Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon October 2018

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Good morning and happy Saturday. Another week has come and gone and I meant to log on and post a list of my favorite scary books and get my review of Rebecca typed up but the time slipped away from me. Hopefully this upcoming week I can get some blogging time in.

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Also, today is Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon for October. *yay*

Today I will be reading Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill:

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon April 2018

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Good morning everyone. Popping in this morning to get my Read-A-Thon post up and running.  I took an unexpected blog break these past couple of weeks; just the regular everyday stuff, work, my kids, the nice weather beckoning me. We even took a drive out down the shore last weekend. I also finished up two books during this time so that was good. I will be playing catch up this weekend on blog land.

Well, it is Read-A-Thon time, good luck to all who are reading today! This is my main post so I will be updating it as I read during the next 24 hours.

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Here is the opening meme. Feel free to answer in the comments, on your blog, on Twitter, or wherever you’re sharing your reading today.

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? New Jersey
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? I am reading Earl Interrupted (The Daring Marriages #2) by Amanda Forester
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? I’ve got a bag of plain Lays and a can of Coke calling my name for later.
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I’m a mom, a wife and I love to read and crochet.
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to? I’ve been participating for many years and I always enjoy the hourly updates and challenges and meeting new bloggers. I always manage to read one book during this event, so that is what I am aiming to do today.

 

updates:

1:26pm Otis and I read a few hours this morning and into the afternoon.

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Strange Weather by Joe Hill

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source: Free ARC via LibraryThing
title: Strange Weather: Four Short Novels
author:  Joe Hill/ Twitter
genre: short stories/science fiction/horror
pages: 438
first line: Shelly Beukes stood at the bottom of the driveway, squinting up at our pink-sandstone ranch as if she had never seen it before.
rated: 4 out of 5 stars
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blurb:
A collection of four chilling novels, ingeniously wrought gems of terror from the brilliantly imaginative, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fireman, Joe Hill.

my thoughts:

I read most of Strange Weather: Four Short Novels by Joe Hill as part of the October 2017 24 Hour Read-a-Thon. This is a nice set of four novellas, scary, sad, strange and entertaining. All four got under my skin a little.

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon October 2017

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It’s that time of year again, Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon ! This event is a special one and I like to participate each year at least once if I can. I’ve taken part since 2008 waaay back when I started book blogging and discovered the amazing book blogging community.

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon 2015

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It is time once again for Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon (twitter). This event takes place twice a year and I really enjoy the October one especially. I just love to settle in with a hot cup of tea and a good book during cool Fall days.
For this event, I read as much as I can during the day and as late into the night as I can. I will be updating this post and tweeting on and off as well.

Good luck to those who are participating, thank you to the hosts and event coordinators and have fun everyone 🙂

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Introductory Survey:
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1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? New Jersey

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? I’m starting off with Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion, on my daughter’s recommendation. I might dive into a short story by King after that.

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? I’m baking s’mores later 🙂

4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I’m a mom, a wife, reading and crocheting are my favorite pastimes. I have a furbaby chihuahua who will be keeping me company today while I read.

5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to? I have participated in this read-a-thon for years and I know to it’s best to pick books that are fun and fast paced. Also, short stories work well for this event.
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