Readathon 2017

Readathon Hour 8 Mini-Challenge: Books to Empower

Update! Thank you so much for all your thoughtful and inspiring responses! As expected, my TBR is bursting. Just the way I like it. The randomly selected winner is Lindsay Sings. Please contact me here or on Twitter @bookishinCT so we can arrange your prize! Welcome to the Hour 8 Mini-Challenge! I love a lot… Continue reading Readathon Hour 8 Mini-Challenge: Books to Empower

Readathon 2016

Updated: I will be Thankfully Reading this weekend

Thankfully Reading – the readathon hosted by Jenn’s Bookshelves over the holiday weekend – wrapped up yesterday. And you know what that means: It’s stock-taking time. Between family time and the Gilmore Girls revival, reading had some competition this weekend. I loved having the incentive to carve out pockets of time to read. My final book tally: I finished… Continue reading Updated: I will be Thankfully Reading this weekend

Readathon 2016

Dewey’s Readathon: End-of-Event Survey

My overall assessment of Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon: It was magical. It was wonderful. I spent the entire day with a smile on my face. The biggest surprise of this Readathon for me: I actually read the three books on my initial list. That hardly ever happens. Usually, my list is seven miles long, and I… Continue reading Dewey’s Readathon: End-of-Event Survey

Readathon 2016

Updated: My modest #TBYSReadathon reading list

Take Back Your Shelves wrapped up yesterday. So how did I do? I had three books on my reading list. With the top one, The Nix: A novel, being 653 pages (in my library e-book edition), even finishing that one would have been a feat. At least for me, first because I’m a slow reader. Also,… Continue reading Updated: My modest #TBYSReadathon reading list

Readathon 2016

Bout of Books: Book in a Song Challenge & Update

Today’s Bout of Books Challenge is hosted by Janey Canuck. As you may have divined from the title of this post, the challenge is to write about a song you connect with a book. That’s an easy one for me. One of my favorite books inspired one of my favorite songs: Mikhail Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita… Continue reading Bout of Books: Book in a Song Challenge & Update

Readathon 2016

The Bout of Books readathon starts Monday

This week, I missed my first WWW Wednesday since I started participating in May. It’s the culmination of a very slow two months of reading. The biggest issue, as I see it, has been my attention. It has been split into what feels like a million directions. In reality, it’s more like seven or eight.… Continue reading The Bout of Books readathon starts Monday

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15 (more) short books for #TBYSReadathon

I love reading excellent short books. I love reading big books too. But when it comes to Readathons, excellent short books take the win. As a slow reader, I can read them straight through and still read them well. Plus, I love that feeling of reading a whole book in a single day. Putting it… Continue reading 15 (more) short books for #TBYSReadathon

Classic Books · Literary Lists · Readathon 2016

15 short books for National Readathon Day

Saturday, May 21 is the second annual National Readathon Day, a nation-wide marathon reading session to promote and raise funds for literacy initiatives. You can click here find out more about it and how to participate. In the meantime, for readers planning to participate, I thought I’d start a list of excellent reads suitable for reading… Continue reading 15 short books for National Readathon Day