Day 2 Booktubeathon 2017

How did my day go?…. Let’s us be real, I did calculate that I have three hours of reading time today. However, I did complete the Instagram challenge last night, so that made it 4 hours. How much reading did I get done?… Well, I did complete one challenge, and I read about 114 pages from Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index.

So what challenge did I complete? I did the reading outside challenge. I was under a shady tree with my sunglasses on. Not my preferred reading style, but it had to be done. I did better today than I thought I would. The two books that I completed and read were The Book No One Ever Read and Click, Clack, Quackity-Quack: An Alphabetical Adventure. I gave both books a three out of five stars. Both books just lacked depth. The Book that No One Ever Read, felt like it missed an ending. I would go more into details about it, but I do not want to spoil the book. In the Click, Clack, Quackity-Quack, I just felt it lacked a story line. You had the same characters from the previous stories and books, but it was not as magical or as fun as those other books.

So what are my plans for tomorrow? Well, I got news from my boss and she is giving me the afternoon off. Which is good. Instead of working two hours in the morning I will be working three, which equates to an additional hour of reading. I will also not be picking my sister up, which is giving me more time in reading. So what do I want to do with all that extra time?

If I do not finish Juniper Lemon tonight, I will finish that tomorrow. In addition, I am planning on reading The Dark Prophecy tomorrow. I just got the audio book of it, so that will put me in a head start with reading it and getting those pages read. This is good. I am hoping to at least finish two books tomorrow. If I manage to get all that reading done, and I still have more time, I would also like to start The Girl Who Drank the Moon. I also have that book as an audio book. Which means I can utilize my time a bit better and organize my day to support all the work that I need to get done.

However, I was hoping to get my Instagram challenge for tomorrow done. It was nice getting it done a day early. That gave me an additional hour of reading in today. However, I ended up using that time sorting Legos. I still have a lot to sort, but I can leave that for next week, and get all the reading done. I did the important sets that had to be completed now.

But before I had to go and get ready for work tomorrow, I wanted to show you my entry for Booktubeathon. Today’s challenge was to show the world your favorite classic. I really do like this photo, and I found it a bit more fun and creative than what I did in the last one. I hope that you will enjoy it too.

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But before I go, I do want to ask you, if you are participating in Booktubeathon, how are you doing? Have you completed any of the challenges? If so which ones? Are you enjoying any of the books that you have chosen to compete for this readathon?

Until next time. Happy reading!

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Bout of Books update Day one and two

I know that I am a bit behind, but I am participating in the Bout of Books readathon. Sadly my first day I did not get any reading done. I have really no excuse as to why I did not read. I was not working that day. I had the whole entire day to read. I just did not feel like reading. I will be honest, and admit that I was not feeling well, but that usually does not affect my mood in reading. I am just a little burnt out from last year with all the last minute reading that I did to make sure that I was able to get to my goal of 150 books.

I will also admit here that day two was the same as day one. I did not get any reading done.

As for the challenges for day one. I actually forgot that Bout of Books was happening until I receive the Twitter update. By then, I was out of the house helping my mom shop and get items for this weekend’s event. By the time we got home, it was a little late and all I wanted to do was to get to bed and sleep.

Hopefully, day three will be better. Technically I am not working in the morning so I could read for a few hours. Since I did borrow a lot of books from the library, I do want to read those books first. My plan is to read The Ms. Marvel comics volumes three through five over the next two days and hopefully finish Every Heart A Doorway by Friday.

That is my plan for the rest of Bout of Books. I will have an update tomorrow to let you know how everything is going.

I will see you next time. Until then, happy reading!

Writing 101 – Day 2

Today in writing 101 we were to make a like from the following topics

  1. Things I like
  2. Things I’ve learned
  3. Things I wish

However, I have decided to be the super person and do a list of all three.  I do hope that you will enjoy it, and it will give you a chance to learn a little bit more about me. Sorry about the crazy format. I did this on Google Docs first and the transfer was a little weird. See you tomorrow.

Things I Like Things I have Learn Things I wish
  1. Books
    1. Young Adult
    2. Fantasy
    3. Adventure
    4. Middle Grade
  2. Cats
  3. Dragons
  4. To be organized
  5. Summer
  6. My own personal time
  7. My Jobs
  8. Technology
  9. Running water
  10. Things I take for granted
  11. Math
  12. Learning
  1. No matter what, or how well you plan, you will always end up lost
  2. U-turns means that you have taken the scenic route.
  3. Always make a plan for B-Z
  4. You can’t plan for everything
  5. Every journey is different, so don’t compare yourself to others
  6. Always climb new mountains – How else are you to test your own boundaries and limits?
  7. Always make plans for some personal time
  8. Some of the most meaningful lessons in life can scare you
  9. Perfection does not exist
  10. You can’t please everyone
  11. Growth happens when you least expect it
  12. Not every test you take requires you to fill in some bubbles
  1. To own my own living pet Night Fury
  2. To be smart with both knowledge and understanding
  3. World peace and end of world hunger
  4. World acceptance – everyone accepting everyone
  5. To help my student reach out and communicate
  6. To be better organized
  7. That every kid see’s learning and education in a positive light
  8. To get my teaching credential
  9. To have more confidence

Blogging 101 – Prompt 4

Today’s Prompt: Write about a loss: something (or someone) that was part of your life, and isn’t any more. – This doesn’t need to be a depressing exercise; you can write about that time you lost the three-legged race at a picnic. What’s important is reflecting on this experience and what it meant for you — how it felt, why it happened, and what changed because of it.

The one thing I missed the most is camping with my family on the property up in Ukiah. I miss the smell of the woods and the comfort of trees and the sun. We stopped camping at this spot when my middle sister was born. I did get to go to the spot two more times. One when I was ten and another when I was either 12 or 13 years old. Other than that, we have never gone back to that spot.

At times, it feels like a hole is inside me because I cannot go there. A sad lonely place, just wanting to be filled one more time. The thing I missed the most was just being there. I know that it sounds corny, but I do miss the happy memories being made. We would go up there and plant trees that my dad brought back to life, go hiking, or just sitting around the campfire.

I figured we stopped going up there because of my sisters. My parents did not want them up there so young. As years went on by, it was because we were too busy and there was no way to align everyone’s schedule to go camping for a week. But my parents divorce finalized not being able to go up there. I have asked my dad if I could take a few friends up there, and his reply is always no. He claims it is too dangerous, and that he cannot get up there to get rid of the poison oak and debris (Apparently there have been several instances in which my parents discovered that vandals have used the property for other purposes).