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Review: Me, Myself, and Why

10 Apr

Me, Myself, and Why (Cadence Jones, #1)Me, Myself, and Why by MaryJanice Davidson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Readathon Book #4 – Yet another great novel by MJD. This one actually has a bit more meat to it compared to her other series so it wasn’t as fast a read as I was expecting, but still a fun read all-around. The main character… err… characters is a girl(s) with a split personality disorder. The three personalities that she has are all hilarious in their own ways. I think my favorite of the three was Adrienne just because she was SO bizarre and random. LOL! Definitely looking forward to the next book in this series to come out.

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Midnight Readathon Thoughts

10 Apr

Zzzzzzz…. Zzzzzz…. Zzzzzzz….

huh?  wha?  Oh… yeah… time to wake back up… it’s still read-a-thon time!

Just took about a 30 minute nap so as to get refreshed a little before digging into the last 8 hours.  Hopefully I can make it all the way through now.  Think I’m going to take a quick shower to get myself recharged and then dig back in.  I won’t give my update of page count and such until my next posting as I’m hoping to complete another book or two before the next post, but I’m still at 3 books complete and I’m in the middle of 3 more.

Definitely enjoying myself and am really glad that Ann and Mel talked me into doing it this year.  It’s been lots of fun.  Now… for that shower!  🙂

9.5 hours down, 14.5 to go!

9 Apr

9.5 hours into the read-a-thon and I’ve now completed 3 books… yay!

Completed:

Grape City by Kevin L. Donihe – 105 pages

The Faggiest Vampire by Carlton Mellick III – 99 pages

Emily the Strange #1 – 152 pages

In Process:

Me, Myself, and Why? by MaryJanice Davidson – page 150 of 302

Heaveworld by Cullen Bunn – page 19 of 85

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – page 43 of 384

Total Pages Read so far:

568

Boyfriend is napping and I’m not sure exactly what his stats are.  I know he’s finished two books at least and is in the middle of another one or two.  I may take a cat nap in a bit but will probably wait until after dinner if I can.  We’re supposed to be picking up pizza I believe, though that could change.

I did enter one challenge earlier after having said I probably wouldn’t bother with them.  I was just skimming blogs and found one that was a quick answer.  Haven’t looked back to see who all entered or if a winner has been announced though.  I’m still feeling a little overwhelmed with so many things to try to keep up with.  Having a great time though and enjoying knocking out several books on Mt. TBR!  Hopefully I’ll be free for the next read-a-thon, but October is a busy month so too early to tell now.  S’pose I should also wait and see how I finish this one out and how I recover from it.  LOL!

Okay… back to the books!

 

Readathon Lunch Break

9 Apr

Just finished reading Carlton Mellick’s THE FAGGIEST VAMPIRE (see “review” in previous posting) & now having a quick bite of lunch while blogging and catching up with some other posts online.  I think after doing so I’m going to try to finish off that boring Emily Strange book I started earlier and then I need to pick something else from the mountain of TBR books.  Not sure what is going to fit my mood at that time, but I’m leaning towards doing a re-read of either Harry Potter 1 or one of Jeff Strand’s books as with the latter I know I’ll be treated to a bunch of laughs.

Hope everyone else is enjoying their reads… more later!

Review: The Faggiest Vampire

9 Apr

The Faggiest VampireThe Faggiest Vampire by Carlton Mellick III
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Book 2 completed of the readathon. I’ve read some of Mellick’s work before and really enjoyed it. This one isn’t one of my faves by him. I knew the book was aimed more at kids, but it still wasn’t quite what I was expecting when going into the book. That probably made me enjoy the book a little less than I would any other time.

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4 Hour Mark

9 Apr

Four hours into the read-a-thon and I’ve only complete 1 book, but that’s okay!

Completed:

Grape City by Kevin L. Donihe – 105 pages

In Process:

Emily the Strange #1 – page 44 of 152

Me, Myself, and Why? by MaryJanice Davidson – page 60 of 302

Total Pages Read so far:

209

So it looks like I’m averaging about 50 pages per hour, which isn’t too bad given I usually read about 1 page/minute give or take and the fact that I’m tweeting, facebooking, and blogging quite actively as well.

We did take a short break during the peak of the storm to take care of the dog and watch the hail coming down as well.

Now… to get back to reading so I don’t lose that 50 page/hour average.

Less than 2 hours in…

9 Apr

Taking a break from reading to eat the yummy eggs and hashbrowns my boyfriend made me.  I just finished book 1 however, see previous blog post.  It was only a 100ish-pager though so short and sweet.  I don’t read very quickly so in order to get through numerous books I need to “cheat” with the short ones.  🙂  I think next up on my list will be a comic compilation…

Emily the Strange 1

 

Now to go check into a few blogs of fellow readers and also tweet/facebook a bit.  After eating I will dig into the above.

Happy reading everyone!