Readathon med Plusbog

I morgen afholder Plusbog readathon fra kl. 12 til kl. 16. Fire timer. Knap så intenst som 24 timer, men så er det lettere at holde koncentrationen. Selv regner jeg med at deltage alle fire timer. Jeg har ikke rigtig så mange snacks parat, men en kande te påtænker jeg dog at få mig. Det gør jeg jo snart sagt hver dag :) Bogen er også parat, jeg skal nemlig læse videre i Som pesten af Hanne-Vibeke Holst, som er noget af en moppedreng. Den er rigtig god og spændende, så jeg håber at nå et godt stykke videre i den.
Jeg regner med at lave et lille opsummeringsindlæg i morgen, bare for lige at fortælle om, hvordan det gik.

Skal I være med, og hvad skal I læse?

Dewey’s Readathon #8 – Efterår 2017

Indlægget opdateres løbende og indeholder sponsorerede bøger, disse er markerede.

Så er det den tid på året igen. Det er readathon weekend, så om små to timer går Dewey’s readathon igang. Hvis du ikke ved, hvad det er for noget, så kan du læse mere her. Kort sagt sidder der læsere over hele verden, og læser i 24 timer. Marathonlæsning er det nye sort ;) Det er tiende år i år, men for mit vedkommende er det ottende gang. Jeg har ikke været med hver gang de sidste otte gange, der har været lidt pauser undervejs.

De sidste to år har jeg ikke opdateret bloggen undervejs, men det vil jeg gerne vende tilbage til denne gang. Det er ikke sikkert, det bliver så meget, men bare lige et hej undervejs. Hvis du har lyst til at besøge mine tidligere readathon indlæg, så scroll ned i bunden af indlægget her, så er der en lille oversigt.

I går aftes fik jeg fundet bøger frem, som jeg tror, jeg vil læse. Jeg har det sidste stykke tid bestilt en masse hjem fra biblioteket, så det håber jeg at få læst en god del af. Og bliv nu ikke skræmt over min stak… Jeg kan slet, slet ikke nå at læse det hele! Det er bare mine valgmuligheder :)

Oppefra og ned er bøgerne Tempus Fugit af Kenneth Bøgh Andersen, som jeg scorede til en god pris for nogle år siden hos Sanne Bogorm. Det er den eneste korte bog, jeg har lagt i stakken, og egentlig mest fordi, jeg tror det er en godt og småuhyggelig bog, og det er jeg lige i humør til.
Næste bog er Førstelivet af Gena Showalter, som er et anmeldereksemplar fra HarperCollins. Den er mest med for at skabe variation.
Så har jeg Too Late af Colleen Hoover med i stakken, fordi jeg trænger til noget af hende, og det er den bog, jeg har mest lyst til at læse lige nu.
My True Love Gave to Me er min julebog, men jeg tror egentlig ikke, jeg får læst i den, måske udover en enkelt eller to noveller over morgenmaden i morgen tidlig, som står på hjemmebagte æbleskiver. Så hører det sig ligesom til ;)
H.P. Lovecraft bogen er med og ser stor og tung ud, men jeg vil egentlig bare gerne have læst Cthulhu historien i den. Jeg ved egentlig ikke engang, om den er særlig lang?
Dagbog til min hjerne faldt jeg over på Brønderslev bibliotek (hvor jeg forresten er i virksomhedspraktik lige nu!) og så kom jeg til at stå og læse lidt i den, så den er røget med hjem. Den virker ret sjov og så har den en rigtig frisk lyserød forside ;)
The Collected Stories af Amy Hempel så jeg anbefalet til fans af Gray’s Anatomy, så den var jeg nødt til at låne, selvom jeg ikke kender noget til forfatteren.
The Upside of Unrequited er Becky Albertallis nye bog, hende der også skrev Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda.
Så er vi nået til Kronen, femte og sidste del i The Selection serien. Jeg tror umiddelbart, at det bliver første bog, jeg kaster mig over.
Til sidst er der de to første bøger i Abbi Glines’ serie om Rosemary Beach; Alt for mange hemmeligheder og Alt for tæt på. Dem vil jeg rigtig gerne også nå, fordi jeg står skrevet op til bog nr. tre, og så tænker jeg, det er meget smart lige at have læst de første to inden den kommer ;)

15.17: Hold da op som tiden flyver. Jeg har læst i 1t5m21s og nået de første otte kapitler – svarende til 100 sider – af Kronen, bind fem i The Selection serien. Jeg har også nået at drikke en hel liter te af den gode fra Perch’s (grøn te med ingefær og citron). Ja, så har jeg snacket i lidt tørrede figner. Mums! Jeg har også tændt stearinlys og jeg lytter lige nu til Harry Potter soundtracket. Tidligere hørte jeg noget Chopin i øvrigt. Hvordan går det hos jer andre, har I fået læst noget?

Siden sidst:
Lige nu læser jeg: Kronen – The Selection #5
Sider læst: 100
Tid læst: 1t5m21s
Snacks: En liter te og nogle tørrede figner
Sider i alt: 100

18.50: Jeg har læst yderligere 1t30m17s og har i den tid læst 148 sider. Jeg har også lavet mere te, denne gang Hvid tempel te, også fra Perch’s. Jeg har snacket i lidt flere figner, en håndfuld saltstænger og så har jeg også spist aftensmad. Det blev til en af de der færdige bakker, der bare skal i ovnen; kylling, kartofler og porrer. Jeg har også lige været på rundtur blandt et par blogs, så nu er jeg ved at være klar til at læse igen. Der er hældt lidt hvidvin op, og jeg skal have færdiglæst min bog.

Siden sidst:
Lige nu læser jeg: Kronen – The Selection #5
Sider læst: 148
Tid læst: 1t5m17s
Snacks: Lidt te, et glas hindbær/ingefærsaft blandet i danskvand, figner, saltstænger, aftensmad
Sider i alt: 248

20.20: Jeg har fået læst min første bog færdig og sidder og tænker lidt over, hvad jeg nu skal gå igang med. Jeg har lyst til at læse Colleen Hoovers bog, men jeg tror ikke, det er en særlig god idé. Den vil garanteret smadre mig fuldstændig. I stedet har jeg fundet to andre fra stakken frem:

Jeg hælder nok mest til Dagbog til min hjerne, fordi den dels er kortest og fordi den nok er lidt mere forskellig fra min første bog, end Abbi Glines bogen vil være.
Jeg har også (endelig!) fået fundet slikskålen frem…

Siden sidst:
Lige nu læser jeg: —
Sider læst: 112
Tid læst: 56m5s
Snacks: Lidt hvidvin
Sider i alt/tid i alt: 360 s./ 3t 31 m 43 s.

21.15: Øv, Dagbog til min hjerne er ikke særlig god. Den er sjov nok, men hold nu op, hvor spiller den bare på helt vildt mange klicheer. Jeg kan næsten ikke holde det ud. Jeg tror dog, jeg læser lidt videre i den alligevel.

Siden sidst:
Lige nu læser jeg: Dagbog til min hjerne
Sider læst: 59
Tid læst: 26m43s
Snacks: Slik, hvidvin
Sider i alt/tid i alt: 419 s./ 3t 59 m 26 s.

22.55: Endelig blev jeg færdig med Dagbog til min hjerne. Selvom den har taget mig under to timer i alt, så har den føltes meget længere end det. Den havde bare ikke styr på fakta, følte jeg, og alt blev gjort til en kliché. Det irriterede mig grænseløst. Desværre, for den var faktisk godt skrevet og også ret sjov.
Jeg sidder på sofaen og putter i nattøj og med dyne, og inden jeg går i seng, tror jeg, at jeg vil begynde på Alt for mange hemmeligheder.

Siden sidst:
Lige nu læser jeg: —
Sider læst: 144
Tid læst: 1t10m39s
Snacks: Te
Sider i alt/tid i alt: 563 s./ 5t 10m 5s.

06.10: Godmorgen! Så er jeg oppe igen. Vi bor overfor et værtshus, og i nat var en af de trælse, med fællessang fra halv to til tre, hvis ikke mere. Øv, det var irriterende! Nå, men jeg fik læst lidt inden jeg lagde mig til at sove i aftes, og nu er jeg i fuld gang med pandekagerne :D Der står også en kande te og trækker, denne gang er det mint/karamel fra Fru Rønne.

Siden sidst:
Lige nu læser jeg: Alt for mange hemmeligheder
Sider læst: 30
Tid læst: 21m20s
Snacks: —
Sider i alt/tid i alt: 593 s./ 5t 31m 25s.

07.22: Så er jeg færdig i køkkenet og sidder og nyder min morgenmad, som jo selvfølgelig er æbleskiverne. Jeg er virkelig klar til at læse nu :D

10.51: Sidste side i Alt for mange hemmeligheder er vendt, og nu vil jeg gå igang med bog to i serien, Alt for tæt på. Jeg var ikke voldsomt imponeret over første bog, den mindede mig lidt for meget om Papirprinsessen, men jeg er for træt til at tænke over, hvad jeg ellers skal læse, så jeg fortsætter bare med næste bog… Jeg håber virkelig, virkelig, virkelig at få læst 205 sider, så jeg lige rammer de 1000, men jeg er ved at være godt træt, så nu må vi se. :) Jeg skal vist også snart have tanket snackdepoterne lidt op igen…

Siden sidst:
Lige nu læser jeg: —
Sider læst: 202
Tid læst: 2t8m3s
Snacks: En liter te, rugbrød, æbleskiver, et par stykker slik
Sider i alt/tid i alt: 795 s./ 7t 39m 28s.

14.01: Jeg stoppede med at læse for få minutter siden og jeg nåede mit mål. Yay! Men det holdt godt nok hårdt. Det afspejler sig også i mit læsetempo, at jeg har været noget mere træt nu her hen imod slutningen af eventet. Overordnet er jeg dog alligevel temmelig godt tilfreds med min egen indsats. Jeg har i hvert fald læst ret stærkt, hvis jeg skal sige det selv.
Denne gang har jeg også fokuseret meget mindre på challenges, faktisk har jeg kun deltaget i en enkelt. Jeg havde bare lyst til at læse denne gang :)
Nu tror jeg, at jeg lige vil få læst bogen helt færdig og så tage mig en kort lur.

Siden sidst:
Lige nu læser jeg: Alt for tæt på
Sider læst: 217
Tid læst: 2t27m10s
Snacks: Hvidvin (vildt smart med alkoholfri vin; Ingen tømmermænd og ingen rynkede bryn når man drikker det lidt tidligt på dagen :P ), slik, franske kartofler og agurk med dip. Og et glas hindbær/ingefærsaft med danskvand.
Sider i alt/tid i alt: 1012 s./ 10t 6m 38.

READATHON OVERSIGT
2017
 Forår + opsummering
2016 – Efterår
            Forår
2015 Forår
2014Efterår
            Forår
            Dansk readathon startpost + opdatering + slutindlæg + do’s and dont’s
2013
– Efterår + tbr

Opsummering af Dewey’s Readathon, forår 2017

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.

Mit readathon fort.

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…

Jeg håber, I havde et dejligt readathon!

Dewey’s readathon #7 – Forår 2017

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.

Jeg håber I alle får en forrygende oplevelse :)

Dewey’s Readathon #6 – Efterår 2016

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 ;)

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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 :)

Dewey’s Readathon #5 – Spring 2016

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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:

  1. Which hour was most daunting for you? I got my sleep, so none…
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
  4. 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!
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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!
  8. 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.
  9. 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 :P 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! :D
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 TwitterInstagram (I’ll be hosting a mini challenge at Hour 3 btw) and Snapchat (boghundendk).

Readathon stakken

 

International reader? No problem! There’s a translation widget in the right sidebar :)
deweyJeg 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!

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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.

Hvor langt er I med jeres bunker til på lørdag? 
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Dewey’s Readathon: Mini-challenge – Treasure Hunt

THIS CHALLENGE IS OVER. The winner is Kyley H. I

Welcome to my mini-challenge for Dewey’s Readathon.

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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: DSC_0029
2. Snow: DSC_0028
3. A weapon:

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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 email so 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.

Happy hunting and happy reading! :)

Dewey’s Readathon #4 – Spring 2015

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:

  1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
  5. How many books did you read?
  6. What were the names of the books you read?
  7. Which book did you enjoy most?
  8. Which did you enjoy least?
  9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
  10. 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

Mid-event meme:

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 recommends by 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 recommends by 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 recommends by 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.

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398.2 is the Dewey Decimal Classification number for fairytales.

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:
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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!

I’ll also be updating on Twitter, Instagram and Goodreads.

Happy reading!

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!