#BoutofBooks 23 – 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 20th and runs through Sunday, August 26th 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 23 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I was supposed to post this yesterday, but my life has been a bit crazy and extra busy and I’m just now getting a chance to catch up on some things.
  • Time Read:  30 minutes
  • Pages Read: 37
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 0

I didn’t meet any of my goals for this Bout of Books.  With as busy as I am at my new job and adjusting to working full-time, I’m just glad I was able to read a few pages on most days.  The next Bout of Books is in January, so I’m sure I’ll do much better then.

#BoutofBooks 23 – 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 20th and runs through Sunday, August 26th 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 23 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I went to a coffee shop yesterday and read a couple of chapters of Wanderlust by Rebecca Solnit.  Afterwards I went to a bookstore.  I found a magazine, “Real Simple,” and decided to read most of it when I got home, so while I’m not counting that toward my total pages, I am going to count it for time.
  • Time Read:  1 hour 25 minutes
  • Pages Read: 15
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 0

#BoutofBooks 23 – 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, August 20th and runs through Sunday, August 26th 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 23 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I took the time this morning to go to a coffee shop near work and sit down to read a few pages of Seraphina by Rachel Hartman before my day got crazy.  It went a long way towards keeping me relaxed throughout the day.  I didn’t feel nearly as overwhelmed as I had been feeling when I didn’t have time to let anything I’ve learned sink in at my new job let alone the time to read something not related to work.
  • Time Read:  18 minutes
  • Pages Read: 15
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 0

#BoutofBooks 23 – 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, August 20th and runs through Sunday, August 26th 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 23 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I’m fairly certain that yesterday will go down as the worst reading day of the whole week.  I only ended up reading a few pages of Seraphina by Racel Hartman.  I was far too busy for anything else during the day and too tired by the time I got home.  Hopefully, today will be a much better reading day.
  • Time Read:  10 minutes
  • Pages Read: 7
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 0

#BoutofBooks 23 – 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, August 20th and runs through Sunday, August 26th 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 23 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

It was a very busy day for me.  I’m still getting used to my new morning routine, but I did get more reading done than I thought I would thanks to listening to the audiobook of The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman during my commute to and from work.
  • Time Read:  1 hour 20 minutes
  • Pages Read: 60
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 0

#BoutofBooks 23!

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 20th and runs through Sunday, August 26th 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 23 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I just started a new job last week, so I’m really not sure how much reading I’ll accomplish for this Bout of Books.  I do know that I’ll get in some audiobook listening during my commute, but other than that and reading before bed, it’s all up in the air.

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

  • Wanderlust by Rebecca Solnit
  • The Outsider by Stephen King
  • Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

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 22 – 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, May 14th and runs through Sunday, May 20th 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 22 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I finished Gregor the Overlander during the afternoon and then read some of The Evolution of God by Robert Wright.  I had trouble not staying up past my bedtime because The Evolution of God got very interesting and I didn’t want to put it down.  However, starting off the week tired is never a good thing, especially when I’m going to be very busy this week, so I forced myself to turn out the light.
  • Time Read:  3 hours 14 minutes
  • Pages Read: 157
  • Books Finished: Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins, Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones, and Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert.
  • Total Number of Books Read: 3

Overall, this wasn’t my best Bout of Books, but that’s ok.  I did manage to finish 3 books and get through a nice chunk of 2 others, which is better than the last Bout of Books when I only finished 2 books.  I’m looking forward to Bout of Books 23 in August!

#BoutofBooks 22 – 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, May 14th and runs through Sunday, May 20th 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 22 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I have less than a hundred pages left of Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins.  I would’ve finished it yesterday, but the Boyfriend’s and my date day went a bit longer than expected.  That’s a good thing, right? 🙂
  • Time Read:  3 hours
  • Pages Read: 215
  • Books Finished: 1
  • Total Number of Books Read: 2

#BoutofBooks 22 – 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, May 14th and runs through Sunday, May 20th 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 22 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I finished Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones and read a decent chunk of Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins.
  • Time Read:  3 hours and 48 minutes
  • Pages Read: 220
  • Books Finished: 1
  • Total Number of Books Read: 2

#BoutofBooks 22 – 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, May 14th and runs through Sunday, May 20th 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 22 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I finished Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert and read some of Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones.
  • Time Read:  2 hours and 40 minutes
  • Pages Read: 140
  • Books Finished: 1
  • Total Number of Books Read: 1