Monday, April 28, 2014

Monday Maunder: Readathons Galore!

I have so much reading to report on this week, 
especially with a couple of readathons to add in the mix! 

Last week, I skipped my usual updates to share a special feature on the upcoming Armchair BEA!  (If you haven't checked it out, click over and read all about it, then click on over here to check out the AWESOME agenda that was just announced earlier today!)  Here is a quick update on the books I completed in that 2 week span, minus a readathon weekend . . .

  • The Dyerville Tales by M.P. Kozlowsky
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (audiobook)
  • Runaways #2:  Teenage Wasteland by Brian K. Vaughan
  • Runaways #3:  The Good Die Young by Brian K. Vaughan
  • Chew #2:  International Flavor by John Layman
  • Chew #3:  Just Desserts by John Layman
  • Chew #4:  Flambe by John Layman

Then, came Dewey's Readathon on Saturday!  I had such big hopes and a huge stack of books to get through.  I started out the day with doing a bit of blog reading and commenting, took my daughter horseback riding with her Girl Scout troop, and came home to start reading.  Next thing I knew I was SICK, horribly, horribly SICK!  Though I ended up spending most of the time in bed, I did still finish two books:
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid #5:  The Ugly Truth by Jeff Kinney
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid #6:  Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinney

I did get to feeling better on Sunday, and was able to finish Diary of a Wimpy Kid #7:  The Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney and start Diary of a Wimpy Kid #8:  The Hard Truth by Jeff Kinney.  And, that brings us up-to-date with  . . . 

The Spring-Into-Horror Readathon is this week!  This readathon starts today and runs through Sunday, May 4, 2014.  I will be working on my original stack of books from Dewey's Readathon (pictured again below), but am adding a few titles to my list to add the horror element required of the event.
  • Sleep Donation by Karen Russell (This is my current audio-read and I need to finish it this week!)
  • Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris (I've been really wanting to start this series and this weekend will provide the perfect opportunity!)

I will actually be participating in another readathon in a couple of weeks (Bout of Books), but I will wait to share my details of that one until we get a little closer.  Whew!!  That's a lot of reading, but I will take it!!  

Did you participate in Dewey's Readathon?  How did you do?  Are you participating in the Spring-Into-Horror Readathon this week?  What do you plan on reading?


  1. I'm not much of a horror reader, so I'm skipping that one, but I loved Dewey's and I'm doing Bout of Books. Dewey's really jumpstarted my reading for the month. The 1st-25th I had only read 8 books (I typically read 15 or more a month) so I was feeling really slacking. With the RaT, in the last 2 days, I've finished another 7. :)

    1. Karsyn Smith ... Wow! Great job!! I'm looking forward to Bout of Books too! That's a fun one!!

  2. The Readathon got my reading mojo going this weekend. Thank goodness! I'm definitely in on Bout of Books coming up.

    1. Andi ... Yay!! That's such great news! BTW, thanks for hosting another fabulous event! I only wish I hadn't gotten sick and could have read so much more.

  3. As you know, Dewey's was a royal suckfest for me. haha! So sorry you got sick! I bet you were mad.

    My boys love those Wimpy Kid books. I have not read them yet. Maybe I will someday. :)

    I hope you get to read more from your read-a-thon stack. I really need to start the Sookie series myself. Happy reading, my friend!

    1. Michelle Miller ... The Wimpy Kid books are pretty funny! My husband even reads them and he's not even a reader! (Don't worry, I give him crap about it all the time!)

      Happy reading to you as well! I hoping we both get better results!

  4. Aww, that sucks you got sick for the read-a-thon, but it seems like if you miss one, there's another one right around the corner!

    1. Charleen Lynette ... That is so true! And, this time, it was just a day away!! :)

  5. Good luck with the read-a-thon this week. Going to head over and check it and the other one you mentioned out. Thanks for sharing doing read-a-thons oh yes I do!

  6. Oh...and forgot to say...BOO to being sick.

    1. Deb ... I just saw on Twitter that you joined the readathon this week too! Yippee!! :)


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