Monday, May 13, 2013

Bout of Books 7.0

Bout of Books

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, May 13th and runs through Sunday, May 19th 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 7.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team


This is my second time participating in this read-a-thon, and I have to say that it is so much fun! Everyone involved makes it a week filled with books, friends, and tons of amazing giveaways. So, let's get started! I'm going to use this post to do my goals, and also to track my entire week of reading/participating. So feel free to come back here to see how I'm doing!


Time Devoted to Reading

Since I have to work (sadly) I'll be devoting train rides to/from work, and as much time as I can in the evenings to reading. If possible I'll try to do more! We shall see.

My Goals

* Finish up some of the Indie review books I have pending.
* Read the library books I have that are due.
* Finish the two audio books I'm currently in the middle of.
* Participate/Comment as much as possible!

Books to Read

* The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer -finished 5/15
* Game by Barry Lyga -finished 5/13
* Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
* The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston -finished 5/16
* Pure by Julianna Baggott
* The Sixth Station by Linda Stasi
* First Born by Tricia Zoeller -finished 5/14

Updates

Monday - 5/13
*Number of books I’ve read today: 1
*Total number of books I’ve read: 1
*Books read: 
Game by Barry Lyga (finished remaining 355 pages)

*Books in progress:
First Born by Tricia Zoeller (no page numbers)

*How I'm feeling:
A little discouraged, but honestly Game was a REALLY long book. So it makes sense that I only finished one book today :).

*Interesting stuff:
This is the coolest bunch of people ever! I met some awesome fellow bloggers, and I can't wait to visit their blogs tomorrow!


Tuesday - 5/14
*Number of books I’ve read today: 1
*Total number of books I’ve read: 2
*Books read: 
First Born by Tricia Zoeller

*Books in progress: 
The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston (27% finished)

*How I'm feeling:
Good today! I worked, but I still managed to finish up a book. So there's that. Plus I'm really liking The Rules for Disappearing!

*Interesting stuff:
I hit 1000 followers on GFC today! I was pretty stoked :). Thanks guys!


Wednesday - 5/15
*Number of books I’ve read today: 1
*Total number of books I’ve read: 3
*Books read: 
The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer

*Books in progress: 
The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston (65% finished)

*How I'm feeling:
Pretty good! I've read more than I expected to and I'm having a blast!

*Interesting stuff:
It's almost the end of the week, but I'm super excited for the rest of it. I'll miss this when it's gone.



Thursday - 5/16
*Number of books I’ve read today: 1
*Total number of books I’ve read: 4
*Books read: 
The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston

*Books in progress: 
The Reece Malcom List by Amy Spaulding (35% finished)

*How I'm feeling:
Tired today. Work took a lot out of me, but I did manage to finish The Rules for Disappearing to and from work today! It was great and I can't wait to review it :).

*Interesting stuff:
This read-a-thon has prompted me to read so much more than I have in a while! I don't know if it's the goals, or the cool people, or both, but I'm loving it!


Friday - 5/17
*Number of books I've read today: 0
*Total number of books I've read: 4
* Books read:

*Books in progress:
The Reece Malcom List by Amy Spaulding (62% finished)

*How I'm feeling:
Wonderful! It's Friday and I'm doing so much better than I thought I would!

*Interesting stuff:
LOVING The Reece Malcom List. I can't believe I waited so long to read it, and I'm glad I went off-list.



Saturday - 5/18
*Number of books I've read today: 0
*Total number of books I've read: 4
* Books read:

*Books in progress:
The Reece Malcom List by Amy Spaulding (68% finished)

*How I'm feeling:
Rested. I didn't get a lot of reading done today because we were celebrating with my brother! He finished boot camp, and ships off to his new army base today. I'm so gosh darn proud of him I'm beaming!

*Interesting stuff:
Eh, nothing much.



Sunday - 5/19
*Number of books I've read today: 1
*Total number of books I've read: 5
* Books read:
The Reece Malcom List by Amy Spaulding

*Books in progress:

*How I'm feeling:
GREAT! I finished 5 whole books, and that's a record for me. Woot!

*Interesting stuff:
It's over :(. Can't wait for 8.0!



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