#BoutofBooks – Day 2

Bout of Books

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. 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. There are challenges, Twitter chats, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 25 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

While I didn’t have much time to read during the day, I forgot that I had the whole evening to myself thanks to the Boyfriend hanging out with friends. Not only did I finish Hacking Happiness by John C. Havens, but I also read a large chunk of Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy.
  • Time Read:  4 hours 33 minutes
  • Pages Read: 182
  • Books Finished: 1
  • Total Number of Books Read: 1

#BoutofBooks – Day 1

Bout of Books

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. 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. There are challenges, Twitter chats, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 25 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I tried to finish Hacking Happiness by John C. Havens, but I’ve still got about 50 pages left. I’m going to be really busy at work today, so I doubt I’ll have much time to read today.
  • Time Read:  2 hours 9 minutes
  • Pages Read: 86
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 0

Monday's Minutes

“Monday’s Minutes” is a weekly post in which I track my bookish life.  All book covers are linked to Goodreads unless otherwise noted.
Currently Reading:

  • Gates of Thread and Stone by Lori M. Lee
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
  • The Revenge of Analog by David Sax
  • Hacking Happiness by John C. Havens
  • Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy



Finished:

  • Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics by Chris Grabenstein


Total pages read this week: 501
Total books for the year: 29 of 50. Today is the first day of Bout of Books 25! It’s not June yet, and I’m 11 books ahead of schedule for reaching my goal of 50 books. So, while my goals for #BoutofBooks are the same as usual, it will be a very low pressure challenge for me this time around.  I’ll be happy if I finish one of my current reads, or at least read more than 300 pages this week.
What are you reading this week?

#BoutofBooks 25!

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. 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. There are challenges, Twitter chats, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 25 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

My life has been so busy lately that I almost forgot about Bout of Books!  Today is the first day, and I’m glad I didn’t miss it.

My Goals

  • Read.  Read.  Read.
  • Finish at least one of the books I’m currently reading.
  • Finish one more book from my TBR.

Books to Read

  • Gates of Thread and Stone by Lori M. Lee
  • The Revenge of Analog by David Sax
  • Hacking Happiness by John C. Havens
  • Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

Updates

I will be posting an update each day with the amount of time I read, the number of pages read that day and the titles of any of the books I’ve finished.

Monday's Minutes

“Monday’s Minutes” is a weekly post in which I track my bookish life.  All book covers are linked to Goodreads unless otherwise noted.
Currently Reading:

  • Gates of Thread and Stone by Lori M. Lee
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
  • The Revenge of Analog by David Sax
  • Hacking Happiness by John C. Havens
  • Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics by Chris Grabenstein



Total pages read this week: 149
Total books for the year: 28 of 50. I spent a lot of time reading this week, but most of my reading material was in the form of magazines and the little books I got in my first package from the Mouse Book Club. I’m trying to keep myself off of my phone as much as possible, but that doesn’t always mean I have a physical and full-length book with me since I spend a lot of time on the bus and don’t always have the space in my bag.
What are you reading this week?

#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for April 26th – May 2nd.
  • I got my FitBit app working, and the data synced with my Walking 4 Fun account.  I not only made it out of Culvers Gap on the Appalachian Trail, but I’m now almost out of High Point State Park in New Jersey.
  • I’ll be going to the Wanderlust Festival at Golden Gate Park this weekend, so I expect my steps will be much higher than usual for the next check-in.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Workouts: 2/5
  • Steps: 33,033
  • Miles: 13.61
  • Total Miles: 238.83
  • Active Minutes: 70