Monday, January 7, 2013

Bout of Books 6.0

Bout of Books Read-a-Thon
I'm jumping in pretty last minute, but I decided to participate in Bout of Books 6.0.  I read so slow so I'm hoping this will force me to use my time more conducively to catching up on some books.

Here are my goals.
1. To finish Threshold by Caitlin Kiernan.
2. To finish Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi.
3. To start Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff.
4 To meet new bloggers and discover a few new book blogs.
45 Participate in a Twitter chat.


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, January 7th and runs through Sunday, January 13th 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 6.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. -From the Bout of Books 6.0 team

Monday
What I've read today:  12 pages
Book: Threshold by Caitlin Kiernan.
Thoughts: This book has small print and is not geared for a fast read.  I think without BoB I may not have even read that much. 
What I've listened to: A few minutes
Audio book: The Wolfe Gift by Anne Rice.
Thoughts: I haven't read an Anne Rice book in years.  I'm curious to see how my feelings about her writing has changed. 

Tuesday:
What I've read today: Nothing.
Book:
Thoughts: I couldn't keep my eyes open last night!
What I've listened to: About an hour (To/From work).
Audio book: The Wolfe Gift by Anne Rice.
Thoughts: Kind of a lot of telling, but it is still holding my interest.

Wednesday:
What I've read today: Didn't count, but I finished Threshold.
Book: Threshold. 
What I've read today: 54 pages.
Book: Under the Never Sky.
Thoughts: Threshold was a mind trip.  UTNS is enjoyable so far.
What I've listened to: About an hour (To/From work).
Audio book: The Wolfe Gift.
Thoughts: Not as great as I remembered Anne Rice to be. 

Thursday:
What I've read today: p. 55-136.
Book: Under the Never Sky.
Thoughts: Loving it!
What I've listened to: About an hour (To/From work).
Audio book: The Wolfe Gift.
Thoughts: Some parts have made me lol, because it is striking me as silly.




7 comments:

Kate Midnight Book Girl said...

I'm Under the Never Sky because Kim and I are going in Feb to see Rossi and a few other authors at a Barnes and Noble in Cary, NC, so I'm looking forward to it! The book is good so far. Plus, I have Paper Valentine and Shadowlands coming tomorrow and they sound so good!

Alysia A said...

I love your blog. These are some great titles. Have fun with Bout o Books!

bahnree said...

Oooo! Those are all authors I still haven't read but want to. Good luck!

Kimberly @ On the Wings of Books said...

So glad you decided to join in! This is one of my favorite readathons. I hope you love Through the Ever Night, I'm waiting to buy at the signing in Feb and it's almost killing me cause I want to read it so bad.

Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase said...

Good luck! And I'm glad to have a fellow slow reader participating! We can do it! :D

Logan E. Turner said...

Woo! Good luck!

Midnyte Reader said...

@Kate-I hope you and Kim have a fab time! I'm glad you like the book so far. I'm looking forward to starting it.

@Alysia - Thank you!

@Bahnree-I think that is a "thing" with bloggers. Authors we all want to read...we just haven't gotten to yet.

@Kim-I hope I love it too. I'm glad I joined in this year as well. It was a last minute thing!

@Andrea-Oh good. Yay for slow readers. I think we need a badge.

@Logan-Thanks!

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