Hour 12

readathon

Well, I took a 6 hour nap… But at this point, I should be good to go for the rest of the readathon. I have finished one book and am half way through two more (Perfect State and Legion: Skin Deep. Both by Brandon Sanderson). This hour is an hour long reading sprint on the Goodreads group so I am going to pick up a physical book (have been listening to audiobooks while doing prep work for the co-hosting time) and see how much I can get accomplished. I am pretty excited about this. I have missed reading books!

I’ve eaten bean soup and have a cup of Wassail.

Mid-Event Survey

1. What are you reading right now? I am about to start Darcy Swipes Left. Pretty excited by this. I am half way through Legion #2 (Skin Deep) by Brandon Sanderson. That is on audiobook, though, and I plan on reading a physical book for this hour.
2. How many books have you read so far? 2. Legion and Perfect State by Brandon Sanderson. Not my favorites by him, but I do love Sanderson and am working on reading every book he has written.
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? Probably Darcy Swipes Left. I read a few pages of it in the bookstore before I bought it and it had me in such a state of giggles. I am super excited about reading it!
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Yes, but they are of my own making. Six hour nap and then I needed to prep my posts for co-hosting. I dealt with the co-hosting Prepping by putting on an audiobook and just powering through.
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? Hmmm, after 15 readathons, I am not sure anything surprises me any more. Maybe the fact that after all this time, I still love this event more than almost any other event in a year. One would think the excitement would wear away after so much time.

Hour 2

readathon

Books Read since last update: Legion by Brandon Sanderson (60 on audio)
Pages Read Since last update: 60 minutes on audio
Food consumed since last update: Pumpkin Donut Holes
Total Pages Read: 60 pages audio
Books Finished:
Total time read: 60 minutes
Mini-Challenges Completed: Opening Meme

Hour 1 – Let’s Get Started!

Books Read since last update: Nothing! This is the first post
Pages Read Since last update: None.
Food consumed since last update:
Total Pages Read: None
Books Finished: None
Total time read: None
Mini-Challenges Completed: Opening Meme

Opening Meme –

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? I am reading from Roseville, California in Northern California!
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? I am most looking forward to Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson. And hopefully the sequel as well.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? My homemade bean soup.
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I am 28 and the oldest of four girls (ranging from 15 to 28). My parents are missionaries and we grew up overseas, in West Africa. Though they currently live in Singapore. I have a sister who lives in Germany and she and her husband have an adorable 22 month old boy. I love to quilt, cross stitch, and crochet.
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? This is my 15th readathon! So there isn’t much that I haven’t tried before. I think I am going to try to focus on the social aspect a bit more than in the past. I spend a lot of time on Twitter during my co-hosting hours, but during the rest of the event, I don’t spend much time talking to other readers or anything like that. I would like to get to know the book community a bit more.

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.

Hour 14 Update

readathon

I honestly have no clue how much of what I have read since my last update. I am doing a very bad job of tracking this. hahaha. Good grief. Although, I don’t think it is actually that big of a deal. I don’t fully know what I try to keep full track anyway. Here is what I do know, I have listened to a total of 5 hours of Elantris (actually more because I realized I zoned out a full hour and had to go back and listen to it again). I listened to 4 hours of The Final Empire (I finished that. I had started it a week ago). And I have read about 20 pages of The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall.

As for food, I have had two cups of bean soup. So yummy. A tumbler full of Wassail. Sour Gummy Worms. A couple pieces of pineapple. Oh, and a Cheer Wine. I love Cheer Wine (it isn’t wine). It is harder to come by here in California so I get it as a readathon treat.

Books Read since last update: Elantris by Brandon Sanderson; Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall

Food consumed since last update: Sour Gummy Worms
Total Pages Read: 10 Hours Audio; 20 pages 
Books Finished: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

Books In-Progress: Elantris by Brandon Sanderson; The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall
Total time read: 11 hours? I don’t know. I need to do a better job of keeping track in the future. lol

Hour 10

readathon

 

I took a bit of a nap. Probably 2.5 hours. I am just not designed for 5 am starts. hahaha. I stopped worrying about that sort of thing of thing readathons ago. I co-host the final hours and I need my energy for that. I will spend some time reading tomorrow to make up for the hours I missed today. My bean soup in the crock pot is just about ready to eat. And the wassail on the stovetop has been simmering away (literally. I had to add more juice when I woke up from the nap).  I have a few chores to do and will listen continue listening to Elantris in the mean time. By the end of this hour, though, I should be able to read a physical book. Or I may choose to cross stitch while continuing to listen to Elantris. However, I do have some books I have started that I want to finish… 

Well, off to eat my soup and drink my Wassail. And do some chores.

Books Read since last update: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson (105 minutes audio); Elantris by Brandon Sanderson (2 hours 45 minutes audio)
Pages Read Since last update: 4 hours 30 minutes audio
Food consumed since last update: none – I am hungry though. I need to eat!
Total Pages Read: 390 minutes audio
Books Started: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson; Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
Books Finished: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
Total time read: 240 minutes
Mini-Challenges Completed: Introduction Meme

Hour 3

readathon

Books Read since last update: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson (60 minutes audio)
Pages Read Since last update: 60 minutes audio
Food consumed since last update: none – though I am going to put my bean soup on in the crockpot and wassail on the stove to start simmering
Total Pages Read: 120 minutes audio
Books Started: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
Books Finished: none
Total time read: 120 minutes
Mini-Challenges Completed: Introduction Meme