Hello lovely people! I hope your year has been going great so far; mine has been busy the way it has been for months. I do finish exams in a couple of weeks though, and I’m hoping I can manage being more active on the blog. I was quite disappointed by the end of the year stats; apprently, I’ve only made 24 posts throughout the whole year, and that’s a shame. I’ve read great books (coincidently, 24 as well) and didn’t get the chance to tell you all about them or have anything concrete to remember them by or reference later on. I hope this remorse will fuel my dedication to reviewing throughout the next year, even if I’m busy.
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, August 18th and runs through Sunday, August 24th 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 11 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team
Because Bout of Books was smack dab in the middle of my exams, I didn’t get the chance to do much with it. So I was really, really glad I came upon this one! And I’m thrilled that it goes on for a long while; I need to get lots of reading done –I blame NetGalley.
Here’s what this is all about!
So I came upon this challenge at the beginning of the year, but with the fuss of the ongoing exams back then, I forgot to include it in the challenges post. I find this challenge quite interesting and versatile, and I admire that it includes re-reading books. It’s hosted on Tuesday Wednesday, if you want to check it out. Here’s my list! I tried, as much as possible, to put in books that I already own so I can conquer my massive TBR list.
I have been procrastinating this for days because I didn’t want to procrastinate studying for my midyears. But here I am!
This year, I plan to participate in just 2 challenges this year, and so I can, hopefully, leave some space for several readathons and readalongs throughout it.
Hello, ladies and gentlemen! Recently, I’ve seen several people doing this challenge. And having been unable to update my blog as frequently as I hope to, I thought this would be a good way to engage in daily posts and discussions about books. So let’s see how far I’ll be able to go with this. Hopefully, I’ll manage to post on all 30 days.
Okay. So by now you probably think that I’ve given up on this because I haven’t brought it up. But guess what? I’m still on it! Things are going a bit slow, but I’m at peace with that. On day one, I finished the second half of the Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket which was nicer than the first book in the series. And I read 20 pages ahead in the Catcher in the Rye. I was already on page 60-something.
Yesterday, although I had plans to finish the Catcher in the Rye or almost do that anyway, I kinda got distracted I didn’t. Actually, yesterday was a lot of fun. I woke up in the morning, put my contacts and some makeup on even though I wasn’t going anywhere, and then I watched 4 episodes of Broadchurch. The FUN. By the time I picked up the Catcher in the Rye again, I had come to the realisation that I’m a lot like Holden. Putting on a hat at home just because I felt like it… Who even does that? But yeah… Currently, I’m on page 134, so I have like 80 more pages to go.
I hope everyone is doing well –hopefully better than I am– and that they’re having fun. See in the next update.