August 14, 2015

Bout of Books Read-A-Thon: Sign-Up, Goals, & Updates


The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 17th and runs through Sunday, August 23rd 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 14 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team
It's that time again. The time where I am participating in a completely fun and amazingly encouraging read-a-thon! I love having the extra boost of reading in my life. I love the mini challenges. I love the twitter chats. I love it all! So go ahead and sign up if you haven't already!

My Goals

Reading Goals
~ Read 5-6 books. (I normally read 2-3 books a week.)
~ Keep detailed notes as I read so it will be easier for me to write my reviews later.

Social Goals
~ Participate in one Twitter chat.
~ Participate in at least two challenges.
   - Book Scavenger Hunt
   - Four Seasons in Book Covers
   - Book Road Trip
   
The Books (These may change depending on my mood.)
~ Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon
~ The Selection by Kiera Cass
~ The Glass Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg
~ Uprooted by Naomi Novik
~ Hard Bitten by Chloe Neill
~ Servants of the Storm by Delilah S. Dawson
~ Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman
~ The Complete Persepolis (Persepolis #1-4) by Marjane Satrapi


Updates

Monday
Number of pages/books I've read today: 200 pages/.5 books
Total number of books I've read:  .5 books
Total number of pages I've read: 200 pages
Books Today: The Selection by Kiera Cass

Tuesday
Number of pages/books I've read today: 40 pages/.25 books
Total number of books I've read: .75 books
Total number of pages I've read: 240 pages
Books Today: The Selection by Kiera Cass

Wednesday
Number of pages/books I've read today: 96 pages/.25 books
Total number of books I've read: 1 book
Total number of pages I've read: 336 pages
Books Today: The Selection by Kiera Cass

Thursday
Number of pages/books I've read today: 280 pages/.75 books
Total number of books I've read: 1.75 books
Total number of pages I've read: 616 pages
Books Today: Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

Friday
Number of pages/books I've read today: 140 pages/.75 books
Total number of books I've read:  2 books
Total number of pages I've read: 756 pages
Books Today: Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon and The Glass Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg

Saturday
Number of pages/books I've read today: 80 pages/.25 books
Total number of books I've read: 3
Total number of pages I've read: 836 pages
Books Today: The Glass Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg

**Sunday (FINAL/TOTAL UPDATE)
Number of pages/books I've read today: 359 pages/.75 books
Total number of books I've read: 3.75
Total number of pages I've read: 1195
Books Today: Uprooted by Naomi Novik


Final Thoughts

I didn't read nearly as much as I was hoping I would, but I still read almost 4 books! It's hard finding time to read when you have a guest staying with you, you work 6 days a week, and laundry and such still needs to get done. Considering all of that, I think I did pretty freaking good. I am still proud of myself and I can't wait to participate again next time! 

22 comments:

  1. Sounds like fun Kay, and it looks like you have some good books for the thon. Good luck!

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  2. Keeping detailed notes is a really good goal. Your TBR looks good and varied too.

    Good luck!

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  3. Good luck on your readathon! Great goals! Good for you for reading 2-3 books per week. I usually only get through one. I need to push harder to read more! Can't wait to see how you do! :)

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    1. Thanks! I hadn't read a book for like two weeks and then this week I started making time for myself again and I have been devouring them!

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  4. Yay!! Im doing Bout of Books too!! :) Good luck on your goals and see you next week. :)

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    1. Good luck! It is so much fun. :D

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  5. Sounds like you've got some great reads for this B.O.B! Good luck and Happy Reading! (Beautiful beautiful blog, btw!)

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  6. GOOD LUCK KAY! This challenge usually has really fun competitions so I can't wait to see what you come up with (if I am totally off the mark and mistaking it with another read-a-thin just ignore me). I know you are going to LOVE Everything Everything and I am definitely curious to see your thoughts on The Selection and Legacy of Kings!

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    1. You are right, this is the read-a-thon where I do all those little challenges! You should really join sometime Nicole! I think you are right and that I will LOVE Everything Everything!!! So I am finally giving in and reading The Selection. I have a co-worker who sears I need to read it. We shall see. We shall see. You read Legacy of Kings right? Have you done a review for that yet? Man, my memory is getting worse as I get older. ;)

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  7. The challenges are so much fun to participate in. Good luck on your reading progress! Your going to do great. The Selection is a really fast read (at least it was for me), and I've heard great things about Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon.

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    1. I always have a blast doing the challenges!

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  8. Oooh, you're being ambitious! ;) I hope it works out for you, and that you get to read some really awesome books. I read Persepolis a few months ago and really enjoyed it, and I'm also curious about Everything, Everything. Here's to a spectacular week!

    Renae @ Respiring Thoughts

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    1. I ended up hitting just about 4 books! Not to bad. Everything Everyhing was awesome and I can't wait to read Persepolis!

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  9. I decided to join too! Good luck & have fun :)

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  10. Is that your first time reading The Selection?! It's a great book series! Good luck (I'm only attempting to read 3 books) reading 5-6! Very ambitious, I hope it all pays off!

    Here's my first update page: http://missmoviecanada.blogspot.ca/2015/08/bout-of-books-14-update-1-august-17th.html

    Sydney @ Miss Movie of Canada

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    1. I read just about 4. It wasn't too bad. Next time I will hit the 5-6 range I just know it. :D

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