#WordlessWednesday: Here Comes #Readathon

I have to skip the Fall edition of Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon this Saturday, so I thought I’d collage some Mini-Challenge photos from last Spring.

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WW: #Readathon Weekend in Pictures

WW: #Readathon Weekend in Pictures

This week is a “Wild Card” Wordless Wednesday, so we get to post photos of whatever we like! I like that I was able to participate in this past weekend’s 24-Hour Readathon—I got in close to 10 hours of reading altogether, plus tweeting and updating. I summarized my Readathon activity in a Storified Sunday Salon post; here, it’s condensed even more, in pictures. An InLinkz Link-up Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address […]

Sunday Salon: Readathon Wrap-up

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Mid-Event Readathon Meme

Mid-Event Survey 1.What are you reading right now? Just finished Clever Girl by Tessa Hadley 2.How many books have you read so far? I’ve finished two. My plan was to try to finish books I’d previously started. 3.What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? I’m hoping to finish The Book Thief, which I’ve had to pick up and put down multiple times this year. 4.Did you have […]

Spring Readathon–The Opening Bell

It’s 5 AM in Southern California. I just got out of bed and went straight to my reading chair in the loft, where I’ll be starting out my Readathon day with Kaui Hart Hemmings’ The Possibilities, joined in progress (I’m on Chapter 13). All of my books today will be “joined in progress,” actually. My goal for the day is to finish books–I’m aiming for two, possibly three–or at least make further headway with books […]

Booked Up on Saturday: It’s #Readathon Time!

Booked Up on Saturday: It’s #Readathon Time!

I held off on committing for the longest time, but this is my official Declaration of Intent to participate in the Spring 2014 edition of Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon this Saturday, April 26. My participation will be fairly casual because I didn’t clear my calendar for the day, but here’s my general plan: Get up and read for a couple of hours (my local start time is 5 AM), posting brief updates here and on Twitter […]

Book Talk: *The Wilder Life*, by Wendy McClure

Book Talk: *The Wilder Life*, by Wendy McClure

The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie Wendy McClure Riverhead Hardcover (2011) (ISBN 1594487804 / 9781594487804) Nonfiction (memoir/literature), 352 pages Source: ARC from publisher (pub date 4/14/11) Reason for reading: Review copy; 24-Hour Readathon, Spring 2011 Opening Lines: “I was born in 1867 in a log cabin in Wisconsin and maybe you were, too. We lived with our family in the Big Woods, and then we all […]

Sunday Salon: The End of the Readathon

Sunday Salon: The End of the Readathon

Today’s Sunday Salon will wrap up my participation in yesterday’s 24-Hour Readathon with my completion of the End-of-Event Survey: 1. Which hour was most daunting for you? I flagged around Hour 11 or so; after I finished my cheerleading shift, it was a bit challenging to get back into reading mode and I kept fighting off the urge to take a nap! Hours 18-21 (11 PM-1:45 AM local time) went surprisingly well, thanks to a […]

Halfway There: Spring Readathon Update #2

Well, it’s past halfway, I’m afraid, and I’m late with the Mid-Event Survey, but I didn’t want to post an update until I actually finished a book! 1. What are you reading right now? I just finished The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie by Wendy McClure. I think I’ll switch to fiction next: Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok.  2. How many books have you read so far? Just one, […]

Start Me Up: Spring Readathon Update #1

Start Me Up: Spring Readathon Update #1

It’s 5 AM Pacific time – opening bell for the Spring 2011 24-Hour Readathon! I have never lasted through the entire 24 hours, and I don’t expect things to be any different this time, but it’s always fun to see just how long I make it! I will be spending most of the day – and into the night – here: But that chair’s in the same room as the TV, so there will probably […]

Book Talk: *The Chosen One*, by Carol Lynch Williams

Book Talk: *The Chosen One*, by Carol Lynch Williams

The Chosen One: A Novel Carol Lynch Williams St. Martin’s Griffin (2010), Paperback (ISBN 0312627750 / 9780312627751) Fiction (YA), 240 pages Source: Personal/purchased copy Reason for Reading: Fall 2010 Readathon Opening Lines: “‘If I was going to kill the Prophet,’ I say, not even keeping my voice low, ‘I’d do it in Africa.’ “I look into Mariah’s light green eyes. “She stares back at me and smiles, like she knows what I mean and agrees. […]

Book Talk: *Carney’s House Party/Winona’s Pony Cart*, by Maud Hart Lovelace

Book Talk: *Carney’s House Party/Winona’s Pony Cart*, by Maud Hart Lovelace

Carney’s House Party/Winona’s Pony Cart (Two Deep Valley Books) Maud Hart Lovelace Harper Perennial Modern Classics (2010), Edition: Reprint, Paperback (ISBN 0062003291 / 9780062003294) Fiction (YA/children’s), 448 pages Source: Publisher, via Book Club Girl (Jennifer Hart) Reason for Reading: Review/Fall 2010 Readathon Opening Lines (Carney’s House Party): “Carney was climbing Sunset Hill. “Far below she could hear a group of her classmates, like herself just released from examinations, singing as they strolled beside the brook.” […]

Book Talk: *The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks*, by E. Lockhart

Book Talk: *The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks*, by E. Lockhart

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks E. Lockhart (blog) Hyperion (2009), Paperback (ISBN 0786838191 / 9780786838196) Fiction (YA), 352 pages Source: personal/purchased copy Reason for reading: Fall 2010 Readathon Opening Lines: “I, Frankie Landau-Banks, hereby confess that I was the sole mastermind behind the mal-doings of the Loyal Order of the Basset Hounds. I take full responsibility for the disruptions caused by the Order — including the library lady, the doggies in the window, night […]

Readathon Wrapup

It’s the Readathon End-of-Event Meme! 1. Which hour was most daunting for you? Probably hour 19, since I called it after that! 2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? Not really – I think Readers should choose books that would interest them on any occasion. However, picking shorter, faster-moving, more plot-oriented books is a good idea; humorous essay collections that can be read […]

Readathon Update #5 – Calling it a Night (Morning?)

I’ve just finished a fourth book – The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams – but it was a tough push, and so after being up for almost 20 hours, I think my Readathon is over! I’ll do a final recap some time on Sunday with the End of Event Meme. Good night, Readathoners! Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by […]