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Monday, 8 July 2013

Summer Lovin Read-a-thon Wrap Up Post


Welcome to final day of the Summer Lovin Read-a-thon! The 24 hour marathon has just ended and I was thrilled to be one of the winners on the trivia quizzes. 

Day 6 & 7 Update

Books Read: Ink by Amanda Sun (33 pages) and Speak Easy (41 pages) by Melanie Harlow 
Pages Read: 74
Total Books Finished: None
Total Pages Read: 368

Challenge: Summer Fling hosted by Read, Sleep, Repeat and Book Cover Guess hosted by Effortlessly Reading

Participation Post topics schedule

You are graduating today–list your accomplishments big and small for the week. Hop around and congratulate all of your friends on their accomplishments.

I have to admit I did terribly in the reading department in this Read-a-thon LOL which kinda defeats the purpose of a read-a-thon, I did however have so much fun with all the amazing participation posts and generally socialising and interacting with other participants and the hosts.

The following are the links to my daily Participation posts, Challenges and Updates. 

Day 1 

Here were my goals, originally posted with my book list here

Read at least 3 books OR 50 pages daily
Do at least 4 participation post
Participate in at least 3 challenges 
Black out the Bingo!
Visit and comment on as many blogs as I can

I didn't complete 3 books, I did however, reach my daily quota of 50 pages/daily. I had a hard week when it came to reading, I'm very sick with the flu, working 9am-9pm for 3-4 days of this week and was on a bad reading slump. For those that have checked my daily updates, you'll see that I was chopping and changing from book to book like they were going out of fashion, nothing was holding my interest this week.

On a good note I participated in ALL the Participation posts, completed 5 challenges and did very well in the visiting and commenting on participants blogs. I was also very lucky to have won two giveaways, one from the Twitter trivia, an ebook from the choices listed and a the How my summer went up in flames by Jennifer S Doktorski prize pack from Love, Life, Read's Author Feature. I can't wait to receive it as I've had it in my wishlist for a few weeks now. 

So...overall despite not having finished one book in this read-a-thon thus far I still had an amazing time and I can't help but feel that this read-a-thon was still a success for me as I met lots of awesome bloggers and also had a lot of fun which is the main goal. I also didn't do too badly in my goals and had I just gotten through two books I would have definitely blacked out my Bingo card. 

7 comments:

Sarah said...

Hope you are feeling better! I think 50 pages a day is great, especially with the week you had.

Octavia H said...

Ugh sorry you were so sick! I caught the stomach flu have way through the read-a-thon and nothing (not even a awesome book!) could get me to read!
But at least you got some reading done and you won a prize! So yay to that!


-Octavia of Read. Sleep. Repeat. and a Pink Lady

libbysfunbooks said...

Congrats on winning! I won too and was ecstatic! LOL. This has been a fun week!

Nicole Hewitt said...

I didn't manage the bingo either because I wasn't around to participate in the Greased Lightning tweet thing-a-ma-bob. Good job on meeting your other goals!

Jess LiteraryEtc said...

Oh no! I hope you feel better! It's not fun having the flu and having to work. Take the time to rest up and I hope you get the 2 books completed. :)

alwayslostinbooks said...

I'm sorry about your reading slump, but at least you had fun. It was great meeting you. I love your blog title. :D

Jenna said...

I am sorry that you've not felt well this week. Hope you are feeling better now. And don't worry -- I didn't come anywhere near my goals -- but had fun trying and participating in all the different challenges. That's awesome that you did all the challenges.

Jenn @ Book Beats

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