Sunday, April 18, 2010

Next 24 Hour Read-A-Thon

Posted by Ann Roberts at 3:10 PM 36 comments

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Sunday, April 11, 2010

24 Hour Read-A-Thon: The Next Day

Posted by Ann Roberts at 1:33 PM 1 comments
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So the phone rings at 10:30am this morning! Really?! Who wasn't paying attention yesterday!!

Hosting dinner tonight to recruit (what I think) is a really cool thing for the #Masquerage Red Ribbon Lounge. The Menu:
Fresh Corn Soup with Roasted Corn Guacamole
Pork Chops with Coconut Sauce
Jasmine Rice
Grilled Carrots
Grilled Pineapple with Butter-Rum Glaze, Marscapone, and Blueberries


I think I'm out of time for a nap!

24 Hour Read-A-Thon: 21 Hours

Posted by Ann Roberts at 2:08 AM 2 comments
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Quick mini post
Just finished Shiloh Walker's Fragile and moving on to Broken. That should get me through until 8am!!!

I'll post a more complete update and follow-up summary after I get some sleep in the morning!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-A-Thon: 16 Hours

Posted by Ann Roberts at 9:08 PM 0 comments
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Midnight!!! I just need a little nap…

Best of Makeovers Bundle: 100% Completed

Currently Reading:

Some Like It Sizzling

Pages Read:

224 of 224

Author:

Jamie Sobrato

The final book in the bundle!!! FINISHED



Next Up:


Currently Reading:

Fragile

Pages Read:

? of 346

Author:

Shiloh Walker



24 Hour Results:

Number of Books Read:

4

Total Pages Read:

886

Check out the blogs of my friends: Shaunesay

Learn more about Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-thon and read the blogs of other participants!

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-A-Thon: 13 ½ Hours

Posted by Ann Roberts at 6:39 PM 0 comments

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Finally getting into a rhythm and only one book left to go in the Best of Makeovers Bundle so I can move on!

Best of Makeovers Bundle: 90% Completed

Currently Reading:

His Boardroom Mistress

Pages Read:

192 of 192

Author:

Emma Darcy

Emma Darcy is a new author for me to read. Another Best of Makeovers Bundle book. I can’t say that I hold out a lot of promise for this book with the cheesy title and cover. But hey, it’s only 192 pages! Maybe I can finish it before John has dinner ready. J

Next Up:


Currently Reading:

Some Like It Sizzling

Pages Read:

? of 224

Author:

Jamie Sobrato

The final book in the bundle!!!



24 Hour Results:

Number of Books Read:

3

Total Pages Read:

662

Check out the blogs of my friends: Shaunesay

Learn more about Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-thon and read the blogs of other participants!

24 Hour Readathon: Mid-Event Survey

Posted by Ann Roberts at 5:54 PM 2 comments
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1. What are you reading right now?
His Boardroom Mistress

2. How many books have you read so far?
2 books, 470 pages - Not very good for me

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
Some Like It Sizzling because it will finally end the Kindle Bundle that contained 10 books.

4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day?
Nope...Hubby just took over. Tomorrow will be a bear though because we are having a dinner party and I'm going to have to pull my weight.

5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
Facial and manicure that I already had scheduled. Couldn't change because I just found out about this Friday night.

6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
How much time posting and reading blogs takes. I haven't done a very good job of keeping up with what my friends are up to.

7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
I will definitely make it into a fundraiser. I also think it would be GREAT to get a bunch of friends and do it together. A hotel suite with 24-hour room services sounds SWEET!

8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year?
Plan ahead. I am a 24 Hour Readathon virgin and it shows!

9. Are you getting tired yet?
No, but I admit to taking a 30 minute nap.

10. Do you have any tips for other Readers or Cheerleaders, something you think is working well for you that others may not have discovered?
I'll have to get back to you on that...

24 Hour Read-A-Thon: 12 hours

Posted by Ann Roberts at 5:45 PM 0 comments
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Wow! I'm still reading. Just finished a fabulous dinner that DH prepared.

Grilled Chicken Thighs
Grill-Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Sweet Sesame and Soy Sauce
And a lovely sparkling wine

And Endangered Species Espresso Dark Chocolate for dessert

Now back to His Boardroom Mistress which I have to admit is better than I thought!

24 Hour Read-A-Thon: 10 hours

Posted by Ann Roberts at 2:59 PM 3 comments

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Okay…I admit that I snuck in a 30 minute nap. But I’ve now FINALLY finished my second book.

Best of Makeovers Bundle: 82% Completed

Currently Reading:

Eye Candy

Pages Read:

256 of 256

Author:

Dorie Graham

Dorie Graham is a new author for me to read. I really enjoyed this story about thinking wanting to be something different and coming to terms with the “new” you. And, oh my, it helps to have a great “teacher” help create the new you. This book doesn’t get great reviews at Goodreads.com but I liked that it wasn’t the same old storyline.

Next Up:

Currently Reading:

His Boardroom Mistress

Pages Read:

? of 192

Author:

Emma Darcy

Emma Darcy is a new author for me to read. Another Best of Makeovers Bundle book. I can’t say that I hold out a lot of promise for this book with the cheesy title and cover. But hey, it’s only 192 pages! Maybe I can finish it before John has dinner ready. J


24 Hour Results:

Number of Books Read:

2

Total Pages Read:

47


Check out the blogs of my friends: Shaunesay

Learn more about Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-thon and read the blogs of other participants!


24 Hour Read-A-Thon: Support Staff

Posted by Ann Roberts at 11:17 AM 1 comments

Thought I'd share a picture of my wonderful hubby hard at work while I spend the next 18 hours reading!

24 Hour Read-A-Thon: 6 hours

Posted by Ann Roberts at 11:02 AM 1 comments
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Thought I'd share a picture of my reading setup for the day. Sleep number bed tilted so that I can access the computer and read, computer handy, beverages, and plenty of cats to keep me company. My WONDERFUL husband is doing laundry, putting away groceries, and freezing meat. How did I get so lucky!

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-A-Thon: 5 ½ Hours

Posted by Ann Roberts at 10:38 AM 0 comments
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Off to a slow start this morning. Just finished my first book but hopefully will pick up the pace. John came home from the grocery with lunch (YAY!!) and #Starbucks. I had been planning on taking 15 minute breaks every 3-4 hours for a Wii workout but don’t feel like I’ve gotten much reading accomplished. Think I’ll hold off on those until later.

Best of Makeovers Bundle: 70% Completed

Currently Reading:

Make Me Over

Pages Read:

224 of 224

Author:

Leslie Kelly

I enjoyed this book more than I expected to. It was hard to not root for Tori and Jacey. One book in Kindle’s “Best of Makeovers Bundle” that I started reading a couple of days ago.


Next Up:

Currently Reading:

Eye Candy

Pages Read:

? of 256

Author:

Dorie Graham

Dorie Graham is a new author for me to read. Another book in Kindle’s “Best of Makeovers Bundle” that I started reading a couple of days ago.


24 Hour Results:

Number of Books Read:

1

Total Pages Read:

224


Check out the blogs of my friends:

Learn more about Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-thon and read the blogs of other participants!


 

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