Readathin

Readathin

Readathin starts today. It's my first time participating. It should be fun. The hosts are Amanda from A Court Of Books And Love & Donna from Momsbookcollection.  Readathin is a month long readathon that is held in February, May, August, and November every year. The goal for Readathin is to “thin” out your TBRs. While you can read any books you have on your TBR, the main purpose of the readathon is to read books from your physical TBR (or eTBR since we all know those can get out of hand as well). During February your goal is to read as many books that you already own as you can! Take the time to enjoy the books, but also make sure you’re working on your physical TBR. And there are challenges, but you don't have to do them all. You don’t have to do any of the challenges if you don’t want to. There's also an Instagram challenge. I'm so terrible at those,...
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Sci-Fi Summer Readathon

Sci-Fi Summer Readathon

The Sci-Fi Summer Readathon starts today. Thanks, Michelle, for hosting again this year. From Season of Reading: Read-a-Thon dates: Saturday, June 1 at 12:00am CDT until Friday, June 14 at 11:59pm CDT. 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 As usual, you do not have to have a blog to participate…feel free to link up and check in from Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, etc. I’m going to try to keep my updates below, but I’m also on Twitter and Instagram. I'm starting the readathon with The Consuming Fire by John Scalzi on audio and The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas on my Kindle. Saturday, June 1: Listened to about 20 minutes of The Consuming Fire. I had to finish the end of the audio...
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The Big Game’s On Read-a-thon

The Big Game’s On Read-a-thon

For a change, it's just David and me for the Super Bowl tonight. Which means while he watches the game, I can read. So, I get to join in on Jenn's The Big Game's On Read-a-thon. The details: No rules, no guidelines, just readNo start/end times, just read at your leisure.Mini-challenges will be created to break up your reading time. Participating in these challenges is not mandatory, but you will be eligible for a number of great prizes! I have three chapters to catch up on in Don Quixote. After that, I think I'm going to start The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths. I've also got The Voice of the Violin ready on audio so I can get some laundry/cleaning done for a couple of hours before the game. We've got food planned. We're having shrimp tacos, potato chips and dip, and brownies. Finished: I read the three chapter in Don Quixote I wanted to. I listened to about an hour of The Voice of...
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FrightFall Wrap-up

FrightFall Wrap-up

The FrightFall Readathon technically ended Monday, but the post-readathon ended yesterday. The one main "rule" of FrightFall is that you must read at least ONE scary book (which can be a thriller, mystery, Gothic novel, or similar for those who are faint of heart). Here are all the scary, thriller and mystery books I read this month. I am not big into horror, so most of mine really aren't that scary. Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury "The Diary of a Madman" by Guy de Maupassant Peril at End House by Agatha Christie The Lady in the Cellar by Sinclair McKay We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson From Russia with Love by Ian Fleming Cherringham #1-3 by Matthew Costello and Neil Richards Hallowe'en Party by Agatha Christie After the Funeral by Agatha Christie The Mysterious Mr. Quin by Agatha Christie Death and Dancing Footman by Ngaio Marsh Cherringham #4-6 by Matthew Costello and Neil Richards ...
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FrightFall Readathon

FrightFall Readathon

The FrightFall Readathon starts today. This is pretty much the only time of year I read horror, or even slightly scary books. Michelle at Seasons of Reading is our hostess. We started today at 12:00am central time and end at 11:59pm central time on October 31st. From Michelle's post: Just remember...the one main "rule" of FrightFall is that you must read at least ONE scary book (which can be a thriller, mystery, Gothic novel, or similar for those who are faint of heart). Since we are doing a month-long, I hope you will indulge the scary a bit more, but that is entirely up to you. It is all about the reading after all. I have We Have Always Lived in the Castle on my list for this month. It fits for this readathon, and it's my Classic Club dare book. I'm also joining in on Something Wicked This Way Comes read-along at Castle Macabre, but I probably won't stick with the schedule. I'm...
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Sci-Fi Summer Readathon

Sci-Fi Summer Readathon

The Sci-Fi Summer Readathon starts today. Thanks, Michelle, for hosting again this year. From Season of Reading: Read-a-Thon dates: Friday, June 1 at 12:00am CDT until Thursday, June 14 at 11:59pm CDT. 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 As usual, you do not have to have a blog to participate...feel free to link up and check in from Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, etc. I'm going to try to keep my updates below, but I'm also on Twitter and Instagram. I'm starting off with Lock In by John Scalzi on audio and probably The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein in print. Friday: Listened to about an hour of Lock In (Sci-fi/Mystery). Read 10 pages of The Gray House...
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