En bogstak med de seks bøger, jeg håber at læse i til Deweys Readathon efteråret 2018

Dewey’s Readathon #3 del 2

Så går det løs!

18:25

Dewey’s Readathon efteråret 2018 har været i gang i 4 timer og 25 minutter på nuværende tidspunkt og jeg er endelig kommet hjem fra Herlufsholm Fantasy Bogmesse og skal til at starte på min læsning i dette 24-timers læsemaraton.

Stakken består denne gang af:

  1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone af J.K. Rowling(332 sider)
  2. Harry Potter og hemmelighedernes kammer af J. K. Rowling (360 sider)
  3. Mowgli af Sarah Engell (37 sider)
  4. Hader, hader ikke af Glenn Ringtved (39 sider)
  5. Mørke rum af Kristina Aamand (225 sider)
  6. Dragon Ball #2 af Akira Toriyama (181 sider)

Jeg har ingen intentioner om, at gennemlæse alle bøgerne i stakken, men jeg forventer helt klart at få afsluttet den første Harry Potter-bog, og også gerne få læst de to billednoveller. Mørke rum er mest på listen, fordi den står ret højt på min TBR-liste lige nu, så hvis jeg skulle være i humør til noget andet end magiske fortællinger, så kan jeg give mig i kast med den. Men efter fantasy bogmessen i Herlufsholm føler jeg mig faktisk ret klar til at begynde på en genlæsning af Harry Potter for første gang i noget, der minder om ti år. Jeg startede Harry Potter 1 i et tidligere readathon, men nåede kun at læse i den en halv time, og så kom jeg faktisk ikke tilbage til den – men nu skal det være. Håber jeg.

Snacks

Jeg har lige delt en pose popcorn med min kæreste og åbnet en pose lakridser (Pingvin poletter), så jeg er ret godt fyldt op på snackssiden. Jeg skal lige hav fyldt min vandflaske op så snart jeg har skrevet færdig her, og så skal jeg ellers bare i gang med det skønne Harry Potter-univers.

Følg med

Jeg vil løbende opdatere dette indlæg, og ellers kan I følge med på Instagram under mit handle @cherryblossomreads.com

Jeg glæder mig til også at følge med hos jer!

00:25

Mit readathon går slet ikke som planlagt. Jeg har læst 50 sider i Harry Potter – og selv om det er virkelig fantastisk læsning, så føler jeg mig bare træt hele tiden.

Jeg har også læst Hader, hader ikke af Glenn Ringtved, men bortset fra det, må jeg indrømme, at det nok er alt hvad jeg når i dag. Nu vil jeg smutte i seng og sove til jeg vågner og så håbe, at dagen i morgen bliver bedre!

Bogen Hader, hader ikke af Glenn Ringtved

 

09:59

Jeg har sovet længe, for jeg har haft brug for det. Jeg tror måske, at al den ondt i halsen og snotnæse, der har generet mig den sidste uges tid er ved at sætte sig som en rigtig omgang forkølelse. Hele min krop værker her til morgen og mit hoved føles tungt og “indpakket”. Jeg ved ikke, hvordan man ellers skal forklare det.

Anyways: Jeg starter morgenen med at besøge en masse forskellige blogs og læse lidt om andres readathons og se, hvor mange der har kunnet holde sig vågen hele natten. Det bliver nok aldrig et mål for mig, medmindre jeg har fri de efterfølgende dage.

Efter det vil jeg fortsætte i Harry Potter, som jeg stadig håber på at kunne læse færdig i løbet af de næste fire timer.

Hav et dejligt readathon alle sammen!

14:22

Så er denne omgangs readathon slut, og jeg har absolut ikke haft det bedste af slagsen. Jeg har været træt og haft svært ved at samle mig, så det er blevet til meget mere tv-/filmkiggeri og gåture end det er blevet til læsning. Jeg har dog begyndt og afsluttet Hader, hader ikke af Glenn Ringtved, som var en ret fantastisk oplevelse. Særligt fordi jeg blev ved med at høre Ringtveds stemme i mit hoved, når jeg læste, hvilket absolut var et plus for oplevelsen. Derudover har jeg fået læst 70 sider i Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, hvilket på ingen måde var det jeg havde forventet, men i betragtning af hvordan jeg har haft det, så er det faktisk ganske udmærket. De 70 sider har jeg dog nydt ganske meget og jeg er virkelig glad for at have påbegyndt min genlæsning af Harry Potter-serien. Den er meget sjovere (her i begyndelsen) end jeg huskede den. Et sted mellem klokken 11 og 12 gav jeg op på læsningen, og lavede i stedet brunch til min kæreste og jeg, hvorefter vi tog en tur i skoven.

Alt i alt

Dewey’s Readathon efterår 2018 har alt i alt været en hyggelig, men absolut ikke voldsomt læsefyldt oplevelse. Jeg har dog været enormt spændt på at komme i gang inden, men blev desværre ramt af mangel på koncentration, træthed og forkølelse, og glæder mig derfor allerede til at kunne gøre det bedre til foråret!

Jeg har i alt fået læst 109 sider, hvilket er meget mindre end nogensinde før, men så burde det ikke blive et problem at slå om et halvt år 😉

Jeg håber, du har haft et skønt Readathon denne gang! Jeg har i hvert fald nydt at følge med i andres læsemaraton i stedet for mit eget, når nu jeg bare ikke var i humør til det.

Sommerlæsningen 2018

Jeg er som bekendt ikke meget for at forhåndsbestemme min læsning for en bestemt periode, for jeg ender alligevel aldrig med at nå målet, men får i stedet sprunget rundt til en masse forskellige andre bøger. Her er dog et bud på nogle bøger, jeg skal have med i min sommerlæsning i år.

Sommerlæsning

Harry Potter af J.K. Rowling

I år har jeg dog et mål for min sommerlæsning. Jeg skal have genlæst Harry Potter. Alle syv bøger. Det er simpelthen for længe siden, jeg har læst dem – så længe, at jeg refererer til filmene, når vi taler om dem herhjemme. Og så kigger min kærestemand på mig med store øjne og skræk i hjertet og siger noget med: “Sådan er det slet ikke i bogen!” eller “Kan du ikke huske den scene?! Den er selvfølgelig heller ikke med i filmen.) Så nu skal det være!

De første fire HP-bøger har jeg læst mange gange. De sidste tre har jeg kun læst en gang. Det forstår han heller ikke. Men han er nok også den største Harry Potter-fan, jeg kender.

Dragon Ball af Akira Toriyama

Udover Harry Potter skal jeg i gang med Dragon Ball-serien. Det er en serie, min kæreste ikke forstår, jeg endnu ikke har læst, og han taler jævnligt om, at jeg burde læse den. Så det vil jeg også gerne have gjort her i løbet af sommeren. Min bror var helt vild med serien, da vi var små. Mit eneste bekendtskab er dog det, jeg en sjælden gang imellem fik set i Barracuda inden jeg skulle af sted til træning. Og helt ærligt – det var altså ikke det bedste indtryk, jeg fik der. Det var blot en masse skrigeri og flyven rundt i luften.

Call Me by Your Name af André Aciman

Jeg har villet læse denne roman længe og vil også virkelig gerne se filmen. Men jeg er typen, der helst læser bogen først, hvis jeg både skal læse og se historien. Jeg har ikke hørt meget om denne historie, men jeg ar fået den anbefalet flere gange (også inddirekte af Litfix både som film og bog). Det er mit helt klare indtryk at denne bog egner sig rigtig godt som sommerlæsning, og jeg glæder mig helt vildt til at komme i gang med den.

Hal Higdon’s Half Marathon Training af Hal Higdon

Jeg har løbet det meste af mit liv og konkurreret i mange år. De sidste par år har jeg dog været holdt tilbage af en skade i min læg og hæl, samt været enormt umotiveret for konkurrenceløb. Det sidste års tid er jeg dog kommet tilbage igen og elsker det endnu engang. Derfor har jeg tilmeldt mig et halvmaraton i efteråret, og selv om jeg har løbet det før, er det spændende at læse lidt om, hvad andre tænker om den sag.

Offer uden ansigt af Stefan Ahnhem

Som noget nyt prøver jeg at læse en bog sammen med nogle andre, og vi læser Offer uden ansigt af Stefan Ahnhem her i løbet af to uger i sommeren. Jeg er meget spændt på, hvordan det kommer til at gå. Indtil videre er det en udelukkende positiv oplevelse, og bogen er også utroligt velskrevet indtil nu. Jeg er knap en femtedel inde og meget spændt på historiens videre udvikling!

Sommerbogen

Som led i min sommerlæsning har jeg tænkt mig også at deltage i bibliotekernes Sommerbogen for voksne. Jeg har dog endnu ikke udvalgt mine lån hertil endnu, men jeg er sikker på, det bliver en spændende oplevelse! Sommerbogen er altid en god måde at sikre en alsidig sommerlæsning på, da bibliotekernes hylder kan være enormt inspirerende.

Jeg kan bestemt anbefale alle at deltage i bibliotekernes Sommerbogsaktivtet, da det er en fantastisk måde at dele bogoplevelser og anmelde bøger med og for andre. Samtidig støtter man også bibliotekerne ved at låne deres bøger – og det er jo også en skøn ting!

Girl in the woods, holding a book

#bookishsickness

Book tag

A while ago I was tagged to do the #bookishsickness. I know that it is mostly meant as an instagram thing, but I thought I’d put it here, because I think it is a fun way to come around some of the books I’ve read, but probably won’t write about.

Diabetes (a sweet read)

Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James (the entire trilogy, actually). I know it was widely discussed as being literary porn for women, and as not being actual literature, and a lot of people disliked it for merely that reason. I however loved it. I found it so sweet! Too much at times, but so adorable! I loved the overprotectiveness and the naivity. I loved the rush of sweet and innocent love, that sweeps Anastacia off her feet and I loved the struggle to merge the two worlds they both come from. I adored the scenes where Christian clearly longed for someone, he couldn’t have. I would have shaken my head at their relationship in real life and told either one to get a grip and move on or stop being so dramatic and dominant… but in the book they were just sweet.

Chicken Pox (a book you wouldn’t read again)

I am not sure there is such a book. At the same time, I could name many books I wouldn’t read again. I mean, I don’t think I ever read any one book that I just hated so much, I wouldn’t want to read it again. I have not finished a couple of books that I probabl won’t give another chance, but even if I didn, it wouldn’t be a proper re-read. On the other hand, I have read a lot of books that were good, but with a million or more unread books in the world, that I find interesting, I wouldn’t want to re-read a lot of books. Simply because I don’t have the time. L. J. Smith’s The Circle-series is an example of some of these books. I found them to be meh, and now I’ve read them, and don’t have to do it again.

Flu (a contagious read)

The Half Bad series by Sally Green. I read this trilogy late 2016 and early 2017 and it swept me away! I couldn’t put it down and the pages just kept turning themselves, it seemed! It is still one of my favourite series, both because of the amazing story, but definitely also because of the style of writing. I felt so connected to the main charcater (Nathan) without really liking him from the very beginning, and I only came to feel more and more attached to him. I ended up almost loving this broken soul. He is one of those charcaters you feel, you want to pick up and hide inside your heart, so they feel warm and safe and protected from all the bad things. One of those characters, who you know in your heart, will never heal. Like Katniss from The Hunger Games series. She is broken. She wil never heal. But she cannot stop living. Anyways, that really kept me hooked.

Insomnia (a book you read all night)

The Awakening & The Struggle (The Vampire Diaries #1-2) by L. J. Smith. I started the first one one evening and when I turned the last page I simply had to move on to the next. I remember finishing it in the middle of the night and almost panicking for not having the third book too. The next day I went to the library only to realise that the third book hadn’t been translated yet! It was so awful! I waited years before I found it, and then I found it in English published with number four as well. I was so happy, yet the fourth one really disappointed me and I sort of wished I had only read the first three in the series, despite then ending being too open.

Bad Nutrition (a book where you forgot to eat)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling. I remember finishing Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix completely devastated and heart-broken, and when I got my hands on HP6 I just had to know what would happen next. I started early in the morning and read all through the day, and stopped only to use the lavatory and I only stopped to eat when my mother came and told me, she had dinner ready. It was amazing. I finished the book around 2 am that same night.

Home-sickness (a book related to a trip)

Vampire Kisses – the beginning by Ellen Schreiber. I bought this book in a book store in Costa Rica while vacationing there. I read it rather quickly, and I remember it as being good, but nothing ground breaking or phenomenal. However, I brought it on a trip one day, and we were caught out in the open, when the rain started falling. At that time, the rain came down at approximately the same time every day, and it just poured down like crazy for maybe an hour or three. Then nothing happened until the next day. We were on horseback when it hit, and everything was completely saturated. My book included. My heart almost stopped when I realised it! I looked at it with shaky hands only to realise that the damage was irreversible. However, my good friend told me, it was an important lesson to learn, because I seemed to care a little too much about my books. I belive she was right, although for many years (and still today actually) I would look at it on my shelves and think, that at least it can still be read. Even though it looks very worn.

Thank you

Thank you for reading this. Consider yourself tagged to do this tag, if you think it could be fun! And please do let me know if you do, so I can learn a little more about you!

A stack of books that I intend to read during Dewey's 24-hour readathon

Dewey’s Readathon

Today Dewey’s Readathon begins and I am going to be a part of it. At least for som time since I have a birthday to go to later today. Also, the whole staying awake for 24 hours is not really something I am good at.

What to read for this readathon

I have a couple of books in my stack that are purely for school. I follow a literature course this term and we need to read a various amount of Danish authors for class. Three of my books for this readathon are for school. These are:

  • Drengen der fik en hunds hjerte by Louis Jensen (The boy who received a dog’s heart)
  • Kopierne by Jesper Wung-Sung (The Copies)
  • Små frø by Mette hegnhøj (Small Seeds)

In my stack I further have:

  • Intet by Janne Teller (Nothing)
  • Til døden os skiller by Kit A. Rasmussen (Until Death Do Us Part)
  • Harry Potter og de vises sten by J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone)

I hope to get through more than half during this readathon, but not knowing what I am going into or how I will hold up, I just hope for the best!

I will keep updating this post the further into the readathon as we get!

Please, feel free to comment where you keep updates on your readathon!

The first book

I will begin with Drengen der fik en hunds hjerte, since I started it a long time ago and really need to finish it.

The Danish book "Drengen der fik en hunds hjerte" is placed in a tree with green moss spots

Drengen der fik en hunds hjerte by Louis Jensen

16:12

I just finished Drengen der fik en hunds hjerte and also had a little bite to eat. The book turned out better than I had hoped for, now I will continue with Mette Hegnhøj’s Små frø (Small Seeds) before I have to leave for my boyfriend’s brother’s birthday. We leave at 16:45 (4:45pm), so I know I won’t get far into it, since I also need to change clothes before we leave. I dont know when we will be home, but I’ll make sure to write an update, when we do.

The second book

The second book is Små frø (Small Seeds) by Mette Hegnhøj and it is…. sort of a modern retelling of an old Danish story. Yet it is not a retelleing at all. I do not quite know how to explain it. However, I have heard it should be really good, so I really look forward to reading it!

The book Små frø (Small Seeds) by Mette Hegnhøj on a bench in the woods.

Små frø (Small Seeds) by Mette Hegnhøj

20:59

Well back at home after a wonderful evening at my mother-in-law’s to celebrate my boyfriend’s brother’s 17th birthday. It was so hyggeligt and fun, but I didn’t get any reading done. I didn’t expect to read much either, so it’s alright. Now I will begin my second book and see how long I can keep going.

00:22

This staying up late is so not for me. I just had a boyfriend-break, where we watched some TV and ate a b lot of popcorns! I’ve looked at several other blogs and instagrams to see how everyone else is doing, and now I will go to bed and try to read the last few pages of Små frø before I fall asleep. I hope your readathon goes well!

9:12

I have a big heart for sleep, so I managed to sleep for a good seven hours tonight, but am now back on track. It is amazing to see how much people can read. I am a slow reader and I also need a lot of breaks when I read. It wasn’t always like that, but I have lost some of my ability to concentrate for longer periods of time. Hopefully I can get it back with exercise. I know it is something I need to work on.

I am now starting Til døden os skiller (Until Death Do Us Part) by Kit A. Rasmussen, which is my third book in this readathon.

13:10 (1:10 pm)

I have just put down Til døden os skiller (Until Death Do Us Part) by Kit A. Rasmussen which was such an amazing read! It left my heart a little hollow, so instead of continuing with Kopierne (The Copies) by Jesper Wung-Sung as I had originally planned, I am going to dive into the Danish edition/translation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone to lighten the mood a little for these past minutes. I wish you all a happy final spurt and look forward to reading some of the other readers’ blog posts about these last few hours, since I completely vanished from the surface and haven’t paid attention to other readathoners since 9 am this morning. But now I will read.

14:10 (2:10 pm)

Time’s up. The readathon is over and we can go back to our normal lives. I am so happy I finally got to try this out, but I must admit that I was a far better reader this morning than I was yesterday afternoon and evening. Next time I must make sure to be in a time zone, where the readathon starts in the morning! (I’m obviously kidding – I will not move time zone! But I might structure my readathon differently).

I am amazed with myself. I actually got to finish three books and a short story. Granted none of the books were bricks (Game of Throne size), but I really didn’t think I could concentrate long enough to finish more than one book. I had imagined giving up and starting a new one, once in a while – or go back to one a gave up on earlier in the readathon. I am so glad that I decided to go to sleep, because I woke up much more determined and hungry than I was when I went to bed.

To sum up

  • Drengen der fik en hunds hjerte (104 pages)
  • Små frø (87 pages)
  • Irene Holm (17 pages)
  • Til døden os skiller (265 pages)
  • Harry Potter 1 (21 pages)

All in all: 494 pages.

This was a great experience, but I will definitely have to make som changes for the next one I want to participate in. I am not  big snacker when I read, but I managed to eat through two bags of popcorn (with help from my lovely boyfriend!), an apple and half a bag of gifflar (cinnamon buns) plus a bottle or two of water and two glasses of soda. Plus the proper meals of course. I missed some cookies though, so I will definitely add that to my “things to remember” list for next time. Now I crave pancakes, so I will adventure out for a walk with former mentioned boyfriend and buy some oats, so we can have afternoon pancakes before we have to leave for another birthday (same boy – different part of the family)! It has been a super busy weekend, and I was way to anxious about it before it started, but I have actually managed to enjoy it all the way. And pause, when I needed to.

Moreover, I have really enjoyed following a bunch of other bloggers/instagrammers/readathoners to see what they were reading, eating and doing. When they went to bed and which of the small challenges they participated in. I look forward to next time, but for now I will go show my boyfriend I haven’t forgotten him in all this. And make pancakes! A ton of them <3