Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Read-A-Thon (May 13th - 19th) GOALS

Only 6 more days until Bout Of Books' week long read-a-thon begins!
Bout Of Books has asked those participating to make a post outlining their goals for the read-a-thon. As I said in my sign-up post, this is my first time participating in a read-a-thon so I don't know what to expect. I'll also be starting my very first online college class on the 13th and I don't know how long that will take me each day to complete. And of course, I have certain obligations around the house, etc that need to be taken care of. BUT I will be dedicating every single bit of free time I have to reading.
I'm still not sure exactly what books I will be reading. I have a hard time choosing any book ahead of schedule and sticking to that choice so I think I will need to give myself some room. I've set aside two piles of books for it, though. One pile is adult lit novels such as 'The Alchemist' by Paulo Coelho and 'Night' by Elie Wiesel. The other pile is middle grade novels that I just haven't had time to read such as 'The Thief Lord' by Cornelia Funke. If I choose to read middle grade novels, one big goal that coincides with it is to read all four 'Books Of Ember' by Jeanne DePrau which a friend gifted to me via Amazon ebook. I read 'City Of Ember' years ago but I'll need to read it again before reading the sequels.


Join in on a Twitter Chat

Read at least 7-10 books

Keep track of what books I read and how many pages I read daily

Write a quick review for each book I read during the week

Keep in touch with others who are doing this read-a-thon
That doesn't seem like much but until I actually know how this read-a-thon is going to go, I don't want to put too much pressure on myself.
What I'm Reading Today: City Of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
Total Number Of Books I've Read: Finished ONE book (City Of Ember)
On Page __ of __ : n/a | Pages Read: 270 pages

Approximate # of hours read: 3-4 hours tops
Reviews: I'm going to write a group review for all four 'Books of Ember' when I finish them.
Thoughts: I was pretty busy today. I got in 1 1/2 hours of reading in the morning, started my online writing class, ran errands out of town, went out for dinner, and finally came home to read after 5 pm. I'm hoping I will have more time to read tomorrow. :)
What I've Read I'm Reading Today: The People of Sparks by Jeanne DuPrau & The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke
Total Number of Books I've Read: (So far, I've only finished one book. None today)
On Page 56 of 349: in 'The Thief Lord     |  I'm  32% through The People of Sparks (ebook)
 Pages Read: approximately 164 pgs today | approximately 434 pages in all so far this week
Approximate # of hours read: 3 hours tops today (This # entered at 8:30 pm)
Reviews: none yet to be shared.
Thoughts: Today was another really busy day. It was my fianc√©'s day off so we slept in and went for a long bike ride. Had to do classwork for a couple of hours and 2 hours of counseling. Dinner, etc. It all left me with about 3-4 hours to read. Also, I'm reading The People of Sparks on my desktop's Kindle PC so I couldn't take it with me and read wherever so I had to start a physical copy book (The Thief Lord).
What I've Read Today: I finished 'The People Of Sparks' and started 'The Prophet of Yonwood'
Total Number of Books I've Read: So far I have finished 2 books for the week
On Page __ of __: 28% (about 80 pages) into 'The Prophet of Yonwood'
Pages read: 310 so far today
Pages read overall: 774 pages
Reviews: Still none til I finish this series. :(
Thoughts: Today was my first day with some time to myself to read. I have/had abt 5 hours to read.
What I've Read Today: I finished The Prophet of Yonwood & started 'The Diamond of Darkhold'
Total Number of Books I've Read: finished 3 books so far
On Page __ of __: 50% into 'The Diamond of Darkhold'
Pages read:  362 pages
Pages read overall: 1136 pages
Reviews: still none so far.
Thoughts: I had much more time to read today though I still only read for about 5 hours.
What I've Read Today: finished 'The Diamond of Darkhold' & continued on with 'The Thief Lord'
Total Number of Books I've Read: finished 4 books in all
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  1. Good luck with your goals! I find it's always hard to choose the books for these read-a-thons as well, I almost always change my list that I choose in advance lol. I think just choose what you feel like reading at the time and you'll have lots more fun :)

    1. Thank you! I agree. I've been wracking my brain but I just can't seem to settle on any specific books. I'll just give in to my whims when the time comes. :)

  2. 7-10 books!! good luck!! I have tried to read that many before and failed.. BOO! This time around I only have 3. Good luck on your reading goals have fun!

    My bout of books goals

    1. I probably shouldn't have set it so high because things have come up that will keep me from reading as much as I want to! I'm just gong to blame it on not having done this before! Maybe next year I will have more manageable goals! :)

  3. Wow, good luck getting through 7-10 books. Hope you are able to have an easy week and can knock them out. I always change my list too once I've started. Although the read-a-thon hasn't started officially, I've already been working on my goal list :) Here are my Bout of Books Read-a-thon Goals if you'd like to stop by.

    1. Well, I tried but my Norton is blocking your site. :(

  4. Doesn't seem like much?! Seems like plenty to me! Good luck meeting your goals!