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Since Johnny is doing the Read-a-thon I was able to convince David to do it well.  We are going to have a lot of fun but we may not get too much reading done.  Just a busy week but we hope to have fun!   I hope Alexa doesn’t mind but I am using her format 🙂  If you want to join in visit this page.

David’s Reading List:
~ Finish Eventide
~ Shaman’s Crossing
~ Elminster Enraged
~The Last Unicorn
~Brendan
The Masterharper of Pern (audio)

Lisa’s Reading List:
~ Thirteen Reasons Why
~ Sinister Seductions
~ The Lola Cruz Cruz Christmas Story
~ Rockoholic
~ The Guest Book<br />~An Echo in the Bone (Audio)

David’s Progress Updates:
Oct 22: Day 1
Pages Read Today: 380
Total Pages Read: 380
Time Spent Reading Today: 3.5 hours
Total Time Spent Reading: 3.5  hours
Hours Listened: 3 hours
Total Hours Listened: 3 hours
Feelings: 

 Oct 23: Day 2
Pages Read Today:0
Total Pages Read: 380
Time Spent Reading Today:0
Total Time Spent Reading: 3.5 hours
Hours Listened:0 hours
Total Hours Listened: 3 hours
Feelings:

Oct 24: Day 3
Pages Read Today:
Total Pages Read: 380
Time Spent Reading Today:
Total Time Spent Reading: 3.5 hours
Hours Listened: hours
Total Hours Listened: 3 hours
Feelings:

Oct 25: Day 4
Pages Read Today:
Total Pages Read: 380
Time Spent Reading Today:
Total Time Spent Reading: 3.5 hours
Hours Listened: 5.5hours
Total Hours Listened: 8.5 hours
Feelings:

Oct 26: Day 5
Pages Read Today:
Total Pages Read: 356
Time Spent Reading Today:
Total Time Spent Reading: 3.5 hours
Hours Listened: 5 hours
Total Hours Listened: 13.5 hours
Feelings:

Oct 27: Day 6
Pages Read Today:
Total Pages Read: 356
Time Spent Reading Today:
Total Time Spent Reading: 3.5 hours
Hours Listened: 5.25 hours
Total Hours Listened: 18.75 hours
Feelings:

Oct 28: Day 7
Pages Read Today:
Total Pages Read: 356
Time Spent Reading Today:
Total Time Spent Reading: 3.5 hours
Hours Listened: 2 hours
Total Hours Listened: 20.75 hours
Feelings:

Lisa’s Progress Updates:
Oct 22: Day 1
Pages Read Today: 356
Total Pages Read: 356
Time Spent Reading Today: 3.5 hours
Total Time Spent Reading: 3.5  hours
Hours Listened: 3 hours
Total Hours Listened: 3 hours
Feelings: Relaxed got more in that I thought I would. 

 Oct 23: Day 2
Pages Read Today:193
Total Pages Read: 549
Time Spent Reading Today: 2
Total Time Spent Reading: 5.5  hours
Hours Listened: 4.25 hours
Total Hours Listened: 7.75 hours
Feelings: A bit blah today.  Got some reading but really not as much as I would have liked.  Lots of listening though.

 Oct 24: Day 3
Pages Read Today:
Total Pages Read: 356
Time Spent Reading Today:
Total Time Spent Reading: 3.5  hours
Hours Listened: 4.5  hours
Total Hours Listened: 12.25 hours
Feelings:

Oct 25: Day 4
Pages Read Today: 10
Total Pages Read: 366
Time Spent Reading Today: 10 mins
Total Time Spent Reading: 3.6  hours
Hours Listened:  5.5 hours
Total Hours Listened: 17.75 hours
Feelings: I had a very busy day not much time for reading but lots of time for listening

Oct 26: Day 5
Pages Read Today:
Total Pages Read: 356
Time Spent Reading Today:
Total Time Spent Reading: 3.5  hours
Hours Listened:  4 hours
Total Hours Listened: 21.75 hours
Feelings:

Oct 27: Day 6
Pages Read Today: 310
Total Pages Read: 666
Time Spent Reading Today: 3
Total Time Spent Reading: 6.5  hours
Hours Listened:  0 hours
Total Hours Listened: 21.75 hours
Feelings:

Oct 28: Day 7
Pages Read Today: 300
Total Pages Read: 966
Time Spent Reading Today: 3
Total Time Spent Reading: 9.5  hours
Hours Listened:  0 hours
Total Hours Listened:  21.75 hours
Feelings:

Mini Challenges:

1. What book did you start reading for this read-a-thon?

I started the read-a-thon with Thirteen Reason Why.  I finished it yesterday and well I am not sure what I think about it.

2. What is one of your favorite books to re-read?

Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon.  I do not do much rereading but when a new book in this series comes out I feel like I need to remind myself what happened.  This time around I am listening to them and it has taken the better part of a year.

3. Do you have a strategy for read-a-thons to maximize your time?

I wish I could say that I do but it really depends on the the read-a-thon.  For this one, I am listening to my audio book anytime I am doing something that I can also listen including on my daily walks on breaks and lunch at work.  That is if it does not rain. 

4. Do you snack while reading?

I try not too. 

 

Waiting On …..

Cold Days: A Novel of the Dresden Files  by Jim Butcher

Release Date: November 27, 2012

Synopsis:

For years, Harry Dresden has been Chicago’s only professional wizard, but a bargain made in desperation with the Queen of Air and Darkness has forced him into a new job: professional killer.

Mab, the mother of wicked faeries, has restored the mostly-dead wizard to health, and dispatches him upon his first mission—to bring death to an immortal. Even as he grapples with the impossible task, Dresden learns of a looming danger with the potential to destroy billions and to land Dresden in the deepest trouble he has ever known—even deeper than being dead…

I cannot even explain how excited I am that this book is coming out!  I figured I was going to have to wait a lot longer than this.  Now, the game of holding my breath and seeing if it is delayed like the last one was. 

 

 

 Mini Challenge Music

I am not a big fan of listening to music while reading or the play lists but I did find this fun one for Nick and Norah.

Artist Name
The Ramones I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend
Johnny Cash Dirty Old Egg-Suckin’ Dog
Green Day Chump
Stevie Wonder Living For The City
Norah Jones Ruler of My Heart
Aretha Franklin Something He Can Feel
The Cure Pictures of You
Tony! Toni! Toné! Let’s Get Down
Sound of Music soundtrack Edelweiss
Morrissey You’re The One For Me, Fatty
Backstreet Boys I Want It That Way
Césaria Évora Flôr Di Nha Esperanca
Ani DiFranco 32 Flavors
Rancid Ruby Soho
Sound of Music soundtrack My Favorite Things
ABBA Take a Chance on Me
The Beatles I Want To Hold Your Hand
The Clash Should I Stay Or Should I Go?
Britney Spears Toxic
Patsy Cline I Fall To Pieces
Merle Haggard Always Wanting You
Lucinda Williams Something About What Happens When We Talk
The Beatles Something
Le Tigre My My Metrocard
Beastie Boys Triple Trouble
Belle & Sebastian Wrapped Up In Books
Dusty Springfield I’ll Be Faithful
Ella Fitzgerald It’s a Pity to Say Goodnight
Curtis Mayfield

So In Love

 

Survey: 1. What was your favorite part of this read-a-thon?

I like the fun little challenges and that it was a week long so if I blew a day because of work or whatever I still had a chance to do something.

2. Did you enjoy the mini challenges?

Yep, see answer 1.

3. What was your least favorite part of this read-a-thon?

can’t think of anything.

4. Anything I should do differently if I were to host another read-a-thon?

Maybe a short twitter party or something like that.

  • ~MoonStar~

    Good luck with the reading 🙂 Enjoy

  • Alexa

    Gasp you stole my format!! lol jk.
    I have had 13 Reasons Why on my shelf for years and I still have not read it. I honestly don’t know what my problem is with not getting around to it. I hope you enjoy it though and all the books you are reading.
    YAY for David joining you!
    I hope the both of you have fun!

  • readingangel002

    Good luck to you and David!
    I’ve had Thirteen Reasons Why on my shelf for the longest time as well! I need to read it soon, I’ve heard it’s great.
    Here’s my goals – http://www.readingangel.com/2012/10/22-on-22-readathon-reading-pile-and.html

  • Hope you both get everything you want read 🙂 Thank for joining us.

  • Pragya
  • Good luck with the read-a-thon! I’ll be curious to see what you think of 13 Reasons Why. I was definitely in the minority on my feelings for this book. I hope you both reach your goals! Good luck!

  • Pragya @ Reviewing Shelf

    You’re doing great, Lisa!

  • Oh my goodness how did I forget about Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist! I enjoyed this book. Thank you for sharing the playlist 🙂

  • readingangel002

    You both did great as well! I really need to read Nick and Norah.