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BookTube-A-Thon 2017 Update #3 and Wrap Up

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Day 6: My plan for Saturday was to do nothing but focus on finishing Iron Cast. Unfortunately, real life stuff came up and I had to move suddenly. Before it all went to shit, I read  67 pages. 

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Day 7: I had no time at all to read on Sunday.

So to wrap BookTube-A-Thon up I read two books, and got almost halfway into a third. While my plans didn’t pan out, I’m happy I got that much done because usually I would have read maybe one book. Overall, I finished 699 pages this week. I took notes on the two books I finished, so reviews for those will be coming up in the next week. 

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BookTube-A-Thon 2017 Update #2

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Day 4:

I read a lot on Thursday, and ended up finishing up Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library. The story really picked up, and I had no problem finishing it. I think I gave it four stars. It was around 11 P.M. when I finished so I also decided to pick up my next book for a little bit of reading. I choose to the the person on the cover challenge, and got 32 pages of Iron Cast done. So I ended up reading 232 pages in day 4.

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Day 5:

I read for a lot of this day as well. Though I got a lot less pages done. I only got through 88 pages. I feel like Iron Cast isn’t the best book for a read-a-thon because it’s a slower paced book, but I am enjoying myself. It’s picking up the pace as well, so I’m hoping to finish it Saturday. Honestly, I think if I push myself I could end up finishing five books for this at the most. Here’s hoping.

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Writing Follies Start of Summer Read-a-thon Update

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Day 1

 Isis: I got very little done on the first day. I went to a book sale and then to the movies, and when I came home I caught up on some TV shows, and so until the end of the day I read Attachments.

It was not a fast-paced book, but it was probably the most fast-paced of all the books I picked. I got about 50 pages into Attachments the first day.

Nicole: I didn’t get home until five or so on the first day. I picked up The Secret Life of Bees intending to get to the halfway point before stopping, but that’s when the book got interesting. I finished it around one or two in the morning. I loved it.

Day 2

Isis: I procrastinated most of the day until I went to work and when I came home I read Attachments again. I stayed up until 1 AM until I finished the 323 pages. Then, I picked up Chocolat and got about 30 pages in. I was pretty exhausted by then, so I called it a day. Again, very slow paced books here. Nothing worth keeping me awake.

Nicole: Again I didn’t pick up my book until the evening,  and, again, I finished it in one night. I didn’t like The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian as much as The Secret Life of Bees, but it was still good.

Day 3

Isis: This was the worst day for me. Reading became tedious. I couldn’t get into Chocolat despite loving the movie, so I started The Great Gatsby and that was the worst idea. I had a big moment where I felt like I would never enjoy reading a book again, and so I did many things to keep me occupied. And I didn’t read until nighttime.

I decided to throw out The Great Gatsby and instead pick up The Old Man and The Sea which was much easier to get into. I read through the entire thing without a problem. It was not quick by all means, but very easy to read. I regained my love for reading.

Nicole: I think I exhausted myself because I didn’t read anything on this day. I told myself it was fine because I was so ahead, and Their Eyes were Watching God was my shortest book so it shouldn’t take any time at all.

Day 4

Isis: I read Chocolat at work, but only made it 100 pages in. It was very difficult to focus since I had a busy day. Then I traded books with Nicole. I now plan to read The Secret Life of Bees first and see how it goes. My expectations are very, very low.

Nicole: I only read the forward of Their Eyes were Watching God. It’s disappointing, especially since I was excited to read it, but a lot popped up so I didn’t have much time before the trade off.

I decided to read The Old Man and The Sea first since it is the book I least want to read, and it happens to be very short. I’m hesitant to read Isis’ books since she’s had such a hard time.

Our Writing Projects-Update #1

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During this new year we are going to be posting a lot more about writing. Posts like this one to talk about our ongoing writing projects, and hopefully keep us constantly working on them. Also coming soon should be writing prompts, and our own fulfillments of those prompts.


Dreadful Dreams

Genre: Realistic Fiction, Contemporary, Adult, Family
 Dreadful Dreams
Summary: Like every other human, Erin Reed makes mistakes. Growing up in rural Montana allowed Erin to create a dream life, consisting of riches and fame. When she finally leaves home for college, Erin knows she has finally made it. Free from the reigns of her past, Erin gambles her future for a chance at success in Los Angeles. Everything goes according to plan, until Erin meets with the cruel reality of life.
Sometimes, you have to make rash choices in order to improve your lifestyle. Sometimes your so called dreams lead you to the most dreadful situations.
Word Count: 29,633

Blindfolds
Blindfolds Take Three
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Summary: Elva is eighteen, the youngest in her demanding family, going to college while digging a massive debt, and has no idea what she wants to study. Buckling under the pressure, she decides to runaway. But not in so many words. She goes on a fun-loving road trip with her two closest friends. The only thing is, it doesn’t turn out so fun-loving as she hopes it will be. It turns out that outrunning problems only causes more problems to pile on.
Word count: 42,526

Summer Storms
Summer Storms Take Three
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Thriller, Contemporary, GLBT, Adult, Romance, Paranormal, Fairies
Summary: Ailsa has a fae-tal problem. Her body is suddenly changing, so much that she fears even her brother, Leon, won’t recognize her. Or worse, that she’ll die before finding out what’s wrong with her.
In the quiet town of Red Oak, Diego drinks away his past. Bound by a special sight, Diego helps out his favorite bartender, and is brought into Ailsa’s haunted life.
Together, they set out to weather through the storms that plague their summer.
Word Count: 53,514