Readathon: 10 Years in 10 (well, 11) books

It may be my first Dewey’s readathon, but it’s been going on twice a year since 2007, and so this is the 10 year anniversary. To celebrate, one of the challenges is to recommend a book from each of the years, and though the challenge says 10 books, I make that 11… Anyway, I made another Instagram bookstack.

Here’s a handy-dandy list, with links to my blog posts about each book (if I ever wrote one):

2007: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling. Hardly needs an introduction.

2008: Bad Science by Ben Goladacre.

2009: Shades of Grey by Jasper Ffforde.

2010: Started Early, Took my Dog by Kate Atkinson.

2011: How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran.

2012: En man som heter Ove by Peter Backman.

2013: Hyperbole and a Half by Alleie Brosch.

2014: Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit. I haven’t technically finished this book, but I’ve finished the essay which gives it its title, and it’s brilliant.

2015: Evna by Siri Pettersen. Never blogged, bad blogger. I did manage to write something about the first book in the trilogy, though, Odinsbarn.

2016: The Hanging Tree by Ben Aaronowitch. Also never blogged. I’ve written about two other titles in the series, though, and I heartily recommend reading every single one.

2017: Tegnehanne: Blod, Svette og Tress-is by Hanne Sigbjørnsen.

And now to get back to reading for the remaining… 102 minutes.

Readathon Prep: Challenge 1 roundup

Half-way through the week I needed to pick up my pace somewhat if I were to have any hope of completing 1000 pages by Monday. That worked out ok, though, because I had a lot more time to read over the weekend. So, to add the details:

The Fortune of War by Patrick O’Brian: 222-329, 107 pages.

The Surgeon’s Mate by Patrick O’Brian: 7-382, 375 pages.

The Ionian Mission by Patrick O’Brian: 7-26, 19 pages.

Lunch-blad 3/2017: 50 pages, Lunch-blad 8/2016: 48 pages and Lunch-blad 2/2017: 49 pages, total 147 pages.

Bobla by Siri Pettersen: 277 pages.

With the 402 pages from before, that makes a total of 1327 pages all together, so I can note challenge completed.

Readathon prep: Challenge 1

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

Lunch-blad (comics):
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.

28: Red: A stack of books, all good, happening to have a red spine. #30daysofreadathon #readathon #bookstagram

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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):