Sunday, May 12, 2013

Bout of Books read-a-thon

Sunday, May 12, 2013 8:24 PM with 9 comments



The 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, May 13th and runs through Sunday, May 19th 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 7.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

Time Devoted to Reading: 
My goal is to devote 3 hours a day to reading.

My Goals:
To finish a handful of books I've already started. I tend to read 3-7 books at the same time and right now I'm stuck in the middle of several books I'd like to get through.
I'd like to visit, comment, and follow at least 5 "new to me" blogs a day. 

Books to Read:
The books I'm currently reading that I would like to finish by the end of the read-a-thon are:
  • How My Summer Went up in Flames
  • The Summer I Became a Nerd
  • Reboot
  • Parallel
  • Firecracker
  • He's Gone
Audiobooks I'd like to finish:
  • Burn for Burn (re-read)
  • We'll Always Have Summer
  • Truth About Forever 
Books I'd like to start if I have time (or if these books aren't doing it for me):
  • Book of Broken Hearts
  • All I Need 
  • All the Summer Girls
Updates:
I may or may not post my updates daily. I'll try to post some updates via Twitter.

Monday: 
Hours spent reading: 2.5
Finished: How My Summer Went up in Flames
New blogs joined: 5

Tuesday:
Hours spent reading: 1.5
Finished: Audio of Burn for Burn
New blogs joined: 3
This wasn't the best reading day for me. I had a headache for most of the day and had unexpected company over until late.

Wednesday:
Hours spent reading: 2
Finished: nada
New blogs joined: 9

Thursday:
Hours spent reading: 1
Finished: We'll Always Have Summer
New blogs joined: 0

Friday:
Hours spent reading: 1
Finished: nada
New blogs joined: 0

Saturday:
Hours spent reading: 1

Finished: nada
New blogs joined: 0

Sunday: 
Hours spent reading: 2

Finished: nada
New blogs joined: 0

Wrap-Up
Well that was a bust. I could make excuses about working full time and going to school, but I'm not going to. Honestly, I think I'm just plain overwhelmed by the books I have piling up. I probably have 50 books checked out from the library and an almost unfathomable amount of ARCs. I need to stop trying to read so many at once, but I just get distracted so easy. Oh, well. Maybe next year will be better.
*This is the first Bout of Books' Read-a-Thon I've taken part in. I've only been blogging for about a month, so I'm really excited. I'm participating because I'd love to connect with other bloggers. Comments and followers are welcome and much appreciated. I will always try to follow those who are following me, but if I somehow miss you, please just let me know. Happy reading, everyone!

9 comments:

  1. Oooh, you have such good books to read. Enjoy all of them!

    Jen @ YA Romantics

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    1. So far it's pretty good. Slower than the books I usually read, but the writing is great. I've already highlighted a few things.

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  2. I'm awful for reading 2 or 3 books at a time but not 7!
    Good luck with your goal! I love the sound of How My Summer Went up in Flames and The Summer I Became a Nerd so enjoy!

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    1. As my TBR pile gets more and more out of control I find that even books I'm enjoying don't keep my attention they way they used to.
      Both of those books are fun summer reads so far.

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  3. Firecracker sounds really great. I'm looking forward to reading that one myself! Good luck with your goals. :)

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    1. Firecracker is interesting so far. Different, but funny. And thank you.

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  4. You have some great books lined up and I hope you finish them all! This is my first Bout of Books too and I'm really excited! Should be fun :)

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    1. Yay! I'm glad you're doing it to, Courtney. It should be fun!

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  5. Ooh, The Summer I Became a Nerd is SO cute! Hope you can get to it sometime this week!

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Hello, there! Thanks for taking the time to comment. I read each and every one and will do my best to respond--usually on your blog instead of on mine. I will, however, always answer direct questions. Due to serious time restraints, this blog is now an award free zone, but I appreciate the thought!