#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

Monday’s Minutes

“Monday’s Minutes” is a weekly post in which I track my bookish life.  All book covers are linked to Goodreads unless otherwise noted.

Currently Reading:

  • Gates of Thread and Stone by Lori M. Lee
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
  • The Revenge of Analog by David Sax
  • Hacking Happiness by John C. Havens
  • Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

Finished:

  • Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics by Chris Grabenstein

Total pages read this week: 501

Total books for the year: 29 of 50. Today is the first day of Bout of Books 25! It’s not June yet, and I’m 11 books ahead of schedule for reaching my goal of 50 books. So, while my goals for #BoutofBooks are the same as usual, it will be a very low pressure challenge for me this time around.  I’ll be happy if I finish one of my current reads, or at least read more than 300 pages this week.

What are you reading this week?

#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!