Monday, 20 August 2012

Bout of books wrap up

Bout of Books Read-a-Thon

I have been trying to post since Friday and for some reason blogger wouldnt let me post. So, this is a final 3 days update as well as wrap up post.

Pages read day 5-7: 606 (Lord of chaos 211, Pyramid 395)
Books finished since last update: 1 (Pyramid by Tom Martin
Books finished in total: 2
Pages read in total: 819

Over all although I didnt quite meet the goal I set myself, I am very happy with the amount I have read. I really need to get into the habit of reading shorter books for readathons, lol. Looking forward to the next one!

Friday, 17 August 2012

Bout of books 5.0 updates

Day 4 was a little better, and the weekend should be even better!

Pages read today: 136 (Temple of the gods 81 & Pyramid 45)
Books finished today: 1 (Temple of the gods by Andy Mcdermott)
Pages read in total 213

I hope everyone is enjoying the readathon

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Reading candy

The challenge over at Booksmartie this evening is to talk about your reading snacks. Well, this is actually a trick question for me, lol. Since going to the dietician at the beginning of the year in an effort to lose weight, I have totally banned snacks except for a very select few! To be honest, I havent really missed them excepting for twice ...... firstly during the time I was writing exams and then during the 24hr READATHON.
So, in honour of what I am missing, here are my ideal snacks

Willards Flings, which are a kind of chip, a bit like cheese puffs although they are a more savoury flavour. I think they are supposed to be chicken flavour, but not sure really, lol. Whatever they are, I love them!

Chocolate and candy all in one! I love Smarties!

Hot chocolate, yummy
Pizza med gorgonzola, spinat og bacon, March 2010.jpg
Pizza - stems from my time living in the nurses home during my training. Every few weeks either my reading partner, Judy or I, or sometimes both, would catch the bus into town with a huge pile of books for the book exchange. We would change our books and then stop off for a pizza and coke on the way home, and then sit and read and eat pizza and drink coke all night! Perfect.

Unfortunately at the moment my reading snacks consist of

Nutri rusks

Cheese triangles


Now, all of these are fine on their own, but they dont really compare to what I would rather be eating lol!
Pop over here if you would like to join in.

Bout of books day 1 - 3

The fact that it is now day 3 over and this is my first update will tell you how bad my readathon is going :-(
I really have had no time to read at all! Hopefully things will improve from now on.

Pages read to date: 71
Books finsihed to date: 0!

I am now off to check the site to see if I can join in any of the challenges.

Monday, 13 August 2012

Bout of books 5.0 Goal post

I was so busy with the other readathon and work etc that I almost forgot to do a goal post for Bout of books which is one of my favourite readathons. Mind you I am a bit addicted, lol.

Goals for this week:
  • Finish Lord of Chaos
  • Finish Temple of the Gods
  • Read at least one more book.
I will try and post a picture of my TBR pile, but need to get home while it is still light in order to take one. I do have a bit of work to do for one of my courses, but hope to finish that by tomorrow and should be able to read a lot thereafter. As a real sucker for punishment I am in my final year of a Bachelor's year and am currently doing not 1 but TWO other courses through work, so add that to working full time and having a teenager to contend with you can see why reading time is at a premium. Lest you think I am totally mad, I volunteered for the work programmes 3 years ago, the plan was to do them before I started the degree. They kept getting cancelled for budget reasons and suddenly was sprung on me about 3 months ago! So, this year is shaping up to be mad.

If you would like to join in the readathon, click on the picture above!

Summer wrap up readathon day 7 - 9 and wrap up.

Didnt get a chance to update on the last three days so here is a final wrap up!
Day 7-9 update
Pages read: 829 (Prisoner of paradise: 286, Lord of Chaos 166, Temple of the gods 377)
Books finished: 1 (Prisoner of paradise)

Final wrap up of the readathon
I did get more time to read over the last few days, but as always would have liked more.
Total pages read: 1565
Books finished: 2

Altogether looking at my page count I am quite happy with what I read although I didnt finish the 4 books I wanted to!

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Summer wrap up readathon day 4-6

It seems funny to be writing about a summer wrap up readathon when we are having the coldest winter that I can remember!
I have had very erratic internet for the last 2 days and so been unable to post, then this morning Google wouldnt let me post, so this is an update for the last 3 days.
Day 4-6
Pages read: 262 (The prisoner of paradise 80 and Lord of Chaos 182)
Books finished: 0
Pages read from start: 736
Books finished from start: 1 (Crusader Gold by Dan Gibbins)

I didnt get as much time to read as I would have liked but tomorrow should be better, since I am off work and wont have a car for most of the day!

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Summer Wrap up readathon Updates Day 1

I will try and update this post each day for the first few days, and then will start a new post.

Day 1 update
I didn't get as much time to read today as I would have liked, had to do some shopping and a couple of other chores.
Pages read today: 193 (Crusader Gold by David Gibbins)
Books finished today: 0
Pages read from start: 193
Books finished from start: 0

Day 2
Once again got some reading done, but not as much as I would have liked! I found the book I was reading a bit slower today too.
Pages read today: 72 (Lord of Chaos by Robert Jordan)
Pages read in total: 255
Books finished today: 0
Books finished from the start: 0

Day 3
Finally I am starting to get somewhere. Despite the fact that it was back to work today I actually managed to read more!
Pages read today: 224 (Crusader Gold 200 and The prisoner of paradise 24)
Pages read in total: 474
Books finished today: 1 (Crusader Gold)
Books finished from the start: 1

Thursday is a holiday here and I am taking a day off on Friday, so I should be getting more time to read after tomorrow.

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Summer wrap up readathon

I have signed up for this readathon which runs over the next 10 days. Although it is winter here, I have a bit of a lull in my assignments (i.e only 3 due, lol) and I should have more time to read. My goal for the readathon is to finish 4 books, the 2 that I am currently reading (Lord of Chaos and Crusader Gold) and 2 more. I am not really sure what I will choose, will just see where the mood takes me! I will be updating here and on twitter. Just click on the picture above if you would like to join in.
Ok, so for my readathon to be read pile I have 4 books. The top 2 I am busy reading currently, the other 2 are the ones I am most excited to read from the TBR pile, so will more than likely read them next. Having said that I have been reading a lot of heavy books lately, so may switch to something lighter during the readathon.