#BoutofBooks 21 – Day 7 and Wrap-up

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 didn’t get much reading done, but I did listen to a bit of Dharma Punx by Noah Levine on my way to and from the grocery store.  It wasn’t until the afternoon when I finally got some time to return to Blood Rites by Jim Butcher.

  • Time Read:  1 hours 30 minutes
  • Pages Read: 62
  • Books Finished: The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking
  • Total Number of Books Read:2

Overall, this wasn’t my best Bout of Books, but I also didn’t have the luxury of being on vacation this time and my life hasn’t gotten significantly busier the past couple of weeks.  Still, I did manage to finish 2 books and get nearly half-way through 2 others.  I’m looking forward to the next Bout of Books in May!

#BoutofBooks 21 – Day 6

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 spent most of my day practicing the art of Hygge while reading The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking and then I fell asleep after reading a few pages of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer.

  • Time Read:  5 hours 45 minutes
  • Pages Read: 235
  • Books Finished: The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking
  • Total Number of Books Read:2

#BoutofBooks 21 – Day 5

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 finally finished The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss!  I also listened to some more of Dharma Punx by Noah Levine and took Blood Rites by Jim Butcher to bed with me.

  • Time Read:  2 hours 45 minutes
  • Pages Read: 115
  • Books Finished: 1
  • Total Number of Books Read: 1

#BoutofBooks 21 – Day 4

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

This Bout of Books has not been great for me reading-wise.  I never seem to have the time to just lay around and read.  Being an adult sucks.  I’m determined to finish The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss by the end of the week.

  • Time Read:  1 hour 30 minutes
  • Pages Read: 62
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 0

#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.

#BoutofBooks 20: Day 7 and Wrap-Up

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 read a bit of The Bookshop on the Corner and listened to some more of Tess of the d’Urbervilles while I was driving to and from the Austin #Litsy Meet Up at Book People.  I got there really early, ended up buying 3 books (even though I only planned on buying 1) and started one of them (A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson) while I sat in the café.  It’s a bit of a page turner and hilarious so far.
This was a good Bout of Books.  I didn’t finish as many books as I wanted, but that’s only because I got distracted by other books.  I’m happy with my page count and reading time.
  • Total Time Read: 23 Hours 58 Minutes
  • Total Pages Read: 1211
  • Books Finished: Fly By Night by  and The Forbidden Library by Django Wexler.
  • Total Number of Books Read: 2

#BoutofBooks 20: Day 6

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 finished The Forbidden Library by Django Wexler.  It rained all day and the wind was a bit crazy, so I decided to start The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan as a sort of comfort/rainy day read.
  • Time Read: 4 hours 53 minutes
  • Pages Read: 307
  • Books Finished: 1
  • Total Number of Books Read: 2