#BoutofBooks – 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, May 13th and runs through Sunday, May 19th 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 25 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I finished F**k Depression by Robert Duff yesterday, but I didn’t read much else, unfortunately. Right before I went to bed, I read the first chapter of Boundary Crossed by Melissa F. Olson.
  • Time Read:  42 minutes
  • Pages Read: 28
  • Books Finished: 1
  • Total Number of Books Read: 2

Even though I didn’t exactly stick to my TBR, I did meet all of my goals. I’m looking forward to Bout of Books 26 in August!

#BoutofBooks – 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, May 13th and runs through Sunday, May 19th 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 25 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I tried to finish F**k Depression by Robert Duff yesterday, but I’ve still got about 20 pages left. I will definitely finish it today and then go back to Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy.
  • Time Read:  54 minutes
  • Pages Read: 36
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 1

#BoutofBooks – 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, May 13th and runs through Sunday, May 19th 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 25 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I spent more time on buses yesterday, so I read some more of F**k Depression by Robert Duff on my phone.
  • Time Read:  2 hours 1 minute
  • Pages Read: 81
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 1

#BoutofBooks – 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, May 13th and runs through Sunday, May 19th 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 25 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I spent a lot of time on buses yesterday, so I read some of F**k Depression by Robert Duff on my phone when I wasn’t staring out the window at the crappy weather. I had a work event to attend in the evening so I didn’t get any time to read before I went to bed.
  • Time Read:  27 minutes
  • Pages Read: 18
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 1

#BoutofBooks – 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, May 13th and runs through Sunday, May 19th 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 25 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I didn’t have much time to read at all yesterday. I only managed to read a few pages of Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy before I went to sleep for the night.
  • Time Read:  22 minutes
  • Pages Read: 15
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 1

#BoutofBooks – 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, May 13th and runs through Sunday, May 19th 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 25 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

While I didn’t have much time to read during the day, I forgot that I had the whole evening to myself thanks to the Boyfriend hanging out with friends. Not only did I finish Hacking Happiness by John C. Havens, but I also read a large chunk of Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy.
  • Time Read:  4 hours 33 minutes
  • Pages Read: 182
  • Books Finished: 1
  • Total Number of Books Read: 1

#BoutofBooks – 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, May 13th and runs through Sunday, May 19th 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 25 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I tried to finish Hacking Happiness by John C. Havens, but I’ve still got about 50 pages left. I’m going to be really busy at work today, so I doubt I’ll have much time to read today.
  • Time Read:  2 hours 9 minutes
  • Pages Read: 86
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 0

#BoutofBooks 25!

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 13th and runs through Sunday, May 19th 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 25 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

My life has been so busy lately that I almost forgot about Bout of Books!  Today is the first day, and I’m glad I didn’t miss it.

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

  • Gates of Thread and Stone by Lori M. Lee
  • The Revenge of Analog by David Sax
  • Hacking Happiness by John C. Havens
  • Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

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 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