Wicked Valentine’s Read-A-Thon

I haven’t properly been able to take part in a read-a-thon for aaages. I’ve had work, burn out, Christmas and all sorts to contend with so it’s with much delight that I can say I’ll be participating in the Wicked Valentine’s Read-a-thon! :D

My Goals:

I’ll be reading The Black Company by Glen Cook which is the current book club read on the Fantasy Faction forums. If I finish that, I’ll be starting A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin, book 3 of the Song of Ice and Fire series

Updates:

7/02
Number of pages I’ve read today: 10
Total number of pages I’ve read: 10
Books started/continued with/finished today: The Black Company by Glen Cook
Today #insixwords: So frickin tired I barely functioned!

13:53 – Spending my day playing a little WoW though I did read a whole page earlier! Will hopefully head to bed early tonight and read a fair chunk of The Black Company then assuming I don’t fall asleep, shattered today for some reason.1

21:13 – Okay, considering going to read now. Maybe. Having a little bit of an off moment. I’ll get back to you.

00:15 – No, it didn’t work out. I tried but I zoned out. :( Tomorrow will be better! I’ll sit and read a couple of chapters of The Black Company, if by that time I’m still struggling I shall move on to Storm of Swords.

8/02
Number of pages I’ve read today: 1
Total number of pages I’ve read: 11
Books started/continued with/finished today: The Black Company by Glen Cook
Today #insixwords: Games and headaches galore, oh my!

13:16 – I last night ending up going to bed at 2am after playing Ni No Kuni for a bit (the new Ghibli game, it’s gorgeous) and reading a few more pages. Maybe I won’t be abandoning The Black Company after all. It is very good the writing style just throws me off a tad. I plan to read more in a little bit.

01:01 – Mmkay, so as planned I didn’t spend the day reading. Yet again. So that plan is now on for tomorrow! The laptop and cable is in the bedroom as a precautionary measure. ;) Around 9-10pm I put Ni No Kuni down (yes, again. It was my Christmas present and I want to get to the good bits!) and decided to go read only… I had a splitting headache so instead I took an Ibuprofen and popped into WoW for a couple of hours. Now the headache’s hibernating so I’ma finish up on the internet and read a teeny-tiny bit before sleeping. Tomorrow, people! 100+ pages. I’m going to need hard stares and poking stick threats. The whole nine yards. And it has to be during the day because night times on Saturdays all I can hear is drunks outside the flat. Yep. Fun times.

9/02
Number of pages I’ve read today: 16
Total number of pages I’ve read: 27
Books started/continued with/finished today: The Black Company by Glen Cook
Today #insixwords:

15:31 – I read 1 page yesterday? Christ, that barely counts! Going to need some serious motivation now. I’m 2 books behind on my Goodreads reading challenge and need to give this book a good go before I either move on or finish it.2

10/02
Number of pages I’ve read today: 11
Total number of pages I’ve read: 38
Books started/continued with/finished today: The Black Company by Glen Cook
Today #insixwords: Ni No Kuni and WoW again.

11/02
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13:20 – I’m not doing so well being a read-a-thoner this week! Reading for maybe an hour at most each day. Woops. I’ll keep going but can’t guarantee I’ll get any better. I have been considering starting a second book to mix up the genres a bit though.3

13/02
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14/02
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  1. Starting on page 18. 

  2. Starting from page 28 today. 

  3. Starting from page 55 today 

Comments

  1. I’ve always heard good things about The Black Company, but have never gotten to it. I’m a little ways into rereading A Storm of Swords; reading a couple chapters a week. That’s the only way I can manage a big ol’ fantasy series.

    Happy Reading!
    Katherine’s most recent post ..#WWReadathon

  2. YES! Thank you for taking part in this because if not I wouldn’t have found out about it until the last day (more than likely) and I wouldn’t have been able to join in.

    *runs off to sign up*
    Alex @ Blethering About Books’s most recent post ..Barbara Cartland – Heroines

  3. Good luck with the reading. I still haven’t finished Clash of Kings. I wish I was at A Storm of Swords like you. :) I’m concentrating on a pages read goal this time.
    Michelle @ The True Book Addict’s most recent post ..Wicked Valentine’s Read-a-Thon: Plans and Updates

  4. Best of luck! :) And hopefully today will be a bit better – I know the feeling when you just can’t concentrate and keep staring at the pages and if you try to read, it only makes it worse. Been there, done that. :(
    Vicky @ Books, Biscuits, and Tea’s most recent post ..Wicked Valentine’s Read-A-Thon – Goals, Updates

  5. I need to read some Black Company. I think I’ve read through the third book of Game of Thrones, the show will get past me before too long! Good luck during the read-a-thon!
    Shaunesay’s most recent post ..February Read-a-thon’s

  6. I had plans to spend 4 whole days reading but I have spent so much time faffing online, playing iPad games and catching up on TV. I wasn’t even on official readathon duty and the curse still struck!
    Ellie’s most recent post ..Incoming!

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