The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 8th and runs through Sunday, January 14th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 21 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team
Time Devoted to Reading
I’ll say my usual half an hour as a minimum, but hopefully a LOT more.
- To finish reading at least one book
- And maybe start another one
- Keep track of my reading progress via daily blog updates
- Visit other blogs and comment regularly
Books to Read
- The Christmas Secret by Karen Swan
- Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman
- Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant
What better way to start a new year of reading than by joining in with Bout of Books? I do love a good read-a-thon, so I’m looking forward to the next week of reading and blogging.
Tuesday (Monday’s Progress)
I’m reading The Christmas Secret by Karen Swan. My festive reading has spilled over into the new year – oops! It’s got a very festive looking cover but so far the story isn’t actually overly Christmassy, so it’s one to read at any time of year. It’s set in December, but that’s about it so far.
Oh, and I am enjoying it; it’s a different theme from the type of book I’d usually pick up.
Number of pages I’ve read today: 100
Total number of pages I’ve read: 100
Wednesday (Tuesday’s progress)
I haven’t managed to read as much today. I wanted to write a post for Top Ten Tuesday, and I think it’s the first time I’ve done that during Bout of Books.
As you may see from that post I’ve suddenly developed a really strong urge to read about killer mermaids. Am going to try really hard to finish my current read before picking up something new though.
Number of pages I’ve read today: 50
Total number of pages I’ve read: 150
Thursday (Wednesday’s progress)
I finished a book!
Don’t know how I managed it but I read so much today. I don’t think I’ve managed 200 pages in one day in years. I just couldn’t seem to put my book (The Christmas Secret) down, and I’m also really looking forward to starting Into the Drowning Deep.
Number of pages I’ve read today: 200
Total number of pages I’ve read: 350
Friday (Thursday’s progress)
I’m really enjoying Into the Drowning Deep. The thing is, I don’t want to read it too fast because I want to make it last, but I also want to know who will survive and what’s going to happen to all these characters.
Number of pages I’ve read today: 88
Total number of pages I’ve read: 438
Saturday (Friday’s progress)
I didn’t have much opportunity to read today, so I snatched a few times where I could. There’s always time tomorrow though, right?
Number of pages I’ve read today: 46
Total number of pages I’ve read: 484
Sunday (Saturday’s progress)
Such a good reading afternoon and evening. Into the Drowning Deep is SO GOOD!
The mermaids have made their presence known for the first time and… it was so tense. I imagine the crew of this ship are about to get into real trouble, and I can’t wait to get back to my book to find out what happens next!
Who knew mermaids could be so scary?!
Number of pages I’ve read today: 76
Total number of pages I’ve read: 560
Monday (Sunday’s progress and final thoughts)
Final Summary posted HERE.