It’s April in Alaska..
Which means the A to Z Challenge on Cabin Goddess and the Arctic Man for the rest of the state. What do they have in common you ask? Well a lot of things! This is about X-treme as it gets, people!! And for an added bonus, I have my famous ALASKAN BELLY FLOP drink recipe that you can make to reward yourself for a job well done!
Welcome to Cabin Goddess’ challenge for this years Wicked Wildfire Read-a-Thon
Songs for Summer
This challenge is open all week long:
June 7, 12:00 AM EST – 14th, 12:00 AM EST
We are all reading, come join us over at My Shelf Confessions and get a chance to win some great gifts with this weekly challenge!
This one is fun, almost as fun as last years.. wait it is more fun because this year it is open for a week! Pick a song that goes with whatever you are reading in the comment section below with a link to it somewhere on the web. If you can to also post a link to a YouTube video, even more the better! 😀
DAY 2 WRAP UP- 11:31 PM
As midnight draws near.. I have lost a shoe, killed 23 zombies, one little zombie dog (it was a chihuahua they don’t count as dogs anyway) and stomped on 3 zombie mice. One managed to stay clean of scratches or bites. When it comes for him to deal with the pumpkin as a carriage he better get some more homies because the next time I need to be able for it to stay ahead of the horde. As it stands one of my evil step sisters managed to get my glass slipper and last time I saw her John was throwing pepper in her face while she sat there sucking on the spiked heel. All in all it was a great day! BRING on Day 3 of the Wicked Winter Read-A-Thon!
My goal was to finish ‘The Hunger Games‘ by Suzanne Collins and get started on ‘Double Take Tales‘ by Donna Brown. I accomplished both and before Midnight, even with my little nap! Zombie killing is hard work!
‘The Hunger games’ is for the Howling Turtle Read-a-long I am involved in this month, including hosting a chapter question on the 20th. It is going to be really hard to make sure I stay on track and only answer from the chapter hosts questions that pertain to their chapters!
‘Double Take Tales‘ is written by one of the hosts and creators of Win With eBooks and also part of this months Event for the group. I wanted to be able to read and review another book for the event which starts officially on the 12th with guest posts, interviews and reviews going out till then.
I cannot wait to find out what we have in store for us tomorrow!
READING UPDATE DAY 2 – 7 PM
I had read another 183 pages in both ‘The Hunger Games’ and ‘Double Take Tales
Realizing that I am WAY behind where I usually am with reading I needed some motivation. Now that I am writing my own book as you have noticed I am balancing my blogging habits between Cooking/Recipes, Book Reviews and Author Interviews/Guest Posts, and (of course) anything Alaskan! Since it is called Wicked Winter Read-a-Thon how could I pass it up!
I read a lot of blog posts due to my Triberr members and this morning on Musings for an Addicted Reader posted the info about this weekends challenge.Yep I am hooked. I am challenging myself to read four books. I picked up The Cowboy and The Vampire by Clark Hays and Kathleen McFall after sitting on 80% way to long. Not because I didn’t like it but because I am not very good at organizing my time or my book buying problem. I finished it during lunch while taking my writing break. (Now it is sitting in my ’need to review’ pile!)
You can check out the books I am reading below and the progress I am on my Wicked Winter Read-a-Thon bookshelf. I am unable to put up one of them because the author has yet to list it. But it is in my Favorite Widget from Amazon below. Check out all the info and get involved. I know I needed a kick in the pants, PLUS the button was so pretty!
I will be posting my challenge updates from here so check back if you are interested in what I am doing!
*****WRAP UP ON DAY ONE! I am 49% of my way through ‘The Hunger Games‘ and as I mentioned above I finished ‘The Cowboy and The Vampire’ I am still reading as I need to finish this before I sleep, at least that is the plan.. see you TOMORROW!*****
Will you participate? Look for my updates here and on twitter under the hashtag #WWReadathon! Hope to see you all there, don’t forget to bring your mittens!
- The first challenge I participated in spoke to my Alaskan soul!
“A second Ice Age is coming on quickly! What do you do in order to prepare and how do you end up surviving it?”
(posted as a comment on Musings for an Addicted Reader)
“OH I may have a very unfair advantage here. I live in Alaska and just survived posting in my bikini in front of the Universities sign at -52F! Let’s see, can I give you a list of what is in my car for cold weather survival? No? OK I will be original here but use my survivalists training! My spinning tool for spinning our Malamutes’ (dog)hair to make new winter wear, a hunting knife, a Swiss army knife, canned tuna in oil (we need high protein and high fat to help keep our health up in the cold, a hand ax for wood and kindling, flint and a strike stone, water proof matches, Wool socks, wool hat, wool sweater, and tons of natural fiber weaved clothing (synthetics do not breath so I will not as much natural stuff as possible) bow and arrow and a snare trap, rope, oiled tarp, flour, salt (for curing) wool blanket, skijoring gear for my dogs and me for travel… set of camping pans and cooking gear (cabin goddess must cook)dried veggies.. ok ok I WILL STOP, but there are some of the important things to have!?