Books

Book Read-a-thons TBR

This morning I saw Catriona’s (@littlebookowl) video for the coming read-a-thons.
I completely forgot about those.. the past two weeks have flown by. My husband was home from work, our daughter was home from daycare,.. I got the call that I got the job I interviewed for (it’s a temporary one from 16/02 till the end of june) so I went back to the office to meet the CEO and fill out some paperwork. And of course there is the bookshelf that we’re building. There are some pictures on my instagram. It’s almost finished, we’re in the middle of painting the thing and it’s pretty huge.. I don’t have enough books to fill all the shelves 🙂 but that makes me insanely happy.. I have room, plenty of room, for mooooooore books!!

But back to the read-a-thons. In Catriona’s video, she talks about three separate read-a-thons:
1) the 24 hour Read-a-thon 16/01
2) #RYBSAT 16/01 – 22/01
3) Under-hyped Read-a-thon 19/01 – 25/01

They can all melt together to one big Read-a-thon since they overlap.

For the 24h read-a-thon you’re supposed to read as much as possible in 24 hours. I already made plans for the afternoon so I won’t have 24 hours to read.. I want to finish the book I’m currently reading (The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness) and have that book as my starting point for the #RYBSAT.

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#RYBSAT stands for Read Your BookShelf-A-Thon and the idea is to choose a book on your to be read-shelf and read as many books as you can in the order as they are on your shelf. My tbr shelf is alphabetical.. which sucks.. It used to be just a pile of books but then I organised them. (I don’t have enough room that’s why they’re on top of each other)

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You can see where The Crane Wife used to be 🙂 That’s my starting point after I finish that I will go left (because I don’t feel like reading Nesser, short stories by Poe and the fifth Harry Potter in Dutch).

So I’ll be reading Stuart by Alexander Masters, Life of Pi by Yann Martel, Stephen King’s The Shining and Doctor Sleep, The Old Man and The Sea by Ernest Hemingway (in Dutch), The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne and Tess of the D’urbervilles by Thomas Hardy. (No way I’ll be able to read them all but that’s the order they’re in.

The last Read-a-thon is the Under-hyped one. Depending on where I end up in my #RYBSAT I might continue that read-a-thon until the 22nd and then read some lesser known books for the last three days. Or maybe I have to put it this way: books that have been sitting on my shelf for years and of which I have absolutely no idea what they’re about.

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All three were ARC’s for the bookshop where I used to work, eventually I took them home to read but never got around to it.
Do you know these books?
I just hope they’re good 🙂

And that’s it, guys.. (and girls 😉 ) my plans or the next ten days..
The Xmas read-a-thon was amazing and it made me read, a lot.. So I’m hoping that this week and a half will get me through some books I’ve been meaning to read for forever.
I’ve never done a read-a-thon this long and I hope that I’ll manage to keep on reading.

Are you participating? Maybe we can cheer each other on?

Love

Ellen

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