Bout of Books 9.0 Wrap-up

Bout of BooksWell, the ninth Bout of Books read-a-thon has officially come to an end. My goals were to read 1500 pages, do some reading every day, and participate in at least 3 mini-challenges. I definitely achieved the last two goals (and ended up doing 8 mini-challenges!). But I fell short of my first goal, reading a grand total of 1061 pages. I’m pleased with my progress, though; I definitely read a lot more than I would have without Bout of Books! Overall, I read three books from beginning to end: Late Nights on Air by Elizabeth Hay, Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay, and Fer-de-Lance by Rex Stout. (I also began Lexicon by Max Barry but haven’t finished it yet.) For me, Dear Mr. Knightley was the weak link, but I more or less enjoyed everything I read for this read-a-thon. Looking forward to Bout of Books 10.0, which will take place in May!

9 thoughts on “Bout of Books 9.0 Wrap-up

  1. Elisa @ Leopards and Dragons says:

    Congratulations! This was my first Bout of Books and I quite enjoyed it. I love name of your blog so I wanted to stop by. I picked up Lexicon in the bookstore and the eyeball thing kind of squiked me out, so it didn’t make it home with me. How are you enjoying it ?

    I read Fer-de-Lance ages ago and really enjoyed several books in the series. I liked Archie and the orchards as well. I am sorry to hear that Dear Mr. Knightley was a weak link – honestly I have found myself to be a total snob and have not enjoyed any of the attempts to follow up or re-write Jane Austin, so I just end up re-reading all of her books (more or less).

    • Christina says:

      Thanks for stopping by! Yeah, I have a thing about eyes too…I can’t even put drops in them (and forget about contacts!). But I am enjoying Lexicon so far; that might change when I see how it all plays out. And actually, Dear Mr. Knightley isn’t an Austen adaptation; it’s a remake of the novel Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster. But I do agree with you about Austen fan fiction — it’s generally far inferior to the original!

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