The Month of August I am participating on the High Summer Readathon hosted by Michelle Miller @ https://seasonsreading.blogspot.com/ Below is my reading schedule for the month of August.
Tuesday, August 15, 2023
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!
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
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
|Title||Author||Pages||Time||Read From||Read to||Date||Steven||Diane|
|Hide||Kiersten White||256||8 hours|
|Hide||Kiersten White||256||1.2||1||37||Fri, Mar 31, 23||0%||0%|
|Hide||Kiersten White||256||1.2||38||73||Sat, Apr 1, 23||28%||20%|
|Hide||Kiersten White||256||1.2||74||110||Sun, Apr 2, 23||32%||38%|
|Hide||Kiersten White||256||1.2||111||146||Mon, Apr 3, 23||45%||56%|
|Hide||Kiersten White||256||1.2||147||183||Tue, Apr 4, 23||76%||85%|
|Hide||Kiersten White||256||1.2||184||220||Wed, Apr 5, 23||100%||100%|
|Hide||Kiersten White||256||1.2||221||257||Thu, Apr 6, 23||100%||100%|
|Night Chills||Dean Koontz||384||12 hours|
|Night Chills||Dean Koontz||384||1.2||1||38||Fri, Apr 7, 23||19%||19%|
|Night Chills||Dean Koontz||384||1.2||39||77||Sat, Apr 8, 23||40%||36%|
|Night Chills||Dean Koontz||384||1.2||78||115||Sun, Apr 9, 23||100%||100%|
|Night Chills||Dean Koontz||384||1.2||116||154||Mon, Apr 10, 23||100%||100%|
|Night Chills||Dean Koontz||384||1.2||156||192||Tue, Apr 11, 23||100%||100%|
|Night Chills||Dean Koontz||384||1.2||193||231||Wed, Apr 12, 23||100%||100%|
|Night Chills||Dean Koontz||384||1.2||232||269||Thu, Apr 13, 23||100%||100%|
|Night Chills||Dean Koontz||384||1.2||270||307||Fri, Apr 14, 23||100%||100%|
|Night Chills||Dean Koontz||384||1.2||308||346||Sat, Apr 15, 23||100%||100%|
|Night Chills||Dean Koontz||384||1.2||347||385||Sun, Apr 16, 23||100%||100%|
|The Black Country||Alex Grecian||401||10 hours|
|The Black Country||Alex Grecian||401||1.2||1||44||Mon, Apr 17, 23|
|The Black Country||Alex Grecian||401||1.2||45||89||Tue, Apr 18, 23|
|The Black Country||Alex Grecian||401||1.2||90||133||Wed, Apr 19, 23|
|The Black Country||Alex Grecian||401||1.2||134||178||Thu, Apr 20, 23|
|The Black Country||Alex Grecian||401||1.2||179||222||Fri, Apr 21, 23|
|The Black Country||Alex Grecian||401||1.2||223||267||Sat, Apr 22, 23|
|The Black Country||Alex Grecian||401||1.2||268||311||Sun, Apr 23, 23|
|The Black Country||Alex Grecian||401||1.2||312||356||Mon, Apr 24, 23|
|The Black Country||Alex Grecian||401||1.2||357||401||Tue, Apr 25, 23|
|Horrorstor||Grady Hendrix||240||6 hours|
|Horrorstor||Grady Hendrix||240||1.2||1||48||Wed, Apr 26, 23|
|Horrorstor||Grady Hendrix||240||1.2||49||96||Thu, Apr 27, 23|
|Horrorstor||Grady Hendrix||240||1.2||97||144||Fri, Apr 28, 23|
|Horrorstor||Grady Hendrix||240||1.2||145||192||Sat, Apr 29, 23|
|Horrorstor||Grady Hendrix||240||1.2||193||240||Sun, 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.