#BoutofBooks – Day 7 and Wrap-up

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, January 6th and runs through Sunday, January 12th 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 27 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I read some of JOMO by Jessica Misener, but then decided to read on of the library books I checked out on Saturday, An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good by Helene Tursten.

  • Time Read:  3 hours 4 minutes
  • Pages Read: 184
  • Books Finished: 1
  • Total Number of Books Read: 5

I’m pretty sure I read more books during this Bout of Books than I have for any of the previous ones. Finishing five books in one week in January is a fantastic start towards my reading goal for the year.

#BoutofBooks – Day 6

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, January 6th and runs through Sunday, January 12th 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 27 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I didn’t read much, but I did walk to the library. I went to get one book, but left with five 🙂 Most of my reading was in the evening before I went to bed. I read some of JOMO by Jessica Misener until I got sleepy.

  • Time Read:  45 minutes
  • Pages Read: 50
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 4

#BoutofBooks – Day 5

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, January 6th and runs through Sunday, January 12th 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 27 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I started Sorry I’m Late, I didn’t Want to Come by Jessica Pan during my commute to work. After I got home from work, I listened to all of Girl Logic by Iliza Shlesinger, which was fantastic. Iliza is my fave stand-up comedian. All in all, I spent a large part of my Friday laughing, and that’s never a bad thing. Now for a weekend of JOMO and Hygge!

  • Time Read:  4 hours 59 minutes
  • Pages Read: 299
  • Books Finished: 1
  • Total Number of Books Read: 4

#BoutofBooks – Day 4

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, January 6th and runs through Sunday, January 12th 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 27 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I finished It Looked Different On the Model by Laurie Notaro, and started JOMO by Jessica Misener. Yesterday was a bit of a rough day for me, so the best part was snuggling down under the covers with a book about the “Joy of Missing Out” and cuddling with my cat, Dresden.

  • Time Read:  1 hours 10 minutes
  • Pages Read: 70
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 3

#BoutofBooks – Day 3

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, January 6th and runs through Sunday, January 12th 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 27 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I read most of It Looked Different On the Model by Laurie Notaro before I realized I had already read it. Oh well, I’ll finish it anyway because it’s hilarious.

  • Time Read:  3 hours 36 minutes
  • Pages Read: 216
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 3

#BoutofBooks – Day 2

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, January 6th and runs through Sunday, January 12th 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 27 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

Not only did I finish The Minimalist Way by Erica Layne, but I also finished two audiobooks, Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde and The Whispered Word by Ellery Adams. The Boyfriend went out with friends last night after work, so I had the apartment all to myself (and the cat).

  • Time Read:  8 hours 16 minutes
  • Pages Read: 496
  • Books Finished: 3
  • Total Number of Books Read: 3

#BoutofBooks – Day 1

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, January 6th and runs through Sunday, January 12th 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 27 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I wasn’t much in the mood to read any of the books I’ve been reading, so I started, and nearly finished, The Minimalist Way by Erica Layne. I plan on finishing it today, and then maybe returning to my current TBR.

  • Time Read:  2 hours 17 minutes
  • Pages Read: 137
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 0

#BoutofBooks 27!

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, January 6th and runs through Sunday, January 12th 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 27 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I love starting out a New Year with a readathon, especially when it’s a week-long readathon. It’s even better when it’s the 2nd week, rather than the 1st of the year, giving me some time to settle in to my new annual reading goal.

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

  • Lost Books and Old Bones by Paige Shelton
  • I Am a Cat by Natsume Soseki
  • This Book is Overdue! by Marilyn Johnson
  • 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.

#BoutofBooks – Day 7 and Wrap-Up

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, August 19th and runs through Sunday, August 25th 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 26 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team
I didn’t even pick up Press Start to Play, ed. by Daniel H. Wilson and John Joseph Adams yesterday.  Instead, I got distracted by another book, The Witches of New York by Ami McKay.
  • Time Read: 56 minutes
  • Pages Read: 45
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 3

Overall, this has been my best Bout of Books in quite awhile.  I finished 3 books, read for over 1,000 pages and for nearly 24 hours.

#BoutofBooks – Day 6

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, August 19th and runs through Sunday, August 25th 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 26 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team
I finished Strange Magic by Syd Moor, and then read a few more stories in Press Start to Play, ed. by Daniel H. Wilson and John Joseph Adams.  I doubt that I’ll be able to finish Press Start to Play by the end of Bout of Books, but I’m hoping that I’ll get close.
  • Time Read: 2 hours 28 minutes
  • Pages Read: 119
  • Books Finished: 1
  • Total Number of Books Read: 3