Monday, October 20, 2014

Monday Madness 8

Monday Madness Giveaway

What is this?   Well to start with, it is Monday.  For many, that means back to work or school (well not quite yet but summer is almost over....).  Most of us are not fans of this day.  So to brighten it up a bit I will be hosting a weekly (or bi weekly) giveaway.    

The prizes may vary each week. You never know so be sure to check back.  The only thing I promise is that the prize will always be bookish in nature.  ebooks, arcs, swag,  gift cards, etc.  Entry requirements will also change week-to-week.
This week is
The Program (The Program, #1)  
From the Book Depository
Open Internatianally
Summary:  "In Sloane’s world, true feelings are forbidden, teen suicide is an epidemic, and the only solution is The Program.

Sloane knows better than to cry in front of anyone. With suicide now an international epidemic, one outburst could land her in The Program, the only proven course of treatment. Sloane’s parents have already lost one child; Sloane knows they’ll do anything to keep her alive. She also knows that everyone who’s been through The Program returns as a blank slate. Because their depression is gone—but so are their memories.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Dewey's #readathon-end of event meme

Which hour was most daunting for you?
The first 2 hours.  I am not a morning person and 5 am is way too early.  I could not focus on the words for a long time.  

Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
Quarantine by Lex Thomas,  The Selection by  Kiera Cass are a couple YA novels one might enjoy.

Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
Better variety of challenges.  Most of them required pictures.  Many required pictures of oursleves or others which I am really not okay sharing.  Plus for those of us not so savvy with a camera and uploading pictures it can take a bit more time than I feel like giving.  I want to spend more time chatting, reading, etc and less time taking pictures in the future. Those challenges took me at least 15-20 minutes each.  Losing 25% of my potential reading time is not so much fun.  I don't mind a few picture challenges but hopefully a better balance next year.  Especially the early hours!

What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
 Nicely organizes, easy to follow what was happening and where.  Love the options of how to get involved-Twitter, goodreads, challenges, cheerleading, etc.

How many books did you read?
I finished 3 and made progress in 3 others :)

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Dewey's readathon-nighttime post


Winding down the last few hours here.....

So far today I have finished:
Frankenstein Squeakers
And made progress in:
Splintered (Splintered, #1) The Autobiography of Mark Twain 

Up Next:
 The Gateway Through Which They Came

I might do 1 more post before this is over, if I do not , see you at the wrap-up!  And now, back to my reading!

Promote Your Genre MiniChallenge Giveaway- Dewey's Readathon



Welcome to Hour 19 of the Dewey's Read-a-thon!

Are you starting to feel the strain of the hours? Well, while we are on the downhill slope, we still have several hours to go.  So I figure it is time to wake everyone off and let them show off and revel in their favorite book genres.
 This is the:

We all have a favorite genre (or genres...) So think about it a moment (just one genre please) and sell/promote it.  Convince me or others to want to read it, buy the books and get excited about it!

Dewey's #readathon-Mid event survey

1. What are you reading right now?
FrankensteinSplintered (Splintered, #1)
The Autobiography of Mark Twain
2. How many books have you read so far?
Completed 1 book

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
If I get to it-
Everbound (Everneath, #2)

4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
Yes-pet drama and unwanted phone calls.  And  a kitchen fiasco.