mandag den 12. maj 2014

AYearAThon wrap up + Bout of Books 10.0 TBR

I should probably decide on one way to write AYearAThon...
So, The readathon ended yesterday, and I did not get as much reading done as I had hoped. I still read a lot more than I normally would have!
It went pretty well on Monday and Tuesday, but then school started to get to me, and on Friday I went to a friend's house and didn't get any reading done at all.
I read 2 and a half out of the three books I had planned to read.
This means that i finished "By the Shores of Silver Lake" and "Farmer Boy" and got halfways through "The Long Winter". All by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

My total Page count for the week was: 907 pages, which I think is quite alright.

I am planning to participate in the Bout of Books 10.0 in the next week. My goal is to finish up the series. To do so I must read a little more than 160 pages a day, I think. With an extended weekend coming up that should definitely be possible. 
My TBR for Bout of Books:
- "The Long Winter"
- "Little Town on the Prairie"
- "These Happy Golden Years"
- "The First Four Years"
- "On the Way Home"

It seems like a lot a lot, but we will see how it goes.

Looking forward to reading my butt off before exams start in 2 weeks.


lørdag den 3. maj 2014

A-year-a-thon - Finish it

We have some read-a-thons coming up in the next 2 weeks and I am very excited to be participating first of in the a-year-athon for May which runs from May 5 to May 11. The theme for May is finishing or catching up on series which suits me perfectly. 6 or 7 years ago I started reading Laura Ingalls Wilder's 10-book-series - the first one being: "The little House in the big Woods".
I read the first three that summer, so very many years ago, but for some reason I never got around to reading the rest of them.
The books are fairly short (about 300 pages) and the font is rather large and there are some illustrations throughout the books. They should be fairly quick reads.

(I think there is something odd going on with the order of this series since Goodreads does not match up with the numbers of my danish editions. For example Goodreads says that "Farmer Boy"is book 3, but in my collection it is book 5. I don't really understand what is going on. I'll just be reading them in the order that is on my books - I have to assume that the publishing people know what they are doing? - It is all very strange - from what I can gather the only difference is if "Farmer Boy is number 3 or number 5, but oh well, it can't go all wrong)

Since I am finishing up on school and have quite a bit of school work to do I have decided to set my goal to 190(ish) pages a day - essentially this is the next four books in the series:

- "By the Shores of Silver Lake"
- "Farmer Boy"
- "The Long Winter"
- "Little Town on the Prairie"

If I should read all of these before the end of the read-a-thon (which I doubt is possible) I will just continue on with the series. I hope to love it as I did when I started it, but we will see. 

Have fun if you are also participating in the read-a-thon. That is what it is all about!

- Jamie