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24 in 48 check in: Hit the Road

 

1) which three audiobooks you’d recommend for a roadtrip and why, OR 2) if you could take a roadtrip to any three bookish locations, what would they be?

 

Because it's been a long held dream of mine, I'll go all classic and say I'd love, love, love to make a Roadtrip to Rivendel.

 

So, I'm making a late lazy start to my Saturday and just now sitting down to read, so I'm barely at 2 hours. On with the clock!

24 in 48 Progress

 

OK, uncle for tonight

 

24 in 48: Expectations and Intro Survey
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams The Gunslinger - Stephen King

 

This is the first time I join in a readathon! This 24 in 48 suits me.

 

I'm no a speed reader, so I reckon I'll finish my BLopoly Roll's at most, but we'll see. They are not that long.

 

Now, the survey:

 

1. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend? Argentina
2. Have you done the 24in48 readathon before? Nope, I'm a first timer.
3. Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first? Debbie posted about it, and I got curious.
4. What book are you most excited about reading this weekend? Since we are on the home-stretch of the BLopoly game, I'll go with my two picks for my double roll: HHGttG and "The Gunslinger". Both have been in my tbr for years, this game is really helping me with the clean up :D
5. Tell us something about yourself: Ermm... I'm a strange mix between a burrowing introvert and the dog from UP. That means that I tend to read while listening to music and drinking infusions, or hear audiobooks while cooking, cleaning and exercising. I can't do ONE thing at a time, which is why most people plain bore me, and I socialize best while dancing, or over board games. Not eating, though, unless you are very close to my heart, because I'm a huge and messy eater, and people's surprise annoys me into lectures about stupid expectations of dainty ladies, and feminist soapboxing that scares everyone... right.

 

*buckles down*

 

Starting the clock now.

Reblogged URL
#24in48 One Hour to the 24in48 Readathon

 

Signup at the link which also explains:  

"If you’re new to 24in48, this is the basic gist: beginning at 12:01am on Saturday morning and running through 11:59pm on Sunday night, participants read for 24 hours out of that 48-hour period. You can split that up however you’d like: 20 hours on Saturday, four hours on Sunday; 12 hours each day; six four-hour sessions with four hour breaks in between, whatever you’d like.  

 

And that’s it. The format never changes but it’s always an adventure."

Reblogged from Debbie's Spurts
Source: http://24in48.com
BLopoly Roll 19

July 19th: Eighteenth Roll

Bank Account: $180

Dice Roll: 1 & 3:29: Monorail: involves travel by air, has an airplane on the cover or is set in city with subway. Did end up reading "Around the Worldin 80 Days", thinking it had some air travel, but part of it is set in London, so *shrug*, $6 for it's 248p., and $6 from Free Friday read "And One Last Thing...", 310p.

 

 

July 21th: Nineteenth Roll

Bank Account: $192

Dice Roll: 2 & 2: 33 Tomorrowland: a book set in space, tagged sci-fi, or has robot/cyborgs: I'm thinking of finishing Realms for this one, though it might be that it is too big a concentration of impact short stories to read in a short amount of time. I'm likely to go with HHGttG

 

Double Roll: 1 & 4: 1 Frontierland: Title starts with letter in FRONTIER or is tagged western: Is "The Gunslinger" tagged western?. I'll with that one if it is.

Review
5 Stars
Fast race, turn of the century style
Around the World in Eighty Days - Jules Verne,  Brian W. Aldiss, Michael Glencross

That was awesome! I love when this classics turn out to be addictive page-turners. Even though I knew Fogg had to triumph, I admit I had several moments of true anxiety, so double points.

 

Into the podium of Verne's favorites it goes. Now, what do I do with this furious raging of my wanderlust?

Review
4 Stars
I'm grinning like mad
And One Last Thing ... - Molly Harper

Start to finish, this was a huge entertainment. From the vengeful start to the amusingly ridiculous encounters with Monroe, plus the whole cast of secondary characters, all colorful in their own way, all of it was made to get laughs and smiles out of me.

 

I'd forgotten about this author, and the way she mixes humor into the embarrassing. It feels like reading a fictional "This looser is you, and that's OK, you can laugh at yourself and proceed being awesome".

 

Spirit-lifting Free Friday Read.

Reading progress update: I've read 150 out of 248 pages.
Around the World in Eighty Days - Jules Verne,  Brian W. Aldiss, Michael Glencross

I'm having so much fun! Passepartout is a very resourceful guy, lol. I never thought it could happen, but this one might kick down 20.000 from it's first place as my favorite Verne

Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 310 pages.
And One Last Thing ... - Molly Harper

I'm reading this one for my Free Friday. It sounds like it'll be hilarious.

BLopoly Roll 18

July 16th: Seventeenth Roll

Bank Account: $160

Dice Roll: 3 & 4: Adventureland 26: A book tagged adventure or thriller. Picked "Wizard's First Rule", adding $20 for the stunning amount of 836p. (yeah, I didn't know it was that massive when I chose, but it was a quick read)

 

 

July 19th: Eighteenth Roll

Bank Account: $180

Dice Roll: 1 & 3:29: Monorail: involves travel by air, has an airplane on the cover or is set in city with subway. I remember making a mental note about "Around the World in 80 days" last time I landed here. I might read just that.

Review
4 Stars
I liked better than WoT
Wizard's First Rule - Terry Goodkind

This is the good stuff. Epic fantasy with about as much patience with the "wait for the answers while I hint you to death" bullshit as I have, an uninformed protagonist that refuses to carry the idiot ball nonetheless, funny and wise wizard, and heavy hitter female (though I got tired of her "let me die before I hurt you" thing waaay before the end). And of the main villain's three appearances (yeah, neat on the rule), the squicky ruthless first, and his eminently charismatic second were a wonder.

Even better: it is pretty much self contained. We are left a lot of issues to pursue in subsequent volumes, but the adventure we start on we finish (and thank god, given all those pages).

It wont be soon, but I'm likely to keep reading this saga.

Reading progress update: I've read 732 out of 836 pages.
Wizard's First Rule - Terry Goodkind

“I’m so sorry, Denna,” he whispered.
“You will remember me?”
“I will have nightmares the rest of my life.”
Her smile widened. “I’m glad.”

 

Goodness, I am likely to have nightmares, even while I pity her. Very messed up.

Reading progress update: I've read 729 out of 836 pages.
Wizard's First Rule - Terry Goodkind

Rahl is one magnificent villain

Reading progress update: I've read 675 out of 836 pages.
Wizard's First Rule - Terry Goodkind

I'm at the Denna part

 

@_@

Reading progress update: I've read 562 out of 836 pages.
Wizard's First Rule - Terry Goodkind

“No. As Zedd is fond of saying, nothing is ever easy. How can we justify going after one little girl, to solve the riddle of her loaf of bread, while Rahl goes after the box?”

 

Little lesson: sometimes, being true to yourself does more for the big picture than one would ever know.

 

Now I'm going to that corner to tear my hair out

Reading progress update: I've read 550 out of 836 pages.
Wizard's First Rule - Terry Goodkind

“Westlanders did not do this!”

 

Is that you brother? This is getting complicated.

currently reading

Progress: 12%
Progress: 50/189pages
The Importance of Being Earnest - Oscar Wilde