lundi 20 août 2012

Bout of Books reada thon 5.0 Wrap-up

"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 "

It's time for the wrap up of the first read-a-thon i participated in. First i need to say how fun it was and it really motivated me so i will gladly participate again.

Now my goals were to read a minimum of 4books ( chick lit included), comment on others participants blog each day  at least once. Lastly i wanted to at least take note for each books if i couldn't immediately write the complete review.

  • Books: i did reach my goal of 4books but only one chick lit so that's something to improve

Books finished:Caresses de Glace ( PR), A perfect Darkness (PR),Calling Romeo (Chick lit), Obsidian (YA), Onyx (YA), Daimon (YA)
Books started: Half-Blood(Ya)
Total of pages read: 2306

  • Comments:  I commented each day and i think i did at least 5comments per day sometimes a lot more sometimes a bit less but my goals being one comment i did really well.

  • Socialize: i started to follow new blogs too

  • Reviews: I did write a draft of the review after finishing each book but it made me lost time and i can see i've really difficult to write a long review when the book didn't intesrest me

  • Challenges: I hoped to participate in 1or two challenges i wasn't sure what kind of challenge it could be so i didn't dare to set a  goal but in the end those were really fun and/or instructive so i partacipated nearly each day ( when a picture wasn't required etc). I  receive the good new that i won one ( page 99 test by Nova - thank you so much)  and that made me very happy^^

I think that for a first time i did well. Next time will perhaps be harder depending on the dates but for a first experience the dates were perfect and thus it was a great motivation. Participants were also wonderful so i wanted to thank all participants and hosts for this wonderful week.

6 commentaires:

  1. Hey Miki! So glad to see you had fun, didn't I tell you you will? :-D And wow you did read A LOT!! Congrats :-D

    1. i did participate because of your recommendation ^^, you have yet to disappoint me

      i had time and the lux series is one that i love but i won't have read so much if i put more chick lit ^^;;

  2. Great job on getting all those books read, so many awesome titles in there too! I still need to read Onyx, but it looks awesome.

  3. You did great! So glad your first Bout-of-Books was a good experience. Hope to see you at Bout-of-Books 6.0 ;)

  4. I'm glad you had a good week, Miki! I haven't read anything yet by Jennifer Armentrout, but I have seen nothing but praise for her books!

    I don't know if you like to read "scary" books or not (paranormal is included), but the Frightfall Read-a-Thon is taking place in October if you are looking for another read-a-thon to join! The link to the sign-up is in my right sidebar!

    1. I like paranormal ropmance and urban fantasy but not really scary so i'm not sure if this is a read athon for me but i will look at it, now it will also depend on how much work i will have at that time^^, this one was perfect since school/university haven't started yet for me

      thank you for the info