Samstag, 27. April 2013

Dewey's 24 h Read-A-Thon

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All right, let's do this.
Officially it isn't starting until 2 p.m.but I decided to start earlier since I already have trouble staying awake for more than 12 hours.
I'm going to update this post every few hours or everytime I feel like it.
HAPPY READING!

7 a.m. - 24 hours to go
Book of the hour:
 

Percentage read/to go: 0%/71%
Cups of coffee: 0
Times visited Tumblr due to concentration difficulties: 0
Food of the hour: nothing yet
Times I've complained about the book: 0
Times I've complained about being tired: 0
Song of the hour: Shake Ya Ass (to wake up)


9 a.m. - 22 hours to go
Book of the hour:


Percentage read/to go: 4%/67%
Cups of coffee: 1
Times visited Tumblr due to concentration difficulties: 0
Food of the hour: nothing yet
Times I've complained about the book: 1
Times I've complained about being tired: 0
Song of the hour: Piano Man (instrumental)

This book is so loooong. As soon as I reach 40% I'm going to switch to another one, I think. I'm also annoyed by Ygritte and Sansa which doesn't improve the reading experience.


11 a.m. - 20 hours to go
Book of the hour:


Percentage read/to go: 8%/63%
Cups of coffee: 1
Times visited Tumblr due to concentration difficulties: 1
Food of the hour: Toast with Nutella
Times I've complained about the book: 5
Times I've complained about being tired: 0
Song of the hour: Forgot to press "play" in Spotify...

I have a headache and I hate Ygritte. These may be related. I may have to take some pain killers because it's getting worse and I can't read when I have a headache. AND READING IS THE WHOLE PURPOSE OF TODAY! So there...
At least my reading place is comfy and so are my reading clothes.


1 p.m. - 18 hours to go
Book of the hour:


Percentage read/to go: 11%/60%
Cups of coffee: 2
Times visited Tumblr due to concentration difficulties: 3
Food of the hour: pancakes with tomato... stuff

Times I've complained about the book: 7
Times I've complained about being tired: 0
Song of the hour: Don't Go

Finally reached 40%! I'm now going to pause that and start Huntress by Malinda Lo instead.
I'm also really excited that the read-a-thon is going to start officially soon.


Introductory Questionnaire

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
- Hanover, Germany
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
- Future of Us by Jay Asher maybe?
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
- These babies.
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
- I'm 25, I own as many nail polishes as I own Threadless shirts: 93 and I want to jump into A Storm of Swords and strangle Ygritte everytime she says "You know nothing, Jon Snow". SHE SAYS THAT FOUR TIMES A PAGE!
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?
- It's my seventh-ish read-a-thon and I started a lot earlier than the last times. It starts officially at 2 p.m. here but as I mentioned earlier: I'm old! I can't stay awake for seven hours plus 24 hours!


3 p.m. - 16 hours to go
Book of the hour:


Percentage read/to go: 7%/93%
Cups of coffee: 2
Times visited Tumblr due to concentration difficulties: 3
Food of the hour: Nothing. I ate too many pancakes. BUT THEY WERE SO DELICIOUS!
Times I've complained about the book:  
Times I've complained about being tired: 0
Song of the hour: Panic Station

What is happening? Why is time flying by so fast? What is this sorcery? This is not a complaint I'm just really surprised.
Switching from coffee to water and grape juice for the time being. I've already started having the caffein shakes (Yes, after only two cups of coffee. My body is a douchebag).


5 p.m. - 14 hours to go
Book of the hour:


Percentage read/to go: 21%/79%
Cups of coffee: 2
Times visited Tumblr due to concentration difficulties: 4
Food of the hour: Still too full to even think about food.
Times I've complained about the book:  0
Times I've complained about being tired: 0
Song of the hour: Get back up

It's ridiculous how fast time goes by today! I should always start read-a-thons this early!
Also: book related shirt. So appropriate!

Re-Title Your Current Read

The book: A Storm of Swords
The better title: Long-ass book in which everyone you actually like dies III


7 p.m. - 12 hours to go
Book of the hour:


Percentage read/to go: 25%/75%
Cups of coffee: 2
Times visited Tumblr due to concentration difficulties: 4
Food of the hour: Another pancake.
Times I've complained about the book:  0
Times I've complained about being tired: 0
Song of the hour:

Well... that was disappointing. I took a little timeout but now I'm back in the saddle. I want to finish at least one book today!
Also: HALF OF THE (= my) READ-A-THON IS OVER! WHAAAAT?

Selfie challenge


9 p.m. - 10 hours to go
Book of the hour:


Percentage read/to go: 30%/70%
Cups of coffee: 2
Times visited Tumblr due to concentration difficulties: 4
Food of the hour: Nothing
Times I've complained about the book:  0
Times I've complained about being tired: 0
Song of the hour: Forgot to press play again...

I... I don't know. I got distracted by Twitter and my read-along-babes and a real life murder mystery without the murder. I'll try to be better, I promise.

11 p.m. - 8 hours to go
Book of the hour:


Percentage read/to go: 45%/55%
Cups of coffee: 2
Times visited Tumblr due to concentration difficulties: 7
Food of the hour: Waffles

Times I've complained about the book:  0
Times I've complained about being tired: 0
Song of the hour: Spotify hates me. And I hate it back!

Don't know how long I'll be able to read because I get easliy distracted once I start getting tired. And it's late, for me at least.

Midnight

I'm going to take a nap and will continue reading as soon as I'm awake again.


8 a.m. - 6 hours to go
Book of the hour:


Percentage read/to go: 71%/29%
Cups of coffee: 2
Times visited Tumblr due to concentration difficulties: 7
Food of the hour: The last waffle from last night
Times I've complained about the book:  0
Times I've complained about being tired: 0
Song of the hour: Ain't so bad

I slept seven hours, from midnight to 7 a.m. which are the seven hours I started the read-a-thon early yesterday. I can therefore still do the whole 24h. I know it's cheating but... There's no "but".


10 a.m. - 4 hours to go
Book of the hour:


Percentage read/to go: Finished!
Cups of coffee: 2
Times visited Tumblr due to concentration difficulties: 7
Food of the hour: Pancake with Nutella
Times I've complained about the book:  2
Times I've complained about being tired: 0

FINALLY! Finished this unbelievably boring book! Don't know which one I'll read next.


1 p.m. - 1 hour to go
Book of the hour:


Percentage read/to go: 14%/86%
Cups of coffee: 2
Times visited Tumblr due to concentration difficulties: 7
Food of the hour: Nothing.
Times I've complained about the book:  0
Times I've complained about being tired: 0
Song of the hour: I HATE YOU SPOTIFY!

One hour to go! Let's see how far I'll get with this one.

Kommentare:

  1. Good luck with today, I wish I'd started earlier too - may try that next time. I'm on the second George R.R. Martin book and have abandoned it for a while too - sooo long!

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    1. Thanks, good luck to you, too. If I had started with the others I would've just set myself up for failure. This way I have a very tiny chance to actually make it the whole 24 hours :D
      It took me 13 months to get through A Clash of Kings :D I gave up around 40% last May and picked it up again this month. I fear the same thing is going to happen with A Storm of Swords.

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  2. Oh how depressing! Though George does tend to kill off everybody LOL Great retitle

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  3. So, ich hoff' einfach mal, dass das so funktioniert.

    Hab den Kommentar eben erst gesehen/freigeschaltet und weil mit der Twitter-Name so bekannt vorkam bin ich über den hier gelandet (stalking olé!). Andere Deutsche zu finden ist hier ja schon was. Und es dürfte noch lustiger werden: Wenn ich nicht ganz falsch liege, kennst du meine Cousine.

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    1. Was? Waswaswas? Welche Cousine? Und mein Twitter-Name kam dir bekannt vor? Hilfe! :D
      Du bist der erste Deutsche, den ich dieses Mal gefunden habe, mal von den drei Mädels abgesehen, mit denen ich sowieso schon die ganze Zeit heute lese. Das ist jedes Mal ein Erlebnis, wenn ich jemand anderes finde, der auch bis 14 Uhr durchhalten muss.

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    2. Meine Cousine ist die, die Essay schreiben darf, anstatt beim readathon mitzumachen.

      Ich werd's wahrscheinlich allerdings nicht die ganzen 24 Stunden durchziehen, muss noch schlafen und morgen ein paar Dinge erledigen.

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    3. Mhm, mhm, da kommen auch nur etwa vier Damen in Frage.

      Ich werd es auch nicht schaffen, dafür bin ich inzwischen zu alt. Ich mach nur solange ich aufrecht sitzen kann.

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    4. Gut, wenn vier in Frage kommen, werd' ich konkreter :P

      Ich bin Annas Cousin.

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    5. Danke, endlich! :D Ihr Bruder hat letztes Mal auch eigens für den Readathon einen Blog erstellt. Wenn ich ganz clever gewesen wäre, hätte ich also eine gute Chance gehabt, es zu erraten. Wenn "Blog eigens für Readathon erstellen" genetisch wäre.

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    6. Wenn's genetisch wäre, wär's natürlich echt einfach gewesen :P

      Aber ich lenke mich schon wieder ab, ich will doch eigentlich lesen :D

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    7. Ich lese schon seit zwei Stunden nicht mehr, weil mich Twitter und meine Mitleserinnen ablenken, die natürlich deshalb auch nicht lesen und nun sind wir alle traurig :D Los, lies! SHOO! SHOOOO!

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  4. Looks like you are doing great!

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