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.
This year is the 10 year anniversary of the Dewey’s readathon so there is an all-day-long challenge to recommend a book for every year the readathon took place.
Thankfully Goodreads has an option to sort books by publication date (both of the read edition and of the book in general), otherwise I would not be able to participate in this one. So now I only hope, the dates added on Goodreads are right.
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
Germany, Europe, Earth, Solar System, Milkyway 😉
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
Actually I don’t have a real stack this time. I read almost every book I was obsessively looking forward to earlier this year, so now I just read whatever comes along. Moving through my shelves and take what looks best at the moment.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
I still have cotton candy left, that I saved for a special occasion. Maybe I’ll eat it today.
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
28 years old, sociologist, aspiring writer (first novel finished, in 2nd beta phase). I eat, drink and breathe Star Trek – especially Spirk, I’m sorry. Snape Defender – though I do NOT like everything he did.
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?
This time I won’t even try staying awake the whole time. I know I can’t do it.
So, have fun you all 🙂
Once again it’s time for a readathon. This time it’s Dewey’s again, so ‚only‘ 24 hours and this time I won’t even try reading the full time. Especially since I’ve already been up for 6 hours when it finally starts.
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.
It’s the final hour of Readathon and while I still have 42 pages in my book and really want to finish it during the ‚Thon, I really want to do the survey, too.
1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
Hours 12 to 19. I slept almost 7 hours and spent another maybe half an hour floating in between, which was way more than I planned to.
2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a reader engaged for next year?
If there’s a tv show you love and there are books about that show, either adaptations of the episodes or adventures that did not make it to the show itself, read them! I ended up in a Star Trek novel and it’s the best read of the day.
3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season?
Yes! PLEASE vary the start times. You have readers from all over the world, so moving the start time one hour per readathon so that everybody once has the opportunity to start at their favourite hour would be great.
4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
The Instagram challenge. It was kinda cool, doing it along with all the other challenges.
5. How many books did you read?
Two by now, but 3 in 42 pages and I want to finish it!
6. What were the names of the books you read?
Ich habe eine Axt by Patrick Salmen, Mettwurst ist kein Smoothie by Markus Barth and Planet of Judgment by Joe Haldeman.
7. Which book did you enjoy most?
Planet of Judgment. It’s extremely weird, but funny and sad and creepy all in the right proportions.
8. Which did you enjoy least?
Ich habe eine Axt. It was supposed to be insights of how a misanthropist sees the world, in a funny way. But it was actually only unstructured and boring.
9. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
Sure I will. But I don’t think I’ll ever be anything but a reader. Sorry about that but I don’t think I have the social skills to actually sit there and be a nice person for one or two hours on command. I can do that when I feel like it, but that can’t be scheduled.
Well, then, thanks for reading and we’ll see each other either in Octobre or during the 24in48.