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, May 9th and runs through Sunday, May 15th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 16 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team
I can’t believe it’s the 16th one already!! I’ve been participating in this readathon since the first one and I still get just as excited when I see it’s coming up. I usually try to do it casually and stress-free, and that’s what I’m doing again this time.
I’ll make another post the first day of the readathon with my goals and books and progress. Be sure to join! It’s a lot of fun.😀
I was hoping to do a lot better during this readathon, but to be honest I still had a good time! Especially chatting with people on Twitter. I had a few people cheering me on and that made me feel awesome. I had a headache most of the morning, then I think I ate something bad and I was feeling crappy all afternoon and evening. The readathon started at 8am my time, and by 6:30pm I couldn’t read anymore. This morning I felt way better and I got a few pages in before it ended. But the main thing is hat I enjoyed myself and made some new friends on Twitter!
- Dragonball 3-in-1 Volume 1 (576 pages)
Other pages read:
- 50 pages of Cruel Crown (Couldn’t get into it)
- 42 pages of Front Lines (My book from Friday)
End of Event Survey
1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
I think hour 11 because I was feeling so sick. I wanted to read more but I also just wanted to lie down.
2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
I’m not sure, but I know comics really help you read and also relax the eyes a bit.
3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season?
Maybe a quick twitter chat at the halfway point to help people stay motivated.
4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
The cheerleaders were awesome! As were all the hosts, everyone was supportive and I think that really helped.
5. How many books did you read?
1 and a few pages from two other books
6. What were the names of the books you read?
They’re listed in my post above.
7. Which book did you enjoy most?
Dragonball, it’s just so fun!
8. Which did you enjoy least?
Cruel Crown, I couldn’t get into it.
9. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
Definitely! Either a participant or a cheerleader.
It’s my second time participating in this readathon and I’m excited! I won’t be staying up the full 24 hours, and I kind of woke up with a headache, but I’m going to do my best today!
Here’s my stack:
And here’s the meme questions for zero hour:
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
I’m excited for all of them really!
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
I haven’t gotten my snacks ready yet, my hubby is getting some in a little bit. But I’m hoping for some veggies and dip!
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I love to read, I play video games, and I collect hello kitty plushies. They’re just too cute.
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?
Last time I focused so much on the hourly memes and checking my twitter constantly. The memes were fun, but I plan on only doing a few and concentrating more on reading. Also taking my time reading so I don’t burn out as easily.
Title: The Incident on the Bridge
Author: Laura McNeal
Release Date/Publisher: April 26th 2016 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
Finished: April 11th 2016
Pages: 336-ARC Parperback-Given at Bookclub
Synopsis from Goodreads:
When Thisbe Locke is last seen standing on the edge of the Coronado Bridge, it looks like there is only one thing to call it. But her sister Ted is not convinced. Despite the witnesses and the police reports and the divers and the fact that she was heartbroken about the way things ended with Clay, Thisbe isn’t the type of person to act so impulsively.
While everyone in town prepares to mourn the loss (some more than others), Ted and Fen, the new kid in town, set out to put the pieces together and find her sister.
But if Thisbe didn’t jump, what happened up on that bridge?
What I Thought:
This is where I’ll be highlighting series I want to re-read! A lot of them are because I haven’t read the last book(s) in the series and don’t remember what happened in previous ones. Feel free to re-read or just read these along with me!
The first series I want to get to is Confessions by Loiuse Rozett. I loved the first two books but the third took a little while to come out in paperback so I didn’t buy it until recently. I’ve been wanting to re-read the first two for a while now and I mentioned that to my husband a few times recently. One morning I needed a new book and he put one in my bag saying he chose for me, and it was the first in this series! He’s got good taste.
Here’s a Goodreads description of the first book to entice you:
Rose Zarelli, self-proclaimed word geek and angry girl, has some confessions to make…
1. I’m livid all the time. Why? My dad died. My mom barely talks. My brother abandoned us. I think I’m allowed to be irate, don’t you?
2. I make people furious regularly. Want an example? I kissed Jamie Forta, a badass guy who might be dating a cheerleader. She is now enraged and out for blood. Mine.
3. High school might as well be Mars. My best friend has been replaced by an alien, and I see red all the time. (Mars is red and “seeing red” means being angry—get it?)
Here are some other vocab words that describe my life:Inadequate. Insufferable. Intolerable.
(Don’t know what they mean? Look them up yourself.)
(Sorry. That was rude.)
Have you read this series before? What did you think?
Has there been a series you wanted to re-read lately?