May 19, 2013

Bout of Books 7.0 - It's Done!

Bout of Books

Woah, what a week, you guys! I don't think I've ever been so dedicated during a Read-a-Thon - even Bout of Books - before. Then again, I've also never been so behind my reading goals ever before :D 
Anyway, this time I really devoted myself and my time and pretty much my whole life to reading. Although the feeling was amazing - it definitely got the best out of me, too. A bit over halfway through the week I started feeling the results - physically! 
Now it's Sunday morning over here and I am so, so tired. I tried to stay up all night reading and failed miserably not once - but twice! I missed two of the three Twitter Chats. Not because I didn't have time, but because my brain was so busy reading the words, there was no way I could get the times for the chats right - and actually remember them.
Anyway, you probably didn't come around to hear me ramble, but to see my progress. And here it is:

Time Devoted to Reading:
I'm not sure as - conveniantly enough - I'm starting my new job tomorrow :) I guess Monday morning is not available then. However, I am clearly going to read every night (except Thursday) for three hours and I will try to make time for at least two more hours every day. That might sound like too much but considering there's clearly nothing else I have to do besides reading and sleeping (and maybe working a bit) I guess it's doable :) Also, I'll try to devote one full day (Saturday?) to do nothing but reading.

My goal was 3 hours every night, two hours during the day. While I definitely got in the day hours I had serious trouble most of the nights to stay awake even past 9PM :)...don't know what my problem is...

My Goals
 - to catch up on my Goodreads challenge (currently 8/9 books behind) as much as I can
I am now only four books behind and that feels amazing, let me tell you!
- therefore to read at least 5 books (more is better!)
I did read 5.5 books and two novellas, so I can say I completed that goal!
- if I can get my hands on them, definitely include some mangas, novellas etc.
No mangas, sadly. Because I decided to read instead of shop, but I will get to the mangas eventually, I will!
Managed to read to novellas, though.
-keep working on my TBR pile
Okay, I will admit I bought one audiobook and one novella, but the rest of the books were definitely TBR pile ones!

Books to Read

Blue Moon by Alyson Noel
Shadowland by Alyson Noel
The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart
My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares
Kissed by an Angel Bind - Up by Elisabeth Chandler

If I want to read other books, though, that's okay, too.

I did read all of these except for the Kissed by an Angel - Bind Up. Actually wanted to read that one during my all - nighter, but - as  you know - that clearly didn't happen! Also, I haven't finished Shadowland yet, but I'm about halfway through...

Other goals

I did participate in the Monday Twitter Chat and in all but one or two challenges (I believe). The only thing that came short? Blog hopping and Twitter - then again, I really had to focus on reading this week and spend some time away from the Internet!


  1. Congratulations on meeting your goals. I know how that TBR pile can be daunting. And I totally bought one novel and a novella this week, but they were ebooks, so they only sort of count, right?

    Lisa @ Just Another Rabid Reader

  2. Girl, I think you did a great job! I love the feeling of reading a's like, whoa I'm caught p?! I don't even know what to read next bc I finished 3 books this week (I had low goals lol) and I usually don't narrow my list down too much further than one or two books. Haha, I really loved this BoB reading week! I'm def gonna do Aug again. I loved how it was no stress. Maybe next time you can devote more hrs to day reading and scrap the night reading--since it seems like that was hard for u. I think doing one all nighter worked good!

    Btw, I've never read any of Alyson Noel's novels...r they good? I wanna read them!

    Dee @ Dee's Reads

  3. I'm also 8 books behind my Goodreads Challenge but before the readathon I was 10 books behind so it definitely helped! 5 books is an awesome result and I'm glad you enjoyed the event :)

  4. Yay, well done on having such a productive read-a-thon! Mine was really good too, read a lot, and then ended up writing a lot too! :-D Hope you had fun!

  5. Congratulations! Hope you had lots of fun at Bout of Books Read-a-thon :D

    My BoB updates/wrapup post


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