Bout of Books

August 11, 2015 Blog, Guilty Pleasures, Read a thon 4

It’s back!! I’m so excited! Bout of Books

I’ve recently had a hard time reading with school and home life so this is coming at the perfect time.

I never, ever get to all of my books but I love having a nice, long list so I can pick and choose if something doesn’t work for me. I normally have ten books listed and I feel pretty good if I get through about half (ish). Always depends on the week and my mood, of course! And school! This next class shouldn’t be too difficult so I’m really, really hoping I do better than my last read a thon.

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, January 6th and runs through Sunday, January 12th 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 9.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team.


My goals for the week:

  • Sit outside all day long! (Weather depending. It’s been over 100 here)
  • Do NOT get a sunburn!
  • Two books a day. Tuesday and Thursday are school days so that might cut into a bit of time but if I can still swing two books, that’ll be awesome!
  • One Audio book.
  • Six from Netgalley.
  • One from bookclub.
  • Most importantly: HAVE FUN!

Twitter Chats
(chats last approximately one hour)
TZC = Time Zone Conversion

Monday: 8pm CST (TZC)
Saturday: 10am CST (TZC)


List of books I hope to read:

 

 


Updates:

Monday 8/17
Challenge: Between Library Shelves — Fictional World Travel
Number of books I’ve read today: 2
Total number of books I’ve read: 2
Books read: Making Money & Candy Corn Murder
Today #insixwords:
Things I learned on Twitter:
Final Tally: 2
Notes: I’m a little sad as I tried to pick up The Offering last night and 20% in decided it was a no go. That’s two books off of my list because they are a series. Candy Corn Murder is super cute so far so I’m hoping I will love that and that’ll be my first book of the week. I also completely forgot a tour book due next week! That’s now added to the list to read ASAP! Did finish Making Money by Terry Pratchett but that only took an hour as I was already 3/4 of the way through. Loved that book!

Tuesday 8/18
Challenge: The Book Monsters — Book Scavenger Hunt
Number of books I’ve read today:
Total number of books I’ve read: 2
Books read:
Today #insixwords:
Things I learned on Twitter:
Final Tally:
Notes:

Wednesday 8/19
Rocky Top Real Talk — MASH
Number of books I’ve read today: 1
Total number of books I’ve read: 3
Books read: 3
Today #insixwords:
Things I learned on Twitter:
Final Tally:
Notes: Finished Seduced and although I’d love to start on book 2 of that fabulous series, I’m moving on to Faith of  Mockingbird and To Kill a Mockingbird. I may go back to the Succubus series soon! School work is taking up a lot of my reading time!

Mash

Thursday 8/20
Kimberly Faye Reads — 4 Seasons Book Covers
Number of books I’ve read today:
Total number of books I’ve read:
Books read: 3
Today #insixwords:
Things I learned on Twitter:
Final Tally:
Notes: Reading two books at once may have been a mistake. Neither are very long but they do go together. Faith of a Mockingbird is great so far! I do not ever remember reading To Kill a Mockingbird so I’m listening to that first and going back and forth to Faith of a Mockingbird. Should finish both tomorrow.

Friday 8/21
Blue Books and Butterflies — Character Soulmates
Number of books I’ve read today:
Total number of books I’ve read:
Books read:
Today #insixwords:
Things I learned on Twitter:
Final Tally:
Notes: Still listening to To Kill a Mockingbird. Should be done today!

Saturday 8/22
Steph in Wonderland — Road Trip
Number of books I’ve read today:
Total number of books I’ve read:
Books read:
Today #insixwords:
Things I learned on Twitter:
Final Tally:
Notes:

Sunday 8/23
Sarah Reads Too Much — What to read next?
Number of books I’ve read today:
Total number of books I’ve read:
Books read:
Today #insixwords:
Things I learned on Twitter:
Final Tally:
Notes:


4 Responses to “Bout of Books”

    • Christina

      Me too! I’m starting to catch up but still have 39 in queue for Netgalley! And of course that doesn’t count my own or my author TBR! Ack!! Good luck to you as well!

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