I haven't quite decided what I'll read this time. I'll just choose on a whim ;)But, I have a nice mix of novellas, graphic novels, collections of stories, as well as full-length novels & shorter novels, and then there are the already started books I might pick up, even those I'd like to reread, as well as those I've already started rereading. So, it all depends on my mood...
Also, no goals this time, and I decided not to count the time or the pages, I'll just try to relax & read as much as I can in the 24 hours, and most of all, to have fun & enjoy reading!
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?- As always, from my home in Skopje, Macedonia.
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?- Coffee Gives Me Superpowers by Ryoko Iwata.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?- The delicious mini cakes I made especially for this read-a-thon (and barely managed to stop myself from eating them all).
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!- I'm a coffee addict, Neil Gaiman is my #1 fav author, and Forever for me is the best TV show at the moment!
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've participated the last time of course (I haven't missed one in years), and the one thing I'm doing different this time is that I don't have a list of reads as always, but I'm choosing what to read on a whim, with the exception of the coffee book I mentioned above ;)
I'm sorry for the low quality of the pic, but I still think you can see the seasons. Spring is obvious, the green cover with the green grass reminds me of spring. For summer, I chose the cover on the beach & the ocean, it reminded me of warm summer night. For autumn, obviously the cover with the girl with the umbrella in the rain. And for winter, the cover with the snowcapped mountains.
The goal was to find covers with 3 items: a tree, snow & a weapon, and I found them all ;)
"The darkest touch,
a thousand bones,
...I think that these books will be classics:
1. The Harry Potter series – because it’s one of the most amazing & well thought out fantasy series
2. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline – maybe I’m biased, because I love this book, but I think it will be one of the sci-fi classics
3. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – you know why, if you’ve read it ;)
Bonus: pretty much anything by Neil Gaiman. I couldn’t choose one by him, so yeah… I’m pretty sure most of his books will be classics, because they’re brilliant!
So far, I participated in 5 of the challenges, and I read:
I also started & I'm still reading:
Now, it's after midnight here, and it's time for a short break and another coffee fix...
End of Event Meme:
1. Which hour was most daunting for you?- Hours 19-20, mostly because it was tough to wake myself up, so I'm in condition to read.
2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?- Coffee Gives Me Superpowers by Ryoko Iwata & Terry Pratchett's Dragons at Crumbling Castle and Other Tales.
3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?- Nope.
4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?- The cheerleaders. Never before have I been as cheered as this time, they did amazing job!
5. How many books did you read?- 7 and a half.
6. What were the names of the books you read?- Texting Under the Influence by Cara Lockwood, Coffee Gives Me Superpowers by Ryoko Iwata, The Frog in the Tree by Paul Waters, Doctor Who: The Anti-Hero by Stella Duffy, Edward Scissorhands Volume 1: Parts Unknown by Kate Leth, Working With Heat by Anne Calhoun, Dragons at Crumbling Castle and Other Tales by Terry Pratchett, and half of Second Chance Summer by Jill Shalvis.
7. Which book did you enjoy most?- Definitely Coffee Gives Me Superpowers.
8. Which did you enjoy least?- I enjoyed them all, but if I had to choose, then Edward Scissorhands.
9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?- I wasn't, but they were amazing this year :)
10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?- Of course I'll participate again, definitely as a reader, and maybe as a cheerleader, too.
Mini challenges done: 8
Books read: 7 + 1/2