Monday 20 August 2012

Bout of Books Wrap Up

My first ever week long readathon is over, and despite having mixed results, I absolutely loved participating! I had an interesting week, as one of my sisters was staying with us from Tuesday - Friday, then on Friday my mum and some other siblings came down for the day and we went to the beach and suchlike. Friday morning they went to get in their car to come down and it wouldn't start so they had to bring a friend's (smaller) car, which meant that they couldn't fit the sister who was already here in the car to go back, but she needed to be at her house as one of her friends was coming on Saturday, so mum left another sister with us Friday night/Saturday and we drove her back after Rhys finished work Saturday night (handy, as they were having a housewarming party on the Sunday - free food? :-D). I know I have a lot of sisters and it all gets a bit confusing, but my general point was that my reading plans for the weekend basically completely failed. 

However, the major target of Bout of Books is only to read more than you usually would in a week, and I most definitely achieved that! My final stats are thus:

Total Number of Pages Read: 663
Books Finished: Goodbye for Now by Laurie Frankel, Baby Talk by Julie Walters, & Umbrella Academy: Dallas by Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba
Books Unfinished: Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte and 1602 by Neil Gaiman 
Reviews Written: The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente (not read during the readathon, but part of my bookish achievements for the week!), and started a draft of a review for The Taste of Sorrow by Jude Morgan. 
I didn't quite hit my goal of commenting on 2 blogs per day. I was doing great with it at the beginning of the week, but as mentioned, my plans were somewhat disrupted. I did love how sociable Bout of Books is though, and discovered some great blogs through it :-) 

As previously mentioned, I really loved this readathon, and if anybody knows of any more happening soon (I'm looking at you, Ellie!), please let me know!!


  1. Haha, I see that mention there! I'm not sure if there are any more - try Googling and see, that usually works for me! ;)

    I think you did brilliantly, especially given that it was such a busy week! My page count for the week was pathetic even by summer holiday standards, so I'm hoping to improve things a bit this week, read-a-thon or no read-a-thon! *sighs* Read on, my girl, read on!

  2. Yay! Even though you were busy you did great. Glad you enjoyed your Bout-of-Books experience. Hope to see you in January!