Friday, July 29, 2016

#7in7Readathon | (Another one? Yes)

And another readathon - that seems booktube/twitter based - but I like putting things here, I feel like it makes it neater. Anyway, I feel like this read-a-thon is pretty self explanatory - trying to read 7 books in 7 days. Currently I think my plan is just to try and knock off the rest of my Sookie Stackhouse reread and finally read the last two books in the damn series (three? I don't remember where I stopped honestly I think I just haven't read the last two, but it's been so long I only remember bits and pieces).

This readathon is running from July 31st (happy birthday, harry) to August 6th! Different then a usual Monday to Sunday but I can start a day sooner so who really cares (avoiding everything with books, hello that is me right now) (stress, stress, stress).

The announcement video is here with any information you could need but that's the basics - 7 books, 7 days; July 31st to August 6th, youtube/twitter (probably also instagram?). Oh and the hashtag in the title of this post is the hashtag that's apparently being used, I'll probably also be using simply #7in7.

As for my TBR, I think I kind of already spoiled it? Sookie Stackhouse books and then probably the two Fruits Basket, Collectors Editions I have, maybe I'll throw in some graphic novels or single issues (I haven't been reading single issues because they're a mess, I need to organize them all).

If you're joining let me know - in the comments here or just on twitter - and either way I hope you have a great (reading) week!

Announcement video

Monday, July 25, 2016

#24in48 Wrap Up

First of all - where have I been? Well, honestly, the answer is pretty damn simple and it comes in three parts: reading slump, which was from the stress and having to do a bunch of stuff related to family business-y stuff. And also that I've been kind of sick? I guess? I haven't been healthy, that's for sure, and if someone, anyway, could tell me why I'm having hot flashes I will give them my firstborn (joke will be on them but still).

Besides all of that, that isn't what this post is about. The 24in48 readathon happened over this weekend, and I didn't make a sign up/tbr post because I honestly though I'd get maybe six hours read, a book finished. And so I'm blown away at what I did get read.

The reason I didn't think I'd get much down is because most of Sunday was spent at a house party/wizard rock show seeing friends and melting (anything over like 75 at the moment is too hot for me and it's been in 90). It was well worth it, though, and a ton of fun.

I did get a surprising amount read Saturday, where I had the whole day to read, and spent 7 hours, 32 minutes of it reading. Sunday I basically just had the morning, not sure how late I'd be back and probably mentally exhausted by then, anyway.

Read over the weekend:

  • Fruits Basket: Collectors Edition, Volume 1 by Natsuki Takaya (started and finished - 400 pages)
  • Club Dead by Charlaine Harris (finished - 137 pages)
  • Skinwalker (Jane Yellowrock #1) by Faith Hunter (finished - 340) (had listened to a little on Friday but not much)
  • Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris (started - 115 pages)
Overall it was pretty much a win in my opinion, especially because I was also low key taking part in the booktubeathon. With my recent book slumpy feelings (being too stressed to read) it really helped to just try and set time aside this time to read. I'm going to try and do the same next week, I'm technically still about two books behind on my read 100 books (as in book books) challenge I set for myself. 

I can't promise I'll be back more this month or next - maybe in September, which should be after a few of the personal/family business stress things calm down (just thinking about it makes my chest tighten). Hopefully. Either way, I'll definitely be around for the nest bout of books at the end of August! 

Total Time Spent Reading: 11:04
Total things finished: 3 (1 other started)
Pages read: 992