Monday, 13 August 2012

Bout of Books: Day 1

Bout of Books Read-a-Thon

Oh hello my lovelies. Bout of Books has already turned out to be a life saviour in the reading department for myself and we're not even through the first day yet. I stayed up last night to watch the Olympics closing ceremony which was the first part of the Olympics I even watched, it was pretty good I guess even though I didn't know half of the people performing. Any how I'll be back later to update my total progress but for now I've finished reading Enthralled so I can return it to the library and I've written the review for the last half too, which will be up some time next week and I've made my way through some of Paper Towns which I hope to finish tomorrow.
Pages Read: 51
Time Read For: 45 minutes
Book Read: Paper Towns
Pages Read: 26
Time Read For: 22 minutes
Overall Books Completed: 1
Overall Page Count: 77
Overall Time Read For: 1 hour 7 minutes

Auggie Talk wants to know who our literary best friends are and why, what do we do together and talk about?
Wow, I actually found this question difficult and I've had to really delve into past books to re-find my literary best friend, the reason being that lately I haven't been reading all too much and the last few books I've read though I may have enjoyed the characters, I haven't connected with them on such a high level. I finally decided to pick Lola Rose from the same titled book by Jacqueline Wilson, even though the story isn't very fresh in my mind I remember the basics of what it was about - the family wins the lottery and move to London to start over, names and all. Jayni recreates herself as the exotic Lola Rose and I remember at the time I was reading it the idea of escaping and starting fresh seemed like the greatest thing in the world!

Reading in Texas and The Space Between ask "What happens to your books after you've finished reading them?"
I wish I could say something lovely about how I donate them to charity or pass them on to other book lovers but the reality is far more shelfish - yes, they're displayed on shelves in my wardrobe (stops sun damage) in alphabetical order. The few I get from the library are obviously returned and then the books that have made a huge impression on me I lend to my Dad to get his verdict on - and I mean any book that has made an impression, like say when Twilight first came out, I was hooked and passed it on to him and even though he said it was too much of a romance for him he still read the whole series. That's dedication. In short - they're kept and arranged neatly and read again if needed a few years later.
Oh and if you leave links to your Bout of Books updates I'll stop by :)


  1. I'm exactly the same! My books are in my wardrobe (in height order) and I can barely ever give up my books, sometimes I do try and give to charity though. :)

    1. I guess when I go to uni I'll be willing to give some away but until then, all mine XD

  2. Your dad is definitely dedicated to be able to get through Twilight! I hope you enjoy the rest of the readathon!

    1. Haha I was hoping someone would comment on this ;)
      He's superb.

  3. Enthralled is definitely on my TBR list - I can't wait to read your review on it!

    I've never heard of Lola Rose....sounds interesting though, especially the thought of it being set in London. Did it describe London at all? I'm also with you on what happens to books after I read them - I'm selfish too. Its hard to give up a book, especially if you love it!!

    <3 Patricia @ Patricia's Particularity
    My Day 1 Update

    1. I have part one up already, I split it into two with it being short stories :3

      I think it described parts of London, I remember there being an Aquarium mentioned but it was so long ago I'm struggling :D
      Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Oh you're reading Paper towns! I've only read one John Green's book (The fault in our stars) but I loved it.
    OMG your dad is awesome :O. My dad or any member of my family for that matter would never any of my books ^^.

  5. Great first day! Happy reading ;)

  6. I've got Enthralled in my TBR pile and am looking forward to it.

    John Green! Yay! I love his books and sigh, all I have left is Paper Towns. I hope it's good.

    Great progress!

    -April Books & Wine


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