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!

69 meninger om “Dewey’s Readathon #4 – Spring 2015

  1. Den lille Bogblog Besvar

    Sejt at du også har kastet dig ud i både challenges og cheering. Go for it!

    Rigtig god fornøjelse – håber du får mange gode læsetimer 🙂

      • Malene H Besvar

        Åh, jeg skal også igang med en runde cheering nu her!
        Hvor er det hele overraskende hyggeligt, både at cheere, deltage i mini-challenges og så også at læse. Sidste års readathon virker helt trist i forhold til dette – der sker jo så meeget lige nu! 😀

        Forresten en virkelig smuk halskæde! <3

        • Irene ForfatterBesvar

          Haha, synes du? Jeg synes nu sidste år var ganske ok – lige udover at det var i oktober… Forår er bare mere mig! 😉 God fornøjelse med cheeringen.
          Orv, tak skal du have! 🙂

          • Malene H

            Haha, sidste år er også okay – i år har jeg bare, personligt, mere styr på det hele og er bedre til at få det hele til at hænge sammen. 😀
            Jeg er dog helt enig – forår fungerer bedre, men det er måske grundet lyset og vejret generelt?
            Tak skal du have!

  2. Louise H. Besvar

    Du virker til at have mega meget overskud, nu når du også afholder en mini-challenge! Jeg er spændt på at høre hvad du synes om playlist for the dead. Jeg stod faktisk og overvejede om jeg skulle vælge den nede i Arnold Busck, da jeg var nede og bytte bøger… Men så fandt jeg Mumitrolden i stedet :p

    • Irene ForfatterBesvar

      Hvor er jeg glad for du ikke tog den! Der var nemlig kun en 😛 Så havde jeg nok skældt lidt ud 😉
      Jeg er også spændt på at se, hvordan det kommer til at gå 🙂

      • Michelle Besvar

        Jeg tror jeg skal have indført noget lign.
        Jeg gik mig en tur på jagt efter noget mad til aften i stedet, for det jeg havde købt ind til havde jeg ikke lyst til alligevel. 😉
        Men så fik jeg også lidt frisk luft med.

        • Irene ForfatterBesvar

          Åh, det er bare så typisk altså! Hvad endte du så med i stedet? Frisk luft er helt klart også en bonus 🙂

          • Michelle

            Jeg endte med at købe en gang ribs fra Jensens Bøfhus – det var great og jeg blev så mæt!

            Sov godt og så ses vi om nogle timer – jeg er også lige vendt tilbage efter en god lang lur. 😉

          • Michelle

            Så absolut ikke.

            Men øv at du har det skidt og ikke føler dig frisk til at læse med de sidste par timer; slutspurten.
            Jeg satser nu heller ikke på at blive færdig med min sidste bog, mest af alt fordi jeg lige nu klikker lidt rundt på alle blogsne ;P

          • Irene Forfatter

            Ja, det er rigtig øv, men er der jo ikke så meget at gøre ved.. 🙂
            Der skal jo være plads til det hele. 🙂 Jeg ville ind og kigge på kommende udgivelser på saxo, men siden er nede… Det er måske også heldigt nok 😉

  3. Rikke Besvar

    Åh, jeg glæder mig sådan til at følge dit læsedøgn!

    Sejt du starter med ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’. Den har jeg hørt SÅ meget godt om!

  4. amckiereads Besvar

    OH MAN! Good Omens is my favorite – I giggled in my sleep after reading it, according to my roommate at the time. She said she could hear me from the hall 🙂 I hope that you enjoy!!

    Happy readathon!

    • Irene ForfatterBesvar

      Ahaha really? That’s hilarious! I listened to the podcast a few months ago and absolutely loved it, so I thought I’d try the book as well 🙂
      You too 🙂

  5. Kay Besvar

    Hey there! I’m cheering for Team Mr. Popper as well and am here to give you a greeting and a cheer! I live in Texas and think your pork burgers sounds really good. Although it’s just after breakfast here. Have a great day!!

  6. Camilla Besvar

    Ej, hvor fint at du også laver mini-challenge, Irene! Og super god idé – jeg må hellere ind og se på hylderne hvad jeg kan finde 🙂

    Hvilke bøger har du fået læst? Har du fået læst/gået i gang med Good Omens? Den er bare fantastisk, og med både Pratchett og Gaiman kan det jo ikke gå andet end godt 🙂

    P.S. Og så er jeg vildt misundeligt på din pulled pork – lavede det selv sidste gang, og tror jeg prøver igen næste omgang selvom manden laver lækker mad i dag 😉

    • Irene ForfatterBesvar

      Held og lykke 🙂
      Nej, den er den næste bog – når jeg altså har læst de resterende 350 af min nuværende 😉 Podcasten var i hvert fald virkelig god!
      Her stod kæresten også for maden, det er ren luksus. Pulled pork er altid godt! 🙂

  7. Iben Besvar

    Selv om jeg er vild med den bog jeg er i gang med, bliver jeg hele tiden distraheret af medierne. Det er noget af en tidssluger når man lige vil se hvordan det går med alle jer andre 😀 Rigtig god læselyst og cheerleading!

    • Irene ForfatterBesvar

      Det er det godt nok! Jeg har også lige brugt en masse tid på cheering, så nu er det tilbage til bogen, som er ret sjov! 😀

  8. Rikke Besvar

    Så sejt at du læser ‘Good Omens’! 😀 Den bog er så fin. Og så sjov. Og så perfekt til en dag som denne!

    • Irene ForfatterBesvar

      Den er allerede ret skæg – eller også er jeg bare lidt for træt. Begge dele er meget muligt 😛 Har du hørt podcasten? Ellers burde du! 🙂

  9. amckiereads Besvar

    I’m glad to hear no books or electronics were harmed in the tea spillage incident! Are you loving Good Omens? I so hope that you are 🙂 Happy readathoning!!

  10. Mayor Sonni Besvar

    I haven’t read Playlist for the Dead. I will have to check it out. It is really quiet now. I can hear my cat snoring. We are in the homestretch. Don’t forget to move around a bit. Best of luck in achieving your read-a-thon goals. Happy reading! #TeamMrPopper

    • Irene ForfatterBesvar

      I just got up after my nap, yay! Thank you 🙂 I hope you’re doing good as well 🙂

  11. Lindsey Besvar

    It looks like you had a great Readathon! I’ve heard good things about Good Omens and I hope you loved it!!

    • Irene ForfatterBesvar

      I did! I ended up reading just a little over 30 pages before i quit, and I haven’t picked it up since. I’m sure I’ll enjoy it though!

  12. Sidsel Besvar

    Selvom du skriver du ikke har fået læst så meget, synes jeg 790 sider er overordentligt godt gået 🙂 glæder mig til at være med næste gang 🙂

    • Irene ForfatterBesvar

      Sideantallet er fint 🙂 Det er mere det, at jeg ikke brugte så mange timer på at læse 🙂

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