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About Athena

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    Readaholic, BookWorm & BookEater
  • Birthday 10/25/1985

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    Helmond, the Netherlands
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    Books, writing, science, technology, health, animals, languages...

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  1. Read-a-thons 2021

    Your socks sound great . Well done ! I'm glad you are enjoying yourself, that's the most important thing . My reading: Thursday Ken Follett - Kingsbridge 4 or 0: The Evening and the Morning (read page 284 - 301) Dana Simpson - Phoebe and her Unicorn 5: Unicorn Crossing (read page 1 - 105) Friday Ken Follett - Kingsbridge 4 or 0: The Evening and the Morning (read page 302- 331) Ann M. Martin and Gabriela Epstein - The Babysitters Club Graphic Novels 9: Claudia and the New Girl (read page 1 - 165, finished) Megan Wagner Lloyd and Michelle Mee Nutter - Allergic (read page 1 - 156) Saturday Ken Follett - Kingsbridge 4 or 0: The Evening and the Morning (read page 332- 351) ... nothing else. I spent the whole day with my parents. I wouldn't have read at all if it hadn't been for my buddy read and the pages I read in that each day. Sunday Ken Follett - Kingsbridge 4 or 0: The Evening and the Morning (read page 352- 391) Megan Wagner Lloyd and Michelle Mee Nutter - Allergic (read page 157 - 239, finished) Rachael Smith - Quarantine Comix (read page 1 - 212, finished) Catana Chetwynd - In Love & Pajamas (read page 1 - 126, finished) Allessandra Olanow - I Used to Have a Plan (read page 1 - 110, finished) Rachel Lindsay - Rx (read page 1 - 252, finished) Shira Spector - Red Rock Baby Candy (read page 1 - 62) As you can see, Sunday (esp. in the later afternoon and early evening) was when I read the most and it was also the day I spent the most time reading (and when I felt most in the mood to read!). I was, unexpectedly, out all day on Saturday (and didn't bring my books with me).
  2. Your Book Activity - September 2021

    I did, thank you ! It does have a really pretty cover! Well remembered .
  3. France's reading 2021

    I have The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms on my general TBR, glad to hear it was a terrific read!
  4. Your Hobbies, Collections, and Obsessions

    Wow @poppy, those are so beautiful!!
  5. I would feel the same! Agreed!
  6. Read-a-thons 2021

    It's a bit early to mention the next weekend just yet, but while I'm here, I thought I'd mention that next weekend (10-11-12 September), so in 4-5 days (depending on your time zone etc), we have the September read-a-thon.
  7. Your Book Activity - September 2021

    I'm currently reading The Evening and the Morning by Ken Follett (book 4, or 0, in the Kingsbridge series), together with a friend. We're taking the whole month to read it, just like with the earlier books in the series. I'm also reading Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty, with another friend. We read 50-ish pages a day, and should be finished in a few days. Yesterday I finished reading Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley, which I loved.
  8. Amazing looking pile ! I'm glad you are really excited to read them all and see them in the same place .
  9. Your Hobbies, Collections, and Obsessions

    Oh wow, hadn't seen that before!
  10. I'm glad you really liked Physik! Yay for the book pictures !! I hope you will have fun reading a lot during autumn !
  11. Your Hobbies, Collections, and Obsessions

    Sorry for taking a while to get around to reading this thread. I haven't, though if I were to try it I think I'd prefer it unbuttered. I don't often eat sandwiches nowadays to be honest, as bread tends to be a bit dry for my mouth (I have a dry mouth as a side effect of medication), so I usually have something else for lunch, a salad for example. I was into puzzles/jigsaw a while ago, and bought a thing so that you could roll the puzzle up (as we didn't have enough space to keep it out on the table for really long). You have to start laying the puzzle on it and then carefully roll it up. It worked, though we only used it a few times so far and I don't think I completed the puzzle (I then went off puzzling.. ah these things happen. Maybe I'll get back to it some day. Maybe that puzzle was too hard, who knows.)). I don't recall where we bought it, but then I live in the Netherlands anyway so not sure that information would have been helpful. I put the unfitted pieces in resealable plastic bags in small plastic bowls, organised by what kind of thing was on it (it helped me during my puzzling). I put the plastic bowls in the puzzle box (the pieces were in resealable bags so they wouldn't fall out if someone were to tilt the box.
  12. @Hayley Clever with the limerick and I really liked the book summaries!
  13. Hamnet

    I've heard many good things about Hamnet, I'm glad you enjoyed it!
  14. Read-a-thons 2021

    I'm glad it's okay with both of you ! Good luck Hayley, with sorting out your books!