Monday, August 25, 2014

Bout of Books 11 - Wrap Up

Er, whoops? This weekend ended up being really busy and I ran out of time to write an update post for the last three days. So I'll shove it all in here instead!

Books read: The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith, Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
Pages read: 206
Total pages: 1300
Total books finished: 3

Books read: Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
Pages read: 213
Total pages: 1513
Total books finished: 3

Books read: Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
Pages read: 208
Total pages: 1721
Total books finished: 4

Wrap up
There were times over these three days when I felt guilty about not reading more. I mean, I managed a book a day on Monday and Tuesday, and then the remaining five days were taken up with two books. But considering those two books total nearly 1100 pages between them, maybe I didn't do so badly after all!

I just barely met my goal of reading at least 200 pages a day, aside from Monday and Tuesday, but I DID meet it on every day (except Thursday when I only managed 198 pages. But the next chapter was REALLY LONG, you guys, and I was really sleepy...). And every single one of these four books came from my to-read pile, so I smashed that goal out of the water.

I failed spectacularly on competing in a challenge though. This week ended up being a lot busier than I'd anticipated. Between two dinners out, two meals with friends at home, my niece staying over (and important discussions about which Hogwarts house she'd be in), making a 60th birthday cake, AND attending my uncle's birthday party, I'm kind of impressed that I managed to read over 300 pages more than my target!

I'll try again next time on the challenge front and hope that it falls on a week that's less busy!

All in all, it was pretty successful and I loved every single one of the books that I read.

How did your Bout of Books go?

K xx


  1. Woo! Great work! My goal was four books. That was it -- no page counts or hours reading, and with about 25 minutes to spare, I met the goal (so of course I started a new book to add some extra pages in there! :) )

    Until next time!

  2. I didn't do any challenges either. I didn't do hardly any of the community stuff, it was hard enough just finding the time (and energy) to read.

  3. I did better than the last time! But I didn't complete my pages read each day goal.

  4. I'm so excited to read Heir of Fire! I pre-ordered it yesterday, eek!

  5. Bout of Books keeps falling at horrible times for me. The first time was when I was moving and then I was out of town (and driving 9 hours on one day) for the first three days of this one. ((sigh)) Maybe next time...

    Also, thoughts on "The Silkworm"?


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