- Finish at least two books – PASSED (Day 2)
- Finish at least four books (added on Day 2) – FAILED (Finished 3.28 books)
- Balance reading and studying well – PASSED
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1084 pages (999 pages when only including books completed)
Bout of Books 10 was pretty successful for me! I completed my original two goals but not the goal I added on Day 2. Three full books is by far the most I have ever read in one week, and until this readathon I had never read an entire book in one day, let alone two books in two days.
How did the rest of you do? Did you enjoy the week of reading?
Updates for Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Number of books I’ve read these days: 0.75
Total number of books I’ve read: 3.25
Books: Just One Day by Gayle Forman, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
These past three days were so unexpectedly busy that I felt like I barely had time to breathe. It looks like I completely forgot to post about Day 5. And then Day 6 I had no time to read at all, as expected. So this should be my Day 7 update, but here’s all three days at once.
On Friday I finished Just One Day by Gayle Forman and started Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan. Between Friday and Sunday, I was able to get about 28% of the latter done, but that’s where the readathon ends.
Updates for Wednesday
Number of books I’ve read today: 0.5
Total number of books I’ve read: 2.5
Books: Just One Day by Gayle Forman
As expected, I couldn’t keep up my one-book-per-day pace. I continued with Just One Day by Gayle Forman and got a little over 50% finished. With some luck, maybe tomorrow I’ll reach 100% and start a new book.
Today was not a good day, and unfortunately trying to lose myself in reading didn’t work. I will try to make tomorrow better.
Four days and 1.5 books left!
Updates for Tuesday
Number of books I’ve read today: 1
Total number of books I’ve read: 2 (goal #1 completed!)
Books: Losing It by Cora Carmack
Again my day didn’t give me much time to read, but I still managed to finish another book! (Well, 75% of a book since I had already read 25% of it yesterday.) That means I’ve already reached my goal of reading two books during Bout of Books!! But of course I’m not going to stop here, so I’ve updated my goals page.
Tomorrow is my busiest day this week, so I doubt I will be able to read very much, but it’s also my birthday, so I’ll probably be retreating into a book as often as possible to keep from getting sad.
I’ll be spending the rest of the night studying. I’m not sure what to read next. I started Just One Day by Gayle Forman, but reading another YA-romance-slash-coming-of-age story right now made my head hurt.
Thanks to everyone who has left me well-wishes through here, Twitter, and YouTube! ❤ I’m sorry I’m not able to reply to them all individually. Good luck and happy reading!
Updates for Monday
Number of books I’ve read today: 1.25
Total number of books I’ve read: 1.25
Books: Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper, Losing It by Cora Carmack
The first day of Bout of Books was surprisingly successful, especially considering I only had the afternoon to do some reading. I’ve already finished one book!
Today I finished Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper. I hadn’t realized when my husband’s coworker lent it to me that it would be a book for children, so I was able to finish all 295 pages in one sitting.
I then moved on to Losing It by Cora Carmack, which, honestly, reads like a bad fan fiction of no fandom in particular, and I’m not sure if I want to continue. However, I’m already a fourth of the way done after little effort, so I might stick it out.
If the rest of the days are like today, it looks like mornings and evenings will be for studying and afternoons for reading.
It’s time now to go to bed and start Day 2. How are the rest of you guys doing? Keep an eye out for Day 2’s update!
Yesterday I made a post announcing my participation in Bout of Books. Today is the first day! So here are my goals for this week.
Time Devoted to Reading
I will be using my free time for reading as much as possible. I don’t want to lose sleep or skip meals, just read whenever I can. On Saturday I won’t be reading at all because I’ll be at Tokyo Disney!
Finish at least two books (completed on Day 2)
- Finish at least four books (added Day 2)
- Balance reading and studying well
Books to Read
There’s a big disconnect between the books I have and the books I want to read because nearly all the books I have have more of a wintry feel to them, and I’m very in the mood for summer books. So.
Books available to me:
- Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper
(This is a book I’ve been lent and want to finish as quickly as possible.)
- Just One Day by Gayle Forman
- Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
- The Selection by Kiera Cass
- More Than This by Patrick Ness
- Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
- Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
- The Giver by Lois Lowry
Books I want to read and might give in and buy:
Starting tomorrow I’ll be posting daily updates on what I’ve read!
Remember how nervous I was about Japanese classes? Well, of course, it turned out fine. I’m one month into class, it’s the right level for me, and I don’t feel like a complete idiot.
But enough of that.
I just wanted to let you all know I’ll be using my blog to make updates about a week-long read-a-thon I’ll be participating in next week called Bout of Books. I just made a video saying I wasn’t going to be participating, but I can’t stay away!
So, what is Bout of Books? Well…
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 12th and runs through Sunday, May 18th 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 10 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team
I will post more specific goals for the read-a-thon soon, and I’ll also be using my Twitter (and YouTube?) account to make updates during the week. I hope some of you will join me in upping your reading output!