Saturday, October 12, 2013

Readathon Day!

Today is the 24 hour readthon. I've participated several times in the past and loved it! But things have changed since then. My time used to be my own, I could just tell my husband not to expect me to do anything, I'd be reading and that was fine. Now my time isn't my own. I now have a beautiful 6 week old little girl. I love her so much but she does consume my time. I meant to try to get a little reading in this morning but she decided otherwise. We had a rather cranky morning. After a little car trip, she's settled down now so maybe I'll have some time to read after I get some food prepped for dinner tonight. I wish everybody doing the readathon the best of luck and try to get a little reading in for me, the former and wishful reader :)

Saturday, April 27, 2013

24 Hour Readathon- Update #2

I finished a book! Start to finish! :)

I just finished up Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin.
It was a great book that follows up her previous book, The Happiness Project. There is a lot that I aspire to in my life and one of them to just be happy, where I am in the here and now. Her books help me realize that I do have a lot to be thankful for and happy about in my own life (including being able to partcipate in a readathon!) and strategies or ideas on how to create my own happiness project in order to better myself and help those around me. I highly recommend these two books.

And now, onto book #2....

Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon!

It's hour 1 for the 24 hour readathon! Here's my introductory post:

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
Pittsburgh, PA. Hopefully the sun will come out and it'll get warm enough for me to read outside for part of the day :)
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
I actually haven't picked any books out yet- I'm in the middle of several books right now but they're all long books and I've noticed that I tend to feel more successful about the readathon if I pick short books so that I feel like I'm getting through them.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
I actually just had it- last night I prepped a crock-pot Apple and steel cut oats breakfast. It was my first time making it so it was actually in the crockpot too long and burnt a little- but still good!
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
This is the first time I've participated in the readathon while being pregnant- my husband and I currently pregnant with our first child, a little baby girl!
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 going to try to start off at least with short books so I can read different things throughout the day and feel like I'm getting through a lot.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Clarissa Readalong Update #1

Hi everyone. A while back I signed up to join the month-long readalong for Clarissa by Samuel Richardson. The goal is to read this nearly million word tome in one month, April 2012.

I began a little late, I started around April 4th and I'm still only around page 130, out of the 1500 pages... One problem I have is that I don't want to carry it around with me. Not only would it make my bag to heavy but I think it might start to rip and fall apart if it's handled too much, so I try to read it at home when I have the chance.

However, I am thoroughly enjoying what I have read so far and even if it takes me a little longer than a month, or a few months, to finish, it will be well worth the effort.

Please head on over to for more details on the readalong and a wonderful blog in general. I will try to keep updating here with my progress and thoughts on Clarissa.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Harry Potter

It's time to celebrate! The Harry Potter series is now available in ebook format and can be purchased only at the pottermore store.I was worried they would be unreasonably priced, but i checked them out and the first three are $7.99, the last four are $9.99, or you can get the whole series for about $57. Not too bad. My husband and I are going on a cruise this summer so I think this will be perfect cruise reading- all the wonderful HP books without lugging them around :) Cheers!