Sunday’s Review-a-thon Update


This is has been a crazy weekend. I only got ten reviews posted on the blogs. That is a large number, but I was hoping for a few more. I did get a lot done, but some of it was “behind the scenes”. So, 48 hours later, this is where I am.

Amazon reviews: I posted 17 reviews on Amazon this weekend.  All of the blog reviews are on Amazon, but not all the Amazon reviews were long enough for the blogs. You can see all of my Amazon reviews here.

Goodreads “read” shelf updated: I did post quite a few reviews on GR as well. All of the blog reviews, plus most, if not all, of the Amazon reviews were posted there. More importantly, I updated my “read” list. Thursday night, I had 142 books on my “read” shelf. I now have 224. I’m still not done. I have 60+ read books on my Kindle that I need to mark as read. Continue reading

Saturday’s Review-a-thon Update

First I want to say THANK YOU! You all have been so encouraging! It’s like having my own cheerleading squad! 🙂 It IS making a big difference, so please don’t abandon me tomorrow!

Living, Learning, and Loving Life Reviews

Review #1: Going to the Bad by Nora McFarland
Review #3: Not This Time by Vicki Hinze
Review #5: When Fate Dictates by Elizabeth Marshall
Review #6: A Love Story How God Pursued Me and Found Me: An Impossibly True Story by Samantha Ryan Chandler

My Other Book Blog Reviews (these books contain sex scenes and/or other adult themes)

Review #2:  The Holedigger: A Novel About Living and Dying by Arthur Nelson Thornhill
Review #4: Thoughts Without Cigarettes by Oscar Hijuelos
Review #7: Destiny Unchained by Leia Shaw

My Goodreads account is updated from 142 to 151, with many more to go. I barely got started on the ebooks tonight.


Red Cross $325 (plus a pending $25 employer-match donation)
New York Aquarium $25

Thank you! We have one more day! Don’t forget you can win a $20 Amazon gift card by helping to spread the word!

Fundraising for Lazy People: Hurricane Relief Review-A-Thon


I’ve been playing with the idea of hosting a Review-A-Thon for a while. I certainly have enough reviews I need to write. The books are read and notes made; I just need to put it all together.

Then Sandy hit and I wanted to do something but I had no idea what. I just sat around feeling hopeless for a day or so until an author friend living in New York posted that her entire neighborhood was devastated. The photos were bad enough, but actually knowing someone who had lost her home gave me the kick I needed. Continue reading