sabato 18 ottobre 2014

October’s Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon

So, let's start! 

To find information about October’s Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon click here.

Opening Meme :
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
 I'm from Naples, Italy. 
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? 
The Nancy Drew's series.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
 I'm craving books at this time :-)
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! 
I love reading and spreading the love for books and now I can't wait to start reading!
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'm very curious about everything, is my first time. I hope to have fun and read a lot! 

I was on Swap-bot when I read about this beautiful thing: a Readathon. An incredible way to read with other people. It's incredible, in this very moment hundreds of people in the world are reading with me! 

Here I'll post this one-day trip. 

Positive thing: I did this experience with my sister, and perhaps this is the most beautiful things of all the 24 hours. She is the one who really understands me.
Negative thing: In Italy the Read-a-thon started at 2 pm, so I was really really tired at 2 am and went to bed. Next time I have to sleep more before the starting of the Read-a-thon.
The minichallenge I would have joined (but I was sleeping): 

End of event Meme

  1. Which hour was most daunting for you? The ones in which I slept. More than 8 hours of sleep. 
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? Calvino's ones. 
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? More mini-challenges! They are a great fun!!!
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? It was my first Read-a-thon, so everything seemed to me perfect.
  5. How many books did you read? 3 and an half.
  6. What were the names of the books you read? La vicenda scozzese, La principessa che amava i film horror, Il flato magico.
  7. Which book did you enjoy most? La principessa che amava i film horror. 
  8. Which did you enjoy least? No one. 
  9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? More cheerleading!!!
  10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? Sure I will partecipate in every Read-a-thon, for ever! Maybe I could be a cheerleader! 

Mid-Event Survey:
1. What are you reading right now? L'isola del tesoro (original title: Treasure Island) by Stevenson
2. How many books have you read so far? 3
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?

I don't know what I'm going to read. I change my mind every hour.
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?

No interruptions, but a lot of breaks.
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?

That it is running very fast.

Finished reading: Il flato magico, by Federico Salvatore
Snack: You'll see
Mini-Challenge Accepted: On food and books, hosted by A girl that likes book. I choose to honour the whimsical graphic novel I read today (La principessa che amava i film horror) with this princessy snack. A rainbow nutella bread protected by a little dragon. 


Finished reading:La principessa che amava i film horror (literally: "The princess who loved horror movies"), by Mocci-De Santa-Grigoli, published by the phenomenal Tunué. It's a great graphic novel suitable for children and grown-ups, a collection of awesome stories illustrated in a magnificent way.  
Dinner (it's 9 pm here in Italy): sushi! 

Mini-Challenge Accepted: Quotable Quotes, hosted by Bibliophibian Inc. I chose a quote from the graphic novel I'm currently reading: La principessa che amava i film horror (literally: "The princess who loved horror movies"). The quote says literally: If this is my nature I'm going to follow it.

Finished reading:  Una vicenda scozzese, by Carolyn Keene (literally: "A scottish affair", original title "The clue of the whispering bagpipes"). Part of the Nancy Drew series is a thriller book for young. I like this series, a simple and pleasant reading. 
Drinks: With Tea with Pomegranate 
Snacks: Peanut Chocolate Cookie
Mini-Challenge Accepted: Book Staging, hosted by On the wings of books

Mentre navigavo nel mio social network preferito, Swap-bot, sono venuta a conoscenza di questa maratona letteraria. Si tratta di leggere per 24 ore di fila! Ovviamente ciò che conta è divertirsi, quindi è lecito e doveroso far pause, visitare i blog degli altri partecipanti, farsi una dormitina... Quello che mi piace di questa idea è il fatto che tutti insieme stiamo facendo qualcosa di bellissimo: leggere. E mentre mi trovo tra le pagine dei libri che ho scelto per questa giornata mi sento di leggere in compagnia, circondata da centinaia di persone che come me amano la lettura. E così anche la lettura, un fatto così privato, può diventare qualcosa di sociale. 

1 commento:

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz ha detto...

Welcome to the Readathon! It's one of my favorite things to do in this life. Hope you enjoy it, too.

If you need a little singing boost as you read along: Here's Singing My Way Through the Readathon!