Sunday, October 19, 2014

Hour 21

Currently reading: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling (finally decided to start the reread I've been wanting to do)

Currently listening: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce 
Books finished: 2, Zom-B and iZombie vol. 4 Reposession
Pages read:  38 pages
Time listened: 0 minutes 
Running total of pages read: 323 pages
Running total of time listened: 244 minutes
Amount of time spent reading: 50 min.
Running total of time spent reading: 555 min.
Snacks: nothing 

Hour 20

Currently reading: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling (finally decided to start the reread I've been wanting to do)

Currently listening: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce 
Books finished: 2, Zom-B and iZombie vol. 4 Reposession
Pages read:  37 pages
Time listened: 0 minutes 
Running total of pages read: 285 pages
Running total of time listened: 244 minutes
Amount of time spent reading: 55 min.
Running total of time spent reading: 505 min.
Snacks: iced coffee with almond milk 

Hour 19

Currently reading: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling (finally decided to start the reread I've been wanting to do)

Currently listening: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce 
Books finished: 2, Zom-B and iZombie vol. 4 Reposession
Pages read:  30 pages
Time listened: 0 minutes 
Running total of pages read: 248 pages
Running total of time listened: 244 minutes
Amount of time spent reading: 40 min.
Running total of time spent reading: 450 min.
Snacks: hibiscus berry Runa 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Hours 17/18


Currently reading: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling (finally decided to start the reread I've been wanting to do), iZombie vol. 4 Reposession

Currently listening: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce 
Books finished: 2, Zom-B and iZombie vol. 4 Reposession
Pages read:  150 pages
Time listened: 0 minutes 
Running total of pages read: 208 pages
Running total of time listened: 244 minutes
Amount of time spent reading: 70 min.
Running total of time spent reading: 410 min.
Snacks: Chicken egg rolls, cheesy pizza rolls and cinnamon somersaults (not all at once hah) and hibiscus berry Runa 

Hour 16

Currently reading: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling (finally decided to start the reread I've been wanting to do)

Currently listening: Zom-B by Darren Shan, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce 
Books finished: 1, Zom-B
Pages read:  0 pages
Time listened: 47 minutes 
Running total of pages read: 58 pages
Running total of time listened: 244 minutes
Amount of time spent reading: 47 min.
Running total of time spent reading: 340 min.
Snacks: Mike & Ikes and Diet Cherry Pepsi

Hour 13

Currently reading: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling (finally decided to start the reread I've been wanting to do)

Currently listening: Zom-B by Darren Shan, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce 
Books finished: 0
Pages read:  0 pages
Time listened: 30 minutes 
Running total of pages read: 58 pages
Running total of time listened: 197 minutes
Amount of time spent reading: 30 min.
Running total of time spent reading: 293 min.
Snacks: nothing 

Hour 11


Currently reading: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling (finally decided to start the reread I've been wanting to do)

Currently listening: Zom-B by Darren Shan, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce 
Books finished: 0
Pages read:  0 pages
Time listened: 51 minutes 
Running total of pages read: 58 pages
Running total of time listened: 167 minutes
Amount of time spent reading: 51 min.
Running total of time spent reading: 263 min.
Snacks: Starbucks time!

Hour 10


Currently reading: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling (finally decided to start the reread I've been wanting to do)
Currently listening: Zom-B by Darren Shan, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce 
Books finished: 0
Pages read:  19 pages
Time listened: 0 minutes 
Running total of pages read: 58 pages
Running total of time listened: 116 minutes
Amount of time spent reading: 36 min.
Running total of time spent reading: 212 min.
Snacks: took a panera lunch break!

Hour 9

Currently reading: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling (finally decided to start the reread I've been wanting to do)
Currently listening: Zom-B by Darren Shan, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce 
Books finished: 0
Pages read:  0 pages
Time listened: 26 minutes 
Running total of pages read: 39 pages
Running total of time listened: 116 minutes
Amount of time spent reading: 26 min.
Running total of time spent reading: 176 min.
Snacks: Nothing 

Hour 6

Currently reading: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling (finally decided to start the reread I've been wanting to do)
Currently listening: Zom-B by Darren Shan
Books finished: 0
Pages read:  0 pages
Time listened: 45 minutes 
Running total of pages read: 39 pages
Running total of time listened: 90 minutes
Amount of time spent reading: 45 min.
Running total of time spent reading: 150 min.
Snacks: Banana nut muffin and iced coffee with almond milk

Hour 5

Currently reading: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling (finally decided to start the reread I've been wanting to do)
Currently listening: Zom-B by Darren Shan
Books finished: 0
Pages read:  0 pages
Time listened: 45 minutes 
Running total of pages read: 39 pages
Running total of time listened: 45 minutes
Amount of time spent reading: 45 min.
Running total of time spent reading: 105 min.
Snacks: None yet :)

Hour 3


Currently reading: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling (finally decided to start the reread I've been wanting to do)
Books finished: 0
Pages read:  39 pages
Running total of pages read: 39 pages
Amount of time spent reading: 60 min.
Running total of time spent reading: 60 min.
Snacks: None yet :)

Dewey 24 Hour Read-a-Thon

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
California! It's super early here I'm actually thinking of getting a few more hours sleep before I start, but figured I'd get this posted while I was awake for a few.
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
Hmm I don't know if I really have a definitive stack this time, but I really want to finish iZombie vol.4 and maybe start We Were Liars.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
A cream cheese and marshmallow fruit dip I made last night that is super tasty! Also a lunch break at Panera.
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I have been in a bit of a reading funk lately, so hoping this will kick start me again.
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 will be my 2nd read-a-thon, and I feel terribly underprepared this time, but I'm toying with only doing blog entries every few hours instead of every hour and maybe instead doing a quick Instagram update each hour (Instagram.com/hyperweather).

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Read-a-thon Wrap-Up!

"Oh did you want to use this blanket to?"



Which hour was most daunting for you?
During hour 4 I had to take a little nap because I had woken up way before I needed to, but around midnight (which was hour 20?) I always struggle a little so that was probably my hardest besides the 24th hour. 

Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
I'm really glad I read a post that reminded me about graphic novels, they really helped keep me engaged since my finished book total was going up, also the book I finished with was the one I was looking forward to the most and that really helped keep me motivated especially since it was a mystery (Veronica Mars).

Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
I don't really have anything to base anything on since this was my first read-a-thon, but I thought it was all great. 

What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
I really enjoyed reading the cohosts posts and seeing the new videos for the hour, especially towards the end where I was getting a little tired. 

How many books did you read?
I finished 3 book, and made progress on another. 

What were the names of the books you read?
Finished
Buffy the Vampire Slayer S.8 Vol.2 - No Future for You
Buffy the Vampire Slayer S.8 Vol.3 - Wolves at the Gate
Bone Crossed (Mercy Thompson book 4) by Patricia Briggs
Made Progress
Veronica Mars: The Thousand Dollar Tan Line

Which book did you enjoy most?
Definitely Veronica Mars, I've been wanting to read it since it was announced, so I will definitely be finishing that up in the next few days. 

Which did you enjoy least?
I enjoyed all the books I read, but I have been trying to read Bone Crossed for a few months and was having a hard time getting into it, which I finally did yesterday just not as much as I've liked the rest of the series. 

How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
I definitely want to participate again, hopefully in October but if not definitely next April again. I think I will just stick to reader for now, but maybe try being a cheerleader at some point in the future. 

Hour 24

Currently reading: Veronica Mars: The Thousand Dollar Tan Line
Books finished: 3, Buffy S.8 Vol.2, Buffy S.8 Vol.3, Bone Crossed
Pages read: 22 pages
Running total of pages read: 538 pages
Amount of time spent reading: 45 min.
Running total of time spent reading: 825 min.

Hour 23

Currently reading: Veronica Mars: The Thousand Dollar Tan Line
Books finished: 3, Buffy S.8 Vol.2, Buffy S.8 Vol.3, Bone Crossed
Pages read: 23 pages
Running total of pages read: 516 pages
Amount of time spent reading: 50 min.
Running total of time spent reading: 780 min.

Hour 22

Currently reading: Veronica Mars: The Thousand Dollar Tan Line
Books finished: 3, Buffy S.8 Vol.2, Buffy S.8 Vol.3, Bone Crossed
Pages read: 23 pages
Running total of pages read: 493 pages
Amount of time spent reading: 50 min.
Running total of time spent reading: 730 min.

Hour 21

Currently reading: Veronica Mars: The Thousand Dollar Tan Line
Books finished: 3, Buffy S.8 Vol.2, Buffy S.8 Vol.3, Bone Crossed
Pages read: 18 pages
Running total of pages read: 470 pages
Amount of time spent reading: 45 min.
Running total of time spent reading: 680 min.
Snack: popcorn

Hour 20

Currently reading: Veronica Mars: The Thousand Dollar Tan Line
Books finished: 3, Buffy S.8 Vol.2, Buffy S.8 Vol.3, Bone Crossed
Pages read: 21 pages
Running total of pages read: 452 pages
Amount of time spent reading: 40 min.
Running total of time spent reading: 635 min.

Hour 19

Currently reading: Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs (finished!)
Books finished: 3, Buffy S.8 Vol.2, Buffy S.8 Vol.3, Bone Crossed
Pages read: 26 pages
Running total of pages read: 431 pages
Amount of time spent reading: 60 min.
Running total of time spent reading: 595 min.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Hour 18

Currently reading: Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs
Books finished: 2, Buffy S.8 Vol.2, Buffy S.8 Vol.3
Pages read: 9 pages
Running total of pages read: 405 pages
Amount of time spent reading: 25 min.
Running total of time spent reading: 535 min.

Hour 17

Currently reading: Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs
Books finished: 2, Buffy S.8 Vol.2, Buffy S.8 Vol.3
Pages read: 12 pages
Running total of pages read: 394 pages
Amount of time spent reading: 25 min.
Running total of time spent reading: 510 min.
Snacks: nope think I'm full for awhile, to much pizza... Just drinking diet cherry Pepsi for the caffeine

Hour 16



Currently reading: Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs and Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Wolves at the Gate (Finished!)
Books finished: 2, Buffy S.8 Vol.2, Buffy S.8 Vol.3
Pages read: 90 pages
Running total of pages read: 382 pages
Amount of time spent reading: 35 min.
Running total of time spent reading: 485 min.
Snacks: dinner time, turkey pepperoni pizza!

Hour 15

Currently reading: Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs
Books finished: 1, Buffy S.8 Vol.2
Pages read: 13 pages
Running total of pages read: 292 pages
Amount of time spent reading: 40 min.
Running total of time spent reading: 450 min.
Snacks: 

Hour 14



Currently reading: Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs
Books finished: 1, Buffy S.8 Vol.2
Pages read: 13 pages
Running total of pages read: 279 pages
Amount of time spent reading: 40 min.
Running total of time spent reading: 410 min.
Snacks: apples

Hour 13

Currently reading: Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs
Books finished: 1, Buffy S.8 Vol.2
Pages read: 15 pages
Running total of pages read: 266 pages
Amount of time spent reading: 30 min.
Running total of time spent reading: 370 min.
Snacks:

Hour 12 - midway!

Currently reading: Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs
Books finished: 1, Buffy S.8 Vol.2
Pages read: 10 pages
Running total of pages read: 251 pages
Amount of time spent reading: 20 min.
Running total of time spent reading: 340 min.
Snacks: 3rd cup of coffee

Mid-Event Survey
1. What are you reading right now? Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs
2. How many books have you read so far? Started and finished 1 and made headway on 2 others
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? Still haven't got to my Veronica Mars book yet because I've been focusing on library books, so still Veronica Mars
4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day? No not really 
5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Also not really
6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? That's so far it's been surprisingly easy to stay on track 
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? Hopefully sleep more the night before
9. Are you getting tired yet? I've had 1 quick nap so I'm doing ok for now
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?


Hour 11

(For first edition mini challenge)

Currently reading: Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs and Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Wolves at the Gate
Books finished: 1, Buffy S.8 Vol.2
Pages read: 46 pages
Running total of pages read: 241 pages
Amount of time spent reading: 30 min.
Running total of time spent reading: 320 min.
Snacks: Arizona iced tea with peach 
Mood: Giants won! Also made headway on another graphic novel

Hours 9 and 10


Currently reading: Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs and Buffy the Vampire Slayer: No Future for You
Books finished: 1, Buffy S.8 Vol.2
Pages read: 120 pages
Running total of pages read: 195 pages
Amount of time spent reading: 70 min.
Running total of time spent reading: 4 hours 50 min
Snacks: had lunch of turkey dogs and rotel dip 
Mood: Happily finished my first book while watching my San Fran Giants play 

Hour 6 Mini Challenge


Best Book of Your Reading Year: Divergent by Veronica Roth

Best YA Book of Your Reading Year:  Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Best Character You Love To Have of Your Reading Year: Betsy from Undead and Undwed by MaryJanice Davidson

Hour 8

Currently reading: Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs
Books finished: 0
Pages read:  20 pages
Running total of pages read: 75 pages
Amount of time spent reading: 50 min.
Running total of time spent reading: 3 hours 50 min
Snacks: chips and onion dip
Next Plans: Have a baseball game about to start so going to switch to reading a Buffy graphic novel for a bit and eat lunch

Hour 7

Currently reading: Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs
Books finished: 0
Pages read:  14 pages
Running total of pages read: 55 pages
Amount of time spent reading: 30 min.
Running total of time spent reading: 3 hours
Snacks: nothing 
Mood: Need a change of scenery finally and a little snack 

Hour 4, 5, 6

Currently reading: Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs
Books finished: 0
Pages read:  10 pages
Running total of pages read: 41 pages
Amount of time spent reading: 30 min.
Running total of time spent reading: 2 hours 30 min
Snacks: nothing 
Mood: Finally my little sleep and early morning caught me and I had to take a nap, hoping to get back to it now!

Hour Three

Not much has changed here, someone is enjoying me being lazy
Currently reading: Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs
Books finished: 0
Pages read:  10 pages
Running total of pages read: 31 pages
Amount of time spent reading: 30 min.
Running total of time spent reading: 2 hours
Snacks: second cup of coffee

Hour Two

Currently reading: Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs
Books finished: 0
Pages read:  8 pages
Running total of pages read: 29 pages
Amount of time spent reading: 35 super distracted minutes
Running total of time spent reading: 90 min.
Snacks: None this hour
Challenge: Paragraph challenge www.cautious.dk/?p=15216#comment-6952
My foot warmer for the hour :)

Hour one


Scooter gave me a "why mommy" look when I tried turning my bedroom light on, so kindle reading until the sun comes out a little more!
Currently reading: Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs
Books finished: 0
Pages read:  21ish pages (reading on an old kindle fire that doesn't have page numbers)
Running total of pages read: 21 pages
Amount of time spent reading: 55 min.
Running total of time spent reading: 55 min.
Snacks: Apple Cinnamon muffin and first cup of coffee


Dewey's Kick-Off!




1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? 
Central Coast, California, where I didn't plan on being up for the start of this but I'm up anyways so figured I'd get started and maybe just take a nap sooner then planned.

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
Definitely reading/finishing up the first book in the Veronica Mars series, this is my all time favorite t.v. show and just haven't had a chance to really sit down with the book yet.

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
I went pretty basic with the snacks, but I always look forward to chips and onion dip. Also the apple cinnamon muffin and first cup of coffee I'm about to have.

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I've been able to rope my mom into also doing today's read-a-thon (Stephanie) so I will have a buddy all day today (well and also my cat who I'm sure will go back and forth between laps all day). I'm super coffee addicted on a normal day so will probably consume an unhealthy amount through the course of the day today. 

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 will be my first read-a-thon and I'm really just looking forward to getting some (hopefully) major reading in. I don't always focus very well so having a reason to sit and read all day should really help.

Friday, April 25, 2014

April 2014 Dewey's Readathon

I will be taking part in my first Dewey 24 hour read a thon tomorrow, and I have decided to mainly focus on getting through the books I currently have in my currently reading area on goodreads, along with Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 8 comics. With a mix of paper books and kindle books.




 I think I will be focusing on Veronica Mars: The Thousand Dollar Tan Line and Bone Crossed first, with using the Buffy comics for breaks.

An Abundance of Katherines - page 35 of 215
Allegiant - page 1 of 526
Bone Crossed - 37%
The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell - page 150 of 438
Veronica Mars: The Thousand Dollar Tan Line - page 34 of 324