Monday, 14 May 2012

14052012: Bout of Books Read-a-thon Day 1

We are drawing to an end of the first 24 hours of the Bout of books read-a-thon challenge, or at least it is for me. At the end of each day I am going to post here what I have managed to accomplish, as its not quite midnight yet I will be popping back later to update - updated now!

Today I was over tired due to lack of sleep so it's been completely my own fault and didn't really feel up to doing, well anything but I chose to pick up Specials by Scott Westerfeld with the knowledge that the previous books in the series were easy reads for me. At the moment I have read for 1 hour and 30 minutes and gotten through 153 pages which I'm pretty happy with.

Overall Update:
Number of Books Read Today: 1 (Specials)
Number of Books Completed: 0
Pages Read Today: 153
Pages Read Overall: 153
Time Read for Today: 1 hour 30 minutes
Time Read for Overall: 1 hour 30 minutes

Also for today we got given a mini-challenge to answer the following questions: "What do you like best about read-a-thons? Do you have any read-a-thon traditions or rituals? If this is your first read-a-thon, what do you like so far?"

Well first of all, this is my first read-a-thon and I chose to get involved because its set when I have no college which meant I wouldn't have to worry about cramming in reading time, but what specifically drew me to this one was because it isn't a challenge per say as you can set your own goals and there is no force to make sure you read a certain amount, reach a certain goal etc etc - in other words its fun and laid back. This pretty much answers the last question! With it being my first read-a-thon I do not yet have any traditions or rituals but from now on I am going to make sure I get a decent amount of sleep before hand so my eyes don't go fuzzy and hope to G-d before then that I have gotten glasses because I was actually in some pain today. Also making sure there is plenty of tea in the house as I love to drink tea whilst I read. I guess a god recomendation tradtion is to turn your bloody laptop off too! haha.

Enjoy your week.


  1. Great job! It's important your first readathIn to pace your self :)
    Happy Reading

    1. Exactly, if you put way too much pressure on you're just not going to enjoy yourself or the book! which I certainly don't want.

      Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Ohhh, I didn't even think to time my reading! That's a really good idea!

    1. I saw some others setting themselves a challenge to read for a certain amount of time and I was like ...well I wont do that but timing myself may be decent :3

  3. I think I might get depressed if I timed my reading. It will just show how slow I really am. LOL! Good luck and have fun!

    1. I'm slow too though :') I'm doing it more to see if I improve each day / my reading quickens :)

      GL to you too!

  4. This is my first read-a-thon too! I never can seem to clear out the time when one rolls around, so the low-key atmosphere of Bout-of-Books made me decide to try it finally! Good luck with everything! Also, Tea. Tea is necessary. Can I get an IV of it? lol

    1. Exactly and even without me being in college I'm still struggling to put more time in than I would normally.
      I would love an IV of tea too!

      Good luck on your readathon :)


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