Monday, January 14, 2013

Bout of Books 6.0 Recap

Bout of Books Read-a-Thon

Man this Bout of Books Read-a-thon flew by. It's funny how that happens when you are reading books that you enjoy. I'm pretty satisfied with the amount of reading (and listening) I did this week. Below are my original goals and what I actually ended up reading. I usually don't list specific books that I will read because, as you can see, I always veer away from the list. No big deal because as I always say, reading is reading (but I do need to get to those review books).  

My Original Goals:
Read and review: The Namesake by Steven Parlato

Read and review: And By the Way . . . by Denise Deegan
Finish Delirium by Lauren Oliver (Audiobook)

Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver (Audiobook)

Read a few chapters of Pride and Prejudice
What I read:
Close Enough to Touch by Victoria Dahl (my book club selection)
Just One Day by Gayle Forman
Read 5 Chapters of Pride and Prejudice
Finished Delirium (audiobook) by Lauren Oliver
Started Pandemonium (audiobook) by Lauren Oliver
Started The Namesake by Steven Parlato (10 pages)

Near the end of the read-a-thon I decided that I had to read Gayle Forman's Just One Day. There was a one day read-a-thon and twitter chat - a not that I planned to participate in it, I couldn't handle any spoilers that I might would read on Twitter, so I decided to read it. I loved it so much and if it is on your shelf or if you even considered reading it, all I can say is You Must and very soon!!

I didn't participate in any challenges this go round, and on Saturday I was sidetracked from reading when I ended up reorganizing my bookshelves. That was pretty spur of the moment - I was trying to make room for some new books - and ended up making a mess, blah blah, blah - you all know how that goes.

I hope to stop by a lot of blogs and see what everyone else read this week. Thanks for your comments. And until next time, happy reading! 


  1. Yay for Pride and Prejudice! I'm hoping to reread it at the end of the month for its 200th birthday! I still haven't read Delirium - it's on Mount TBR - and I'm rather liking the sound of Just One Day as well.

    Congratulations on a great week of reading! Oh and I TOTALLY get the 'oops I was just putting some books away and now the whole day's gone' thing. ;)

    Happy reading until Bout of Books 7.0!
    Ellie @ Musings of a Bookshop Girl

  2. I'm glad you loved Just One Day! I'm about half way through right now, and I'm really enjoying it so far! Great job with the read-a-thon!

  3. Looks like you did wonderfully in the readathon! I like being able to change my mind on what books I'm reading for a readathon, but sometimes those review books just need to be read! But you did great!

    And I always want to reorganize my bookshelf when I have like 15 other things to do, but what do I do first? Reorganize my bookshelf. It's just fun for some strange reason!

    Great job on the readathon, and thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I'm so sorry it took me so long to respond!


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