#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

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.