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The Wonderfully Wicked Read-A-Thon is a time when we all get together to dedicate the days of October 11-20 to as much reading as possible. You read as much as you can in order to get yourself a little further through that huge to-read pile! We know real life gets in the way and even if you can’t participate more than one day, you’re welcome to join in on the fun!
I achieved my goal: Fun and Reading! Actually, 750 pages (I’m rounding up) is pretty good for me and it was a busy week. I have an ambitious list of ARCs to get through in the next month. …So, I checked out The Seance from the digital library and went to the physical library Saturday afternoon and brought back four books. Below is what my reading list ended up being. It’s never what I intend. 🙂
My husband’s parents, aunt and uncle are in town this weekend so I probably won’t be able to really participate until Sunday or Monday. But from then on — fun and reading! (No Dewey’s for me except maybe around the edges, early on Saturday/early on Sunday.)
Sunday, October 19th
Pages Read Today: 62
Total Pages Read: 745
- Who Was Dracula? by Jim Steinmeyer, pg 63-116
- Who’s 50, pg 134-141
Total Added to Manuscript or Work done for the BDP: Added roughly 500 to manuscript to bring my count to 30,000. Updated Entangled Continua with Eric’s cover art for Model Species.
Notes: Sunday, Sunday, SUNDAY!
Saturday, October 19th
Pages Read Today: 152
Total Pages Read: 683
- Bellman & Black, pg 22-38
- The Habsburg by Andrew Wheatcroft, pg 231-277
- Who’s 50, pg 113-133
- Who Was Dracula? by Jim Steinmeyer, pg ix-xiv, 1-62
Total Added to Manuscript or Work done for the BDP: Finished formatting finally!
Notes: Went to the library. Read at the library. Brought home a modest stack of book from the library.
Friday, October 18th
Pages Read Today: 35
Total Pages Read: 531
- Who’s 50, pg 88-112
- “Casting the Runes” by M. R. James, ~10 pages
Total Added to Manuscript or Work done for the BDP: More of the same.
Notes: Seriously, more of the same.
Thursday, October 17th
Pages Read Today: 4
Total Pages Read: 496
- Bellman & Black, pg 18-21
Total Added to Manuscript or Work done for the BDP: *Still* reformatting.
Notes: Book hang over day.
Wednesday, October 16th
Pages Read Today: 103
Total Pages Read: 492
- The Seance, 98 pages.
- Bellman & Black, pg 13-17
Total Added to Manuscript or Work done for the BDP: Still working on that reformatting. I’m seeing paragraph breaks in my sleep.
Notes: *Had* to finish The Seance today. I had no choice.
Tuesday, October 15th
Pages Read Today: 57
Total Pages Read: 389
- The Seance, 57 pages
Total Added to Manuscript or Work done for the BDP: Reformatting my first book for Smashwords.
Notes: Big, bad arthritis flare-up.
Monday, October 14th
Pages Read Today: 53
Total Pages Read: 332
- Reminding & Deceiving by Jim Steinmeyer, pg. 3-16
- “Secrets Revealed: How Magicians Protect Intellectual Property Without Law” by Jacob Loshin, pg. 1-38
Total Added to Manuscript or Work done for the BDP: Did some BDP work, looking at promotional tools. Nothing added to the manuscript.
Notes: The middle of October snuck up on me. I spent some time goofing off playing EQ2 and did some update work for VOTS. Read a couple short, interesting “research” articles today and not much more.
Sunday, October 13th
Pages Read Today: 78
Total Pages Read: 279
- The Seance, 73 pages
- Who’s 50, 5 pages
Total Added to Manuscript or Work done for the BDP: Added 500 or so words to manuscript, looked up some ISBN and rights info.
Notes: I was plumb worn out from visiting with family and spent a quiet day at home.
Saturday, October 12th
Pages Read Today: 187
Total Pages Read: 201
- The Seance, 79 pages
- The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories, 80 pages
- Who’s 50, 28 pages
Total Added to Manuscript or Work done for the BDP: 0
Notes: Slept poorly, so I was awake at 3:30am and read for 5+ hours before visiting with the multitude of in-laws.
Friday, October 11th
Pages Read Today: 14
Total Pages Read: 14
- The Seance, 14 pages
Total Added to Manuscript or Work done for the BDP (Big Damn Plan): 0, but I did figure how I want to rewrite the next scene.
Notes: We drove up to Sedona with Eric’s parents, brother (and his family), sister, and aunt and uncle.