Amanda at On a Book Bender hosted the Bout-of-Books read-a-thon from August 22 to August 28. You can see my starting post, goal, and daily updates here.
Books read: 2
Pages read: 650
Goals achievement: approximately 80%
Midnight (The Vampire Diaries: The Return #3) by L. J. Smith ü– my review is here
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger ü– my review is here
The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien x – I had planned to read some 150 – 200 pages of The LOTR: The Return of the King, but I did not manage to get to it.
Although I did not read as much as I had hoped, I would have read even less last week if I had not been participating in this read-a-thon. I probably would still not made it through The Cather in the Rye, but setting to read it as a goal and knowing other people know it and are trying to reach their goals (and some really doing huge amounts of reading) was the very encouragement I needed.
I was even ahead of my schedule on Wednesday, and I expected to perhaps read even more than I had planned, since I usually read the most in the second half of the week. However, last week was an exception. I had a lot of errands, so I read very little on Thursday.
However, I really enjoyed reading Midnight and I am satisfied with my read-a-thon reading overall. It was a good experience.