Sunday Post #204 I’m Probably Sleeping

March 13th, 2016 Kimberly Sunday Post 67 Comments

13th Mar

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Sunday Post #204 I’m Probably Sleeping

Yesterday I hosted my first 24 hour readathon and remained awake for the whole event. Ok, I nodded a few times and then got these crazy surges of energy. *eyes discarded JAVA MONSTERS* Now I haven’t pulled an all-nighter let alone 24 hours for almost a quarter of century!!!! For some reason I felt this gave me free reign to drink ungodly amounts of coffee. As you have probably guessed by the time you read this post I will have crashed and burned. The thon was a success though! I read 2 books and listened to 1 1/2 audiobooks. It’s Daylight Savings which can only mean flip-flop season is almost here. Stay Caffeinated and have a fantastically bookish week!!

 Last Week on the Blog
 This Week on the Blog
  • The Warrior’s Prize By Claire Delacroix (audio review)
  • Garden Of Lies By Amanda Quick (review)
  • May Clean Sweep ARC Challenge Sign Up (event)
  • The Visitor By Amanda Stevens (review)
  • Breaking The Story By Ashley Farley (review/giveaway)
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This was a crappy week moving. I suffered headaches on and off, and aside from chasing Princess Sophia I was a vegetable.

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67 Responses to “Sunday Post #204 I’m Probably Sleeping”

  1. Katherine

    Congrats on the full 24 hours! I can’t remember my last all nighter but this sounds fun. I meant to participate but this was not the week for anything working out. You got some fantastic books. I’m excited about the new Savrina Jeffries. Have a great week and get some rest!

    Katherine recently posted: This Week in Reading - March 13
  2. Deborah

    Sorry to hear you’ve had headaches this week Kimberly! Well done on the 24hr challenge though – I saw some of your updates on Facebook etc…

    I really don’t think I could do it. I stress when I read an entire book one night after the other – that I won’t remember enough detail etc…

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  3. Laurel-Rain Snow

    Ooh, I LOVED No One Knows…hope you do, too. I don’t like the “spring forward” time change…I prefer getting the extra hour of sleep. LOL.

    Hope you feel better tomorrow, after your marathon reading event. Enjoy your new books!

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  4. Nick

    I’m very excited to read Bright Blaze of Magic, but I did the audio for book 2 and it was great so I think I’m going to wait for it to be out on audio!
    That’s crazy that you stayed up the whole 24 hours!! But good job, Kim!
    Happy reading and get some sleep!

    Nick recently posted: The Weekly Recap (182)
  5. Kristin

    Shhhhh, you just keep on sleeping! I can’t believe you actually worked on that other stuff we talked about, too! Sheesh, you never stop, do you?! You so cray cray!! Me? I’m still up and I didn’t nap! But I did take a migraine pill once Jake’s “buddies” got to screaming levels. I couldn’t handle raising girls…

    Another Estep book already?!?! I’ll never get to her books at this rate 🙁 Have a great week!!

  6. Laura

    24 hour read-a-thons are fun, but I can only do one a year, as it takes me a week to feel normal again. Hope it was fun and that you are getting some good rest today and that the headaches go away soon. I always forget about daylight savings as we don’t have it in Arizona. Changing everything plus/minus an hour sounds awful. Hope you have a great week!

    Laura recently posted: Weekly Wrap-Up – March 12, 2016
  7. Literary Feline

    Way to go with the readathon! That is awesome that you were able to stay awake the entire time. I used to be able to pull all nighters. I think if I did that now I would have to have a week off of work after to recover. Okay, so maybe I wouldn’t really need that long–but wouldn’t it be nice?

    No One Knows is on my spring to read list. I’m really looking forward to it. Jennifer Estep is an author I have been wanting to try for some time.

    I am not ready for spring forward. It’s a bad weekend for it. Can we make it next weekend? Ugh. I hope you have a great rest of the weekend and enjoy your week!

  8. Greg

    Way to go on the readathon! 24 hours- impressive. 🙂 I would crash and burn I think too lol. I always hate springing ahead. I want to keep that sleep time!

    I think flip flop time is here. Close enough! It got to 70 here one day last week and my flip flops are out. I don’t need much excuse… 🙂

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  9. Rita

    Good for you with the Readathon! I wish I could’ve joined in, but I made do with the month long one because I can’t even stay up about 2 hours past my usual bedtime, let alone an all-nighter. I have major sleep issues so if I did it wouldn’t mean I could nap the next day to make it up. You did awesome with your challenge 🙂 I look forward to your thoughts on the new Amanda Stevens. I read the first two and enjoyed. Sleep tight!!

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  10. Tressa

    I hope you’re enjoying your sleep! 🙂 I really wanted to get to two books, but I had to help the kids begin doing some spring cleaning in their rooms. We have spring break next week and plan on de-cluttering the house and thoroughly cleaning it as well. We have some fun planned to, so it’s not all work. Thanks for sharing about my giveaway too! That was super nice. I need to spread the word more, but haven’t gotten to it. Anyway, have a fabulous week and thanks for hosing the RAT!!

  11. Trish

    Kudos for staying awake for the whole readathon! I could never do that, I like my sleep too much 🙂 But I’m also a bad sleeper so I try to avoid things that throw my sleep routine out. I only got half an audiobook read but it was fun!
    Hope you have an easy day planned for today!

  12. A Voracious Reader

    Congrats on the Read-a-thon!! I’ve never done a 24-hr challenge. There were plenty of times when I was younger that I’d read all day and all night, but I’m not sure I could do that now. I think it would take me a week to recover. LOL I hope you have a fantastic week! 🙂

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  13. Lexxie

    The readathon sounds like fun, Kim! And it’s not too bad to make it awake for 24 hours, and read as much as you did! Even if you got some caffeinated help to stay up 😉
    We don’t change our clocks for a few more weeks, or maybe a month… It’s in April some time, I think.
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.

  14. Jan

    Wow, 24 hours! Good for you, Kimba! I used to read a good book into the wee hours–once or twice 5 a.m.–then get up and bound off to school or work, but not anymore!

    I hope you feel better this week and catch up on sleep!

    Jan recently posted: Sunday Post: Mar 13
  15. Karen Blue

    Omg! I completely forgot about the read-a-thon yesterday. I spent 5 hours in the car on the way to Atlantic City and then the rest of the day just entertaining my kids. I am SO sorry I missed it. It sounds like you did really well and that is awesome. We are headed to the casinos today. I hope you get some rest!

    Karen Blue recently posted: Weekly Wrap Up #78
  16. Lillian

    Ugh!! I didn’t participate in the 24hr read-a-thon for that reason! I didn’t think I could stay up, plus we had company so I figured they would think me rude if I went and read. I have managed to stay on top of my goal, finishing 5 books so far for the #TakeControlTBR Hope you get some rest today!

  17. Holly

    Oh wow, I’m impressed by staying awake for 24 hours. I haven’t done that in ages and really, really like my sleep. So not sure how that would work out. haha Enjoy your new books!

    Holly recently posted: Sunday Post #165
  18. Laura

    I’m seriously impressed that you managed to stay awake the whole hours! I don’t think I could manage it! Have a great week and happy reading!

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  19. Melanie Simmons

    Great on the 24 hour read a thon. I was not able to participate. DH has been out of town for a week and just got back. I don’t think he would’ve appreciated it if I had my nose in a book for 24 hours right after he got back. I have been working my way through the TBR pile. I need to go post links to my reviews. I’m always bad about tracking on challenges. I’m really excited for Bright Blaze of Magic. I’m waiting for the audio.

  20. Melissa (My words and pages)

    Sounds like you had a great time with the read-a-thon! That’s wonderful! 😀 Way to go!!

    Ugh, the loss of an hour… I hate the time changing but I do love that it means nicer weather is on the horizon. 🙂

    Have a great week!

  21. Lindsey

    Wow, well done you, I’m not sure I could do that without falling asleep! Looking forward to all your posts this week!

  22. Lark

    Ooh, the Sabrina Jeffries book looks good! And I’m looking forward to your review of Garden of Lies.

    Well done on the readathon! Wow! I decided not to participate officially even though I was home (rather than taking Robin to the airport) because I came down with a bad cold. Even so, I was able to get two books finished (both started before the ‘thon), start a third, and write three reviews. So I was pretty pleased with my day, too.

    Lark recently posted: Sunday Post – 3/13/16
  23. Tanya

    I’m glad the read-a-thon was a hit! I keep looking 24 hour thons thinking I’m going to give them a go again. I am definitely leaning for your May activities as my TBR pile keeps getting bigger. I still keep looking at your March button thinking I should jump in, but I’m fighting through a reading slump. It is seriously taking me forever to get through a book. Maybe the challenge will give the boost I need. Congrats again on a successful event!

  24. Lola

    That’s great you managed to stay awake during the whole event and got to read a lot of books! I am glad to hear the event was a success. It seems spring is almost here, we’ve had some beautiful days these past few days. I hope you’ll have a great week!

    Lola recently posted: Sunday Post #169
  25. Suzanne

    Way to go on the 24 hour read-a-thon! I can’t remember the last time I stayed awake all nigh, let alone read and not fall asleep! Sorry about the headaches, hope you feel better this week.

    No one knows is on my wish list! Hope you enjoy it! I look forward to reading what you thought about it!

    Have a great week!

  26. lisa thomson-The Great Escape...

    Wow, kim. Congrats on making a 24 hr readathon!! I could never do it. Lots of exciting things happening here. Never a dull moment LOL. I look forward to your reviews and learning more about the May sign up. Is that to clean up the TBR shelf? Hope you’re getting some much needed sleep. 🙂

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  27. Angela

    WTG on the 24hr read a thon. I completely forgot about Spring forward until I got up this morning and my phone said one time while my kitchen appliances said another. I was thinking “what is going on here” then I go OH time change. ^_^ You got several nice new arrivals. I hope you enjoy.

  28. Lekeisha

    I totally forgot about the time change, and when I got up at 8 to cook breakfast, I was confused by the clock on the stove and microwave. Looks like Bright Blaze of Magic is a huge hit this week. Happy Sunday!

    Lekeisha recently posted: Stacking The Shelves #74
  29. La La in the Library

    Brava on the Read-A-Thon! This old lady cannot hack it any longer. Ha ha! I did pull and all-nighter, though, reading The Serpent King last night. I couldn’t put it down. I started my second Clean Sweep book last week, so I think I will be able to squeeze in my four pledged books. I have to come back and check out your Me Before You review. Have a wonderful week. 🙂

    La La in the Library recently posted: THE SUNDAY POST #50
  30. miki

    you really deserved the rest…24h in a row i admire you . on my side i was awake perhaps 22 on 24 but unfortunately it didn’t mean reading time except for 2/3h in total ( and no rest sunday as i had to help in the roleplying club organ,isation ( welcome member, cooking etc) but i’m still really happy with my resilt as it did make me read when i would probably have given up with all the difficulties

  31. Terri M.

    I cannot even fathom staying away 24 hours! I like sleep as much as I like coffee. 🙂

    I couple years ago at a convention I stayed up until 3 AM…that’s the closest I’ve gotten since I was in college.

    Terri M. recently posted: A Remarkably Refreshing Re-Read