I'm taking a break from #Readathon reading to share. . .
I got my October #OwlCrate box today! This series of 10 pictures shares my first-ever #OwlCrateUnboxing experience! And wow! Am I ever impressed with all of the many, many things they included in here! 😃😍❤ . . .
The 1st picture above is the unopened box, complete with tooth marks from my Max. (He does love the boxes Mommy gets in the mail, *sigh*) At least this time, the box was closed when he picked it up! 😉😀😍❤ . . .
The 2nd picture shares the spoiler-card - October's theme: Find Me in the Forest - and what the view was under the spoiler card. That small box is a mug box! 😍❤ . . .
The 3rd picture shares with you a collage of both the details on the mug box and on the mug! It's a view of the Forbidden Forest from the Harry Potter series! It has on it Hagrid's cottage and Buckbeak, a unicorn, a centaur, and the Weasley's car (complete with giant spider atop it 🤤 *shudder*)! Artwork by #CaraKozik . 😍❤ . . .
The 4th collage shares a coaster (❤; designed by #KristinAskland ) on the left, and on the right: magnetic Where-the-Wild-Things-Are bookmarks (from the minds at #Craftedvan ) with a Cabeswater (!!!) candle (Moss & Mint, thanks to #InTheWickOfTime ; smells divine!). 😍❤ . . .
The 5th collage is of both sides of the pouch for the Sherwood Forest themed tea! (Courtesy of #RiddlesTeaShoppe !) 😍❤ . . .
The 6th collage shares the October OwlCrate pin on the left, featuring a rather spooky cabin in the nighttime woods, and on the right is an art print from #AudraAuclair that features a scene from Princess Mononoke. 😍❤ . . .
The 7th collage shares the stuff that was in the bag with the book, Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore. Included was a letter from the author, a signed bookplate from the author, and a packet of Forget-Me-Not seeds! 😍❤ . . .
The 8th collage shows the book and, below it, a view of the image on the bottom of the inside of the box! 😍❤ . . .
The 9th collage shares front & back of the closing things: A card for November's theme: Castles, Courts, & Kingdoms (!!!) and the OwlCrate newsletter/booklet (see inside on the 10th collage!). 😍❤ . . .
I love everything! 😍❤😍❤😍
Mini Challenge. Pick a book that describes you from each decade you've been alive. (Birth year was 1988) Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark-1981 (My oldest sister had this book and I would always try to sneak it from her room.) Goosebumps-1992 (My best friend in middle school had these and let me borrow them. I had to hide them from my parents because I wasn't allowed to read them!) Hunger Games-2008 (This was the first series I loved as a young adult and still get all the feels from it. ❤️) #readingdecades#readathon#dewey#24hourreadathon#books#bookstagram#reading#allnighter#nostalgia
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ // This story is charming and serendipitous and fun and engaging— I flew through it this evening and loved it. It’s the exact kind of love story I adore reading, and one I definitely could picture as a movie! Loved the focus on the Indian-American culture and the concept of arranged marriages, while also weaving in the storyline of girls in tech and college life and friendships... this one was just a delightful read!
Hour 14 mini challenge is to pick a book to represent your reading for a decade. What a task.
Since I was born late in the 80's my choice for that decade is Gus and the Baby Ghost by Jane Thayer, if memory serves this book was my mom's when she was little and she also read to me when I was little.
For the 90's my choice is Wild Magic (the whole Immortals series really) by Tamora Pierce, this book/series is the first book/series I remember picking out for myself at the book store and completely falling in love with!
For the 2000's I picked Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein because this was when my love of early science fiction books really took off.
And for 2010's Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman because it is a wonderful story!
P.S. I finally finished Haunted!
#readingdecades#1980sthrough2010s @deweysreadathon #deweys24readathon#readathon#24hourreadathon#books#read#readeveryday#readallday#lostinabook#mybookshelf#noseinabook#hour14#finallyfinishedbook1
One of my new favorite things to do is use my #bulletjournal as my physical #Readathon dashboard and tracker. On the first page, I'm tracking my time and food (mostly junk so far... not good). Page 2 is the goals I set for myself this Readathon. I'm doing all right on that. Pages 3 and 4 are self-explanatory - my stack in list form (I love lists) and my books completed list. I may do a final post-event goal check here as well. Pages 5 and 6 are where I'm keeping track of the people I visit/cheer for during the Readathon (commenting, not just liking posts). When I tried to do some cheering earlier, AT&T decided it would be a fine time to strangle my wireless speed, so these lists are pretty sparse so far. Do you track your Readathon info in any special way?
1. What are you reading right now?
I just started in on my comics. Starting with Lady Castle.
2. How many books have you read so far? One manga, over half of Thirteen Reasons and about 50 pages of Forest.
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
Catching up with some of my comics.
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
Getting my bed delivered and moving my futon took a few hours. I also just finished an hour and a half nap in said new bed 😎
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
I'm not watching the clock and it feels more freeing.
Guys, you should know @bethfishreads. She has been blogging for quite a while and everyone knows her, but I know her from the #readathon and the year we discovered Twitter jail because she posted so much. She is one of the best people! #readathon
One of my #readathon memories is @trinicapini and her very early morning cheers. She had kids and doesn't do them anymore, but people she was so hyper at some insane hour and I was left thinking how are you like that. I would need about 10 coffees and probably still wouldn't cheer. She is one of the best people and I will always love her. (You also get my cat because I wasn't sure if she would like me sharing her pictures.) #readathon
Ok not quite sure what I read here but hey it's written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by the brilliant Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba (I adore Daytripper!). It's a strange tale of a 15yo guy who crashes a party w his cool friend Vic and tries to talk to girls at the party. Gorgeous artwork and such a strange and somehow sad story. #readathon @deweysreadathon #comics @neilhimself @fabiomoon @gabriel_ba @darkhorsecomics
Okay. 3 books down. One audio (6 hrs 43 minutes, about 4 of it done today) one graphic novel (I love you, #msmarvel ) and 1 print book. Full of homemade soup and lots of snacks, and refreshed after a break with friends and husband. Time to hunker down for some #ereading ! #readathon#deweysreadathon
#readathon is halfway done. I have yet to finish my first book. But I'm about halfway done with it. It hasn't been easy watching a three year old and reading as much as I can. But I'm still hopeful to finish these books.
A man and his friend decide to section hike the Appalachian Trail despite having little to no wilderness experience. Their adventure quickly has them questioning survival at every turn. 🏔☠️ #deweys24hourreadathon#deweys2017#readathon @a_bookishworld
Reading time= 3hr 47min
Listening time= 2hr 30 min
Page count= 345
We are officially past the halfway point in the readathon. So far my plan to spend less time on social media and more time reading is going well. (In the past the internet has been my downfall 😂) though I have squeezed in a few mini-challenges. #readathon