August 20, 2013

Read-a-Thon Reading Update #1

Bout of Books

I am sincerely aiming to finish reading A Dance with Dragons by the end of the week, so I'm really using this read-a-thon to keep me on track! I ended up splitting the balance of my book to give myself page milestones each day and that is helping me measure my reading better than calculating hours; although, I think I'm coming close to my 6 hour daily goal so far. My daily page goal is approximately 100 pages each day, which may not sound like a lot, but it's the hardback edition and this book is about 50%  larger than my head.

To kickoff the read-a-thon, I read 128 pages this weekend and 107 pages on Monday. It doesn't sound like much, but I swear if you saw this book you would understand it translates to at least 300 normal pages haha! ;) I'm on target right now to finish on Friday, but tonight I'm going to an Angels baseball game and can't guarantee I'll fit much reading in tonight (unless I read at the game, but I'd probably get some major dirty looks!).

What have you been reading this week? Do you prefer hardback or paperback books, why?


  1. wow! book 5 already??? that's fast. i've been put it down because of work. need time to catch up. i'm stuck at the half end of book 3. eek.

  2. Those books scare me because they're SO big. I've downloaded the first audiobook, but it's something like 35 hrs long! I'm not sure I'll be able to concentrate that!

    I prefer paperbacks because they're not as heavy (or as expensive) - but the nice, bigger paperbacks, not trade paperbacks. And I'm a huge audiobook fan, since I'm in my car so much.

    Good luck with the rest of the read-a-thon!


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