell him it is time for him to go to bed.  

On to book 2 -   I think it will be I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga.


bermudaonion said...

Last night's event sounds like a lot of fun. Good luck today!

Vicki said...

Good luck with the read-a-thon Kristi!


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