Saturday, May 12, 2012

Bout-of-Books: A Read-A-Thon

Bout of Books is a week long read-a-thon where you try to read more then normal. I signed up for it right after I finished Dewey's read-a-thon just because I loved it so very much. Reading is something that I always feel like I can do more of just because you can't get sick of it, because if you're sick on one genre, you can just put that book down for now and pick up another, which I do more then I'd like.

If you're interested in this read-a-thon, there's a link right here to bring you to the blog and from there you can sign up/follow them on Twitter and whatever you could possibly want to.

All my updates for each day will be posted on this post so there isn't a new post everyday, just keep checking back to this one. And if you're doing this read-a-thon, you should post your update post in the comments so I can check it out!

That's not the point of this post, the point of this post is to tell you my goal for this read-a-thon. Onto the actual goal:

My Goals:

  • Read more books then normal for me. (I normally only read a couple books a week, 2-3)
  • Overall, I'd like to read 4-5 books, but I'm going to try and read as many as I can while still keeping up with school.

Books To Read:
I 'm not much of a planner when it comes to my reading, so here's just a few I MIGHT read. I just kind of go with what I'm feeling at the time.

  • Seeing Redd by Frank Beddor
  • Good Omens by Neil Gaiman
  • The Serpent's Shadow by Rick Riordan
  • Graceling by Kristin Cashore
  • Titan Magic by Jodi Lamm
  • Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris


Number of books I've read today: .5? (Didn't finish any, but read from 2 different ones.
Total number of books: 0
Good Omens (unfinished)
The Gunslinger (unfinished)
Time spent reading: 2:25 (just for today, I'm not going to keep keeping track of it, it's a lot of work).
Pages Read: 141 (This isn't really needed, but I kind of like keeping track of how much I'm reading, so I'm going to keep doing this).

Number of books I've read today: 1
Total number of books: 1
The Walking Dead: Book One
Good Omens (unfinished)
Pages Read(today): 324
Pages Read(overall): 465

Total number of books I've read today: .2
Total number of books: 1
Good Omens (unfinished)
Pages Read(today): 19
Pages read(overall): 504

I got a bit sidetracked today and was way too tired to read by the end of the day. I've been working out, doing school work, writing, and working on something blog related everyday. And, of course, reading, though, not as much as I'd like to be. I think that I'm going to make it priority tomorrow, since I need to take a rest from the working out.

Total number of books I've read today: 1
Total number of books: 2
The Gunslinger (finished)
Pages Read(today): 249
Pages read(overall): 753

I finished The Gunslinger today and I don't even know what that book was, I think I need to let it sink it. I just... wow. Just wow. I don't know how much reading I'm going to get done tomorrow, but I'm going to try to get as much done as possible.


I got almost no reading done today. I think I got about 3 pages read, but I am going to try and read before I pass out. I hung out with a friend, saw a movie, and then just watched the season finale of Supernatural and I'm too emotionally exhausted to even move. But all weekend, I'm reading. So I will read my goal if it kills me.


Total number of books I've read today: 0
Total number of books: 2
Good Omens (unfinished)
Pages Read(today): 66
Pages read(overall): 819

I did not get as much reading today as I wanted to, however, before I sleep I'm going to read some. I can't seem to get through Neil Gaiman books quickly. I know it's largely because I just don't want it to end, but also they're just so good. So very good. Tomorrow, to give my brain a rest from the awesome, I'm going to read some Fruits Basket (which is also awesome, though), among exercising.


Total Number of Books I've read Today: 2
Total Number of Books: 4
Good Omens (finished)
Fruits Basket V. 1 (finished)
Ender's Games (unfinished)
Pages Read (today): 363
Pages Read (overall): 1,182

Whew! I did this even with food shopping. I still have a while until midnight, but I'm exhausted from the day of errands. I finished Good Omens today and it was amazing, I can't make any coherent thoughts about it yet.

Overall I Thought (On goals and experience)
I did pretty good on my goal, I didn't end up reading most of the books I was thinking of. I did get 4 books read, though, and I'm proud of it because of all the other stuff I was doing, too. Graceling is the next book on my list and I'm dying to dive into it tonight. Anyway, I've found that I love read-a-thons because for a little while I can put reading in front of pretty much everything, besides school work and sleep, and it's a lot of fun.

This week normal blog stuff will start reviews and such. I've got a WWW Wednesday in the works for this Wednesday.


  1. Good luck with your goals and have fun!

    1. Thanks! I think it's going to be a lot of fun.
      If you're participating, good luck to you, too. :)

  2. I'm attempting to read Graceling too! Good luck with your goals for the week :)

    1. I've been dying to read it since it came out and since now Bitterblue just came out, I thought I should start. :)

  3. YAY for Graceling! I'm hoping you are able to read 4-5 books this week, I'm sure it's doable!

    1. Whoo Graceling! :)
      I think it is, too, if I don't procrastinate too much. :)

  4. Good luck this week :) Hope you meet your goal!

  5. Hey! Great selection of books!I'm considering adding Graceling to my goal list, too - doesn't the synopss sound intruiging?