Saturday, October 22, 2011

Bout of books: Read-a-thon 24/10-30/10

Hi bloggers,
I've just finished my first half term at college. It's sooo much work, but it's fun. I do however really miss having the time to read and write like I used to. So this week while on my half term break I will be joining in the fun at BoutOfBooks and will be doing another read-a-thon! YAY. 
However saying this I wont be reading 24-7 like the last read-a-thon as it is my only 5 day break in like 7 weeks and I won't have another break for a couple months after. I would like to get some writing done too and I have my first driving lesson on Thursday!!! So scared. 
Here are my goals for the read-a-thon. 
Time Devoted to Reading
Whenever I'm free or at home or travelling I will be reading (not 24-7 all week I'm afraid).
My Goals
  • 3 books minimum.  Shooting for 5.  Ultimate goal: 8 books.
  • I managed 4+ahalf in the 3 day read-a-thon last time but that was in summer and I read constantly with little sleep haha. 
Books To Read
  • Forever by Maggie Steifvater
  • Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick 
  • Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma 
  • Hunting Lila by Sarah Alderson
  • Wither by Lauren Destefano 
  • Paranormalacy by Kierstan White 
  • City of Bones by Cassie Clare
All updates will be in this post to make it simple for you guys + I will be using #insixwords and #boutofbooks on my twitter @MazzNixon.
Number of books I’ve read today: 1
Total number of books I’ve read: 1
Today #insixwords: Forbidden is amazing, indescribable, unforgettable.
Books: Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma 
Number of books I’ve read today: 1
Total number of books I’ve read: 2
Today #insixwords: Enchanting, kept me on my toes. 
Books: Hunting Lila by Sarah Alderson 
Number of books I’ve read today: Half
Total number of books I’ve read: 2+ahalf
Today #insixwords: Started reading late, love the book.
Books: Paranormalacy by Kierstan White
Number of books I’ve read today: the other half
Total number of books I’ve read: 3
Today #insixwords: LOVED the girl narrative so much.
Books: Paranormalacy by Kierstan White
Number of books I’ve read today: 0
Total number of books I’ve read: 3
Today #insixwords: I took the day to shop
10/29 (I thought it finished Friday?)
Number of books I’ve read today: (Doubt I'll finish cw in time to read another book)
Total number of books I’ve read:
Today #insixwords:
But at least I met my minimum! 
I also have a writing goal for this half term, I'm on around 200 something pages for book two in my YA series and I aim to get to 300 or to the finish it, wherever that may be on account of page numbers. 
Unfortunately did not find any time to write... but that's flexible. 
Have a fun half term!
So I only read 3 books and didn't get to write, but I had a great half term and the books I did read were beyond amazing, I was glad I read them at normal pace and not rushing because then the story doesn't settle in that much does it? 
Love to hear how you all did! Thanks for the read-a-thon BoutofBooks! 


  1. Happy reading and writing! Hope you enjoy your break =]

  2. Happy reading! Make sure you have some fun on your break besides reading and writing. ;)

  3. Love your list of books! Silence is on my list too. We'll have to compare notes ;) Have fun and enjoy your break!

  4. That looks like a great list of books you're planning on! Good luck in your reading and your writing, but most of all, enjoy your break!!! ;)

  5. You're doing well! I started Forbidden, but I'm not in the right mood for it. Love it, though.

  6. Wooo, you're doing great! Hope you're having fun!

    Happy Reading :-)