Etikettarkiv: Diana Gabaldon

Hour 1: The Start of Something New

Now it is time to start the readathon and I’m just going to answer the questions from the Hour 0 post att Dewey’s.

Books finished: 0
Books started: 0
Pages read: 0
Total amout of books opened: 0

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
I’m reading from Sweden, so here the starttime is 2 pm!

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
I really look forward to read Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, so this is the book I will start with. I also look forward to finish Insurgent which is the book I been reading a while back.

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Oh, I just came home from the store where I bought some snacks. I really look forward to my cashews and I also bought bacon to be able to make a BLT, we’ll see if I have time for that. I stocked up on a lot of food that is easy to make, like instant noodles and such. Also I will probably order pizza at some point.

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
My name is Matilda, but you can call me Foxears which is my name online. I am a 26 year old university student doing my Masters in Engineering. Because of my studies I usually don’t have much time for reading which is why I love that I can get some reading done for 24 hours in a wonderful community atmosphere.

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 have been living 2 years in China and the last time I participated was April 2012 from my dorm in Beijing. It is nice that I will not read from 8pm to 8pm again, but have earlier hours, and also that I have an apartment of my own instead of getting yelled at by the cleaning lady for moving a comfy chair into the computer room. I will try to drink more water, and save my coke for when I get tired so I don’t feel so sloshy, but to compensate I bought mostly healthy snacks like olives, cashews and fruit.

The Pre-Readathon Post

Now it’s time again for Dewey’s 24 hour readathon. Last time I really participated was April 2012, because since then I’ve had other stuff planned on the date for the readathon before I got to know the readathon date. This is my pre-readathon post which will contain the books I’m planning on reading during the readathon. All the books will be books I have not read before, or in some cases listed below, have no recollection of having ever read before.

I plan on reading the full 24 hours, but I know I barely made it 2012. Though I’m 3 years older I’ll have better circumstances this time. Back then it was from 8pm in the evening at the computer room (to which I had to secretly unlock the door and sneek back after they closed it at midnight) in my dorm in Beijing. Now it’s from 2pm at my appartment in Sweden.

Below are the books I’m planning on reading. I know I won’t be able to read all of these books, but I rather have a pile to choose from than having to go through my huge TBR pile if I finish a book.

  Insurgent by Veronica Roth

About the book: This is the second book in the Divergent series, and protagonist Tris Prior has to fight herself through the falling apart of her world in a future dystopic Chicago.

Why I chose it: I am already reading this book and am about 60% in, thus I think it will be good to continue this read. If I’d really am stuck with the series after finishing Insurgent I also own Allegiant and can continue with that, but for now I plan on reading other books.

  Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

About the book: Claire Randall, a former English combat nurse in 1945, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an “outlander”—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of 1743.

Why I chose it: I am currently watching the TV-series, in which I fell inlove instantly. I had a friend reading this in junior high who really recommended it to me, and I remember I found the story intriguing, but I never wanted to read it my self. Now I need it because waiting a week between episodes is excruciating. Hopefully this book will make it to the readathon, I ordered it Sunday and it must arrive during Friday, if it does not I will be very disappointed.

  Anne of Green Gabels by E. M. Montgomery

About the book: Everyone’s favorite redhead, the spunky Anne Shirley, begins her adventures at Green Gables, a farm outside Avonlea, Prince Edward Island. When the freckled girl realizes that the elderly Cuthberts wanted to adopt a boy instead, she begins to try to win them and, consequently, the reader, over.

Why I chose it: This has been in my TBR pile for a while, and I have actually never read it. I thought now might be the time.

Sweet 16 Series #3 Kari, #4 Trent, #5 Marisa

About the book: Life begins at 16 … Driving. Dating. A real social life. And the one night where it all comes together … the Sweet Sixteen is the ultimate party. Whether a total blast or a total bust, it’s a memory to last a lifetime. This is a series by different authors that all focus on or around a 16th birthday party.

Why I chose it: These are short and easy reads that I can turn to if the other reads feel to heavy or boring. I read the first two in the series at a young age (around 12-14), and I have no recollection of reading the third and fourth even though I’ve owned them since then, and the fifth I know I have not read since I bought it from a second-hand store a few years back when I recognized the series cover. I own all of these translated to Swedish.

More preparations?

I will make sure to have enough snacks, and definitely enough coke because I know that is what will keep me awake during the 24 hours. There will be ordering of pizza at one point for sure, and I have some food that only needs heating to survive on. Since I remember the BLT being the best thing ever during my last readathon I might buy some bacon and tomato! Any food/snack tips before Saturday will be most welcome!

Happy reading!