DEWEY’S REVERSE READATHON

DEWEY’S REVERSE READATHON

The Reverse Summer Readathon starts now! I love the 8pm – 8pm eastern set-up. I won’t be able to read the whole time because I will fall asleep, but there's nothing else on the calendar since we're stuck at home recovering from COVID. I’m prepared: I’ve got my snacks, I’ve got my books, plenty of coffee and water, and we'll order dinner tomorrow. I’ll be posting updates here but probably more on Twitter and Instagram. I might have started reading a little early today and already finished The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde this afternoon, which had been on my readathon tbr list. Opening Survey: What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Eastern OhioWhich book in your stack are you most looking forward to? Maybe Murder by the Book, a British Library Crime Classics anthology of short stories.Which snack are you most looking forward to? Cinnamon rolls with ice creamTell us a little something about yourself! I love mysteries.If you participated in...
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Sci-Fi Summer Readathon

Sci-Fi Summer Readathon

The Sci-Fi Summer Readathon starts tomorrow. Thanks, Michelle, for hosting again this year. From Season of Reading: Read-a-Thon dates: June 1 at 12:00am EDT until June 30 at 11:59pm EDT. Since science fiction is a very specific genre, this will be strictly reading science fiction during the event. However, since fantasy is so closely related to the genre (often grouped together), if you feel more comfortable reading fantasy, that is also fine. To check in on social media, the hashtag is #SciFiJune. I’m going to try to keep my updates below, but I’m also on Twitter and Instagram. My potential to-read list: Mai Tais for the Lost by Mia V. Moss Arkhangelsk by Elizabeth H. BonesteelThe City Inside by Samit BasuHer Majesty's Royal Coven by Juno DawsonA Desolation Called Peace by Arkady Martine Books Read: A Desolation Called Peace by Arkady Martine (review)Mai Tais for the Lost by Mia V. Moss (review)Fevered Star by Rebecca Roanhorse (review) ...
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Sci-Fi Summer Readathon

Sci-Fi Summer Readathon

The Sci-Fi Summer Readathon starts tomorrow. Thanks, Michelle, for hosting again this year. From Season of Reading: Read-a-Thon dates: June 1 at 12:00am EDT until June 30 at 11:59pm EDT. Since science fiction is a very specific genre, this will be strictly reading science fiction during the event. However, since fantasy is so closely related to the genre (often grouped together), if you feel more comfortable reading fantasy, that is also fine. To check in on social media, we’ll use our new hashtag #SciFiJune. I’m going to try to keep my updates below, but I’m also on Twitter and Instagram. My potential to-read list: Seven Deaths of an Empire by G.R. Matthews A Desolation Called Peace by Arkady MartineThe Echo Wife by Sarah GaileyThin Air by Richard K. MorganProject Hail Mary by Andy WeirDeath's End by Cixin Liu Books finished: Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir (review)Death’s End by Cixin Liu (review) ...
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Ho-Ho-Ho Readathon Challenge: Holiday Songs Crossword

Ho-Ho-Ho Readathon Challenge: Holiday Songs Crossword

I hope everyone's enjoying the Ho-Ho-Ho Readathon. Welcome to the Holiday Songs Crossword Challenge. You can enter in a few ways: print it out and take a photo of your completed puzzle and post in on Instagram or Twitter (tag me @carolsnotebook); share your answers in the comments section; or below the puzzle, there's a link to solve it on-line. Remember, the giveaway is only open to those participating in the readathon. I'll be giving away a $20 Amazon gift card or a book of your choice from the Book Depository to one random winner. Have fun! And the winner is Katherine!! Thanks for playing along everyone. ...
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Hour 11 Mini-Challenge: Around a Campfire

Autumn in Ohio is a perfect time to sit around a fire, roast 'smores, and chat. So for Hour 11's mini-challenge, pretend with me. You’re sitting by a campfire with some friends. The wind is blowing and the air is just getting that crisp feeling. Tell us: Who would be sitting around the fire with you?What are you listening to?What snacks would you have?We know you brought a book, which one is it?It’s your turn to tell a spooky story, which one is it going to be? Leave your answers or link in the comments. One random entry will win a $20 gift card from Amazon or a book of their choice up to $20 from The Book Depository. ...
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Bout of Books 28

Bout of Books 28 starts today! Here’s the info: The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 11th and runs through Sunday, May 17th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, Twitter chats, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 28 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. FROM THE BOUT OF BOOKS TEAM I’ll be keeping progress here. Challenges will generally be on twitter (@carolsnotebook). I’m hoping to also keep up with the photo-a-day on Instagram. I’m at @carolsnotebook. Monday: Read 36 pages in Rethinking Positive Thinking by Gabriele Oettingen. Tuesday: Read 108 pages in Rethinking Positive Thinking by Gabriele Oettingen. Wednesday: Read the final (not counting notes) 48 pages in Rethinking Positive Thinking by Gabriele Oettingen. Read 34 pages in Clammed Up by Barbara Ross. Listened to final 2 hrs 23...
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