Monday, January 30, 2017

WEEKLY WANDERINGS: Giveaway Winners & Readathon Wrap-up


Another week has gone by and it's time to wrap up another readathon.  Thanks to all these great readathons this month, I have started out the year on a great reading foot.  I might even be able to finish one more before the month comes to a close.   However, before I get into the final details of the readathon, I must first give a shout-out to my latest giveaway winners!

Congratulations goes out to the following people for winning a copy of Hinges of Broams Eld by Jennifer Cano!

Caryn

Deborah

Anita

Meghan

Willee

I hope you all enjoy the book as much as I did!  For those who missed it, you can view my thoughts on the book here.  I must say that I am looking more and more to the sequel coming out, the more I think of this book!


And now, time to chat about that readathon that just wrapped up.  Over the last two weeks, I participated in the Winter's Respite Readathon hosted by Michelle of Seasons of Reading.  It was very much a low key event that I frequently found myself forgetting that I was even participating in it.  But then I would remember so that I could help keep track of my stats, so that I can share them with all of you.

Total Minutes Listened:  10 hours, 6 minutes
Total Pages Read:  573
Total Books Completed:  5

Books Completed
  1. Speaking From Among the Bones by Alan Bradley
  2. Lumberjanes #1:  Beware the Kitten Holy by Noelle Stevenson
  3. Lumberjanes #2:  Friendship to the Max by Noelle Stevenson
  4. Lumberjanes #3:  A Terrible Plan by Noelle Stevenson
  5. The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley
I also worked on a couple of other books along the way, and I guess we will see if I can get them finished in the next couple of days.  Overall, I count this readathon quite a success.

What's next on the agenda?  No more readathons for a little while at least, but I am participating in some readalongs.  Book Bloggers International will be reading Born a Crime by Trevor Noah, and hosted by my blog partner, Tasha.  Michelle of Gather Together and Read is hosting a readathon of The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood as well in February that I am hoping to jump in on.  I've been wanting to re-read this one for a while, and there is no better time than the present!

Did you participate in the readathon?  Want to participate in either of the readalongs with me in February?

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    1. fredamans ... You are always so kind! :)

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  2. Layed back readathons are the best kind!

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  3. You did great, Tif! I'm glad you enjoyed it. I love laid back too (well, duh!). Hope you will be able to join in on Handmaid's Tale. I'm looking forward to it!

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    1. Michelle Miller ... Thank you! I do intend to join inn with The Handmaid's Tale. I'm going to sit down this weekend and sort out the details because I'm also participating in another readalong for Born a Crime. I need to make sure I can get both readings done!!

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  4. I'm going to read Born a Crime whenever my library finally gets it on audio. I want to hear Trevor tell his own story. Sadly, it isn't in Overdrive quite yet!
    And, as for The Handmaid's Tale, I'm just not sure if I can read it right now. I need my fiction as an escape at the moment.
    I need to get back to Flavia though! She definitely makes me happy.

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    1. Kristen M. ... I grabbed both The Handmaid's Tale and 1984 from the library last weekend. Not sure what I was thinking because it's been so nice to escape into some fiction.

      You will need to let me know what you think of the audio version of Born a Crime. I may have to eventually listen to it as well. So far, it's a good read, but I'm not far into it yet. And, I love Flavia! Why did it take me so long to read it?!?

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