Saturday, July 28, 2018

Summer Reading Progress .. And Dewey's Readathon.

Hello all. This will be just a quick update of my future reading plans, my past reading conquests and the coming end to my whirlwind readathons.

I am continuing to read for the #HSReadathon which is a laid back readathon that lasts all of July.  As July is coming to an end, so too is this readathon, but not before Christmas in July happens!

Xmas in July RAT

This month is just flying by!  I had some great time off, and spent most of it with my family and just enjoying life.  The "Big C" has affected me close to home and two people I love dearly have fought and beat it, but there are still battle scars to contend with.  You don't go through a fight like that and come out unscathed.  My outlook has also been changed, some for the good, and some for the worse, but I am working towards more for the good!

That being said, Christmas in July is just what the Dr. (Michelle) ordered for me.  I am lightly participating in the Dewey's Reverse readathon, as to go all out, would mean I would not be ready to head out to the lake on Monday, which I believe I need to ground myself.  It is my last hurrah before going back to work, and I am going to enjoy every minute.  So, I have picked two reads, that I will try to complete before #HSReadathon comes to an end.  Here are my picks....

The Christmas Joy Ride by Melody Carlson


The Christmas Joy Ride by Melody Carlson is a fun and heartwarming holiday story. Joy has planned a trip across country--one problem--she's 85 years old. Problem solved--Miranda, out of work and soon to be out of a home, agrees to go with her neighbor in a Christmas decked out RV! Let the adventure begin. No one captures the heartwarming fun of the Christmas season quite like Melody Carlson. Fasten your seat belt, because it's going to be an exciting ride!  I am really looking forward to this one!

The other entry for Christmas in July if I get that far is :

The Christmas Caramel Murder by Joanne Fluke.. because... who doesn't like a little mystery at Christmas?


"The holidays have arrived, and Hannah and her good pal Lisa have agreed to provide all the goodies for the town's annual production of A Christmas Carol. But before anyone can say "Bah, humbug!" a Santa-sized sackful of trouble ensues.  A little light Christmas reading.

Update on the #24in48, I read something like 15 or 16 hours.  Can't remember exactly and finished 3 books!  That has to be a record for me. Reviews to follow, of course. It was fun, but I must remind myself to go to sleep.  I was recovering from that one for a couple of days.  I am ready for the next one on January 26th and 27th 2019!  Bring it on!

This was a slightly shorter post, but I will try to tie everything together in the coming days.  Keep reading all, and enjoy the summer!

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