lundi 14 janvier 2013

Bout of Books 6.0 read-a-thon - wrap up post

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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, January 7th and runs through Sunday, January 13th 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 6.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. -From the Bout of Books 6.0 team


 This bout of books has come to an end and if there was time i really thought i wouldn't manage to do all the goals i set for myself. I didn't heal as quickly as i hoped and life kept getting in the way but i had fun and i did achieve my goals  so it will be a pleasure to participate again next time.
Now i will learn some lessons from this one like not too much pressure on myself, when i was behind my schedule i worried a lot that i wouldn't be able to accomplish everything and it's cunterproductive. So keep this light, keep in mind that life still exists and won't bend to my will and have fun!

So it's time to see what i did during this week. 
My Goals were lows but still it wasn't easy to accomplish them. I wanted to read at least 2books and on that i did better since i've read 3books and one novella ( Omega, Storm, Strom of visions and the novella Elemental), i wanted to post at least one review - i did post the one on Storm- and prepare one official - did it for Omega and it will be posted at the end of the month with a giveaway.Still concerning the blog, i wanted to make the page concerning my challenge for 2013, it's done and i've added some new ones too. I also wanted to make and post my participation for the friday meme on time, also accomplished.I cleaned my side bar as well.
I hoped to find free sport romances... that i could have done better but i found 2 already

On the social part of the read-a-thon, i hoped to comment at least once each day on one participants posts, i often did better with at least 5 comments. I thought to participate in one challenge and i did a lot more too (7), i was interested in some other but i didn't have a camera and at that time i didn't know that there was other way to do it without camera ( for next time!)
I did the RAK i needed, at least part of them.


About the challenges: i did the funniest/favorite cover one, i shared my favorite vampires, i did the scientific discovery challenge, as well as the rewrite the synopsis one, the page 48 challenge , My book crack challenge and lastly the new year resolution challenge. 
you can find some of my answers on the post where i put my daily update here


I'm really happy to have participated in this and i had a lot of fun, i met new bloggers as well as enjoyed teh answers of some i followed already. Final result: a success 

How did you do?

19 commentaires:

  1. Congrats on a successful read-a-thon, and glad you had fun! :-D

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    1. thank you! i really enjoyed the spirit of the participants!

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  2. I read Storm and Elemental on another read-a-thon and loved them. I see in your review of Storm you did too :) Congrats on reaching your goals

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    1. Thank you, yes i loved it and i can't wait for book 2

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  3. Glad you had a successful readathon! I haven't read those books yet but they are on my ever growing TBR list. Glad you had fun!

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    1. the 3 of them are really great, i hope you will read them soon^^

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  4. Way to go on meeting so many of your goals! I think next time I want to set more social goals like you did. I also wish I could remember how to wish you congratulations en francais, mais j'ai oublie le mot! (And also how to insert accented characters.) :D

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    1. ^^ in french it would have been "Félicitations" ( the formulation would have been "toutes mes félicitations"
      social goals are interesting and that's part of the advantages for this kind of read a thon when we pick our goals like we want^^

      thank you a lot!

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  5. Sounds like you did pretty well. And you def did a lot of challenges! See ya next bob!

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  6. It's awesome that you did better than your reading goal, getting in 3 books! That is a mini-victory in itself. Time to break out the music and dance!

    I was one of the blogs you stopped by and I appreciated all of your words of encouragement and wishes to get better!

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    1. ^^ i'm glad i follow your blog, i did it before this read athon but i've a tendency to shy from commenting so it was a good opportunity to try and do better and yiou needed those encouragements i think^^ so it was apleasure to share a little with you

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  7. Dang, you did really awesome! Glad you had fun! :D
    -heather/bookstacksondeck

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  8. Oh well done Miki with surpassing your goals you set for yourself! I think not putting so much pressure on yourself for next time is a great idea! :)

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    1. Thank you Jasprit
      We are learning from experience after all^^; i will try but i'm a stressed person by nature so it will be a goal not ansomething i'm sure i will manage

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  9. Great job Miki!! How are you doing? Were you just under the weather or something more serious? I'm so glad you enjoyed it and hope you're feeling better!

    Anna

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    1. i'm better thank you, it was a really nasty virus ( coupled to 2 others) then my blood pressure couldn't keep up with me^^;; i'm still a little tired but if i'm careful i should on top soon ( if i avoid the freezing weather ^^;; minus7, minus10^;; a bit too cold to my tastes)

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  10. You know, one of these days, I need to participate in a read-a-thon. My problem would be fitting it into my hectic schedule.

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    1. i really recommand you a edition of this reada thon the advantage are numerous. First it last a week so it's more easy to find time ( when you have only 24 or 48h to reach the goals it's a lot of pressure) also you set your own goal so you can say i want to read 1h per day or i want to reag 10h on the week what ever you want. you are also free to choose the number and kind of books you want to read ( it's not always possible in all read a thon)

      i think it's beter when you are making one without putting you under pressure and so far this is the best one i found

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