Sunday, October 23, 2011

Dewey's Readathon Update

I fell asleep before the 24th hour last night. I think I had 3 hours left and couldn't hold out any longer. I had fun reading and got quite a bit done. I read 3.5 books, a total of 963 pages in a total of 14.5 hours, which is more than I did last year. Although I had quite a few distractions, I'm glad I was able to get all that reading done.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Update #4

These last couple of hours were painful. The book I was reading has been the longest shortest book I've ever read. I know that sounds weird but it was the shortest book I picked today and the hardest to read. That happens I guess.

Book Read: The Name of this Book is Secret by Pseudonym Bosch
Format: Nook
# of Pages: 189
Length of time: 3 hrs

Up Next: I think I'm going to start reading a book in the Horror genre in light of it being Halloween soon.

Update #3

I'm reading the shortest book I've chosen so far and it seems it's the hardest for me to get through. This book got pretty good reviews on but I'm just not getting into it at all. I'm wondering if I should finish it since I'm 1/4 of the way in already.

Mid Event Survey

Mid-Event Survey:
1. What are you reading right now?
     Will be starting The Name of This Book is a Secret
2. How many books have you read so far?
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
     Not Sure because I decided to wing it this year
4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day?
     Not really
5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
     Yes...I didn't really because they were work and family
6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
     The number of readers and the dedication
7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? 
8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year?
      Rent a room somewhere
9. Are you getting tired yet?
      Not yet but I did ask my husband to get me some more coffee
10. Do you have any tips for other Readers or Cheerleaders, something you think is working well for you that others may not have discovered?

Update #2....

Wow, I don't think I've ever read to books in a matter of 8 - 10 hours before. I did lose some stream earlier in the late morning, early afternoon and took a 2 hour nap. Once I woke up, I went full speed ahead though. I think I finished my second book in about 5 hours give or take. I'm going to try something on the lighter side for my third book.

Book Read: Rippler by Cidney Swanson
Format Read: Nook
# of Pages: 434
Length of time: approximately 5 hours.

Next book to read:
The Name of This Book is a Secret by Pseudonym Bosch

Update #1

This is my first update of the morning. I'm not sure how many books I will be able to complete within the 24 hours but I'm trying for at least one more, maybe two. I'm juggling a busy day today and trying to multi-task. I must thank my husband for coffee and breakfast this morning. He was supposed to take my 5-year old camping but he wasn't sure the weatherman was right about a nice weekend, so he promised to keep him super busy so that I can read.

So for my first update here are the statistics.

Book Read: Graveminder by Melissa Marr
Book Format: Nook
# of Pages: 288
Length of time: 4 hours

Next on the list is Rippler by Cidney Swanson

Ready, Set, GO....

I am up and ready to go. My first book will be Graveminder by Melissa Marr. I've been wanting to read this for quite a while now. I remember it getting pretty good reviews. Updates to come later...

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


So, I signed up for Dewey's Read-a-thon again this year. I think I may be half crazy. I haven't had a good night's sleep in over a month and I purposely decide to try to stay up for 24 hours reading...ha ha. At any rate, it's for the greater good :-). I'm not going to post which books I have decided to try to read this year. Well, because I haven't really decided. I'm a bit slow on the uptake this year...LOL. But I'm going to try to improve from last year and again have fun doing it :-)

Friday, October 7, 2011


The Author of this post is Solomon Dejesus
Cooking is my favorite hobby. I learned to cook when I was a little girl by watching my mom and grandma cook family dinners. When I went to college, my roommates and I would have dinner parties at our apartment and I would do all of the cooking. When I got married, my husband gained 25 pounds and he blamed it on my cooking. I love watching Food Network to learn new recipes. We recently got satellite internet from, so I recently started looking up recipes online. I have a large cookbook of recipes I have tried and liked. I can honestly say that there are only a handful of recipes that I disliked over the years. My favorite thing to cook is dessert. I guess you could say that baking is my forte. Whenever we got to a family event where we have to bring something, I am always asked to bring dessert. I really like making cupcakes and it is a dream of mine to open up a bakery, but for now I will continue to cook for my family.