boutofbooks read-a-thon

Bout of Books 13: Last days and summary

BoB10-200x200So… here we are! Another Bout of Books over and done with, and I have to say, although I didn’t do heaps of reading, I did enjoy the experience. I hosted my first ever challenge and a giveaway – which if I may say so myself, went swimmingly.

These are my final reading stats:

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte – 7 hours

Lock Down by Sean Black – 460p

The Sniper and the Wolf by Scott McEwen – 400p

The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad – 35p

Gone with the Wind – 320p

Total pages = 1215

I think this is about on par with previous Bout of Books that I have completed – a little disappointing considering I read much quicker these days. However – A whole morning/afternoon was spent commenting on many journals and running the challenge, so I feel like my participation this time has been better.

I really need to thank the ladies that run Bout of Books, they have been so helpful, I on many occasions had to email them to ask things, and their responses were amazing. They put so much time and effort into this event, and I have enjoyed participating.

Bout of Books Goals and TBR

BoB10-200x200Readathon Goals and TBR

So, I’m really excited to be participating in this Bout of Books – I’m going to be able to set a couple of hours aside each day to read, and I can’t wait!

My goals are pretty loose this readathon – and that is to be active on twitter, to update my blog daily and to read at least two books. I will also read the first 10 chapters of Gone With The Wind. I want to participate in a challenge or two, but if I don’t feel like participating then I won’t.

My TBR includes:

Red Line by Brian Thiem

Savage Tide by Greg Barron

Australia and Canada in Afghanistan by Jack Cunningham and William Maley

The Godfather by Mario Puzo

Any book that takes my fancy from my TBR bookcase.

I’m looking forward to chatting with everyone this readathon, if you are a twitterer, please add me @bookybecksa or let me know your handle so we can cheer each other on!

Bout of Books Goals

Well… after a little bit of deliberation I have decided to devote bout of books to reading fun books, and nothing for uni. See you next week, Gone With The Wind. So, my goals are to finish four books – I can comfortably finish two a week, so four is pushing the boundaries a bit.

I plan on reading every day, and TV is going to be banned for the week.

List I wish to read from:

  1. Proximity – Stephen Phillips
  2. Free Bird – Kevin Cooley
  3. The Watchman – Chris Ryan
  4. Beat – Stephen Jay Schwartz
  5. Personal Protection – Stephen Leather
  6. Last Night – Stephen Leather
  7. The Giver – Lois Lowry
  8. Stone Cold – C.J. Box