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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Playing Catch Up

OMG!  What wonderful timing!??!  This morning I was thinking of the huge list of books I have to review and why I was not blogging like I should.  I have most of my great thoughts and introspective moments in the shower.  Honestly, I have solved some of my most perplexing life situations in the shower at 4:45am. 
Sorry I just had to insert a shower scene for you.  No not for me!  It's for you.  Really!  
Anyways .... Once I got to work I jumped over The Book Vixen's blog to see when the next Review-A-Thon will be.  I don't know about you but I need a read-a-thon to get caught up on my reading and a review-a-thon to get caught up on my reviews.  On her site she has a list of other bookish events going on this month and whammmm! there it was.  
A bloggery version of NaNoWriMo!

Blog Ahead

That is PERFECT!!!
An event to solve my review and blogging slump.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-A-Thon: I'm Sleepy

Hosted by 24 Hour Read-a-thon

I am tired ya'll.  I have not read for the full 17 hours and I am not planning on doing the remaining 7 hours.  I am just too sleepy.  It's 9:31pm and I went to bed late last night.  So it is now catching up with me.  But I am happy to say two book are officially off of my DNF list.  Yep.  Two.  I have a ever growing DNF list this year.  The first year I started blogging I only had one.  Last year, two DNF books.  This year the list was over 5 and that is not cool.  I have been starting and stopping so many books this year.  I have no idea if it is me or if it's the books but I need to pile to stop growing.  Yep! That means I finish books I don't even like.  LOL!

So here are my stats 

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-A-Thon: Morning Progress

 Yeah!  One book in my completed list.  Now on to book two.  I decided like right now to just update here and there to let you know I am still here reading.  So here is what I have been up to so far.  By the way, breakfast is being made right now by my honey.  

Books Completed:
My Man Pendleton by Elizabeth Bevarly

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-A-Thon: Getting a Late Start

Hi everyone!  It's Hour 3 in the 24 Hour Read-a-Thon and I am just getting up and started.  I knew I was not going to make the 5am start time when I went to bed around midnight.  LOL! oops!  So let me play a bit of caught up here.  

Hour 1 Meme

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?  

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Diversity on the Shelf: Approved Books pt. 9

Are you a participant of the Diversity on the Self 2014 Reading Challenge (aka D.O.T.S.)?  Did you have a goal this year to read more books by People of Color?  How are you doing?  
Just in case you aren't hitting your goal or just want to find a few new titles to add to your collection here are what I like to call "Diversity Approved Books".   All of these books are by a person of color OR have a main character of color.  
Sometimes these books don't get the love they should and hearing about them is so very rare.
You can see other books and review link ups by clicking one of the links in the side bar menu under the D.O.T.S. reading challenge button.

By the way, it's not to late to sign up.  Click the reading challenge button and link up your sign up post.  Non bloggers are welcomed too.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Diversity on the Shelf 2014: October Review Link-Up

Inspired by POC Reading Challenge

Welcome Fall!  And Scary Halloween Reads!!!
Welcome back to Diversity on the Shelf 2014 Reading Challenge. This is the October review link up.
Every month I post a linky for you to add your reviews towards this challenge. Please have a direct link to the book you are reviewing to the linky. No links to blog home pages please. If you don't have a blog, please link to your Goodreads, Amazon, Facebook, LibraryThing or other account where you are reviewing the books for this challenge.
Books that qualify for this challenge are by people of color or with a main character of color. All shades and races of color are welcomed and encouraged here.
If you still need more clarification on what a person of color is Click Here.
If you haven't signed up for the challenge yet, don't fret you still have time. Just sign up here!
If you need a few suggestions on what to read for this challenge check out the list of links to blogs, book list and more. Links here or the side bar menu.

~ Last Month Stats ~

as of today 20 books reviewed.
First Review from Leslie @ omphaloskepsis