Saturday, April 25, 2015

Halfway There *cue the Bon Jovi*

Mid-Event Survey:
1. What are you reading right now?
I'm about a third of the way through So You've Been Publicly Shamed. It's really interesting so far.
2. How many books have you read so far?
I've only finished , Gutshot, a collection of short stories.
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
Continuing on Publicly Shamed. Hopefully starting Red Queen.
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
I've had quite a few interuptions today, some have been self imposed, like going to the gym and getting lunch, others are more dog-barking related. That's life though, and there's no point getting upset over minutes in between pages.
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
How chill I've been. Honestly. In years past it's been a race to finish books, and by this point i'm burnt out and angry. Now my numbers aren't as high but i've enjoyed everything i've read and look forward to continuing on, with a break for Orphan black, of course.


1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
Michigan, where is it supposed to rain. Guess I won't be reading outside.
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
Maybe Red Queen? I picked it up on a whim yesterday but it seemed like a good readathon book

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Gummy bears. Always gummy bears.
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
Hi! For those of you who don't know, I'm Sarah! I'm currently a grad student getting my MLIS in hopes of preserving books in the digital era. Other than school and books I enjoy writing, netflix and traveling. Fun Fact: I once had a fish named Ophelia who, due to some medical issues, would only swim upside down.
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?
My first readathon was in the fall of 2010. I haven't fully participated in every one since then but the last few i've made honest efforts in. Last year I finished two and a half books while still making time for myself. So I guess I'll continue to follow a schedule of reading until my eyes or tired or i need a break, and then playing with my dog or going to the gym. Breaks are important! Reading needs to be fun!

Guess i'll switch from my Chamber of Secrets audiobook to actually reading. See you guys later!

Friday, April 24, 2015

No Regrets, But Also No Reviews

I could make excuses, but they'd all involve the words Grad School, Writing, Fan Fiction, and Life. I didn't realize what adding another class to my schedule would do to my reading habits, let alone my reviewing and musing ones. It's actually strange. I'm studying to work with books, to preserve them, to do all of these things that make them more accessible but that currently means i have to steal time to enjoy them.
But the semester is nearly over and I'm done stealing.

To kick off an awesome summer full of trips and books and friends I'm participating in the Dewey Readathon for my fourth year. I'm super excited. There was a trip to the bookstore. I have an abundance of gummy bears. Really, things are going to be great.

I really miss writing here, and while you can more often than not find me reblogging pictures of pretty books and begging for recs on tumblr this is where my heart is. I love the format, and the way it helps me keep track of my reading life.

So I'm back, even if being back means once again just for the months between classes.

Get ready for some serious reading/blogging tomorrow.