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.

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:
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 😀 
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! 😀

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

Mid-Event Survey:
1. What are you reading right now?
Mini Shopaholic
2. How many books have you read so far?
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! 😀 
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
Not really. I’ve had a lot of fun! 😀 
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 😀 

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?
  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!

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! 😀
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 🙂

Readathon do’s and don’ts

Der er intet facit på, hvad man bør læse eller lave uder et readathon, så det her er udelukkende, hvad jeg selv har erfaret.

– 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

– 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  for 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.

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Readathon slutpost

Så er readathonet slut. Det har været super sjovt, og dejligt at der var andre, der havde lyst til at lege med 🙂 Der er også et slutskema, som i er velkomne til at tage til egen blog eller besvare i kommentarerne, hvis i skulle have lyst til det.

1. Hvor meget – og hvad – har du fået læst?
2. Hvad var det bedste du læste?
3. Og hvad var mindre godt?
4. Hvornår havde du mest svært ved at holde dig vågen og koncentreret om bøgerne?


1. Jeg har læst 1101 sider. Jeg startede med Warm Bodies, så læste jeg Susannes dagbog til Nicholas, imellem alle bøgerne kiggede jeg i Weird Things Customers Say in a Bookshop og til sidst læste jeg også Opfindelsen af Hugo Cabret. Jeg nåede også lige af få begyndt på The Tales of Beedle the Bard.

2. Warm Bodies. Den overraskede mig bare så meget. Jeg var meget begejstret for den.

3. Set i forhold til de karakterer jeg har givet på goodreads, har det været Susannes dagbog til Nicholas, men den fik alligevel fire stjerner, så den var jo slet ikke dårlig, men de andre har jeg givet fem, så…ja.

4. Åh sådan ca. fra 23.30, vil jeg tro. Dog blev det værre og værre, med enkelte lyspunkter undervejs, hvor det bare gik rigtig godt. Desværre måtte jeg se mig slået noget før slutfløjtet gik, men det handler jo om at have det sjovt, og det har jeg i hvert fald haft. Der er heller ikke rigtig så meget ved at sidde oppe og læse, hvis man alligevel ikke helt ved, hvad det egentlig er, man sidder og læser.

Readathon update post

I denne post vil jeg løbende opdatere omkring mit readathon.

03.39: Åh ha, hvor er jeg træt! Jeg har ikke lavet andet, end at sidde og gabe kæben af led det sidste stykke tid. Jeg læser heller ikke så hurtigt længere, og det er lidt som om, jeg ikke rigtig kan huske, hvad jeg har læst længere. Jeg er færdig med Weird Things…. og er igang med The Tales of Beedle the Bard. I alt har jeg nu læst 1101 sider. Jeg er nok ved at være der, hvor jeg må kaste håndklædet i ringen. Men sjovt har det i hvert fald været! 🙂

02.12: Så er jeg færdig med Opfindelsen af Hugo Cabret og er nu oppe på 991 sider. Jeg er ikke sikker på, hvad jeg skal læse nu. Jeg tror jeg snupper lidt sjovt fra Weird Things Customers Say In Bookshops. Jeg er lidt træt, til gengæld har jeg fået spist lidt natmad nu.

00.19: Så er jeg oppe på 710 sider. Jeg læser stadig Hugo, så det tæller ikke sådan helt alligevel. Øjnene begynder at blive lidt småtrætte og jeg har lige stået lidt op og læst. Det er alt, alt, alt for tidligt at gå død allerede! 🙂

23.33: Jeg flyver igennem Opfindelsen af Hugo Cabret og er på side 154, meeen det meste er jo også illustrationer. Dejlig let og hyggelig bog! 🙂 I alt er jeg på 586 sider nu.

22.25: Jeg er færdig med Susannes dagbog til Nicholas og har også læst lidt i Weird Things Customers Say In A Bookshop. I alt sniger jeg mig nu op på 432 sider. Og så må jeg hellere være lidt bedre til at få opdateret! Hænger I stadig på derude? 🙂

19.44: Så har jeg fået spist og skal videre i min bog. Jeg har læst 325 sider.

16.50: Jeg er færdig med Warm Bodies og har nu læst 239 sider. Jeg har også lige været ude og gå en lille tur for at få lidt luft. Nu vil jeg gå i gang med Susannes dagbog til Nicholas.

14.00: Jeg læser langsomt, men nyder min bog. Jeg læser stadig Warm Bodies, nu på side 124. Og så får jeg kaffe og fastelavnsbolle.

11.46: Så er jeg endelig kommet hjem og klar til at involvere mig 100%. Jeg startede nemlig med at tage på fødevaremarked og købe mig noget god ost! Og så skulle jeg også lige forbi posthuset med et par pakker. Jeg har dog læst i bussen og er nu på 36 sider
Du kan også følge med på twitter under hashtagget #readathondk

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-Hvis du selv har en opdateringpost der skal på listen, så giv lige lyd 🙂

Readathon startpost

Så blev klokken 10 og det er tid til det danske readathon. For at komme godt igang, har jeg sammen med Simone lavet et lille startskema, som i er velkomne til at snuppe til eget indlæg eller besvare i kommentarerne.

1. Har du planlagt, hvad du skal læse? –Hvis ja, hvor meget og hvad?
2. Hvad ser du mest frem til at læse?
3. Hvad skal du snacke med?
4. Hvad glæder du dig mest til under dette readathon? Og hvad bliver mindre sjovt?

1. Jeg har udvalgt en del. Man skal jo ikke gå ned på bøger.

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Jeg starter med Warm Bodies – 239 sider. Herefter i vilkårlig rækkefølge:
Løven, heksen og garderobeskabet – 172 sider.
Dette burde skrives i nutid – 160 sider.
Susannes dagbog til Nicholas – 159 sider.
Quidditch through the ages – 105 sider.
The Tales of Beedle the Bard – 105 sider.
Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops – 119 sider.
More Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops – 121 sider.

I alt 1180 sider. Jeg tror overhovedet ikke, jeg kan nå alle de sider, men nu får vi se.

2. Jeg er nok mest spændt på Warm Bodies. Og så ser jeg selvfølgelig frem til de to “Customers in Bookshops”-bøger, men dem finder jeg først frem, når jeg begynder at blive lidt træt.

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3. Jeg bagte parmesankiks i går, som jeg regner med at skulle gå om bord i om lidt. Ellers bliver det noget med lidt frugt, masser af te (selvfølgelig!) og måske popcorn i aften. Og så har jeg forberedt lidt sandwich til jeg bliver sulten engang i nat.

4. Jeg glæder mig rigtig meget til jeg er igennem første bog, for så er jeg ligesom igang. Og så glæder jeg mig bestemt også til Simone kommer og spiser i aften, hvor vi også sidder lidt sammen og læser – er spændt på at se, om vi rent faktisk kan finde ud af at læse og ikke bare knævrer løs. Det jeg glæder mig mindst til, er nok timerne fra 2-5 i nat, vil jeg tro. Jeg forestiller mig, at det for alvor er der, trætheden sætter ind.

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God fornøjelse og held og lykke til alle! 🙂

Dansk readathon!

Jeg har talt med Simone om, at det kunne være så hyggeligt med et readathon igen snart, for der er alt for længe til det “rigtige,” der først løber af stablen d. 26/4.

Nu er snak blevet til handling og lørdag d. 1. marts kl. 10 sætter vi sejl og begynder. Det varer indtil søndag kl. 10. Vi synes, det kunne være hyggeligt, hvis I har lyst til at være med! Hvis I nu har lyst, så smid da lige en kommentar her eller ved Simones indlæg, så vi kan snakke lidt sammen om, hvordan vi klarer os og måske hjælpe med at holde hinanden vågne. På twitter vil vi benytte #readathondk som vores hashtag. Jeg må indrømme, at jeg faktisk ikke er sikker på, om jeg kan holde alle 24 timer, men jeg vil gøre mit bedste! Og så må jeg nok hellere forberede mig bare lidt mere end sidst, hvor det jo gik helt i kage…

Dewey’s Readathon #1 – update post

Så er vi snart igang og jeg deltager i den første intro-challenge, som jeg besvarer på engelsk. 🙂

Introduction challenge

1. I’m from Denmark which means it’s now 2 pm.
2. I’m looking forward to Stardust the most, I’ve heard such great things about it.
3. I can’t wait to get myself some licorice almonds, they’re so good!
4. It’s my first readathon and I’ll be lying in front of the fireplace with my dog for most of the day. I plan to go for a walk when I start feeling tired.

Jeg opdaterer løbende den her post, så stay tuned! 🙂

Kl. 17: Jeg har fået læst alt for lidt, bare sølle 35 sider, men nu giver jeg gas!

Kl. 20.59: At være social og læse fungerer ikke ret godt. Jeg er på side 98 og holder pause. Og bagefter skifter jeg nok bog. Jeg er simpelthen også bare så søvnig!

Kl. 23.12: Jeg har spillet med familien lidt tid og er nu på vej i seng. Det har ikke fungeret med readathon for mig i dag, så nu må vi se i morgen. Jeg har det hyggeligt og det er jo det vigtigste.

Kl. 08.47: Jeg har været oppe et par timer og nydt morgenmad med familien og er igang med bogen igen. Den er endnu bedre i dag end i går, jeg kommer hele tiden med små udbrud; “hør, hør, er dét her ikke bare sødt?”

Kl. 11.42: Jeg er færdig med Stardust, 194 sider.

Kl. 14.07: Jeg nåede 194 sider plus seks kapitler i Share Me af Olivia Cunning. Og så har jeg vundet en præmie! Wee! Selve læsningen gik ikke særlig godt, for nu at sige det pænt, men jeg har hygget mig, især på twitter. Det har simpelthen været så sjovt! Og det er jo det, der virkelig tæller.

Hvordan har i klaret jer? 🙂

Her til sidst vil jeg selvfølgelig besvare den afsluttende challenge og det vil også foregå på engelsk.

1. The most daunting hour for me was hour 7-18. I could not concentrate at all, so I decided to play some card games with my family and go to bed.
2. A book that would keep me engaged would be something like The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman or, for an easier read, Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella.
3. To improve the readathon next year, I think a goodreads group would be amazing.
4. The hashtag on twitter worked really well, I already found some new exciting people to follow. Yay!
5. I only managed to read 1,25 book, but it’s okay, ’cause I had fun.
6. The book I finished was Stardust by Neil Gaiman and the book I only just started was Share Me by Olivia Cunning.
7. The best book was Stardust
8. …obviously that means that Share Me was the worst of the books I read.
9. I wasn’t a cheerleader.
10. I’ll most definitely participate as a reader next year.


Så er det lige straks Dewey’s readathon bliver skudt igang. Om bare lidt under to timer! Jeg har planlagt tre bøger til en start og når jeg dem vil jeg være stolt.


De tre bøger er Stardust af Neil Gaiman, Revolution af Jakob Ejersbo og Den røde drage af Thomas Harrison. Jeg er ikke bundet af mit valg, så får jeg lyst til noget andet, så er det sådan det er.

Jeg vil løbende komme med opdateringer om, hvordan det går og ser også frem til at kigge med hos alle jer andre der deltager.

God læselyst! 🙂