My first ever read-a-thon! I've been blogging for a whole year and never signed up for one! It's slightly more difficult for me though, as I'm not awake for any lengthy consistent periods at the best of times, much less trying to read for 24 hours straight! That's why I like Bout-of-books so much - there's no pressure, you just read more than you would normally.
It's strange - I don't work and yet I still never seem to have enough time to read. This week, for me, is about putting aside all those time-wasting activities (I'm looking at you, Castleville!) and making the concerted effort to get those books read!
In Leah's Wake by Terri Giuliano Long
I'm actually half-way through this at the minute so hopefully I can finish it by Tuesday. It's the last book I have to review at the minute though, so it's plain sailing after this!
Telling Tales: A History of Literary Hoaxes by Melissa Katsoulis
I know it's not always the best idea to choose non-fiction for a read-a-thon, but in my defence a) it sounds fascinating, b) it's my Random Read for this month and c) I'm at my boyfriend's until Wednesday with not a lot of reading material.
The Pirates! in an Adventure with Moby Dick by Gideon Defoe
I've hardly been quiet about my adoration of The Pirates! in an Adventure with Scientists, but I actually bought my own copy and the next in the series on a trip to Leeds this week. It's short and light-hearted, so perfect for a read-a-thon.
So, three books. Not overly ambitious, I think. I have a couple of ideas for if I manage to get through these three, but we'll see.
I'll update this at the end of each day, instead of spamming everybody's feed reader with posts :)
5/14 - MondayBooks I’ve read today: In Leah's Wake by Terri Giuliano Long (FINISHED!) and Telling Tales by Melissa Katsoulis
Pages I've read today: 60 pages of In Leah's Wake and 252 (so far) of Telling Tales.
Comments: I'm off to a good start today because I read way more of In Leah's Wake last night than I thought I would, so I finished it this lunchtime. That's great because I didn't expect to finish it until late Tuesday/Wednesday :) Had lots of time for reading today due to my boyfriend's X-box playing! I love days when we both do our own thing, but together.
5/15 - Tuesday
Books I’ve read today: Telling Tales by Melissa Katsoulis (FINISHED!) and The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner.
Pages I’ve read today: 76 pages of Telling Tales and 73 pages of The Sound and the Fury.
Comments: Ugh, today is an ill day. Between throwing up and glaring blankly at the wall, I'm not sure how many pages will be read today. On the bright side, I finished my second book and I didn't expect to until about Friday. Because of this, I hadn't brought another book with me to my boyfriend's place, so I was stuck reading The Sound and the Fury. Dear God that book sucks. Add to illness and it equals a not overly productive day. I also did Mini-Challenge #2.
5/16 - Wednesday
Books I’ve read today: The Sound and the Fury and The Pirates! in an Adventure with Moby Dick by Gideon Defoe.
Pages I’ve read today: 38 pages of The Sound and the Fury and 106 so far of the other.
Comments: Today I seem to have misinterpreted the aim of 'bout of books' as an excuse to buy every single book I lay eyes upon. Today, so far, I haven't read much, but I have 12 new books TO BE READ and surely that's just as good, right? :D I've given up on The Sound and the Fury, I just hated it. Yay Pirates! Not had much time for reading today though, with travelling and doctor's appointments.
Today in six words: Wine doesn't help understand Faulkner. Damn.
5/17 - Thursday
Books I’ve read today: The Pirates! in an Adventure with Moby Dick (FINISHED!) and Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton.
Pages I’ve read today: 126 and 87 (as of 10:20pm) respectively.
Comments: Yay, I'm onto my first free-choice book! Probably the only one to be fair, as Jurassic Park is quite long and full of tiny font. I'm enjoying it though, so I don't really mind. Not got a whole lot of reading done because of my charity shop shift, but I'm pretty much planning to spend tomorrow in bed, so hopefully I can make more of a dint in Jurassic Park. I'm loving this read-a-thon, I wish there was one every month!
Today in six words: Days without Faulkner are much improved.
5/18 - Friday
Books I’ve read today: Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
Pages I’ve read today: 239, so far. It's only 6:20pm though, so hopefully I'll get through some more.
Comments: Pfft, I'm having a really sleepy day today, so I keep dozing off while trying to read! I'm loving Jurassic Park though. I think I'll probably be with this one until the end of Bout of Books as it's quite long with tiny font, but that's okay. Oh, and I did Mini-Challenge #5. Best. Challenge. Ever.
Today in six words: Too tired really, but must persevere!
5/19 - Saturday
Books I’ve read today: Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton (FINISHED!) and The Devil and Miss Prym by Paulo Coelho.
Pages I’ve read today: 73 and 90..
Comments: Yay, I finished another book! :D I figured I'd still be reading Jurassic Park at the end of the read-a-thon, but I just finished it. Another book down! Also started The Devil and Miss Prym, which has been on my TBR for nearly a year.
Today in six words: Had nightmare about dinosaurs - blame Crichton.
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