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Just a heads up that I'm going dark for several weeks. I may still update posts/challenges but there will be no new content, not even Thursdays.

My Mom died and I'm taking each day as it comes, plus helping my Dad go through her stuff.

Jan 16 update: Mother-in-law, who I call Mom, is in the hospital for bypass surgery

Feb 19 update: MIL is home now :-D and slowly getting better. I'm still helping my Dad with Mom's stuff but since my brother is out of town, I'm spending 4 nights at his house every week for a month. It's MUCH closer to Dad's and they do meals together and hang out.

Mar 8 update: I'm having a blast with my Dad. MIL has gone back to the hospital

Friday, October 11, 2013

Tracking My Dewey Progress

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-thon

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Start time: 7 a.m. CST
start time for me? 5 a.m.
Since that is my bedtime, I'll have about 7 hours to read, visit and blog.

I've taken a picture of all the library books I have checked out and I can only say...yikes! I've got some that are due sooner than others and some that have already been renewed at least once and should be read quickly.

There are a couple of review books, okay there are five seven, on my list. Plus the four I got in the mail yesterday, my huge ARC pile, and even bigger TBR pile. Sigh.

I've donated a prize this year!  "$20 towards book of choice at Book Depository". International and I don't have to pick a title!

edit: I'm going to need these! Hashtags: #Readathon #Dewey #MiniChallenge #RahRahReadathon

~*~ List of Books ~*~

Library Books
  • Split Second by David Baldacci ~ (start on page 26)
  • Nothing to Lose by Lee Child ~ (start on page 49)
  • The Enchanted Pony by Babette Cole
  • The Curse of the Pony Vampires by Babette Cole
  • The Boy Who Made Dragonfly by Tony Hillerman
  • The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
  • Wicked Business by Janet Evanovich
  • Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich
  • Sugar Daddy by Lisa Kleypas
  • The Arrangement by Mary Balogh ~ (start on page 22)
  • Town in a Lobster Stew by B. B. Haywood ~ started
  • The Girl Who Played Go by Sa Shan
  • The Tower Stony Wood by Patricia A. McKillip
  • Patterns in the Sand by Sally Goldenbaum
  • The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
  • The Owl Keeper by Chris Brodien-Jones
  • The Triumph of Death by Jason Henderson  
  • Vampire Rising by Jason Henderson
  • Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour bookstore by Robin Sloan
That's it for library books in the house (there is one waiting for me to pick up)

Review Books
  • What the Duke Desires by Sabrina Jeffries
  • Marilyn Monroe by Alma H. Bond, Ph.D.
  • Two Roads by Kirby Roy III
  • Temptation Bay by Anna Sullivan
  • In Shadows of Magic by Alison F. Prince
  • Noah's Rainy Day by Sandra Brannan
  • Delectable by Adrianne Lee

Newest Books in the House
  • Dragonwriter edited by Todd McCaffrey (currently on page 30)
  • Pegasus by Kate O'Hearn (currently on page 44)
  • The Hiding Place by David Bell
  • The Cats of Tanglewood Forest by Charles De Lint
  • Ready to Wear by Chloe Tayler
  • A Tale Dark & Grimm by Adam Gidwitz
  • Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
  • Heart Secret Robin D. Owens

~*~ GOALS ~*~
Read and review What the Duke Desires by Sabrina Jeffries
Read a "Q" book to finish a challenge
Visit at least five other blogs
Do 2-5 challenges
Read one title from each group
800 pages

~*~ Progress ~*~

5 a.m. - Hour 1:
  • Book read/reading - Ready to Wear
  • starting page - 1
  • ending page - 50
  • Challenge/s - introductory questionnaire
  • Visits - Estella's Revenge, The Relentless Reader, I Found a Hobby
6 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. ~ sleep, morning stuff and a quick breakfast

3 p.m. - Hour 11:
  • Book read/reading - Saddles and Memories by Bailey Bradford
  • starting page - not use, ebook (html format)
  • ending page - only about 4 pages read
  • Challenge/s - none
  • Visits - none
4 p.m. - Hour 12:
  • Book read/reading - Saddles and Memories
  • starting page - not sure
  • ending page - not sure (6 more) 
  • Challenge/s - Mid-Event Survey
  • Visits 
making dinner because I forgot to do it this morning/last night

5 p.m. - Hour 13:
  • Book read/reading - Ready to Wear
  • starting page - 50
  • ending page - 118
  • Challenge/s
  • Visits
6 p.m. - Hour 14:
  • Book read/reading - Ready to Wear, Saddles and Memories
  • starting page - 118 
  • ending page - 164 (& finished) 
  • Challenge/s - 
  • Visits 
updated Monday's post and reading challenge pages

7 p.m. - Hour 15:
  • Book read/reading - Saddles and Memories
  • starting page - 
  • ending page - 149 (count half for RaT) 
  • Challenge/s - Cheap Thrills at Fiction State of Mind
  • Visits 
updated Monday's post and reading challenge pages
Recommended The Neighbors and Two Graves
head out shopping

8 p.m. - Hour 16:
  • Book read/reading - 
  • starting page - 
  • ending page -
  • Challenge/s -
  • Visits 

9 p.m. - Hour 17:
  • Book read/reading - 
  • starting page - 
  • ending page -  
  • Challenge/s -
  • Visits 

10 p.m. - Hour 15:
  • Book read/reading -
  • starting page - 
  • ending page -
  • Challenge/s -
  • Visits 

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