In addtion to the 30 Days of Readathon photo challenge (which is happening on Instagram daily, though I will post here as well in round-up posts), there are going to be a few more challenges, run in the Goodreads readathon group. Challenge 1 is to read 1000 pages between the evening of Sunday 24th September and the morning of Monday 2nd October (Pacific Coast time). I noted that I was on page 285 of Desolation Island in my sign-up comment, but I had already read quite a bit since the start of the challenge by that point. Still, I’ll see if I need to consider those 100ish pages or not at the end of the week.
So, here are the stats so far:
Desolation Island 285-325 = 40 pages
The Fortune of War 7-222 = 215 pages
Rammeplan for barnehagen (hey, it’s reading) 7-57 = 50 pages
2015/7 49 pages
2016/7 48 pages
So that’s 402, with three-and-a-half-ish days left. I need to step it up a little.
Yesterday was unintentionally busy, so I was one day late with my Instagram picture, but I’m all caught up now. Here’s 28-23 in the countdown.
26: Short stories. I don’t do short stories. Kjell Askildsen is the exception to prove the rule. We ended up talking to him at a reading just after Et stort øde landskap was published (25 years ago or so) and challenged him on his claim that he doesn’t use metaphors, citing Spikeren i kirsebærtreet (The nail in the cherry tree) wondering what the significance of the nail were if it were not a metaphor. “It’s just a hook,” he said, “to make you keep reading.” #30DaysofReadathon #bookstagram #readathon