April 2014, readathon

Hour 22

This is Kate from Kate’s Book Nook and I will be your cohost for the rest of the readathon! Are you excited??? I know I am! I want to start of with a brief explanation of how I will be setting up these posts for the FINAL THREE HOURS!!!! Every hours, I am going to post a video, and random facts about a popular author. I think it adds a little bit of fun for these final few hours.

Let me introduce myself to you really quick. I love German Soccer (specifically Bayern Munich) with a passion and will often force myself out of bed at 6:30 on a Saturday morning to watch their games (I am not a morning person so this is extremely difficult). It is the summer of the World Cup, which I am super excited about.  I am a cross stitching addict and currently have over 50 patterns started. I am also a cheese addict. I love cheese. During readathons, I allow myself to splurge and buy some of the more expensive cheeses as a treat. Lately I have been going through a bit of a book slump and I have only read seven books prior to the start of the readathon this year. I am hoping that this readathon will turn that around.

Now that you know a little bit more about me, I would love to know a little more about you! So please leave a comment and tell me some of your quirks and what makes you unique.

A big shout out to our cheerleaders!!! You guys have been fantastic! Next time we should have cheerleaders for our cheerleaders! But in all seriousness, thanks so much for cheering all of us readers on and cohosts on. You give us the strength to push past the weariness and keep reading! Goodness knows how much a “new comment” notice brightens up a persons day.

Video of the Hour:

Have you read any of these books that John Green lists? If so, which do you recommend?

Random Facts of the Hour about Jane Austen:

  • Jane Austen came from a large family. – She was born the second to the last of eight children. Her siblings were George, James, Edward, Henry, Cassandra, Frank and Charles.
  • Jane Austen loved balls and parties. – In Jane’s letters to friends and family members she describes the many parties and balls she attended and how she would dance all night.
  • Jane Austen’s sister was her best friend. – Jane’s older sister Cassandra Elizabeth Austen was her closest friend, they did everything together and when they were apart they always wrote long letters to each other. Cassandra nursed her sister in her sickness and was heartbroken by her death. Cassandra lived to age 72 and never married. 

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22 thoughts on “Hour 22”

  1. Thanks for co-hosting Kate. It can’t be easy having the final hours & seeing so many fall victim to sleepiness… & Books around the world mini challenge is not up yet so back to reading for me it is. Catch ya on Twitter!

  2. FUUUUUN FACTS ABOUT ME. Or not so fun, really. I have a chocolate chip muffin and coffee for breakfast every morning, because for some reason it’s one of the few things that doesn’t gripe my stomach first thing. I am terrified of air raid sirens and ventriloquists’ dummies, to the point where I feel physically sick if I hear/see one. I wear men’s cologne more than women’s perfume, because I prefer the woody, spicier scents to super-flowery ones. I was a bookseller for 4 and a half years but am now quite happy to be back on the OTHER side of the counter and buying books like a maniac from everyone ELSE’S stores. 😀

  3. I’m a huge soccer fan, love MLS (the Dynamo is my team) and also a big Liverpool fan. I am so ready for the World Cup. My husband (Who is English, this soccer obsession is all his doing) is taking a month off work so we can enjoy it. 🙂

  4. Hmmm, things that make me unique? I stayed up reading for 22+ hours. 🙂 Not too unique in present company but all my friends probably think me odd. I am an avid reader, pen paller and gamer. I love sports, but for us it’s American Football (Steelers!) and baseball (Rays & Nats).

  5. I love that you get some cool cheeses for the read-a-thon! I am obsessed with gummi bears and all candies gummi! 😀 I really love watching old episodes of The Twilight Zone, and I hope to live in the UK one day. I studied there two different times, but my year in grad school over there studying children’s literature really made me realize how much I love Britain!

  6. Yay, I won. So worth staying up all night for.
    Now about myself. I have been playing a sport popular here in Canada called ringette for eight years. In this summer I will be going on a tour in europe for it in Slovakia, Finland, and Sweden. Not only am I doing this readathon today, but I have also been working up on finishing my novel for camp nanowrimo. I have 75,000 words out of 100,000 done so far. Also, a book I have absolutely loved that is not that popular would be Hate List by Jennifer Brown

  7. So good to see I’m not the only one that splurges on special snacks for the readathon! I think they’re a very important part of all the fun 🙂

  8. Angie – Cheese is the best! I wish I could get the nice fancy cheeses all the time… but for now, I will have to settle for it being a nice readathon treat.

  9. Thanks Sharlene! It is especially not easy when your internet has decided not to work so you have to attempt to do everything on your phone or ipad. Super frustrating. I will check that link and see if it is inputted properly!

  10. Wow, Ellie, those are interesting facts. I have thought of being a book seller before, but I am pretty sure I would spend my whole income on books. I am scared of fireworks because they sound like gunshots and I used to live in a war-torn country. So I totally get being afraid of air raid sirens! And one of my sisters also prefers to use men’s cologne/deodorant.

  11. My dad is South African and so I watched the last World Cup because it was set there. I fell in love with the German National Team and from their started watching Bayern Munich. I love it. I wish I could take off a month of work to enjoy it! It sucks that all the matches take place during working hours.

  12. That is one more book than me, Tanja. I hadn’t even heard of any of these books before I watched this video.

  13. Those are interesting facts indeed, Karsyn. I am also American so why I love soccer (much less German soccer) is a mystery to pretty much everyone I meet in America. And especially to my father who is South African with an Englishman as his father and has spent his whole life supporting England and English teams. They are not happy I support “zee Germans”.

  14. I love the UK as well. I have visited a couple of times and it is great! I hope you make it someday to live there.

  15. I keep meaning to read Hate List. It looks interesting. I have never heard of ringette so I will have to look it up when I get the chance1 Good luck on tour this summer. That sounds fascinating! And good luck finishing your novel1

  16. Hey! I’m from Guam, a tiny island in Oceania. I am obsessed with tea (especially my Harry Potter blends). I am a stay-at-home wife, and I home school my pastor’s kids during the week. As of late, I’ve developed a deep desire to go to England, and I dream about it while drinking tea. haha. I’ve just finally started reading The Song of Ice and Fire series, and I wish I could stay up until I’ve finished them all.

  17. Crystal – What is this Harry Potter blends of tea that you speak about? I am also a tea drinker. I am half-South African and although I didn’t grow up there, my Granny instilled the importance of tea to me from a young age. I drink Rooibos (Red tea) predominantly. But this Harry Potter tea sounds interesting!

  18. Rose – I can’t imagine readathon without the splurging on snacks. I usually buy enough to last a month or so after readathon. hahaha

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