Sunday, May 19, 2013

Bout Of Books Read-a-thon Wrap-Up

This has been my very first read-a-thon experience and I have to say that I could have done a lot better than I did. It has shown me that I do not manage my time very well and tend to procrastinate just as much as I did in highschool. I also can't seem to concentrate on reading when I'm not by myself and I only had three days with half the day alone. I am glad to have participated and had this experience, though. I will probably join in on any read-a-thons I come across in the future, especially since the goals and progress are entirely up to me.
I did not reach my goal of reading at least one book everyday but I did start 7 books and finish 6.
I did participate in the first Twitter chat.
I visited and followed a lot of new blogs and commented on some people's progress.

I also chose to read children's/middle-grade/YA books because May 13 -19 was Children's Book Week.
Started: The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
Hours read: 3-4 hours
Pages read today: 270
Pages read overall: 270
Books finished: 1 - The City of Ember
Started: The People Of Sparks by Jeanne DuPrau
The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke
Hours read: about 3 hours
Pages read today:  164 pgs
Pages read overall:   434 pages
Books finished: none today (1 in all)
Started: The Prophet of Yonwood by Jeanne DuPrau
Hours read:  about 5 hours
Pages read today: 310 so far
Pages read overall: 774 so far
Finished reading: 'The People Of Sparks'  (2 in all)
Started: The Diamond of Darkhold by Jeanne DuPrau
Hours read: about 5 hours
Pages read today: 362
Pages read overall: 1136 pages
Finished reading: The Prophet of Yonwood (3 in all)
Started: nothing new
Hours read: about 6 hours
pages read today: 442 pages
pages read overall: 1578 pages
finished reading: The Diamond of Darkhold
The Thief Lord
(5 books in all!)
Started: Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
Hours read: about 2-3
Pages read today: 185 pages
Pages read overall: 1763 pages
finished reading: Peter Pan (6 Books in all)
started: Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
Hours read: 1-2 hours
Pages read today: 160 (+ whatever I read after 8 pm which is when I'm posting this and logging out)
Pages read overall: 1923 +
finished reading: Pippi Longstocking
Peter Pan & Pippi Longstocking were not on my original to-read this week list but I wanted to reach my goal of at least 7 books for the week and they were each about 150+/- pages and that might be 'cheating' but at least I reached my goal by reading. Also, because it's Children's Book Week, I was glad to read them.

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