#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

#BoutofBooks 21 – Day 1

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

Updated TBR

  • A Philosophy of Walking by Frédéric Gros
  • The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
  • Dharma Punx by Noah Levine
  • Blood Rites by Jim Butcher
  • Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer
I read some of The Name of the Wind before bed, but that was it.  Monday’s are always difficult, but even more so when it’s the first day back to work after vacation.
  • Time Read:  1 hour
  • Pages Read: 36
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 0

#BoutofBooks 21!

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 thought I was going to be on vacation for this Bout of Books like I was at the beginning of 2017, but this year it’s not starting until the 8th, the day I go back to work! 😦  Oh well, I’ll still try to read as much as I can, and since I work from home, I’ll have more time to read before and after my normal work day.

My Goals

  • Read.  Read.  Read.
  • Finish the books I’m currently reading.
  • Finish at least one more book from my #COYER list.

Books to Read

One or two of these might already be finished by the 8th.

  • A Philosophy of Walking by Frédéric Gros
  • The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
  • The Map to Everywhere by Carrie Ryan
  • Homicide in Hardcover by Kate Carlisle
  • The Last Time I Saw Paris by Lynn Sheen
  • The Readaholics and the Falcon Fiasco by Laura DiSilverio
  • Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer
  • Around the World with Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis

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.

Bout of Books 20!

Bout of Books

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long readathon that begins 12:01 am Monday, August 21st and runs through Sunday, August 27th 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 20 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I have to work during this Bout of Books, unfortunately, but I’m planning on getting some extra reading time in with audiobooks.

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 21st.

  • Allegiant by Veronica Roth
  • The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov
  • Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
  • Jack the Bodiless by Julian May
  • Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War by Clive Barker
  • The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore

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 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