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Karsyn's Kickass Jocoserious, Kooky, Jannock book blog: Bout of Books 12 ~ Wrap-Up

Monday, January 12, 2015

Bout of Books 12 ~ Wrap-Up

Bout of Books

Another Bout of Books is behind us. How did YOU do? Did you have a good time? Did you meet all your goals, if you set them? Did you meet any new blogger friends?

My BoB was great, until day 6. I, unfortunately, read a book that did not agree with me, and I didn't read another book after that. So technically my BoB only lasted 5 Days, plus 2 1/2 hours on Day 6 (and now a few late hours Day 7). I was really bummed out about it. I don't like it when I get affected, in a negative way, by books. I try not to let it bother me, but this one did, and I just wasn't feeling like reading anymore. I had some negative things to say about the book, and I meant no offense, if you read that post, I just let out some things that were bottled up in me.

I did start on an audio of one book and ended up listening to it for a few hours before the BoB ended last night, finishing it up before I went to sleep early this morning, and I didn't really enjoy it. I dunno if it's because I've never liked the series (a 4 was the highest rating I'd given it, the rest were all 3s until this one). It may be because I'm still off from the last crappy book, or just because I didn't enjoy it.

ANYWAYS, BoB was mostly a success for me. I didn't meet my lofty goal of 25 books. It doesn't bother me that I didn't meet my goals, I don't put that much stock into them, they just help me not surf the whole time. Even if I hadn't stopped reading, I wouldn't have made that many. I didn't even get back to BoB 11's final count of 20 books. Still, I read 13 good to great books (and one shitty shitty one).

I'll be by to visit everyone's blog today (visited the first 135). Feel free to say HI if you stop by. :)

My Bout of Books Goals

Time devoted to Reading 
  • Daily, except for updates & challenges
  • Complete at least TWENTY-FIVE (25) books ~ DNF - finished 14
  • Complete at least TEN (10) comics ~ completed
  • Complete challenges that interest me ~ 3
  • Work on at least 3 series that I'm 3 (or more) books behind on
    • Completed last 3 of original 39 Clues series
    • Read 2 books in El Club Diablo series
    • Read 1 book in the ongoing suspense series by Karen Rose
    • Started 1 book in the Lucy Kincaid series (currently reading)

Bout of Book 12 Stats

  • I completed 3 BoB RaT Challenges
  • I read for 49 Hours (in 5 days & 2 1/2 hrs)
  • I completed 14 books
  • I completed 10 comics
  • I read 3,808 pages (not including comics)
  • I completed 5 novels and 3 novellas on my Kindle Fire
  • I listened to 4 novels and 2 novellas as audiobooks

Started but not Completed

Completed Books

Completed Comics

Recap of Daily Updates


  1. Awesome job! It's good not to worry about the goals and just enjoy it. I'm glad you had fun for most of the week.

    I had a great time, probably the best BOB for me.

    1. Enjoying it is what I always try to do. I set goals for myself just so I don't surf or play games, but it doesn't bug me if I don't do what I set out to do. It's just about having fun!! I'm glad you had such a great time and it was one of your best!!

  2. Wow. Good going. I hate when books affect me like that too. It leaves me in a slump or over critical of anything else I read.

    1. I am both of those things, a slump and was critical over the book I did listen to. Thankfully I started a middle grade book that so far, is going well, so hopefully that'll pull me outta my funk!

  3. Even with that bad experience, you still got so much reading done! I hope that your mood is starting to lift and you'll be back to the books you love soon. Maybe build a new race in GTA? :)

    1. Crap, now I wanna build a race! LOL! I might need to go do that today. :D

  4. What a awesome BoB! I've been meaning to pick up those 39 Clues books again. I read the first few when they first came out and enjoyed them a lot.

  5. Wow you did so good congrats! How are you liking Lexicon?

  6. Awesome job on the reading - 14 books is impressive! Too bad about that one book throwing you off, it's no fun when a crap book puts you off reading for awhile. Hopefully you will read something great soon to make up for it. Thanks for stopping by :)

  7. Holy Moly! That's a lot of books! Great job!!!

  8. You read so much! I'm curious to learn what the book was that you really didnt enjoy.
    How was Gotham Academy?

  9. I know several people who do this Bout of Books challenge, and it still cannot sort it out. I am glad you enjoy these, I think I would get uber-confused.