#BoutofBooks 32 – Day 7 & Wrap-Up

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It’s a weeklong readathon that begins at 12:01 am Monday, August 16th, and runs through Sunday, August 22nd in YOUR time zone. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are reading sprints, Twitter chats, and exclusive Instagram challenges, but they’re all completely optional. For all Bout of Books 32 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

While I didn’t finish Cannonbridge by Jonathan Barnes, I only have about 65 pages left. I also did some #audiocleaning in my office while listening to some of The Cuckoo’s Cry by Caroline Overington.

Overall, this Bout of Books went better than the last. I got through more pages, read for a longer amount of time, and finished more books. I more than met my goal for this readathon, and I’m well on my way to catching up to my annual reading goal of 90 books. I’m looking forward to the next Bout of Books, in January, but until then, #RIP is right around the corner, and then another Dewey’s 24-Hour #Readathon in October.

  • Time Read: 4 hours 17 minutes
  • Total Time Read: 22 hours 9 minutes
  • Pages Read: 172
  • Total Pages Read: 1056
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 4

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#BoutofBooks 32 – Day 6

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It’s a weeklong readathon that begins at 12:01 am Monday, August 16th, and runs through Sunday, August 22nd in YOUR time zone. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are reading sprints, Twitter chats, and exclusive Instagram challenges, but they’re all completely optional. For all Bout of Books 32 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I hardly read anything at all yesterday; only a few pages of Cannonbridge by Jonathan Barnes before I went to bed. The Boyfriend and I spent a lot of time taking measurements and figuring out what furniture we want for our house now that the renovation is nearly done (at least what we’re doing for now). Then I spent more time on various websites looking at furniture, pricing everything, and making decisions on what to get now versus what to wait on for later. I’ll be glad when it’s all done and we can relax in our new home.

I don’t know if I’ll finish Cannonbridge today, but all I have to do is laundry, so I’m going to try.

  • Time Read:  0 hours 35 minutes
  • Pages Read: 23
  • Books Finished: 0

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#BoutofBooks 32 – Day 5

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It’s a weeklong readathon that begins at 12:01 am Monday, August 16th, and runs through Sunday, August 22nd in YOUR time zone. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are reading sprints, Twitter chats, and exclusive Instagram challenges, but they’re all completely optional. For all Bout of Books 32 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I finished The Stranger’s Magic by Max Frei and started Cannonbridge by Jonathan Barnes, which means I’ve gone beyond my goal for this Bout of Books with 2 more days to go. I doubt I’ll finish Cannonbridge today, but I’m hoping to finish it before the end of the weekend.

  • Time Read:  3 hours 22 minutes
  • Pages Read: 135
  • Books Finished: 1

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#BoutofBooks 32 – Days 3 & 4

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It’s a weeklong readathon that begins at 12:01 am Monday, August 16th, and runs through Sunday, August 22nd in YOUR time zone. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are reading sprints, Twitter chats, and exclusive Instagram challenges, but they’re all completely optional. For all Bout of Books 32 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

For some reason, I couldn’t get into my blog’s dashboard yesterday to post my progress. I didn’t read nearly as much (121 pages) as the previous days or finish any books. The same goes for yesterday. I read a bit of The Stranger’s Magic by Max Frei, but I still have about 60 pages left. Instead of reading all evening, I went to a movie theater for the first time since before the pandemic to see “Black Widow.” Hopefully, I’ll finish The Stranger’s Magic today.

  • Time Read:  2 hours 24 minutes
  • Pages Read: 96
  • Books Finished: 0

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#BoutofBooks 32 – Day 2

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It’s a weeklong readathon that begins at 12:01 am Monday, August 16th, and runs through Sunday, August 22nd in YOUR time zone. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are reading sprints, Twitter chats, and exclusive Instagram challenges, but they’re all completely optional. For all Bout of Books 32 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I finished The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett and then Solutions and Other Problems by Allie Brosh. I ended my day by starting The Stranger’s Magic by Max Frei.

  • Time Read:  7 hours 54 minutes
  • Pages Read: 474
  • Books Finished: 2

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#BoutofBooks 32 – Day 1

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It’s a weeklong readathon that begins at 12:01 am Monday, August 16th, and runs through Sunday, August 22nd in YOUR time zone. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are reading sprints, Twitter chats, and exclusive Instagram challenges, but they’re all completely optional. For all Bout of Books 32 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I finished Sovereign by Jeff Hirsch while I was out grocery shopping. Then I started The Cuckoo’s Cry by Caroline Overington on my way home. Before I went to the grocery store, I stopped at a little restaurant nearby to get breakfast, and while I was finishing my tea, I started reading The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett and then picked it back up after I got back home. It’s so good, I got halfway through it before I went to bed, and I’m hoping to finish it today.

  • Time Read:  3 hours 54 minutes
  • Pages Read: 156
  • Books Finished: 1

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#BoutofBooks 32!

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It’s a weeklong readathon that begins at 12:01 am Monday, August 16th, and runs through Sunday, August 22nd in YOUR time zone. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are reading sprints, Twitter chats, and exclusive Instagram challenges, but they’re all completely optional. For all Bout of Books 32 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

This Bout of Books is going to be all about finishing as many books as I can. I have a lot of books I’ve been meaning to read, but haven’t had the time. This week, I’m making the time.

My Goals

  • Read.  Read.  Read.
  • Finish at least 3 books.

Books to Read

  • Solutions and Other Problems by Allie Brosh
  • Sovereign by Jeff Hirsh
  • At least 1 more 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.

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#BoutofBooks – Day 7 & 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, May 10th, and runs through Sunday, May 16th in YOUR time zone. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are reading sprints, Twitter chats, and exclusive Instagram challenges, but they’re all completely optional. For all Bout of Books 31 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

Not only did I finish A Knot in the Grain by Robin McKinley, but I also finished Clever Girl Finance: Grow Your Money by Bola Sokunbi. I read slightly less than I did during the last Bout of Books, but I finished the same number of books. All in all, this was a great readathon, and I hope I can keep this momentum going!

  • Time Read: 4 hours 54 minutes
  • Total Time Read: 18 hours 21 minutes
  • Pages Read: 196
  • Total Pages Read: 734
  • Books Finished: 2
  • Total Number of Books Read: 3

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#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, May 10th, and runs through Sunday, May 16th in YOUR time zone. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are reading sprints, Twitter chats, and exclusive Instagram challenges, but they’re all completely optional. For all Bout of Books 31 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I only managed to finish one story and then start another one from A Knot in the Grain by Robin McKinley. The Boyfriend and I were out all day shopping for a washer and dryer and a dishwasher. I also wasn’t feeling well and took a nap before dinner so I didn’t read anything until shortly before I went to sleep. All I have to do today is a couple of chores so I’m hoping to finish A Knot in the Grain and hit my goal for this readathon.

  • Time Read: 34 minutes
  • Pages Read: 22
  • Books Finished: 0

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#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, May 10th, and runs through Sunday, May 16th in YOUR time zone. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are reading sprints, Twitter chats, and exclusive Instagram challenges, but they’re all completely optional. For all Bout of Books 31 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I only managed to read part of a story from A Knot in the Grain by Robin McKinley, but I did listen to quite a bit of Andrea Vernon and the Corporation for Ultrahuman Protection by Alexander C. Kane. I gave up on The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas because it was due back to the library by today, and there was no way I was going to finish it in time. When I tried to renew it, I found out there are 3 other people waiting to get it so renewing wasn’t an option. Oh well, maybe I’ll try again someday.

  • Time Read: 3 hours 5 minutes
  • Pages Read: 123
  • Books Finished: 0

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