Aug 25, 2014

Bout of Books Wrap Up

Bout of Books

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 18th and runs through Sunday, August 24th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 11 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. 
- From the Bout of Books team

Wrap Up

The end is here! I can't believe it, the days just flew by. This Bout of Books was the most successful for me. I read so much! I've don't think I've ever read so many hours in a week. I was really fosuced, especially the first days, when my boxset of Death Note arrived.

My goals for Bout of Books 11.0 were:
  • Read at least 100 pages each day
  • Read a total of 1000 pages
  • Finish at least 4 books
  • Visit 10 new update posts each day
 I have to say I managed to do everything and then some! So here are all the books I read and my reading stats for this read-a-thon.
I read 11 volumes of Death Note (I had already read the 1st one before Bout of Books). I have to say I loved it. It is one of the most insane and brilliant mangas I've ever read. Even though I gave every single volume 5 stars I believe that the first half of the story was a bit better. I love L. so much and I preferred him being the lead investigator in the Kira case.
Then I read two short stories: Four Houses and Predator & Prey. I loved Four Houses, I think the book is brilliant. 
Finally I read a bit of To The Blight and a lot of Tested, but didn't manage to finish either. Loving both of them, though and I can't wait to finish them.

Total number of books I’ve finished: 13
Total number of pages I've read: 2557

I didn't participate in any challenge or twitter chat, I was really focused on reading this time. Still I commented in as many update posts as possible and spend a few minutes each day going through twitter updates. 
So how did you do?

3 comments:

  1. You did AWESOME this week seriously. Are you doing BoB 12? Here is my day 7 recap: http://booksbybeth.wordpress.com/2014/08/25/bout-of-books-11-day-7-recap/

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  2. Great focus, and good job meeting your goals! I can't wait til January to challenge myself some more!

    Amber Elise @ Du Livre

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  3. Congrats on a great BoB! I'm glad you had so much fun and surpassed your goals!! :) Here's my Bout of Books 11 ~ Wrap Up.

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