Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Bout of Books 12 | Day One Wrap-Up

I was going to say that day one didn't get off on the right foot that I wanted, but I never get as much read as I want on days where there's chats (and livestreams of one of my favorite podcasts being broadcast). And I did read three books, just all of them were very short reads. And I'd like to, at least, read something tomorrow that is more then two hundred pages, if not more.

I also didn't get to start any of the Ouran volumes. I want back and forth on if I wanted to read them for this read-a-thon, but I think I'm going to take it slower then just reading them all in three sittings (all eighteen volumes). I'd rather take it slow, because there's nothing else after this and that's kind of sad.

Number of Books Read: 3

Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant by Tony Cliff (started and finished - 169 pages)
The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains by Neil Gaiman (s&f - 74 pages)
The Library of Unrequited Love by Sophie Divry (s&f - 91)

Number of Pages Read: 334

I read the first two and half of these at about 4-6 am when insomnia was keeping me awake against my will. Which is so common, I barely even think it strange anymore. I'll be talking more about each specific books in my weekly wrap up on Monday, but after those first three I just didn't feel in the mood to read for some reason.

I think because, while none of them were bad, none of them were really, really good, either. Or even really good, which was kind of what I was hoping for. So, instead of pushing it - I took part in the chat on Twitter (one of my favorite parts of this read-a-thon), and then caught up on some YT videos, and eventually remembered to eat something (this is too common, maybe I should make a schedule, schedule thing).

I did the #BoBScavengerHunt and posted it over on my instagram. I love the scavenger hunt things, when I remember to do them (most of the times, I forget. I don't know how I do, I just do).

And I am partially ashamed about how long it took me to realize Cassandra Clare has the same initials as me - she's pretty well known author, I read a bunch of her books in 2014, and I have almost accidentally emailed her a billion zillion times because of the fact our names are so similar.

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  1. Sometimes it does seem hard to make time for reading with everything else going on during Bout of Books... which is sort of counter-productive, but it's just figuring out how you want to make the most of the event. Usually I like to focus on the "extras" more than the reading because I can read any time, but this time out I'm really trying to kick start my reading for the year, so I'm not spending as much time on Twitter or challenges as I have in the past.

    1. That's actually a good way to think about it, because it's making reading a more social thing (considering how reading isn't, it's fun!).
      I tend to try and read so much this read-a-thon because of that - the beginning of the year kick in the pants.

    2. Yeah, the January one really lends itself to that "kick in the pants" mentality, but also I'm having a baby in three months (my first) so I'm just looking into the too-near future and seeing my free time suddenly dwindle down to nothing... gotta make the most of it while I can!

    3. I saw (belated congratulations, because I'm not sure I said so)! And that seems like a solid tactic to me, I wish you luck. :)