Bout of Book Read-A-Thon 11 – Final Summary

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So, that’s it – the read-a-thon is over. I’ve become quite used to updating my blog with daily updates about my progress, so I’m going to miss that (until I find another event to participate in!).

My final day of reading went quite well; I managed 250 pages of Wake by Anna Hope, which is more than I thought I would read.

Number of pages I’ve read today: 250
Total number of pages I’ve read: 856

I met most of my goals for the read-a-thon, which were to read The Book Of Life, We Were Liars and more of The Summer Without You. (Original goals posted here and I‘ve linked the book titles above to my reviews). I probably didn’t finish as much of Summer as I would have liked, but I did start another book which I hadn’t planned too – Wake, which I’ve really enjoyed.

I’ve loved checking out other blogs and finding out how people have been getting on over the last week, and what they recommend to read (my TBR list is getting longer all the time – oh for more hours in the day!).
I also spent some time trying to tidy up the layout of my own blog, and add some links to make navigation/following easier. I’ve seen Bloglvin’ on a fair few blogs and was wondering whether I should add that my own blog, although I have no technical knowledge at all, so I hope it’s easy to do.

So, I hope everyone has had a great week of reading, and can’t wait for the next read-a-thon, it’s been so good.

The Week’s Progress Revisited…

Monday

General update on what I hope to read during this read-a-thon.  I’m starting with The Book of Life, which I will be continuing throughout Monday.  I’ll also read some more of The Summer Without You during the first days of the event too, then move onto We Were Liars later in the week.  If I finish any/all of these I’ll try to get my reviews posted quite quickly, so I guess that’s another goal as well.

Tuesday (Monday’s progress)

On Monday I read 106 pages of The Book Of Life.  It’s such a great book that I’m torn between wanting to plough on really quickly, but wanting to draw it out for as long as possible because I really don’t want it to end.  To distract myself and slow myself down a bit I keep looking at reviews for We Were Liars online, and I must admit I’m finding it pretty difficult to resist picking that book up right away.  I want to finish BoL first though, so its onwards with that book for me.

Wednesday (Tuesday’s progress)

On Tuesday I had a good reading day, and completed 50 pages of The Summer Without You, and 60 pages of The Book of Life, which I’m still really enjoying. I know I’m going to reach the end of this book within a day or so, so still find myself reading more slowly, savouring each page. On the positive side, once I’ve finished it, at some point I can go back to the first book in the series and start the whole lot again, this time reading straight through with no waiting in between each book, which will be great.

Number of pages I’ve read today: 110
Total number of pages I’ve read: 216

Thursday (Wednesday’s progress)

I finished reading The Book Of Life, and posted my review here.
Once I’d finished that I finally picked up We Were Liars.  I haven’t read enough of this yet to count towards my total, but am hoping to have a good reading day today and make some progress with it.  From the little I have read, I’m already anticipating a great read, so I hope I’m right.

Number of pages I’ve read today:  92
Total number of pages I’ve read:  308

Friday (Thursday’s progress)

Thursday was a great day of reading for me as I finally delved into We Were Liars. This book is such a great read, it’s one that’s going to stay with me for a while I think. I’m half way through, and will probably finish it tomorrow, but I’d already recommend it to anyone and everyone.

I’ve been a bit negligent towards The Summer Without You, so will try to read a bit more of that book over the coming days too. I can’t believe we’re into the latter stages of the read-a-thon already; this week has gone far too quickly. Whatever will we do once it’s over?!

Number of pages I’ve read today: 110
Total number of pages I’ve read: 418

Saturday (Friday’s progress)

On Friday I finished reading We Were Liars. WHAT A BOOK!! You can find my review here (I gave the book 5 stars). Didn’t get much else done in the way of reading as I was trying to write my Liars review, which was really challenging as to give away too much about the story would be to spoil it, and I really don’t want to do that, for if you choose to read the book then you’re in for a treat.

Number of pages I’ve read today: 118
Total number of pages I’ve read: 536

Sunday (Saturday’s progress)

Saturday was a slower reading day, and I managed to read a little more of The Summer Without You. I also started reading Wake by Anna Hope, which I think is going to be good. I didn’t get much reading done as I spent a great deal of time wandering around the bookshop finding a pile of new books I may be interested in reading in the future, and buying some little arrow shaped page markers because I always find paragraphs or quotes that I know I’ll want to come back to before I finish a book once and for all.
I can’t believe this is the last day of this read-a-thon. It’s been brilliant, and I’ve really enjoyed it.

Number of pages I’ve read today: 70
Total number of pages I’ve read: 606

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