Bout of Books Update for Day #5

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I got so busy on Saturday that I completely forgot about posting this update for Friday, which means I’m no longer officially participating in the read-a-thon.  I also didn’t get any reading done at all yesterday, and I’m not likely to get much reading done today in my efforts to get everything else done before I have to go back to work tomorrow.  So, this will be my last update.  I didn’t get anywhere near reaching any of my goals.  I will try again for the next Bout of Books.

Books Read: Bossypants by Tina Fey

Books Finished: None

Pages Read: 12

Total Pages Read: 118

Bout of Books Update for Day #4

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I didn’t get nearly as much reading done as I wanted during my day at home on the couch.  Mostly because I fell asleep on said couch while reading, but also because my boyfriend distracted me with kitties.  We have friends who just got married, and the boyfriend is taking care of their two neurotic cats while they are away on their honeymoon!  His theory that time with them would make me feel better was 100% correct.

I have to go back to work today, but TGIF!  I’ll have the whole weekend to read and relax.

Books Read: Grand Obsession: A Piano Odyssey by Perri Knize

Books Finished: None

Pages Read: 36

Total Pages Read: 106

Bout of Books Update for Day #3

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Due to everything that was going on yesterday, I wasn’t able to get any reading done.  I was able to get everything at work straightened out, and things have improved greatly, despite an accident I had.  I fell and got hurt badly enough that I’m not able to work today.  I’m still looking for another job, though.  I’m exhausted, both physically and mentally, and the amount and difficulty of the work really isn’t worth the pay.  It’s not that I have a 3D job (dangerous, dirty, or demeaning), even though from what I’ve just written it might seem that way, but I have some difficult criteria to meet everyday and trying to do that has caused me a ridiculous amount of stress along with feeling wiped out by the end of my shift.

Anyway, since I’m stuck on the couch today, I’m dedicating my time to reading.  I should have a much better update tomorrow!

Books Read: None

Books Finished: None

Pages Read: None

Total Pages Read: 70

Bout of Books Update for Day #2

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Yesterday was better than Monday for both my new job and my reading.  However, I found out that my job might not be complying with my State’s employment laws, and I still didn’t read as much as I would’ve liked to, but it’s a start.  I’m really trying to stay positive.  In light of my work issues, I probably won’t get much reading done today since I need to start looking for a new job just in case.

Books Read: Grand Obsession: A Piano Odyssey by Perri Knize and Bossypants by Tina Fey

Books Finished: None

Pages Read: 70

Bout of Books Update for Day #1

I started my new job yesterday, and since I had to be there much earlier than usual for training and I was thoroughly exhausted by the end of the day, I didn’t get any reading done.  I’m also not exactly thrilled with my new job either, so not accomplishing any reading is a bit depressing.  I will be able to get some reading in this morning though, so hopefully my mood will improve!

Books Read: None

Pages Read: None

 

Bout of Books Read-a-Thon Goals

Here is a re-posting of my read-a-thon goals as promised, with a slight adjustment:

Time Devoted to Reading

I will be reading every day of the week whenever I’m not at work instead of watching TV.

My Goals

  • finish off all the books I’ve been “currently” reading.
  • Read at least one new book off of my TBR shelf.

Books to Read

  • Bossypants by Tina Fey
  • City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
  • Grand Obsession: A Piano Odyssey by Perri Knize
  • One book off of my TBR shelf – TBA once I’ve finished the other 3.
  • At least one audiobook.

Updates

I will be updating with one post each day with the number of books I’ve read that day, the titles of the books read, and the total number of books read.  If I wasn’t able to finish a book that day, I’ll put the number of pages read instead.  I will also post whatever challenges, if any, I’ve participated in.

Bout of Books Read-a-thon!

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I’ll be participating in The Bout of Books read-a-thon!  Here’s their official blurb:

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 12th and runs through Sunday, May 18th 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 10 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

Time Devoted to Reading

I will be reading every day of the week whenever I’m not at work instead of watching TV.

My Goals

  • finish off all the books I’ve been “currently” reading.
  • Read at least one new book off of my TBR shelf.

Books to Read

  • Bossypants by Tina Fey
  • City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
  • Grand Obsession: A Piano Odyssey by Perri Knize
  • One book off of my TBR shelf – TBA once I’ve finished the other 3.

Updates

I will be updating with one post each day with the number of books I’ve read that day, the titles of the books read, and the total number of books read.  If I wasn’t able to finish a book that day, I’ll put the number of pages read instead.  I will also post whatever challenges, if any, I’ve participated in. Tomorrow, I will re-post my goals, with any adjustments.