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Bout of Books 9.0

I love readathons and since I only have two days of class next week I am finally able to participate in the Bout of Books readathon. Never heard about this “read-a-thon”? This is what it’s about:


The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 6th and runs through Sunday, January 12th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 9.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team


My goals:

I would love to read 4 books during this readathon but since I’m going to read one big book first I would also be happy about three. These are the books I would like to read: 


+ The Hero of Ages (Mistborn #3) by Brandon Sanderson [724 pages]

+ Cinder (Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer [387 pages]

+ Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer [454 pages]

+ The Rithmatist (Rithmatist #1) by Brandon Sanderson [384 pages]



+ Monday:

Number of pages read: 290
Books: The Hero of Ages

+ Tuesday:

Number of pages read: 256 [= 546 pages overall]
Books: The Hero of Ages

+ Wednesday:

Number of pages read: 153 [= 699 pages overall]
Books: The Hero of Ages (finished)

+ Thursday:

Number of pages read: 312 [= 1011 pages overall]
Books: The Rithmatist

+ Friday:

Number of pages read: 62 + 296 + 260 [=1629 pages overall]
Books: The Rithmatist (finished), The Hogwarts Library (finished), Timeless (finished)

+ Saturday:

Number of pages read: 386 [=2015 pages overall]
Books: Cinder (finished)

+ Sunday:

Number of pages read: 454 + 25 [= 2494 pages]
Books: Scarlet (finished), The Vanishing Season

Total: 6 books + started a 7th, with 2494 pages


Book Buying Spree: Books I would get if I had $100 (≈ 74€) to spend @ TBD

  • The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss = 8,76€
  • Eon by Alison Goodman = 8,58€
  • Ruin by Dan Wells = 8,12€
  • The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson = 9,39€
  • The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd = 7,64€
  • Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong = 7,11€
  • Odin’s Raven by Kelley Armstrong = 10,51€
  • Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson = 9,14€

Total: 8 books = 69,25€