I decided to pretend I was tagged in a book tag that’s popular among Booktubers and instead write a post on it instead. The Name Game is a tag where you pick books starting with the letter of your name. I’m going to pick from books I’ve read.
N – Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
O – Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
R – Rilla of Ingleside by L. M. Montgomery
A – Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
There you go! I tag anyone who wants to do this!
The 24 in 48 Readathon ended Sunday night and this being my first readathon, I think I did good. I read for a total of 5 hours in the 48 hours. I spent some time with family and friends as well, so it might not seem like I read much but for me, it’s sufficient. That’s an average of 2.5 hours a day. A lot more that I average on regular days. Someday I’d like to read more, of course, during the next readathon or maybe have my own personal readathon.
Even though it was only 5 hours, I finished two books, Go Ask Alice and Fearless: Run which completed my goal of reading 18 books this year, which I keep track of on Goodreads. Of course, I will continue to read more books till the end of year and hopefully I’ll read at least 6 more. My last years goal was to read 17 books, but I actually ended up reading 23. I would like to use the rest of year to get to 24.
What are you reading goals for this year?
I started reading at 7 am Fearless 3 Run by Francine Pascal. I’m 80 pages in after an hour of reading. What are you reading?
This weekend is the 24 in 48 Readathon and I am planning on participating. If you don’t know what it is, it’s a readathon where you read as much as you can for 24 hours within a 48 hour period. The great part is you don’t actually have to read for 24 hours, you can read as much or as little as your time allows. I do have plans this weekend but they aren’t big ones so I plan to read as much as I can in between. It’s my first marathon and I’ve been wanting to participate in one for a while now. I plan to read the Fearless books, which is a series and I have 14 books of it. I really want to finish that series so I hope I read a good chunk of it. Plus they are small books, good enough to carry around.
I might do status updates here on my blog but definitely on my Twitter. If you want to learn more about 24 in 28 Readathon and/or sign up, go here.
In other news: On Sunday, I might even do hourly journaling in my physical paper journal for the hell of it and also because I’m almost done with that journal and can’t wait to start on my new journal.
Anyway, let me know below if you’re participating in the 24 in 48 Readathon!
Write soon, Nora
This week, I finished reading two books, Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell and Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney.
Eleanor & Park is about two teenagers, seemingly different, fall in love. We follow along as they meet, awkwardly and uncomfortably get to know each other and fall in love. I really liked this book because it was an easy, light read, funny, set in 1980’s, one of the main characters is half Korean (I love all things Korean) and the other has bright red hair and chubby. It also has some drama to sink your teeth into.
Next, I read Diary of a Wimpy Kid. I found this at Goodwill and thought it was interesting. I love children’s books (as well as young adult) and I really liked this one. It’s a diary of a kid in middle school name Greg Heffley with comic drawings on every page. There is no plot, climax, rising action, etc. since it is a diary, just anecdotes from his life. Greg never seems to get his way even though he tries very hard, it always backfires. It was a very quick and enjoyable read.
What did you read this week?
A little brush lettering practice.
This weekend, I went to Daiso, which is a store that sells most things for a $1.50 and the items are from Japan. They have a lot of cute stuff including these journals. I really like them because they have cute covers, aren’t too thick and the lines inside don’t go all the way to the edge.
I also went to Ross, a discount store that sells clothes and home things. I found these two gems which are dupes to the Moleskine, except that they were $3 each instead of the $20.
I’m very excited to be use these eventually when I finish my current personal Moleskine journal.
This week, I finished reading The Rum Diary by Hunter S. Thompson. It is about a young man that moves to Puerto Rico and starts working at a newspaper. We follow along his adventures and misadventures. I really liked the writing style and it was a quick, enjoyable read.