Saturday, April 29, 2017

Hour 16 | Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon's almost hour 16 of the readathon. My plan to sit and read all day didn't work out the way I wanted it to. From the time I woke up until now I have been interrupted for one reason or another and reading in between everything when I could. I'm still on the book I started with (Mister Romance by Leisa Rayven) but if nothing else I'm pretty sure I will finish it before the readathon is over. I'm going to continue to read until I get too sleepy to stay up.

Hour 2 | Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon

It's officially hour 2 of the readathon! I woke up about 20 minutes into the first hour and after showering and putting clothes in the washer I haven't started reading yet. I've put water on for tea and I'm going to be eating frozen mangos (my breakfast) while I start my reading. I'm going to be starting with Mister Romance by Leisa Rayven.

Hour 1 Mini Challenge

Opening Survey

1. What fine part of the world are you reading from today? I'm reading from Texas in the US.
2. Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? I'm most looking forward to finishing Mister Romance. Almost half way through the book and I'm in love with it! I can't wait to see where the story goes.
3. Which snack are you most looking forward to? Honestly, I'm not prepared and I don't have snacks prepared. I have some things around the house but I don't know how much snacking I'll be doing.
4. Tell us a little something about yourself! I've always suck when it comes to these things! I have been a reader for as long as I can remember. I'm willing to try almost any genre. Although I try to suppress it sometimes, I'm a hopeless romantic. 
5. If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to? This is my first official time taking part in this readathon. I'm looking to see how much I can get read when I set aside so much time for reading.

Alright I spent way more time of this than I planned. I'm off to go start reading!

Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon Introduction | April 2017

Wow! So I wasn't expecting to do this but I decided to officially participate in this round of Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon. I have attempted this readathon before but I'm pretty sure this is the first official time. Usually I'm doing a lot on Saturdays but for this weekend I'm going to try to spend my entire day reading.

If you watched the TBR video you will see the books I want to read. I know I want to finish at least two of theses books but I'm not going to restrict myself to only the ones I talked about since I am a huge mood reader. I will be doing updates here so make sure you guys check back to see how I'm doing and cheer me on if you're interested.

Alright I think that covers everything for now. I will be back in my first update. Wish me luck!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Dream Bookish Panel

Have you ever thought about who would be on your dream bookish panel? Eventbrite has inspired me to do just that. I've briefly though about it before but for this I decided to throw all constraints out the window.

I had a lot of different authors that I would want to see on a panel speaking about a variety of different things. I quickly realized that I didn't have enough people to put in all the smaller panels I would have wanted. However when I started trying to put authors together they didn't all fit into different categories. Since this is my dream panel I decided to just go all out!


As for locations, I would love to have panels all over the world to give me more incentive to travel. Of course that would be if I could get an all expense paid trip to wherever the panel is taking place. Since that's very unlikely I would love if the panels were in Dallas, Texas or closer if possible because that's still about an hour away. 

Fantasy/Urban Fantasy/Paranormal/Sci-Fi

This would be one big panel of some of my favorite genres because I couldn't leave out authors or genres. A lot of these authors can fit into multiple categories so I figured why not just go for it.


  • I would love for the authors to talk about research they've done for their works. 
    • This includes talking about any favorite place to go for source material, and deciding what to pick out from research and use to fit their story.
  • I would also like to hear about their character development process, how to make romance work between characters in their setting, and how to make sure characters fit/are believable in the world they're living in.


  • Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Neal Shusterman
  • Sarah J. Maas
  • Rick Riordan
  • Chloe Neil
  • Amie Kaufman
  • Jay Kristoff


I have a soft spot in my heart for contemporary, so I couldn't leave out this genre when thinking about dream panels. This is just another random mix of authors covering different types of contemporary.


  • I would love to hear about the inspiration for characters and the process of developing characters
  • How do you make sure your story stays engaging?
  • What is your process of writing real world events in a fictional setting?
  • I would also like to hear about how to write a believable romance without making it too cheesy.


  • Nicola Yoon
  • Angie Thomas
  • Leisa Raven
  • Elle Kennedy
  • Becky Albertalli
  • Adam Silvera

If you can't tell I'm a writer. I would love to hear all these authors speak in panels while also getting useful advice for my own work. If you could choose your dream bookish panel who would be on it? What would they talk about? Thanks Eventbrite for this amazing idea! If you are looking for a resource to plan and track online registrations or search for conferences near you, check out Eventbrite.