Due to the fact that Dewey's Readathon ended a couple of hours ago, here's my answers to the End of Event Survey.
Which hour was most daunting for you? I managed to get halfway through, before I basically was so physically exhausted that I had to give up (note the fact that Dewey's Readathon started at 2 PM in Norway).
Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? I guess it could be discussed how high-interest these books are, but my suggestions are; Animal Farm by George Orwell, The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, The Tenth Muse by Silje Haarr and Shapeshifters by Stefan Spjut.
Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season? In terms of prizes, it would be nice with more international ones, but that's just a small comment, as I'm living in Norway and was a prize winner in Hour 23, when most of the international prizes where already claimed.
What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? It was really nice with the Facebook group and I felt a bit more connected with the community this time around.
How many books did you read? Two and a half.
What were the names of the books you read? This is About You by Mary England, Animal Farm by George Orwell and half of On Suicide by David Hume.
Which book did you enjoy most? This is About You by Mary England.
Which did you enjoy least? On Suicide by David Hume.
How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? I've participated in Dewey's Readathon several times already and it will not be my last time, though I'll probably be "just" a reader.
Considering all the sad and tragic events this year, such as the murder of George Floyd, the harassment of Asian due to Covid-19, and now the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, I decided reviving the Diversity Reading Challenge for next year. I’m not going to make any categories or levels for this challenge, as I want it to be a bit flexible. Read as many books as you feel like reading and yes, it can be children’s books, graphic novels, e-books, non-fiction, audio books, poetry and you-name-it. As it is a diversity reading challenge, it would be mean to exclude some types of reading materials, right? Now, what is diversity you might ask? What I mean by diversity is, but not limited to; People of colour/non-caucasian characters/authors Native Americans and other indigenous people LGBTQIA+ Authors or characters defining themselves as trans, intersex, genderfluid or similar Refugees Religious minorities Mental illnesses/disorders Neurodiversity (like ADD, Aspergers and autism) Feminist the
It's Friday and time for a new Let's Talk Bookish post, courtesy of Eternity Books and Literary Lion . The theme of the week was are big TBR's a result of abibliophobia? I guess the fear of running out of books to read is there for a lot of readers to an extent, regardless of how big their TBR is. As I've got over 200 books (probably even over 300, if not more as I haven't counted) unread in my bookshelves, it's not like I'm afraid of running out of reading material anytime soon or it's exactly because of the huge number of unread books that I don't feel panicky. As I keep the unread books seperate from the ones I've read, it's fairly easy to figure out what to read next. If I don't have a reading challenge/readathon in mind or some kind of seasonal read, such as horror during the autumn, I tend to use a TBR jar for a random pick. That said, I might suffer a bit of tsunduko though, as I may have purchased a book or two in which I'm
Earlier this year I was fortunate enough to recieve an ARC of A Christmas Carol by Philip Gooden and Charles Dickens through Netgalley. I read it shortly afterwards and today I'll post my review. Description from Goodreads Who can help a mean old man to love Christmas? How about a ghost? (…or three!) Scrooge’s heart is colder than snow, he’s richer than half the banks in England and meaner than, well, everyone. But when three seriously spooky ghosts turn up to take him on an adventure through time, he soon learns that being cold isn’t cool. Can he change his ways before it’s too late? About The Charles Dickens Children's Collection: Bah humbug! Who says the classics are just for adults? Join Ebeneezer Scrooge on his ghostly Christmas adventure, or follow orphaned Oliver Twist from rags to riches in some of literature's most famous tales from the foggy streets of Victorian London.Adapted and illustrated for children aged 7+. About Sweet Cherry Easy Classics: Sweet Cherry Ea