Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Bout of Books Read-a-thon Updates


Bout of Books Read-a-thon is a week-long readathon hosted here; it is a great idea for those of us who find it nearly impossible to stay up for 24 hours at a time, or spend an entire weekend continuously reading.


I will post my daily updates here, along with links to the reviews; if any!

Updates:

5/14

Hours I spent reading: 3
Total number of pages I read: 250
Number of Books I finished: 1
Books I finished: The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino
Books I started but didn't finish: None
Total number of books I have read till now: 1
My Thoughts:
I didn't read as much as I would have liked to on the first day. But I do still have a lot of wonderful books waiting to be read, and I will finish reading them!

5/15

Hours I spent reading: 4
Total number of pages I read: 231
Number of Books I finished:
Books I finished: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Books I started but didn't finish: Watership Down by Richard Adams
Total number of books I have read till now: 2
My thoughts:
I have wanted to read The Picture of Dorian Gray for so long now. Ever since I read my first Oscar Wilde play. It was a beautifully haunting read, to describe which I will need a separate post... Watership Down is a huge book and I can't wait to read my way through it. I'm excited and looking forward to the wonderfully bookish days ahead of me!

5/16

Hours I spent reading: Definitely more than 3. See, I forgot to count after the first 3 hours!
Total number of pages I read: 300
Number of Books I finished: None, or 1/2. Because I did finish reading half of Watership Down.
Books I finished: 
Books I started but didn't finish: Watership Down by Richard Adams
Total number of books I have read till now: 2
My thoughts:
Watership Down is turning out to be one of the best books I have ever read. I wonder why people find it hard to get into the book; I thought the writing was fabulously involving; but maybe that's just me. I might read another of Oscar Wilde's books today, as well.


5/17

Hours I spent reading: Barely 2 hours
Total number of pages I read: 100
Number of Books I finished: 1
Books I finished: Salome, a short play by Oscar Wilde
Books I started but didn't finish: I continued reading Watership Down by Richard Adams
Total number of books I have read till now: 3
My thoughts:
I hope to read another play by Oscar Wilde tomorrow. I am taking part in a two-day creative writing workshop this weekend, so now's the time I have left to read! I hope I finish Watership Down too :)

5/18 and 5/19 - Unfortunately, no reading done at all! :(

5/20 

Hours I spent reading: 2 hours
Total number of pages I read: 200
Number of Books I finished: 1
Books I finished: Watership Down by Richard Adams
Books I started but didn't finish: None!
Total number of books I have read till now: 4
My thoughts: Watership Down - what can I say? Best. Book. Ever!

Happy Reading!

17 comments:

Marie Ifmarybooks said...

You've already read one book on the first day congrats :). I still haven't finished mine I need to catch up. And good luck !

Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

WTG on 250 pages read :) That is just pretty darn awesome :)

creativedeeds said...

250 pages is still great progress. That's about how many I read too. Keep up the great reading!

Priya -Tabula Rasa said...

It was a short book; but basically my aim is to read at least seven books in seven days, if not more! Happy Reading and good luck to you too :)

Priya -Tabula Rasa said...

Thanks! Happy Reading to you too :)

Priya -Tabula Rasa said...

Ya, that's what I liked about this read-a-thon; it's not like I have to give up everything else and just read. I will be happier finishing off one great book per day than reading continuously for 24 hours!! Happy reading to you :)

onlymuttix said...

I need to stop entering reading challenges as it just adds to my already daunting list of to-reads...

Are you taking the time in spurts or just sitting down for four consecutive hours? Great progress either way!

kelseysclutteredbookshelf said...

I'm still working on my first book, great job on getting some done already :)

creativedeeds said...

That's my favorite part about Bout-of-Books as well. The interaction is just as important as the reading. ;)

Sidne said...

how many pages is Watership Down, I'm looking for a Massive page book for a challenge I'm in.
http://sidnereading.blogspot.com/p/bout-of-books-read-thon.html

Priya -Tabula Rasa said...

No, I take the time in spurts. You know, between all the things, that I have to do everyday; work and such, I take time out in between to read.

Priya -Tabula Rasa said...

My copy is about 600 pages, but it is in large print!

creativedeeds said...

Almost 1000 pages! Go you! Happy Friday!

Sarah E. said...

We had to read Picture of Dorian Grey in AP English my senior year and it was so rough to get through for me - so devouring it like that is impressive!

Priya -Tabula Rasa said...

I didn't count! But didn't get much reading done these past couple of days; so it might stay 'almost'! Thanks for stopping by :)

Priya -Tabula Rasa said...

It is kind of hard, but somehow I always manage to get completely involved in all of Wilde's books! Glad you stopped by :)

creativedeeds said...

Hope you had a great week! Happy reading!

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