Tuesday, August 15, 2023

August Reading Schedule

The Month of August I am participating on the High Summer Readathon hosted by Michelle Miller @  Below is my reading schedule for the month of August.

Seasons of Reading 

My Ambitious Reading Schedule

Hello all you good people! 

 Lately I have been evaluating what is important to me, what I want to do in my life and how I want to spend my free time.  Let's face it.  There are literally hundreds of ways you can waste/spend your time in today's technologically advanced day and age. But for me, my love of reading has always had it's hooks in me.  Books, e-books, audio books, graphic novels, comics, magazines....what a great time to be alive!  Not to be a downer, but in reality, I have more time left behind me, than I do ahead of me.  Life can be cruel.  But let's not let that dictate how and what I do with my time.

Currently I am participating in a readathon titled High Summer Readathon.  If you haven't signed up yet, you still have plenty of time to do so.  It is a month long event!

Seasons of Reading  

I have also discovered the magic of one so-called Storygraph. It is a site like Goodreads, but it is oh so much better.  The feature I latched on to is called the Streak.  Once turned on, a default streak — one page (or one minute) per day, or longer — is created for you and a new streak flame icon will appear on the homepage. It's filled in when you've successfully met the requirements of your streak for that time period.  I am currently on a 32 day streak.  My humble fulfillment time is 40 pages, or one hour, (yes! You can track audio book time as well!) 

 Using this web platform has encouraged me to ensure I read a little bit every day.  I had built up a 7 day streak, and I wasn't going to stop there.  It is easy to use, and the book recommendations are spot on.  Try this lovely reading nugget.  You will not be disappointed.

Anyways, as I am jumping around, I have only come here to say that I have created my 40page/1 hour schedule which will take me into the end of June next year.  Every month I will upload the new schedule and let you know what readathon or other club I am joining along in.  This will also help me stay on track.  In the next post, I will share my August reading schedule for the \High Summer Readathon, and every month thereafter.  I hope you are able to follow along and watch/comment on my progress.  Stay safe and keep on reading!

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Spring Into Horror Readathon 2023

This month long readathon is hosted by Michelle at Seasons of Reading.  The cold and dreary days of March are behind us and the world is trying to shake the frigid coat of old man winter.  April is the perfect month to snuggle up with a blanket with a cup of hot Yorkshire tea, and get to reading horror.  One of my favourite genres.

I am excited to share two pieces of news today, both of which have to do with the Spring into Horror Readathon.  The first is, that my lovely wife is going to join me  this month on my reading journey.  We have both registered with the readathon and we have decided to read the same books at the same time.  Now, she is a much faster reader than I am, but I think we will have a fun competition and enjoy discussing t he books at the same time.  Super excited about that!

The second piece of information I am going to share are the 4 books we have chosen to read for the readathon.  Usually, I overthink the choices I select, wonder if they are too long, read some reviews, switch and select other books, etc.  This time, I just went into my Kobo and chose the first four books that were classified as horror that I have not yet read.  And here they are in the order we will be reading them.

 Updated 2023-04-10 12:48 PM

TitleAuthorPagesTimeRead FromRead toDateStevenDiane
HideKiersten White2568 hours     
HideKiersten White2561.2137Fri, Mar 31, 230%0%
HideKiersten White2561.23873Sat, Apr 1, 2328%20%
HideKiersten White2561.274110Sun, Apr 2, 2332%38%
HideKiersten White2561.2111146Mon, Apr 3, 2345%56%
HideKiersten White2561.2147183Tue, Apr 4, 2376%85%
HideKiersten White2561.2184220Wed, Apr 5, 23100%100%
HideKiersten White2561.2221257Thu, Apr 6, 23100%100%
Night ChillsDean Koontz38412 hours     
Night ChillsDean Koontz3841.2138Fri, Apr 7, 2319%19%
Night ChillsDean Koontz3841.23977Sat, Apr 8, 2340%36%
Night ChillsDean Koontz3841.278115Sun, Apr 9, 23100%100%
Night ChillsDean Koontz3841.2116154Mon, Apr 10, 23100%100%
Night ChillsDean Koontz3841.2156192Tue, Apr 11, 23100%100%
Night ChillsDean Koontz3841.2193231Wed, Apr 12, 23100%100%
Night ChillsDean Koontz3841.2232269Thu, Apr 13, 23100%100%
Night ChillsDean Koontz3841.2270307Fri, Apr 14, 23100%100%
Night ChillsDean Koontz3841.2308346Sat, Apr 15, 23100%100%
Night ChillsDean Koontz3841.2347385Sun, Apr 16, 23100%100%
The Black CountryAlex Grecian40110 hours     
The Black CountryAlex Grecian4011.2144Mon, Apr 17, 23  
The Black CountryAlex Grecian4011.24589Tue, Apr 18, 23  
The Black CountryAlex Grecian4011.290133Wed, Apr 19, 23  
The Black CountryAlex Grecian4011.2134178Thu, Apr 20, 23  
The Black CountryAlex Grecian4011.2179222Fri, Apr 21, 23  
The Black CountryAlex Grecian4011.2223267Sat, Apr 22, 23  
The Black CountryAlex Grecian4011.2268311Sun, Apr 23, 23  
The Black CountryAlex Grecian4011.2312356Mon, Apr 24, 23  
The Black CountryAlex Grecian4011.2357401Tue, Apr 25, 23  
HorrorstorGrady Hendrix2406 hours     
HorrorstorGrady Hendrix2401.2148Wed, Apr 26, 23  
HorrorstorGrady Hendrix2401.24996Thu, Apr 27, 23  
HorrorstorGrady Hendrix2401.297144Fri, Apr 28, 23  
HorrorstorGrady Hendrix2401.2145192Sat, Apr 29, 23  
HorrorstorGrady Hendrix2401.2193240Sun, Apr 30, 23 

1) Night Chills by Dean Koontz: This book was published in 1976, when Koontz was considered a master of horror.  I love almost everything Dean writes, so it is good to start with one of the authors who got me hooked on horror.


2) Hide by Kiersten White:  I have been waiting to read this book for a special occasion and that occasion has arrived.  This was a highly praised book on a number of review sites and I am tickled pink that I have obtained this book and will be reading it during the readathon.

3) The Black Country by Alex Grecian:  This is the second book in the series of Scotland Yard's Murder Squad.  If his second book is half of what his first book was, I will be absolutely ecstatic.  This is more of an historical thriller, but the author has a way of describing old Victorian London in all it's suspenseful creepiness. Sure to be another good read.

4) Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix:  I have read a couple of books by Grady and I have loved them all so far.  This one is billed as a horror/comedy.  A nice light shorter horror book to end the readathon.  I hope I get this far in the reading in April, as this is sure to be an enjoyable one.

That is it!  My reading schedule is below to help me stay on track.  Hope everyone has a horrorible time reading during the readathon.  Stay in touch on Discord or on the GoodReads site.

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

#YuletideSpirit #Readathon

Hello all and Merry Christmas!  It is only 33 days until Christmas and the #YuletideSpirit #Readathon and Reading Challenge has officially started!

The reading challenge runs from Monday, November 21, 2022, through January 6, 2023 (Epiphany).  The hashtag is #YuletideSpirit. Click on any of the links below to learn more.

Thanks to Michelle at Yuletide Spirit and Seasons of Reading for hosting this seasonal event.

Ideally I am going to read all Christmas themed books right up until the end of this readathon and I will mark my achievement levels right here.
If anyone would like to join in I highly recommend doing so.  I will place an info banner below.  Just click, sign up, and start reading!  

I am also including my TBR list and schedule to help me keep on track.  Have FUN!

Book TitleAuthorPages ReadTotal Pages Date
A Christmas JourneyAnne Perry1 - 30283MondayNovember 21, 2022
A Christmas JourneyAnne Perry31 - 60283TuesdayNovember 22, 2022
A Christmas JourneyAnne Perry61 - 90283WednesdayNovember 23, 2022
A Christmas JourneyAnne Perry91 - 120283ThursdayNovember 24, 2022
A Christmas JourneyAnne Perry121 - 150283FridayNovember 25, 2022
A Christmas JourneyAnne Perry151 - 195283SaturdayNovember 26, 2022
A Christmas JourneyAnne Perry196 - 283283SundayNovember 27, 2022
A Christmas JourneyAnne PerryFinished283MondayNovember 28, 2022
A Christmas JourneyAnne PerryFinished283TuesdayNovember 29, 2022
A Christmas JourneyAnne PerryFinished283WednesdayNovember 30, 2022
A Christmas VisitorAnne Perry 320ThursdayDecember 1, 2022
A Christmas VisitorAnne Perry 320FridayDecember 2, 2022
A Christmas VisitorAnne Perry 320SaturdayDecember 3, 2022
A Christmas VisitorAnne Perry 320SundayDecember 4, 2022
A Christmas VisitorAnne Perry 320MondayDecember 5, 2022
A Christmas VisitorAnne Perry 320TuesdayDecember 6, 2022
A Christmas VisitorAnne Perry 320WednesdayDecember 7, 2022
A Christmas VisitorAnne Perry 320ThursdayDecember 8, 2022
A Christmas VisitorAnne Perry 320FridayDecember 9, 2022
A Christmas VisitorAnne Perry 320SaturdayDecember 10, 2022
A Christmas VisitorAnne Perry 320SundayDecember 11, 2022
A Christmas GuestAnne Perry 298MondayDecember 12, 2022
A Christmas GuestAnne Perry 298TuesdayDecember 13, 2022
A Christmas GuestAnne Perry 298WednesdayDecember 14, 2022
A Christmas GuestAnne Perry 298ThursdayDecember 15, 2022
A Christmas GuestAnne Perry 298FridayDecember 16, 2022
A Christmas GuestAnne Perry 298SaturdayDecember 17, 2022
A Christmas GuestAnne Perry 298SundayDecember 18, 2022
A Christmas GuestAnne Perry 298MondayDecember 19, 2022
A Christmas GuestAnne Perry 298TuesdayDecember 20, 2022
A Christmas GuestAnne Perry 298WednesdayDecember 21, 2022
A Christmas SecretAnne Perry 347ThursdayDecember 22, 2022
A Christmas SecretAnne Perry 347FridayDecember 23, 2022
A Christmas SecretAnne Perry 347SaturdayDecember 24, 2022
A Christmas SecretAnne Perry 347SundayDecember 25, 2022
A Christmas SecretAnne Perry 347MondayDecember 26, 2022
A Christmas SecretAnne Perry 347TuesdayDecember 27, 2022
A Christmas SecretAnne Perry 347WednesdayDecember 28, 2022
A Christmas SecretAnne Perry 347ThursdayDecember 29, 2022
A Christmas SecretAnne Perry 347FridayDecember 30, 2022
A Christmas SecretAnne Perry 347SaturdayDecember 31, 2022
A Christmas SecretAnne Perry 347SundayJanuary 1, 2023
A Christmas SecretAnne Perry 347MondayJanuary 2, 2023
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    ThursdayJanuary 5, 2023
    FridayJanuary 6, 2023