Bout of Books 13

Next week sees the return of the Bout of Books readathon!  I have attempted to take part in this one before, and decided now was as good a time as any to give it another go!

Never heard of Bout of Books?  Here’s what the organisers have to say:

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 11th and runs through Sunday, May 17th 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 13 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

Here are my reading plans:

Other Plans:
  • Tweet my progress at least once a day (follow me @iluvsneakers)
  • Enter any challenges or giveaways that take my fancy
  • Follow the #boutofbooks and interact with people on twitter daily
  • Comment on 3 participating blogs a day
  • Make some new friends 🙂
I will be working (part-time) throughout the week, and these are pretty ambitious plans for me, but I’m excited to give it a go!
If you’re participating, let me know and we can chat!

Bout of Books: Wrap Up

Oops! I forgot to post my wrap up for the Bout of Books readathon!

I started and finished 3 books: Dead Wrong by Cath Staincliffe, The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry and 0.4 by Mike Lancaster.

I finished 1 book I’d already started: Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

I started and did not finish 1 other book: How To Be Good by Nick Hornby

I reached my goal of completing 3 books, so that is good!  I don’t really think the readathon made me read more than I usually do, but it was fun to interact with other participants on twitter and find some new blogs to stalk!  Thank you to the organisers of this readathon, I will no doubt join in again!

Bout of Books Update: Day 6

Saturday was quite a busy day, so not a huge amount of reading done.  I managed to finish 0.4 by Mike Lancaster, which was a quick, easy read (quite eery and tense, but didn’t really live up to the freakiness of the cover!) and then read another short story from The Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri.  I’ve been reading this book all month, in between other books, and have been really enjoying being able to dip in and out of this!

Pages Read Today: 85 pages of 0.4 (finished!) and 22 pages of The Interpreter of Maladies = 107 pages
Total Pages Read: 623
Total Books Read: 3

Bout of Books Updates: Days 4 and 5

Oops! Didn’t get round to updating yesterday!

Thursday Summary:
Pages Read: 51
Total Pages Read: 409
Books finished:  1
Currently reading: The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry

Friday Summary:
Pages Read:  105 of The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry – finished! And 82 pages of 0.4 by Mike Lancaster = 187 pages
Total Pages Read:  516 pages
Books Finished:  2
Currently reading:  0.4 by Mike Lancaster

How’s this for a freaky cover?!

Bout of Books Update: Day 3

Wednesday was a busy day, so I didn’t get a ton of reading done.  I’m still going with The Secret Scripture, which is dragging a bit at the moment, but hoping it will pick up again soon!

Pages read: 40 (but we had fun visiting my brother and his dog at the seaside!)
Total pages read so far: 398

Bout of Books Update: Day 2

On Day 2 of Bout of Books, I gave up on How To Be Good by Nick Hornby (I will give it another shot at some point) and picked up The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry.

This took a little while to get into, but I’m now enjoying it although it is definitely not a jolly read!

Pages read today: 115
Total pages read: 358
Total number of books read so far: 1
New blogs commented on today: 4

How was your day 2?