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.
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
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.