Dewey’s Read-a-thon Introduction

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?

I don’t know if I’d call it fine, but I am in New Jersey.
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

I am not really sure and that is worrying me.  I’m feeling kind of ambivalent today.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

I put dinner in the crockpot already – pork cooked in cider (a very autumny dish) and we’re having it with roasted root veg, so I guess that is what I am looking forward to most of all.
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

I am a teacher in an urban district and a mom with one kid in college and the other finishing high school.  I love to read across genres.  I’m a big tea and coffee drinker.
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 think I will try to participate in some challenges this time.  I also plan on going out at some point to my Independent book shop.

Have a great read-a-thon everyone!

Read-a-thon Prep

Getting excited for Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-thon this Saturday.  A fun event consisting of blogging, tweeting and reading.  I will probably fit in a visit to my Indie Book Shop as well.

My reading plan is to attempt to clear up my Kindle, but we’ll see… I have some intriguing books piled in my bedroom as well.  On my Kindle I have:

  • A Canterbury Crime by Brian Kavanagh
  • Murder on a Candlelight Tour by Ellen Elizabeth Hunter
  • Why Do Falls Fall In Love by Louise Marley
  • Thursday Morning Breakfast (and murder) Club by Liz Stauffer
  • The Frequency of Murder by John Hogarth
  • My Soul to Keep by Sue McNeill
  • Ghost in the Machine by Ed James
  • In the Blood by Steve Robin
  • A Killing Karma by Geraldine Evans
  • The Dead Lie Down by G.i. Tulloch
  • The Sloan Monroe Series by Cheryl Bradshaw
  • Black is the Colour by Helen Howe
  • The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart

These are all books I have sitting on my Kindle that I keep putting off because the books piled up next to my bed keep jumping the line :).  Although I won’t get to all of them obviously, I hope to at least make a dent.

Snacks are on the agenda for tomorrow…must stock up on finger food and my absolute favorite…Williamson Tea.  My grocery store makes me very sad, they don’t stock it.

Hope everyone else has a fun read-a-thon!

 

This is a meme hosted by Midnight Book Girl found here.

This morning I only had a little time to read and I spent it with

 

A really interesting, so far anyway, book I am reading for my book club.  I read a little in this after giving up on:

 

I had this series on my TBR page forever and picked up the first book and a couple more from my local used bookshop, but I just couldn’t get into it.  Not exactly sure why, just I couldn’t immerse myself in it and ended up shelving it in my very small “did not finish” pile.  I may try it again later.  It is a very popular series, so maybe I just wasn’t in the right frame of mind for it.

So, what are you reading this morning?

 

 

Sundays in Bed with Midnight Book Girl

Somehow my bloglovin’ and my reader dropped the feed from Midnight Book Girl and so I’ve been missing out on Sundays in Bed, this meme that is hosted by her.

My Sundays in Bed read is one that I am reading for my One Drink Minimum Book Club, not really a light and fluffy read, but very interesting.

Beyond the Sky and the Earth:  A Journey into Bhutan by Jamie Zeppa

“Mountains all around, climbing up to peaks, rolling into valleys, again and again. Bhutan is all and only mountains.  I know the technical explanation for the landscape;…It is easier to picture a giant child gathering earth in great armfuls, piling up rocks, pinching mud into ridges and sharp peaks, knuckling out little valleys and gorges, poking holes for water to fall through.”

Thursday Thirteen

Going through a rough time, so I thought I’d list 13 things to look forward to (in no particular order):

  1. The weekend 🙂
  2. Broadchurch finale tonight at 10 on BBC AmericaImage from BBC America
  3. Christmas
  4. Book Club meeting Oct. 9
  5. Daughter coming home December 13th
  6. Catching up with the Agatha Raisin series and Hamish MacBeth
  7. Thanksgiving Break image from busymom.net
  8. Two week long Christmas Break this year
  9. Lunch date with family member I haven’t seen in a long time
  10. Receiving retro pay
  11. Receiving estate settlement
  12. Malice Domestic
  13. Retirement

Bloggiesta

 

  • Clean up pages (change goals page)
  • Check all links.
  • Clean up tags
  • Visit blogs and comment :)
  • Check in with twitter for #Bloggiesta
  • Visit my Goodreads page and do some fall clean up there as well (library shelves, TBR list)
  • Visit my FIctFact account and catch it up with my series reads.
  • Set up a calendar and/or goals for posting and meme participation.

I am pretty happy with what I accomplished with everything going on this weekend.  I will be visiting blogs and commenting this evening.  I am relatively new to blogging (less than 1 year) so I have been learning a lot from other people – twitter cards, hosting book clubs, branding, and many other things.

Hope everyone else is enjoying their Bloggiesta!

Start of Bloggiesta

My first time participating in Bloggiesta found here.  Looks like a great idea….so my goals for this three days.

  • Clean up pages (change goals page)
  • Check all links.
  • Clean up tags
  • Visit blogs and comment 🙂
  • Check in with twitter for #Bloggiesta
  • Visit my Goodreads page and do some fall clean up there as well (library shelves, TBR list)
  • Visit my FIctFact account and catch it up with my series reads.
  • Set up a calendar and/or goals for posting and meme participation.

I think that is enough for one weekend