Wednesday, March 21, 2018

ReRead-A-Thon 2018 & GIVEAWAY: ReReading from your favorite genre

Hello readers,

a while ago Merphy told me she was thinking of doing this Read-A-Thon and that she was looking for co-hosts. How could I so no to that? I was immediately hooked and wanted to be a part of this.
I do not reread much, because really my favorite genre is crime and where is the thrill when you already know how the book is going to end?
Who is going to be the murderer? Whats the story behind the murder?
Nonetheless did I pick this prompt and I immediately knew what I was going to reread.
Now before we get to this, lets take a few steps back.

Well lets say 20 years back.

I have been an avid reader for as long as I could think. I had books over books as a child. One thing that has always been important to me was that there was a mystery in the book.

Something got stolen? - Who was the thief?

A sudden interest in a certain desk on an auction. - Why does this person want to have that desk?

Lets face it my favorite stories consistet of Tintin, Inspector Gadget and on the top of my list....drum roll please....

The Famous Five by Enid Blyton

Now as much as I loved the books as a kid, I did grew from them. And the first "adult" crime novel I picked up was a classic with a lasting impression. So here we are today. 20 years forward. 12 years after I read it for the first time.

Perfume by Patrick Süskind

It is not one of those intense crime or thriller novels where you have a case in the beginning or some mystery that has to be solved. It is by far from that. Then why re-read it? Or why read it at all?

Right I thought about that too.

Well I want to give you some reasons why I wanted to re-read it.

First of all, from all the books I have read, this is one where I in one sentence can give you a synopsis, which goes like this:

The Protagonist kills beautiful women to create the perfect perfume.

Not going to explain you what perfect means to the protagonist because that would spoil you the end of the novel.
However the idea of killing people to get their scent was something that intrigued me back in the day. This whole book is about how things smell. How the protagonist percepted the world through smelling and not necessarily seeing.
It is not the most brutal book, but the descriptions are very "vivid" and at times it disgusted me.

Now if you read my TBR, you know I put this book as well on it to give it another chance.
Well why did it needed another chance?

First I thought because it disgusted me at times. Now after I have reread it right on the first day of the readathon I can tell you, that was the wrong reason. It should disgust you. That is what its meant to do.
However the middle part of this book seemed really slow to me this time around, maybe because I feel the majority of it is not needed when you actually have read once and know what it is about. I however did enjoy my reread.
It is still a very unique book about the making of a murderer and I can absolutely recommend it.

Now for the fun part for you.


There are three Giveaways you can enter every day during this readathon, since we are still running until Saturday you still have plenty of chances on winning!
So make sure you check out the other hosts and the twitter account as well (I link you to the file with the information here).

Now to my Giveaway! I am giving away a 10 Euro Amazon Gift Card, that I will send to you via E-Mail so that you can pick whatever book you like! All you have to do is enter your information in the Rafflecopter down below and if you want to tell me your favorite book in the comments below. I will contact the winner tomorrow. Good luck to everyone. And make sure to check the other hosts out as well!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Thank you so much for the amazing giveaway! My fave book is Graceling by Kristin Cashore <3
    Megan S.

    1. Thanks for stopping by! I have heared about Graceling. Need to check it out.

  2. Thank you for hosting the rereadathon. My favorite book currently is Strange the Dreamer.

    1. Thank you for stopping by! I have heared so many great things about Strange the Dreamer, I need to add it to my list.

  3. Thanks for taking part in this! I don’t have a favorite book but book series- The Dark Tower by Stephen King!

    1. Thank you for stopping by! I read The Gunslinger and was really confused by all the adjectives, but I keep hearing that the writing improves in the second. Please let me know if that is true.

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  5. Thank you for the readathon. My favorite book is The name of the wind by Patrick Rothfuss

    1. OMG I have always been so intimidated by that book. Thanks for stopping by

  6. Thanks for hosting today! My favorite book is Harry Potter (cliche, I know). But the first book never fails to help pick me up when I need it most. :)