Bout of Books

Wrapping up Bout of Books

Well… Bout of Books is over! Whew. Let’s just briefly recap what my original goals were:

  • Read
  • Participate in at least one challenge

Not very difficult. So … how did I do?


  • I read.
  • But I failed to do one challenge.

Here’s my final totals:

  • Time spent reading: 7 hours 22 minutes
  • Pages read: 441
  • Books finished: 1

I really wanted to keep things low-key this time around because my situation is a lot different than it was in January. I’m working 4 days a week now (instead of 2 like I was in January) and Friday was our 7th wedding anniversary. I didn’t read a single, solitary page on Friday. I had entirely too much wine with dinner. 🙂 Saturday we had my parents watch Garrett for the day and we went to lunch and a movie. Sunday I had planned to get quite a bit of reading in the afternoon, but little man woke up sick as a dog that morning and the day didn’t go exactly as planned.

So overall I really didn’t do half bad. I managed to finish the book I was reading (and got a review of it up) and I managed 2/3 of another book. Pretty good results in my opinion. I really hope that this was the jump-start I needed in my reading because I had hit a pretty nasty slump.

I’m already secretly looking forward to August’s bout of books. I really like this low-key, week-long read-a-thon. It definitely suits my needs much better than the 24 hour one (which I’ve never even wanted to participate in).

I hope the rest of you bout-of-bookers had a great week! See ya in August!!