I haven’t been counting my XP and HP points for the first and second day of the readathon, but I did manage to finish 3 books (1984, we were liars and Will Grayson, Will Grayson which means up to 865 pages + the additional 130 pages of today means I read 995 pages in 3 Days, so much more than I would usually read!)
I’ve been reading more and more and enjoying it more and more, even though I’m not really enjoying the books I’m reading now. Kane and Abel deffintly improved when deeper in the story but Caraval is just…. there’s no development. It’s the same thought proces throughout the 400 pages of the book. She thinks she’s thinking it all through, but her mindset didn’t change and she keeps forgetting it’s a game… it’s repetetive and getting slightly annoying. But It’s also for ‘The reading quest’; Read a book that contains magic, so I kind of don’t want to dnf, because every page counts….
Readathons motivate me so much, I didn’t know I had this competive trait in me.
Happy Reading !
Bookupdate, second half of august.
I decided that this is the first ever summer I’m going to participate in Readathons because reading on your own is fine, but reading with other readers motivates me even more. I discovered that readingsprints are super super motivating and I can actually read a decent amount of pages in a certain time. I need to learn to stop compare myself to other readers because I am in my core, a slow reader (that was at least the case with Stephen King’s – Under the Dome).
I have been pretty active during the 7in7-Readathon, I failed, but I did alright for my first readathon. I read 865 pages in total, in 7 days.
I am now participating in “The Reading Quest”, created by ReadingAtMidnight and BoutOfBooks. For either of those I don’t really have a TBR pile because I’m a big mood reader. I did kind of plan what I could read for the bingo board of The reading Quest, but I already changed that the moment the readathon started, so yeah, that’s that.
The second weekend in September is also the final date to finish Jeffrey Archer’s – Kane and Abel… This book…. I didn’t like it at the beginning, I got really angry with Jeffrey for certain stuff and the sexism (since it’s taking place in the 1920’s and earlier). I like the story of both boys, but the writing style is new for me so it’s going to take a while to get used to, but since this book is over 400 pages, it shouldn’t be a problem.
I’ve always wondered why I stopped going to libraries; maybe it was because they didn’t have a large collection of English YA or maybe I thought the cover of books were more important then the story, but I refound my love for libraries and got 4 books.
All the light we can not see from Anthony Doerr
2 John Green books; WillGrayson, Will Grayson (which I absolutly loved, I gave it 4/5 stars on Goodreads) and An abundence of Katherine,
and I’m currently listening to the audiobook of Caraval from Stephanie Garber, wich I’m not enjoying all that much. I guess that’s the problem with overhyped books, sometimes they do live up to the expectation but sometimes they give more frustations because it’s not what you thought it would be. I don’t like the characters, they feel very one dimensional and there’s no character development at all. The world building is something I do like in this book because of the details.