From May 14th to 20th, I'll be particpating in the Bout of Books 4.0 Readathon! I have lots of reading to catch up on, so I'll be trying to partipate as best I can while work full time this week as well lol. I'll be updating with my progress on this post.
Goals:I'm hoping to read 10 books and finish one audio book (I'm halfway through Graceling). It's a lot to do, but I *think* I can do it if I focus!
Books to read:These are all books I can choose from as I'm reading. Some times my mood changes, and these ones all need to get read ASAP; there's a few starred ones that I HAVE to read this week.
- *This Is Not A Test by Courtney Summers
- *Auracle by Gina Rossati
- Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe by Shelley Coriell
- The Lost Code by Kevin Emerson
- The Green Eyed Queen of Suicide City by Kevin Marc Fournier
- The Night She Disappeared by April Henry
- Kiss of Frost by Jennifer Estep
- Take A Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg
- Immortal City by Scott Speer
- The Weepers by Susanne Winnacker
- The Storyteller by Antonia Michaelis
- Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
- AUDIO: finish Graceling by Kristin Cashore (about 5 hours)
- Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
- Gilt by Katherine Longshore
- Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
- Mister Death's Blue Eyed Girls by Mary Downing Hahn
- Revived by Cat Patrick
May 14th - Readathon begins! I started reading at about 5:30 a.m. by listening to Graceling on audio while driving to the gym.
9:30 a.m.: I'm finishing up Touch of Frost today (because I didn't finish it last night like I had planned to!) and read about 100 pages of it this morning (I was about 140 pages in when I began this morning). Also, I've listened to 40 minutes of Graceling.
Day 1 (May 14th) of the readathon is now over! I finished Touch of Frost (that's 210 pages), started the e-galley of The Weepers (20 pages of the PDF), started The Green-Eyed Queen of Suicide City (50 pages), and listened to about 2 hour and 15 minutes of Graceling. :) Today I'm hoping to finish off Green-Eyed Queen, and start something new.
Day 2(May 15th) was a pretty good readathon day for me! I finished The Weepers (261 pages, I read the e-galley) and finished The Green-Eyed Queen of Suicide City (I read 140 pages of that yesterday to finish it off). As well, I started Goddess Interrupted (49 pages). Yesterday I only listened to about 10 minutes of Graceling! Eek, I need to keep going with that...
That means I have now finished 3 books, and I'm currently working on 3 others (I started Code Name Verity this morning).
Day 3 (May 16th) kind of ended up being a struggle for me... I read about 15 pages of Goddess Interrupted and only about 35/40 ish of Code Name Verity. I'm having a REALY hard time getting into Code Name Verity for some reason. It's in journal format and I STRONGLY dislike books written with that narrative. So I'm going to blame it on that. But I did listen to an hour of Graceling and I'm almost done that, yay!
Day 4 (May 17th) was another slow day for me, ugh! I'm having a VERY hard time getting into Code Name Verity and only read about another 25 pages. It's slowing me down right now, so I've decided to put it aside for a while and start something new today. Read another 25 pags of Goddess Interrupted. BUT I listened to Graceling for an hour and a half and finished it! So I've read 3 print books and finished the audio book (I was halfway through it already when the readathon began).
I had a busier weekend than I planned, so it took a little bit longer to get this update up! I didn't meet my goal unfortunately, but I still read a fair amount and accomplished a lot!
I finished the last 210 pages of Touch of Frost.
I started & finished 3 books: The Green-Eyed Queen of Suicide City (190 pages), The Weepers (261 pages), False Covenant (250 pages).
I started but did not finish: Goddess Interrupted (about 90 ish pages), Code Name Verity (95 pages), and Fire (138 pages).
I also finished Part 2 of the Graceling audiobook, which was just under 6 hours!
That's a total of 1234 pages read in a 7 day period; but I'm pretty happy with this at least because I got a huge chunk of reading done AND this was all done while I still working full time! So that isn't too bad.
And I had so much fun & got to talk to some other participants that I hadn't talked to before, so that was great!