Category: Bloggers Event

German Lit Month & Nonfiction November

Posted November 3, 2014 by Michael @ Knowledge Lost in Bloggers Event / 23 Comments

Now that it is November; that means it is German Literature Month as well as Nonfiction November. While this is a little last minute, I think I’m going to participate in both. I have some books that fit already planned and I’m going to get involved by reading two or three books for each.

Nonfiction November is a chance to get people reading more non-fiction and is hosted by Sophisticated Dorkiness, Regular Rumination, Doing Dewey and I’m Lost in Books. I’ve already planned on reading some non-fiction this month; which include Excavation: A Memoir by Wendy C. Ortiz, Not Drowning, Reading by Andrew Relph and Why I Read: The Serious Pleasure of Books by Wendy Lesser.


I’ve been focusing on reading more books in translation lately, so what better way to push myself than join in German Literature Month; hosted by Beauty is a Sleeping Cat and Lizzy’s Literary Life. I’ve got Look Who’s Back by Timur Vermes (translator: Jamie Bulloch) planned and I also want to re-read Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind (translator: John E. Woods). If I find more time, I wouldn’t mind dipping into some Kafka again and finally read The Castle (translator: Anthea Bell).

My Plans for the 24 Hour Read-a-thon

Posted April 23, 2014 by Michael @ Knowledge Lost in Bloggers Event / 9 Comments

The Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-thon is a mini reading challenge that happens twice a year in April and October. Traditionally I’m never prepared or often hear about a reading challenge like this too late. This time I made an effort to participate; I want to be more involved in the book blogging community. As this is my first 24 hour read-a-thon I’m not sure what to expect and how much I need to prepare. I may have gone overboard, but I’m planning on focusing on cleaning up my NetGalley list. I’m not going to get through all these ARCs but it would be good to clear of a few of these books. The read-a-thon starts at 11pm Saturday here in Australia, who what I’ll finish but here is a list of the books on my reading list in order of priority.

  1. Shovel Ready by Adam Sternbergh
  2. The Fever by Megan Abbott
  3. Summer House with Swimming Pool by Herman Koch
  4. My Salinger Year by Joanna Rakoff
  5. The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. by Adelle Waldman
  6. The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
  7. Constance by Patrick McGrath
  8. Celebromancy by Michael R. Underwood