I learned from the Wicked Wildfire Read-a-thon that when I say I will update on Twitter, I will forget and go do something else. I’m fairly sure I was having a bad depression attack or whatever you want to call it that week, but still, I decided that I at the very least need to be doing goal posts.

Goals

So my goals for the Summer Lovin’ Read-a-thon? Nothing, really! I mean, I’d really like to chat on Twitter and join in with the community a fair bit. Have some fun with the odd challenge and make a good dent in my July reading pile, but I can’t guarantee I will. Even so, I would like to be reading a minimum of 100 pages per day which is my usual goal anyway, and read for at least 6 hours per day, and I have popped in a column in TweetDeck for the #summerlovin13 hashtag. I might even consider joining in with the marathon read-a-thon on Saturday to make an extra special dent in the pile! The image above links to the sign-up page if you want to join in.

Updates

01/07/13-
Books read from: A Storm of Swords A Conspiracy of Alchemists
Pages read: 66
Amount of time spent reading: 3.5 hours
Books finished? Storm of Swords, Part 1 by George R.R. Martin
Pages read & time spent reading overall: 66 pages, 3.5 hours

21.25 – I’m only halfway towards my goal but I was getting a bit frustrated sat reading so I’m taking a break to game a bit. I might read some more before bed.

02/07/13-
Books read from: A Conspiracy of Alchemists
Pages read: 9
Amount of time spent reading: 10 minutes..
Books finished? Storm of Swords, Part 1 by George R.R. Martin
Pages read & time spent reading overall: 75 pages, 3 hours & 40 minutes

12.25 – Ack! Took me forever to wake up today and now I feel sick. Wonderful. I also have to make sure all my job search is sorted for tomorrow’s signing, so perhaps today won’t be the best reading day, but at least I did a little reading yesterday! I didn’t hit 100 pages or 6 hours and I was barely on Twitter but I’m still happy with what I managed. How are you guys doing?

03/07/13-
Books read from: A Conspiracy of Alchemists
Pages read: 61
Amount of time spent reading: 2 hours
Books finished? Storm of Swords, Part 1 by George R.R. Martin
Pages read & time spent reading overall: 136 pages, 5 hours & 40 minutes

11.45 – Err.. yesterday was a bad reading day. I was feeling low and needed to cocoon myself so ended up playing WoW and Candy Crush instead of reading. Naughty me. Today I have to go sign on and the menfolk are going food shopping, and later we’re popping to Matty’s for some noms. Will try and squeeze in some reading time between all that but feeling a bit tired!

04/07/13-
Books read from: A Conspiracy of Alchemists
Pages read: 81
Amount of time spent reading: Didn’t really count! We’ll say 3 hours.
Books finished? Storm of Swords, Part 1 by George R.R. Martin
Pages read & time spent reading overall: 217 pages, 8 hours & 40 minutes

05/07/13-
Books read from: A Conspiracy of Alchemists
Pages read:
Amount of time spent reading:
Books finished? Storm of Swords, Part 1 by George R.R. Martin
Pages read & time spent reading overall: 217 pages, 8 hours & 40 minutes

12.00 – It looks like I’m just not feeling the read-a-thon spirit this week. 🙁 Have been having depression and anxiety flare ups and it’s been a struggle just to read, let alone be social and take part in challenges alongside. I don’t think I’ll manage the Once Upon A Read-a-thon next week. I shall see how I feel about it Sunday/Monday. For now I shall finish Summer Lovin’ and perhaps consider just making July my personal read-a-thon month. 🙂 I hope you guys are doing a little better!