Archive for : April, 2018

All finished!

Yep, I finished The Case for Faith and i’m a couple hours ahead of schedule. I’ll probably be able to make it to church Tomorrow morning, (yay!) Lol I was up at like 3 this morning so even though I’m already done I’ve almost been up for 24 hours. Yay for me, I guess.

Woopsies!

Well I forgot to publish my last update before I got back to reading. I’ve successfully finished barefoot which was an extremely intense and sad read. I’m going to take a bit of a break for dinner, and then I’ll start The Case for Faith, right on schedule!

Time for lunch!

Well yay, I finished my fifirst book. I’ve decided to take a bit of a break to have lunch, and then start the next one. Not that I can’t read and eat at the same time, but I don’t particularly want to be distracted from reading. I’m going to start barefoot next! I need to figure out how long it is so that when I get finished, I can enter it into the Million pages database.

Quick status update and a hilarious song.

So I’m on page 136 of The Case for a Creator, apparently almost 40% through, from what my Kindle app tells me. This means I have exactly 226 pages to go, and I’m thinking that it should take about another 3-4 hours to finish. I should most likely be done by lunch time, as long as I keep up the current pace. Someone posted a song on the Readathon blog, and it was hilarious so I just have to post it!

Readathon pre-event survey.

So today’s the day for Readathon, which means I’ll be reading for 24 hours! Or until the 3 books I got yesterday are finished. OK, here’s the pre-event survey, and I almost forgot about the whole thing and now I’m running behind, go me!

  1. What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Oregon, USA.
  2. Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? I have to say that I’m looking forward to all 3 equally this time, but I’ll be reading barefoot, which is the last book in the sensible shoes series and I’m really looking forward to that one, simply because I’ll be done after this one.
  3. Which snack are you most looking forward to? Lol I have so much candy in this apartment, it’s ridiculous! I intend to spend the 24 hours doing my best to get loopy with sugar hah.
  4. Tell us a little something about yourself! Hmm… like what? I don’t think there’s anything on the blog that I haven’t already shared. I guess a bit about how I’ll be reading, I’ll be letting the Kindle for Pc do the reading for me.
  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 third, and I intend to go the full 24 hours this time.

I’ll be reading The Case for a Creator, The Case for Faith, and Barefoot in between. I intend to get back here several times throughout the day, but I’m going to be concentrating on reading so I can get through the nearly 1000 pages.

M is for M&Ms and mail.

I just came up with M&Ms on the spot lol. M is one of the letters I had a harder time with for some reason.
I really enjoy M&Ms! They’re probably one of my favorite candies, and I have quite a few! I like the plain, the peanut, the almond, and peanut butter the best. I’ve tried pretzel and it’s cool but weird. I’ve tried coffee nut and coffee and M&Ms is not a good mix for me. I’ve tried the carmel and again they just don’t go well together. I’m not one of those people that thinks each color has a different flavor, they all taste the same!
M is also for mail. I actually hate getting snail mail and enjoy email, texts, or Facebook messages, (although I don’t have messenger on my phone anymore, and that’s a long story!) I actually had to restore my phone last week and lost everything because the backup got corrupt somehow. I mainly get junk mail, so I really can’t stand getting paper mail lol. If you’re going to send a card please send a tweet/FB messages/email/text instead. Or do the old-fashioned thing and call me. It probably won’t get to me on time anyway since I usually only check the mail once every couple weeks.

L is for LastPass and Linklocker.

Both of these are services I use on a daily basis, and I highly recommend both of them! LastPass, is my password manager of choice. I have it installed on all my browsers, (except IE, which I only use if something won’t work in anything else.) I even have it installed on Edge which I usually never use. I’ve never paid for lastPass, although they do have a premium subscription. I’ve thought about getting around to that one of these days. I started using it at the beginning of last year, and now I can’t remember any passwords, nope, I wouldn’t be able to do much of anything without lastPass!
Linklocker, is well it’s a service for storing links. I use it as a kind of save for later service, but then I also use it as an archive for recipes and other things. Linklocker is $12 per year, and it’s worth that and then some! Since I started using it back in March of last year I’ve saved almost 4000 links!

K is for Kindle.

First of all I’m having 7 teeth extracted tomorrow, (thank God for Nitrous!) I’m not sure when I’m going to feel like being up and around again, I have a feeling it’s going to take 2-3 days.
K is for Kindle. In my case, it’s the Kindle for PC app that just downloaded an update today. I use this to read books, I’m going to be participating in Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon, later this month. I’ll use the Kindle for PC to read the books that I buy off of Amazon.
even when I’m not participating in Readathon, I usually try to get at least one book a month. I’m still reading the NKJV Bible, it’s taking me a while but I’m now in Luke.

J is for journal.

I enjoy keeping a journal, but I really am terrible at keeping up with it! Right now I have a private WP installation that I’m using. I also just started using DailyDiary, again to help with the process. I was using it back in 2006 or so. Daily Diary is a site that will email yourself questions like, “did you exercise today?” and you answer them via email. I have questions set up for many things but I haven’t set up one just for daily journaling. Maybe that will help if I can get something in my email each day.

I is for investigate/investigator.

Last year, when I was almost persuaded to convert to Mormonism by the local Sister missionaries, they called me an investigator. I really did like that term, it’s one of the things I did enjoy about the Mormon faith. I wanted to be a forensisist when I was growing up. In fact I always say that since I wanted to be a forensic investigator, I’m not particularly squeamish. This comes in handy when following legal cases with a lot of extremely graphic descriptions of what different wounds look like etc.
In general I consider myself an adept researcher of many things. I have folders of links to articles that I’ve saved during research. Therefore I think the term investigator, although it no longer applies to me when it comes to the Mormon faith, I do believe that’s a term that applies to my life.