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Dewey’s Readathon

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Opening Meme:

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? – Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina 
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? – The Last Man by Mary Shelley
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? – As usual, I forgot to properly prepare for the readathon, but I’m sure I’ll find some snacks in the house.
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! – Hi, my name is Tanja, I’m 26, I’ve been a book blogger for about 5 years, but I’ve recently changed my blog name. 
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? – I’ll try to sleep less and read more. I’m also gonna check for Skam updates during every reading break 🙂

Finished reading:

  • Forever – Judy Blume
  • The Things that Make Me Weak and Strange Get Engineered Away – Cory Doctorow
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry

 

Closing Meme
1. Which hour was most daunting for you? – Most of them, I had a reader’s block in the middle of the readathon.
2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a reader engaged for next year? – The Giver by Lois Lowry
3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season? – Quite a few posts on the website were late this year, I know there were tehnical difficulties, so it would be great if that was fixed.
4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? – The focus on charity is really cool. 
5. How many books did you read? – 3
6. What were the names of the books you read? – They’re listed above.
7. Which book did you enjoy most? – The Giver, it’s incredible.
8. Which did you enjoy least? – Forever by Judy Blume
9. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? – I’ll definitely participate as a reader, hopefully I’ll read more than this time. 

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Dewey’s Readathon

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Opening Meme:

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? – Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina 
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? – Black Water by Joyce Carol Oates
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? – I forgot to prepare snacks 😦 But I’ll probably find something in the house, or I’ll go out and buy some chocolate. 
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! – I feel like I’ve been waiting for this readathon since the last one ended. It’s a good way to catch up on my reading challenge for 2016. 
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? – I pretty much always do the same thing, but hopefully I won’t waste as much time sleeping as I usually do. 

 

Mid-Event Survey

1. What are you reading right now? – Call Me by Your Name by André Aciman
2. How many books have you read so far? – Two, and I’m in the middle of the third one
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? – I’m looking forward to finishing the book I’m reading right now
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? – My biggest problem is getting stuck online instead of reading, but that’s completely my own fault
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? – I’m surprised I don’t feel that tired yet, but that’ll probably change soon

 

Finished reading:

  • Black Water by Joyce Carol Oates
  • The Fifth Child by Doris Lessing
  • Call Me by Your Name by André Aciman

 

I don’t feel like doing the End of Event Survey this time; so in short, I read three books and enjoyed them a lot, especially Call Me by Your Name (what a wonderful book!), I had a lot of fun and can’t wait for the next readathon 🙂

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Dewey’s Readathon

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Opening Meme

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? – Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina 
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? – War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? – Chocolate! My answer to this question is always the same 😀
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! – I’m Tanja, I’m 25 years old, I love books and this time I really feel prepared for this readathon.  I’m pretty sure I have the next 24 hours free, hopefully nothing will change 🙂
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? – I kept track of the last readathon on Tumblr because I was very close to deleting this blog, but I changed my mind and now I’m back here 🙂

 

Mid-Event Survey:

1. What are you reading right now? – What We Talk About When We Talk About Love – Raymond Carver
2. How many books have you read so far? – 2 books and 2 long poems
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? – The Glass Menagerie, if I have the time to read it
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? – No interruptions, other than sleep
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? – I still haven’t eaten all of the chocolate, I’m usually done with all of my snacks long before hour 12

End of Event Survey

  1. Which hour was most daunting for you? – maybe hour 12, I fell asleep soon after
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? – A Streetcar Named Desire and The Glass Menagerie
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season? – Nah, it’s pretty good
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? – I liked following other people’s progress on twitter
  5. How many books did you read? – 6
  6. What were the names of the books you read? – there’s a list right under this survey
  7. Which book did you enjoy most? – A Streecar Named Desire
  8. Which did you enjoy least? – What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
  9. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? – I’m gonna participate as a reader for sure, I love this readathon 😀

Finished reading:

The War of the Worlds –   H.G. Wells

A Streetcar Named Desire – Tennessee Williams

Song of Myself – Walt Whitman

The Waste Land – T.S. Eliot

What We Talk About When We Talk About Love – Raymond Carver

The Glass Menagerie – Tennessee Williams

 

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Dewey’s Readathon

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Opening Meme:

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? – Bosnia and Herzegovina
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?  I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? – Chocolate cake!
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! – I’m Tanja, 24 years old and I LOVE this readathon 🙂
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? I participated in the last few readathons, but sadly today I don’t have much time to read, so I’m just gonna read a few short stories.

Finished reading:

I, Robot by Isaac Asimov

The Snows of Kilimanjaro by Ernest Hemingway

The Sentinel by Arthur C. Clarke

The Star by Arthur C. Clarke

A Sound of Thunder by Ray Bradbury

The Last Question by Isaac Asimov

Treasure Hunt: book with a tree on the cover

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Dewey’s Readathon

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Opening Meme:

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? – Bosnia and Herzegovina
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? – The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson. I’ve been meaning to read it for a long time.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? – Chocolate!
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! – I’m 23 years old, a student and I haven’t been reading much lately, but I’m gonna change that now.
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? – I participated in the last few readathons. The thing that’s really different today is that I’m not prepared at all. There’s only one book that I know I’ll read, the first hour has already started and I’m only writing this now, I wasn’t even sure I’ll participate until the last minute.

Hour 21 update: I had unexpected guests (twice) during this readathon, and then I fell asleep. So I didn’t get to read as much as I wanted to. But there’s still a couple of hours to go!

Finished reading: 

Pride and Prejudice manga adapted by Stacy King

The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

End of Event Meme:

Which hour was most daunting for you? – The last couple of hours.
Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? – The Sky is Everywhere for people who like YA books
Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? –  Nah, it’s all good.
What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? – Cheerleaders! They always do 🙂
How many books did you read? – Only two 😦
What were the names of the books you read? – The Sky is Everywhere and Pride and Prejudice manga.
Which book did you enjoy most? – The Sky is Everywhere
Which did you enjoy least? – I liked both of the books that I read, but P&P was a bit cheesy.
If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? – I wasn’t a cheerleader this time. 
How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? – I’ll definitely participate as a reader and maybe a cheerleader.

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Dewey’s Readathon

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KICK OFF MEME

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? –  Bosnia and Herzegovina.

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? – I don’t have any snacks prepared 😦 I only decided to join yesterday, so I don’t have anything prepared.

4) Tell us a little something about yourself! – I’m a student, I should probably be studying instead of reading books.

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? – In the last readathon, I was a reader and a cheerleader, this time I’m only gonna read. Also, I’m sick today, but maybe reading will help.

 

Finished reading:

Pink by Lili Wilkinson

Fly on the Wall by E. Lockhart

I Kill Giants by Joe Kelly

The Mayflower Project by Katherine Applegate

 

MiniChallenge – Shelfie

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End of Event Meme:

  1. Which hour was most daunting for you? – Hour 13, it’s when I fell asleep.
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? – The Mayflower Project by Katherine Applegate
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? – No, I think everything is working great!
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? – The site is better organized than it used to be and that helped a lot.
  5. How many books did you read? – Only 4.
  6. What were the names of the books you read? – Pink by Lili Wilkinson, Fly on the Wall by E. Lockhart, I Kill Giants by Joe Kelly and The Mayflower Project by Katherine Applegate.
  7. Which book did you enjoy most? – The Mayflower Project by Katherine Applegate.
  8. Which did you enjoy least? – Pink by Lili Wilkinson (it was still good, though).
  9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? – I wasn’t a cheerleader this time, but maybe I’ll be next time. No advice, sorry.
  10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? – I’ll definitely participate again, I love this readathon. I’ll be a reader and maybe a cheerleader 🙂
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Dewey’s Readathon

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Introductory Questionnaire:

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? – Bosnia and Herzegovina

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? – The Taming of the Shrew and Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2.

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? – Chocolate!

4) Tell us a little something about yourself! – I haven’t been active on my blog lately, so this is my first post in more than a month. So this readathon is my blogging comeback 🙂

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? – I participated in the last two readathons. But this time I’m reader and a cheerleader, so that’s gonna be different.

Reading Progress:

Finished reading:

– The Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules by Jeff Kinney

– The Taming of the Shrew by Shakespeare

– The Hunger Angel by Herta Müller

– Thor: The Trials of Loki by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Sebastian Fiumara

– Babette’s Feast by Karen Blixen

– Darth Vader and Son by Jeffrey Brown

– Vader’s Little Princess by Jeffery Brown

Mini Challenge:

Mad Libs:

What, will you not suffer me? Nay, now I see
She is your treasure, she must have a husband;
I must dance bare-foot on her wedding day
And for your love to her lead apes in hell.
Talk not to me: I will go sit and weep
Till I can find occasion of revenge.

What, will you not curdle me? Nay, now I see
She is your spleen, she must cast a husband;
I must gyrate violently on her wedding day
And for your love to her lead warlocks in hell.
Quiver not to me: I will go read and weep
Till I can find occasion of love potion.

Book trailer:

My favorite book trailer:

Show It Off:

I absolutely love this book. I won it on a giveaway and it’s signed. It’s the only signed book that I own. I also got a little letter from the author 🙂

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Final Challenge:

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?

It got difficult somewhere in the middle, so I went to sleep 🙂

2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?

Babette’s Feast by Karen Blixen.

3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?

No, everything is good!

4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?

I think it’s great that most of the prizes were international.

5. How many books did you read?

7. But the last two are REALLY short comic books.

6. What were the names of the books you read?

The Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, The Taming of the Shrew, Babette’s Feast, The Hunger Angel, The Trials of Loki, Darth Vader and Son, Vader’s Little Princess.

7. Which book did you enjoy most?

Babette’s Feast.

8. Which did you enjoy least?

The Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules

9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?

This was my first time cheerleading, so I don’t have any real advice. I can just say that it’a a lot of fun 🙂

10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?

I’ll definitely participate, both as a reader and a cheerleader.

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Summer Lovin’ Day 7: Graduation Day

It’s the last day of Summer Lovin’ Readathon 😦

The readathon was so much fun. I participated in challenges, found new blogs to follow, got some new followers…

I finished three books this week:

Summer I became a nerd Pushing the limits dare you to cover

 

I loved reading those books. I wrote a review for The Summer I Became a Nerd and a review for Pushing the Limits. Tomorrow I’ll post a review for Dare You To.

I hope everyone else had a lot of fun, too. I wanna participate every summer 🙂

 

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Summer Lovin’ Day 5

Book Shimmies

I’ve only read one book so far (The Summer I Became a Nerd) and I’m halfway through the second book (Pushing the Limits). I’m very disappointed with myself. Why am I so slow?!? But it’s still a lot of fun.

My plans for the rest of the readathon: READ MORE.

Cover Title Scramble

May Titles:

1) hte h5t vewa – The 5th Wave
2) eht scetrsahnen – The Enchantress
3) ginwre
4) sujt neo skis – Just One Kiss
5) yan shduesc lwil od – Any Duchess Will Do
6) ti dha ot eb uyo – It Had To Be You
7) tols dan dfnuo – Lost and Found
8) het yelbon gnki – The Boleyn King
9) neoc noup a niprec –

June Titles:

1) het nomo dan remo – The Moon and More
2) egies dna ormts – Siege and Storm
3) rtas dsceur – Star Cursed
4) teswe lsat ira
5) het crenwmeo
6) veorfre oto rfa – Forever Too Far
7) het miatng fo deyrr uanacvhga
8) wot fo a dnki – Two Of A Kind
9) neo etswe deri – One Sweet ride
10) hwta hte kedu sesdeir – What The Duke Desires
11) kifagn ti –  Faking It

July Titles:

1) fi het ohes tisf – If The Shoe Fits
2) eth eegd fo vnere – The Edge Of Never
3) rfits gisht a veonl
4) utre lvoe – True Love
5) ehtre tletil rdswo – three little Words
6) eht gniht si velia
7) feprcte gifln – Perfect Fling
8) scoeh hte gronw ugy veag imh het gwonr gefrni
9) meoh ot kewihsy kecre

August Titles:

1) lafl fo veif – Fall of Five
2) wrnco fo gdminhit – Crown of Midnight
3) hte desah fo het onom – The shade of the Moon
4) sero bahrro ni mlobo
5) eht rohe – The Hero
6) gib ysk diwengd – Big Sky Wedding
7) yatacasw veoc a ltehrse yab venlo
8) siht rilg a veonl – This Girl: A Novel
9) mtetapinto –  Temptation

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Summer Lovin’ Day 2: Participation Post #2

Must-Have Summer Reads

 Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling – best series ever. I’l reread them again this summer.

– The Summer of Skinny Dipping by Amanda Howells – one of my favorite YA books. It’s more serious than I expected it to be.

– Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan – Two awesome authors wrote a book together. It’s perfect.

– Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella – Becky is hilarious. I can read this over and over again.

– The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien – My favorite book trilogy and my favorite movie trilogy.

– It’s Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han – There’s a book before, and a book after, but this one is my favorite.

– Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen – My favorite Jane Austen book.

– The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky – Love the book, love the movie.