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message 1: by Jane (last edited Jan 09, 2017 01:24PM) (new)

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A Winter's Respite Read-a-Thon 2017 January 16 - 29 hosted by Michelle.

I have taken part in this for several years and I will also do it this year. I hope to read at least 8 books these two weeks and hopefully 10. I am also contemplating taking part in the 24 in 48 which is during this Read-a-thon which will then most likely up my bookcount.


message 2: by Jane (last edited Jan 30, 2017 05:51AM) (new)

Jane | 845 comments I will start a list of books to read but it might change along the way and a lot more added.

Need to read for challenges week 2


Need to read before end of January
'Salem's Lot by Stephen King 'Salem's Lot by Stephen King
(for POFM)

The '86 Fix by Keith A. Pearson The '86 Fix by Keith A. Pearson
or
2001 A Space Odyssey (Space Odyssey, #1) by Arthur C. Clarke 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke
(for Totally Random Challenge for the Year)


other books to read
Of Poseidon (The Syrena Legacy, #1) by Anna Banks Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

Mermaids in Paradise by Lydia Millet Mermaids in Paradise by Lydia Millet



Finished books
Black Powder War (Temeraire, #3) by Naomi Novik Black Powder War by Naomi Novik 1/17-17 (358 pages)

Blood of Dragons (The Rain Wild Chronicles, #4) by Robin Hobb Blood of Dragons by Robin Hobb 1/18-17 (535 pages)

Christmas Kisses and Cookies (Love on Kissing Bridge Mountain, #1) by Linda West Christmas Kisses and Cookies by Linda West 1/19-17 (218 pages)

One Magic Summer (Oklahoma All-Girl Brands, #5) by Maggie Shayne One Magic Summer by Maggie Shayne 1/20-17 (217 pages)

Trail of Dead (Scarlett Bernard, #2) by Melissa F. Olson Trail of Dead by Melissa F. Olson 1/21-17 (295 pages)

In the Days of the Comet by H.G. Wells In the Days of the Comet by H.G. Wells 1/22-17 (249 pages)

Message in a Bottle (Letters from the Atlantic) by Barrie Mahoney Message in a Bottle by Barrie Mahoney 1/22-17 (169 pages)

Storm (Western Hearts #2) by Kate Palmer Storm by Kate Palmer 1/22-17 (260 pages)

Hunter's Trail (Scarlett Bernard, #3) by Melissa F. Olson Hunter's Trail by Melissa F. Olson 1/22-17 (386 pages)

Valley of the Kings The 18th Dynasty by Terrance Coffey Valley of the Kings: The 18th Dynasty by Terrance Coffey 1/26-17 (370 pages)

The Forevers Book 1 The Iduna Project by Marjorie DeLuca The Forevers: Book 1: The Iduna Project by Marjorie DeLuca 1/27-17 (242 pages)

All for Hope (The Rawley Family #1) by Olivia HardinAll for Hope by Olivia Hardin 1/29-17 (240 pages)

2001 A Space Odyssey (Space Odyssey, #1) by Arthur C. Clarke 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke 1/29-17 (324 pages)


message 3: by Jane (last edited Jan 17, 2017 01:31AM) (new)

Jane | 845 comments As written in my sign Up post my goal for this RaT is at least 8 hopefully 10 books but it might go higher depending on how I do in the 24in48 challenge.

I have to finish Black Powder War by Naomi Novik and Blood of Dragons by Robin Hobb before the 19th where I have to return them to the library.

As I have no got a car at the moment it actually means I have to finish them by Tuesday 1/17-17 as I am cycling to town on Wednesday anyway but would like not to have to do that Thursday. I have around 10 km to my library, so a 20 km round trip.


message 4: by Jane (last edited Jan 23, 2017 11:14PM) (new)

Jane | 845 comments Week 1


Monday 1/16-17
Started reading Black Powder War by Naomi Novik but it was more difficult to get through than the previous books as it is more about the political aspects of war.

Tuesday 1/17-17
Finished Black Powder War by Naomi Novik and don't think I am going to continue this series.
Started reading Blood of Dragons by Robin Hobb but I didn't manage to finish it as it is quite long.

Wednesday 1/18-17
Finished Blood of Dragons by Robin Hobb and it was very good, I will definitely continue the Realms of the Elderlings series.
Now a bit later than planned I will be cycling to town to among other things return these two books to the library so I don't get a fine for keeping them too long.
I will also make a better list of books today, more sorted in when I need to finish them by)

Thursday 1/19-17
Finished Christmas Kisses and Cookies by Linda West.
The book I read today was of course not from my list but it popped up for a challenge and I decided just to read it right away.
Unfortunately not great, according to the blurb it was supposed to be funny but it was rather boring. The best thing about it was that it was only 218 pages!
Started One Magic Summer by Maggie Shayne and I was surprised (in a good way) that it was both about witches and a mystery. There has been some kind of mystery in some of her other books but this was also witches which I didn't expect.

Friday 1/20-17
Finished One Magic Summer by Maggie Shayne and I really liked it. This was the fifth book in the series and I will definitely read the last book as well.
Meant to start another book today but just never got around to it.

Saturday 1/21-17
Finished Trail of Dead by Melissa F. Olson
I haven't managed to read as much in the 24in48 challenge as I had hoped as I listened to Trail of Dead on audio all day. This meant that it took me just over 10 hours where it most likely would only have taken me 5-6 hours if I had been reading it.
I have also started In the Days of the Comet by H.G. Wells which I need for several challenges. That is hard going as it is quite boring so even though I have only got 29 pages left I will wait and finish it tomorrow when I'm not tired anymore.

Sunday 1/22-17
A lot of reading today and instead of just listening to my audio, I read a lot on my Kindle. I listen to my audible while out walking and while doing household chores. And later I finished my audible reading it on the Kindle.
I finally finished In the Days of the Comet by H.G. Wells which I didn't like.
My next book Message in a Bottle by Barrie Mahoney was not much better but at least it was a much easier read and shorter.
Luckily I finished the weekend with two good books. Storm by Kate Palmer and Hunter's Trail by Melissa F. Olson
I ended up reading for about 25 hours in the 24 in 48 Challenge.


message 5: by Jane (last edited Jan 30, 2017 05:56AM) (new)

Jane | 845 comments Week 2

Monday 1/23-17
Not surprisingly after my marathon reading this weekend I have read nothing today.

Tuesday 1/24-17
Didn't read anything at all today. I need to start reading again as I have a few books that I need to read before the end of the month.

Wednesday 1/25-17
Right, started Valley of the Kings: The 18th Dynasty by Terrance Coffey today that I need to read for a challenge. I am not quite sure what I think of it.

Thursday 1/26-17
Finished Valley of the Kings: The 18th Dynasty by Terrance Coffey tonight. I have given it 3 stars but it is really only 2½ stars.
I'm not that fond of historical fiction and a book set in ancient Egypt was of course that.

Friday 1/27-17
Finished The Forevers: Book 1: The Iduna Project by Marjorie DeLuca. Another book that was okay but no more than that.

Saturday 1/28-17
Didn't really feel like reading today but at least got started on 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke

Sunday 1/29-17
Continued to read 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke but then I needed a book for a challenge right away and read All for Hope by Olivia Hardin which was an interesting romance.
I did manage to finish 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke before going to bed. Now I have to read Salem's Lot over the next two days as I need to finish it this month for a challenge.


message 6: by Jane (last edited Jan 18, 2017 02:05AM) (new)

Jane | 845 comments Monday 1/16-17


# of Pages Read today: 263
# of Pages Read for RaT: 263
Book currently reading: Black Powder War by Naomi Novik (263 pages today)
Books Finished Today: 0
Total # of Books Finished: 0


message 7: by Jane (last edited Jan 18, 2017 02:06AM) (new)

Jane | 845 comments Tuesday 1/17-17


# of Pages Read today: 373
# of Pages Read for RaT: 636
Book currently reading: Blood of Dragons by Robin Hobb (278 pages today)
Books Finished Today: Black Powder War by Naomi Novik (95 pages today)
Total # of Books Finished: 1
Black Powder War (Temeraire, #3) by Naomi Novik


message 8: by Jane (last edited Jan 18, 2017 02:06AM) (new)

Jane | 845 comments Wednesday 1/18-17


# of Pages Read today: 257
# of Pages Read for RaT: 893
Book currently reading:
Books Finished Today: Blood of Dragons by Robin Hobb (257 pages today)
Total # of Books Finished: 2
Blood of Dragons (The Rain Wild Chronicles, #4) by Robin Hobb


message 9: by Michelle (new)

Michelle (True Book Addict) Miller (truebookaddict) | 20 comments Glad you're joining me again. You are already off to a great start! I hope you continue to enjoy your reading.


message 10: by Jane (last edited Jan 20, 2017 06:45AM) (new)

Jane | 845 comments Thursday 1/19-17


# of Pages Read today: 262
# of Pages Read for RaT: 1155
Book currently reading: One Magic Summer by Maggie Shayne (44 pages today)
Books Finished TodayChristmas Kisses and Cookies by Linda West (all 218 pages today)
Total # of Books Finished: 3
Christmas Kisses and Cookies (Love on Kissing Bridge Mountain, #1) by Linda West


message 11: by Jane (new)

Jane | 845 comments Friday 1/20-17


# of Pages Read today: 173
# of Pages Read for RaT: 1328
Book currently reading:
Books Finished Today: One Magic Summer by Maggie Shayne (173 pages today)
Total # of Books Finished: 4
One Magic Summer (Oklahoma All-Girl Brands, #5) by Maggie Shayne


message 12: by Jane (last edited Jan 23, 2017 12:11AM) (new)

Jane | 845 comments Saturday 1/21-17


# of Pages Read today: 515
# of Pages Read for RaT: 1843
Book currently reading: In the Days of the Comet H.G. Wells (220 pages today)
Books Finished Today: Trail of Dead by Melissa F. Olson (all 295 pages today)
Total # of Books Finished: 5
Trail of Dead (Scarlett Bernard, #2) by Melissa F. Olson


message 13: by Jane (last edited Jan 22, 2017 03:13PM) (new)

Jane | 845 comments Sunday 1/22-17


# of Pages Read today: 844
# of Pages Read for RaT: 2687
Book currently reading:
Books Finished Today: In the Days of the Comet H.G. Wells (29 pages today)
Message in a Bottle by Barrie Mahoney (all 169 pages today)
Storm by Kate Palmer (all 260 pages today)
Hunter's Trail by Melissa F. Olson (all 386 pages today)
Total # of Books Finished: 9
In the Days of the Comet by H.G. Wells Message in a Bottle (Letters from the Atlantic) by Barrie Mahoney Storm (Western Hearts #2) by Kate Palmer Hunter's Trail (Scarlett Bernard, #3) by Melissa F. Olson


message 14: by Jane (new)

Jane | 845 comments Mid-Event Checkin

I have managed to read a lot this week, also more than I expected.

I have read 9 books in total 2687 pages.

The week started with me having to read 2 books if I wanted to read them before I had to return them to the library.

Then I read another 2 shorter books by Friday.

But what has brought my reading up so high is my participation in the 24 in 48 Challenge over the weekend. I have been home alone with no disturbances and managed to read / listen to 5 books during the approximately 25 hours I was reading.


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Jane | 845 comments Monday 1/23-17


# of Pages Read today: 0
# of Pages Read for RaT: 2687
Book currently reading:
Books Finished Today: 0
Total # of Books Finished: 9


message 16: by Jane (last edited Jan 26, 2017 11:15AM) (new)

Jane | 845 comments Tuesday 1/24-17


# of Pages Read today: 0
# of Pages Read for RaT: 2687
Book currently reading:
Books Finished Today: 0
Total # of Books Finished: 9


message 17: by Jane (last edited Jan 26, 2017 11:22AM) (new)

Jane | 845 comments Wednesday 1/25-17


# of Pages Read today: 148
# of Pages Read for RaT: 2835
Book currently reading: Valley of the Kings: The 18th Dynasty by Terrance Coffey (148 pages today)
Books Finished Today: 0
Total # of Books Finished: 9


message 18: by Jane (last edited Jan 26, 2017 11:23AM) (new)

Jane | 845 comments Thursday 1/26-17


# of Pages Read today: 222
# of Pages Read for RaT: 3057
Book currently reading:
Books Finished Today: Valley of the Kings: The 18th Dynasty by Terrance Coffey (222 pages today)
Total # of Books Finished: 10
Valley of the Kings The 18th Dynasty by Terrance Coffey


message 19: by Jane (last edited Jan 27, 2017 11:39PM) (new)

Jane | 845 comments Friday 1/27-17


# of Pages Read today: 242
# of Pages Read for RaT: 3299
Book currently reading:
Books Finished Today: The Forevers: Book 1: The Iduna Project by Marjorie DeLuca (all 242 pages today)
Total # of Books Finished: 11
The Forevers Book 1 The Iduna Project by Marjorie DeLuca


message 20: by Jane (last edited Jan 29, 2017 10:35AM) (new)

Jane | 845 comments Saturday 1/28-17


# of Pages Read today: 26
# of Pages Read for RaT: 3325
Book currently reading: 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke (26 pages today)
Books Finished Today: 0
Total # of Books Finished: 11


message 21: by Jane (last edited Jan 30, 2017 05:50AM) (new)

Jane | 845 comments Sunday 1/29-17


# of Pages Read today: 538
# of Pages Read for RaT: 3863
Book currently reading:
Books Finished Today: All for Hope by Olivia Hardin (all 240 pages today)
2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke (298 pages today)
Total # of Books Finished: 13
All for Hope (The Rawley Family #1) by Olivia Hardin 2001 A Space Odyssey (Space Odyssey, #1) by Arthur C. Clarke


message 22: by Jane (last edited Jan 31, 2017 12:04PM) (new)

Jane | 845 comments Wrap Up

I managed to read 13 books in total. 5 of these over the weekend where I took part in the 24 in 48 challenge.

I had a few okay books, some good book and one just plain awful. Me and classics really don't match and when it was a sci-fi that had nothing science fiction about it, that didn't help.

Thanks to Michelle for hosting and I really enjoyed that the RaT was two weeks long.

Now I am looking forward to Spring into Horror.


message 23: by Michelle (new)

Michelle (True Book Addict) Miller (truebookaddict) | 20 comments You never cease to amaze me! Impressive!

Glad you enjoyed it, except for that one awful book. See you at Spring into Horror!


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