I weekenden deltog jeg, ligesom så mange andre bogbloggere, i Dewey’s Readathon, og i dette indlæg vil jeg lige kort opsummere, hvordan det gik.
Jeg endte med at uploade en masse på Instagram, da jeg fandt ud af, der kørte en giveaway alle 24 timer. Det var ikke specielt gode billeder, de blev bare taget med lynets hast imellem læsningen, men de er der da. Og ellers holdt jeg mig til at opdatere på Twitter og Litsy. Det fungerede meget bedre for mig. Jeg skulle ikke hele tiden tænke på at opdatere herinde på bloggen, og ligeledes brugte jeg heller ikke tid på at følge med hos de andre deltagende blogs (men jeg har nu planer om at stikke et smut forbi nogle af jer her bagefter ). Det skabte på en eller anden underlig måde en del mere ro for mig.
Når det så er sagt, så vil jeg også sige, at jeg ikke fik læst så meget, som jeg tidligere har gjort, men jeg er alligevel godt tilfreds. Kender I ikke det med, at når man ikke har læst ret meget henover en længere periode, så skal man lige igang igen? Med andre ord: Jeg læser ikke lige så hurtigt, som jeg tidligere har gjort. Jeg kan dog mærke, at jo mere jeg begynder at læse igen, des hurtigere går det også. Så jeg skal nok snart være deroppe af igen.
De to bøger jeg fik læst, var Ti små åndedrag, som skuffede mig slemt, og Release af Patrick Ness, som var udemærket, men desværre heller ikke mere end det. Derudover fik jeg læst omkring 100 sider af Hidden Figures, før jeg måtte indse, at det bare ikke er en bog for mig. Alt for mange tørre facts og alt for lidt drive. Så alt i alt var jeg ikke særlig heldig med mine bøger denne gang, så der er klart plads til forbedring. Til gengæld var jeg overordentlig god til at snacke…
Hvis man følger med i bogbloggernes lille hjørne af internettet, så er det næppe gået nogens næse forbi, at der i dag er readathon. Hvis man alligevel skulle have misset det, så går det ud på at læse i 24 timer og bare have det sjovt. Det begynder lige om lidt, kl. 14, og jeg er så godt som klar. Jeg har forberedt snacks, sat drikkevarer på køl og fundet bøgerne frem.
Jeg plejer at opdatere et blogindlæg løbende, men det har jeg valgt fra i år. Der sker så mange ting rundt omkring, og jeg synes bedre jeg kan mærke det internationale community på Twitter, end jeg kan på bloggen. Og for mig er det et stort og verdensomspændende event, ikke “kun” et dansk. Så i år helliger jeg mig Twitter under selve readathonet. I kan følge med her. Derudover er jeg også at finde på Litsy, hvor jeg går under brugernavnet boghunden.
Jeg forventer at udgive et opsummerende indlæg når det hele er slut, men nu ser vi.
I dag er det tid for Dewey’s Readathon. Hvis du ikke ved, hvad jeg taler om, så kan du læse mere her. De forrige fem gange har jeg haft et blogindlæg, som jeg løbende har opdateret, men i år skal det være anderledes. Jeg vil derfor ikke have et blogindlæg, som jeg opdaterer, men vil holde mig til de øvrige sociale medier.
Twitter: Find mig her. Jeg regner med, at det er her, jeg vil være mest aktiv. Kunsten bliver at begrænse det.
Instagram: Find mig her. Her vil jeg poste engang imellem, når jeg lige synes det passer ind. Jeg vil helt sikkert også holde øje med alle andres flotte billeder. Kig i øvrigt forbi når vi går ind i anden time – der har jeg nemlig en lille challenge
Litsy: Find mig under navnet Boghunden. Her vil jeg opdatere med øjebliksbilleder, men jeg tror ikke, jeg vil holde så meget øje med andre også. Det bliver simpelthen for meget så. I stedet vil jeg kigge det igennem efter readathon.
Facebook: Well… Der er den store “officielle” gruppe her og så er der en lille dansk gruppe her. Hvis du er en af dem, der prøver at holde ud længe, så kan jeg bestemt anbefale den danske gruppe. Det plejer at være rigtig hyggeligt, med masser af hyggelig snak, især i nattetimerne, hvor de fleste har lidt tunge øjne.
Goodreads: Find mig her. Her vil jeg opdatere selve de bøger, jeg læser, men vil nok ikke rigtig benytte det til andet end det, men kom da forbi alligevel
Pages read: 637 Books finished: 3 Blogs discovered: 12 Snacking: Candy, some homebaked goods Drinks: 4½ glasses of water, 1 glass of wine, 2 cups of coffee, 1 banana-strawberry smoothie, 1 beer, 1 coke, 1 liter of tea, 1/4 glass of milk, 1 Fanta Exotic
End of event meme:
Which hour was most daunting for you? I got my sleep, so none…
Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? I think Marian Keyes is an author that’d be good for the readathon.
Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season? I was very happy with the way it worked out this time!
What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? The fact that I didn’t have to spend time dealing with captcha because the cheering took place on Twitter this time around. And the Twitter hosts did an amazing job as well!
How many books did you read? I started and finished 2, finished another that I had started prior to the readathon and started one as well.
What were the names of the books you read? I started and finished Barndommens gade and Er du okay, Marie?, and I finished up Unchanged (Unremembered #3). The book I started was The Paris Wife.
Which book did you enjoy most? They were all 3 star reads to me… Probably Er du okay, Marie? – because it was such an easy read!
Which did you enjoy least? That’d be the Danish classic Barndommens gade, because it took me a long time to get used to the writing style.
How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? I’ll most definitely participate, cheer and host another mini-challenge!
13.57: I just put my book down. I read 39 pages of The Paris Wife and am enjoying it so much! I can’t believe it’s over already! It was so much fun! I think this relaxed way of doing the readathon suits me better than reading, reading, reading. Only took me five times to figure that out lol!
11.26: I read another book (Er du okay, Marie?) and it was okay. I was listening to an emo playlist to get in the mood It was good fun. Now I’m about to start The Paris Wife – I need me some Hemingway! I’m also about to go grab a piece of bread and after that, I’ll definitely bring out the candy! I also think I’ll go visit some more blogs How are you doing? Have you discovered some great new blogs?
8.54: I’ve been up for about 1½ hour, and I’m having so much fun over at Twitter. I’m having a cup of coffee and am about to start reading again. I gotta say, I love doing the readathon this way, with focus on the social gatherings. It’s so much fun!
22.15: I started and finished my second book, Barndommens gade, which was 211 pages long. Now it’s time to go discover a couple of new blogs before heading to bed I’m having so much fun!
18.22: We’re 4½ hours into the readathon and I’ve finished up my first book, which was Unchanged (Unremembered #3). It wasn’t as good as the first two books, but I liked the endning. Next up is a book for my bookclub, Barndommens gade. It’s 211 pages long so I should be able to finish it tonight as well. Be sure to step by my mini challenge here – there’s still time left to enter!
13.32: It smells like coffee in here I just folded the laundry (okay, no, I got my boyfriend to do it) and did the dishes. I’m as ready as can be. Now it’s time for the opening meme!
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? I’m reading from the northern of Denmark. Some parts had snow (!!!) this morning, but up here the sun is shining and it’s the loveliest spring weather. 2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? Since I didn’t make a tbr pile this time around, I can’t really answer this question. I plan to finish two books though. I’m really excited about “The Edge of Always”, I hope it’ll be just as good as the first book was – so far I really like it. 3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? This one’s easy: smoothie! Going with the classic strawberry-banana smoothie. Also, candy! 4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I’m 26 and I have an addiction. I just like to own books. Sure, I like to read as well, but I can’t keep up with all the books coming my way. I’m sure some of you can relate to that, right? This is my fifth official readathon, and I hope it won’t be my last. 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? I’ll focus on the social things this time around. If I don’t read at all, that’s perfectly fine! I’m just gonna go have fun and meet some new friends.
Pre-readathon: “I’m not gonna do the readathon this time around”, is what I said. Due to personal reasons, I really didn’t think I’d do it until a few days ago. But here I am. Doing the readathon that I said I wouldn’t do. I’ll do it differently this time around though. For me, it’ll be more about the social aspects than the reading. I haven’t made a tbr pile. I haven’t made any goals for my reading. What I have done is buy snacks
My goals for the readathon is to visit at least 10 new-to-me blogs and cheer a lot (Go #TeamSparrow!). Oh. And I have a shopping basket full of books that I intend to buy as well at some point during this readathon. I can’t wait to get started and make some new friends.
I’ll be updating this post regurlarly, so be sure to stop by every now and then You can also follow me on Twitter, Instagram (I’ll be hosting a mini challenge at Hour 3 btw) and Snapchat (boghundendk).
International reader? No problem! There’s a translation widget in the right sidebar Jeg har læst en masse på de sociale medier de sidste par dage, om folk der har en meget ambitiøs readathon stak. Det tror jeg også roligt, man kan kalde min… Men før jeg afslører, hvad den indeholder, så lad mig lige slå fast, at jeg på ingen måde regner med at læse det hele. Det er jo temmelig umuligt, det kan enhver nok se. Jeg har bare ikke helt kunnet beslutte mig, så nu er jeg endt på den her stak, som jeg regner med at vælge ud fra.
Let’s get down to business!
Her er den så. Min stak. Den er kæmpe og jeg elsker det! Og helt uden at det er med vilje, så er alle bøger på dansk. I alt er der 2616 sider. Hvis jeg ikke sov, spiste, gik i bad eller blinkede med øjnene, så kunne jeg næsten nå det på de 24 timer. Næsten. Jeg regner med at sove 5-6 timer, ligesom jeg også forventer at bruge lidt tid på spisning, sociale medier osv., så derfor ved jeg, at jeg ikke engang når halvdelen.
Der er to bøger i bunken, jeg er ret fast besluttet på at læse, nemlig Kvinden i toget (390 sider) og Trolddom og falkefjer (125 sider). Jeg regner med, at bogen af Helle Ryding bliver den første, fordi jeg så hurtigt er igennem den første bog – der er jo også illustrationer i. Den har fået ret blandede anmeldelser, så jeg er spændt på at se, hvad jeg synes.
Bagefter skal jeg så vælge blandt følgende bøger (oppefra og ned) : Vita Brevis af Jostein Gaarder – 164 sider Kys mig langsomt af Tammara Webber – 370 sider Ask konge taber af Camilla Wandahl – 150 sider Ondskabens engel af Kenneth Bøgh Andersen – 315 sider Kadaverjagt af Dennis Jürgensen – 127 sider Rød som blod af Salla Simukka – 265 sider Ji (Veninder for altid #1) af Camilla Wandahl – 131 sider Station 11 af Emily St. John Mandel – 370 sider Jernprøven af Holly Black og Cassandra Clare – 313 sider Vinden i piletræerne af Kenneth Grahame – 266 sider
Derudover er det sådan, at hvis Chris Carters nye bog, Jeg er døden (496 sider), når at komme inden det begynder, så vil jeg helt sikkert også læse den. Jeg tror dog desværre ikke, den når at komme. Heldigvis har jeg nok at læsestof at vælge mellem, så selvom jeg meget gerne vil læse den lørdag, så er det ikke et problem, hvis den ikke når at komme.
Jeg vil læse de første 10-15 sider af Station 11 og Jernprøven her en af de nærmeste dage, så jeg kan få en fornemmelse af, om de bøger egner til til readathon, for det er jeg nemlig lidt i tvivl om. Hvis de gør, så bliver de i stakken, ellers ryger de nok ud.
This challenge is a treasure hunt. Just find a book with one of the listed items on the cover. Here’s a list of items I want you to find:
1. A tree: 2. Snow: 3. A weapon:
You get 1 point for each found item, so if you can’t find any books with snow on them, don’t worry, you can still enter!
Take a picture and upload it to your blog, Instagram, Twitter or whatever site you prefer – it doesn’t matter if you’re uploading one picture with all books in it or if you’re uploading three different pictures, just leave a link to all your entries, please. If you are somewhere without all of your books, you can just take a picture of the covers from Goodreads or somewhere else, that’s fine too.
If you leave a link down below, I’ll draw one lucky winner at the beginning of hour 11 – this gives you 4 hours to enter. Please tell me in your comment how many items you found and don’t forget to leave your emailso I can get in touch with you if you’re the winner.
The winner will choose a prize from the Prize page at the Readathon page.
I want to thank you all for cheering on me, participating in my mini-challenge or just stepping by to have a look at my progress. I hope to see some of you around. I’ll be sure to check your blogs out in the upcoming week. Thank you for making this event such an amazing experience time and again!
14.08: The Readathon is over. I had a rough couple of hours this morning, but I made it. I didn’t read much, but I had fun. I’ve been looking at books and am desperate to buy one or two, but I just don’t know which one. I just need a darn book. Sounds familiar, anyone?
So… Let’s sumup the last 24 hours:
Pages read: 790
Books read: 3 Books bought: 0 – yet!!
Snacks: 1 apple, crackers, 1 burger, candy, 1 orange, ½ melon, 1 marzipan bar, chips, breakfast,
Drinks: 2 coffee, 3 tea, ½ liter of water, ½ liter of iced tea, 1 beer, 1 chocolate chai latte, 1 ice coffee, 1 glass of homemade applejuice, 1 glass of milk
Pages in total: 790
End of Event meme:
Which hour was most daunting for you?
Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
How many books did you read?
What were the names of the books you read?
Which book did you enjoy most?
Which did you enjoy least?
If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
1. None. I went to bed at 5 and slept for a little while, then got up and read a little, but my main focus has been on social media these past few hours.
2. The Readers in Broken Wheel Recommends was so good and it’s coming out in English in June. Perfect readathon-read!
3. Music suggestions! I was struggling to find the right music around hour 12-13..
4. The Twitter-feed. It worked really well!
5+6. 3! The Yellow Wallpaper, Playlist for the Dead and The Readers in Broken Wheel Recommends.I also read a little of The Elite and Good Omens. All in all I read 790 pages.
7. The Readers in Broken Wheel Recommends. 8. Playlist for the Dead. It was really good, but the other two were just better.
9. CAPTCHA is still a big problem! If anyone can think of a solution, that’d be great. Also, I hope more people are willing to cheer, because nearly 100 people were a lot! I love cheering, don’t get me wrong, it was just a little over the top
10. Very likely! I’ll sign up to cheer and host a mini-challenge again, I think.
12.12: Okay, I’m not getting much reading done. I’m feeling very uncomfortable, so I think this is it for me. I’m just spending my time on social media doing challenges, cheering for people etc.
Currently reading: Nothing. Pages read: 64 Snacks since last update: Breakfast
Drinks since last update: Milk Pages in total: 790
09.45: Okay, I’m awake. Or…well…I’m sitting up! And my eyes are open! I had such a bad nap; it was too cold, too light, I couldn’t find the right position etc. etc. I’ve caught up on the mini-challenges and am ready to read a bit more. Here’s to hoping I can finish that last book of mine! I have 396 pages left. I better hurry up!!! Okay, come to think about it, I don’t think I can finish it. If I make it to page 250 it’ll be great!
05.06: Getting tired. I’ve spend the last 1½ hour online instead of reading… Now I’m off to bed for a few hours. Hope to see you in 3-4 hours
Currently reading: Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. Pages read: 28 Snacks since last update: Chips
Drinks since last update: A bit of water Pages in total: 726
Mini-challenge, Music is Muse: Since I’ve read Playlist for the Dead, this one isn’t too hard. I didn’t know this one before it was mentioned in the book, but I’ve listened to it a couple of times and really like it. I’m sure this song will always remind me of the book.
03.19: I just finished my third book. I’m starting to get a bit tired, but not enough to actually go to bed yet. I’ve also managed to spill a cup of tea all over myself. No books or electronics were harmed!
Currently reading: I’ll be starting Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett in a few moments. Pages read: 194 Snacks since last update: Candy, chips
Drinks since last update: 1 ice coffee, a sip of tea, 1 glass of homemade applejuice Pages in total: 698
1. What are you reading right now? The Readers of Broken Wheels recommends by Katarina Bivald. It’s really, really good! 2. How many books have you read so far? 2. This is my third one. 3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. I listened to the podcast a while back and found it pretty good, so I’m excited to see how the book is 4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? I won’t call them interruptions since I’ve decided to go online myself. I’ve spend a lot of time online, but that’s okay 5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? It’s almost 2 in the night and I’m not that tired yet. That’s pretty amazing!
00.40: It’s getting rather hard keeping track of all my snacking!
Currently reading: The Readers of Broken Wheels recommendsby Katarina Bivald. Pages read: 102 Snacks since last update: Candy and a marzipan bar
Drinks since last update: 1 tea, 1 chocolate chai latte Pages in total: 504
Mini-challenge #2, On food and books: Okay, so I have this book Lunch in Paris that I really want to read this spring. It’s part love story, part cookbook according to the back, and I really wanna make the recipes as I read it. One of the recipes is Fennel salad with lemon, olive oil, and pomegrante seeds. Doesn’t that sound good?!
23.05: I’m really liking my current read! I spend a lot of time cheering, way more than I was expecting, but I had fun and that’s all that matters
Currently reading: The Readers of Broken Wheels recommendsby Katarina Bivald. Pages read: 54 Snacks since last update: 1 orange, 1/4 melon, a little bit of candy
Drinks since last update: ½ liter of iced tea Pages in total: 402
20.51: I’ve been spending a lot of time on social media and am just about to go on my first round of cheering. I’m having a lot of fun, what about you?
Currently reading: The Readers of Broken Wheels recommendsby Katarina Bivald. The book will be out in English on June 18th. It’s really good so far! Pages read: 46 Snacks since last update: 1 burger, 2 pieces of candy
Drinks since last update: 1 coffee, 1 beer Pages in total: 348
18.44: Just a quick update before dinner…
Currently reading: Nothing. Just finished my second book and will be starting my third right after dinner. Pages read: 302 Snacks since last update: 1 apple, a lot of crackers
Drinks since last update: 1 coffee, 2 teas, ½ liter of water Pages in total: 302
Mini-Challenge #1, Classic Words of Wisdom:
“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairytales again.” C.S. Lewis
These words are in the forewords to The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe and they couldn’t be more accurate. Every child loves a good fairytale, but then time comes when you grow up and fairytales are just for “those little kids.” As you grow older, you realize that no, fairytales are not just for kids. They can be read over and over again and no matter how many times you read them, you’re able to find a new meaning. Fairytales are immortal stories.
13.20: Opening meme: 1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? I’m reading from Aalborg, Denmark. That means the readathon starts at 2pm – or 14, as we say here. 2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? Playlist for the Dead. I bought the book just for this readathon. I’m very excited to finally dive into it! I also found the playlist on Spotify 3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? To be honest, I can’t wait for dinner! I’m having homemade burgers with pulled pork. I’m also looking forward to have some mango. 4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I’m 25 years old, live in Denmark and am studying to do *something* related to culture. Normally, I blog in Danish, but if you want to follow my blog anyway, you can use the translation widget at the upper right corner. I’ve been blogging for a long, long time, and I really enjoy it. I hope to make some new bookloving friends during this readathon, so please, come say hi! 5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? I’m more prepared than I’ve ever been! There’s homemade juice in the fridge, the meat is in the oven already and I have some cheers written down so it’ll be easier to cheer when the time comes. Apart from that, I’m just hoping to have a really good time!
It’s that time again! Dewey’s Readathon is here. Or…well…almost! In just one hour readers around the world will sit down with their book of choice and start reading. To me, this event is as much about engaging with other readers as it’s about reading. Snacking is extremely important as well! This year I’m kind of going with the flow and picking up whatever book I feel like reading. However, I do have some books that I wanna read at the moment, so I’m probably gonna choose from this stack:
I’m starting off with The Yellow Wallpaper, then Playlist for the Dead and then time will tell… This stack contains 1394 pages, so it’s doubtful that I’ll make it through them all, should I decide to go with this stack. We’ll see!
I’ll be updating this post throughout the event, with memes and all. I’m cheering for Team Mr. Popper, so some of you will definitely see me around every now and then. This year I’m also hosting a mini-challenge, so be sure to home back around hour 7!
It’s here, it’s finally here! Dewey’s readathon is happening today! Are you as excited as I am? I bought myself a ton of candy for the late hours (okay, who am I kidding?!), I have a great selection of books to choose from and last but not least, lots of tea and coffee! I’ll be cheering for Team Butler this year, and I can’t wait to get to meet some new readathon’ers. It’s gonna be fun!
The readathon, to me, is a social event as much as it’s a reading event; I’ll spend most of my time reading, but will also update regurlarly on Twitter, Instagram and on here (I’ll update this post, so be sure to bookmark it or something if you wanna follow my reading adventure these next 24 hours). I hope to do a lot of the challenges as well, but let’s see!
This readathon is gonna be the best yet! Happy reading!
13.29: Okay… So I have had a bit of a rough start! I’d chosen three books beforehand, but didn’t feel like reading them anymore, so I’ve just changed my stack of books! I think I’ll start with Mr. Penumbras 24-Hour Bookstore. The other books I’ve chosen: Karate Chops (short story collection), One Day and Mini Shopaholic. That comes in at 1344 pages! Let’s see how it goes. Just half an hour to go!
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Aalborg, Denmark 2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? I honestly don’t know! Probably Mini Shopaholic, because Shopaholic to the Stars will come out here very soon! 3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? The candy! Haha :D 4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I’m 24 years old, live in Denmark and whenever I don’t read, I like to watch tv shows and crochet. 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? I’ll definitely read more than I eat in the first hours And hopefully sleep less than last time. I plan to sleep about 2-2½ hours, but let’s see how it goes!
16.13: I’ve been reading 121 pages of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore and it’s the perfect readathon-book! So interesting and good! I think I’ll just continue this book until I finish it.
Currently reading: Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore
Pages read: 121
Snacks since last update: 2 cups of tea, 1 banana, 2 “saltbomber” (liquorice) Pages in total: 121
18.31: I’m still reading Mr. Penumbra and enjoying it so much! I’m starting to get hungry, so I hope to have dinner soon. I’ve participated in a couple of challenges and hope to do a lot more, because they’re always fun!
Currently reading: Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore Pages read: 80 Snacks since last update: 1 cappucino, 3 liquorices, some figs and lunch. Does gum count as well? 1 piece of gum! And water.Oh, and one of my homemade energy bites! Pages in total: 201
21.09: I finished my first book and had dinner, so haven’t really read too much. I think I’ll go cheer for a bit now
Currently reading: Nothing! Still deciding. Pages read: 94 Snacks since last update: Dinner, water, 1 piece of gum. Pages in total: 295
23.57: I just finished another book. I’m getting a bit tired, but it’s way too early to go to sleep yet! I’m having so much fun! How about you?
Currently reading: Just finished Karate Chops and will continue with Mini Shopaholic. Pages read: 147 Snacks since last update: 1 beer, 1 coffee, water, energy bites, candy, gum Pages in total: 442
01.55: I’ve been spending a lot of time on social medias, and it was so much fun reading everyone’s updates! It seems like everyone is having fun, which is great! I’ve also just been out for a walk and am back inside again. I’ve changed into my Tweety night shirt and I think I’ll go lie down on the floor soon – it’s so hot in here! But the floor is somewhat cold, so it might be a good idea… I’ll do a few challenges now and then BACK TO THE READIIIING!
Currently reading: Mini Shopaholic. Pages read: 42 Snacks since last update: I’ve lost count… Some candy, some figs, some more energy bites. And 2 cups of coffee! And some water. Pages in total: 484
1. What are you reading right now? Mini Shopaholic
2. How many books have you read so far? 2!
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? The one I’m reading right now: Mini Shopaholic! :D
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Not really. I’ve had a lot of fun! :D
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? The reading community in general. It’s amazing how for these 24 hours we’re just all reading and getting to know each other etc. I love it! And it surprises me every time! I tend to forget how much fun it is :D
03.48: Phew. It’s so late! I’m tired! My reading pace is very slow right now. I think I’ll head to bed and sleep for…3 hours! Hopefully I can get up around 7!
Currently reading: Mini Shopaholic. Pages read: 79 Snacks since last update: 1 tea, 1 banana and a whole lot of candy and a tiny bit of water! Pages in total: 563
04.37: Okay, I’m in bed now, but still reading! I think I’ll finish this chapter and take a 3 hour nap!
09.35: I didn’t fall asleep until 5.30, and woke up again 8.30. I’m back to reading and I’ve also had the most unhealthy breakfast one can think of, but hey, who cares, right?
Currently reading: Mini Shopaholic. Pages read: 49 Snacks since last update: 1 tea and “æbleskiver” for breakfast Pages in total: 612
11.12: I’m reading, but it’s taking time. I’m so slow. I won’t finish this book before the end of the readathon, that’s for sure. I’ve had a lot of fun though!
Currently reading: Mini Shopaholic. Pages read: 60 Snacks since last update: 1 tea, 1 coffee and some candy Pages in total: 672
14.03: Aaand that’s it! It was such a struggle for me these last couple of hours! But of course I feel pretty good (awake!) now. Ha!
Pages in total: 773 Snacks in total: 5 teas, 2 cappucinos, 4 coffees, 1L water, 1 beer, lunch, dinner, 3 “æbleskiver,” 2 bananas, 3 pieces of gum, dried figs, homemade energy bites and a whole lot of candy!!
End of Event Meme:
Which hour was most daunting for you? Hour 23!
Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? I had so much fun reading Mini Shopaholic!
Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? No
What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? The social aspects
How many books did you read? 2 3/4! Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, Karate Chops and 3/4 of Mini Shopaholic
What were the names of the books you read? See above
Which book did you enjoy most? Mini Shopaholic
Which did you enjoy least? Mr. Penumbra
If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? No, not at all, it worked perfectly fine!
How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? I’ll definitely be a cheerleader again. Perhaps I’ll even sign up as captain? Who knows? I’ll most definitely participate!
That’s it folks. It’s over. It’s officially over! I didn’t read as much as I expected, but I tend to set my goals too high and forget all about the social aspects, which are so much fun to me! I think I’ll go with a lower goal next time and focus more on the social parts of the event. I hope to see you around in the book community! It was great chatting with you guys!
End of event meme:
Which hour was most daunting for you? The last three hours. Even though I slept during nighttime (well…4,5 hour that is!), I got soooo tired! Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett was a nice book to start with, I think. Maybe it’d be for others as well? Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? A goodreads group! But since this is already in progress, I’d have to say no. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? The cheerleading! Personally, I don’t remember getting that many cheers last year, but during this readathon I got a lot! I’ve also gotten to know a few more people How many books did you read? 3,25 What were the names of the books you read? The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett, Sorte Sø by Lars Kjædegaard, Eighty Days Yellow by Vina Jackson and The Cuckoo’s Calling (91 pages) by Robert Gailbraith. Which book did you enjoy most? Sorte Sø. It wasn’t that good, but the reading really went well during this book, and it also took me by surprise. I expected it to be sort of a boring book, but it had some interesting characters. Which did you enjoy least? Eighty Days Yellow. Ha! Bad as it gets! If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? I don’t have any advices other than HAVE FUN! How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? I hope to be part of it again, and hopefully I’ll be cheering again, ‘cause it was so much fun!
14.02: I’ve put down my book, I’m currently at page 252, and am ready to go get a nap! Sooo tired! These last three hours have been exhausting! I’ve read 749 pages, which, to me, is good! I had so much fun doing all the mini challenges and cheering for #TeamShakespeare. I’ll most definitely be a cheerleader again next time!
11.13: Just counted my pages. 658. Can I make it to 750?
11.00: I just finished my third book, Eighty Days Yellow. My God, how terrible it was! I’m gonna pick up The Cuckoo’s Calling now. I’m about to start part three now, page 161. Hoping to read a 100 pages or so
Hour 18 Mini Challenge – Book Balancing:
Hour 17 Mini Challenge – An uncomfy challenge: I just went to the bakery and I actually brought my book. You never know when you have to stand in line! I was the only one there, though, so I didn’t get any reading done, but it counts, right?
Hour 16 Mini Challenge – page 35, sentence 3: He’d look her in the eyes to see, what color they had. He found her eyes were as deep as the starry night sky. He couldn’t help but to fall in love with them.
07.18: Morning! I’m back from 4,5 hour of sleep! I didn’t really sleep that well, so I decided to get up at 6.30. I just went to the bakery and am now catching up on things and ready to read again!
01.49: Okay, I’m off to bed. I’m too tired to get some serious reading done. See you in the morning!
Hour 12 – Mid-event survey: 1. What are you reading right now?Eighty Days Yellow 2. How many books have you read so far? This is my third book 3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?I only planned three books, so I have no idea what to read whenever I finish this one 4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day?No 5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? No. Well, I check Twitter regurlarly, as well as the mini challenges, but – to me – that’s part of the fun! 6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? That I’m actually still awake and reading! 7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? A Goodreads group! I’ve mentioned this before… 8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year? I haven’t decided yet. 9. Are you getting tired yet? Yeah, well, not as tired as I thought I’d be (it’s 1.13 in the night here in Denmark). 10. Do you have any tips for other Readers or Cheerleaders, something you think is working well for you that others may not have discover Not yet, no.
01.03: I’m at page 86 in Eighty Days Yellow. My oh my, I’ve never read anything like this. Itøs such a bad book in all ways; from the names, the writing, the plot. No. Just no! The only reason I’m not putting down this book, is that I find it funny that you can actually get a book like that published. I mean, seriously! But well… I’ll continue reading for a while, since I’m no longer tired. How are you all doing?
Hour 10 Mini Challenge – Shelfie:
As mentioned earlier, I’m not at home during this readathon. But! I was smart enough to take a picture in front of my shelves before I left yesterday. I was in a bit of a hurry, but well… So yeah, here I am! Hi *waves*
22.11: I have finished Sorte Sø (261 pages). I’m still full from dinner! I ate way too much, but what was I supposed to do? I hope you’re all doing well!
Hour 9 Mini Challenge – Book-inspired recipe: How fitting! I just read a paragraph about food. A fillet steak (tournedos) with mushroom sauce. It was in Sorte Sø by Lars Kjædegaard. I’d take the steaks, put them into my toaster with rings of pineapple and pepper and let them cook for about 10 minutes. I’ve done this a few times before, and it’s always a success! :DSounds a bit weird, I know, but it works.
Hour 7 Mini Challenge – Six word celebration: Dewey’s readathon is an amazing event!
Hour 6 Mini Challenge – The best of your reading year: Best roomance book of your reading yeat: Eleanor & Park. I feel like I’m the only one who loved the ending! It couldn’t have been different. I think this review sums it up pretty good! Best cover of your reading year: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. I did not(!) like this book, but the cover is absolutely amazing. It’s the only reason I haven’t gotten rid of this book (yet?). Best setting/world building of your reading year: Shatter Me. Although this book had the most terrible writing I’ve ever read, the setting was great. I had a hard time rating this book because of the writing, but ended up giving it a 3 star review.
18:29: I’m at page 105 in Sorte Sø and it’s much better than I expected (well… I actually expected to hate it). The writing is bad, but the plot’s rather interesting, although it’s not that much of a crime novel imo. I’ve just been to the grocery store to pick up some milk, carrots and liquorice. Boyfriend’s currently in the kitchen, cooking me a nice dinner! We’re having duck! *quack* I haven’t been reading much since my last update, but I’m enjoying myself and reading everyone’s updates is just so much fun! That’s what it’s all about, right?
15:53: I finished my first book, The Uncommon Reader, about 10 minutes ago and have just catched up on blogs, twitter etc. My edition of the book is 124 pages long so I’m off to a nice start! My next book will be a Danish ARC called Sorte Sø, which I think is a crime novel
Hour 0 – Kick Off Meme:
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? I’m reading from Denmark. The sun’s shining and it’s nice and hot, so I’ll be laying outside in my bikini, getting some seriously reading done! 2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett, which will be my starting book. 3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? Grapes, peanuts and some nice, cold ice tea! 4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I’m a 24 y/o Danish girl who happens to love reading! I also love dogs, hence my blog name (it’s called “The Book Dog”). I like to have something to eat while I’m reading – or a peace of gum at the very least. I’m way too excited to get started, to get into details with this! 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: I’ll start with a nice and easy read which is in Danish. I’ll also take a few breaks from reading and just do nothing but relax. I think that’ll be helpful in the long run.
Spring’s here and so is the readathon! This will be my update post, which, as you can see, will be in English. Since I’m not at home during this readathon, I’m going to have to use my phone as camera.
I’ve decided to sign up as a cheerleader this year, and I’m cheering for Team Shakespeare. Yay!
Let’s do this! Happy readathon everyone and best of luck
Der er intet facit på, hvad man bør læse eller lave uder et readathon, så det her er udelukkende, hvad jeg selv har erfaret.
Do’s: – Vær sammen om at læse
– Udvælg en god stak bøger på forhånd
– Læs kort og sjovt
– Find bøger med spændingselementer
– Find en til at servicere dig
– Drik, drik, drik (te, kaffe, vand o.l.)
– Spis hele tiden (frugt, kiks, nøddeblanding o.l.)
– Hiv biblioteket ud i sofaen
– Lyt til instrumental/ukendt musik
– Gå ture og luft ud
Don’ts: – Tage på ferie
– Have tv’et kørende
– Start med den længst udvalgte bog
– Læs bøger med flot, finurligt og kringlet sprog i ét
– Læne dig tilbage med dyner og puder
– Lav planer det døgn det varer
Alt i alt havde jeg et relativt vellykket readathon i sidste weekend. Jeg lærte i hvert fald, at det med at starte ud med den længste bog ikke er en god idé. Selvom det ikke er en konkurrence om at læse mest, så er det demotiverende, at se alle andre blive færdige med både den første og anden bog, inden man selv er halvvejs. Samtidig er det ikke smart at skulle på ferie eller andre ting indenfor det døgn, det typisk varer. For mig fungerer det heller ikke, hvis fjernsynet er tændt – med mindre det er på en radiokanal, altså! Noget der virkede godt for mig var derimod at sidde på en rigtig stol og høre musik; til at starte med hørte jeg klassisk musik, men da de begyndte på noget snak, skiftede jeg til jazz. Til sidst endte jeg på P7 og måtte tage mig sammen for ikke at lytte for meget efter musikken. At spise fungerede også ret godt, eller i det mindste bare have tyggegummi i munden. Så var det sværere at falde i søvn. Sidst på aftenen/først på natten begyndte jeg at få lidt læsekrise og kunne godt have brugt en bog med spænding; altså en bog, hvor man var ved at døfor at vide, hvad der ville ske på næste side. Det skal jeg helt sikkert huske til næste gang!
Noget der faktisk også fungerede ok, var at sidde sammen med Simone og læse. Til at starte med, er det lidt akavet og man skal lige ind i en rytme. Er det okay at snakke og citere sine bøger? Er det okay, at der bare er helt stille? Vi fandt hurtigt ud af, hvad der fungerede for os og da vi først vidste det, så gik det fint. Det var kun lige efter aftensmaden, vi havde lidt problemer med snakketøjet Om natten fungerede det også rigtig fint, for ingen af os ville sådan rigtig indrømme, at vi var ved at være lidt møre, så vi (læs: jeg) kørte lidt videre på ren stædighed.