Last week was the Bout of Books Read-a-Thon!
Bout of Books is my favorite readathon! There's so much love going around the Blogosphere and on Twitter. You get cheered on and pushed to read more by people but when you don't do that well fellow book lovers are there to listen to your whining too. It feels as if the Bout of Books participants form a strong community for a week. Yes, I know, webook lovers/addicts are a community already but during bout of books it feels closer (at least for me).
Bout of Books Read-a-thons are hosted by the lovely Amanda from On a Book Bender and Kelly from Reading the Paranormal. For all information about Bout of Books visit the Bout of Books blog. I highly recommend participating in the next one!
Last Saturday I posted my goals for the Bout of Books 9.0 but I didn't expect my week getting CRAZY from Wednesday on. My goals were:
- I want to read at least 1 hour a day.
- I want to visit more blogs during Bout of Books and comment.
- I don't want to stress about how many pages I read, etc.
- I want to enjoy this week of reading, rambling and being surrounded by bookish people.
- I want to try to participate in at least one Twitter chat.
Here are my stats for the Bout of Books 9.0 readathon:
Number of pages I've read: 696 pages
Books I finished:
Breakfast at Darcy's by Ali McNamara
The Strange Case of Finley Jayne by Kady Cross
Books I started:
111 Reasons to love London by Gerhard Elfers
The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross
The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson(which I put aside to read at a later date, I liked it but it didn't feel right at the moment)
I enjoyed the Bout of Books 9.0 readathon and I will defintely participate in the next one which will be from May 12th till May 18th 2014 and a HUGE thank you to Amanda and Kelly for organizing it!