Tuesday, January 17, 2017

My #WintersRespite Readathon Sign-up/Goal Post

So, winter is about 1/3 gone and, yeah, I'm ready for some respite.  In swoops Michelle at Seasons of Reading Blog (chock full of bookish challenge and readathon goodness) to provide just that.

It's pretty laid back (think curling up in front of a fire with a comfy quilt and a nice mug of hot chocolate) and a turning the pages of a 'book book' or lots of swiping with your reading finger! *lol*

If you want to challenge yourself to read more than you did last year, go for it!  If you don't have a lot of time for sitting down and reading, one book can make a successful readathon for you!  (Audio books are supposed to be good for those with busy schedules as well ... but I don't listen to many of those.)

So anyway...

1.  Finish up 3 of the books listed on my "currently reading shelf" on GoodReads:

  • Bai Tide by Erika Mitchell - Asian American 'company' man tries to foil plots kidnap a young Asian woman who just happens to be a brilliant nuclear physicist and one the could cause the death of tens of millions of people.  About half-way through.  Enjoying so far!
  • Altdorf: The Forest Knights #1by J.K. Swift -   I chose this book in the first place for the European Reading Challenge and also because it takes place in 13th/14th century Switzerland - where my mother was born.
  • Hound of the Sea by Garrett McNamara - radical surfing memoir.  Received for a book tour.


  • write/post review of Bai Tide.  (cannot post until Feb 6th - is on a book tour)
  • write/post review of Altdorf
  • write/post review of Hound of the Sea

Now, I know that is not really a reading goal, but if I let things pile up too much, between finishing a book and writing the review ... let's just say it gets messy in my head! *lol*  It's like doing dishes after every meal.  It does nothing for your nutrition, but if you don't, they turn into a big stinky pile in your kitchen sink!

3.  spend today (Tuesday, 17 January, 2017) going through my various challenges, etc, and make a 'lineup' for the rest of the read-a-thon and the month.  I don't expect to be reading all of this, it's just my next read from each of my reading challenges more or less.

a.  When We Last Spoke by Marci Henna
b.  A Death by Any Other Name by Tessa Arlen
c.  Tough Justice: Takedown (#1-8) by Cassidy, Snell and Curtis
d.  Gateway to Nifleheim by Glenn G. Thater
e.  A Dead Red Oleander by R.P. Dahlke
f.  Every Trick in the Rook by Marty Wingate
g.  The Jakarta Pandemic by Steve Konkoly
h.  The Year God's Daughter by Rebecca Lochlann
i.  Sunborn Rising: Beneath the Fall by Aaron Safronoff
j.  No Ifs, Ands or Bears About it by Celia Kyle
k.  Whose Body by Dorothy L. Sayers

4.  Finish one reading challenge.  (Actually, the European Reading Challenge is a good candidate for this goal, as I signed up for 3 books - from three different European countries.)  And Altdorf represents my 2nd book for that challenge.

(When I finish The Year God's Daughter (above) I will have finished my commitment to the European Reading Challenge!)

5.  Read at least 2 books for the COYER challenge.

6.  Visit 3 other #WintersRespite blogs each day (starting today).

That's probably enough goals for now.  Once I really get underway, I'll see how things are going and adjust as necessary.


1st Updates in Blue entered on Friday, 20 January, 2017 2033 hrs.
2nd updates in Red entered on Saturday, 21 January, 2017 2025 hrs


  1. Glad you're joining us, LuAnn. You have a nice set of goals lined up. Hope you're able to accomplish everything. Happy reading!