Monday, October 24, 2011

24 hour read-a-thon: What happened?

So yeah, I particiapted in Dewney's 24 hour read-a-thon yesterday/today. And you may notice that I didn't post any updates. That's because my frickin computer decided to die! (I'm typing this at my grandfather's) I know that I could've posted through my iPhone, but it takes a long time, is very annoying and I didn't feel like taking the time and energy to do it. I did update a bit on Twitter though.

And if you follow me on Twitter, you know that I went to bed at 2am (12 hours into the read-a-thon). I'd just finished Looking for Alaska, which was just so brilliant and mindblowing, that I couldn't concentrate on starting a new book. Some books you just have to process for a bit before reading something fresh. So I slept for about seven hours and started reading again at 9am.

I read Diary of a Wimpy Kid in about one hour, and then I started reading Room by Jenna Donoghue. During the last 4 hours of the read-a-thon I read about 250 pages of the book, which was pretty good. The first thing I finished was City of Glass, which was amazing.

So, all in all I read three and a half books. Concidering some breaks and that I slept during the night, I see that as a successful read-a-thon! I had a lot of fun and am hoping to do this sometime again - with a working computer.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

24 hour read-a-thon update #1

The read-a-thon just started! For the first hour, everyone awswers some questions about themselves.

1)Where are you reading from today?
2)Three random facts about me…
3)How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours?
4)Do you have any goals for the read-a-thon (i.e. number of books, number of pages, number of hours, or number of comments on blogs)?
5)If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, any advice for people doing this for the first time?

1. Stockholm, Sweden!
2. I'm part Finnish, I currently don't have any bookshelves and I love the UK tv series Skins!
3. I've picked 10 books that I'm looking forward to read, but I might choose something else from my other tbr list.
4. Just to have fun and read a lot!
5. This is my first 24 hour read-a-thon, so I'm a newbie in this. But my advise is just to read, read and read!

I'm starting with finishing City of Glass, I've read about 200 pages of it. I'll hopefully be tweeting a lot during this read-a-thon you can follow me at @Magical_books

Now to reading!

Dewney's 24 hour read-a-thon

(I will not acknowledge the lack of posts on my blog) (Although I just did ..) (Oh well)

Hey y'all! (Read with Texas accent)

I'm going to participate in Dewney's 24 hour read-a-thon tomorrow, and I think you should too! It starts tomorrow at noon GMT (2pm here in Sweden) and we're practically just going to read books during 24 hours.

You can find more information about this here.

I'll do some update posts during the read-a-thon, so you'll see how much I read. I will try to stay up the full 24 hours, so you might find some weird tweets and blog posts from a super tired Olivia. I get crazy when I'm tired. Just so you know.

I'll see you later. And I'll try to blog more often, it's just that school is kind of eating my whole cake of time. (... I'm tired)


Sunday, October 16, 2011

Solid - Review

Solid (Solid #1)
by Shelly Workinger
Published: July 9, 2010
Rating: 3,5/5

Goodreads | Website

"After deftly replacing the desk to camouflage the secret door and once again securing the journal in the locked drawer, he looked up and caught his reflection in the window glass. He jauntily flicked his stiff cap with one finger, his mouth widening a fiendish grin as he unabashedly admired the face of the soon-to-be most revered geneticist in, not just military or medical, but, in fact, world history." from the end of the prologue

In Solid, Clio and a hundred other teenagers learn that they've been genetically altered before birth in a secret experiment. The scientist took his secret with him to the grave, but his journal was found by the government, who bring the teens together and help them develop their super abilities. But Clio quickly learns that everything is not as it seems. Workinger has written a fast paced novel filled with friendship, romance and mystery. With a strong group of characters who work well together, an original plot and a lot of questions that aren't answered until the end, Solid is a quick and interesting read. The mystery aspect could've been a bit more developed, but Solid is still worth a read.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Some things change

You might start noticing some changes in the way that I blog. Ever since I started my book blog, I've tried to be like all other book bloggers, written my reviews in a certain way, participated in memes, always written about the same things. And I feel like that's not really how I want my blog to be.

So I'll start blogging the way I want to. I'll make my book blog more me. It will still be a book blog and nothing else, don't worry. But I'll probably stop participating in memes, write my review a bit differently and just blog about whatever bookish things I want, whenever I want.

I just wanted to let you guys now. And I hope that I don't scare you away, hah. But the changes won't be too major, I promise. Who knows, maybe you won't even notice anything?