12 May 2013

Bout of Books Read-a-thon 7.0. Sign Up & Goals

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 13th and runs through Sunday, May 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 7.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team
This is my first Read-a-thon since I don't really have the time for the one that lasts 24h. I always wanted to try it but I just can't sit around all day and read. Some of us have work to do. :) Not judging. Believe me,if I could I would be that person sitting and reading.

I may pick some other book which is not on this picture but I would really like to stick with these selected ones since I've had some of them for ages and they need to be read. There are nine books on my list and I plan to read four. One of them has to be over 400 or around 380 pages. I'm looking at you, Sever!

Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning | The Piper's Son by Melina Marchetta (I have the signed Slovenian edition) | Sever by Lauren DeStefano | Everneath by Brodi Ashton | Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta | Grave Mercy by R.L LaFevers |  Partials by Dan Wells | Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills | Prodigy by Marie Lu 

These books have 3222 pages altogether. *whistles* That is a lot! 
Wish me good luck! :) 


Monday,  May 13:
Books Read: Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta and Everneath by Brodi Ashton
Pages Read: 613

Total Books Read: 2 out of 9
Total Pages Read: 613 out of 3222
Comments: I started reading late last night so I was able to finish two books from my pile. I even started on the third book, Darkfever but eventually fell asleep after 130 pages. I think I did good for my first day and I will probably read slower in the next couple of days. 

Tuesday, May 14
Books Read: Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning
Pages Read: 309

Total Books Read: 3 out of 9
Total Pages Read: 922 out of 3222
Comments: I didn't have much time yesterday and I was so tired but I kept on reading and finished Darkfever. When I finally found the time to read my cat made a 'mess' on the couch so I had to clean that up. My Tiger stinks. I also got two new books, The 5th Wave and Blood Red Road so I'll probably read them instead of one or two books on my pile. I'm not sure yet. 

Wednesday, May 15
Books Read: none today
Pages Read: 49

Total Books Read: 3 out of 9
Total Pages Read: 971 out of 3222
Comments: I started reading The 5th Wave but I just didn't have the time to properly sit and read. Had to do a lot of chores around the house.

Thursday, May 16
Books Read: none today 
Pages Read: 11 

Total Books Read: 3 out of 9
Total Pages Read: 982 out of 3222
Comments: Well, this is embarrassing. I only read 11 pages before I fell asleep on my sofa. But I guess, I'm doing great. I wanted to read 4 books this week and I already read 3. I shouldn't be worried, right?

Friday, May 17
Books Read: still reading The 5th Wave
Pages Read: 180

Total Books Read: 3 out of 9
Total Pages Read: 
1162 out of 3222
Comments:  I did good today! I'm so glad I got past the first 100 pages of The 5th Wave. I'll try and finish it today but I'm not sure I'll have time. My dad got back from hospital today so I'll probably spend my day with him. My copy of Black Heart also arrived so I can't wait to finally find out what happens with Cassel and Lila. 

Saturday, May 18
Books Read: The 5th Wave by Rick Jancey
Pages Read: 220 

Total Books Read: 
4 out of 9
Total Pages Read: 1382 out of 3222

Comments: I finally finished The 5th Wave! I was so relieved. Didn't think I could pull it off. After that I didn't read anything else. Made a short break but I'll start something tomorrow, which I won't finish by Monday, but it doesn't matter. 

Sunday, May 19
Books Read: none today
Pages Read: 214

Total Books Read: 4 out of 9
Total Pages Read: 1596

Comments: Today I started reading Blood Red Road by Moira Young. Read 214 pages. Since I didn't have time I 'read' the first 150 pages listening to the audiobook and later, when I was done with the work, picked up my paperback. 

Challenge Completed? I totally forgot about the challenges. Remembered on Friday and it just didn't seem like it was worth it. I wanted to do them every day. 

All in all, I'm very pleased with the number of books and pages I read. Can't wait to participate in another read-a-thon. :) 

Whole Week
Total Book Count: 4,5 out of 9
Total Page Count:  1596 out of 3222

Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta (my review)
Everneath by Brodi Ashton (my review
Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning
The 5th Wave by Rick Jancey

Reviews for Darkfever and The 5th Wave are coming soon. 


  1. Good luck! I hope you'll get to read a lot, and that you'll have lots of fun this read-a-thon, because they're addictive :) Happy reading!

  2. Thank you, Alexandra. :) I'll try to stay away from Twitter read-a-thon discussions or I won't read anything.

  3. Yay so glad you're taking part in this read-athon Zemira! I definitely think you should read Darkfever and Saving Francesca, I loved those books. Darkfever did take a while to get into, but I'm sure you'll love it! Good luck, I'll be on the lookout for your updates! :)

  4. Nice haul. Hope you enjoy them all.

    new follower


  5. Good luck! I hope you are able to make your goal. I LOVED Grave Mercy!! I am hoping to get to Dark Triumph this week! Happy Reading!

    My Update on Day 1--hopefully more to update as the day progresses.

  6. You're amazing! I could never read that much in one day. I'm glad with what I've done though and I hope you can check out my progress here: Bout of Books 7.0.: Progress I'm also your newest follower!
    Good luck,
    - Laura

  7. Wow! That's a great start! Hope you enjoyed Everneath as much as I did. I've heard Grave Mercy is great. Enjoy all your books and good luck today!

  8. Nice job! I only finished two because I had already made good progress on them earlier, haha.

    My BoB updates

  9. Wow! you are doing really well. I don't think I could read that much in one day! My goal was 2 books but I finished them and now I want to read 2 more so I hope I can do it :) Have fun!

  10. Gongrats! You're doing really well with your goal! I definitely recommend picking up The 5th Wave because it's just so amazing!
    Happy reading and good luck :)

  11. Zemira, you've got some awesome books there! I love Melina Marchetta and I'm hoping to get through Everneath, I've got it as an audiobook but always get distracted when listening :(

    Your doing an amazing job…keep up the good work :D

    My BoB updates.

  12. I've been meaning to Darkfever for a while now, might have to get to it after I finish my pile for this event.

  13. quite good, don't worry we are all doing this read a thon becaus eit's low pressure so we can adatpt it to our need....and so far i'm unwell so i still haven't finished anythiong^^;;; still 3 days left so i can hope^^

    good luck with your goals ( and just read what pleases you)

  14. You're doing great! I have stayed up way too late for me and now I am falling asleep today. Happy Reading!

    My Progress

  15. Two books in one day, that is great :D I really liked Everneath and Grave Mercy is awesome! Partials is pretty good.

    Happy reading.

  16. I hope you loved The 5th Wave :) and Black Heart was great, I finally read it a while ago, so I hope you'll love it :) I was happy with the way it ended :)

    By the way, the chats are really fun, you should've join, especially the 1st one, that one was crazy lol

    Anyway, I hope you had fun & that you'll join again :)