The Bout of Books 8.0 Read-a-thon #boutofbooks

Bout of Books readathon

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, August 19th and runs through Sunday, August 25th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 8.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

Yes, it’s almost time for the Bout of Books read-a-thon! 

This will my second time joining in. It’s a week-long read-a-thon, running from Monday August 19th 12.01 in the morning, to Sunday, August 25th at night.

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I did a readathon a few weeks ago, which lasted for 6 days. I read 4.5 books in those 6 days, so for this readathon, I’ll try 5 books. I already chose some books last week, but I have to change my selection. I am doing a game on Shelfari (a kind of Goodreads) in the second week of September. It works with tags (e.g., thriller, 2012, children’s, psychology) so I have to read books that have no or few tags (in the Shelfari system) now and leave my tagged books for the game. New (review) books often don’t have many tags yet (because not many people have read them) so those are the books I will read for the read-a-thon.

Yes, that’s 5 review copies! Notice how they are all blueish or greenish or blue-green-ish in color!

Lighthouse Island by Paulette JilesHemelvaart by Judith KoelemeijerDe huisvriend by Bertram KoelemanGoat Mountain by David VannThe Long Shadow by Liza Marklund

Lighthouse Island by Paulette Jiles – finished

Hemelvaart by Judith Koelemeijer [Dutch] – finished

De huisvriend by Bertram Koeleman [Dutch]

Goat Mountain by David Vann

The Long Shadow by Liza Marklund

I’ll be spending evenings plus an extra hour during the day on reading (more at the weekend).

Updates

Monday
Number of books I’ve read today:  half a book

Total number of books I’ve read: 0 books total

Number of pages I’ve read today: 150

Total number of pages I’ve read: 150 pages total

Books: Hemelvaart by Judith Koelemeijer [Dutch]

Other information: I took part in the Twitter chat and did the Bookish Bucket List challenge

Tuesday
Number of books I’ve read today:  1 book

Total number of books I’ve read: 1 books total

Number of pages I’ve read today: 130

Total number of pages I’ve read: 150 + 130 = 280 pages total

Books: Hemelvaart by Judith Koelemeijer [finished], Lighthouse Island by Paulette Jiles

Other information: –

Wednesday
Number of books I’ve read today: not a lot of 1 book

Total number of books I’ve read: 1 books total

Number of pages I’ve read today: 120

Total number of pages I’ve read: 280 + 120 = 400 pages total

Books: Hemelvaart by Judith Koelemeijer [finished], Lighthouse Island by Paulette Jiles

Other information: Very busy with other things! I seem to read less than normal rather than more!! I did do the TBR pile mini challenge. I am enjoying my book, Lighthouse Island, I just don’t find the time to read all that much!

Thursday
Number of books I’ve read today: not a lot of 1 book

Total number of books I’ve read: 1 books total

Number of pages I’ve read today: 90 (to page 220)

Total number of pages I’ve read: 400 + 120 = 520 pages total

Books: Hemelvaart by Judith Koelemeijer [finished], Lighthouse Island by Paulette Jiles

Other information: Not much time for reading. It’s bad, but what can one do? Other than work and family,  reading is my Number One priority…😦

Friday
Number of books I’ve read today: almost got to the end of my second book!

Total number of books I’ve read: 1 books total

Number of pages I’ve read today: 110 (to page 330)

Total number of pages I’ve read: 520 + 110 = 630 pages total

Books: Hemelvaart by Judith Koelemeijer [finished], Lighthouse Island by Paulette Jiles

Other information: I tried really hard, but didn’t finish my second book. It’ll happen on Saturday, for sure. I have to reset my goal to 3 books total rather than 5. How sad!

Saturday
Number of books I’ve read today: finished one, started new book

Total number of books I’ve read: 2 books total

Number of pages I’ve read today: 185 (to page 120)

Total number of pages I’ve read: 630 + 185 = 815 pages total

Books: Hemelvaart by Judith Koelemeijer [finished], Lighthouse Island by Paulette Jiles [finished], The Long Shadow by Liza Marklund

Other information: I took part in the twitter chat, which was really good fun! Actually, me and some other people talked more about coffee, cookies, and childcare than books, but that was good fun, too. While I love talking to friends, I find more and more that I also love to talk to (near) strangers.🙂

Sunday

Number of books I’ve read today: finished my third book

Total number of books I’ve read: 3 books total

Number of pages I’ve read today: 220

Total number of pages I’ve read: 815 + 220  = 1035 pages total

Books: Hemelvaart by Judith Koelemeijer [finished], Lighthouse Island by Paulette Jiles [finished], The Long Shadow by Liza Marklund [finished]

I tried very hard to finish my book today, and I did! So, in total I read 3 books rather than 5, but at least I managed those three (I was not sure I would!). It was a fun read-a-thon – just wish I had more time for it.

 


 

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22 Responses to The Bout of Books 8.0 Read-a-thon #boutofbooks

  1. Goooood luck! I’m joining in Bout of Books for the first time. I haven’t even thought of goals…I should really do that😉

  2. I’m doing Bout of Books, too! You have some great books and I love the colors. I have a copy of Lighthouse Island and I’m so curious about it. You’re getting to it before I am, so I’m looking forward to seeing what you think!

  3. Shan says:

    I’m doing Bout of Books as well, good luck to you! I love Liza Marklund’s books, I’m so glad to have discovered her.

  4. Athira says:

    I’m still on the fence about this one. I barely read during weekdays and we have friends coming over this weekend. Hope you have a fun time reading!

  5. Good luck with your goals! You can do it. I too am shooting for 5 books, I think is what I wrote anyway. I have already done both of today’s challenges and participated in the twitter chat and commented on a bunch of blogs! I have read like, maybe 100 pages total, but my work day ends shortly so the reading will commence.

  6. Good luck Judith. This is my first time taking part and I’m enjoying it!

  7. Heather says:

    Looks like you’re doing great so far!! Have fun!

  8. Jo K. says:

    You’re doing well! Good luck for the rest of the week and have fun!

  9. Mandi Kaye says:

    You’ve managed to read a little each day – that’s great! I hope you’re having tons of fun! THAT’S the important part🙂

  10. It’s The Curse of the Readathon. It’s a thing. usually it strikes me down and I do an awful job of actually reading during them but I’m doing OK this time.

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