Ho-Ho-Ho Readathon

Ho-Ho-Ho Readathon

The Ho-Ho-Ho Readathon starts today and runs through November 30. That's 12 days of reading holiday or winter themed books. Mine will probably mostly be mysteries. Nothing beats a good country house mystery where the party is snowed in for the holidays. If you want to join in, head over to the sign up post at Caffeinated Reviewer. There will be challenges and prizes. I'll keep my updates here, with (hopefully) links to my reviews. I'm also on twitter and instagram. The hashtag is #HoHoHoRAT. Books finished: The Diva Wraps It Up by Krista DavisThe Hour of Death by Jane Willan ...
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24 Hour Readathon

24 Hour Readathon

It’s the day! I probably won't actually be reading much today. We're going out to lunch with my mom and my husband and I are going out to dinner for our anniversary. I’ll be trying to update this post throughout the day/night. I’m also on Twitter and Instagram. And stop back here at hour 11 for a mini-challenge. Opening Survey: 1)What fine part of the world are you reading from today? I am in eastern Ohio. The Readathon started at 8:00 a.m., but I started at about 11:00 am. I slept in. We were playing board games until about 2:00 am yesterday. 2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? I'm reading a couple seasonal books today: Lady's Audley's Secret and The Haunting of Hill House. 3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? Not much really. I have some chocolate chip cookies to bake and some saltines and Amerian cheese. We're going out to eat twice so I'm not sure how many...
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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. I’m prepared: I’ve got my snacks, I’ve got my books, I’ve got food for meals and plenty of coffee and pop. Updates will be here at the blog, instagram (@carolsnotebook), or twitter (@carolsnotebook) or none of the above if I forget to post. I’m in the middle of Who Killed Patrick? by Syl Waters on my Kindle and The Dark Forest by Cixin Liu on audio, so I’m starting with those. 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 Without a Brew by Ellie AlexanderWhich snack are you most looking forward to? Jalapeno poppersTell us a little something about yourself! I love mysteries, which sometimes makes my husband nervous.If you participated in...
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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: June 1 at 12:00am CDT until June 30 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. I’m going to try to keep my updates below, but I’m also on Twitter and Instagram. Books Finished: Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan; finished June 8, reviewBishop to Queen by Lexy Wolfe; finished June 10, review coming in JulyFinder by Suzanne Palmer; finished June 15, reviewThe Caledonian Gambit by Dan Moren; finished June 22, review"Pilot Error" by Dan Moren; finished June 22A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine; finished June 22 ...
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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon

Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon

It's the day! And I don't work tomorrow. And I don't have anywhere to go today. So it's time to read. I'll be trying to update this post throughout the day/night. I'm also on Twitter and Instagram. Opening Survey: 1)What fine part of the world are you reading from today? And what time is it where you are? I am in eastern Ohio. The Readathon started at 8:00 a.m., but I'm starting at 10:00. I slept in a bit. 2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? I don't really have much of a game plan, but my Classics Club spin book is supposed to be delivered this afternoon, so I might read a bit of that. 3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? I have an apple turnover to bake. And we're ordering delivery or pick-up for dinner, which is about as exciting as food gets around here lately. Am I the only one who's tired...
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24in48 Readathon: Social Distancing Edition

24in48 Readathon: Social Distancing Edition

Since most of us are stuck in our houses this weekend, I'm happy for the 24 in 48 Readathon, http://24in48.com. No prizes, no challenges, just book, food and connecting on-line. I'm starting today with an audio, Murder on Aston Place by Victoria Thompson. I'm here, on instagram, and maybe twitter. The links are on the sidebar. Our hashtag is #stayhome24in48. All in all, I read for about 15 hours. I finished one book A Thoughtful Woman by K.T. Findlay and am more than halfway through both Murder on Aston Place by Victoria Thompson and Murder on the QE2 by Jessica Fletcher and Donald Bain. ...
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