Bout of Books 14: Wrap-Up

The Bout of Books 14 Read-a-thon as come to a close, and in retrospect, I think I did quite well.

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I had set the goal of reading 3 books: The One Thing, The Wrath and the Dawn and Shatter Me. I managed to read the first two and I’m 2/3 done with Shatter Me, which is not bad, right? Better yet, I loved the 2 first books and I’m really digging this one as well. So, 3 books (+/-) in a week, and all of them good, I’m happy about it!

I also managed to participate in 6 of the 7 challenges of this read-a-thon. SIX!!! 😀

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And during the course of this read-a-thon, I published 26 posts on my blog. So I’m calling this a success, even though I didn’t finish my last book yet, and I’ll be participating in more of these in the future.

 

 

35 thoughts on “Bout of Books 14: Wrap-Up

  1. impossiblegirl123 says:

    I just bought myself a copy of A Court of Thorne and Roses and I’m regretting it already because I am sure I’ll be mad that I wasn’t patient enough to wait until the whole trilogy was published.

    Also, I am really happy that you like Shatter Me!

    • MyTinyObsessions says:

      oh, I don’t think you’ll regret it. The first book finishes ok, without a cliffhanger, or anything like that. It’s almost like a stand-alone. you wont regret it 😀

      I’m really liking the writing. And I’m really liking Adam, though something tells me that it won’t last long… everyone just talks about Kenji and Waren…

      • impossiblegirl123 says:

        I hate Adam … but I can’t tell you why. The companion novella didn’t really help … okay, maybe hate is a strong word. At the point where you are, I think I still liked him too. And I didn’t get why everyone loved Warner yet hahaha

        Okay, puh, that’s actually good to know. I’m just really impatient for books.

        • MyTinyObsessions says:

          ACOTAR is a great read (i hope i’m not hyping it too much for you!)

          Now I’m nervous about Adam, I like him so much with Juliette… I admit that I’m easily influenced by the intimate times (like the shower scenes…)

          • impossiblegirl123 says:

            As I said, I liked Adam too at the point you are. It just changed SO much. I did not see it coming at all. I was so confused about what happened.
            I wanted to read ACOTAR before you mentioned it 😉 and I trust your opinion, so I don’t think you hyped it too much. I almost bought the Thrones of Glass series, but I didn’t want to spend that much money so I went with ACOTAR instead.

          • MyTinyObsessions says:

            I started with ACOTAR too because it felt more like my kind of thing, and it is, as much as I love ToG, ACOTAR is more me. It’s new adult (instead of YA), it might have something to do with that…

          • impossiblegirl123 says:

            I already bought it. I went to the shop today with my list of books that I felt like reading, they had none of them so I bought that one instead. But I am editing Break Up Buddy right now, so I haven’t started reading yet.

          • impossiblegirl123 says:

            Uhm, I’m at chapter 5 and my first draft had 33 chapters including the epilogue. It’s okay so far, but I am not at the critical point yet. I quite like the beginning, but it’s starting to get more difficult now. I need to figure out what my main character really wants and I don’t have a clue.

          • impossiblegirl123 says:

            I’m in no rush, although I suppose at some point I have to stop spending my days on this and the blog alone :/ I’m not very productive in terms of the job search. I’m avoiding it to be honest.

          • impossiblegirl123 says:

            I just don’t feel like I am ready to … you know, JUST work for the rest of my life. I don’t want to get a serious job, but then again I am not looking properly hahaha I like working on my book though. I mean I would like to become a published author one day, I just don’t know if I have what it takes.

          • MyTinyObsessions says:

            if you’re not ready yet for a “serious job”, which is perfectly understandable because you’re young, you could always get a part time or something, and that way still have time to work on your book until it’s done.

          • impossiblegirl123 says:

            I am secretly hoping to get a job in a bookstore, but the one that I want to work at doesn’t have any openings. I also wanted to apply for that kind of job in a foreign country, but you don’t really get a work permit for wanting to be a bookshop clerk lol

          • impossiblegirl123 says:

            I don’t really want to go through the hassle of moving to another country if I don’t plan to stay there. But I know what you’re getting at. I’m just really stubborn and impatient and I always want things like right away. That’s just not how the world works sometimes lol

          • MyTinyObsessions says:

            sometimes it’s not 🙂 though I get about the hassle of moving, but hey, you could always think of it as a “year off”, you know? I don’t know… when I was your age I didn’t ever want to stop studying, because then I would have to work, and that prospect alone sucked

          • impossiblegirl123 says:

            My parents won’t let me do that. They are really pressuring me to get a job and soon! They are always like “When I was your age, I had already worked for x years” and so on. They started work right out of High School and they don’t get that I am among the younger ones to graduate uni already and that it’s okay if I take a little time. At least I really think that it’s okay if I take at least some time. I always worked various internships since 2009 and made sure there were no holes in my CV, so I don’t think it will be that bad to just enjoy doing nothing for a bit.

          • MyTinyObsessions says:

            I agree with you, but parents sometimes don’t see that. I was already doing my PhD when my dad asked me “what next? aren’t you too old for the job market?”… it sucked!

            But you could always keep doing small jobs, part times, sporadic things while you decided your next move, and so they’ll be happy you’re busy?!

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