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
Well, I didn’t quite make it all the way, but this was due to some poor planning on my part. I definitely think that, in October, I will be taking the day off and locking myself in my bedroom. I will shop and plan ahead.
Which hour was most daunting for you?
For me, it was about 5 a.m. around hour 20ish. This was when I couldn’t go any further. I actually took a 3 hour nap, and came back for the final hour, but to me, that counts as me cutting out at hour 20.
And I am still in my first book! But, In my defense…I had to work most of the first half, and have really only been reading for an hour now, steadily. I am almost halfway through my first book, and I am confident that I should finish that soon, and then it will be on to book 2. I have decided to regroup a little and go with a few of my shorter review books after finishing this one.
Liar & Spy Reflected in you just after sunset (play on the vampire novels I am reading – I do actually have these books, just don’t know that I will get to them, and I read Liar & Spy too recently).
Can I do it? Can you read massive amounts of written word in the next 24 hours? I surely hope so.
I am hoping to try to get through 2-3 books, and we will see how it goes. I am having a blast so far. I havent read as much as I would like yet, but there are plenty of hours left!
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
I am in Florida!
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
So, if you are not familiar with the Dewey Read-A-Thon, here is some info from their About Page
What is Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon? For 24 hours, we read books, post to our blogs about our reading, and visit other readers’ blogs. We also participate in mini-challenges throughout the day. It happens twice a year, in April and in October.
It was created by the beloved Dewey (her blog has since been taken down, so the link won’t work). The first one was held in October 2007. Dewey died in late 2008. We’re still saddened by her absence, but the show must go on. The read-a-thon was renamed to honor its founder in 2009.
Title: Immortal Rules – Blood of Eden Series, Book 1
Author: Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: April 24, 2012
Page Count: 464
Where I got: Library
Where you can get it: Amazon
How much: List Price 9.99 Paperback 8.48 Kindle 7.39
Format I read it in: Hardcover
To survive in a ruined world, she must embrace the darkness…
Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a walled-in city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten. Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them—the vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself dies and becomes one of the monsters.
I know, I listed two different things in the header, but I could not choose. And both are on my mind today because of the same book.
I had been approved on Netgalley for Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa, only to realize, wait, I had not read Immortal Rules, so I needed to set that to rights. So, I requested Immortal rules from the library, and it came in today. I started reading pretty much as soon as I got it, and I am already roughly 300 pages into this 400-some page novel. I have not been able to put it down, except when it was absolutely necessary. (See where Voracious comes into play here)?
Dictionary.com defines unabridged as:
1. not abridged or shortened, as a book.
A work in its entirety, complete, whole. A lot of classics get abridged, shortened for the sake of those who want to get the general idea, but don’t want to wade through the rigamarole of reading an entire book. This is a concept that makes entirely no sense to me. I hear this is common also with audiobooks, but I cannot fathom why someone would pay the same price for part of a book.