Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Beat the Heat Read-A-Thon: Update Post (1)

This is the post that I'll be posting updates for this whole read-a-thon on, if it becomes too out of hand I'll just make a part two and link it at the bottom, but hopefully it'll work out. I'm going to be updating by day here, but just here. However - during Bout of Books I'll be doing separate post daily updates, and will just link those here. (Hopefully I remember to do that, but they'll be here anyway).

But if you want more up to date then even that - I have social media galore! InstagramTwitter, and Goodreads

Monday, August 11th:
Number of books I've read today: 1
Number of Pages Read today: 118
Books (today):
The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black (finished - 118 pages)

I didn't get a ton of reading do, like I normally aim for for the first day of a read-a-thon, but I'm kind of trying to pace myself through this read-a-thon and then read all of the things for Bout of Books. I'd kind of like to see how long I could keep up the streak of finishing a book a day - but now that I've said that, it's not going to happen.

Also - The Darkest Part of the Forest was beautiful and amazing and creepy and fantastic and you should all go and preorder it.

Tuesday, August 12th:
Number of books I've read today: 1
Total number of books I've read: 2
Number of Pages Read today: 285
Total Page Count: 403
Books (today):
Say Her Name by James Dawson (started and finished - 285 pages)

Say Her Name was okay, good, I liked it - I guess I was just expecting more, but it was still good. I meant to get more read today then I did, considering I doubt I'll get much read tomorrow, but I did finish a book, which was my main goal.

Wednesday, August 13th:
Accidentally didn't read anything - it was a weird day, and I don't think really in a good way. I was suppose to go out today and hang out with a friend, obviously didn't happen. I mean I wrote a ton of words, which is normally always good, but it was a very blah day, I guess. Life never really stops being stressful, does it?

Anyway, that's not here or now at all. Hopefully I can actually read something tomorrow. And I'm going to a birthday party Friday and stuff is going down. And then Bout of Books starts Monday - which is going to be my serious reading week.

Thursday, August 14th
Number of books I've read today: 1
Total number of books I've read: 3
Number of Pages Read today: 491
Total Page Count: 894
Books (today):
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (started and finished - 372 pages)
Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre (started - 119 pages)

Do I really need to add anything about Anna and the French Kiss? You all have probably already read it. Mortal Danger is interesting so far, I'd started it before and then it somehow got forgotten even though I'd liked what I'd read. It takes place in Boston in a private school - and both of those things I am familiar with, so it's a little strange to read about but I'm liking it so far. So I started it again, hopefully I can finish it by Saturday, at least.

Anyway - I don't know how much I'll get nothing read tomorrow. Hanging out with friend, there's a birthday party, and then Haley (friend, not her birthday) is sleeping over.

Friday, August 15th + Saturday, August 16th + Sunday, August 17th
I didn't read a page of anything between these two days. Life was suddenly very busy and stuff was happening. I did buy quite a few books, though, but that's not important. I guess I'll only update here from now on, on days I read.

For Bout of Books, I'm just going to add a link to the post and probably a few words thrown in.

Monday, August 18th
Bout of Books 11 Day One Wrap-Up!
Total Books Read: 5
Total Page Count: 1,487
Alright so most of the information is in that link up there (books, page counts, the daily totals), but I wanted to also keep up and know my totals for this read-a-thon. And not ambandon this post for a week in the middle of the read-a-thon.

Tuesday, August 19th
Bout of Books 11 Day Two Wrap-Up!
Total Books Read: 7
Total Page Count: 1,855
Another good day of reading, check out the link if you haven't see it already!

Wednesday, August 20th
Bout of Books 11 Day Three Wrap-Up!
Total Books Read: 8
Total Pages Read: 2,194
Another great day of a read-a-thon, not as great page wise as other days, but still fantastic.

Thursday, August 21st
Bout of Books 11 Day Four Wrap-Up!
Total Books Read: 14
Total Pages Read: 3,446
It was a fantastic reading day!

Friday, August 22nd
Bout of Books 11 Day Five Wrap-Up!
Total Books Read: 16
Total Pages Read: 4,054
Another really good read-a-thon, this week has been great. I think my secret hope to beat my last best for a week long read-a-thon - might actually happen!

Saturday, August 23rd
Bout of Books 11 Day Six Wrap-Up
Total Books Read: 18
Total Pages Read: 4,681
Another really good reading day!

Sunday, August 24th
Bout of Books 11 Day Seven/Final Wrap-Up
Total Books Read: 20
Total Pages Read: 5,307
And I am totally going to need a few days off from reading after this week. Whew.

And I'm going to end this update post here. I wanted to do the whole read-a-thon in one post, but this is a long, long post and there are still a few days left. And I didn't read at all Monday and Tuesday and barely anything Wednesday, so I'm just going to start with Thursday on the next post. (Link )


  1. I'm so jealous that you got to read The Darkest Part of the Forest. I want to read it so bad - the cover is just gorgeous for one and then the story just sounds so good! Good luck with the RAT :)

    1. It'll be worth the wait, in my opinion at least. I got it through a weird set of circumstances. And thank you! :)