Bout of the Books 9.0: Review

Bout of Books

Well Bout of the Books is over and it’s been an interesting week. Despite the fact that 120 pages seemed like an easily achievable number, it was a bit of a challenge to hit the goal everyday. I still managed it, and finished both of my goal books and then some. The only thing I wish I had done was also keep track of the time it took to meet my goal everyday. I’m not a slow reader, but sometimes I have to fight to hit a certain page count and sometimes I lose myself in the book so much so that I’m not sure what time it is. It’s a good marker of how good a book is. Also, it’s easier to set these sorts of goals for myself when I have a better idea of how long (on average) it really takes for me to read. Read on for more details on my experience.

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Bout of Books: Mad-Lib Mini-Challenge

Bout of Books

I hadn’t intended to take part in the mini-challenge portion of the Bout of the Books, but when I saw that it was a freakin’ MAD-LIB CHALLENGE I couldn’t help myself. I was obsessed with Mad-Libs as a kid and a literary Mad-Lib based on the titles of books is just too much fun. I’m challenging myself to draw only from the titles of books I read in 2013, just to give myself the extra twist. Read. Enjoy. And go visit the original post for more examples. You might even discover a bunch of new books to read!  Continue reading

Bout of the Books 9.0

Bout of Books

I figured that with all the free time I have before classes start (which won’t be until Jan. 27 this year!), I have tons of time to read. So I figured, why not join the Bout of the Books this year? I can’t think of a reason not to, so here’s my official post stating my intent to challenge myself to read more than I’ve normally been able to.

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