#BoutofBooks 18: Day Seven and Wrap-Up

Bout of Books 18

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, January 2nd and runs through Sunday, January 8th 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 18 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I finished Pippi Longstocking while I was running errands and preparing to go back to work.  After that, I got in my pajamas and read a bit of The Mermaid’s Sister before going to sleep.
I’m a little bit surprised that I didn’t read more than the last Bout of Books, especially considering I was on vacation this time.  I still feel like I’ve accomplished something and it’s a great start to 2017.  I can’t wait to get the reviews written so I can see my Netgalley ratio go up.
  • Total Time Read: 27 Hours 38 Minutes
  • Total Pages Read: 1606
  • Books Finished: Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor, The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden, Shadow, Shadow by V.B. Marlowe, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo, Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater, and Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren.
  • Total Number of Books Read: 6

#BoutofBooks 18: Day Six

Bout of Books 18

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, January 2nd and runs through Sunday, January 8th 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 18 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I finished Shiver and listened to part of Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren while I finally got some cleaning done around the apartment.  Then I settled onto the couch with a blanket and my cat to relax with The Mermaid’s Sister by Carrie Anne Noble.
  • Time Read:  5 hours and 45 minutes
  • Pages Read: 305
  • Books Finished: 1
  • Total Number of Books Read: 5

#BoutofBooks 18: Day Five

Bout of Books 18

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, January 2nd and runs through Sunday, January 8th 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 18 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I listened to some more of Shiver and I finished Shadow, Shadow by V.B. Marlowe.  I also borrowed my friend’s copy of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo and finished it in one sitting.  I’m now reading The Mermaid’s Sister by Carrie Anne Noble.
  • Time Read:  6 hours and 35 minutes
  • Pages Read: 381
  • Books Finished: 2
  • Total Number of Books Read: 4

#BoutofBooks 18: Day Four

Bout of Books 18

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, January 2nd and runs through Sunday, January 8th 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 18 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I decided to listen to some of Shiver while I colored.  I also finished The Bear and the Nightingale and started Shadow, Shadow by V.B. Marlowe.  I decided that since I’m on vacation, I should act like it and stop trying to do everything.  Now that I’m doing whatever I want to do instead, I’m getting a lot more reading done.
  • Time Read:  5 hours and 45 minutes
  • Pages Read: 345
  • Books Finished: 1
  • Total Number of Books Read: 2

#BoutofBooks 18: Day Three

Bout of Books 18

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, January 2nd and runs through Sunday, January 8th 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 18 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I finished Days of Blood and Starlight and got through a quarter of The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden.
  • Time Read:  2 hours and 40 minutes
  • Pages Read: 224
  • Books Finished: 1
  • Total Number of Books Read: 1

#BoutofBooks 18: Day Two

Bout of Books 18

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, January 2nd and runs through Sunday, January 8th 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 18 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I got some more of Days of Blood and Starlight read, but a friend’s Father passed away suddenly.  While I was driving around taking care of some stuff, I listened to part of Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater.
  • Time Read:  3 hours and 7 minutes
  • Pages Read: 172
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 0

#BoutofBooks 18: Day One

Bout of Books 18

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, January 2nd and runs through Sunday, January 8th 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 18 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I got some reading done, but I was mostly out and about celebrating my Birthday.  I went to the used bookstore with a box of books and my 15% off Birthday coupon.  Then I went to the Steeping Room for lunch and watched Matilda, based on one of my all time favorite books.  Not bad for the first day.  What I did read was Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor.
  • Time Read: 1 hour
  • Pages Read: 53
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 0