Monday, 20 May 2013

Bout of Books Read-a-thon Wrap-up

It must have been love , but it's over now,

Hey faithful readers!

Today I'll be discussing my overall progress for the Bout of Books read-a-thon. This will include my total amount of books read, pages read,whether or not I triumphed my targets and more.

Let's begin :

Total Book Count - 5 and 1/2 Books

Unfortunately I didn't read all 7 books I set for myself however I'm still pretty pleased with the amount I managed to read as I usually only read 3 books in a week.

Also I had an extremely busy week so it's good that I managed to read so much.

The main thing I'm pleased that read-a-thon accomplished is that my reading slump is officially over ! One cannot dwell on ones failures when something like that is achieved.

In case you haven't kept up to my daily updates (please check them out), the books I read where :
Boys for Beginners by Lil Chase
The Prom Queen (Fear Street) by R.L Stine
Sweet Valley High #88 - Love letters for sale by Francine Pascal
P.S Longer letter later (Elizabeth and Tara*Starr #1) by Paula Danziger and Ann M. Martin
Megastar Mysteries #6 - SongBird by Annabelle Starr
Sweet Valley High #23 - Say Goodbye by Francine Pascal (I read this but only halfway - hence the 5 books and 1/2)

Did I stick to the TBR I organised for myself ? - Partially

In my defence 4 of the books I read where from the TBR but the other two weren't.

Basically my reasons for not reading the three I missed was because of my prioritisation , distaste (Point Horror - The Prom Date by Diane Hoh),time and emotions regarding reading them at the time they could have been read.

I decided to read P.S Longer letter later rather than Chasing Redbird by Sharon Creech because it appealed to me more.

The Crush by Alex Shearer ended up being axed because it had that Friday feel (unintentional Fanta Quote) about it. On Friday you may remember I only read 10 pages of my book (oh the shame) so I couldn't read it.

Usually I have tendency to veer from my monthly TBR's as well because I'll buy something or see a book on my shelf that looks more interesting than the book/s from the TBR.

In addition the main reason for steering away from certain books on the TBR is simply because I don't have the time to read them.

Total Page Count -  1,067 !

Very impressed and enthused by this total in order to the fact that mainly I read around 3,000 pages a month so to read almost half that amount of pages in a week means that I've colossally contributed to a successful page count month !

 In addition this prediction is secured as I've got a week off from Friday 24th May and I always read a book a day whilst I'm off. YAY !

Will I be doing another Read-a-thon in the future ? - YES !!

I certainly will be as I can clarify two definites and one possible read-a-thon I'll be participating in, in the near future.

Firstly Bout of  Books is hosting another wonderful read-a-thon from August 19 - August 25th. I'll probably do better than I did this time because that read-a-thon occurs during the School summer holidays.

Plus on October 12th Dewey's 24 hour read-a-thon is happening again. Unfortunately I was busy on the day when the previous one occurred therefore I was unable to participate. Hopefully though I will be able to this time.

The one I'm unsure about is my schools.I don't really know much about it but my Book Club leader mentioned there might be one last week.

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1 comment:

  1. Woo! Congrats!
    You did really well even though you didn't reach your goal :)
    I'm looking forward to the next readathon too!