#BoutofBooks – Day 7 & Wrap-Up

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It’s a weeklong readathon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 11th and runs through Sunday, May 17th in YOUR time zone. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are daily challenges, Twitter chats, and exclusive Instagram challenges, but they’re all completely optional. For Bout of Books 28 information and updates, visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I read about a third of The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald and a bit of Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman.

  • Time Read:  3 hours 4 minutes
  • Pages Read: 122
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 4
  • Total Time Read: 21 hours 9 minutes

While I didn’t read as much as I did during the last Bout of Books, this was still a successful readathon for me. I’m looking forward to Bout of Books 29 in August!

#BoutofBooks – Day 6

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It’s a weeklong readathon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 11th and runs through Sunday, May 17th in YOUR time zone. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are daily challenges, Twitter chats, and exclusive Instagram challenges, but they’re all completely optional. For Bout of Books 28 information and updates, visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I finished Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne. I intended on starting The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald for one class, and Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman for the other, but I didn’t get passed the introductions for either before I went to bed. I’ll be dipping into both of those throughout today, but I know I won’t get anywhere near the end of either by tomorrow.

  • Time Read:  3 hours 28 minutes
  • Pages Read: 139
  • Books Finished: 1
  • Total Number of Books Read: 4

#BoutofBooks – Day 5

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It’s a weeklong readathon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 11th and runs through Sunday, May 17th in YOUR time zone. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are daily challenges, Twitter chats, and exclusive Instagram challenges, but they’re all completely optional. For Bout of Books 28 information and updates, visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I finished Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll, listened to some of The Book of Candlelight by Ellery Adams, and started the next book for one of my classes, Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne. If I have my way, I’ll be reading the rest of Winnie-the-Pooh today 🙂

  • Time Read:  4 hours 6 minutes
  • Pages Read: 164
  • Books Finished: 1
  • Total Number of Books Read: 3

#BoutofBooks – Day 4

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It’s a weeklong readathon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 11th and runs through Sunday, May 17th in YOUR time zone. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are daily challenges, Twitter chats, and exclusive Instagram challenges, but they’re all completely optional. For Bout of Books 28 information and updates, visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I finished Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, and read some more of Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll. I’ll probably finish Through the Looking-Glass today.

  • Time Read:  4 hours 22 minutes
  • Pages Read: 175
  • Books Finished: 1
  • Total Number of Books Read: 2

#BoutofBooks – Day 3

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It’s a weeklong readathon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 11th and runs through Sunday, May 17th in YOUR time zone. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are daily challenges, Twitter chats, and exclusive Instagram challenges, but they’re all completely optional. For Bout of Books 28 information and updates, visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I read some more of Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll, but that was it. Not a great reading day, but at least I read something.

  • Time Read:  42 minutes
  • Pages Read: 28
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 1

#BoutofBooks – Day 2

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It’s a weeklong readathon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 11th and runs through Sunday, May 17th in YOUR time zone. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are daily challenges, Twitter chats, and exclusive Instagram challenges, but they’re all completely optional. For Bout of Books 28 information and updates, visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I read a bit of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass for my American Renaissance class, and then I started Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll for the other class I’m taking, “The Story of the Hobbit.”

  • Time Read:  40 minutes
  • Pages Read: 27
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 1

#BoutofBooks – Day 1

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It’s a weeklong readathon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 11th and runs through Sunday, May 17th in YOUR time zone. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are daily challenges, Twitter chats, and exclusive Instagram challenges, but they’re all completely optional. For Bout of Books 28 information and updates, visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I mostly read my reading assignments for the American Renaissance course I’m taking. I finished The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson and read a bit of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. I also started the audiobook of The Book of Candlelight by Ellery Adams to take a break, and then I read some of Magician: Apprentice by Raymond E. Feist before bed. All in all, it was a good reading day.

  • Time Read:  4 hours 47 minutes
  • Pages Read: 188
  • Books Finished: 1
  • Total Number of Books Read: 1

#BoutofBooks 28!

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It’s a weeklong readathon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 11th and runs through Sunday, May 17th in YOUR time zone. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are daily challenges, Twitter chats, and exclusive Instagram challenges, but they’re all completely optional. For Bout of Books 28 information and updates, visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

If you read my “Monday’s Minutes” post, you know that I’m in need of a digital detox, and a week-long readathon is the perfect thing for that. I will likely be concentrating on my reading assignments for the 2 online classes I’m currently taking, “The American Renaissance: Classic Literature of the 19th Century”, and “The Story of The Hobbit.” The first one is through edX and the second course is through Signum University. However, I do have 3 other books I’m in the middle of reading, so it’s a toss up as to what I’ll actually read this week.

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

  • The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • A History of Reading by Alberto Manguel
  • Magician: Apprentice by Raymond E. Feist
  • The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers
  • At least one book from my “TBR” bookshelf on Goodreads.

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 – 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, January 6th and runs through Sunday, January 12th 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 27 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I read some of JOMO by Jessica Misener, but then decided to read on of the library books I checked out on Saturday, An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good by Helene Tursten.

  • Time Read:  3 hours 4 minutes
  • Pages Read: 184
  • Books Finished: 1
  • Total Number of Books Read: 5

I’m pretty sure I read more books during this Bout of Books than I have for any of the previous ones. Finishing five books in one week in January is a fantastic start towards my reading goal for the year.

#BoutofBooks – 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, January 6th and runs through Sunday, January 12th 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 27 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I didn’t read much, but I did walk to the library. I went to get one book, but left with five 🙂 Most of my reading was in the evening before I went to bed. I read some of JOMO by Jessica Misener until I got sleepy.

  • Time Read:  45 minutes
  • Pages Read: 50
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 4