The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week-long readathon that begins 12:01 am Monday, May 9th and runs through Sunday, May 15th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are entirely optional. For all Bout of Books 16 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog.
– From the Bout of Books team
The Boyfriend made breakfast and then we read together some more. I finished Emissary by Thomas Locke, and Billy Lovecraft Saves the World by Billy Lovecraft. Then I started Sadie Sugarspear and the Weeping Willow by Nicole Arlyn, but DNF’d it after a couple of chapters. After I had walked off that bit of horribleness, hoping it wouldn’t give me nightmares, I didn’t feel like starting another book, so I went back to what I had been reading before Bout of Books started and picked up InkDeath by Cornelia Funke. The Boyfriend finished The Gunslinger by Stephen King and started the second book in the series, The Drawing of the Three.
I did far better reading-wise than I thought I would. Finishing five books in a week is something I haven’t done in a long time, and certainly not while also starting and DNFing two others. I think this Bout of Books was just what I needed to knock out a large chunk of my ARCs and get back into hardcore reading mode 🙂 I look forward to Bout of Books 17 in August!
- Total Time Read: 40 Hours and 7 Minutes
- Total Pages Read: 1285
- Books Finished: Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, Mother Ocean, Daughter Sea by Diana Marcellas, The Emissary by Thomas Locke, and Billy Lovecraft Saves the World by Billy Lovecraft.
- Total Number of Books Read: 5