Saga Volume 4 - Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples Corned Beef & Casualties - Lynn Cahoon Water in the Well - Zoey Summers Mother's Day Mayhem - Lynn Cahoon Pick Your Poison: Supernatural Witch Cozy Mystery - Zoey Summers


Update #4

Got half way through Saga volume 8 when the read-a-thon ended, but kept reading until the end of volume 9 - whoo boy that was a rough on my heart ending. I did meet my page goal and got caught up on two series I follow, so it was a good if half-assed participation on my part.


Update #3

Finished Water in the Well by Zoey Summers and then listened to two chapters of Silent Spring by Rachel Carson last night. Finished Pick Your Poison by Zoey Summers this morning while making breakfast for the kids. I'm so not meeting my time goal or pages goal this read-a-thon.


Going to knock out the Saga volumes, which should take me to the end of the read-a-thon, maybe I will also get the chance to get another chapter in The Twentieth Century done too. 


Update #2

Read for 5 hours. Started and finished both Tourist Trap Mysteries novellas, finished a chapter in The Twentieth Century while waiting for the husband to leave work. and read to the kids for a half hour (Where the Wild Things Are and Ballerina Rosie). Saving the Sagas for tomorrow morning when I have some sleep in me and can really lose myself in the storyline. Going to knock out a couple of the Zoey Summers short stories before heading to sleep. Getting up extra early with the husband as he was called in to come to work tomorrow a hour earlier, so I figured I can get a few hours of reading in before my Wild Things wake up.



Update #1

I'm not starting the read-a-thon until 4pm due to schedule conflicts. Here is my opening survey:


1)What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Brandon, Suffolk (UK)
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? Saga Volume 9, just to know what everyone is talking about - although it may break my heart 
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? cherry tomatoes and fresh mozzerella cheese with balsamic vinegar
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! Stayed out late last night to go see a comedy show at the enlistment club on base. Early morning today, so definitely caffeine is in order
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? Nothing, I think I have these read-a-thons down to what I like to read and eat and how I go about participating



Reading List:

1. Saga Volumes 4-9 by Brian K. Vaugn and Fiona Staples (volume 4 is a re-read to remind myself the story, then the rest is to get me current on the series)

2. The Maid's Quarters by Holly Bush (70 pages)

3. A New Life by Merry Farmer (92 pages)

4. Mail Order Cowboy by Maisey Yates (94 pages)

5. A Fresh Start in Holly Blue Bay by Cathy Blossom (94 pages)

6. Mail Order Majesty by Sara Jolene (92 pages)

7. Water in the Well (26 pages), In the Cards (31 pages), Pick Your Poison (36 pages), Founder's Night (29 pages), and Magic in the Swamp (34 pages) by Zoey Summers

8. Corned Beef and Casualties (Tourist Trap Mystery) by Lynn Cahoon (78 pages) - Done!

9. Mother's Day Mayhem (Tourist Trap Mystery) by Lynn Cahoon (65 pages) - Done!



1. Post every three hours.


2. Read 750 pages.

              Stretch 1,000 pages


3. Read for 12 hours.