Sunday, 13 May 2012

#boutofbooks 4.0

Bout of Books Read-a-Thon

Bout of Books is a week long readathon in which we try and read some books and get Amanda into Twitter jail. For more information go to the official Bout of Books blog. It's a normal working week for me so I won't be reading much more than normal but I hope to be a bit more sociable. I've been in a bit of a blog bubble recently and need to get out and about more!

My Goals
Avoid the Curse of the Readathon. Really, as soon as I do an organised event, I suddenly lose the ability to read at least...oh look shiny things *paw*
Read 5 books, or 3 books and a large, scary tome.
Help get Amanda into Twitter jail.
Discover some new blogs and bloggers.

Books To Read (subject to me changing my mind)
Railsea by China Mieville
The Somnambulist by Essie Fox
The Bellwether Revivals by Benjamin Wood
Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan



Updates

5/14
Number of pages I’ve read today: 25
Total number of books I’ve read: 1 (well 5% of 1)
Books: Railsea
In six words: book group plus readathon equals failure


5/15
Number of pages I’ve read today: 84
Total number of books I’ve read: Bits of 2 books but not yet 1 in total :(
Books: Railsea, The Bellwether Revivals
In six words: curse of the readathon strikes again


5/16
Number of pages I’ve read today: 104
Total number of books I’ve read: nearly 1...
Books: Railsea, The Bellwether Revivals
In six words: mystery parcel retrieval, was books, surprise!


5/17
Number of pages I’ve read today: 254
Total number of books I’ve read: 1! (and two bits)
Books: Railsea, The Bellwether Revivals, Pandemonium
In six words: This is more like it, huzzah!


5/18
Number of pages I’ve read today: 164
Total number of books I’ve read: 1.5
Books: Railsea, The Bellwether Revivals, Pandemonium
In six words: Amanda in Twitter jail, great chat.


5/19
Number of pages I’ve read today: 225 + 1 ebook
Total number of books I’ve read: 3
Books: Railsea, The Bellwether Revivals, Pandemonium, Straight to Hell, Ashes
In six words: Reviews piling up, forgotten blog tour.


5/20
Number of pages I've read today:
Total number of books I've read:
Books:
In six words:

16 comments:

  1. Good luck with your goals and have fun!

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  2. I'm joining the read-a-thon too!
    The sonnambulist and Pandemonium are on my wish list: I hope they're good.
    Good luck:)

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  3. Wow, really interesting-looking books there! Good luck avoiding the curse ;)

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  4. I'm so honored that getting me into Twitter jail is one of your goals.

    I do hope you avoid the readathon curse.

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  5. I have been in such a reading slump this month that I, too, just want to make it through this readathon still reading lol. And I hope that Lifeboat is a goodread. It sounds so good!

    Good luck with your goals!

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  6. LOL I think we should all make sure that Amanda ends up in twitter jail :)

    I had a bit of a slump last week so I am hoping all the thrillers this week pull me out of it!

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  7. I will also be helping you get Amanda in Twitter jail :)

    Pandemonium will suck you in!

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  8. Hope today is better, Ellie! And hey, points for trying!

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  9. You can totally do it!! And as someone told me yesterday: you can't fail at the read-a-thon! The point is to have fun and just trying is a win! Also, I get distracted by shiny things as well.. Especially when I'm trying to set goals...
    Anyway, happy read-a-thon-ing on! And hope you enjoy Pandemonium! I've been meaning to read it for a while now.

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  10. In Six Words tells us so much! LOL! Have fun the rest of the week!

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  11. Oh the curse. Yes. I think mine's more "the curse of the crap job" but same end result.
    *prods you*

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  12. Please do a review of The Lifeboat when you have read it because i'm dying to read it xx

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  13. Oooh, I have most of these books on the ol' wishlist... I'll have to stalk you for a while, see whether I need to boost them up a bit! Good luck, can't believe we're halfway through already! :)

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  14. Ooh, The Lifeboat..have to read it.

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  15. Yes, landing Amanda in Twitter Jail is an admirable goal! Happy reading and have a great weekend!

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