Sunday, October 19, 2014

Dewey's End of Event Meme

I will do a recap after I sleep for a bit. Below is the end of event meme.


End of Event Meme:
Which hour was most daunting for you?
Midnight.  I eventually just went to bed and slept for 4 hours and then went back to reading.


Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
Most of what I read were graphic novels and comics. I did enjoy reading Grimm Fairy Tales Omnibus so maybe I would recommend that.


Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
Nope.


What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
I didn't really do much interactions or challenges since I was only focused on reading as much as i could.


How many books did you read?
I read 2 books and 7 graphic novels/comics.


What were the names of the books you read?
Creature Discomforts, Water Dragons & Other Rare Aquatic Creatures, Ingress, Anathema, The Imp Lands, Recipe for the Dead 1, 2 & 3 and The Strange.


Which book did you enjoy most?
Grimm Fairy Tales Omnibus though I didn't get to finish it.


Which did you enjoy least?
The Strange


If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
N/A


How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? 
I always prefer to be a reader.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Dewey's Mid Event Survey

Things are still going well.  Taking a 2 hour break to eat dinner and watch Doctor Who. My head is pounding a bit so hopefully this longer break will make it go away.


Currently Reading: Grimm Fairy Tales Omnibus (614/1348)
Books Read: Creature DiscomfortsRecipes for the Dead 1,2 & 3IngressAnathemaThe Strange & The Imp Lands

Total # of Pages Read: 851



Mid-Event Survey

1. What are you reading right now? 
Grimm Fairy Tales (614/1348)


2. How many books have you read so far?
I've only really read graphic novels/comics.  I have read 1 book (Creature Discomforts) and 7 graphic novels/comics (Recipes for the Dead 1,2 & 3, Ingress, Anathema, The Strange & The Imp Lands)


3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
Just looking forward to finishing Grimm Fairy Tales.


4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
This morning there were several but things calmed down.  Now I'm just ignoring everything except the kitties and the hubby.


5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
No surprises so far.

Dewey's Opening Meme

So far so good.  However I think I will need to turn my phone off.  People keep calling and texting and its distracting me from my reading.  For some reason I'm popular today of all days.  Normally I am not.


Currently Reading: Grimm's Fairy Tales Omnibus (132/1348)
Books Read: Creature Discomforts
Total # of Pages Read: 188



Opening Meme

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?

Pennsylvania, United States


2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

Grimm's Fairy Tales Omnibus


3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

Banana Cheesecake...made it yesterday specifically for today.  First time I make a banana cheesecake but it should be delicious..I love bananas and I love cheesecake.


4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

I'm quiet and artsy.  This year I've been really busy with art that I haven't read much so Dewey's is going to help change that.  I love Doctor Who!  I will be taking an hour long break when the episode airs tonight.  Eleven so far is my favorite. 


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?

This is the first time I've particiapted in Dewey's this year.  But I have participated in several in the past.  Plan on taking breaks to leave my eyes rest so I can avoid getting headaches or migraines.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-thon





Tomorrow I will be participating in Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-thon.  I've been busy this year doing a lot of art and have not read much or participated in as many read-a-thons as I have done in the past so I decided to do Dewey's.  My goal is to read all the Kickstarter books and graphic novels I have gotten this year as well as various other graphic novels I have purchased.  Most of my updates will be on twitter @4ahappierme.

Below is a list of some of the books I plan on reading.






Kickstarter Books & Graphic Novels

Creature Discomforts by Alese Lea Taylor & Jessica Cathryn Feinberg


Recipes for the Dead Issues 1, 2 & 3 by Vera Greentea

Unsounded Volume 1 & 2 by Ashley Cope



Other Graphic Novels

Various Doctor Who Graphic Novels (19)

Various Star Trek Graphic Novels (18)



Sunday, January 5, 2014

Bout of Books 9.0



I like starting the year with a read-a-thon so I have decided to participate in Bout of Books.   Bout of Books is a week long read-a-thon.  It starts on January 6th and ends January 12th

My goals however will be small as I am busy doing several other things

1 -  Read a little every day.
2 - To at least start and finish Alice in Zombieland and one other book.

I will be posting my updates below.


Monday, January 6th
Books Finished Today: 0
# of Pages Read: 18
Books Completed Today: 0
Currently Reading: Alice in Zombieland
Notes: Feeling horrible today so not much reading.

Tuesday, January 7th
Books Finished Today: 0
Total # of Books Read: 0
# of Pages Read: 42
Total # of Pages Read: 60
Books Completed Today: N/A
Books Read So Far: N/A
Currently Reading: Alice in Zombieland
Notes: Headaches still getting in the way.

Wednesday, January 8th
Books Finished Today: 0
Total # of Books Read: 0
# of Pages Read: 44
Total # of Pages Read: 104
Books Completed Today: N/A
Books Read So Far: N/A
Currently Reading: Alice in Zombieland
Notes: Hopefully tomorrow will be better.

Thursday, January 9th
Books Finished Today: 0
Total # of Books Read: 0
# of Pages Read: 151
Total # of Pages Read: 255
Books Completed Today: N/A
Books Read So Far: N/A
Currently Reading: Alice in Zombieland
Notes: No headache today so I was able to read a bit more.

Friday, January 10th
Books Finished Today: 0
Total # of Books Read: 0
# of Pages Read: 52
Total # of Pages Read: 307
Books Completed Today: N/A
Books Read So Far: N/A
Currently Reading: Alice in Zombieland
Notes: I should be able to finish the book this weekend.

Saturday, January 11th
Books Finished Today: 0
Total # of Books Read: 0
# of Pages Read: 58
Total # of Pages Read: 365
Books Completed Today: N/A
Books Read So Far: N/A
Currently Reading: Alice in Zombieland
Notes: 

Sunday, January 12th
Books Finished Today: 1
Total # of Books Read: 1
# of Pages Read: 39
Total # of Pages Read: 404
Books Completed Today: Alice in Zombieland
Books Read So Far: Alice in Zombieland
Notes: Well I was able to at least finish 1 book despite headaches this week.  So I guess I didn't do too bad.