January 6, 2014

Bout of Books Read-A-Thon Sign Up, Goals, & Updates

Since I had so much fun doing this last year I decided to give it a try again this year, and simply because I feel like I'm starting off my bookish year right with a read-a-thon! This is my second year participating in Bout of Books!

Bout of BooksThe Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 6th and runs through Sunday, January 12th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 9.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

My Goals

Reading Goals
~ Read at least 5 books. (I normally read 2-3 books a week.)
~ Keep detailed notes as I read so it will be easier for me to write my reviews later.

Social Goals
~ Participate in the Wednesday Twitter chat.
Participate in at least two challenges.
~ Discover at least two new book blogs.

The Books
Twp Boys Kissing by: David Levithan - I heard it is great. Enough said.

Attachments by: Rainbow Rowell - This book has been sitting on my shelf for months. It is about time I read it, not to mention it is one of the many books I need to read for the TBR pile challenge I'm participating in.

The Returned by: Jason Mott - Not only have I been dying to read this, but I received this book through ARCycling and I know they want my review. ;)

~ Cinder by: Marissa Meyer - I read this book a long time ago but don't remember it well enough to read Scarlet and Cress so I'm diving back in.

Scarlet by: Marissa Meyer - I'm excited to finally read this, not to mention that it is part of a sequel challenge I'm participating in this year.

~ Independent Study by: Joelle Charbonneau - I just got this from the library on Monday and since I have been waiting so long to get my hands on a copy I'm adding it to this list last minute. :)




Updates

Monday
Number of pages/books I've read today: 243 pages
Total number of books I've read: almost one book
Total number of pages I've read: 243 pages
Books Today: Attachments by: Rainbow Rowell

Tuesday
Number of pages/books I've read today: 200 pages
Total number of books I've read: one and a half books
Total number of pages I've read: 443 pages
Books Today: Attachments by: Rainbow Rowell & Independent Study by: Joelle Charbonneau

Wednesday
Number of pages/books I've read today: 390 pages
Total number of books I've read: 3 books
Total number of pages I've read: 833 pages
Books Today: Independent Study by: Joelle Charbonneau & Two Boys Kissing by: David Levithan

Thursday
Number of pages/books I've read today: 248 pages
Total number of books I've read: 3 1/2 books
Total number of pages I've read: 1081 pages
Books Today: Cinder by: Marissa Meyer

Friday
Number of pages/books I've read today: 225 pages
Total number of books I've read: 4 books
Total number of pages I've read: 1306 pages
Books Today: Cinder & Scarlet by: Marissa Meyer

Saturday
Number of pages/books I've read today: 0
Total number of books I've read: 4 books
Total number of pages I've read: 1306
Books Today: None

Sunday
Number of pages/books I've read today: 20
Total number of books I've read: 4 1/2 books
Total number of pages I've read: 1326
Books Today: Scarlet by: Marissa Meyer

Looking Back...

Although I was half a book short from reaching my goal of reading 5 books in one week, I am still pretty excited I read 4 1/2 books total, double what I normally read in a week. I also participated in two fun challenges. I didn't find as many new book blogs as I would have liked, but I did find one pretty cool one. :) Overall, I think I did just fine this read-a-thon and can't wait to participate again next time! 

8 comments:

  1. I can't imagine reading that many books in a week, though I wish I could! I'm especially looking forward to your thoughts on Two Boys Kissing, I keep forgetting about that one. Good luck :)

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    1. I can't either but I'm going to give it a shot. I can't wait to read Two Boys Kissing, for some reason I keep putting it off.

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  2. Yay! Four of those were great reads for me. Enjoy! I'll be interested to hear what you think of The Returned.

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    1. Good to hear that they were great! I will keep you posted. :)

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  3. How is Attachments? I really loved Fangirl and want to go back and read the rest of Rainbow Rowell's books this year. Good luck with your goals. I am making sure I keep notes as well and/or writing the review rough drafts the next day so I don't forget. My Update

    Happy Reading!!

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  4. You are doing great! I hope you liked Attachments. I just finished Fangirl which was really good, so I am wondering if her other books are as good. Good luck with the rest of the read-a-thon and happy reading!

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  5. AHHHH You've read such good books so far! And you are doing so well! You totally got this!! Can't wait to compare thoughts on some of these! Great way to start off 2014!

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    1. I use a lot of exclamation points...

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