Sunday, May 13, 2012

Bout of Books Readathon & Updates

Bout of Books Read-a-Thon

I've had a lot going on in my personal life recently, so I haven't had a lot of reading/blogging time. Now that I'm done with my freshman year of college, I have decided to devote a week to reading. I am entering the Bout of Books readathon, which starts tomorrow. I'll be posting my progress on my blog, my goodreads, and twitter. If you haven't signed up yet, I encourage you to do so!

My Goals:

1. Finish my 2 current reads.

2. Get through 6 additional books.

Reading List:

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1)The Woman in Black
OpheliaThe Gathering Storm (The Katerina Trilogy, #1)FatefulLike Mandarin
The Near WitchAshes, Ashes



The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
The Gathering Storm by Robin Bridges
Ophelia by Lisa Klein
Fateful by Claudia Gray
Like Mandarin by Kirsten Hubbard
The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab
Ashes, Ashes by Jo Treggiari

Are you planning on participating in the readathon? Let me know in the comments!

Updates:

5/14
Number of books I've read today: 88 pages of The Woman in Black and 54 pages of The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie.
Total number of books read: 0
Books read:

Ok, so today wasn't very productive readathon wise. On the bright side, The Woman in Black is only 200 pages long, so by the time you read this I may already be done with it. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie is moving a little more slowly, so I'll probably break up my reading slump by introducing a new book from my list into the mix. I'm thinking Fateful... nothing's more exciting than werewolves on the Titanic!

5/15
Number of books I've read today: 1 (The Woman in Black), 55 pages of Like Mandarin.
Total number of books read: 1
Books Read: The Woman in Black

Today was much more productive than Monday. I got through my first book and started a new one. I am currently working on Like Mandarin, Fateful, and The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie. I'm really enjoying the readathon community. It's great to see so many people enthusiatic about reading! I would probably accomplish more if I spent a little less time on Twitter reading about everyone's progress, but I just can't help myself. Thon on, people!

5/ 16
Number of books I've read today: 100 pages of Fateful.
Total number of books read: 1
Books Read: The Woman in Black

I'm really enjoying Fateful. I think it will be the next book I finish. At this point I think it would be really tough to reach my goal of finishing 8 books, but I'll try to get through as many as I can.

5/17
Number of books I've read today: 100 pages of Like Mandarin, 52 pages of Fateful.
Total number of books read: 1
Books Read: The Woman in Black


I had a pretty busy day today. Life got into the way of my reading. Somehow I managed to get through 152 pages, which isn't shabby at all! I don't have anything major going on this weekend, so I should be able to devote most of my time to reading. Thon on!


5/18
Number of books I've read today: 120 pages of The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie.
Total number of books read: 1
Books Read: The Woman in Black


I'm about halfway through three different books right now, and my goal is to get through at least two of them over the weekend. How's everyone else doing? Let me know in the comments!


5/19
Number of books I've read today: 103 pages of The Near Witch.
Total number of books read: 1
Books Read: The Woman in Black

So I started another book today because I chose the week of the readathon to develop some form of ADD. I'm having a lot of fun though, and the books that I'm reading are great!  







14 comments:

  1. Great list of books. Good luck and have fun!

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  2. I still need to read Fateful! I really enjoy Gray's writing but somehow never got around to reading this new take on Titanic. :)

    I hope you enjoy all of the books you are planning on reading!

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    1. This is actually the first book I've read by Gray. It's great so far!

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  3. Werewolves on the Titantic.... hmmm... I might need to check that one out!

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  4. Fateful sounds so good! I need to add it to my to-buy list! Even though your first day didn't go fantastically, you're still doing really good. =) You still have a whole week to get some serious reading done! Good luck, and have fun reading!

    -Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life

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  5. Awesome list, How is the Woman in Black? New follower, finding new blogs and book friends is half the fun! I have read one and read 150 pages today since i worked..LOL

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    1. The Woman in Black was terrifying! It was a really good story. 150 pages is a great start.

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  6. I NEVER hit my goal.... but the fun is in trying ;)

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  7. I really enjoyed Clockwork Angel and Clockwork Prince. I absolutely love the historical fantasy setting of the Shadowhunters.

    Keep reading, even if you can't meet your original goal, set new ones! =) You've got this!

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    1. I really like the Mortal Instruments, but the Infernal Devices are and always will be my first love!

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  8. Happy reading! That's the most important goal!

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