This is it. It’s readathon time, and I can’t wait to get started! For the next 24 hours, I will be reading, cheering other bookworms on and posting updates here on the blog and on Twitter and Instagram too. Where can I find you?
Happy reading, everyone!
And we’re off! I’ll be reading Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology first. It’s not very long and it’s filled with crazy gods – I can’t wait!
Which book will you be reading first at this readathon?
Norse Mythology – I’m currently on page 165, but I would have been much further if I didn’t stop to make cups of tea all the time!
I like Gaiman’s stories about the nordic gods, but so far I’ve heard them all before, which makes this book a tiny bit boring. Hopefully, I’ll get to read some stories which I haven’t heard before!
How far are you with your book?
Tea and cookie break!
I finished Norse Mythology and even though I’ve heard the stories before, Gaiman did a good job of bringing them to live on the page. I like his take on Thor, but my favourite character in the book is probably Lit the dwarf.
I’ve started on my next book which is Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews. I love her books and this one has started out pretty great, so I’m sure it’ll be another great read.
Magic Shifts quote:
“One doesn’t let her fiancé fight a horde of ghouls by himself. Some things were just not done.”
Which genres are you reading for this event?
I’m slowly making my way through Magic Shifts. It always takes me forever and a day to read books that I really like – I keep rereading words and sentences, even whole pages get reread a couple of times if I like them. I am a slow reader at the best of times, but this book is not making me read any faster! However, I’ve come to the decision that I would rather savour this book than rush through it to make it through my tbr pile. It’s totally worth it!
How are you doing with your reading?
If you like a book, do you read it faster or slower than normal?
I have moved to the bed – not sure if this is a smart move or not. It’s very comfy…
I’ve finished Magic Shifts, and like all the other Kate Daniels books, I really liked it. It was filled with sentences that made me snicker out loud. The humour and Kate’s kick-ass attitude is world class entertainment. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.
I’ve started reading Bound by Flames by Jeaniene Frost, which is another favourite series by a world class urban fantasy author. It’ll be interesting to see how it compares to the other two books I’ve read in the Night Prince series.
Are you a fan of urban fantasy books?
What is up with these ridiculous romance type covers?! This man does not look like a dangerous vampire who impales people! Less moody pout and more it’s-my-way-or-the-highway smile, please!
I’ve taken a little nap since I last updated the blog. Reading had slowed to a crawl because my eyes were struggling to focus, so I decided to get some rest. It helped – my eyes can focus a lot better now, but reading is still pretty slow going, but that okay. I’ll get there in the end.
I like Bound By Flame so far, but I must admit that it’s difficult to concentrate on the plot when you’re brain feels like cotton. If I like it when I turn the final page, I might just do a reread in the near future – just to get all the details which my sluggish brain is missing at the moment.
Have you guys slept so far?
I had to move back to my chair – lying in bed made me way too sleepy.
And we made it! The readathon is done, and I feel great – tired – but great. I managed to finish my third book which I’m pretty please about. And even though I didn’t get to read the fourth book I had planned, I still got to read some great books and talk to some great people during this readathon. It was well worth the (more or less) sleepless night!
I will definitely be doing this again in October! Will you?
Did you get through all the books you had planned for this readathon?
Done and now nap time!