Sunday, March 29, 2009

Thursday, March 26, 2009

24HR Read-A-Thon

April 18,2009- April 19, 2009
I am going to read the books that I have been reading already and starting another one. Here is my list for tomorrow's read-a-thon. Hopefully I can complete 2 of them and make a bigger dent in a few more. Will keep everyone update here and via twitter.

1.Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
2. 1984 by George Orwell
3.Little Dorritt by Charles Dickens
4.North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
5.War of the Roses by Alison Weir
6.Woman in Love by D. H. Lawrence
7.Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir.
8. Complete Illustrated Guide to Presidents of America by Professor Jon Roper

Hour 1 update:
This hour I chose to read the Completed Illustrated Guide to Presidents of America by Professor Jon Roper. I only managed to read about 27 pages. Right now I am playing the role of a single parent since my hubby is deployed. So far its this book I have read through the Pre-Revolutionary war up to the the writing and signing of the Constitution I have not yet gotten to the start of the Presidents. I plan to read this book up to President Madison since that is how far I have gotten in the Presidents videos on the History Channel series.
So far everything is going great except for constant interruptions.

Pages read so far: 27pgs.

1. What I am reading today is stated above.
2. Three facts about me are I am doing this while my husband is deployed and my kids are around, I love to read and I will be tweeting my progress a little while doing this.
3. I have 8 book in my TBR pile will I finish them probably no where near.
4. My goals to make it through this challenge sane lol. I hope to read at least 1000pgs
5. I am a veteran and my advice is to take breaks and don't try to be superhero its alright if you need to sleep.

Hour 2
I have only managed to read 8 pages this hour again more interruptions I am at the point of frustration that my kids seem to be the only ones in America that can not entertain themselves and constantly fight each other. Any I have made it as far as how the electoral college was established into George Washington's Presidency to the duel of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr up to the beginning of the Presidency of John Adams. I learned that there was problems with with Bipartisanship even in the earlier days of the presidency.

Hour 3

I am almost to my daily goal for this particular book. I think I will finish my goal in the 4th hour. So far I have read 50 pages which is a long way from my goal hopefully my pace will pick up the book is a rather large book so it will take longer than a normal size book to read the pages. In the particular hour I read from the end of John Adams Presidency to the Beginning of James Madison's presidency.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


May 2009- September 2009
1. Queen Isabella by Alison Weir
2. The Princes in the Tower by Alison Weir
3. The Birth of Britain by Winston Churchill
4. The New World by Winston Churchill
5. The Age of the Revolution by Winston Churchill

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Cozy Mystery Challenge

The Cozy Mystery Challenge
April 1- September 30, 2009

April- The Gold Bug by Edgar Allen Poe
May- The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
June-The Mysterious Affair of Styles by Agatha Christie
July- The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
August- The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens
September- The Purloined Letter by Edgar Allan Poe

The A-Z Alphabet Challenge

A to Z Challenge
January 1- December 31, 2009
Authors A-Z
A-Austen-Leigh, James Edward- Memoirs of Jane Austen
B- Bronte, Charlotte- Villette
C- Carroll, Lewis - Alice in Wonderland
D- Dostovyvsky, Fydor- Notes from the Underground
F- Fien , Ellen - The Rules for Online Dating
G- Gaskel, Elizabeth- North and South
H-Hardy, Thomas- The Mayor of Casterbridge
I- Ibsen, Henrik- A Doll's House
J- James, Henry- Washington Square
K- Kasilik Ibi- Skinny
L- Lawerence, D.H- Woman in Love
M-McCaig Donald, Rhett Butler's People
O- Orczy Barroness Emmuska- The Scarlet Pimpernel.
P- Poe Edgar Allan - The Gold Bug
S- Schutz, Samantha- I Don't To Be Crazy
T- Tolstoy, Leo- The Death of Ivan Illych
W- Weir, Alison- Innocent Traitor

Titles A-Z
A- Alice in Wonderland- Lewis Carroll
B- Birth of Britian by Winston Churchill
C- Check Please a Guide to Mating Dating and Extricating - Janice Dickson
D- The Death of Ivan Ilych - Leo Tolstoy
E-The Emerald City of Oz- Frank Baum
F- Fat Camp by Deborah Blumenthal
G- The Gold Bug - Edgar Allan Poe
H- Homer's Odyssey by Gwen Cooper
I- Innocent Traitor - Alison Weir
L- Little Dorrit - Charles Dickens
M-Memoirs of Jane Austen- James Edward Austen- Leigh
N- Notes from the Underground -Fydor Dostoyevsky
O-Of Bees and Mist by Erick Setiawan
P-Persuasion by Jane Austen
R- Rules for Online Dating Ellen Fien and Sherrie Schneider
S- The Scarlet Pimpernel- Barroness Emmuska Orczy
T- Through the Looking Glass- Lewis Carroll
U- The United States Constitution by Jonathan Hennessey
V- Villette -Charlotte Bronte
W- Washington Square - Henry James

The Classics Challenge

The Classics Challenge
April 1, 2009- October 31, 2009
Books Subject to change as per mood.
1. 1984 by George Orwell
2. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
3. Woman in Love by D.H. Lawrence
4. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
5. Persuasion by Jane Austen
6. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell

Leo Tolstoy Mini Challenge

Leo Tolstoy Mini- Challenge
January 1, 2009- December 31, 2010
1. Death of Ivan Ilych
2. Anna Karenina

The Elizabeth Gaskell Mini Challenge

The Elizabeth Gaskell Mini-Challenge
January 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010
1. North and South
2. Mary Barton
A Visit to OZ
March 31,2009-December 31,2009
1. Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz
2. The Emerald City of OZ
3. Glinda of OZ
4. The Lost Princess of Oz
5. The Magic of OZ
6. The Marvelous World of OZ