Hour 2

readathon

Books Read since last update: The Martian by Andy Weir (1.5 hours audio)
Pages Read Since last update: 1.5 hours on audio
Food consumed since last update: nothing yet, but I am getting hungry. About to make an apple pie shake.
Total Pages Read:1.5 hours audio
Books Finished: nothing
Total time read: 1.5 hours
Mini-Challenges Completed: 

Introduction Meme

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Northern California, USA
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? The Martian by Andy Weir; Illustrated Harry Potter; Magnus Chase book by Rick Riordan
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? Bean soup; cheese!!!!!! and Apple Cider
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I am 27 and live by myself. I am an avid cross stitcher and love quilting as well. 
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to? I am going to try to be more active in the social aspect. I help moderate the goodreads group and so I am hoping to cheer people on more over there this time around.

Cover Escape

Freedom

I think that this lake (?) just looks so pretty and peaceful. I love the sunset on the water!

Reading Rainbow

I’m not gonna lie, I wish the Harry Potter books had never ended. I would love to see sequels and prequels and just more of that wonderful magical world! Mainly I would love to see a story from the time the Maurders were at Hogwarts. I think that would be really interesting.

One Day More… Till Readathon!!!!!

Read all day long

Read all day long

 

Guys, its that time of the year again. You know what time I am talking about… Readathon time! I am so so so excited. I haven’t blogged at all since the last readathon. I am hoping that this readathon will turn that all around (though I say that every time…). I am going to try to be better at book blogging! I swear, I am. I miss it.

Now lets dive into my basic game plan:

Snacks:

For once, I have actually already done my grocery shopping for the readathon I am actually quite impressed with myself as I am normally scrambling around last minute to do this. So what do I have? A variety of thing. For starters, I always treat myself to fancy cheeses for the readathon. So I have Gouda, Edam, Fontina, and Brie. I am very excited about this! I also have Brownie Bites, Peanut Butter M&Ms, Chips (Sweet Southern Heat BBQ and Tortilla Chips with bean dip). Another tradition I have is to put on a soup in the crockpot and eat that throughout the day. I always make this bean soup and so I bought all the ingredients for that along with a fresh loaf of sourdough bread. I cannot wait to eat this! I have some hummus and pita bread. I also have pomegranates, pineapple, and grapefruit. I have a Raspberry sorbet. I also have all the ingredients to have apple cider simmering on the stove top all day long. Looking forward to that as well.

The truth is that I probably won’t eat the majority of what I picked up. But readathons are the only time I treat myself to these goodies and then I make them last for weeks. So…. yeah…. #noshame

Books:

This year, I am probably mainly going to listen to audiobooks because I have taken on several craft projects that are on a tight schedule and so I will most likely be working on them the whole time I am reading. Audiobooks allow me to do both. However, I do have the new Illustrated Harry Potter book, and I want to read that. I also have the first in the new series by Rick Riordan, but I am still in line for that from the library on audio. Anyway, so here are the books that I am contemplating reading during the readathon.

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Those are the main books I am looking at right now. Of course with me, nothing is a given and I could very well change my mind several times over and not actually read any of these books. I think I have several different genre’s represented here so I am pretty happy with my selection. What are you all reading? What are you eating? I hope, at the very least, you are joining in on the fun!!!! To get in at all the fun, visit Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon and sign up! It is never too late to join in on all the fun!