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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon: April 2013

Today I must admit I am not feeling so hot at all. If it were any other Saturday I would probably crawl up in bed with a book and alternate with reading and naps….but it’s not a day that I will allow anything to keep me down so I will do a variation on the nap/reading plan. In case you haven’t heard… It’s Dewey Day!  Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-thon is under way. It’s kind of like Christmas for book bloggers and readers alike. Except we’re lucky because it comes twice a year in both April and October. Yep, It’s that time of year again readers…if you have followed Stiletto Storytime over the years at all you know this is one of my favorite events. This is my seventh Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-thon. I have worn many hats for this event over the years. I have been a reader, a cheerleader and a co-host long into the night…and this year I am honored to be co-hosting again. So if you’re reading this year…you’ll see me Hour 13-16. Make sure to say Hi! Below is my stack…something old, something new…but I always seem to wander to my shelves and library pile during this event so no doubt there will be some changes. So buckle up…and let’s get this show on the road. If you are stopping by please say hello and share what you’re reading!

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Introduction Questions

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Atlanta, Georgia 2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? All of them to be honest…but really I am still waiting for the perfect one to grab me! 3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? Almond M & M’s 4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I’m a Mommy to the cutest four year old you’ll ever meet. 5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? Since I have the honor of co-hosting this year I am kind of taking it easy and just doing some relaxing reading until my hours come up. Then I will focus on making hours 13-16 fun for all and then dive back into the books!

My Read-a-thon Results

Total # of Books Read:  2.75

# of Pages Read:  981

#of Hours Read: 12.5

# of Hours Co-Hosted: 4

# of Mini-Challenges Completed: 12

I began this Read-a-thon by finishing up a book for the Spring Into Horror Read-a-thon which is running simultaneously. I have just finished Little Star by Swedish author John Ajvide Lindqvist. Recently just finished Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza. Two down…on to the next. I’d say it’s time for the comfort that comes with re-reading a classic and personal favorite. I don’t have the copy of Rebecca that is featured below but Oh…how I wish I did.

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Merry Christmas from Stiletto Storytime

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Merry Christmas from Stiletto Storytime!

Another year has passed here at Stiletto Storytime and I find myself thankful for another year of books, blogging and of course fabulous readers like yourself. I wish you and yours the merriest of Christmas’ and/or any other holiday that you may celebrate. Enjoy being with family and friends, great food and if you are so inclined a bit of a good book on the side. Later today I will be cuddling up with a good book under a nice cozy blanket while sipping some white hot chocolate and I hope wherever you are in the world you may join me in this tradition. If you so please share with us all here at Stiletto Storytime…what book will you be cuddling up with?

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New Year’s Reading Resolutions Blog Hop

Happy New Year! One of my personal favorite things about the New Year is that I get to create new reading goals and choose new reading challenges. It’s also a chance to clean off the shelves which is where you come in. As part of this blog hop hosted by Candace at Candace’s Book Blog, Lori at Pure Imagination and Angel from Reading Angel…Stiletto Storytime will be giving away a whole box of books. That’s right a box of books…we are talking about 15-20 books..maybe more! And the best part…it will be somewhat personalized. The winner will get to let me know their favorite genres and I will make sure that they get something they will love…also they will get books from almost every other conceivable genre as well. Readers should be at least 13 years of age and I will inquire of age at time of winning to make sure the package is suitable. If you want to win for the whole family …you can also give me ages and ideas of what everyone likes to read and I will do my best! It must be the librarian in me coming out but I really want to give the gift of reading for the New Year!

To enter simply leave me a comment below with your e-mail address and share one reading goal or challenge you will be trying to achieve in 2011. It’s that simple. And if you want more entries just follow the steps below!

Follow StiletoStrytime on Twitter (+1)

Become a Follower of Stiletto Storytime (+2)

Blog or Tweet about this giveaway (+3): You can do both for (+6) but please leave urls to allow me to view both.

Good luck in the blog hop and most of all good luck in all your reading endeavors for 2011! Who knows you may be able to start the New Year with a whole new box of books…with a little of everything to choose from. No matter what please enjoy Happy Reading in 2011. And don’t forget to visit all the blogs participating in this hop for some great bookish giveaways!

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The Perfect Reading Chair

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I need a change…a new special place to read. My bed, the couch…they all just don’t feel quite right lately. My hunt for the perfect reading chair continues…but I think I may have found a possible winner. You may have seen a lot of bloggers promoting CSN stores lately and it’s because they seem to have just about everything from coffee tables to bookshelves or even possibly the perfect reading chair. I simply love these bean bag chairs.  I love how comfy and versatile they look but I also love the variety of fabrics that are available. I myself am leaning towards the Marie Antoniette print…but I also love the Houndstooth and the Paris print and the polka dots.  There are just so many to choose from so which do you like?

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