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Saturday, November 15, 2014
The 24 in 48 Readathon is hosted by Rachel over on tumblr. This is a relaxed readathon where participants can choose how to schedule their marathon time over the course of the weekend. 

I'll be updating my progress mostly on twitter @worldforthereading, come chat!

The overly ambitious reading pile:

Introductory questionnaire:
1.            What part of the world are you reading from this weekend?

New York.

2.            What book are you most looking forward to reading?

Station Eleven! I’m reading it first. It seems to be the most beloved book of the year, so I have to manage my expectations. Also I'm very excited to read Lives in Ruins. 

3.            Are you planning on reading from someplace besides your house or apartment this weekend?

I’m probably sticking close to home, but if I go for a run I’ll listen to an audiobook. I need to finish up Liar Temptress, Soldier, Spy. It’s a great book I tend to get audiobook fatigue and take ages to finish.

4.            Tell us something about yourself!

One of my favorite things besides reading is listening to podcasts (distracting me from finishing my audiobooks). I have a long bus commute and don’t usually read during this time due to motion sickness. Some favorites include NPR Pop Culture Happy Hour, all the Bookriot podcasts, Books on the Nightstand, How Did This Get Made, and Welcome to Nightvale. Oh, and Serial, lately. Recs for more are always welcome :)
   

If you’ve done this readathon before, do you have any tips for other readers? If you haven’t, is there anything you’re nervous about?

I haven’t done this readathon before, but I have done Dewey’s 24 hour readathon. My advice is to take breaks and move around a bit to prevent stiffness, have plenty of snacks and drinks on hand, and stick to shorter books, at least for the end of the readathon. Also I like to clean my house beforehand so I’m not distracted by clutter or laundry, etc

Anthony Trollope said, “What on earth could be more luxurious than a sofa, a book, and a cup of coffee?…Was ever anything so civil? 
And C.S. Lewis said, “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” 
(It's a mystery why I have so many Christmas mugs. It's like they're breeding in the cabinet)


#Team Trollope

From Lives in Ruins by Marilyn Johnson
(Marilyn does not want to hear complaints about the lack of dinosaurs)

Guess the Cover Challenge
1. The Vacationers
2. Life After Life
3. The Bees
4. The Good Lord Bird
5. All the Light We Cannot See

Day 2: 5 Hours to Go
Total Books Read: 3

  • Station Eleven (Excellent)
  • Vivian Apple at the End of the World (Ok, I like the premise more than the execution)
  • On Immunity: An Inoculation (Fascinating)
  • Two hours of the Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy audiobook (still good)
I'll probably get started with Lives in Ruins until 9PM then call it a night. My recent addiction to The Walking Dead must be satisfied. 

A couple more challenges:

Spine Poetry!

Lost for Words,
I'll Give You the Sun
The Infinite Sea
Land of Love and Drowning
Spell Your Name

J - J: A Novel by Howard Jacobson
A- All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
I- I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You by Courtney Maum
M- Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers
E- Euphoria by Lily King


2 comments:

JaimeLH TheWorldfortheReading said...

These are all new to me, but I'm looking forward to reading your thoughts on these books.


Good luck on your read-a-thon!

JaimeLH TheWorldfortheReading said...

Thank you! Most of the list is non-fiction, I've been trying to catch up.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

#24 in 48 Read-a-thon

The 24 in 48 Readathon is hosted by Rachel over on tumblr. This is a relaxed readathon where participants can choose how to schedule their marathon time over the course of the weekend. 

I'll be updating my progress mostly on twitter @worldforthereading, come chat!

The overly ambitious reading pile:

Introductory questionnaire:
1.            What part of the world are you reading from this weekend?

New York.

2.            What book are you most looking forward to reading?

Station Eleven! I’m reading it first. It seems to be the most beloved book of the year, so I have to manage my expectations. Also I'm very excited to read Lives in Ruins. 

3.            Are you planning on reading from someplace besides your house or apartment this weekend?

I’m probably sticking close to home, but if I go for a run I’ll listen to an audiobook. I need to finish up Liar Temptress, Soldier, Spy. It’s a great book I tend to get audiobook fatigue and take ages to finish.

4.            Tell us something about yourself!

One of my favorite things besides reading is listening to podcasts (distracting me from finishing my audiobooks). I have a long bus commute and don’t usually read during this time due to motion sickness. Some favorites include NPR Pop Culture Happy Hour, all the Bookriot podcasts, Books on the Nightstand, How Did This Get Made, and Welcome to Nightvale. Oh, and Serial, lately. Recs for more are always welcome :)
   

If you’ve done this readathon before, do you have any tips for other readers? If you haven’t, is there anything you’re nervous about?

I haven’t done this readathon before, but I have done Dewey’s 24 hour readathon. My advice is to take breaks and move around a bit to prevent stiffness, have plenty of snacks and drinks on hand, and stick to shorter books, at least for the end of the readathon. Also I like to clean my house beforehand so I’m not distracted by clutter or laundry, etc

Anthony Trollope said, “What on earth could be more luxurious than a sofa, a book, and a cup of coffee?…Was ever anything so civil? 
And C.S. Lewis said, “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” 
(It's a mystery why I have so many Christmas mugs. It's like they're breeding in the cabinet)


#Team Trollope

From Lives in Ruins by Marilyn Johnson
(Marilyn does not want to hear complaints about the lack of dinosaurs)

Guess the Cover Challenge
1. The Vacationers
2. Life After Life
3. The Bees
4. The Good Lord Bird
5. All the Light We Cannot See

Day 2: 5 Hours to Go
Total Books Read: 3

  • Station Eleven (Excellent)
  • Vivian Apple at the End of the World (Ok, I like the premise more than the execution)
  • On Immunity: An Inoculation (Fascinating)
  • Two hours of the Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy audiobook (still good)
I'll probably get started with Lives in Ruins until 9PM then call it a night. My recent addiction to The Walking Dead must be satisfied. 

A couple more challenges:

Spine Poetry!

Lost for Words,
I'll Give You the Sun
The Infinite Sea
Land of Love and Drowning
Spell Your Name

J - J: A Novel by Howard Jacobson
A- All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
I- I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You by Courtney Maum
M- Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers
E- Euphoria by Lily King


2 comments:

  1. These are all new to me, but I'm looking forward to reading your thoughts on these books.


    Good luck on your read-a-thon!

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  2. Thank you! Most of the list is non-fiction, I've been trying to catch up.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you, comments are appreciated :)