Bout of Books Read-a-thon! (2)


I participated in my very first Read-a-thon back in August and had so much fun I decided to do it again. I kind of doubt I’ll have a lot of time to read this week, but I sure will give it my best. Even though I’ll be busier, I am confident that I will beat last read-a-thon’s number of books completed (a whole whopping 1), and number of pages read (856) and that’s good enough for me.

Here’s a little more about the event:

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 5th and runs through Sunday, January 11th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 12 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

Niki’s Goals:

– Finish at least 3 books

– Read at least 1000 pages

Here’s a look at the books on my immediate radar:
(subject to change if I see something shiny)

The Czerneda books I’m rereading to prepare for her beta reader contest coming up on the fifteenth of January, and it is been an absolute delight so far (she is my favorite science fiction author). I seriously doubt I’ll make it through all the books listed, but at least I have a lot of great ones to choose from. I’ve also included a couple YA books because, let’s face it, they’re fast reads. 

 Daily Updates:


Pages: 68 / Books Finished: 0


Pages: 154  / Books Finished: 0


Pages: 154  / Books Finished: 0


Pages: 124 / Books Finished: 0

I’m starting to see a pattern here…


Pages: 102 / Books Finished: 1


Pages: 72  / Books Finished: 0

 I am ridiculously close to not meeting my pathetic goals.


Pages: 80  / Books Finished: 0


Pages: 754  Books Finished: 1

Well, that was ALMOST as good as last time (not). I really do think my biggest problem is that I’m trying to read too many books at once. For what it’s worth, I’m only about 50 pages away from finishing Reap the Wild Wind. Regardless, I really enjoyed this read-athon and look forward to the next one in May!

by Niki Hawkes

4 comments on “Bout of Books Read-a-thon! (2)

    • I joined just this afternoon too. We still had 6 days of reading to go so i figured what the hey lol. Also, i did a SoA DVR veg this weeked and just loved it!!! We’d get along, you and I. :)


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