Sunday, April 25, 2021

Dewey's Readthon Wrap Up

Yay! I managed to stay up the full 24 hours!

Total hours read: 24

Total pages read: 949

Total books read: EightChopping Spree by Angela Sylvaine, Church by Renee Miller, Who Will Save Your Soul by Jody Smith, The Catcreeper by Kevin Arthur Lewis, Kutter by Jeff Strand, The Malan Witch by Catherine Cavendish, Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates and Truth or Dare by P.J. Night.

Closing Survey

1. How would you assess your reading overall?

I stayed up for the full 24 hours and I read more during this readathon than I have during the previous ones, so I would say it went well.

2. Did you have a strategy, and if so, did you stick to it?

My strategy was to focus on reading this time and not do any challenges in hopes of getting more reading done. I stuck to that and it ended up being the most I've ever read during a readathon.

3. What was your favourite snack?

Reese's pretzelsit was my first time trying them and I loved them! They're even better than chocolate covered pretzels!


Saturday, April 24, 2021

Dewey's Readathon Mid-Event Survey

1. What are you reading right now?

Kutter by Jeff Strand

2. How many books have you read so far?

Four: Chopping Spree by Angela Sylvaine, Church by Renee Miller, Who Will Save Your Soul by Jody Smith and The Catcreeper by Kevin Arthur Lewis.

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the readathon?

The Malan Witch by Catherine Cavendish

4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?


Nope, so far I've been able to read all day.

5. What surprises you most about the readathon, so far?


How many books I've been able to read. Usually I get distracted very easily, but I haven't so far.

Dewey's Readathon

Today is Dewey's Readathon! A day where I will once again attempt to read for 24 hours. Here's what I plan on reading:


  1. Chopping Spree by Angela Sylvaine 
  2. Church by Renee Miller
  3. Who Will Save Your Soul by Jody Smith
  4. Offstage Offerings by Priya Sridhar
  5. The Catcreeper by Kevin Arthur Lewis
  6. Sole Survivor by Zachary Ashford
  7. The Malan Witch by Catherine Cavendish
  8. Kutter by Jeff Strand
  9. Night of the Mannequins by Stephen Graham Jones
  10. Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates
  11. The Thrill Club by R.L. Stine
  12. Truth or Dare by P.J. Night
  13. The Stand: Captain Trips by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Stephen King, Laura Martin, Mike Perkins

Opening Survey

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

Oakville, Ontario

2. Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

The Malan Witch by Catherine Cavendish

3. Which snack are you most looking forward to?

Reese's pretzels — I've been looking for an excuse to try these.

4. Tell us a little something about yourself!

I work in a thrift store, which is where I buy most of my books (I get a 50% discount), but today most of the books in my TBR are from Kindle Unlimited because I haven't been using it much and I want to get more use out of my subscription. 

5. If you participated in the last readathon, what's one thing you'll do different today? 

I want to read more than I did during the last readathon. I say this every time, but that's always my goal.

Saturday, February 6, 2021

24 in 48 Readathon

This weekend is the 24 in 48 Readathon, a readathon with the goal of reading a total of 24 hours over the weekend, beginning at midnight on Friday and ending midnight on Sunday. All the books I've chosen for my TBR are written by women writers because February is Women in Horror Month.


My TBR:

  1. The Kelping by Jan Stinchcomb
  2. Hell's Bells by Lisa Quigley
  3. Food Fright by Nico Bell
  4. Cirque Berserk by Jessica Guess
  5. Hairspray and Switchblades by V. Castro
  6. Trampled Crown by Kirby Kellogg
  7. Infested by Carol Gore
  8. Dead Eyes by EV Knight
  9. Red Station by Kenzie Jennings
  10. My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Dewey's Readathon

 


Today is Dewey's Readathon, a day where I will once again attempt to read for 24 hours straight.

My TBR:

1. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

2. Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge

3. Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

4. Night in the Lonesome October by Richard Laymon

5. Home Before Dark by Riley Sager

6. Autumncrow by Cameron Chaney (on my Kindle)


My snacks:

  • Pumpkin bread
  • Pumpkin snickerdoodles
  • Pumpkin pie Chex mix
  • Pumpkin cheesecake
  • Copycat Starbucks pumpkin cream cold brew and pumpkin spice lattes
  • Boursin cheese and crackers


Opening Survey

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

Oakville, Ontario

2. Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

Autumncrow by Cameron Chaney

3. Which snack are you most looking forward to?

The pumpkin bread I baked last night.

4. Tell us a little something about yourself!

My birthday was this past Monday. I turned 33. Fun fact: I was born on Black Monday (October 19, 1987).

5. If you participated in the last readathon, what's one thing you'll do different today? 

I want to read more than I did last time. I think I say that every time, but that's always the goal.

Friday, August 7, 2020

Dewey's Reverse Readathon

Tonight I'm going to be participating in Dewey's Reverse Readathon, which starts at 8:00 pm instead of at 8:00 am, like the readathon normally does. I did have to work today, so I'll probably fall asleep at some point tonight because I'm already feeling tired.

What I plan on reading:

  1. The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix (the last 200 pages or so)
  2. Magic by William Goldman (the last 150 pages or so)
  3. Until Summer Comes Around by Glenn Rolfe
  4. Slash by Hunter Shea
  5. Those Who Came Before by J.H. Moncrieff
  6. The Dead Girls Club by Damien Angelica Walters
  7. The Last Final Girl by Stephen Graham Jones
  8. Kill River 2 by Cameron Roubique
  9. Ten by Gretchen McNeil
  10. Someone We Know by Shari Lapena

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

Oakville, Ontario

2. Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

Until Summer Comes Around by Glenn Rolfe

3. Which snack are you most looking forward to?

Pizza!

4. Tell us a little something about yourself!

I work in a thrift store and I get a 50% discount on books and whenever I buy books there I always buy five, because if you buy four books, you get the fifth free! I actually bought five books after work today and included one of them in my TBR stack for tonight.

5. If you participated in the last readathon, what's one thing you'll do different today?

I might allow myself to sleep instead of forcing myself to stay up the whole 24 hours because I had to work today, so I'm pretty tired.

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Dewey's Readathon Wrap-Up

Total pages read: 568
Books read: Monster, She Wrote by Lisa Kroger and Melanie R. Anderson, and Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix

I sort of made it to the end. I stayed up until 8:00 am, but I fell asleep for a couple hours earlier in the day because I didn't sleep well on Friday night, so I didn't really read the full 24 hours.

I only ended up reading two books, Monster, She Wrote by Lisa Kroger and Melanie R. Anderson, and Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix. I enjoyed both and would definitely recommend them. I now have a long list of horror books and stories written by women that I want to check out thanks to Monster, She Wrote. Horrorstor was a quick read and a lot of fun.

Closing Survey

1. How would you assess your reading overall?

I didn't end up reading as much as I would have liked because I kept getting distracted, but I read more than I did last readathon and I'm happy with that.

2. Did you have a strategy, and if so, did you stick to it?

I didn't really have a strategy, I just tried to read as much as I could, but I gave into distractions pretty easily.

3. What was your favourite snack?

I ordered pizza from Little Caesars and it was really good. I especially love their Italian cheese bread. Yum.

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Dewey's Readathon

My TBR for the day...hopefully I can get through a few of these

Today is Dewey's Readathon and I'm thrilled because I can't think of a better way to spend my time in quarantine than reading all day.

My TBR:

Midnight by John Russo
Magic by William Goldman
The Female Man by Joanna Russ
Monster, She Wrote by Lisa Kroger and Melanie R. Anderson
Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix

My stash of discount Easter candy in a festive Halloween bowl
My snacks:

The only snack I really have is this clearance Easter candy I've been working my way though. I didn't make anything special for the readathon like I normally do because since the quarantine has started I've been snacking constantly and I really need to stop.

Opening Survey

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

Oakville, Ontario, Canada

2. Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

Horrorstor by Grady HendrixI've loved all his other books, so I'm hoping I'll love this one too.

3. Which snack are you most looking forward to?

Reese's eggs

4. Tell us a little something about yourself!

I've been in a bit of a reading slump for the past few months and I'm hoping this brings me out of it.

5. If you participated in the last readathon, what's one thing you'll do different today?

I want to post more updates in my blog, but I also want to read more, and those are two conflicting goals, so we shall see.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

The Stay Home Reading Rush



I'm going to be participating in The Stay Home Reading Rush, which starts today and ends on April 19. Seeing as how I'm off work due to COVID-19, I should have plenty of time to read. I've been in a reading slump for the past several months, so I'm hoping this will help bring me out of it.

Here's what I plan on reading for all of the prompts:

Read a book with a house on the cover: The Garden of Bewitchment by Catherine Cavendish — It's very tiny and in the background, but it's still there.

Read a book set somewhere you wish you could go: Bunny by Mona Awad — I've always wanted to go to New England, and I just really want to read this because I was planning on reading it for Women in Horror Month, but I never got around to it. Plus I've had it checked out from the library for months.

Read a book that will make you smile and read a book in the same room the whole time: Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh  I'm combining two challenges on this book because I don't think it will take me long to read this.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Dewey's Readathon


Dewey's Readathon is today and I am so excited to spend a whole 24 hours reading - well I do have a driving lesson at noon, so 23 hours, I guess. 

Books I plan on reading:
  1. The Darkest Veil by Catherine Cavendish
  2. Slash by Hunter Shea
  3. Those Who Came Before by J.H. Moncrieff
  4. Night in the Lonesome October by Richard Laymon
  5. Halloween Party by R.L. Stine
  6. How to Survive a Horror Movie by Seth Grahame-Smith
  7. Bart Simpson's Treehouse of Horror Spine-Tingling Spooktacular
  8. The Haunted Forest Tour by James A. Moore and Jeff Strand (audiobook on Hoopla)
Food I plan on eating:
  • spinach dip with pumpernickel bread
  • chocolate covered almonds
  • stew and crescent rolls