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30 Days of Readathon

I vår hadde jeg tenkt å delta på Dewey’s 24 Hours Readathon, men så endret planene for den helga seg og det ble særdeles smått med lesetid. Men 21. oktober er det ny readathon, og da har jeg tenkt å gjøre et nytt forsøk. Siden det er 10-årsjubileum for Dewey’s arrangerer de denne gangen også en 30-dagers utfordring som opptakt.

Den dukket ikke opp i Facebook-feeden min før i dag, så jeg starter en dag sent, men her er de to første bidragene (jeg kjører med Instagram-bilder):

Må ha det, bare må ha det

Se hva jeg fant på et supermarked i Tallinn i sommer:

Dette er altså en bokformet metallboks, og inneholder en pose løste. Jeg satset på Earl Grey, siden det er en te jeg faktisk drikker, men det fantes maaaaaange varianter. Egentlig hadde jeg lyst til å kjøpe alle, men jeg klarte å styre meg (den kostet nærmere 10 euro, så…).

Hva skal jeg bruke den til? Tja, jeg vet ikke, men det kan vel ikke nektes for at den er kul?

Bout of Books wrap-up

Well.

Bout of Books

I am afraid I was caught up in a wave of renewed enthusiasm for sewing this week, so I read… next to nothing. I am 72 pages into Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit, and unless I’m having a blackout that is the extent of my reading for the rest of the week (well, apart from sewing instructions).

I made a bookspine rainbow, though, and decided it’s time to reread Jasper Fforde. I just need to find The Eyre Affair first, it’s gone missing.

The next Bout of Books is in January. I’ll probably give it a shot.

Bout of Books Day 1 and 2

Well, I must admit, the numbers are not looking particularly impressive so far.

Day 1 I read the entirety of Alex Rider Point Blanc, a graphic novel the eldest had borrowed from the school library and loved. I can see why she liked it, and I found it entertaining myself, but I am quite clearly not its target market.

Day 2 I read… well, at least 10 pages of a book about millinary. But I did go to a reading circle meeting, so that was a couple of hours of bookish activity, even if it wasn’t technically reading.

Must do better today.

Bout of Books

Even though the reason that I suddenly have a bit of time to read is not such a pleasant one, having time to read sure is. And since the start of my involuntary downtime coincides pretty well with Bout of Books 20, I may as well join.

Bout of Books

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 21st and runs through Sunday, August 27th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 20 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

Adventure Time Volume 1 – Ryan North, Braden Lamb & Shelli Paroline

Adventure Time is about two super broes who go on adventures and their names are Finn and Jake. Finn is in love with Princess Bubblegum, who is half bubblegum, and Jake is a dog.

The book is more of a comic than a book but it is really funny. This particular one is about Bmo (the robot), the Lich (the stupid bad guy), Finn, Jake and Princess Bubblegum.

I think that boys and girls around the age of 7 to 1000000 would like this book.

Om bokbloggerprisen og egen bokblogging

Langlista til Bokbloggerprisen 2016 ble annonsert forrige mandag, og førstkommende mandag, 23. januar klokken 12, får vi vite hvilke seks (tre i hver klasse) som allerede er på kortlisten og som skal samleses fram mot september, og hvilke seks som må kjempe om joker-plassen og ellers er ute av konkurransen.

Jeg nominerte heller ikke i år en eneste roman. Det kommer av at jeg heller ikke har lest en eneste norsk roman utgitt i 2016 ennå. Jeg har selvsagt en ambisjon (det har jeg alltid) om å lese de som kommer på kortlista, men ellers var det egentlig fint lite som fristet blant utgivelsene i fjor, så jeg føler ikke noe savn.

I åpen klasse var jeg mer aktiv og nominerte tre bøker. Av de tre har jeg så langt blogget om nøyaktig null. Det skal jeg prøve å få rettet på, i det aller minste skal jeg få blogget om 60 damer du burde ha møtt, som toppet min nominasjonsliste og som faktisk er med på langlista. Det er jo for dårlig at jeg ikke engang klarer å få skrevet om de bøkene jeg liker godt nok til å nominere. Derfor stemte jeg i når det kom et forslag om at man kanskje strengt tatt burde forvente at folk har blogget om de bøkene de nominerer, om vi nå altså skal kalle oss bokbloggere. For min egen del hadde det ikke vært dumt med et spark bak. Men i et innlegg denne uka, der hun presenterer noen av tallene vi har vært nysgjerrige på rundt listene, kommer Line med et godt argument mot tvang, og jeg erkjenner at hun har helt rett: Noen bøker er lettere å skrive om enn andre, og det ville være synd om det ble slik at den beste måten å havne på kortlista var å skrive en bok vi bloggere synes det er lett å skrive om.

Et annet, og for så vidt utmerket, argument er merarbeidet det ville forårsaket for komiteen, som allerede bruker nok av fritiden sin uten noen form for materiell kompensasjon for at det skal bli både bokbloggertreff og bokbloggerpris. Så da får jeg bare erkjenne at om jeg trenger et spark bak er jeg nødt til å administrere det selv.

Bout of books 18: Day 4-7 stats

Bout of Books 18

Reading’s going well, blogging… not so well. I’ll make this a Bout of Books 18 roundup post.

Thursday: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 164 to 282, 118 pages.

Friday: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 283 to 432 and
Sweet Masterpiece 89-114, 174 pages.

Saturday: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 433 to 517 and
Sweet Masterpiece 115-121, 90 pages.

Sunday: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 518-674, 156 pages.

Which gives a total of pages read this week of 940. I’m happy with that. Only one book finished, but since I happened to be reading the two thickest books in the Harry Potter canon, that is not surprising. I’d have gotten more reading done this weekend if it hadn’t been for the eldest turning ten and family descending for a party and we had to, ahem, tidy and clean a bit in preparation.

Bout of Books 18: Day 3 stats

Bout of Books 18

Busy day yesterday. Still, I managed to squeeze in 86 pages of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Which takes me up to 408 pages so far this week. So, not too shabby.

I didn’t get around to doing the challenge, but I showed off my most excellent new bookmark from Beedoo (Etsy) on Instagram:

This morning I came across Popsugar’s 2017 reading challenge. I printed out the list for this challenge two years ago, but never followed it up. Now I’ve printed out the 2017 list and will glue it into the Bujo along with the Read Harder list. Perhaps that will make it easier to remember. It’s a pretty good mix of quite random things, so it should be fun to try to find books to match.

Bout of Books 18: Day 2 stats

Bout of Books 18

I read 90 pages in (/the rest of) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and got started on Order of the Phoenix with 69 pages. I also read 15 (ebook) pages of Sweet Masterpiece by Connie Shelton. So all in all 174 pages (if you count the ebook pages as normal pages, which for the sake of my sanity I am going to do, if not I’d have to find some way to convert them).

And since I finished a book I got to fill inn the first line of my stats tracker:

Cool, eh? Ok, I may be a little over-enthusiastic about this.

And as actually using the Bujo is one of my goals for 2017 I could use the picture I shared on Instagram yesterday as my challenge entry, too.