Monday, August 29, 2011

Bout of Books Read-a-thon Finish Line (#BoutofBooks)

Bout of Books Readathon
Button created by Tara @ 25 Hour Books


First and foremost I’d like to thank Amanda over at On A Book Bender for putting this read-a-thon together.  It’s just what the doctor ordered to get me back into some sort of reading routine.  I’m still amazed that she threw this thing together a few days before it was set to start.  *High five* chica!  Here’s what I managed to accomplish during my first read-a-thon.

Finish Line

Read-a-thon Goals:  Try to read at least 3 books. (MISSION COMPLETE!)

Books I Wanted to Knock Out:

  • Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  • Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  • Enclave by Ann Aguirre
Books I Actually Knocked Out:
  • Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  • Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  • Cowgirl Up and Ride by Lorelei James

Updates

8/22 
Book read today:  Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Total number of books I’ve read:  I've made it to the halfway point so I guess 1/2.
Challenges:  N/A
Today #insixwords:  Can't put the damn book down!
Side note:  Managed to put in about an hour and a half to two hours of reading today.




8/23 
Book read today:  Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Total number of books I’ve read:  Um, I've got maybe 3/4 left.
Challenges:  N/A
Today #insixwords:  President Snow is a friggin' a-hole!
Side note:  Didn't have to cook dinner so I managed to get a solid two hours of reading time. Woohoo!




8/24 
Book read today:  Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Total number of books I’ve read:  I only have 6 chapters left!
Challenges:  N/A
Today #insixwords:  I can't read this fast enough!!!
Side note:  Still trying to figure out what took me so long to start this series. It's been balls to the wall the whole way through!




8/25 
Book read today:  Finished Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Total number of books I’ve read:  Finally finished 1. Woohoo!
Challenges:  N/A
Today #insixwords:  This book is an emotional rollercoaster!!
Side note:  Despite the stupid drama I had to endure last night, I managed to finally finish reading this book!




8/26 
Book read today:  Cowgirl Up and Ride by Lorelei James (Book 3 in her Rough Riders series)
Total number of books I’ve read:  1 and a couple of chapters
Challenges:  N/A
Today #insixwords:  Lorelei knows how to write smut! *fans self*
Side note:  Put in an hour of reading time. Was hoping to get to Mockingjay last night but, realized I had my copy loaned out and by the time my friend from work was able to Kindle lend me hers I was ready to catch some z's.


8/27
Book ready today:  Cowgirl Up and Ride by Lorelei James (Book 3 in her Rough Riders series)
Total number of books I've read:  Managed to finish my second book today.
Challenges:  N/A
Today #insixwords:  Loved Cord and AJ's story. Next!
Side note:  Need to take a break from the intensity of Catching Fire so I decided to finish reading this instead. So glad I did. Love me some cowboy smutty goodness.


8/28 
Book read today:  Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Total number of books I’ve read:  Final tally is 3 books!
Challenges:  N/A
Today #insixwords:  Holy shit what a crazy ride!
Side note:  I'm going to need at least a day to wrap my brain around this series!



Things I Learned During This Read-a-thon
  • Turning the TV off significantly improved my chances of meeting my goals.
  • I’m not a fan of drawn out love triangles.
  • Twitter hashtags are a great way to meet new people if you remember to use them.  ;-)


A HUGE THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO STOPPED BY TO CHECK OUT MY STARTING LINE POST, PARTICIPATE IN MY GIVEAWAY AND WHO BECAME A NEW TWITTER OR BLOG FOLLOWER.  LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING TO KNOW YOU GUYS BETTER.  HOPE EVERYONE MANAGED TO KICK A LITTLE ASS!

10 comments:

  1. Hey Jen you did great! You forgot one thing that I'm sure helped you read more...the pajama jeans;) Ha!

    Happy Monday!

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  2. Thanks Steph! Damn it that's right! This could not have been accomplished without pajama jeans. ;-) Have a fab day!

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  3. Did Ash fail in her book bullying for Enclave?!

    I have to laugh about the love triangles -- Kyle read Catching Fire for the readathon too and was not a fan of the love triangle either.

    Love the "things I learned" section! Great idea. :) Also, congrats on completing your goal!

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  4. Well, I won't be sad that you didn't get to Enclave because you finished The Hunger Games trilogy! I can't wait to talk about it with you. ♥

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  5. @Amanda - LOL! After reading the rest of The Hunger Games series I needed a break from the doom and gloom. I'll definitely be picking it up soon so I don't end up with a Smash noogie.

    I would imagine that he was eye rolling a lot. Lord knows I was.

    Thanks! Thought it'd be a cool addition to the post. Thanks my dear. And thank YOU for putting this shindig together.

    @Smash - I'll definitely get to it. I just need to decompress a bit. Can't wait to discuss the series with you too. I have so much I need to talk about!

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  6. Hey Jen let me know when you start Enclave..I also have that one sitting on my TBR shelf. I have one more teeny bopper read then it's back to urban fantasy books. I did make my goal, with two hours left.

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  7. Wow! Awesome job, Jen. You're progress turned out great. :)

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  8. @Jen - Sure thing. Maybe we can read it at the same time so we can bounce stuff off each other.

    @Missie - Thanks Missie! I was super happy when I realized I was going to meet my goal.

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  9. The "things your learned" are awesome! Amazing what turning off the tv can do. LOL

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  10. @Julie - Thanks Julie! It is pretty amazing isn't it. LOL! I need to start making a habit of watching less TV.

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