#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

#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