#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

#BoutofBooks 22 – 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, 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 thought I was going to finish Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert, but that didn’t happen thanks to falling asleep on the couch.  I’ll be finishing it today, though.  I only have 25 pages left.
  • Time Read:  3 hours and 28 minutes
  • Pages Read: 139
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 0

#BoutofBooks 22 – 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, 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

It was a very busy day for me.  I had a meet up with my walking group to walk around Lake Merritt (about 3 miles) in the morning and then had to head across the Bay for an appointment.  I didn’t get home until around 5 pm, and the only reading I got in was while I was on the bus. I only managed to read a bit of Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert.
  • Time Read:  49 minutes
  • Pages Read: 33
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 0

#BoutofBooks 22 – 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, 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

Updated TBR

  • Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins
  • Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones
  • Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
  • Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  • The Evolution of God by Robert Wright
  • Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
I read a decent amount of Big Magic and listened to a bit of Strange the Dreamer.  Not bad for the 1st day.
  • Time Read:  2 hours and 44 minutes
  • Pages Read: 109
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 0

Bout of Books 22!

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’m hoping I’ll have the apartment completely finished by the 14th since the Boyfriend promised me a week’s vacation before I start looking for work.

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 14th.

  • Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
  • Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones
  • Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
  • Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory
  • The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss

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 21 – Day 3

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, January 8th and runs through Sunday, January 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 21 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I ended up working some overtime so I didn’t get much time to read.  I only listened to a bit more of Dharma Punx by Noah Levine while I ate lunch.

  • Time Read:  1 hour
  • Pages Read: 40
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 0

#BoutofBooks 21 – Day 2

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, January 8th and runs through Sunday, January 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 21 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I listened to a bit of Dharma Punx by Noah Levine while I ate dinner and then I read some more of The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss before bed.  So, better than yesterday, but still not as much as I would like.

  • Time Read:  2 hours 45 minutes
  • Pages Read: 115
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 0