Category: Read-a-thon

Tackle Your TBR Read-a-Thon Day 2 Update September 12, 2017

Posted September 12, 2017 by karenbaron in Read-a-thon / 0 Comments

Second Day of the Challenge/September 12, 2017
Books Read: Follow the Dotted Line by Nancy Hersage
Hours Read: 3 hours
Total Books Read: none still reading first one
Total Hours Read: 3 hours
Finished Books: none still reading first one

I am still reading the first book of my challenge but I am also at 52% of my book which is pretty good for only being two days into this challenge.

Tackle Your TBR Read-A-Thon Day 1 Update September 11, 2017

Posted September 11, 2017 by karenbaron in Read-a-thon / 0 Comments

First Day of the Challenge/September 11, 2017
Books Read: Follow the Dotted Line by Nancy Hersage
Hours Read: 1 hour
Total Books Read: none still reading first one
Total Hours Read: 1 hour
Finished Books: none still reading first one

Sadly on this first day of the read-a-thon I didn’t do as well as I thought I would but I am making progress. I am fifteen percent into my first book and tomorrow will be a better day for reading and doing blog things. Hopefully everyone else had a successful first day of this read-a-thon.

Tackle Your TBR Read-A-Thon 2017 Goal Post

Posted September 11, 2017 by karenbaron in Read-a-thon / 0 Comments

Hello fellow book lovers. By the title of this post you probably know that it’s the annual Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon. Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon is being hosted like always by Tressa over at Wishful Endings. This Read-a-thon goes from today, September 11, 2017 to September 24, 2017. You can read more about it on here at Wishful Endings. With an ending post on September 25,2017.

Like always during these two weeks you will be able to read any type of books in your to be read pile of books to lower it some more especially if you like to add more books onto it and then regret it when school time comes around. That is if you are in school, or like me who isn’t in school, but still get busy during this month. You don’t have to be a blogger to be in this read-a-thon which is always great.

This year my goals are going to be to read every day for at least three hours. The three hours are going to be two hours during the afternoon or whenever I am able to finish my chores and then one hour at night. I am also hoping to post on my site a daily update of how far I’ve gone with reading that day. I am also hoping to maybe read about 100 pages or more of my books. The thing is that most of my books are digital books which will be hard to do the page count but I will be able to try to figure it out. I am also hoping to read at least 11 books this year for the read-a-thon. All of my books that I am going to be reading this year are ones that I have been asked either by the author or the publisher.

Here are my books:

  1. Follow the Dotted Line by Nancy Hersage
  2. The Secret Billionaire by Teymour Shahabi
  3. The Shoes Come First by Janet Leigh
  4. The Hex With It by Rose Pressey
  5. Sword of Deaths by Christopher Mannino
  6. Daughter of Deaths by Christopher Mannino
  7. Class of ’59 by John A. Heldt
  8. I Was A Bitch by Emily Ruben
  9. Plum Pudding Bride by Anne Garboczi Evans
  10. Molten Dusk by Karissa Laurel
  11. Stores From The Witch Store by Olga Gustol

Hopefully I will be able to read all of these books and complete my goals for this year. I am very happy to be able to do this Read-a-thon for three years now and I can’t wait to get going on reading these wonderful books in these two weeks.

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The Odd Fellows Society by CG Barrett

Posted September 20, 2016 by karenbaron in Adult Fiction, Fiction, Mystery, Read-a-thon, Review, Thriller / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

The Odd Fellows Society by CG BarrettThe Odd Fellows Society on November 12th 2015
Genres: Fiction
Pages: 334
Format: Kindle

Santiago Torres, the Jesuit headmaster of one of Washington, D.C.'s top high schools, knows two truths. First, historian Jasper Willoughs, his closest friend, didn't toss himself off a dormitory roof. Second, a Georgetown University secret society-a running joke on campus-has blood on its hands. Torres's pursuit of the truth embroils him in a bizarre and deadly scavenger hunt. The clues, scratched out on parchment by the mysterious Odd Fellows Society, lead Santi to risk everything he holds sacred: his job, his life, even the woman he secretly loves. As for his relationship with his God? Well, that's complicated. A hold-your-breath thriller that explores America's national obsession with race, The Odd Fellows Society will have you looking at the U.S. capital-and its monuments' secrets-in a whole different shade of black and white. Note: While this novel's protagonist is a Jesuit, this book is not a religious book.

My take on this novel:             The Odd Fellows Society by C.G. Barrett took me on a surprisingly good mystery that made me want to keep on reading. I was hooked from the email that the author sent me and the plot. Although, the life of a book blogger sometimes means I need to wait to read a book as I I have other commitments. Once I opened the book on my kindle fire I was once again reminded why I wanted to read it.

The Odd Fellows Society reminded me of a mixture of two great series. The first one is Dan Brown’s books with Robert Langdon, with the church and the teaching/history of the priesthood. The second one is National Treasure for the clues of using some pieces of our history, the baddies, and the history as well. I love both of these series. As I reading this book it reminded me of those two series which prompted me to read more to discover what happens next every single time.

I was instantly mesmerized with this novel. I wanted to know what happened next and what the clues meant. I was surprised in a few areas of the books as I didn’t expect what happened (such great plot shifts). Overall, this book caught me off guard and exceeded my expectations. That is always a good thing. This book is also not like one that I normally read. I try to stay away from ones that deal with religion. Unless the plot is really something, like this book and the Robert Langdon ones as well.

I am giving this book five stars as it is an outstanding read that I am glad I took the chance on. The characters are all perfectly developed and some plots twist I completely didn’t expect. The mystery was superb. I would and will recommend this really awesome book to anyone who loves a good mystery.

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About CG Barrett

A native of Northeast Pennsylvania, C.G. Barrett received a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and a M.A. from George Mason University.

A former teacher and student of history, Barrett currently serves as publisher of a Tampa newsmagazine. His humor writing about life as a parent has appeared in over a dozen parenting magazines throughout the United States.

Barrett’s popular novels have included both young adult and adult fiction in the genres of fantasy and mystery. His love of mythology, fairy tales, history and politics is evident in his fiction, which frequently explores spirituality, family and identity in a rapidly changing world.

Barrett lives with his wife, his three daughters and his two Shetland Sheepdogs in Tampa, Florida.

Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon 2016

Posted September 12, 2016 by karenbaron in Read-a-thon / 0 Comments

my-tbr-2016It’s September again which means that it’s time for the annual Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon hosted by Tressa from Wishful Endings. I am so happy to be a part of this Read-a-thon again this year.

You might be asking yourself what is Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon? Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon goes from September 12 to September 26, that’s two weeks, and wraps up on September 27. During those two weeks any person that has joined up for the Read-a-thon on Wishful Endings can read as many books as they want during those two weeks. Can be anything you want to read and it’s a pretty great community that does a lot of stuff during these two weeks. TBR means To Be Read which if you are on Goodreads it’s the list that all of your books go to that you want to read. The whole point of this is so that you can lower that list.

My goals for this TBR Read-a-thon is to at least three hours a day. That means 2 hours during the day and at least one hour at night time. The three hours can be at any time during the days. I also want to read 10 books. I have been reading a book for a while and I didn’t get to finish it before this started so I am going to be reading it for this Read-a-thon.

The books that I am going to be reading are The Odd Fellows Society by C.G. Barrett, Going Back by Jennifer Young, Heroes and Villains: Pawn in the Game by Tara R, Madam Tulip by David Ahern, Indiana Belle by John A Heldt, Protect Me by Margaret Watson, Arctic Dawn by Karissa Laurel, Chakana by W.E. Lawrence, Tricky Twenty-Two by Janet Evanovich, and Curious Minds by Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton. I am hoping to get all of these books during this Read-a-thon. I am loving all of the books that I picked this time. Eight of these books have been requested from authors and publishers that have contacted me earlier this year and the last two books are just ones that are from my actual to be read pile.

If you guys want to tell me about what books you are reading please let me know via Twitter or email or anywhere else.


Karen the Baroness