Bout of Books 15 January 2016 – Final Summary

Bout of Books

Bout of Books 15 is over.

I say this every time but isn’t it amazing how quickly the time passes during a readthon? It barely seems a day first I first picked up Promise of Blood and started reading.

As always I’ve really enjoyed the daily updating of my blog, it’s been a great way for me to get back into reading and blogging after last year’s almost-slump.

After a non-reading day on Saturday I managed to spend a wonderful Sunday afternoon lost in the pages of my book. I managed to read another 50 pages of Promise of Blood, and I’ve got the next book in the series just ready and waiting.

Number of pages I’ve read today: 50
Total number of pages I’ve read: 370


When I set out my goals for the readathon they were pretty general (Original goals posted HERE).
I managed to start and read 370 pages of Promise of Blood. I did keep track of my reading progress each day, and spent some time reading new blogs. As always, this has resulted in an increase in my TBR list but that’s a good thing anyway.Thank you to everyone who visited and commented on my blog during the event. I hope everyone had a great week of reading. Here’s to the next Bout of Books!

The Week’s Progress Revisited…


Okay, let’s read. I’m so ready for a new year of reading, and have picked out what I hope is going to be a great book for this event. I’ve had Promise of Blood on my TBR pile for a while and kept thinking I would save it until the new year, so now I’m about to find out.
Happy reading!


I think I made the right choice with my book!  I was hooked from the first page.  It started out in the midst of action and there seems to be no let up so far.  It’s the first book in a trilogy and I’ve already checked that the library have the next one (they do!).  I also really like the fact that the books are all already published, so I could just read through the whole trilogy one after another if I wanted to.

Number of pages I’ve read today:  50
Total number of pages I’ve read:  50


I am so drawn in to Promise of Blood.  I have a really vivid picture of some of the characters and was curious if there was any art online, just to see what other people made of them.  I had just started searching when info about future plot events caught my eye and I realised how close I’d come to potentially big spoilers.  I hadn’t seen anything crucial so decided maybe it wasn’t such a good idea after all!

Number of pages I’ve read today:  50
Total number of pages I’ve read:  100


I’ve requested The Crimson Campaign from the library. I was hoping to read a couple of my own books when I’d finished Promise of Blood but I don’t want to wait to find out what happens next, so I think I’ll carry on with the series.
Had a really good, long reading session this afternoon which was great.

Number of pages I’ve read today:  100
Total number of pages I’ve read:  200


This book… I want to tell you EVERYTHING about this book, but I know I can’t because that wouldn’t be fair, revealing spoilers. It’s SO GOOD though. So many great characters with different powers and skills, and they’re all getting into such situations. Okay, I’ll stop now.
How is the readathon going for you? Have you read anything really good?

Number of pages I’ve read today:  70
Total number of books I’ve read:  270


I love my local library – I got a message today that The Crimson Campaign had arrived so of course I went straight down to collect the book.  I really did intend to read at least a couple of books from my TBR pile first but what are the chances that that’s going to happen?  I would say pretty low.  I will get to them eventually, honestly…

Number of pages I’ve read today:  50
Total number of pages I’ve read:  320


Today’s been my slowest day for reading, or the day when I’ve had least time to read.  I managed to get virtually nothing read at all, so am hoping for a final great reading session on the last day of Bout of Books to make up for it.

Number of pages I’ve read today:  0
Total number of pages I’ve read:  320

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