#BoutofBooks – Day 7 and Wrap-Up

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It’s a weeklong readathon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 17th and runs through Sunday, August 23rd in YOUR time zone. Bout of Books is low-pressure. All reading-in-place times, Twitter chats, and exclusive Instagram challenges are completely optional. For Bout of Books 29 information and updates, visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I hardly read at all yesterday. I listened to a tiny bit of The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker, and I read a little of A History of Reading by Alberto Manguel before bed.

  • Time Read:  0 hours 15 minutes
  • Pages Read: 7
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 4
  • Total Time Read: 22 hours 43 minutes
  • Total Pages Read: 731

I read a lot more this time around than during the last Bout of Books, and finished all but two of my current reads. I’m looking forward to Bout of Books 30 in January!

#BoutofBooks – Day 6

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It’s a weeklong readathon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 17th and runs through Sunday, August 23rd in YOUR time zone. Bout of Books is low-pressure. All reading-in-place times, Twitter chats, and exclusive Instagram challenges are completely optional. For Bout of Books 29 information and updates, visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I finished The Seclusion by Jacqui Castle and This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab. I then read a bit of A History of Reading by Alberto Manguel before I went to bed. Even though I have less than 100 pages of A History of Reading, I have quite a bit to do today, so I know I won’t finish it. I’m going to listen to another audiobook instead. I haven’t decided which one, though.

  • Time Read:  6 hours 58 minutes
  • Pages Read: 209
  • Books Finished: 2
  • Total Number of Books Read: 4

#BoutofBooks – Day 5

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It’s a weeklong readathon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 17th and runs through Sunday, August 23rd in YOUR time zone. Bout of Books is low-pressure. All reading-in-place times, Twitter chats, and exclusive Instagram challenges are completely optional. For Bout of Books 29 information and updates, visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I read a little more of The Seclusion by Jacqui Castle, and then listened to a decent chunk of This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab. I was hoping to finish the audiobook, but the Boyfriend surprised me with a new phone (mine was circling the drain), and I got distracted with setting it up.

  • Time Read:  4 hours 40 minutes
  • Pages Read: 153
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 2

#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for August 14th – 20th.
  • I bought a stepper to help me out with meeting my fitness goals.  I walk as much as I can throughout the day, and then when I get home I get on the stepper to get some more steps in before dinner.  So far, it’s helping, and while I’m still not back up to 40K, I did increase my steps by about 3K compared to last week.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Active Days: 4/7
  • Steps: 22,924/40,000
  • Miles: 9.4
  • Total Miles: 360.32
  • Active Minutes: 180/300

#BoutofBooks – Day 4

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It’s a weeklong readathon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 17th and runs through Sunday, August 23rd in YOUR time zone. Bout of Books is low-pressure. All reading-in-place times, Twitter chats, and exclusive Instagram challenges are completely optional. For Bout of Books 29 information and updates, visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I finished reading Spying on the South by Tony Horwitz. I also read a little more of The Seclusion by Jacqui Castle. It was a busy day for me at work, so I didn’t get nearly as much reading in as I wanted. Today will probably be similar, but at least it’s Friday!

  • Time Read:  1 hour 12 minutes
  • Pages Read: 40
  • Books Finished: 1
  • Total Number of Books Read: 2

#BoutofBooks – Day 3

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It’s a weeklong readathon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 17th and runs through Sunday, August 23rd in YOUR time zone. Bout of Books is low-pressure. All reading-in-place times, Twitter chats, and exclusive Instagram challenges are completely optional. For Bout of Books 29 information and updates, visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I read more of The Seclusion by Jacqui Castle, but I also listened to a bit of This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab. I doubt I’ll finish either book today, but I’ll probably get close to finishing The Seclusion.

  • Time Read:  3 hours 57 minutes
  • Pages Read:119
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 1

#BoutofBooks – Day 2

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It’s a weeklong readathon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 17th and runs through Sunday, August 23rd in YOUR time zone. Bout of Books is low-pressure. All reading-in-place times, Twitter chats, and exclusive Instagram challenges are completely optional. For Bout of Books 29 information and updates, visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I finished Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher, and even though it isn’t one of my current reads, I picked up The Seclusion by Jacqui Castle since it’s from my public library. Again, I wanted to keep reading, but had to get some sleep.

  • Time Read:  2 hours 52 minutes
  • Pages Read: 86
  • Books Finished: 1
  • Total Number of Books Read: 1

#BoutofBooks – Day 1

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It’s a weeklong readathon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 17th and runs through Sunday, August 23rd in YOUR time zone. Bout of Books is low-pressure. All reading-in-place times, Twitter chats, and exclusive Instagram challenges are completely optional. For Bout of Books 29 information and updates, visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I read as much as I could of Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher. I wanted to read more, but I forced myself to be an adult and go to bed at a reasonable time so I wouldn’t be exhausted today.

  • Time Read:  3 hours 04 minutes
  • Pages Read: 117
  • 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.

Currently Reading:

  • A History of Reading by Alberto Manguel
  • The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers
  • Spying on the South by Tony Horwitz
  • Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher
  • This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

Finished:

  • The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl

Total pages read this week: 215

Total books for the year: 47 of 85. Today begins #BoutofBooks 29 and I’m hoping to finish most of my current reads this week. There’s also a heatwave where I live, so I’ll be staying indoors as much as possible.

What are you reading?

#BoutofBooks 29!

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It’s a weeklong readathon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 17th and runs through Sunday, August 23rd in YOUR time zone. Bout of Books is low-pressure. All reading-in-place times, Twitter chats, and exclusive Instagram challenges are completely optional. For Bout of Books 29 information and updates, visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

This Bout of Books is going to be all about finishing the books on my Current Reads list. I’m at least halfway through all of them, and I’m hoping to start off the week after Bout of Books with a fresh list.

My Goals

  • Read.  Read.  Read.
  • Finish all of my current reads.
  • Start a new book from my TBR.

Books to Read

  • This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
  • Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher
  • A History of Reading by Alberto Manguel
  • The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers
  • Spying on the South By Tony Horwitz
  • At least one book from my “TBR” bookshelf on Goodreads.

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.

Are you participating in Bout of Books? Let me know in the comments!