Dewey’s Readathon #3

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!

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My stack of books – 1344 books!
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My pile of backup books, in case I change my mind!
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I’ll wear these cute socks today. I just love raccoons!

Opening Meme:

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

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The energy bites (upper left) are way more delicious than they look!:D

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! :D It seems like everyone is having fun, which is great! :D 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! :D

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

Mid-Event Survey:
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!

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Æbleskiver. A Danish christmas tradition. Makes for a great breakfast!;)

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:

  1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
    Hour 23!
  2. 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! 
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
    No
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
    The social aspects 
  5. How many books did you read?
    2 3/4! Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, Karate Chops and 3/4 of Mini Shopaholic 
  6. What were the names of the books you read?
    See above
  7. Which book did you enjoy most?
    Mini Shopaholic
  8. Which did you enjoy least?
    Mr. Penumbra
  9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
    No, not at all, it worked perfectly fine! 
  10. 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! 

See you in April 2015!

62 thoughts on “Dewey’s Readathon #3

  1. Rikke Reply

    Åh, så fine bøger – og jeg elsker dine sokker! :D Alt for sødt! Hr. Penumbra er fantastisk, og det er ‘Samme dag næste år’ virkelig også!

    jeg håber, du får en skøn læsedag :D

      • Louise H. Reply

        Haha det forstår jeg godt! Men det ser ud til at du endte med en god bunke bøger alligevel :) Tror virkelig bare at Samme Dag Næste År er god! Har også lige købt den i Læsehesten og glæder mig til at få tid til at læse den :)

        • Irene Post authorReply

          Jeg er godt tilfreds so far i hvert fald :) Åh også jeg, har haft lyst til at læse den længe, men der kommer hele tiden noget andet foran… :P

          • Louise H.

            Hehe jeg kender godt det med at der liiiige sniger sig en anden bog ind i stedet for :p
            Spiste du også æbleskiver?! Nu får jeg endnu mere lyst til det, og vi er stadig kun i oktober! :p

          • Irene Post author

            Ja da :D Det fik jeg lyst til efter at have set det alle vegne – eller to! :D

  2. Nena Skov Reply

    Panik før tæppet går op – behøver ikke have indflydelse på forestillingen! Håber din nye stak giver bedre mavefornemmelse! :-)

    Vil så gerne læse Penumbra – glæder mig til at høre hvad du synes!

  3. Michelle Reply

    Det var hurtigt tænkt af dig at opfinde en helt ny stak af bøger at læse.
    På den anden side, sidste gang havde jeg ikke 100% valgt en stak, men læste mest af alt bare hvad jeg havde lyst til og det fungerede fint nok for mig.
    Denne gang har jeg så udvalgt en god stak, troede jeg, men første bog er lidt tungere end forventet.

  4. Zsi Reply

    How are you holding up? I hope that you’re having fun during this readathon! Don’t forget to eat, drink and move around regularly so you don’t get too tired too soon! Good luck!

    • Irene Post authorReply

      I’m definitely having fun, thank you! :D Hoping it stops raining soon so I can go out for a walk :)

  5. Shauna Reply

    I LOVE those socks! Hope you’re staying warm and comfy while you read – you can do this :D

  6. Kristen Reply

    Love those socks! Wow there are a lot of Danish book bloggers! I’m partly Danish and would love to visit Denmark someday! Keep on reading in those cute socks (so cute!).

    • Irene Post authorReply

      Yeah there’s a whole bunch of us! :D
      You are? Interesting! :) I’ll keep them on throughout the readathon;)

  7. Darklittle Reply

    Good morning to a person in the same time zone as I am ;)

    You’re doing great and I think everyone deserves a little bit of sleep, right? Mr. Penumbra has been on my TBR for a while now. How did you find it?

  8. Malene H Reply

    Åh, hvor jeg elsker, at du har lavet en oversigt over dine snacks!
    Jeg vil dog ikke selv vide hvor meget mad jeg har fortæret i løbet af de seneste 24 timer ;)

  9. Gitte Reply

    Du er så sej – skide godt gået!!
    Jeg fik også sat mit mål alt for højt denne gang, desværre, men sådan går det jo :D

  10. Bente Reply

    Wow, seriøst organisering af snack indtag :-) Det var skønt at deltage og følge med rundt omkring i blogverdenen, IG mv.

  11. Stefani Reply

    I’m impressed :D How did you manage to read so much, do mini challenges and do hourly updates? I wish I had time to do all that.

    I just read Mr. Penumbra last week and really enjoyed it. I’m curious as to why it was the book you least enjoyed.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Until April, Happy reading! :D

    • Irene Post authorReply

      It was a 3 star read, so it wasn’t that I didn’t like it, I just happened to read two better books haha :D

      You too! :D

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