Happy new year, bookish people (and everyone else, although I doubt the latter will end up in my blog)!
My first post of 2014 will be the goals and the books to choose from for the Bout of Books 9.0 readathon. Of course I will not attempt to read all of these or from all of these, but I will pick my readathon books among those:
* The Lies of Locke Lamora, Scott Lynch (on Kindle) - seriously, I need to get reading this one!
* Dead Souls, Nikolai Gogol (Russian Literature Challenge, Classics Club) - I want to read a Russian classic in January and this is the only one I have at home at the moment.
* Something Rotten, Jasper Fforde (Eclectic Reader Challenge) - it's been a while since I read a Thursday Next book.
* Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?, Jeanette Winterson (TBR Pile Challenge) - it's a short book and I have a good feeling about it.
* Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, J. K. Rowling - I really want to continue with HP books as well.
* The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, Alan Bradley (Eclectic Reader Challenge) - it just strikes me as a pretty good readathon read.
* The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, Holly Black - a YA pick from my shelves.
* Bullerby lapsed, Astrid Lindgren - a re-read of my favourite children's book, which should be such a fast read.
I have listed some goals as well, although I shall follow them quite loosely because the main goals of the readathon are simply to read a lot and to have fun while doing it. But I will also attempt the following:
1. Read books from my Bout of Books pile only (above). - Self explanatory. I just need some borders when taking part in a reading event.
2. Finish 3 books. - I base this on 3 books I finished last readathon in spring. This should be pretty doable, depending on the books I pick.
3. Post daily. - I know some people prefer making one general post and updating it as they go, but I found that for me, the daily updates as separate posts is more motivating. Since I don't really post that often (=daily) in regular circumstances, I hope people won't overly mind my posts popping up in their readers.
4. Participate a few challenges that seem appealing. - I enjoy certain type of challenges, so I will be keeping an eye on them.
5. Prioritise reading over Internet! - This is one of the most important goals for me as I tend to get lost in the Internet space way too easily.
That's a nice pile of books! I hope you get a chance to read the Harry Potter, Goblet of Fire is when it starts to get really good :)ReplyDelete
I'm really looking forward to continuing with Harry Potter! Hopefully it's as fast and smooth flowing of a read as the previous books.Delete
Looks like a great pile to choose from and I look forward to daily posts during the Bout. I really enjoyed Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie.ReplyDelete
I'm excited to read The Sweetness, from what I've heard the main character is ... well, quite a character :) Thanks, Mary!Delete
Great post + books! I hope you enjoy Dead Souls! LucyReplyDelete
Thanks Lucy! I can't wait to delve into the depth of Russian soul :))Delete
What a nice pile of books to read from! I'll be making my own goal post in a couple of days.ReplyDelete
I really love Jeanette Winterson, Jasper Fforde and enjoyed Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie very much. I hope you have a great read-a-thon.
Thanks! There are so many good books to choose from tbh I don't know where to start, but it'll probably be Winterson's book :) I'll be looking forward to your goal post!Delete
Happy New Year and I hope 2014 will be a year you will read all the books you wanted to read! Some great ones lined up, I can see.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Bettina! I have so many great books planned for 2014 :)Delete
Happy new year to you too!
The internet 'sucks' time away like nobody's business! These are great goals, certainly more realistic than mine of 5 books... the last 2 may be novellas, lol. I haven't decided on my books yet, this is my first time doing a read-a-thon so I'm not as organised as I could be yet. Harry Potter is awesome! Do read on, at any opportunity, lol. :-) Of course they're also really long... and should never be rushed because you can only read them for the first time once. Good luck next week.ReplyDelete
I think 5 books is certainly doable - depending on the size of books ;) I love chunksters so my count will never be very high.Delete
Well clearly I love your whole pile :) HP is always awesome readathon material. Hmmmm maybe I should add that Alan Bradley book to my pile...ReplyDelete
I am so excited for Monday.
I actually started reading The Sweetness during holidays and got to like 90 pages, I think once I finish Dead Souls I will pick that up again. The main character is quite charming :)Delete
I know exactly what you mean about reading more than being on Internet. Sometimes I read about awesome books but I don't have time to actually read them lol Good luck!ReplyDelete
This is so true - reading about awesome books but not having time to actually read them :) Thanks!Delete
Well, The goblet of fire is amazing, no doubt! Good luck!ReplyDelete
Thanks, my fiancé is really enjoying it so I have no doubt I will too.Delete
Really some great books you have up there. Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie is great. I need to continue on in that series.ReplyDelete
Bout of Books Goals & Updates
I will start reading The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie next. Thanks for commenting!Delete
I LOVED Bullerby!! No, scratch that! Still love her stories! All of her books are just so amazing, I can't even...Oh, also The Coldest Girl in Coldtown must be so, so good!ReplyDelete
I hope you'll have an amazing time during Bout of Books!
So nice to meet another Bullerby fan! These stories are just... so heart warming. And I also still love them, I don't think that love will go anywhere, ever.Delete