Bout of Books 7.0 Wrap Up!

Monday, May 20, 2013 6:02 PM

Bout of Books 7.0 has ended, and once again, I failed at what could have been an epic read-a-thon. The past week was just not my week, and it shows. I didn't even meet my modest goals for Bout of Books.

Books I Read:


The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (1/2 of it)
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Looking for Alaska by John Green 
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Golden by Jessi Kirby
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Bout of Books was, for me, a solitary experience. I wasn't entirely sure what was going on, but that's mainly my fault for not checking the site and regular updates. Unfortunately, I completed no challenges and I participated in not a single twitter chat.

I'm beginning to think that read-a-thons are not for me. I think they're a really cool, fun idea, but I hate rushing through books. I like to savor books, and sometimes, when a book is amazing, I even go back and reread earlier parts just because I don't want a book to end.

Overall, I don't regret trying out something new, and I may even give Bout of Books another go the next time. But I'm beginning to think I'm just not cut out for read-a-thons.

What about you guys? Do you have fun participating in read-a-thons? Are you a speed demon when it comes to reading or do you prefer a slower pace?




2 comments:

  1. I had a fun time participating Bout of Books, but like you I didn't read as much as I had hoped to. I still can't decide if I'm great at read-a-thons, because like you I like to savor my books and take my time. But it did help me tackle my TBR list. Therefore I will participate again but not in too many read-a-thons.

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    1. Yeah, same here. I want to try read-a-thons out again but not too much or it will get to the point where I won't even remember what I'm reading anymore. :/ I'm glad you had fun with Bout of Books, Kay!!!!

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