Imens alle andre er til Readathon

Kl. er 13:09. Alle andre bogbloggere er i gang med at forberede sig til Readathon. ALLE ANDRE END MIG!!! For jeg tog den beslutning at være nogens mor. I stedet for at sove længe, købe snacks og rette på puder og bøger (som jeg gjorde her og her), har min dag set således ud:

5:10: Edith vågner og begynder straks at råbe. Hun kommer ind i sengen og ser Baby Einstein imens hun jager sine albuer ned i maven på mig (hvorfor???).
6:15: Edith hiver os ud af sengen og begynder at løbe rundt i lejligheden og pege på ting. Hun vil gerne have sine nye gummistøvler på.
6:39: Morgenmad og kaffe – Edith iført gummistøvler.
7:12: Edith er rasende over, at hun ikke må komme ud. Det regner VOLDSOMT. Nægter endnu en tur på legeplads i regnvejr!
7:45: Bliver heldigvis distraheret med varer fra Nemlig.com. Mr. Boyfriend har glemt at bestille chokolade til mig.
7:55: Edith fodrer mig med æble
8-10:50: Vi leger gemmeleg, hopper på en gammel madras der bliver afhentet senere, kigger ud i regnen, vasker tøj, fylder opvaskemaskine, spiser mere æble, hører Lana Del Rey og en David Lynch-inspireret playliste
10:50: Vores nye madras ankommer og den gamle tages væk.
11:00: Laver havregrød til Edith, hun skriger da den bliver serveret. Er stiktosset i 2 minutter hvorefter hun spiser den med den største fornøjelse.
11:20: Skifter Edits ble imens hun sparker mig i maven
11:30: Mr. Boyfriend putter Edith i klapvogn imens jeg laver frokost.
11:48: vi pakker den nye madras ud og kommer betræk på.
12:04: Spiser frokost, svarer på kommentarer på bloggen og forbereder lodtrækning af vinder til giveaway senere.
12:28: Læser bogblogs og det går op for mig, at alle andre skal hygge sig med Readathon i dag. Forstå mig ret: jeg elsker mit liv med Edith, men hvor ville jeg gerne dykke ned i et luksuriøst Readathon!

Nu er kl. 13:37 og I andre går snart i gang med læsedøgnet. Jeg drikker kaffe og blogger (obviously). Edith vågner inden for den næste times tid og så går det løs igen. Nu vil jeg spise en frøsnapper og tænke over, hvordan jeg kan komme til at deltage i Readathon til efteråret. Udfordringen er, at selvom jeg ‘fik lov’ ville der ikke være ro til det her hjemme. Så jeg er tvunget til at tage ud af huset …

Nogle idéer?

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Silent Reading Party

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Silent reading party

I går (torsdag) holdt Politikens Boghal læsefest. Konceptet er, at man mødes, drikker drinks og ikke siger et ord. I stedet læser man. Jeg glædede mig som et lille barn dagen før juleaften. Jeg er endelig holdt op med at amme, så en drink faldt på et tørt sted. Og min læsetid er så sparsom, at en aften dedikeret til læsning uden risiko for at falde i søvn, lød som et sandt paradis.

Desværre blev jeg lidt skuffet. Jeg synes ikke rigtig, at der var gjort noget ud af det. Min Long Island Ice Tea var lunken, blev serveret i et plastickrus og smagte lidt af slatten rom og cola – bare uden is og citronskive. Og der var ikke nogen, der bød velkommen. Jeg sad og ventede på, at der kom nogen og sagde et par ord for ligesom at markere, at nu skulle vi i gang med at læse. Og være stille. Det skete bare ikke. Så i selve caféen var der tre hold gæster, der sad højlydt og snakkede den første halve time. Det var lidt kikset.

Derudover kunne man ikke sidde ordentligt. Der var måske en håndfuld gode siddepladser til dem, der mødte op en time tidligere. 80 % af festen sad på gulvet eller trappen. Jeg fandt en lille taburet som var OK. Men det var også lidt hårdt at sidde sådan i to timer efter en lang arbejdsdag. Men i det mindste var der ikke risiko for at jeg faldt i søvn.

Men jeg nød da den buzz min halve drink gav mig (der skal ikke så meget til for tiden). Og jeg fik læst meget intenst. 120 sider blev det til – det havde jeg ikke kunne præstere i min sofa. Så jeg håber, at der er nogen, der afholder et reading party igen – bare med lidt bedre forhold. Men det kan også bare være, at det er mig, der er en sur gammel dame 🙂

Readathon Autumn 2015

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13:56
Today is the day: bookworms around the world do nothing but read for the next 24 hours. If you listen closely, you can almost hear the pages turning. I’ve been turning pages for a few hours now as I cheated and started reading at 10am during breakfast. I dove straight into Steinbeck’s ‘The Pearl’. It was beautifully written, but the story somehow disappointed me. It was like watching an accident in slowmotion without being able to help. And it’s not a story for pregnant, hormonal women. There should be a warning on this book!

Anyway, after a short break on Instagram, I was back to reading. I picked up ‘The Gracekeepers’, loved it almost right away, and then I fell asleep. I’m so ashamed. But I’m back in the game now: Mr. Boyfriend is making me lunch and I’m ready to dive back into Kirsty Logan’s strange sea world. You can follow my progress here on the blog where I’ll update regularly, and on Instagram. Oh, and let me know if you’re participating as well! I’d love to follow your progress!

16:34
Now it’s time to take a break and be social. I’ve got a birthday party to attend, but I’ve downloaded Henry James’ Daisy Miller on audio to listen to on the way to and from. I’ll be back later tonight – but will sneak peak on Instagram to see how everyone’s doing. Happy reading out there!

23:47
I’m back home now with a belly full of food, candy and birthday cake. I’ve also had some coffee, so hopefully I’ll be able to stay awake a while longer for some more reading. I’m halfway through Daisy Miller on audio, but will now put it aside and continue reading The Gracekeepers.

1:34
I’m getting tired now, so I’ve brushed my teeth and have crawled under my sheets with The Gracekeepers. Someone in our building have decided to have a party – the type of party where you not only have very loud music but where the entire party is singing along 😀 So we’ll see how much sleep I’ll get 😉

13:31
Spent the morning reading in bed with a cup of tea and later continued in the kitchen over breakfast. I finished ‘The Gracekeepers’ about 30 minutes ago – such a beautiful story. Now I’m back to listening to ‘Daisy Miller’ while knitting – I think I’ll be able to finish it just in time 🙂

14:00
The Readathon is over, and I made it through 3 books: ‘The Pearl’, ‘The Gracekeepers’ and ‘Daisy Miller’, a total of 448 pages. David Moody’s ‘Autumn’ will have to wait for another day. I’m quite happy with the result – and most important of all I had a good time 🙂 Now it’s time to check up on some blogs to see how everyone else did – then I’ll hit the movies with Mr. Boyfriend. Here are some pictures from my Readathon:

Coffee and sugar to stay focused:
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Reading in bed with a cup of tea this morning:
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Vitamins are also important:
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Trying to knit while listening to my audio book:
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And finally the three finished books:
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How did you do, did you have a good Readathon?

50s party at Vega

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Fabulous 50s party at Vega last night. I wore: dress from Mondo Kaos, vintage gloves and bag from Twenty, and shoes from Lola Ramona. My colleague in the pictures wore one of my dresses from Elmegade – don’t remember which shop it’s from.

I’m too hungover and too busy getting ready for our trip to Mallorca tomorrow to write much about the party – other than I had so much fun! Enjoy the pictures!

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I just adored the choir that sang to us in the Ladies’ room – click on the pic to hear them sing. Don’t forget to check out my somewhat 50s playlist American Diner.

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In the Basement

Partied in Basement yesterday …
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Finally got a chance to wear this dress from Mango, which I bought in Amsterdam. The necklace is new – bought it in Elmegade last weekend.. I completed the look with my green Hush Puppies – unfortunately they don’t show in any of the pictures from last night. I almost never get any outfit pictures when I dress up for partying, which always annoys me the next day.

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The party/concert was great! My colleague’s boyfriend was one of the brains behind the event, Frossen Fisk, and we had so much fun dancing to super cool electronic music. I really liked the bands, but can’t remember what they are called … I loved the space – very atmospheric. And I found a My Little Pony to dance and drink with – we were inseparable throughout the night! Sorry for the poor quality in the pic – it was a bit dark.

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