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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!

Bout of Books Read-a-thon


As I said in my previous post, I have a shelf-full of books to read and no time. I have decided to find time and to make sure that I do, I am taking part in this awesome week-long read-a-thon hosted @ Bout of Books.

Bout of Books Read-a-ThonHere are my goals for this readathon:

The books I plan to read:

1. Finish reading The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino; a review copy.

2. Basilica: The Splendor and the Scandal by R. A. Scotti; a fabulous non-fiction about the construction of St. Peter’s Basilica.

3. The Master Works of Oscar Wilde; a compilation of Wilde’s best plays, poems and novel (The Picture of Dorian Gray)

4. Watership Down by Richard Adams; I got it in large print, so that it will be easier to read it!

5. A Short History of the World by H. G. Wells; another non-fiction that seems great!

Other goals:

1. To read for at least 3 hours every day.
2. To post systematic updates in one updates post, unlike the last time!
3. Visit at least 3 new blogs every day!