Clean Slate Read-A-Thon!

Posted January 9, 2016 by Lori in Books, Posts / 2 Comments Tags: ,

CleanSlateReadathon
CleanSlateReadathon

Okay, so I might have a little bit of a problem. If I see a read-a-thon, there’s almost no way I won’t sign up for it. I’m addicted. But it’s a healthy addiction, right? At least it’s getting (keeping?) me reading! Plus, it’s fun to join in with others and know we’re all reading together.

As the Bout of Books read-a-thon is coming to an end, the Clean Slate read-a-thon is just starting! It’s perfect timing! Plus, with so much going on last week, I didn’t have much time to actually read. So I’m hoping this one will help keep me on track better. As an added bonus, the whole point of this read-a-thon is to catch up on books from 2015 that we missed so we can start out the year with a clean slate. Of course, if I actually wanted that, I’d have to read at least 30 books but we all know that’s not going to happen in a week. But I do have a goal of reading 3 2015 books that I really wanted to read and just didn’t get to.

A Madness So Discreet Ice Like Fire (Snow Like Ashes, #2) A Darker Shade of Magic (A Darker Shade of Magic, #1)
A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis * Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch * A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
Those are my goals for the week. And I’m so excited about reading them! This read-a-thon is hosted by Novel Ink, Latte Nights Reviews, and Lost in Lit. There will be also be giveaways and challenges, so if you want to join in too, just head over to one of the hosts and sign up!

Progress Updates

Monday
Reading: I’m starting ADSOM today! Don’t tell anyone but I didn’t start anything yesterday  because I was still finishing up the Bout of Books readathon and was traveling. I’m hoping to get a good start of ADSOM today but I’ll be honest, I’m exhausted and still trying to catch up from being gone for the weekend. I’ll be happy with any reading I get done today!
Pages Read: 64
Books completed today:

Tuesday
Reading: ADSOM – Hopefully I can get some more reading time in today but you never know. I am really enjoying what I’ve read so far!
Pages Read: 74
Books completed today:

Wednesday
Reading: ADSOM, A Madness so Discreet
Pages Read: 21 pages of ADSOM, 61 pages of AMSD
Books completed today:

Thursday
Reading: Lumberjanes: Vol 2, ADSOM, A Madness so Discreet – besides reading all of Lumberjanes, I haven’t been able to focus at all. I’m so tired and it was such a long day. I’m glad I finally finished a book, even if it was a graphic novel, but I really hope to finish the other two before Monday as well.
Pages Read: 111 pages of Lumberjanes, 13 pages of AMSD, 26 pages of ADSOM
Books completed today: Lumberjanes

Friday
Reading: ADSOM
Pages Read: 60 – I’m really loving this book but it’s such a slow read for me. I’m really hoping to finish it over the weekend!
Books completed today:

Saturday
Reading: ADSOM
Pages Read: 153
Books completed today: ADSOM – I loved it!

Sunday – Wrap Up 
So I didn’t read nearly as much as I had hoped and some of the reading I did get done, I just didn’t enjoy. I stopped reading one of the graphic novels I picked up because I didn’t like the characters and paused A Madness so Discreet because it was getting boring. I always feel bad when I have trouble connecting with books and then when it happens more than once so quickly, I start to worry that it’s me. But then I remember that I read because I enjoy it and there’s no reason for me to force myself to read something I don’t like. Even if it’s just because I’m in a bad mood. But regardless, I did end up finishing two books, Lumberjanes and A Darker Shade of Magic, both of which I really enjoyed and got a third of the way through A Madness So Discreet, so it wasn’t a total loss!

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