Saturday, April 25, 2015

April 2015 Read-a-Thon

Hour 18 - Best of the Best
Best Book of Your Reading Year
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Best Romance Book of Your Reading Year
Sucked, but the only romance I read this year was Anna and the French Kiss - Stephanie Perkins
Best YA Book of Your Reading Year
Vicious by VE Schwab
Best New Adult Book of Your Reading Year
Everything I never Told you by Celeste Ng
Best Mystery Book of Your Reading Year
Perfume by Patrick Suskind
Best Non-Fiction Book of Your Reading Year
Almost a Woman by Esmeralda Santiago
Best Sci-Fi Book of Your Reading Year
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Best Fantasy Book of Your Reading Year
Miss Peregrine's Home...by Ransom Riggs
Best Children’s Book of Your Reading Year
The Call of the Wild by Jack London
Best Fiction Book of Your Reading Year
Perfume by Patrick Suskind
Best Main Character of Your Reading Year
Jean-Baptiste Grenouille from Perfume by Patrick Suskind
Best Author of Your Reading Year
Bebe Moore Campbell
Best Cover of Your Reading Year
Orange Mint and Honey by Carleen Brice
Best Setting of Your Reading Year
Lifeboat in Life of Pi
Best Story Line of Your Reading Year
Shipwrecked in Life of Pi



Currently Reading: Go Tell it on the Mountain by James Bladwin

TBR:The Devils Grin by Annelie Wendeberg
         A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
         A Separate Peace by John Knowles
         Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Finished: Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
             Lucy By Jamaica Kincaid
             Misanthrope by Moliere
             Ajax Penumbra 1969 by Robin Sloan
             The Call of the Wild by Jack London

Hour 17 - Check In
Probably my last book of the night and it's pretty meaty. Go Tell it on the Mountain by James Bladwin

Currently Reading: Go Tell it on the Mountain by James Bladwin

TBR:The Devils Grin by Annelie Wendeberg
         A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
         A Separate Peace by John Knowles
         Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Finished: Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
             Lucy By Jamaica Kincaid
             Misanthrope by Moliere
             Ajax Penumbra 1969 by Robin Sloan
             The Call of the Wild by Jack London

Hour 13 - Check In
Hooray I'm on book number 5 and my second cup of coffee. My coffee cup is very big.
Old Picture - Same Mug
Currently Reading:  Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
TBR:The Devils Grin by Annelie Wendeberg
         A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
         Go Tell it on the Mountain by James Bladwin
         A Separate Peace by John Knowles
         Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Finished: Lucy By Jamaica Kincaid
              Misanthrope by Moliere
              Ajax Penumbra 1969 by Robin Sloan
             The Call of the Wild by Jack London

Hour 12 - Mid-Event Survey
1. What are you reading right now?
Slaughterhouse 5
2. How many books have you read so far?

I read four books
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?

I just started it. Slaughterhouse 5
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?

I took a nap, but I am happy to report I got my Dad to participate.
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?

The international readers and teen readers with good taste.

Hour 11 - Check In
Took a two hour nap and woke up refreshed. Cut up some watermelon for snacking and getting back into Call of the Wild. I had no idea the story was about a dog and told from his perspective. Not into it so far, may switch to something else.

Currently Reading:  The Call of the Wild by Jack London 25/157

TBR:The Devils Grin by Annelie Wendeberg
         A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
         Go Tell it on the Mountain by James Bladwin
         Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
         A Separate Peace by John Knowles
         Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Finished: Lucy By Jamaica Kincaid
              Misanthrope by Moliere
              Ajax Penumbra 1969 by Robin Sloan

Hour 7 - Treasure Hunt

Also I am now starting The Call of the Wild by Jack London. This leather bound copy from the library is absolutely stunning and I kind of don't want to return it ever. It has gold gilt, silk lining, sewn-in satin bookmark Also the spine has never been broken and the previous owner was a person named Jack Dewey Helms. The Dewey must mean luck. So I'll be off the internet for awhile.



Currently Reading:  The Call of the Wild by Jack London

TBR:The Devils Grin by Annelie Wendeberg
         A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
         Go Tell it on the Mountain by James Bladwin
         Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
         A Separate Peace by John Knowles
         Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Finished: Lucy By Jamaica Kincaid
              Misanthrope by Moliere
              Ajax Penumbra 1969 by Robin Sloan

Hour 5 - Cast It
Ajax Penumbra 1969 by Robin Sloan
Ajax Penumbra is a bibliophile looking for a rare book when he gets invited into the exclusive book club. In the first book he is an old man but in this one he is young.
For a young Ajax I can't help but envision Will Forte. I've been liking his show "Last Man on Earth"
Why he would make a good Ajax? He is a plain looking bookish guy. This series is really not that great anyway.

Currently Reading: Ajax Penumbra 1969 by Robin Sloan
TBR:The Devils Grin by Annelie Wendeberg
         A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
         Go Tell it on the Mountain by James Bladwin
         Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
         The Call of the Wild by Jack London
         A Separate Peace by John Knowles
         Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
Finished: Lucy By Jamaica Kincaid
              Misanthrope by Moliere

Hour 4 - Let's Get Together
Currently Reading: Lucy by Jamaica Kincaid 50/87
TBR: The Devils Grin by Annelie Wendeberg
         Ajax Penumbra 1969 by Robin Sloan
         A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
         Go Tell it on the Mountain by James Bladwin
         Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
         The Call of the Wild by Jack London
         A Separate Peace by John Knowles
         Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
Finished:Misanthrope by Moliere

Hour 2 - Classic Words of Wisdom
“If you look for perfection, you will never be satisfied.” 
― Leo TolstoyAnna Karenina

Well this one is pretty obvious.
Book Stack


Currently Reading: Lucy By Jamaica Kincaid
TBR: The Devils Grin by Annelie Wendeberg
         Ajax Penumbra 1969 by Robin Sloan
         A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
         Go Tell it on the Mountain by James Bladwin
         Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
         The Call of the Wild by Jack London
         A Separate Peace by John Knowles
         Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
Finished: Misanthrope by Moliere

Hour 0 - Opening MEME
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!

When it comes to reading I am a late bloomer. In only started the reading habit as my 30th birthday approached. I read a bit as a teenager but mostly Francesca Lia Block. Alsoi I plan on staying in my PJ's all day.

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 always have a good game plan going in but tend to get distracted during the day. I think I take on too much and set high standards which I fail to meet.

Currently Reading: Misanthrope by Moliere

TBR: The Devils Grin by Annelie Wendeberg
         Lucy By Jamaica Kincaid
         Ajax Penumbra 1969 by Robin Sloan
         A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
         Go Tell it on the Mountain by James Bladwin
         Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
         The Call of the Wild by Jack London
         A Separate Peace by John Knowles
         Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Finished:


13 comments:

  1. Looks like you have a great plan and I am happy to having you being a part of the read-a-thon! Cheering you on with the Mr. Popper cheering team!

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  2. Really interesting looking book pile! Happy readathon!

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  3. Lots of books to choose!. have fun. #TeamMrPopper

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  4. Great looking TBR pile and you're making progress! Happy reading! #TeamPopper

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  5. That is a huge stack of books!! OMG! I have such low goals. LOL! I think it's the naps that I do that make me commit to only 3 books. If that! Love the PJ's idea.

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    1. The key is all my choices are quick reads.

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  6. Your Call of the Wild is a beautiful copy. Hope you enjoy it! Cheering you from Texas. Have a great time!!

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  7. You are just OWNING these challenges! Hope your Readathon keeps on being fabulous! #TeamPopper is cheering you on!

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  8. Irene from Team Mr. Popper here. I hope you're enjoying the readathon so far. Please remember that it's all about having fun, so if you feel more like snacking than reading, then go ahead. This event is the perfect excuse for snacking!
    I'm sure you'll reach your goal. You can do this!

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  9. It's the eleventh hour and you are approaching the halfway point. reward yourself with a breath of fresh air, a hot beverage of your choice and ... another burst of pages! We're here to help! #TeamMrPopper

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  10. Congratulations it looks like you're doing great! Happy reading :)

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  11. I think we all need big coffee cups today. And then we will need them again tomorrow....We do some crazy things for love of books, don't we?

    I hope the second half of your Readathon is going well! Hang in there!

    #TeamPopper

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  12. Go Tell It On The Mountain is on my summer reading list. The readathon has been great so far. You are relly rocking the mini challenges.

    It is really quiet now. I can hear my cat snoring. We are in the homestretch. Don't forget to move around a bit. Best of luck in achieving your read-a-thon goals. Happy reading! #TeamMrPopper

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