Monday, January 09, 2012

Bout of Books 3.0 Start Line & Updates


Bout of Books

Amanda of On a Book Bender hosts the Bout of Books 3.0 readathon from January 9 - 15, 2012.

My Goals:

I will try to do my average amount of reading and read at least an a hour day or 50-100 pages a day. Although, I hope I'll manage to read more than that. Nevertheless, 500 pages is my minimum goal for the week.

The books to choose from:

I have a pile of books ready at hand, so I have plenty of choice for different moods. I will most likely tackle one or more of these:

The Recruit by Robert Muchamore
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer
Definitely Dead (Sookie Stackhouse #6) by Charlaine Harris 

Back-up books:
All Together Dead (Sookie Stackhouse #7) by Charlaine Harris

UPDATES: 
(I’ll also update on twitter @StrangeNewWords, and you can find me on Goodreads):
The format is adapted from Amanda's. 

January 9:
The books I’ve read today (and the number of pages): The Recruit (320)
Number of pages I’ve read today: 320
Total number of pages I’ve read: 320
Today #insixwords: Neglected blogging, read one whole book.

January 10:
The books I’ve read today (and the number of pages): The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner (190), Definitely Dead (51)
Number of pages I’ve read today: 241
Total number of pages I’ve read: 561
Today #insixwords: Already reached weekly goal. Surprised myself. 

January 11:
The books I’ve read today (and the number of pages): Definitely Dead (146)
Number of pages I’ve read today: 146
Total number of pages I’ve read: 707
Today #insixwords: Still going strong, reading-wise. Otherwise: whatever. 

January 12:
The books I’ve read today (and the number of pages): Definitely Dead (144)
Number of pages I’ve read today: 144
Total number of pages I’ve read: 851
Today #insixwords: A good blogging and reading day.

January 13:
The books I’ve read today (and the number of pages): Definitely Dead (34), All Together Dead (38)
Number of pages I’ve read today: 72
Total number of pages I’ve read: 923
Today #insixwords: Had to pick up a back-up book.

January 14:
The books I’ve read today (and the number of pages): All Together Dead (31)
Number of pages I’ve read today: 31
Total number of pages I’ve read: 954
Today #insixwords: Blogger ate up my reading time.

January 15:
The books I’ve read today (and the number of pages): All Together Dead (101)
Number of pages I’ve read today: 101
Total number of pages I’ve read: 1055
Today #insixwords: Recharging my batteries for next week.

WRAP-UP: 


Books read: 3 and a half
Pages read: 1055

This was a great reading week for me as I read twice as much as my goals were. I haven't had time to write all the reviews, yet. Also, I had wanted to visit other participants' blogs more this time around, but then life interfered, so my socializing was lame, again, but I hope I will improve that next time.

How did you do with your goals? I hope you had fun reading.

And thanks to Amanda for hosting!


9 comments:

  1. I really like that one of your goals is to read 1 hour each day. Have fun with your read-a-thon!

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  2. Good Luck! I think an hour of day is great :)

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  3. Kudos on doing so great! I really wanted to sign up for this, but with my sis & nephew in town I had zero time for reading :(

    Hope you have a good rest of the readathon!

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  4. Congratulations! You seem to be doing an amazing job. Keep on going :)

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  5. YES for having to pick up the back-up! Go you!

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  6. Good job! 3.5 books is awesome! :)

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  7. Awesome on reading beyond your goal.

    Amy @ www.bookgoonie.com

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