Friday, 8 February 2013

The Wicked Valentine's Read-a-thon - Goals and Updates

The Wicked Valentine's Read-a-thon has started! This is a week-long reath-a-thon, in which participants simply challenge themselves to read as much as possible. There will be mini-challenges and Twitter chats (#wwreadathon), and it looks like a lot of fun! Join in here.

My Goals:

I'm actually not feeling too well at the moment, so it's tempting to just set my goals as 'read and sleep'! :-) But I definitely want to try to take part as much as possible, so, here are my relaxed goals for the week:

- Finish at least two books (I've got three on the go at the moment, so hopefully this should be easy enough)
- Take part in one of the Twitter chats
- Do at least two mini-challenges
- Visit and comment on other participants' blogs


I'm starting on Friday, so no Thurs updates.

Friday: Lots of reading time in the afternoon, especially at the laundrette waiting for the laundry. My husband managed to pinkify some of our white sheets, then in an attempt to fix them managed to get a semi-circle of bleach on the bath-mat, lol! >_<  Good job I'm not one of those precious-about-home-things people. I'm only really precious about books! :-)

Black Feathers (Black Dawn Vol 1) - 10% read, 52% through
City of Bones - 38 pages read, 138 pages through
Of Mice and Men - 42 pages read, 42 pages through

Saturday: Not much time for reading as I was in town most of the day. Still made some good progress on Black Feathers though. Really enjoyed the Twitter chat!

Black Feathers - 63% through
City of Bones - still 138 pages through
Of Mice and Men - still 42 pages through

Mini-Challenge - Done!

Sunday: Finished Of Mice and Men, and then fell asleep on the sofa! Was a nice, relaxed day.

Black Feathers - 63% through
City of Bones - 145 pages through
Of Mice and Men - Finished!

Mini-Challenge - Done!

Monday: Busy day! Got a fair bit of City of Bones read at bed-time and stayed up a bit too late reading it... it was at a really good bit! :-)

Black Feathers - 65% through
City of Bones - 213 pages through

Mini-Challenge - Done!

Tuesday: So. Full. Of pancakes.

Black Feathers - 70% through
City of Bones - 236 pages through

Mini-Challenge - Done!

Wednesday: Good reading day, finished Black Feathers! Unfortunately, my laptop cable broke and I had to turn my computer off in the evening, so didn't get to be sociable or complete the last mini-challenge. Nevermind, it did mean more reading time!

Black Feathers - Finished!
City of Bones - 236 pages through

Wrap Up:

So, by the end of the read-a-thon I've managed to complete all of my four goals, though admittedly not the last one as much as I would like:

- I finished 2 of the 3 books I had on the go at the beginning of the read-a-thon.
- I participated in 4 mini challenges.
- I took part in one of the Twitter chats. (the other was too late at night for me, otherwise I would have joined that one too. I love Twitter chats!)
- I visited other blogs and commented, though not as much as I would have liked. Hopefully will be able to visit a lot of people's wrap up posts though.

Success! :-) How did everyone else's read-a-thons go? Did you manage to meet your goals?



  1. Victoria, glad to see you hopping on. Hope you feel better soon. Look forward to seeing what you're reading.

    1. Thanks! :-) I'm jumping between three books at the moment - 'The Black Dawn', 'City of Bones', and a re-read of 'Of Mice and Men'. Enjoying them all so far! :-)