So this year I decided not to go for the 24 hours. I won’t clock my time. Because right now I’m a little ill and I already had to lie down and sleep once after 2 hours of reading – and my concentration is on vacation somewhere other than here, it seems. So I’m rather sure I could not make it to 24 hours of reading time anyway and don’t want to pressure myself with trying. But I still want to read as much as I feel good with this weekend. So here’s my summary of the challenges.
Bitte entschuldigt, dass es in letzter Zeit so still war. Ich lese gerade an einem Roman mit knapp 500 Seiten, der einen teilweise so ärgert, dass man ihn nicht an einem Stück weglesen kann. Hinzu kommt noch das ‚Enthüllungsbuch‘ zu Trump, das wirklich furchtbar zu lesen ist. Mich gibt es noch, ich hab nur seit langem kein Buch mehr beendet. Also ‚lang‘ nach meiner Definition.
Good morning everyone, it’s already 7 am here in Germany, so my readathon actually ended hours ago. But here’s my Closing Survey:
How many books did you read? Pages? (If you didn’t keep track, tell me that too!)
4 books finished, 2 of them were CRs. Among them 2 audio books. It’s been ~ 13 hours of audio books, but I did not really track that.
I didn’t really keep track of my books either, but thankfully I made updates on my summary post. So I read more or less 700 pages.
How many hours did you read?
24, plus the minutes read in the bathroom that I didn’t track.
What do you think worked well in this readathon? What do you think could be done to improve the readathon for next time?
I don’t know a thing that did not work well. I would love to have more Germans signing up, but that’s nothing you could change and I’m always advertising the ‚thon. Apart from that? It’s been fun, I’ve got no complaints.
Will you participate in a future 24in48 readathon?
Thank you all very much and good night, dear American friends. Good morning Europe. On to a new day of reading.
So here it is. The opening survey again. Now it really feels like readathon.
- Where in the world are you reading from this weekend?
Germany, as always. I should move, so I can finally say something else in this question.
- Have you done the 24in48 readathon before?
Yep. It’s my third time at least.
- Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first?
It isn’t, but back then, I kinda googled readathons as there are none in my country and I just wanted to do one. Never found other internationals then this and the Dewey’s. Are there more?
- What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?
I actually trapped myself a bit with a list of books I really want/need to read this summer and swore not to read anything else until I finished off this bloody list. But there are borrowed books on it, that should finally be returned, and a book that’s waiting on the TBR now since 2010.
I guess I’m most excited about ‚The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop‘ by Kate Saunders. Hopefully I’ll get to reading it as I have 3 books I already started and want to finish first.
- Tell us something about yourself.
Well, I just ‚graduaded‘ with my master’s degree in Social Science and now I’m unemployed. I use the time to work on my first novel. 50k words done yesterday, still a few to come.
- Remind us where to find you online this weekend.
Mostly I’ll be on twitter (here) and on this blog. Maybe you’ll find a few posts on Instagram (letemeatbooks) or Litsy (taayasbooks), but I always plan to use both and then I stick to Twitter, so better look for me there.
And now have fun reading
I warned you, that I’d switch to English again, so here it is. The readathon.
I’ll do it like I did last time, and try to post or link everything here, so both you and I can find everything easily. But the written challenges will be posted in posts of their own.
Es ist wieder einmal Zeit für einen Readathon, einen Lesemarathon. Während der Dewey’s immer im April und Oktober stattfindet, findet im Juli nun der zweite 24in48 des Jahres statt. Am 22. und 23. Juli wird mein Blog dann wieder für eine kurze Weile ins Englische wechseln, damit ich die Aufgaben bearbeiten kann, die gerne einmal gestellt werden.