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, August 18th and runs through Sunday, August 24th 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 11 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team
How it went:
I was trying to not over-stress myself since this is supposed to be fun, so I didn’t set up any big goals. But something happened on Wednesday and I was super stressed out for the rest of the week. So I didn’t do much reading. I mean, I did, but I didn’t.
Let’s se how I did with my goals:
read every day& finish/read 1 book
Well, I have read every day. However… considering things I’ve been dealing with in RL, I found Deathless too depressing (although so very beautiful, I’ll definitely continue reading it, just slowly) and none of the other books seemed enticing enough, so I read copious amounts of fanfiction instead, because that helped me relax.
So, page count *cough*: 36 pages (of Loki, by Mike Vasich), BUT add roughly 70,000 words of very good fanfic to that. So, I guess i did read a novel, in a way. ;)
participate in at least one challenge maybe participate in one twitter chat (hopefully)
I joined the Monday twitter chat. It was great.
- try to be a little social either on twitter or visiting & commenting on other blogs
*blushes* Nope. Socializing was not my thing last week.
“Anything of the above will be a success.”
Well, I did (sort of) accomplish more than half of my goals, so it’s a success, right?
How was your Bout of Books 11.0? Is there anything special you will remember it by?