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

Opening Meme!

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?

Mount Airy, North Carolina - EST time zone

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

Dengeki Daisy, vol. 1 which I've been saving for the Read-A-Thon since it arrived at my house in late September.

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

The colcannon!  I don't know what it is about this Irish mix of potatoes and cabbage - because, really, there should be nothing exciting about those two ingredients - but it is so delicious and creamy! Probably all that butter...

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

I love to read!  The read-a-thon is a wonderfully official excuse to lock the rest of the world out for a whole day and night so I can disappear into my books.  My husband is super-supportive of the read-a-thon and always does a great job entertaining our son. They often join me in reading for an hour or so throughout the day.  I love it when they do this!!

5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? 

I have a wider variety of comfort foods available this time. Also I have a book on mp3 to listen to if I start to feel like a prisoner in my reading area!

Friday, October 17, 2014

It's Read-A-Thon time again!!

Dewey's 24-Hour Read-A-Thon starts tomorrow - for me at 8 AM sharp.  I am SO pumped!!  I have 4 manga books I've been saving for this, plus a couple non-fiction books to challenge myself with, and of course several romances of which I'll probably devour two!

Food this time is split pea soup, colcannon, celery and carrot sticks, and Slow Cooker Root Beer BBQ Chicken for the boys, which I've never tried before, but it looks super easy: