Wednesday, August 28, 2013

How Did That Bout Of Books Read-a-Thon Go, Gail?

Bout of Books
My goals for last week's Bout of Books Read-a-Thon were very modest. I wanted to: "finish up a couple of eBooks I've started, and see what I can do with the library pile. And maybe read a few essays from the book I've left in the car for emergency travel reading. Since I've just joined Twitter, figuring out how to follow the #boutof books Twitter account would be a good idea. And I'm behind with some Goodreads updates. It would be good if I could get to those next week, too."

I finished  both the eBooks. I blogged about one last week, and I'll be covering the other for Time Management Tuesday next week. I did a little more reading on one essay in the emergency travel reading book, figured out how to follow the #boutofbooks Twitter account, and did some catching up with my Goodreads updates. I didn't touch the library pile. Instead, I spent time reading the Skulduggery Pleasant book I bought a couple of weeks ago. 

I enjoy short, intensive bursts of activity, which is what attracted me to this one.  I'm plenty satisfied with what I was able to do during this read-a-thon.

What has me excited now is that the next Bout of Books Read-a-Thon is in January, 2014, and I'm very hopeful that it's going to end up being during my retreat week. To be able to take part in something like this that involves reading, reading blogs about reading, spending some time at Goodreads posting about reading while I'm off on a mountain doing whatever I want, anyway, would be very much like a multi-day Christmas.

Of course, if it ends up being the week before retreat week when I'm madly preparing to be able to do whatever I want for a week would mean that the universe enjoys toying with me.                                             

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