Saturday, October 12, 2013

24-hour Readathon: Starting Post


Reading 24 hours in a row with no stop sounds insane, and it probably is, and even if I wanted to, I can't attempt it today because life gets in the way, but I try my best to read as much as possible from 3 pm today 'til 3 pm tomorrow.
 
As usual there are some questions for the participants, so that we can get to know each other better and socialise and all that jazz. Here goes:
 
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? I am reading from Helsinki, Finland, Europe.
 
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?



Seriously, I don't have clear preference... Maybe Harry Potter, because I'm sure it'll be a fairly quick read? I'd also really like to finish Shades of Grey (about 1/3 through), but it's the kind of book that requires a lot of attention to catch all the awesome details so I don't know. I'm sure all these lovely books have their benefits.
 
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? Oh dear, I haven't really given thought to snacking at all. I'm not a big snacker in general, but maybe I'll seek for something for tomorrow morning/lunchtime, because snacks kinda go in spirit with the readathon, as I have understood.
 
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! *fiddles with fingers* I'm a bookworm and a nerd in general, I have unexplainable obsession to wombats and alpacas. Me and my fiancĂ© have two cats, who are the coolest little buggers in the world. I work in translating/media. My favourite authors are Ray Bradbury, Haruki Murakami, Robin Hobb, Jasper Fforde.

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? It's my first readathon and I am looking forward to general reading craziness that's gonna take over Twitter and book blogging world. Oh and also I am looking forward to reading some awesome books.


16 comments:

  1. Ahh, reading craziness. I love that when these big bookish things happen :)

    Your readathon pile is awesome. HP is perrrrrfect readathon material, Northanger Abbey is really fun, and I hear good things about Gillian Flynn's novels. Have fun today!!!

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    1. Oww, I wish we had come home earlier, but it was a fun evening so I shouldn't complain. I just feel a bit envious missing out a good chunk of readathon in the beginning. But now it's reading time! (And checking out the internet time.)

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  2. Sharp Objects is on my list, too! Good luck today, and may the reading odds be ever in your favour! *TEAM PANDA*

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  3. Your first readathon! I'm so excited for you. ENJOY!!

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    1. Thanks, it was great and I'll be participating the next one if everything goes well.

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  4. So excited for you and your first Readathon! I'll be around to cheer you on!

    #TeamPanda

    Kate@MidnightBookGirl

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  5. I actually just read the last 250ish pages of Harry Potter #4 and it was a nice read to start off with because I know the story so well it was easy to read.

    Have fun and happy reading!

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    1. Thank you. I can't wait to start reading Harry Potter #3 :)

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  6. Congratulations on your first readathon: wicked! Hope you're having a good time and that you continue to find some good reading in the rest of your evening. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy1

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    1. Thank you very much, I did :)

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  7. So this is your first readathon. You must be up to your eyeballs in pages. Hope it's going well. Keep reading!

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    1. It was my first 24-hour readathon, yes. I only wish I had had more time to read and socialise.

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  8. HP is such a good choice for a readathon. HP and Fforde. Did you make it to Shades of Grey??

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    1. I didn't read Shades of Grey much during readathon, but I've been reading bits and pieces of it before and after that. I really do like this book, but I discovered it requires so much attention (is it just me though? There are so many details to pay attention to! :) that I put it semi-aside when my cat went to surgery and I didn't have energy to focus on more demanding books.

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