Saturday, October 22, 2011

#Readathon - Book 3 Completed

Posted by Unknown at 7:37 PM 2 comments

A great dinner and a short quck read to get back in to readathon reading.

Title: A Very Vampy Christmas

Author Kerrelyn Sparks

Start: 21:15

End: 22:30

Pages: 100

Description: Maggie O'Brien is thrilled when she lands a starring role on the Digital Vampire Network's hottest soap opera, As the Vampire Turns. Doesn't hurt that her leading man is Don Orlando de Corazon, the greatest lover in the vampire world! But who is Don Orlando really? Nobody knows, not even Don Orlando. As the couple sets out in search of his mysterious past, "home for the holidays" takes on a new meaning when the recently-turned vamp discovers his own Christmas miracle.

Comments:  A quick read from the Love At Stake series


Books Read Pages Read
3 868


Title Author Start Hour Finish Hour Completed Pages
Bad Boys Do Victoria Dahl 8:00 14:00 Hour 6 384
Darn Good Cowboy Christmas Carolyn Brown 14:18 20:20 Hour 13 384
A Very Vampy Christmas Kerrelyn Sparks 21:15 22:30 Hour 15 100


#Readathon Mid Survey

Posted by Unknown at 5:44 PM 3 comments

Mid-Event Survey:
1. What are you reading right now? Just finished my second book…not really sure what I’m going to start next
2. How many books have you read so far? 2
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? Anything that will help me stay awake through the wee hours of the morning
4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day? I rescheduled my facial and manicure and took Monday off work
5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Not this time – although I still feel like I got off to a slow start
6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? Fewer of my bookfriends participating and less blogging…but that let’s me read more
7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? Some ideas…would love to discuss…really would have like to see the participants posted earlier so I could set up my rss feeds to see others blogs
8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year? I think after 3 years…I’ve gotten it down…maybe recruit more friends
9. Are you getting tired yet? Not yet
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? Pick books that are light, enjoyable reads…that helps me get through the long hours

#Readathon–Book 2 Completed

Posted by Unknown at 5:35 PM 0 comments

We are just over half-way through the readathon and I just completed my second book. And John is in the process of cooking a meal that smells fabulous…something about apple stuffed grilled pork chops, grilled eggplant, and rice. And I believe that there is some Jeni’s Salty Caramel ice cream for dessert. Have I mentioned that I love my husband????

Now to decide what to start next…

Title: Darn Good Cowboy Christmas

Author Carolyn Brown

Start: 14:00

End: 20:24

Pages: 384

Description: Born and raised in a traveling carnival, all Liz Hanson ever wanted for Christmas was a home that didn't have wheels. After she was old enough to date she added one more item: a sexy cowboy.

She's about given up on Santa ever bringing either one when her father dies and leaves her an ugly house and twenty acres in Texas. Then rancher Raylen O'Donnell walks onto her property...

Comments:  I’ve loved Brown’s series of contemporary Cowboy romances. The O’Donnell family has been one of my favorites…and I’m looking forward to more.

Books Read Pages Read




Title Author Start Hour Finish Hour Completed Pages
Bad Boys Do Victoria Dahl 8:00 14:00 Hour 6 384
Darn Good Cowboy Christmas Carolyn Brown 14:18 20:20 Hour 13 384

#Readathon Hour 11 Update

Posted by Unknown at 3:10 PM 0 comments

60% through my second book, Darn Good Cowboy Christmas by Carolyn Brown. Need a little snack to see me through to the dinner that John will be making… Checked in with Shaunesay, Reading in Texas, and DancingDog.

#Readathon–Book 1 Completed

Posted by Unknown at 11:18 AM 1 comments

Wow…we are just starting Hour 6 and I JUST NOW finished my first book. It has been a slow start. But there is a lot more to do than just reading…I need to check up on what my Readathon friends are up to; do some cheerleading and provide some encouragement – like they do for me; update my blog; and, of course, read. Now to decide what to read next…

Title: Bad Boys Do

Author Victoria Dahl

Start: 08:00

End: 14:00

Pages: 384

Description: Olivia Bishop is no fun. That's what her ex-husband said. And that's what her smart bob and glasses imply. So with her trademark determination, Olivia sets out to remake her life. She's going to spend time with her girlfriends and not throw it all away for some man. But when an outing with her book club leads her to a brewery taproom, the dark-haired beauty realizes that trouble—in the form of sexy Jamie Donovan—may be too tempting to avoid.


Jamie Donovan doesn't mean to be bad. Sure, the wild streak in his wicked green eyes has lured the ladies before. Now it's time to grow up. He's even ready for a serious romance. But how can that be when Olivia, the only right woman he has ever met, already has him pegged as wrong?

Comments: This was a very good book. Dahl has done a great job developing and cultivating the characters and the family tensions.   I read the first Donovan Brothers Brewery, Good Girls Don’t, earlier this month and the prequel is in The Guy Next Door (Donovan Brothers Brewery, #0.5). I’m looking forward to the next book, Real Men Will, coming out soon.  

Title Author Start Hour Finish Hour Completed Pages
Bad Boys Do Victoria Dahl 8:00 14:00 Hour 6 384

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