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Bout of Books 9.0 Wrap Up.

Bout of Books

And now Bout of Books is OVER and I’m sitting here wondering where the week went and what I actually did with my time because I only reached one of my goals… ONE. But it was still a good week so I guess that’s okay!

Goals I Set Mysefl

I plan to read at least two books but I’m hoping to read three.
I want to comment on other posts every day.
I want to participate in at least two challenges.
I want to participate in at least one twitter chat.

Goals I Achieved

Of those, I managed the top one. I read two and a half books. So I even went over and above my target.
I didn’t comment on any blogs (Noooo!)
I didn’t participate in ANY challenges (Whaaat?)
I didn’t make it to any of the twitter chats (Darnit!)

Why I Failed

I feel it is important to look at this so maybe I can do better next time. Maybe.

I didn’t comment on any blogs because I was too busy working two jobs, going to the gym, seeing friends, and commenting on normal posts. So next time I need to just carve out twenty minutes to spend commenting. It shouldn’t be too hard, right?

I didn’t participate in ANY challenges. Again I was at work and for some reason it was there that I looked at what the challenges were. Then, by the time I got home, I had forgotten about it and then before I knew it, it was the next day. So next time I need to remember to look at the Bout of Books page AFTER work, not during.

I didn’t make it to any twitter chats. On the monday I was celebrating a friends birthday, Wednesday was at 2am my time and I had work the next day and on Saturday I was doing chores (doing the weekly food shop with my mum). So next time I just need to add reminders to my phone for the chats and make sure I’m not getting busy during that time!

Books I Read

Skin Deep true Bombmaker

I finished all of these books, but Skin Deep was already half read when Bout of Books started. I enjoyed all three of these books but they got better as the week went on. Literally (three stars, four stars, five stars), so that was pretty awesome!


While I didn’t reach all of my goals, I still enjoyed myself and am glad I managed to reach my reading goal! I think because I didn’t comment throughout the read-a-thon, I’m going to try and comment on some of the wrap-up posts, so do link up to yours down below so I can go and have a look!

Hope your bout of books went good for you!


I'm just a twenty-something year old girl who has a passion for everything related to books, films and writing. I'm a part-time librarian, sharing my love of books and films with the world. I'm from the UK and love everything about the country. If you want to know more about me, feel free to follow me on twitter, add me on Facebook or e-mail me! :-)


  • Charleen

    It’s tough to balance reading with all of the extra stuff in Bout of Books, let alone balancing it with the rest of your life. I didn’t do as much commenting as I have in the past, but I got to all the Twitter chats and did all the challenges, which I’ve never done before.

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