Friday 56, #67

It’s time for  Friday 56!  It’s a book meme hosted by Freda at Freda’s Voice. Be sure to visit her blog if you would like to participate.

From Freda’s Voice The Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader  (If you have to improvise, that’s okay.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post in the Linky at Friday 56. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple!

Here’s my contribution:

Another really twee book. This one is sort of like an activity book for adults. This activity wants you to make a timeline of your life and reflect on it. And I’m not sure I want to see that mess.

Do you enjoy activity books? Do these types of books help jump start your creativity? Would you buy this one? Let me know in the comments below. And be sure to leave a link to your Friday 56 so I can visit your blog.

Happy reading, y’all!

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It’s Monday, What are YOU Reading?

Monday – What are you reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. It’s a great post to organize yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment, and add to that ever growing/teetering TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date.

Currently Reading:

 

I’m a person who reads more than one book at once, so this is really the two main books I’m reading right now. I’ve also have a historical romance novel (Beauty Like the Night) that I’m reading after lights out. I love that I can read at night with all the lights in the house off thanks to Kindle and eBooks.

Currently Watching:

We are currently binging on Parks and Rec on Netflix, WestWorld and Barry on HBO.

Currently Listening:

I’m still listening to various podcasts. But I really do need to listen to an audio book or two this week. I have a bunch saved on an app on my phone that I need to listen to soon.

 

What are you reading, watching, or listening to this week? Let me know in the comments below. Happy reading, y’all!

 

Friday 56, #66

It’s time for  Friday 56!  It’s a book meme hosted by Freda at Freda’s Voice. Be sure to visit her blog if you would like to participate.

From Freda’s Voice The Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader  (If you have to improvise, that’s okay.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post in the Linky at Friday 56. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple!

Here’s my contribution:

This book is all about the pretty. I love pretty pictures of flowers and that’s why I bought it. And it’s what I would want my journal to look like if I had, you know, artistic talent. But I don’t,  so I buy books like this and wish I could draw and paint!

Based off either page, would you buy this book? Or visit any of the hot springs listed? Not gonna lie, I think I might have to add one or two to my list of things to do this summer. Is it just too twee for you? Let me know what you think about the book, and be sure to add a link to your Friday 56.

Happy reading, y’all!

April 2018 Wrap-Up

Stats:

Total Books Read: 12

Number of Pages: 3,731

Written by Men: 1

Written by Women: 11

Diverse Authors: 0

Nonfiction: 0

Fiction: 12

Paperback: 2

Hardback: 1

eBooks/Kindle: 9

Library Books: 9

Audio books: 0

Rereads: 0

Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon: 4 Click here to see the Wrap-Up.

DNF: 0

Favorite Book: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Books Purchased/#BookHaul!:
It was a banner month for free books. I won a paperback copy of The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry from #GoodReadsGiveaway. I’m so excited because I never win anything. the others in the stack I purchased.

 

 

 

 

 

The first of two free audio Books from AudioBooksSync. Click on the link to find out how you can get in on this.

 

 

 

 

 

All nine free books from AmazonCrossing to celebrate World Book Day.

 

 

 

Challenges to Date:

GoodReads: 68/75

BookRiot Read Harder 2017: 1

#ReadMyOwnDamnBooks:   2

Bookish Posts:

Countdown to Dewey’s

National Bookmobile Day

My Quickie Book Reviews:

The Long and Faraway Gone 

So, that’s my reading life in April. How was your April? Let me know in the comments below. Happy reading!

Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon Wrap-Up

Another successful Dewey’s 24 hr Readathon is done. Here are my stats

Read three books and 1/2 of the last for a total of 909 pages. Which is far short of my official goal of 10,000 pages. I think I was a bit ambitious……

Here are the books:

 

This cover is the just eyerollingly  awful.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I participated in two reading sprints on GoodReads. And also the Scavenger Hunt on GoodReads. Such fun! I hope they do this in October.

I manged to read for 21.5 hours. My eyes were just to blurry and tired to gut it out.

So how was your readathon? Did you meet your goals? Let me know in the comments.

Dewey’s 24-Hour-Readthon Updates

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-ThonHour 0 (6 am MDT): Here it is the beginning of the readathon and I forgot to set a page goal for myself. So, here it is for this readthon is 10,000 pages.

Good Luck All!

The opening meme:

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Salt Lake City, Utah
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? The Burning Page & The Lost Plot by Genevieve Cogman
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? The big flat white coffee my man will fetch me from Starbucks later on today.
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! This is my fifth Dewey’s Readathon.
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? I think allow myself to take a nap or two in the wee small hours of the morning.

Closing Survey!

1. Which hour was most daunting for you? Hour 19-ish is the most difficult. The words start blurring and I have to move around to stay awake.
2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read! The Black Hawk by Joanna Bourne, Margaret the First by Danielle Dutton, A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, & The Burning Page by Genevieve Cogman (Only about 1/2 way thorugh this last one.)
3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners? Nothing specific. Just read stuff that you love.
4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you smile? Someone bringing me a big coffee late in the day.
5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep? I’ll be back for the October readathon!

The Friday 56: #65

It’s time for  Friday 56!  It’s a book meme hosted by Freda at Freda’s Voice. Be sure to visit her blog if you would like to participate.

From Freda’s Voice The Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader  (If you have to improvise, that’s okay.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post in the Linky at Friday 56. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple!

Here’s my contribution:

Wow. Any communal picnics held by members of the Donner Party is…off putting.

Would you read this novel based off the above? Let me know in the comments below what you think and if you’ll read it. Be sure to leave your link to Friday 56 so I can visit your blog.

Happy Reading, y’all!