#BoutofBooks 24 – Day 7 and Wrap-Up

Bout of Books
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 7th and runs through Sunday, January 13th 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 24 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team
I had the apartment to myself (plus the cat) for most of the day.  I napped, I did the laundry and the dishes, and I also read a decent chunk of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson.
  • Time Read:  4 hours 32 minutes
  • Pages Read: 167
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 3

Even though I didn’t stick to my TBR, I did meet all of my goals this time around.  Compared to the last Bout of Books, I did really well. I’m looking forward to Bout of Books 25 in May!

#BoutofBooks 24 – Day 6

Bout of Books
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 7th and runs through Sunday, January 13th 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 24 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team
Between napping and interruptions from the Boyfriend, I managed to finish If On a Winter’s Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino. I also read a few pages of Hygge by Britta Olsson and I started The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson.  I was a bit irritated by If On a Winter’s Night a Traveler, so I wanted something I had been wanting to read for awhile.
  • Time Read:  4 hours 35 minutes
  • Pages Read: 196
  • Books Finished: 1
  • Total Number of Books Read: 3

#BoutofBooks 24 – Day 5

Bout of Books
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 7th and runs through Sunday, January 13th 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 24 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team
Even though it was Friday, I went to work early and ended up staying a little late to finish up some things.  By the time I got home and got settled on the couch to read, the Boyfriend was coming home and it is our daily routine to discuss our day and relax together for a bit. I read a little bit more of If On a Winter’s Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino after he decided he wanted to go to bed early, but I found my eyes getting droopy after a couple of chapters.
  • Time Read:  1 hour 20 minutes
  • Pages Read: 44
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 2

#BoutofBooks 24 – Day 4

Bout of Books
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 7th and runs through Sunday, January 13th 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 24 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team
Yesterday was another busy day at work. I read a little bit more of If On a Winter:s Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino while I was on the bus headed home and before I went to bed.
  • Time Read:  1 hour 13 minutes
  • Pages Read: 39
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 2

#BoutofBooks 24 – Day 3

Bout of Books
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 7th and runs through Sunday, January 13th 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 24 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team
Yesterday was a busy day of catching up on work that I hadn’t completed on Tuesday.  I was only able to get started on If On a Winter:s Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino.
  • Time Read:  21 minutes
  • Pages Read: 20
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 2

#BoutofBooks 24 – Day 2

Bout of Books
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 7th and runs through Sunday, January 13th 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 24 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team
I stayed home yesterday.  I slept a lot, but I also finished The Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell and The Year of Less by Cait Flanders.  I got through over 50% of Hygge by Britta Olsen as well, and started Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik.
  • Time Read:  6 hours 9 minutes
  • Pages Read: 236
  • Books Finished: 2
  • Total Number of Books Read: 2

#BoutofBooks 24 – Day 1

Bout of Books
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 7th and runs through Sunday, January 13th 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 24 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team
I’ve been sick, yet again.  Due to that and having to work, I didn’t read much.  I’m staying home today.  I don’t know how much reading I’ll do, but it will hopefully be more than yesterday. I would like to finish The Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell before the end of the week.
  • Time Read:  38 minutes
  • Pages Read: 19
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 0

Bout of Books 24!

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 7th and runs through Sunday, January 13th 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 24 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

This will be my first full week back at work after Winter Break, 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

  • The Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell
  • Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
  • Beauty and the Beast by Elizabeth Rudnick

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 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