Friday, October 18, 2013

Gun Boss of Tumbleweed Book Review

Gun Boss of TumbleweedGun Boss of Tumbleweed by L. Ron Hubbard
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I had no idea this was an audio book. I am not a fan of audio books because they play out the story in a different tone then I would perceive it. This was an okay listen for me. Kincaid’s mother had an accent that sounded like an islander trying to do western and it was just strange. The story was kind of dull. Narrator was okay and the actors who played the major character and protagonist were good. The rest of the voice-overs were either okay or bad. The story had me at moments, but it was mostly background noise. Do not recommend unless you can tolerate audio books.

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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Checkin Almost Hour 21 DONE


This is it. I'm calling it quits. So close I know, but I am waking up early today and may not be able to function.


Only made it about 45% through Frankenstein. Hopefully I'll finish tomorrow (Monday).

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Mini Challenge Hour 19

Show It Off

The Great Wild West by Jeff Appelquist
He really went all out and signed the book and left a nice note inside the cover, plus a thank you card and a promise to chat with the book club, should we ever read his book.
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
My mother bought me this book before I ever learned to read at a small bookshop. It was my first book ever!
In college I was poetry obsessed and collected these. I have a poem for any occasion. I treasure my little poem books.

Checkin Hour 18


Mini challenge
Check out my robot.
I wanted to go higher, but the sleepiness is starting to set in. I haven't been on my best reading behavior today. This was a fun challenge.

Mini Callenge Hour 13

Best Book of Your Reading Year
The Ressurectionist
Best Romance Book of Your Reading Year
Slow Surrender
Best YA Book of Your Reading Year
The Hunger Games
Best New Adult Book of Your Reading Year

Best Mystery Book of Your Reading Year
Best Non-Fiction Book of Your Reading Year
Best Sci-Fi Book of Your Reading Year
Best Fantasy Book of Your Reading Year
Best Children’s Book of Your Reading Year
Best Fiction Book of Your Reading Year
Best Main Character of Your Reading Year
Sugar from Sugar
Best Author of Your Reading Year
Best Supporting Character of Your Reading Year
Lord Byron from Jane Goes Batty
Best Cover of Your Reading Year
Best Character You Love To Have of Your Reading Year
Best Setting of Your Reading Year
Best Story Line of Your Reading Year
Best Indie Author of Your Reading Year

Mini Challenge Hour 11

Checkin Hour 12 Mid-Event Survey

Mid-Event Survey

1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired?
Not tired at all
2) What have you finished reading?
I finished A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and started Frankenstein
3) What is your favorite read so far?
I just loved ATGIB. It took me a long time to read because I was really immersing myself.
4) What about your favorite snacks?
Chowing on my Slim Jim as I type.
5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love!

I skipped Hour 11 and went for a bike ride and Hour 10 I handled a mail complication.

Checkin Hour 6


Mini Challenge: Through the Tea Leaves
Francie from A Trees Grows in Brooklyn reading.

Checkin Hour 4

 So paused reading and combed my hair, washed my face and had breakfast. I have not really plowed through my book like I was hoping, but I think that is because I am being very thoughtful about it because I like it. I'm reading "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn". Post for mini challenge:
Someone like you ....Affinity When the dust settled.

Check In Hour 1 Dewey's Read-a-Thon

October 12 5:30am
 1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I'm really grumpy and hate getting up early in the morning. 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'm curious about the hourly checkins.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Getting Ready

Just bought my supplies for Dewey's 24 hour Read-a-Thon. Beef Jerky, chips, soda, coffee, corn nuts, carrot sticks, hummus, nuts, ice cream, and cereal. Not the healthiest I know, but junk snacks motivate me.