May 21, 2012

Bout of Books 4.0 Wrap-Up

Bout of Books Read-a-Thon

The bout of books read-a-thon is over and I have to say I really enjoyed it. I met a lot of new (crazy) people and got a lot of reading done. Usually I am bored to read during the day and only read before sleep but this time I read everywhere. Even at some classes of mine, I don't think anyone noticed so everything's cool.

I was really pupped up for this and as you can see from the Daily posts I read more during the first three days, then I kind of had a down fall, but still managed to reach my goal of three books during the week, which is twice what I usually read (I read one and a half books per week). 

What did I read?
 Bad Taste in Boys(my review

Anna Dressed in Blood(my review

Charade(my review)

The Girl in the Steel Corset (Still reading)

In total I finished 3 books and read 871 pages

There were also a few fun challenges I took part in while reading.

Day 1 Challenge: What do you like best about readathons? Do you have any readathon traditions or rituals? If this is your first readathon, what do you like so far?

This is actually my first read-a-thon and I am loving it. I really like that I push myself to read more, it’s like I am in a race and I have to win, or at least read. Also it helps me get through my reading pile. I would definitely participate in the future too.

Day 2 Challenge: This or That?
Physical book or eBook? Physical
Paperback or Hardcover? Hardcover
Reality or Make-believe? Make-believe (DAH)
Adult or Young-Adult? Young-Adult
Dog ears or Bookmarks? Bookmarks (I would never hurt my friends! :P)
Breaking the spine or Barely open the book? Barely open the book (People are actually making fun of me for this...)
Tea or Coffee? Coffee!!!
Reading in bed or On the couch? Both!
Series or Standalone? Series (although it depends on my moods)
Original or TV Adaptation? Original!!!
Defy motion sickness or Audiobooks? Defy motion sickness (I actually can focus when hearing to an audiobook)
Author crushes or Who-was-that-guy-again? Auhtor crushes (I have so many of them)
Interview or Guest post? Interview

Day 3 Challenge: Re-Title It "Dead Woman Walking"

DAY 5 Challenge: Books & Shoes

DAY 6 Challenge: Book Spine Poetry 


  1. Congrat on your reading during the read a thon.

  2. YAY! I love seeing how many people met their goals. Glad you enjoyed it!

  3. congrats on reaching you goal! I loved Anna Dressed in blood! Also love the retitling. I didn't have time and didn't fell creative enough to participate in that one.

    Bout of Books Wrap-up
    Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire

  4. Qite a fun reading week. Some good books in there. I have read them all but Charade and that is coming up next week. I really was suprised by the Girl in the Steel Corset. Lots of fun!

    1. I am only on Chapter 1 but I really love the world Kady Cross has created, it's so special! I can't wait to see what you think of Charade. I think I am the only one that preferred Masquerade.

  5. Ooh, you read some lovely books! Off to see your reviews.

  6. yay! Glad Bout-of-Books was a success!

  7. All of those are on my to-read list! You did great this week - love those shoes you picked :)

  8. Brillaint, and all the books you read/partially read have lovely covers *goes and adds them to my wishlist*

    Here is my progress post.
    Lauren at Northern Plunder