Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Bout of Books 8.0: Goals Post

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, August 19th and runs through Sunday, August 25th 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 8.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

This is my third 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. 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. I'll also be listening to audio books at work when possible!

My Goals

* Finish 2 to 3 of the Indie books I have pending for review.
* Complete 2 to 3 of my pending review copies on Edelweiss and NetGalley.
* Read my library book.
* Listen to two audio books.
* Participate/Comment as much as possible!

Books to Read

Okay, update time! Here's my list of hopeful reads. I'd love to knock these all out!

Angel in Flames by Keri Dudas
All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill
Craven Place by Richard Wright
Invisibility by David Levithan and Andrea Cremer - 80% done
Infinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Rush by Eve Silver
The Lost Kingdom by Matthew J. Kirby - 25% done
The Cutting Room Floor by Dawn Klehr

Updates

Monday - 8/19
*Number of books I’ve read today: 1
*Total number of books I’ve read: 1
*Books read: 
Finished the last 20% of Invisibility 

*Books in progress:
All Our Yesterdays - 15%
Infinity - 20% (audio )

*How I'm feeling:
It was a slow start, but Mondays always are! I ended up napping on the train instead of reading. LOL. Ah, well.

*Interesting stuff:
I participated in both of the mini challenges today! I also made some new friend at the #pairathon chat. Told you. Bout of Books rocks!


Tuesday - 8/20
*Number of books I’ve read today: 1
*Total number of books I’ve read: 2
*Books read: 
All Our Yesterdays

*Books in progress: 
Infinity - 40% (audio)
Craven Place - 10%

*How I'm feeling:
Totally floored! Seriously All Our Yesterdays blew me away, it was SO good! I don't know how any other books are going to compare for a while. 

*Interesting stuff:
Today on the train I met a girl reading Thirteen Reasons Why and we chatted it up! It's awesome when you meet a fellow bookworm :).


Wednesday - 8/21
*Number of books I’ve read today: 1
*Total number of books I’ve read: 3
*Books read: 
Rush

*Books in progress: 
Infinity - 50% (audio)
Craven Place - 25%

*How I'm feeling:
Awesome! I finished another book today, although I wasn't a huge fan of it. Still I've been having so much fun!

*Interesting stuff:
I FINALLY have my turn to listen to the audio book of The Ocean At the End of the Lane so I might switch up my list. I'm so excited to hear Neil Gaiman narrate again!


Thursday - 8/22
*Number of books I’ve read today: 2
*Total number of books I’ve read: 5
*Books read: 
Craven Place
Angel In Flames

*Books in progress: 
Infinity - 60% (audio)
The Lost Kingdom - 46%

*How I'm feeling:
I read at breaks today and my train was delayed, so although I'm feeling a little annoyed I did get a lot of reading done!

*Interesting stuff:
Nothing really interesting today. 


Friday - 8/23
*Number of books I've read today: 0
*Total number of books I've read: 5
* Books read:
None

*Books in progress: 
Infinity - 60% (audio)
The Lost Kingdom - 46%

*How I'm feeling:
Wonderful! I spent today with my hubby instead of reading. It was refreshing.

*Interesting stuff:
I actually had some time to work on my blog today and catch up on backlogged reviews! It feels nice to be slightly ahead.


Saturday - 8/24
*Number of books I've read today: 0
*Total number of books I've read: 5
* Books read:
None

*Books in progress:
Infinity - 60% (audio)
The Lost Kingdom - 55%

*How I'm feeling:
A little sad I didn't get a chance to read more! Real life got in the way in the morning (ah, adulthood) and then we had a party in the evening. Still a fun day though!

*Interesting stuff:
I discovered a copy of Vampire Academy while cleaning out my boxes! I didn't think I had that book and I haven't started the series yet. I'm stoked!


Sunday - 8/25
*Number of books I've read today: 1
*Total number of books I've read: 6
* Books read:
Infinity

*Books in progress:
The Darwin Elevator

*How I'm feeling:
Sad that the read-a-thon is over! Still, I hit really close to my goal so I'm happy!

*Interesting stuff:
I can't WAIT for the next read-a-thon! Bring it on!


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