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
MY GOALS WERE:
I was still trying to not over-stress myself since this was supposed to be fun, so my goals were once again minimalistic:
read every day (yes, I have no number-of-pages goals)
Done. Not sure how many pages I read, because I didn’t count, but I did read every day, even though on Sunday it was just fanfiction (and one which made me cry, BTW).
- write that one review I keep putting off and
any other of the book(s) I finish
I did write and post a review of The Silmarillion, I didn’t write the other, old one, though, but its turn shall come.
participate in at least one challenge
I actually participated in two challenges.
And yesterday, on Sunday, I did the Retitle Your Current Read challenge, hosted by Oh Magic Hour.
— Jo (@StrangeNewWords) May 16, 2014
— Jo (@StrangeNewWords) May 18, 2014
participate in one twitter chat (hopefully)
I joined in Saturday’s twitter chat and had fun.
- visit a few blogs each day and comment
Well, this didn’t happen. I guess socialising on twitter was enough for me.
Books to read/finish:
The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien (to finish, reread)
and then start another one, whichever strikes my fancy
And done! I started The Plantagenet Prelude by Jean Plaidy and got about 50 pages in so far.
So, that’s it. Overall, this was both fun and successful.
And finally, I’ve taken an important life lesson from this event, for which I’m very grateful to Amanda, who banned FAILing and made us all FLAIL instead.
The pessimist I am, I needed that to be reminded to celebrate my achievements instead of complaining about things I didn’t do. Now I just have to keep that in mind, not just with regard to reading and blogging, but to all aspects of life.
How was your Bout of Books 10.0? Is there anything special you will remember it by?