Sunday Post! Jan is Readathon Central!

January 14, 2018 Blog 9

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~

~ Itโ€™s a chance to share news~

A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

  1. [7 Jan] Sunday Post! Hello 2018!
  2. [8 Jan] Haunting the Deep (How to Hang a Witch, #2) by Adriana Mather ★★★★
  3. [10 Jan] One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus ★★★★★
  4. [11 Jan] Skinny by Donna Cooner ★★★★★
  5. [12 Jan] Book Review: Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett ★★★★★
  6. [13 Jan] Book Blog Discussions – Top Favorites of Upcoming Books


How was your New Year?


It’s been such a quiet week! Probably because, other than the few hours I had to work, my nose has been stuck in a book, or in my Kindle. Of course, with the New Year comes all the inspirational messages of just how GREAT we can be. I stopped doing New Year’s Resolutions because I always kick myself when I, for various reasons, do not remember to do them. Or just plain don’t want to!

As a matter of fact, instead of dieting, I am eating the cupcake that is large enough for two people today, WITH my White Mocha Cappucino. That’s enough sugar to keep me going through this readathon this weekend! Those are the kind of realistic goals I enjoy! How many Starbuck’s coffees can I even drink in a month? I think I changed my mind about resolutions ๐Ÿ˜‰

No, but really. I think resolutions can actually hurt when we fail at them. I know I feel like a bigger failure when I failed than I did at the ending of the last year! So, I’m just going to be like Skeletor.


I’m currently trying to read four books this weekend, so I’m going to keep this short! GL to everyone doing the readathons!

Reading plans this weekend:

I still have to read Life and Lit’s Jan BoTM, The Hate u Give which I found at the library! I also was able to find Hamlet and Persuasion. I’m not going to push myself to read these three this weekend but they’re on my to read for the month, at the very least.

Bout of Books has been wonderful so far. I haven’t joined in any challenges, due to lack of time, but I’ve done better this go around than I have in years!

Also there’s the Winter’s Respite Readathon.

If you’re joining Winter’s Respite, you may also want to join in on the next #24in48 will be taking place on Jan. 27-28, 2018!ย 

If youโ€™re new to 24in48, this is the basic gist: beginning at 12:01am on Saturday morning and running through 11:59pm on Sunday night, participants read for 24 hours out of that 48-hour period. You can split that up however youโ€™d like: 20 hours on Saturday, four hours on Sunday; 12 hours each day; six four-hour sessions with four hour breaks in between, whatever youโ€™d like.

Hope your Jan is warming up, or at least you have a good book to keep your thoughts warm!



Are you joining any Read a thons for Jan?

9 Responses to “Sunday Post! Jan is Readathon Central!”

  1. Mallory @ SheisBookish

    YES!!!! I am eating a donut and drinking my coffee (with baileys) as I catch-up on blogging this morning (or I guess it’s afternoon now) ๐Ÿ™‚ I agree about the harm in resolutions if you’re taking them too seriously – I have a few goals for the blog this year, but mostly it was about a “check-up” on my reading habits.

    I’m trying to pick ONE big goal this year and just focus on that and for this year, it’s all about getting our house on the market and getting into place with a bigger yard. ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh the strange things we do for our dogs… ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Christina

      YES! Any time I can be a bad influence means I’ve done my job well! Checking it out now! Horror is one of my favorites. Can’t tell with the graphics but I’ve just recently gotten into psychological thrillers as well. Scary good!

    • Christina

      That’s exactly why we bought this house! The yard is amazing! That’s a pretty big focus for the year too.

      I have a journal that talks about resolutions and instead of them, they say to choose a word or mantra that will fit multiple goals. So my word is AIM because I want to give 100% in work, but also in my play time. Especially since I tend to forget that playing is just as important as work. Don’t all readers do that though? ๐Ÿ˜€ Our work is play!

      Good luck on your house selling!

  2. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    You have to be my best newest blog find of the week. I love dogs and my book blog is rather dog-centric as well. Plus I’m an eclectic reader and I ADORE horror books. I will definitely be visiting more often. Feel free to stop by Booker T’s Farm.

    I’m doing several year-long reading challenges and tend to focus on longer ones but the ones you are doing sound awesome. And now you have me wanting a cupcake!

    • Christina

      Ack! Hit reply and it didn’t go through. We’ll have to start sharing some horror books that we love. I do not know anyone that loves horror, so I’m always just getting what I can and hoping for the best!

      Cupcakes are the best. Just FYI! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Greg

    I like the resolutions that involve more cappucinos and cupcakes (wouldn’t that make a great blog name??) But yeah I don’t do them either, why limit myself at the start of a brand new year??

    I missed your review of One Of Us Is Lying, but I see you gave it 5 stars. I loved that one too. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Christina

      It took me forever to figure out my blog name and now I want to change it! ๐Ÿ˜‰ But, yes I agree.

      One Of Us Is Lying had me on the edge of my seat! So glad you enjoyed it as well. I’ll have to run by and see if you have a review yet!

    • Christina

      The pups keep me up and down, but I try! I’m absolutely sure it’s not as much as children would. My baby is 25, so it’s been a while since I had to run after her. ๐Ÿ˜€