Friday, April 17, 2015

Read-A-Thon Game Plan

It's that time of year again!!!  The bi-annual Dewey's 24-Hour Read-A-Thon is April 25th.  For me, it starts at 8 AM, and I've got my game plan ready.  This year, I even have a theme (sort of)!

I'm alternating my ebook titles with graphic novels.  My food choices are recipes from e-cookbooks as well!  And I always have an audio title to turn to if I need to get up and move around.

My rewards books are books I REALLLLLY want to read and are there if I read everything else on my list:

1Hollywood on TapRewards:The Darkest Touch
2More Starlight to Your HeartTo Wed a Wild Lord
3Captured by the Pirate LairdFour Nights with a Duke
4Saga, vol. 3Willing Sacrifice
5The Governess AffairLight My Fire
6Y: The Last Man
7+Reward Book
Audio:Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Food options:
35 Italian Recipes for Your Slow CookerEscarole & Cannellini Italian Soup
Spinach Risottoprobably this one
Asparagus & Parmesan Risotto
Pasta Fazool
Crab & Corn Pasta
Incredibly Delicious Vegetarian Recipes from the Mediterranean RegionBeetroot & Carrot Soup
Turkish Beet Salad with Yogurtprobably this one
Carrot Salad
Cucumber Salad

Sunday, October 19, 2014

End of Event Meme

  • Which hour was most daunting for you?
    • Hour 17 - my eyes started to burn
  • Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
    • The Dengeki Daisy series was quite interesting with multiple story layers
  • Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
    • I know we were stretched thin with Cheerleaders so I think next time, I want to be a cheerleader!
  • What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
    • The addition of a Goodreads group was awesome. I'm going to look through all their posts today, and maybe next year I'll focus there exclusively!
  • How many books did you read?
    • I finished a total of 5 - and got well into 3 others
  • What were the names of the books you read?
    • Finished:
      • Miss Wonderful by Loretta Chase
      • Dengeki Daisy, vol. 1 by Kyousuke Motomi
      • Uprooting Racism by Paul Kivel
      • Dengeki Daisy, vol. 2 by Kyousuke Motomi
      • Give Him the Slip by Geralyn Dawson
    • Didn't finish (yet):
      • The Dragon's Triangle by Charles Berlitz
      • Miranda by M.C. Beaton
      • A Rom Of One's Own by Virginia Woolf
  • Which book did you enjoy most?
    • Uprooting Racism by Paul Kivel
  • Which did you enjoy least?
    • A Room of One's Own - apparently Hour 17 was not the best time to start a Virginia Woolf book. :-)
  • If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
    • I want to be a cheerleader next year!
  • How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
    • Oh, I'm definitely participating in April! And, as previously mentioned, I want to "up" my participation to Cheerleader level.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Readathon Mini-Challenge: The Pet Parade!

For the Pet Parade challenge, here's Kaylee, our chihuahua-terrier mix, wondering why we're up so late!

And two more...

Another two books read, for a total of five now:
Dengeki Daisy, vol. 2 by Kyousuke Motomi
Give  Him the Slip by Geralyn Dawson

Uprooting Racism by Paul Kivel

Another book finished for the Read-A-Thon!  This book was excellent - everyone should at least read his chapters on White Benefits, Middle Class Privilege and The Cost of Racism to White People.  Inspiring and deeply thought-provoking as well as practical.

Hour 6: Name your Read-A-Thon

My read-a-thon name pulled from my read and TBR pile: The Wonderful Red Daisy Happy Battle Read-A-Thon!

Quotable Quotes Mini Challenge

My favorite quote from today's reading so far:

“I have always believed that anyone who must violate the law to achieve his purposes must lack either intelligence or imagination, probably both.”
― Miss Wonderful by Loretta Chase

Shelfie Challenge!

Here's my own-but-never-read TBR shelfie!

2 Books Done!

Miss Wonderful by Loretta Chase - Regency historical romance - ♥♥♥♥
Dengeki Daisy by Kyousuke Motomi - shojo manga - ♥♥♥♥

Hour 1 Mini Challenge

Fig and Thistle Mini Challenge - Coffee or Tea?  I'm absolutely Team CS Lewis for Tea!  #TeamCSLewis