First week of the Reading Quest

Let me be honest here. My first week did not go all that well. I thought that if I started with a quick middle grade I would be off to a great start. Sadly I am not. I am only a 152 pages into The Star Theif. Even though the book has a lot of action, I feel as though this book is a bit slow. We are finally able to see some of the plot that is going to drive this book forward.

I am hoping that next week I can stop playing around with games and movies on my iPhone, and actually get some reading done. I am hoping to be done with this book by Wednesday. I will let you know on Twitter and Facebook how that is going. I also bought some of my TBR for this challenge as audio books. I am hoping to start The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue tomorrow. I have looked at how long the audio book is, and it is 10 hours and 47 minutes long. I spend about an hour a day in my car driving to and from work. It would take me about 11 days to finish this book. Even if I do speed up the reading, I will still end up finishing this book by next week. I am looking forward to this book, I have heard so many great things about this book. I am also hoping that I will start Rebel Belle by Wednesday and finish it by Saturday evening or Sunday morning.

I am not sure if I will stick to this plan. I realize that I could get through The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue faster if I read the book during my free time at work, and just change the placement of the audio book while I am driving. However, my goal is to complete two books by the end of this week, and have a third book half way done. With this bad start, I am just hoping that I will finish my main quest.

I am also hoping that by participating in Bout of Books 20, I will be inspired to read more and get more than what I have planned for this week. I do not think that I will be participating in a lot of the challenges this week, just because I do want to focus more on reading. If you are interested, click on the link. You can sign up for Bout of Books 20 all through tomorrow. It is a lot of fun, and it will start on Midnight in your area.

So that is my update for the reading Quest Challenge. I am sorry that my writing was a bit all over the place. I have been a bit distracted. Part of it is the solar eclipse that is going to happen tomorrow. I will sadly not get the chance to see totality, but I will get a partial and I am hoping that I will get to see at least a little bit of it. I do live in the bay area and sadly the weather is going to be foggy around that time. I am hoping to get to see the tail end of it. I have also started school/work and there is a need to balance out everything, and I was not as prepared as I thought I would be. I am hoping that now that everything is starting to settle, I will be able to get back into the groove of work, work, work, read!

I do hope that you did enjoy the update. If you are participating in either the Reading Quest or Bout of Books let me know down below. How are you doing? What books are you planning on reading? What books have you completed, as well as the challenges for the Reading Quest? In addition, are you going to see the eclipse tomorrow? Will it be partial, full, or are you lucky enough to experience totality? Please let me know your experience down below. It is my dream to experience totality.

In addition, are you going to see the eclipse tomorrow? Will it be partial, full, or are you lucky enough to experience totality? Please let me know your experience down below. It is my dream to experience totality. I just was not able to take the time off due to responsibilities.

As always, I wish everyone a wonderful and safe night. May you enjoy all your adventures.

Happy Reading!

From, Super Bookworm

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!

Bout of Books Day 3

I will admit that day three actually went better than day one and two. I actually read a book. Not one of the books that I was planning on reading, but it is still a book, and it was 197 pages long.

The book that I read was Sisters by Raina Telgemeier. I did read the prequel book, Smile, so I knew what to expect and a little bit more about these characters. In reading other people’s reviews about this book, I did realize that it does make a difference in the understanding of the story and the characters.

This particular comic looked on a road trip that Raina took with her mom, sister, and brother to Colorado. Along the road trip, you get to see some past experiences that Raina had about growing up with her sister and her brother.

I really enjoyed this book. I gave this book five out of five stars on Goodreads.
Mostly it was because I was able to relate to this book so much, with the sibling rivalry, and the love that you have for your siblings. There are moments where the book is touching and sad, but I did see the humor that existed throughout the book.

In looking at the artwork. It was the same as Smile. I did enjoy the color pallet that was chosen, and I also liked how the characters were drawn. Even though they were cartoonish, I still felt as though they were realistically drawn, as proportions wise. There were no super model bodies within the pages of this book.

I do recommend this book. I believe that everyone would love and enjoy this book. However, I will add the stipulation that you do need read Smile before you read this book. The way that this book is written and formatted as though you have read the previous book. I do recommend the previous book, Smiles.

That is it. That so far is what I have accomplished for day three.

I will see you tomorrow. Until then, happy reading!

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!

Day 2 of the Readathons

Before we start with how my day went, lets play the Bout of Books 15 Game! Today’s game is from Writing my Own Fairy Tale. She created the would you rather tag. Let’s begin!

Would you rather:
Lend books to someone who dog-ears pages or to someone who reads with cheesy Cheetos fingers?

I would go with a person who Dog-ears pages. I just believe that the damage would be less. With Cheesy Cheetos Fingers, you are not only ruining both sides of a piece of paper but the other pages that come into contact, as well as the side of the book, due to the amount of greesy residue. 

Would you rather:
Be able to meet one character of your choice or meet one author of your choice?

This one is actually hard. I will go with author, because it is like getting to meet all the characters that they have created. Plus you get to find out why they made some of the decisions that they have made.

Would you rather:
Never be allowed in a book store again or never be allowed in a library again?

I would go with never being allowed in a book store again. I can aways online shop or use a friend/sibling to buy the book in the store if I really need it. 

Would you rather:
Have to choose one of your favorite characters to die in their book or have to pick one of your favorite couples to break up in their book?

I would go with breakup. I don’t want to deal with death, nor do I want to be the bringer of death. 

Would you rather:
Be required to read Twilight once a year for the rest of your life or The Scarlet Letter once a year for the rest of your life?

I am not sure since I have never read The Scarlet Letter. However, from past experiences I have discovered that serries are easier to digest multiple times, so I am going to go with reading Twilight for a year once a year for the rest of my life. 

Alright, let us switch gears and review today.  I do have some more hours left of the day, so some things can change, but right now I can tell you that I did not follow my reading sechedule. I was thinking this morning about how I wanted to read something short and decided to read multiple short books instead of one average size book. I can tell you that I have read 80 pages today, in three books. Yes. I am very proud of that accomplishment. I do feel as though I got so much reading done today. 

Time Devoted to Reading

I will be reading at least an hour a day every day for a week.
  • Monday – Completed an hour
  • Tuesday – Completed my hour and then some!

My Goals

  • See above with Bibliothon
  • Participate in many of the challenges as possible.

Updates

Monday
Number of books I’ve read today: 1
Total number of books I’ve read:1
Books: 1

Tuesday
Number of books I’ve read today: 3
Total number of books I’ve read:4
Books: 4 (?)

In a few minutes I will open up Half Upon A Time and start reading that book. I will be talking to you shortly. Happy Reading!

Updates and Questions

I must apologize for being so late with my posting this week. I got all excited on a new post, and it is taking me longer to complete than expected. This post is not really a tag but can easily turn into one. What I am discovering is that with the 500 books that I have read in my life, I have somehow managed to have a difficulty in completing this one post. However, let us just move on. I do want to let you know about my plans for this week and ask a for a little help in some of my planning.

Let me start with asking for your advice. I will be closing this poll by 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time. I want to give myself some time to write the review.

During Booktube-a-thon, I reread Harper Lee’s book To Kill a Mockingbird before I read Go Set A Watchman. I reread and wrote a short review on To Kill a Mockingbird in 2013 during the first Booktube-a-thon. My question to you is, do you want another review on To Kill a Mockingbird, one with a bit more in-depth than the original review and have it as a back to back with Go Set a Watchman, or do you want me to piggyback/ link the original review on To Kill a Mockingbird and just write a review on Go Set a Watchman? It would be a big help if you help me with that decision-making process because I am not sure what I want to do. I also want to write these reviews before it is too late for me to do a good job on writing the reviews.

Moving on. Here are my plans for this week.

Sunday (Today) – Not only will I have this poll, I will also be doing a Bout of Books update

Monday – Sunday Bout of Books Update and a review on ready Player One and In Real Life

Tuesday – Review on Treasure Island and Witchcraft

Wednesday – Review on The Unwanteds: Island of Silence

Thursday – I might have a Harper Lee review

Friday – Book Tag post. This is the post that is taking me a while to complete.

I do hope that your week will be perfect, I will see you next time and happy reading!