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That's half my pledge done!
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 It's almost tradition for me: Dewey's Readathon - and the accompanying scheduling issues.

A Readathon? What's that?

The rules: read as much as you can in 24 hours. Can be audiobooks, graphic novels, fan fic, regular novels in both ebook or regular format. Check in on a social medium of your choice: there is a group on Fb, GR, and a lively convo on Twitter to squee. That's it. 

Scheduling Issues
Every year I try to keep my calender clear for that day, and ususally it's a struggle. This year, the People's Climate March in on Saturday afternoon. And every year, I try to come up with solutions. 

Tentative Plan
I will of course join the Climate March in Amsterdam. I will bring an audiobook to listen to on the train back home. I will likely try to read the rest of the night at home. I put out a call on Fb to see if anyone is interested in joining me to Read in Public Sunday from noon onwards. 

Tentative Reading List
  • I have my eye on Het Derde Huwelijk (The Third Marriage) by Tom Lanoye as the audiobook. 
  • DH got me De Tas van de Leraar (I think it's translated as The Briefcase?) by Hiromi Kawakami, which I really look forward to reading.
  • I just started The Moor's Account by Laila Lalami. I might have finished that by April 29th though. 
The rest remains to be determined.

Anyone else participating?
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In an attempt to widen my reading habits, I printed out the Popsugar Reading Challenge 2017. (printable) I figured I should probably report on how I'm doing.

    • A book recommended by a librarian: 
    • A book that's been on your TBF for too long: 
    • A book of letters
    • An audiobook
    • A book by a person of colour: Octavia Butler, Earthseed
    • A book with one of the seasons in the title: 
    • A book that is a story within a story: 
    • A book with multiple authors
    • An espionage thriller: Charles Stross, Empire Games
    • A book with a cat on the cover
    • A book by an author who uses a pseudonym
    • A bestseller in a genre you don't normally read, Eloise James, De ondeugende hertogin/Duchess by night
    • A book by or about a person who has a disability: 
    • A book involving travel: 
    • A book that's published in 2017: Charles Stross, Empire Games
    • A book involving a mythical creature: Rick Riordan, Percy Jackson 
    • A book you've read before that never fails to make you smile
    • A book about food
    • A book with career advice
    • A book from a non-human perspective
    • A steampunk novel
    • A book with a red spine
    • A book set in the wilderness
    • A book you loved as a child
    • A book by an author from a country you've never visited: Jeff Vandermeer, Vernietiging
    • A book with a title that's a character's name:
    • A novel set during wartime: 
    • A book with an unreliable narrator:
    • A book with pictures: Posey Simmons, Tamara Drewe, 
    • A book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you: Octavia Butler, Earthseed
    • A book about an interesting woman: Mary McCarthy, De Groep/The Group
    • A book set in two different time periods: 
    • A book with a month or a day of the week in the title
    • A book set in a hotel
    • A book written by someone you admire: Femke Halsema, Pluche
    • A book that's becoming a movie in 2017
    • A book set around another holiday than Christmas
    • The first book in a series you haven't read before
    • A book you bought on a trip
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I didn't have much up on LJ, so I'm not even going to bother with migrating it. I just want to hand in my GYWO updates in peace!


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