Winter's Respite Read-a-Thon




Seasons of Reading host year-long themed, seasonal Read-a-Thons. Their January Winter's Respite Readathon is planned for the entire month - a new one for me! See the original website and post for further information if you want to join in.  Twitter: #WintersRespite

I haven't done an actual month-long read-a-thon before, but it comes along as the perfect timing. Ending one Read-a-thon on Goodreads, Bout of Books here, and starting the reading year. I likely won't be able to read every day, but hope to start the year out strong.


  Week One - January 1-7


I tracked reading also at the end of another Read-a-thon, this time on a Goodreads group called A Million More Page. The Read-a-thon was to end the six-month theme of 'Through the Decades', and the theme was adorably fashioned after Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

I'm still putting together the yearly challenges for the website, but have put up the Resolution post already and the End of the Year Reading Survey.


January 1Read Spectr Vol 1 (270 pg, done), 87 pages of A Sword of Storms, 150 pages of Beauty of the Beast (done), 343 Spectr Vol 2 (done)

January 2 - Read 20 pages of The Bad Seed by William March and 100 pages of A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin and 65 pages of Marnie by Winston Graham

January 3 - Read 326 pages of Marnie by Winston Graham (done)

January 4 - Read 280 pages of A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin (done)

January 5 - Read 97 pages of Mayhem at the Orient Express by Kylie Logan and 30 pages of Dead Things by Stephen Blackmoore

January 6 - Didn't Read Anything

January 7 - Read 58 pages of Dead Things by Stephen Blackmoore, 32 pages of Anna Dressed in Blood before bed

Books Finished: 5


  Week Two - January 8-14


Today is the first day of the Bout-of-Books Week-Long Readathon. You can find my thread and progress here

Unfortunately my chest was feeling funny Sunday night and still now Monday morning - hopefully this doesn't mean I'm getting sick again! It's only been three weeks since I got over my cold, but so much has been doing around!

 And here starts the second full week of the year... 

Because there isn't already enough going on reading-goal wise with these read-a-thons (seriously, there IS), there is also a 24-hr-readthon Friday through Saturday hosted by the adorable blog, The Caramel Files. Or, as they actually say, 24 hours and five minutes. Due to spending quality time with the kiddo and sleep, I won't be able to do a full actual 24-hr-a-thon - still, I want to check in and tweet and perhaps try to push forward the reading an eensy bit more. Their Twitter Tag is @245readathon

January 8 - 41 pages of Dead Things by Stephen Blackmoore, 194 pages of Mayhem at the Orient Express by Kylie Logan (done), 32 pages of Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life

January 9 - 30 pages of Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life, 126 pages The Magpie Lord (done)

January 10 - 68 pages of Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life, 27 pages Dead Things by Stephen Blackmoore, 254 pages of The Howling II by Gary Brandner (done), 30 pages of More Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment and Reason by Nancy Pearl, 165 pages of The Bad Seed by William March

January 11 - 62 pages of The Bad Seed by William March (done), 144 pages of Dead Things by Stephen Blackmoore, 36 pages of Ghost Story by Peter Straub

January 12 - 40 pages of Half-Made Girls by Sam Witt, The Boy in the Lot by Ronald Malfi (18 page short story - completed), 40 pages of Dance in the Dark by Megan Derr, 28%  Early Poems by Robert Frost

January 13 - Not much - 20 pages of Anna Dressed in Blood

January 14 - 0

Books Finished: 5


  Week Three - January 15-21

January 15 - 0

January 16 - 55 pages Dance in the Dark by Megan Derr (re-read)

January 17 - 286 pages of Dance in the Dark by Megan Derr (finished) 60 pages of Alien: Out of the Shadows

January 18 - 293 pages of Alien: Out of the Shadows. (done) 109 pg. Anna Dressed in Blood

January 19 - 171 pages of Anna Dressed in Blood (done)

January 20 - None

January 21 - 130 pages of Midnight by Megan Derr

Books Finished: 3


  Week Four - January 22-28

January 22 - 82 pages of Midnight by Megan Derr (done), Short Story Ruffskin by Megan Derr (done), 238 pages of Sword of the King by Megan Derr (done), 190 pages of The Devil is Gentleman by J.L. Murray (done). Seriously I basically just read almost all day and had fun doing it.

January 23 -

January 24 -

January 25 -

January 26 -

January 27 -

January 28 -

Books Finished:


  Week Five - January 29-31

January 29 -

January 30 -

January 31 -

Books Finished:


Total Books Completed 
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