Sunday, August 25, 2013

Bout of Books 8.0 Wrap Up

All good things must come to an end... and unfortunately that means Bout of Books 8.0 ends today.

This was my first Bout of Books and I am already excited to participate in the next installment that begins on January 6!  This read-a-thon gave me license to forego all housework for 7 days to read instead.  I successfully read three books over the course of the week - Charmed Thirds by Megan McCafferty, Insurgent by Veronica Roth and Legend by Marie Lu.   I only met about 1/2 of my original reading goals that I posted here, but that's okay.  Reading three books in one week is something that I haven't done in a long time so I am glad I was able to retreat from the world for a little bit.

I started to read Fourth Comings by Megan McCafferty today to finish the Jessica Darling series and I just couldn't.  It was such a let down and I'm sad that I can't finish out the series but I would rather hold on to the great first two books in that series and the Jessica Darling that I know and love rather than spoil them with less than stellar writing and plot in the end of the series.

So, now that Bout of Books 8.0 is over -- what's next?

I started reading The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel a few weeks ago but did not get more than 20 or 30 pages into the book.  I am going to pick that up again tonight and enjoy the warm weather before September - and autumn - rolls in. My Fall 2013 TBR and Anticipated Reads should also be up sometime this week!

1 comment:

  1. I got through three books this week as well. Not a huge increase from my usual, but this week in particular, if it weren't for the read-a-thon pushing me on, I might have been lucky to get through one. Definitely looking forward to January's event!