Bout of Books 19 – Day 7 Progress and Wrap-Up

Bout of Books

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 8th and runs through Sunday, May 14th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 19 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

The Boyfriend’s Aunts were visiting, so I didn’t get a whole lot of time to read. However, I did manage to get very close to the end of Abarat by Clive Barker.
This Bout of Books didn’t go nearly as well as the last one, but I knew it wouldn’t.  I was on vacation last time and there was no way I could take a vacation for this Bout of Books.  Hopefully, I’ll be able to for the next one.
  • Total Time Read: 16 Hours 52 Minutes
  • Total Pages Read: 890
  • Books Finished: Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling, The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck, and The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood.
  • Total Number of Books Read: 4

Bout of Books 19 – Day 6 Progress

Bout of Books

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 8th and runs through Sunday, May 14th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 19 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

It was another busy day, but I did manage a good stretch of time reading Abarat by Clive Barker.
  • Time Read: 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Pages Read: 169
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 4

Bout of Books 19 – Day 5 Progress

Bout of Books

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 8th and runs through Sunday, May 14th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 19 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I listened to some more of Brain Rules by John Medina during my commute.  I also read some more of Abarat by Clive Barker.  I wanted to get more reading time in, but it was a fairly busy day.
  • Time Read: 1 hour 22 minutes
  • Pages Read: 65
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 4

Bout of Books 19 – Day 4 Progress

Bout of Books

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 8th and runs through Sunday, May 14th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 19 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I started Brain Rules by John Medina during my commute, and so far it’s interesting.  I also read some more of Abarat by Clive Barker.  I would have read more, but I ended up watching 3 episodes of “The Man in the High Castle” with the Boyfriend.
  • Time Read: 2 hours 22 minutes
  • Pages Read: 108
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 4

Bout of Books 19 – Day 3 Progress

Bout of Books

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 8th and runs through Sunday, May 14th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 19 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I finished The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck during my commute to and from work.  I also listened to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander (J.K. Rowling) and finished The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood before I went to bed.  I decided I didn’t want to read anything on my TBR list right now, so I started Abarat by Clive Barker.  Though it doesn’t count, I’ve been catching up on my bookish podcasts, mostly “Overdue,” while I work since I can’t concentrate enough on audiobooks while doing my job.
  • Time Read: 4 hours 11 minutes
  • Pages Read: 255
  • Books Finished: 3
  • Total Number of Books Read: 4

Bout of Books 19 – Day 2 Progress

Bout of Books

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 8th and runs through Sunday, May 14th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 19 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I mostly just listened to The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck during my commute to and from work.  I also managed to read a little bit of  The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood during my lunch break and before I went to bed.  However, the Boyfriend’s Mom and Sister were in town and I got my new Kindle Fire, so my evening was fairly busy with going out to dinner and playing with my new toy.
  • Time Read:  1 hour 51 minutes
  • Pages Read: 39
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 1

Bout of Books 19 – Day 1 Progress

Bout of Books

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 8th and runs through Sunday, May 14th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 19 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I mostly just listened to The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck during my commute to and from work, but I did finish Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery before I went to bed.  Not bad for the first day.
  • Time Read:  2 hours 16 minutes
  • Pages Read: 175
  • Books Finished: 1
  • Total Number of Books Read: 1

Bout of Books 19

Bout of Books

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 8th and runs through Sunday, May 14th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 19 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I have to work during this Bout of Books, unfortunately, but I’m planning on getting some extra reading time in with audiobooks.

My Goals

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

Books to Read

One or two of these might already be finished by tomorrow.

  • Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
  • Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery
  • Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery
  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck
  • The Once and Future King by T.H. White

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.

#BoutofBooks 18: Day Seven and Wrap-Up

Bout of Books 18

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 2nd and runs through Sunday, January 8th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 18 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I finished Pippi Longstocking while I was running errands and preparing to go back to work.  After that, I got in my pajamas and read a bit of The Mermaid’s Sister before going to sleep.
I’m a little bit surprised that I didn’t read more than the last Bout of Books, especially considering I was on vacation this time.  I still feel like I’ve accomplished something and it’s a great start to 2017.  I can’t wait to get the reviews written so I can see my Netgalley ratio go up.
  • Total Time Read: 27 Hours 38 Minutes
  • Total Pages Read: 1606
  • Books Finished: Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor, The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden, Shadow, Shadow by V.B. Marlowe, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo, Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater, and Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren.
  • Total Number of Books Read: 6

#BoutofBooks 18: Day Six

Bout of Books 18

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 2nd and runs through Sunday, January 8th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 18 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I finished Shiver and listened to part of Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren while I finally got some cleaning done around the apartment.  Then I settled onto the couch with a blanket and my cat to relax with The Mermaid’s Sister by Carrie Anne Noble.
  • Time Read:  5 hours and 45 minutes
  • Pages Read: 305
  • Books Finished: 1
  • Total Number of Books Read: 5