My Dewey’s wrap-up

This past Saturday/Sunday I participated in Dewey’s 24-hour read-a-thon. It was great fun and fantastic! I really can’t wait to do it again. I should have checked the read-a-thon blog beforehand, so I could have done more to participate, but Looking through it today, I found a short questionaire that I could fill out here for my wrap-up post.

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
I read from Atlanta, Georgia USA. And it was a beautiful day.

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
I was most looking forward to “Dorothy must die” by Danielle Paige. And It did not disappoint.

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
I had carrots and celery, but I wish I would have gotten apple slices and cucumbers to snack on as well.

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I enjoy staying up late with a cup of tea, listining to Frank Sinatra, or Jazz, and reading. I’m also a wee bit obsessed with the Lego video games. I think I own almost all of them.

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?
What I most looked forward to for the read-a-thon was reading other’s blogs and feeling a great connection to other readers all over the world.

In terms of my Dewey’s reads, I originally had a total of seven books I was going to try to read, but I only got through 4 and a half. Not bad, but my Lego game obsession got to me and I ended up playing for longer than I intended to.

I read Dorothy must Die by Danielle Paige, Doctor Who: The Edge of Destruction by Nigel Robinson, The wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, Run to you part One: First sight by Clara Kensie, and half of Run to You part two: Second Glance by Carla Kensie. So I read a grand total of 617 pages.

I will put my reviews up of all the books I’ve read and hopefully get to participate in Dewey’s again next time. And I wanted to say thank you to the cheerleaders and their motivation to keep reading.

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Dewey’s

Update 1:
So far so good. Have rread two of seven books. I am now a little more than half way through the third.

Update 2:
I’m almost done with the third book, but have been getting bored with it.

Update 3:
Book 4 is proving to be a very interesting read. But I think I may take a break and play a game for an hour.

Update 4:
I decided to take it slow for book four. But now I’ve finished and am moving on to book 5.

Who’s excited?

I know I am! This is my first year participating in Dewey’s 24-hour read-a-thon. I will be posting updates of my progress as often as possible, but you know by the end of it I’ll be like

The read-a-thon is on the 26th, and if you haven’t signed up yet, you can do it Here

Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens

Title: Faking Normal
Author: Courtney C. Stevens
Length: 210 pages
Genre: YA
Format: ePUB
Rating: 3/5
Why I read it: Debut author challenge hosted by The Story Siren

What it’s About: Over the summer Alexi was raped. She has not told anyone, and she scratches her neck and hides in her closet to try and forget. Bodee’s mom was murdered by his dad. He hides under his bed to cope. Alexi’s mom take Bodee in after his mom dies, and soon Alexi and Bodee become friends and together start to heal from the tragedies that they bond over.

The Good: I loved Alexi and Bodee’s friendship. It was a very understanding relationship. They never pushed each other to talk about their secrets. Well, not until it was important for them to. There was a lot of respect between them, and it was nice to see Alexi trust someone.

The Bad: As much as I understand Alexi not mentioning the rape, once it was revealed who had raped her, I wanted to scream at her. It also seemed that Alexi used Bodee as a crutch a lot of the time. Yes, he helped her to cope with her rape, but after a while, it seemed that she couldn’t function without him.

Final Thoughts: I honestly don’t know if I liked this book or was just compelled to finish it. Usually books about rape are ones that I try to steer clear of, but something about this book caught my curiosity. I’m glad I read it, and maybe I’ll read it again, but for now I’m done with it.