Monday, 13 January 2014

Bout of Books Day 7 Wrapup

Bout of Books

Well for me Bout of Books 9.0 is over!  I was having a lot of fun, but I think my house, my dog and my brain are glad it's over!  Poor Maggie hasn't had nearly enough tug o war over the last week poor thing and my house is in shambles, but I managed to get 10 books read AND I had lots of fun.  I've managed to meets some new twitter buddies, bloggers and vloggers so that is a bonus too, I love being able to talk to people about what their reading and it's the perfect way to find new reads...because seriously - I have NOTHING to read!!

So onto my final tally of books:

Total number of books: 10
Total number of pages: 2,009 {I don't know the page number for A Double Tragedy, so it's not counted).
  1. [Christmas Wishes] by Rhian Cahill – F Novella. 40pgs
  2. [The Little Prince] by Antione de Saint-Exupery JF 85pgs
  3. [The List of my Desires] by Gregoire Delacourt – F 224pgs
  4. [Dreamland] by Sara Dessen – YA - Audio 250pgs
  5. [Living Dead Girl] by Elizabeth Scott – YA 170pgs
  6. [How to Dance with a Duke] by Manda Collins F 333pgs
  7. [Queer] by William S, Burroughs – F – Audio 160pgs
  8. [A Double Tragedy] by Lousia May Alcott – F - Audio - 1 hour
  9. [She is not Invisible] by Marcus Sedgwick – YA – 354pgs
  10. [One Night She Would Never Forget] by Amy Andrews – F 266pgs – (technically I still had 64 pages left of this when the clock struck 12am, but I finished it last night so I’m including it anyway.)
I managed to listen/read 127 pages of The Children’s Book by A.S. Byatt, I’m currently up to Part 2.  Slowly, slowly with this one, it’s one of my adult 1001 books and it’s rather large, so it may take a little while.

I also read Damon by Gary Crew and Aaron Hill.  Which I haven’t counted in my final tally as it’s a Junior Picture book, so there aren’t that many words in it, just beautiful, beautiful illustrations.

Overall, I’ve very happy with what I read, I didn’t think I would get that much read, but forgoing sleep for most of the week, listening to audios and no work on the weekend sure did help!  And I’m pretty sure if I’d stopped playing on social media, I would’ve read more, but I had a lot of fun chatting to people so it was totally worth it!  I just wish I’d been able to visit more blogs and checked out what everyone else was reading and up to.  The challenges were lots of fun, I didn't participate in all of them, but I enjoyed the ones I did get a chance to do.

I'm really looking forward to the next Bout of Books, which I believe is to be held 5-18 May 2014.  For more info on the schedule click here.

Of course this wouldn't be possible without the mad organisation skills of Amanda @ On a Book Bender & Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal.  So a huge thanks to them and lets not forget our lovely hosts for the reading challenges.  If you click on the link for the schedule there is list of them all on the page :)

So thanks for a fun week, it was grand!  But now it's back to reality - less reading, more sleeping and a worn out Maggie from all the puppy playing.



  1. Wow! 10 books!! Nicely done. I don't think I'll get that many read in all of January! I admire your skills! I'm glad you had fun. These are my favorite read-a-thons! I'm looking forward to the May one as well!

    1. I don't think there will be a repeat of 10 in February! But I had lots of fun, this is my second read-a-thon, so I'm looking forward to the one in May. I should be a little more prepared which will be good! Thanks for stopping by :)

  2. Holy Moly!!! You were on fire!!! Great job with knocking down all those reads even if your house and your dog suffered a little bit. Now, back to reality :(

    1. Thanks! Definitely back to reality, apart from an audio book I haven't picked up a book since Sunday night - but since I'm being all responsible during the week and cleaning now, I'll get to relax with another good book on the weekend. Thanks for stopping by :)


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