dimanche 12 août 2012

Bout of Books read-a-thon 5.0: My goals

 Like i explained in my precedent post, i'm entering my first read-a -thon that will take place between the 13 and 19 august. I will explain here my goals and i will update this post during the event.

"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 13th and runs through Sunday, August 19th 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 5.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. -From the Bout of Books 5.0 team "

Time Devoted to Reading

I will be reading a day all week as soon as i get the opportunity to do so between all i have to do in real life. Also since i'm finishing some handmade gift my reading time will be limited a bit but i will try to do my best.

My Goals

  • Read i hope at least 4books ( including chick lit for which i really need motivation)
  • discover new bloggers at make a least one comment each day to one of the participant
  • Take note to write my reviews of it possible write the review after each book ( but then less reading)

Books to Read

  • Obsidian new edition ( on the week for another challenge)
  • Calling Romeo by Alexandra Potter
  • One paranormal romance: still no title decided
  • Another alexandra potter chick lit book
  • Onyx ( Lux2)

  • This is a unfinished list of possibibilites not definitive titles and i won't probably read all of them but i will have the choice at least


Number of pages I've read today:102
Total number of books I've read:0
Books:started Caresses de glace par Nalini Singh

Oki i'm a bit disappointed by my first day, i was hoping to read a lot more since it was in my native language but life decided to put its two cents in it. On my reading time i started to feel ill so i took a break and in the end i slept 4hours so i managed less that what i hoped.

Good point: i did make more than 5comments to others participants ( lost count after 5), i managed to finish and post the review i started before the read a thon, i did put the final touch to several handmade RAK ( i had to send them if i wanted them to arrive on time), i managed to enter both mini challenge of day1  so not a bad day but i'm still far from my reading goals.

Number of pages I've read today: 406pages of Caresses de glace and 178pages of Calling Romeo total pages read:584pages
Total number of books I've read:1
Books: Finished: Caresses de glace; Started: Calling Romeo

A better day for reading and i've at least finishes 1/4of my goals^^;;, i still took the time to comments on other participants blogers but i haven't done the mini challenge today. They seemed fun for but writing a poem not in my native language took so long that i gave up to read more.  I still need to find some balance between the different activities.

Number of pages I've read today: 239pages ( calling romeo) and 182pages
total pages read today: 421
Total number of books I've read:2
Books: finished: Caresses de glace, Calling Romeo
            started: A perfect Darkness

Not a bad day, for me it was a day off but the level of pollution was too high so i was out more othen than up so i didn't read as much as i wanted buti'm still happy with the result.
I finished calling romeo and wrote a draft of the review ( really short one simply because when i don't love the book it's more difficult for me to write a long review^^)
I started a new romance paranormal: A perfect Darkness from Jaime Rush ( i know i should have picked a new chick lit but i really really needed the change- chick lit and me not a good match)

I commented on others blogs but not as much as i could have done so it's great i put a low number as my goals^^ also i participated in the two mini challenge of the day but i was slow ^^;;

Number of pages I've read today: 202pages
Total number of books I've read:3
Books:finished: Caresses de glace, Calling Romeo, A perfect Darkness

I'm still learning, i just discovered that i had to put the link to these updates each day in the linky ( since the first day was my goals post i didn't have too and after i thought since it's the same post i guess i don't... arggg) oki forgot day 2 and 3 while i did make the update here very carefully, now i just have to be better for the last days.

I should have been able to read more but my brother made a hypoglycemic crisis so like always it swap all my energy and make me sick  ( it could seem strange but when he is doing one i can't touch him without repercussions, i'm terribly allergic to him while in crisis ( in normal state no problem we can hug etc) so i spent a long time in the bath trying to keep my skin under control and i had to wait for my stomacto adjust before i could finally start reading. Only 4h of sleep isn't good for at all so my concentration wasn't the best BUT i did manage to finish the book i had started a paranormal romance yes but it's one of my favourite genre after all.

I could have started a new book but obsidian was on the schedule for friday so i could not pick it  and when i saw the chick lit one i just saw i wasn't going to finish it qsuickly and since i don't start a book when i haven't finished the first one i prefered to socialiaze a bit more and i discovered new participants blogs, followed some and commented.

I also did 2of the 3 challenges (a book per saison and contemporary challenge-  there was a problem with this one so i hope it will be ok in the end-), it was fun and instructive ( i'm still no were in contemporary so i learned some new titles).  I will not give up since i 'm near my goal so see you tomorrow^^

Number of pages I've read today: 194pages
Total number of books I've read:3
Books:finished: Caresses de glace, Calling Romeo, A perfect Darkness

Not bad at all,i would have liked to read more because Lux is my favorite series but because of trouble with the trains ( delay etc) i got less time to read . I'm still really happy because i'm right on track^^ i will try to boost me so i finish this but i've done i can so no regret.

I commented on a minimum of 5blogs ( more 10 i think but it doesn't matter^^) and i 've completed one challenge " look forward" the one with haiku was fun too but took longer and needed a picture of the books so i couldn't do it. I also ( for another read a thon) participated in my first chat with an author, i'm really happy even if i didn't do a lot completly overwelmed after the first minutes it was still a great experience

Number of Pages I've read today: 201 pages ( obsidian)+125 ( Onyx)
total of pages read today: 326
Total number of books I've read:4
Books:finished: Caresses de glace, Calling Romeo, A perfect Darkness, Obsidian
started: Onyx

Nearly the end and even with some interruptions and unexpected events, i'm nearly ok with my goals so i'm really happy. This first read a thon is fun, a good experience^^. Now How was my 6th day: good: i finished Obsidian bonus included , i wrote the review ( french one this time) and i started Onyx ( could not resiste more than 10min after finishing the review of Obsidian^^). I hope to finish Onyx tomorrow.

Now about my other goals: i commented a bit on other participants'blog and i participated in 2 of the 3 challenges: virtual travels ( picked obsidian since i was completly in it) and page 99 test ( one book of chicagoland vampire by chloe neill that yes i want to read after the bit of page99^^;;) thus those goals for today are met. Only one day left ^^ good luck to all

Number of books I've read today:2
Number of pages read today:504
Total number of books I've read:
Books:finished: Caresses de glace, Calling Romeo, A perfect Darkness, Obsidian, Onyx, Daimon
started: Half-Blood

This is really really great ^^ i've read more than expected so i started books i didn't plan to read, ok i admid i didn't finish the last one i started but still in total i've finished 6books*happy*

I took the time to comment and socialise too^^ so perfect last day

Are you participating too?

28 commentaires:

  1. YAY for Obsidian and Onyx! Good luck on your goals Miki!
    Here's my post

    1. ^^ I wanted to participate in the reading challenge made by Valerie ( stuck in book) and it's this Wk so it will be perfect if i manage to get free time ( motivation won't be necessary: lux is my favorite series) and in the same time i've entered the deity JLA challenge so i'm combining everything

  2. So glad you're joining us. Bout-of-Books is a perfect 1st Read-a-thon! Good luck and have fun!

  3. Good luck to you! It's my first Bout of Books too! WE CAN DO THIS.

  4. The last Bout of Books was my first read-a-thon. I had fun I am sure you will too :) I look forward to your reviews. I hope you enjoy your books!

  5. Miki, wonderful blog you have. I am ecstatic that it is in French. I took four year of French in high school, have been to France, and once in a while I attend a French club. I love the French language, the music, the culture... I love that I have found a place to read French now! Wonderful!.

    Happy to have come across your blog through the Bout of Books read-a-thon.

    I haven't posted my update for Monday, but I will later on today... I see you're making progress, though.

    1. Thank you so much / merci beaucoup ^^

      i hope to manage to make it completly bilingual one day but at the moment the language depends on the book i've read^^ if you stick around there will be more post in french without a doubt^^

  6. Even though you didn't do great on the first day, I'm sure you're gonna rock it today! =) I didn't do so great yesterday, either. At least you commented and participated in a challenge, I didn't even do that! Hopefully we'll both do better today. Good luck!! <3

  7. Great job today!!! You will probably end up meeting all your goals!!

    1. i hope so , thank you for your encouragements

  8. Hey une autre bloggeuse française :D !!!
    J'ai essayé de follow ton blog mais ça me met ça :/ : "Désolé...
    Nous n'avons pas pu traiter votre demande. Veuillez la renouveler ou réessayer ultérieurement." J'essayerai de revenir plus tard ^^.
    Oh tu vas lire Onyx ! Je viens de le finir hier soir et j'ai adoré !
    Bonne chance :).

    1. bloggeuse francophone pas française ^^, je suis belge mais c'est un vrai plaisir de t'avoir découvert également

  9. You are doing a great job and I am sure you will meet all your goals. I think its common in read a thons to have a slow day. That was me yesterday. Good luck and happy reading.

  10. C'est bon ça marche enfin je te suis aussi :).

  11. Wonderful job yesterday. :D I'm looking forward to what else you'll be reading. I haven't heard of Calling Romeo until now. I shall check it out. Happy reading!

    1. Thank you a lot, today wasn't a great so far but i'm happy.
      Calling romeo isn't a new book at all, i will post my review next week at the latest if it interest you but chick lit isn't my forte^^

  12. Oh, I loved Obsidian! :)
    Good luck on your goals!

  13. I'm so sorry to hear you got sick on Thursday but I'm glad you got better. Just like you then, I'm taking a break from reading right now to socialize. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  14. Great progress so far! Glad you enjoyed Obsidian, have that one on my TBR, so looking forward to getting round to it soon! Good luck for the last day of bout of books :D

    Jo @ Urban Fangtasy

    1. Obsidian is really great, i've just finished Onyx and i prefer Obsidian^^: i'm sure you will like it

  15. Hey Miki! I'm glad you had fun this week. You're doing fabulous! AND you won the copy of Entwined! Grats :D

    I just sent you an email so just yell at me when you can.

    Grats again!

    1. this week is just becoming better and better ^^ thank you a lot. i've just answered you mail