I’m pushing through with all my readathons. Last day of the Biannual Bibliathon is today (Friday 20th July 2018) and hopefully, I’ll manage to finish my last book, Scythe (just over halfway). That means tomorrow morning I can start something new, a clean fresh start for a clean fresh readathon 😉
The 24in48 is a very challenging and intense readathon. The goal is to read for 24 hours within a 48 hours window. Luckily it’s over a weekend and I’m all free (potentially intentionally). The readathon guys have asked their participants to try and focus on diverse books, which suits me well
Let’s have a closer look at my plan 😊
DATES: 21st July to 22nd July
READING CHALLENGES: read for 24 hours within a 48-hour window
Main Physical TBR
Due to my reading time only being 24hours I have limited my TBR to 2 books, one physical book and one audiobook.
Evna by Siri Pettersen
This is the last in the series, and I’ve posted about my ongoing series here. If I finish this I can cross one series off. It’s also a Norwegian fantasy which is kind of diverse, not being native English speaking.
Pages: 500 pages
As this is the third in the series I will not put up the synopsis but tell you about book 1. These books are not translated into English but you can find them in all the Scandinavian languages, Finish, Czech, German and Polish.
Synopsis (book 1): Hirka is an outsider in her world. She is missing the fundamental bodily feature that assures everyone that you belong to this world; a tale. Instead, she has a scar where her tale should be and a story about a wolf attack as a toddler. If you don’t have a tale you are a pest, a myth, a human, and nobody want to be that. When she is fifteen she is told she is a child of Odin, a human, a pest. The world turns upside down and she becomes hunted.
It’s a book based on the Norse world as a base, but it’s not about Norse mythology. It’s about fitting it, fearing the foreign and the strength of faith and fear.
Prey of Gods by Nicky Drayden
This is my audiobook and a book I discovered during my diverse fantasy and sci-fi books TBR post. It’s set in South Africa by an SA author, so again a diverse author and book 🙂
Pages: 400 pages / 12h 27mn (listening to this at normal speed is half of my 24hours done, also narrated by Prentice Onayemi)
GoodReads Synopsis: In South Africa, the future looks promising. Personal robots are making life easier for the working class. The government is harnessing renewable energy to provide infrastructure for the poor. And in the bustling coastal town of Port Elizabeth, the economy is booming thanks to the genetic engineering industry which has found a welcome home there. Yes—the days to come are looking very good for South Africans. That is, if they can survive the present challenges:
A new hallucinogenic drug sweeping the country . . .
An emerging AI uprising . . .
And an ancient demigoddess hellbent on regaining her former status by preying on the blood and sweat (but mostly blood) of every human she encounters.
It’s up to a young Zulu girl powerful enough to destroy her entire township, a queer teen plagued with the ability to control minds, a pop diva with serious daddy issues, and a politician with even more serious mommy issues to band together to ensure there’s a future left to worry about.
Anyone else joining the 24in48 readathon?
Have any of you done any readathons so far this year? How did you do? Did you enjoy it?