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Bout of Books 11 Wrap-Up

Last night at 11:59 the Bout of Books 11 Read-A-Thon ended.  I was bummed because I did not complete the last book I was reading (I will today), but overall I was happy with my reading. If you read my announcement post which included my goals or the post about which books I planned on reading you’ll be happy to know I surpassed my goals. My original goals were to read daily, read a genre I haven’t read this year, and to read 3 books. I read daily even if it wasn’t more than a few pages. The genre I picked was historical non-fiction. For that I read Havre De Grace in the War of 1812 by Heidi L. Glatfelter. Finally, I surpassed by goal of 3 books by reading 4, almost 5.

Things I read:

1.  COMPLETED – Havre De Grace in the War of 1812 by Heidi L. Glatfelter

2. COMPLETED –  Sweethearts by Sara Zarr

3.   52 pages of The Intimates by Ralph Sassone

4.  COMPLETED – Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

5.  COMPLETED – Cum Laude by Cecily von Ziegesar

6. 292 pages (of 327) Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira

7.  And I did listen to a bit more than one chapter of my audio book, I’d Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman

I really did end up surprising myself with this read-a-thon. I read way more than I thought I would and I actually would have read more if it weren’t the week before back to school. Wednesday I spent the entire afternoon helping one of my sorority sisters move into her new place and yesterday I spent the entire day hiking the back trails of NC and searching for a campgrounds for this Fall.

The next bout of books begins January 5th.  To keep up to date with everyone’s wrap-ups and Bout of Books news don’t forget to check out boutofbooks.blogspot.com/


xoxo Gwen

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