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.


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.