#BoutofBooks 20: Day 7 and Wrap-Up

Bout of Books

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long readathon that begins 12:01 am Monday, August 21st and runs through Sunday, August 27th 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 20 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I read a bit of The Bookshop on the Corner and listened to some more of Tess of the d’Urbervilles while I was driving to and from the Austin #Litsy Meet Up at Book People.  I got there really early, ended up buying 3 books (even though I only planned on buying 1) and started one of them (A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson) while I sat in the café.  It’s a bit of a page turner and hilarious so far.
This was a good Bout of Books.  I didn’t finish as many books as I wanted, but that’s only because I got distracted by other books.  I’m happy with my page count and reading time.
  • Total Time Read: 23 Hours 58 Minutes
  • Total Pages Read: 1211
  • Books Finished: Fly By Night by  and The Forbidden Library by Django Wexler.
  • Total Number of Books Read: 2

#BoutofBooks 20: Day 6

Bout of Books

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long readathon that begins 12:01 am Monday, August 21st and runs through Sunday, August 27th 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 20 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I finished The Forbidden Library by Django Wexler.  It rained all day and the wind was a bit crazy, so I decided to start The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan as a sort of comfort/rainy day read.
  • Time Read: 4 hours 53 minutes
  • Pages Read: 307
  • Books Finished: 1
  • Total Number of Books Read: 2

#BoutofBooks 20: Day 5

Bout of Books

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long readathon that begins 12:01 am Monday, August 21st and runs through Sunday, August 27th 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 20 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I listened to yet more of Tess of the d’Urbervilles during my commute to and from work.  I also read more of The Forbidden Library.  I think Friday will be my worst day for the week.
  • Time Read: 1 hours 38 minutes
  • Pages Read: 85
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 1

#BoutofBooks 20: Day 4

Bout of Books

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long readathon that begins 12:01 am Monday, August 21st and runs through Sunday, August 27th 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 20 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I listened to yet more of Tess of the d’Urbervilles during my commute to and from work.  I also started reading The Forbidden Library by Django Wexler instead of continuing with my TBR.  I didn’t get nearly as much reading done as I would have liked since I forgot my “work” book, Jack the Bodiless, at home.  I also spent a bit of time buying supplies after work just in case the weather gets worse than expected in Austin, thanks to the hurricane.
  • Time Read: 1 hours 56 minutes
  • Pages Read: 99
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 1

#BoutofBooks 20: day 3

Bout of Books

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long readathon that begins 12:01 am Monday, August 21st and runs through Sunday, August 27th 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 20 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I listened to some more of Tess of the d’Urbervilles during my commute to work and read part of Jack the Bodiless by Julian May during my breaks.  I also finished Fly By Night before I went to bed.  It was so awesome that I’m considering saying the heck with my TBR and pulling another adventurous Middle-Grade Fantasy off my shelf.
  • Time Read: 3 hours 32 minutes
  • Pages Read: 153
  • Books Finished: 1
  • Total Number of Books Read: 1

#BoutofBooks 20: Day 2

Bout of Books

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long readathon that begins 12:01 am Monday, August 21st and runs through Sunday, August 27th 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 20 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I listened to some more of Tess of the d’Urbervilles during my commute to and from work, and wow am I really disliking Tess’s parents and Alec d’Urberville!  I also read some more of Fly By Night while I was at home.  I was hoping I would finish it, but yesterday was exhausting and my eyes started to droop with only a little more than a hundred pages left.
  • Time Read: 3 hours 38 minutes
  • Pages Read: 133
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 0

#BoutofBooks 20: Day 1

Bout of Books

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long readathon that begins 12:01 am Monday, August 21st and runs through Sunday, August 27th 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 20 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

Updated TBR

  • Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
  • Jack the Bodiless by Julian May
  • Fly By Night by Frances Hardinge
  • Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
  • Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War by Clive Barker
I listened to some of Tess of the d’Urbervilles during my commute to work, and read nearly half of Fly By Night while I was at home.  Not bad for the first day.
  • Time Read:  5 hours 54 minutes
  • Pages Read: 287
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 0

Bout of Books 20!

Bout of Books

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long readathon that begins 12:01 am Monday, August 21st and runs through Sunday, August 27th 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 20 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 the 21st.

  • Allegiant by Veronica Roth
  • The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov
  • Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
  • Jack the Bodiless by Julian May
  • Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War by Clive Barker
  • The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore

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.

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