Bout of Books Readathon (Wrap-up Post)

28 Aug

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Read-a-Thon Goals

  • Read at least 5 books — Done
  • Review at least 5 books — Done
  • Knock out at least one reading challenge hurdle — Done, finished my Support Your Local Library Challenge.
  • Get rid of some NetGalley and library books — Done (1 NG and 9 library)

Books to Knock Out

  • Lord of the Vampires by Gena Showalter (couldn’t access through Net Galley, bad link or something. boo!)
  • Lucky Girl by Lord
  • The Lightkeeper’s Ball by Colleen Coble
  • The Walking Dead: Book One
  • Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall by Bill Willingham
  • Fables: The Mean Seasons by Bill Willingham
  • Ringworld by Larry Niven
  • Men in Kilts by Katie MacAlister
Other Books I’d Love to Get to
  • The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. LeGuin
  • Jane Austen Made Me Do It by Nattress
  • Ashes by Ilsa Blick
  • Tris and Izzie by Mette Ivie Harrison
  • Becoming Marie Antoinette by Juliet Grey
  • Miranda’s Big Mistake by Jill Mansell
  • Perfect Timing by Jill Mansell
  • The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance
  • Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris
  • Greek Street 

How Much Time I Intend to Read

  • At least 2 hours per day… — Done!!!  I averaged reading 4 hours 40 minutes a day!


Number of books I’ve read today: 2
Total number of books I’ve read: 13
Pages Read Today: 779
Total Pages Read: 3781
Hours Read Today: 6 hours 40 minutes
Total Hours Read: 30 hours 50 minutes
Today #insixwords: Big letdown but thankfully great romance!

Ending Comments

I am so proud of myself this readathon.  I actually stuck to my goals and completed every single one of them.  I unloaded a ton of library books and even a few from my own collection.  I finished one reading challenge and made some great progress on multiple others.  I read a ton and restricted my tv viewing, much to the dismay of J.  He really doesn’t like watching tv by himself.  But that’s okay, he bought himself a LEGO Millenium Falcon set and was happily engaged for about 5 hours yesterday.  I even did the usual housework and went to a few job interviews.  Overall, I read some great books: 7 five stars, 3 four stars, and 3 three stars.  I had a lot of fun… can’t wait until the next one!

1 Comment

Posted by on August 28, 2011 in Readathon



One response to “Bout of Books Readathon (Wrap-up Post)

  1. Amanda

    August 29, 2011 at 11:04 am

    Glad you had fun, and congrats on accomplishing your goals! 🙂


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