Daily Archives: 30. Dezember 2014

Reading Together #7

Only after I published last weeks instalment did I notice that there would be another one, so this time the actual last instalment of Weltenwanderers and SchlunzenbüchersGemeinsam Lesen“ (Reading Together) for this year.

Each Tuesday one of them asks four questions, with the first three always being the same about the book one is currently reading and the fourth a new one by either of them. All questions below are obviously translated from today’s German post.

1. Which Book are you currently reading and which page are you on?

I’m still reading my childhood favourite for BiblioSmiles’s Summer Book Challenge: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by Joanne K. Rowling.
I’m currently on page 212, which is only about a hundred pages away from the end.

2. What is the first sentence on your current page?

Weihnachten stand vor der Tür.

or in English:

Christmas was just around the corner.

Interestingly Christmas has just passed and New Years Eve is around the corner. 😀

3. What do you desperately need to tell about your current book? (Thoughts, Feelings, a Quote, whatever you want!)

I am soo bad with predictions…
Yes, it’s a short read, but you have to actually read to be able to finish it in a short amount of time…
And I didn’t expect to get distracted by different Fairytales, Being Human (US) and The Fall along the way…
Though this doesn’t mean the book isn’t captivating any more. It is, I’m just too tired to continue reading, when I finally pick up the book in the evening.
I still remember what is happening in which chapter, but I don’t remember the exact words used, so I can still look forward to experiencing the different things again. 🙂
I also think that „I thought you should know“ as addition to the line „Troll – in the dungeon“ is quite weird and unnecessary, though I can’t remember if it always bugged me, but it feels like it did.

4. The turn of the year is approaching: Did you set any reading-wise goals for yourself for 2015? Which and why?

As I mentioned last time, do I still have the two challenges I want to finish (BiblioSmiles and DarkFairy’s Alphabet Reading Challenge) and after cleaning out most of the books I had for Fairy’s challenge there are quite some books left…
But as I didn’t manage to get the 20 books this year, I think I’ll try to get them next year and with those two challenges I think I would have the needed motivation for it.
As to the why, I guess I could only say: Just because I want to read more regularly.

Additional thoughts

You can obviously participate in these questions by either using my translated or the original German version.
As WordPress made a nice statistic for this year, you can expect to read about it tomorrow. 🙂
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