My craft blog was morphing into a book blog. So I started this blog to primarily include book reviews and related challenges in which I participate. I review young adult and adult fiction, but I mention kids books here and there.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sunday Salon & Read-a-thon Wrap Up

Can you say utter failure? They say that failure to plan is a plan for failure. Well, I am proof of it. While I looked forward to this read-a-thon, I didn't take time to set books aside or find things to distract my children. So I didn't get to actively participate like I wanted to.

I woke up an hour late. I did start on a book, but I had to stop to make sure kids were getting dressed and ready for our scout meeting. Since I'm the leader, I had to gather everything together for our activity. I ended up conversing with parents afterward, so I didn't get back home and to my book as quickly as I had wanted. I neglecting to plan for lunch, so I had to stop and do that.

This list of excuses goes on, but in the end, I was a flop this time out. I'll have to try again in 6 months.  I did visit some blogs and ponder some interesting mini-challenges. But I was too late to participate in many by the time I saw them. I still might do a big post with all of the ones that I liked.
In summary, here are my stats.
Total number of books read: 0
Total time spent reading: 2ish hours
Total mini-challenges completed: 0
Prize you’ve won: 0
Total number of participants visited: 15

The Sunday Salon.com
The books I have read in the past week: 
Haven't finished anything

Books I am currently reading:
The Map, Raising Financially Fit Kids, Just in Case, Urban Homesteader

Books I plan on reading this week:
In addition to completing some of the books on my in progress list, I plan to start on Plan B.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Read-a-thon: Update #2

Title of book(s) read since last update:
Time spent reading since last update: 30 minutes
Mini-challenges completed since last update:

As you can see from my stats, today didn't go as planned. Kids take priority and they took over my day today. I'm hoping to join back in now, but I'm tired, so I'm not sure how much I will accomplish.

Total number of books read:
Total number of pages read: 60
Total time spent reading: 30 minutes
Total mini-challenges completed:
Prizes won:
Total number of participants visited: 5

Read-a-thon: Hour 1 Update

I'm awake! I over slept and missed hour 1. I doubt that I will update every hour. I have to leave the house for a few hours to run a girl scout meeting. I think I'll update before I go, when I get back and may be a couple more times before my Wrap Up post.

I have a book that I need to read and review. So I'll do that now and participate in a couple of challenges. I'll check back in after hour 3.

Happy reading!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Read-a-thon is coming!

 This weekend is the 24-hour read-a-thon. In my time zone, we start at 7:00 am Saturday, April 10. Because of things I need to get done with my kids, I won't likely get the entire 24 hours in, but I'm going to give it my best. It's not too late to sign up.