The ladies behind Bout of Books are very adamant that it’s flailing, not failing. And I couldn’t agree more! When it comes to read-a-thons and reading challenges, I’ve tried a little bit of everything over the last few years: reading 20 books in a month to very tight specifications and constantly updating by Goodreads, being genuinely upset when I realised that I wasn’t going to be able to stay awake all 24 hours for Dewey, and giving up half-way through because obviously that would be less embarrasing than finishing with less than 1 book read in a week!
Flailing. Means flopping around, to wave or swing wildly. Synonyms are: to wave, swing, thrash about, flap about, beat about, windmill, move erratically.
So, basically dancing! And being silly. Both things I love so very much, so therefore it fits perfectly to what I have been doing so far this week on the Bout of Books read-a-thon.
While others are updating the amount of books they’ve read daily, I’ve managed so far: to not finish a single book yet by Friday night, crash my blog so I couldn’t have updated even if I had read something more, and pretty much do all sorts of things that have absolutely nothing to do with reading…
So far, I’ve been reading (in):
“The Lies of Locke Lamora” by Scott Lynch
“The Murders in the Rue Morgue” by Edgar Allan Poe
“Atlantis Rising” by Gloria Craw
And as always listening to the lovely James Marsters simply being Harry Dresden in my ears
But I like flailing, and I’ve been reading (and listening to) some lovely books, and I’m looking so much forward to spending most of the weekend with my nose in a book.
How are you doing on the read-a-thon? Or just with challenges – do you love them and genuinely get more read than normal? Or are you, like me, not really great with challenges, but do the best you can without worrying too much?