#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

#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, 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 nearly finished Strange Magic by Syd Moor yesterday.  I have about 20 pages left, which I will finish today.
  • Time Read: 4 hours 20 minutes
  • Pages Read: 208
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 2

#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, 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 dipped into Strange Magic by Syd Moor every chance I got yesterday.  I’m glad today is Friday since that means I’ll have more time to read after work and then the whole weekend 🙂
  • Time Read: 2 hours 24 minutes
  • Pages Read: 96
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 2

#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, 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 went back to work yesterday, even though I wasn’t sure if I would make it through the whole day.  However, I also got a chair massage in the afternoon, and was feeling so much better afterward that I walked up the street to a bookstore that is attached to a Peet’s and bought a book, Strange Magic by Syd Moor, and a Hibiscus Tea Fog (so yummy!).  I had intended on only reading a couple of pages on my bus ride home, but I got sucked in, and now I’m 64 pages in and on chapter five.
  • Time Read: 1 hours 20 minutes
  • Pages Read: 64
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 2

#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, 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 was stuck at home again, thanks to my back, so I had plenty of time to finish The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton. I also listened to the beginning of Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken and read a couple more stories from Press Start to Play, ed. by Daniel H. Wilson and John Joseph Adams, after listening to Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer.
  • Time Read: 8 hours 10 minutes
  • Pages Read: 490
  • Books Finished: 2
  • Total Number of Books Read: 2

#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, 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 listened to some of The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton, and then read a couple of the stories from Press Start to Play, ed. by Daniel H. Wilson and John Joseph Adams. Not a bad start to the week!
  • Time Read:  3 hours 25 minutes
  • Pages Read: 205
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 0

Monday’s Minutes

“Monday’s Minutes” is a weekly post in which I track my bookish life.  All book covers are linked to Goodreads unless otherwise noted.

Currently Reading:

  • Legend by Marie Lu
  • Press Start to Play ed. by Daniel H. Wilson and John Joseph Adams
  • The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton

Finished:

  • The Word Exchange by Alena Graedon

Total pages read this week: 454

Total books for the year: 47 of 50. The Word Exchange is such a great book!  It really helped me get through the boredom of being stuck on the couch with a messed up back for several days.  Today is the first day of Bout of Books 26.  I’ll be reading as much as possible this week, and I decided to start this morning with the audiobook of The Andromeda Strain, which I saw the film adaptation of when I was in high school (and it was already fairly old at that time).  I’m curious as to how well it holds up to time.

#BoutofBooks 26!

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

While I’m returning to work tomorrow, after being stuck on the couch for several days, I’ll still be taking it easy and spending a lot of time laying down to let my back rest.  What better way to spend that time than with a book?

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

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.