This is Kate from Kate’s Book Nook and I will be your cohost for the rest of the readathon! We are two hours away from the finish lines? Are any of you keep track of pages read? I made 450. Not my best. But I will be spending 9 hours reading after I wake up tomorrow (today) to make up for my nap and the cohosting hours. Hope to get around 1000. But the most important thing to remember is that any reading completed is better than what you started the day having done. And I enjoy the social aspect of Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-A-Thon.
I want to take a moment and thank all of the wonderful mini-challenge hosts and all of those who donated prizes or are postage angels or did anything behind the scenes that made this even as fun as it is. It isn’t hard to sit down and decide to read for 24 hours. But it is all of the social aspects of this event that make it amazing! So thank you for all you have done!
Video of the Hour:
Okay, this video is longer than others. It is a scene that wasn’t actually in the Hunger Game trilogy, but imagined as if it was. MainStayPro do a really good job of creating fanmade movie trailers for books and other such things. This is one of my favorites. So bookmark it for future viewing. Or take a quick reading break and watch it now!
Random Fact of the Hour:
The weirdest book is a book called “Cent mille milliards de poèmes” (“One hundred million million poems”) which was written in 1961 by the French poet Raymond Queneau. It has only 10 pages with 14 lines on each page. Its curiosity stands in the fact that every single page is cut into strips, containing a sonnet. These can be read combining fragments at your personal will. All ten sonnets have the same rhyme scheme and employ the same rhyme sounds. Therefore, any line from a sonnet can be combined with any from the other nine, giving 1014 (= 100,000,000,000,000) different poems. Reading all the possible variants would require a lot of time, therefore some people see it as being also the longest book in the world. So you can better understand, look at the picture below:
UPDATE: Deb Nance at Readerbuzz informed us in the comments section that this book can be found on Amazon for $450. That is crazy! Hope no one accidentally rips out one of those strips! And one has to wonder if all of those poems make sense or if they read like nonsense.
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