Monday, 26 August 2013

Bout of Books: The End

I think it's fair to say that Bout of Books 8.0 for me has been a semi-flop. Reading wise it has been awesome but in terms of all my other more social goals I have completely missed the mark. Poor effort, Ellie, poor effort *shakes head*. Still, I have thoroughly enjoyed a week of reading and I have made sure to soak up the literary atmosphere from the sidelines.

I finished three books this week (can I get an 'AWESOME'?!): Emma, The Universe Versus Alex Woods and Ransom. I've also been reading some more of the essays in Fifty Shades of Feminism which I am still loving and trying to draw out the reading experience as long as possible. 




Bad news though: I am currently in the middle of a post-BoB slump. Yesterday morning I finished Ransom and have not picked up a book since...DUN DUN DUUUUUN. This is not cool, guys. It's probably not so much of a slump as a 'got-really-busy-went-out-got-drunk-attempting-to-recover-but-have-brainsplitting-hangover' type issue. A self-inflicted slump, if you will. But in a bit I am going to spend some quality time with my bookshelves and settle on my next read. So many choices! Maybe I should just get cracking with my next classics spin book...

To sum up: BoB 8.0 has been awesome, I've read a lot but kept out of the social sphere and now I'm struggling to know where to go from here. Also, I have a terrible hangover. 

How was your week?? Did you achieve your goals or fall a bit short of some, as I have?

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  1. Not every Bout of Books has to be the same! 3 books is 3 books and they ain't going nowhere now that they have been read by you.

    Now with my newfound liking towards Jane Austen, I want to read Emma too.

    Hang in there, hangovers come and go - sometimes you just need a good gulp of something stronger to get some things straight, is what I think. (Sometimes it doesn't help of course, but you won't know until you tried.)

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  2. Oh, no no no, splitting headaches of ANY ORIGIN are not happy partners with the reading experience. I really want to read Alex Woods now but it's IN A BOX. As are all the other things people have NATURALLY been reading this week while I CAN'T FIND THEM. *sighs* Temptation is everywhere.

    Go lie still for a while. Drink coffee. Introduce books slowly so as not to jar yourself. Recuperate. *passes aspirin and biscuit tin* DO NOT EAT ALL THE COOKIES SAVE ME ONE THANK YOU.

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  3. Don't push yourself too hard, that's what I've found. I had SO MANY GOALS for my first Bout of Books and I burned myself out trying to comment on all the blogs. This time around I took a much more casual approach. (And sorry, can't help with the hangover.)

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  4. Woooo for finishing 3 books! I mean reading-wise, you did pretty great and that's the whole point of the readathon!

    I always struggle at the social aspect of readathons, partly because I want to use spare time to get reading in and not spend a lot of time online. Twitter chats are fun, but other than that I just try to comment on a couple blogs a day, new or old, and even that doesn't always happen. Don't stress it.

    Hope your hangover gets better :/

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  5. You're not alone. I read a lot but I completely failed at the other bits of a Bout of Books ;)

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  6. I am awaiting for the releasing of fifty shades of grey..........
    christian grey

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