Dewey’s Readathon #2, spring 2014!

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! :D
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! :D

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! :D 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! :D 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:

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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!

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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! :D
7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? A Goodreads group! :D I’ve mentioned this before… :P
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… :D I’ll continue reading for a while, since I’m no longer tired. How are you all doing? :D

Hour 10 Mini Challenge – Shelfie:
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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? :P 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? :D

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! :D
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.

 

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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 :-)

31 thoughts on “Dewey’s Readathon #2, spring 2014!

  1. Den lille Bogblog Reply

    Sejt med egen kok! Min bedre halvdel spiller computer hos en af vennerne, så her må jeg selv finde på noget… :-)
    (på den anden side set, så har jeg huset for mig selv, og det er ikke så ringe endda).

    Fortsat god læsning :-)

    • Irene Post authorReply

      Nej, det har jo også sine fordele. Jeg kan nu meget godt lide at have en, der lige spørger til hvordan det går og prikker til mig, når jeg er ved at gå død :D I lige måde :)

  2. Eeyorenyk Reply

    Nå, nu er det vist tid til lige at kigge forbi et par danske læsere. ;) Mit hoved er jo totalt slået over på US-indstillinger. :P

    Skønt at du stadig hænger i og får læst en masse. Er kæresten sød ved og får lavet and? Synes jeg husker noget om en lækkerbisken til aftensmad i dag … ;)

    • Irene Post authorReply

      Åh ja, har lige spist. Åh, hvor jeg elsker and. Måske mest fordi, man får så dejlig en sovs! ;) Er så mæt nu! :D

      • Eeyorenyk Reply

        Ååååh ja, sovs fra en andesteg er simpelthen noget af det bedste! Sammen med flæskestegssovs dog. Uh, guffeguf! <3

        Fedt at du stadig hænger i, og klarer dig igennem siderne, også her på de lidt senere timer i Danmark. ;)

  3. Simone Hagemann Reply

    Det lader til, din læsning går godt, også selvom du holder nogle pauser – det er jo også hyggeligt at følge med hos alle de andre! Og det er jo netop en af de ting, der gør readathonet så specielt. Det lyder desuden godt, at du er positivt overrasket over “Sorte Sø” :)

    • Irene Post authorReply

      Jeg er rigtig overrasket! :D
      Jeg synes det er noget af det bedste, at vide det er så socialt et event. Jeg kan slet ikke la’ vær’! :D

  4. Nikoline Reply

    Stærkt at du har holdt dig vågen! Jeg håber, at lidt søvn kan fører til endnu flere læste sider i de kommende timer.

  5. Karin Reply

    Hold op hvor virker det bare til at du tager read-a-thon med storm denne gang. :0)
    PS hvorfor har jeg altid en sur smily når jeg kommenterer hos dig?

  6. Eeyorenyk Reply

    Eighty Days, oh my … Don’t get me started!
    Forstår godt at det var din dårligste oplevelse. Der skal meget til at slå den. Haha. :P

    • Irene Post authorReply

      Det skal der godt nok! Det er ok, at den type forsøger at rykke med grænser, men det her var jo bare…altså HVORFOR?! Kender hende SUmmer ikke ordet nej eller hvad?!

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