Monday, January 07, 2013

Bout of Books 6.0 Goals & Updates

Bout of Books Read-a-Thon

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, January 7th and runs through Sunday, January 13th 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 6.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. -From the Bout of Books 6.0 team

GOALS:

My goals this time are very modest. I've been in a reading rut (well, sort-of, I'm reading tons of fanfiction, but I have to get back to read books, too). I haven't read a book in a month or so, so reading a book this week would be a progress. Not a too thick one, so 50 pages a day or 300 pages total.

As a consequence of the reading slump, my blogging has been all but non-existent lately, so my second goal is to be more social and connect with other bloggers.

I will also try to participate in a challenge or two.

UPDATES:

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

January 7:

The book(s) I’ve been reading: What Alice Knew by Paula Marantz Cohen
Number of pages I’ve read today: 8
Total number of pages I’ve read: 8
Today #insixwords: Well, at least I'm reading again.

January 8:

The book(s) I’ve not been reading: What Alice Knew by Paula Marantz Cohen
Number of pages I’ve read today: 0
Total number of pages I’ve read: 8
Today #insixwords: Personal stuff going on. No reading.

January 9:

The book(s) I’ve been reading: Love and Intrigue by Friedrich von Schiller
Number of pages I’ve read today: 25
Total number of pages I’ve read: 33
Today #insixwords: Little signs of improvement appearing slowly.

January 10:

The book(s) I’ve been reading: Love and Intrigue by Friedrich von Schiller
Number of pages I’ve read today: 10
Total number of pages I’ve read: 43
Today #insixwords: Where did today go so fast?

January 11:

The book(s) I’ve been reading: /
Number of pages I’ve read today: 0
Total number of pages I’ve read: 43
Today #insixwords: I was writing instead of reading.

January 12:

The book(s) I’ve been reading: /
Number of pages I’ve read today: 0
Total number of pages I’ve read: 43
Today #insixwords: Well, this is a total disaster.

January 13:

The book(s) I’ve been reading: Love and Intrigue by Friedrich von Schiller
Number of pages I’ve read today: 10
Total number of pages I’ve read: 53
Today #insixwords: I'm going to hide in shame.

WRAP- UP:

Total number of pages I've read: 53

So, this has been a complete fail. But at least I read something.

10 comments:

  1. i undertand, at one time i was the same i read only mangas^^;; my goals are low too but because i'm busy and under the weather so i need to get back on track

    good luck

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  2. Hey, reading is reading! :) I hope you're enjoying the book. Have fun with the read-a-thon!

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    1. It's a very 'literally' book, and really well-written, and I have to stop at every other sentence to take in all the beauty and profoundness. Makes me think it's not the best choice to do a lot of reading, but thanks!

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  3. Good luck with your goals Pepca! It sucks being in a reading rut, so I hope this week helps pull you out of it!

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    1. It doesn't look good, but there's still half of the week left, so I'll try if the personal stuff doesn't get in the way. Thank you!

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  4. Good luck for the rest of the week! I'm reading pretty slowly too, but I figure if I'm enjoying what I DO read and maybe chatting or blogging a bit along the way, then I'm doing just fine... :)
    Hope you have a good day 4, WHATEVER you end up doing! x

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  5. Ooh, What Alice Knew! It's been in the back of my mind for *ages* as a book I want to get to but I've just never got round to hunting it down!

    I'm having a slow reading week too - I love the social side of this read-a-thon so it's nice just to be involved. This year, I'm going for a big quality over quantity thing since I have a lot less free time and I need to start using it to read "better" books.

    Enjoy the next part of your read-a-thon :)

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    1. I'm sort of having a slow reading month(s). I agree with quality over quantity.

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