Sunday, 13 May 2012

Read-a-thon; boutofbooks

Woohoo, a read-a-thon, my first one and i am super excited!!  This  read-a-thon is hosted by Bout of Books.

I will be doing an update everyday on my blog using the schedule from 'Bout of Books' to make it easier (see below), keeping update on my twitter & my Goodreads account, and participate in the twitter chats if i am able too.  For me, i have sent myself a big enough goal (see below) with being a full-time mum and having health problems at present means i need to sleep a lot.  I am determined, put not going to put pressure on myself and ENJOY IT BECAUSE IT IS ABOUT FUN!.  Some people have 10 books as their goal and i am like wow, i am struggling with the thought of 4.

My goal is 4 books and mainly review books because i need to get through them and this is an ideal opportunity;

Book 1*Saving June
Book 2*The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
Book 3*The Good Father
Book 4*Putting Alice Back together

I also plan to meet new bloggers and check out new blogs.

Update plan.
5/14 Monday
Number of books I’ve read today: i'm reading 2 books at 2 and 3.
Total number of books I’ve read: Reading 2 at once
Books: 0 completed
Pages today: Almost 200pages (Book2=134, Book3=64)
Feeling: Great,proud of myself but shattered.  Reading 2 books as one is paperback and the other is an e-book.  Loving both books.  Chatting to people on twitter and visiting new blogs, happy.

5/15 Tuesday (At hospital today)
Number of books I’ve read today: Completed 1 book and almost 1/2 way through the other
Total number of books I’ve read: 1 and a 1/2 lol
Books: 1 completed
Pages today: 120pages (Book2=80, Book3=40).
Feeling:  Bit rubbish with reading today but i did finish my paperback so happy with that.  I think the e-books on my computer for review are holding me back-wish they were on my kindle.  Difficult hospital appt so felt too down to read and my kids were on a bit crazy today so no mummy time really. Better day tomorrow, fingers crossed.

5/16 Wednesday
Number of books I’ve read today: I read one book 'The Good Father'...i managed to complete it
Total number of books I’ve read: 2 books completed now and 2 to go.
Books: 2 completed- see above.
Pages today: 186pages.
Feeling: I did a lot of reading today.  I did a few block slots of reading and then lots of on and off reading- worked fine and i was determined to finish the book. I did and i loved the book, it was amazing.  I finished it around 9.20pm and i didn't see the point of starting the 3rd book when i felt i had read so much.  I wanted to catch up with goodreads, twitter and blogging.

5/17 Thursday
Number of books I’ve read today: started on book 3 (Saving June by Hannah Harrington), read 130pages..over half of book
Total number of books I’ve read: During read-a-thon so far i've read 2 books and i got 1/2 way through 3rd so well on plan to meet all my goals during read-a-thon.
Books: started on book 3 and i'm half way
Pages total; I have read 130pgs today 
Feeling: I am so proud of how much i have done today considering how much of a difficult day it was to read but i'm loving this book :) 

5/18 Friday
Number of books I’ve read today: today was just a complete fail :( i'm still reading the book that i was on yesterday, not had much time to read.
Total number of books I’ve read:Still same as yesterday :(
Books: still same as yesterday, i said today was a complete fail.
Pages total; 70pgs, completely rubbish! 
Feeling; I am just fed-up, not well, health problems flaring up, had lots of naps and then other have got a film to watch in the evening when the kids were in bed.  I felt so ill that i had an early night. I did want to finish the book though as only 33pgs left but i couldn't manage it :( I haven't done today's challenge, not done regular updates daily and not read blogs or twittered much.  Life is just too difficult sometimes :(

5/19 Saturday
Number of books I’ve read today:  If i thought yesterday was an epic fail then i had no idea that total was going to be almost zero reading.  HOWEVER, i finished book #3 today 'Saving June'
Total number of books I’ve read: During this read-a-thon i have now read 3 books and i have 1 book to go, which is 'Putting Alice Back Together' by Carol Marinelli.
Books: All 3 books read are listed above and just one more to go :)
Pages total: today, a shocking 33pgs and that was only to get to the end of the 3rd book.  I did plan on reading half the 4th book but it didn't happen and i wasn't even busy so i have idea what happened.  
Feeling: I feel like i have really let myself down, especially the last 2 days because i have 1 day l eft and 1 book, which happens to be the longest book!!! Almost 300pages both.  I am going to read all day tomorrow though if i have too.

5/20 Sunday
Number of books I've read today:I have managed to finish a full book in a was the longest book i had to read too with almost 300pages. 
Total number of books I've read: 4, which means i have met my goal.....WOOHOO!!
Books: The 4 books i read where the ones that i planned to read for my goals :)
Pages total: Today i read 291pages!!! that is the most i have ever read during the read-a-thon and has definitely made up for the last few days of rubbish.
Feeling:I feel amazing!!! I am so proud of myself! Honestly, I didn't think i could do it and i have and just wow!! what a feeling. I have all the reviews to do now, damn haha x


  1. Good luck in your first book-a-thon!

    Laura @ The Traveling Owl

  2. Enjoy your books! It's my first read-a-thon too. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight has been on my TBR list for a while, but I won't get to it this week.

    1. thanks, i hope i do. Same to you and good luck with your 1st read-a-thon xx

  3. I loved The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight! Good luck with your goals!

  4. Oh wow! Have heard amazing things about those books. Good luck and get well soon.

    My Reading List

    1. thanks and thank you for the kind words :) Happy reading, i will check out your link x

  5. Glad you could join us! Good luck and have fun!

  6. Hey, I saw your tweet today. I hope you're still able to join us. If not, don't worry about it, but maybe we can help take your mind off things. :)

    1. I have done some reading today and it helped :) even though it is quite late here i'm going to do some more and hopefully go on twitter a bit more before i go to sleep :) It has helped keep my mind busy. Thank you for your kind words x


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