Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Bout of Books 5.0 Goals & Updates

Bout of Books Read-a-Thon

 

 

I am going to participate for the first time in a read-a-thon.  I really need to get caught up on some books and when I saw others participating in it I knew it was perfect for me.  If anyone has done it before and has some advice let me know!! I would love to get any tips!

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 13th and runs through Sunday, August 19th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 5.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. -From the Bout of Books 5.0 team

Don't forget to use the #boutofbooks hashtag when updating on Twitter and follow boutofbooks.
I will be updating my progress here and on my my twitter page.

Time Devoted to Reading
I will be reading 4 hours a day/during the week/ not exactly sure how much reading I will get in on the weekend.

My Goals  

Well this is my first read-a-thon. I always see people participating in them and thought you had to read for like 24 hours and what not. And I am really not into doing that. I stop paying attention to the book if I get too tired. So I think this read-a-thon is perfect!!  I'd like to read four books.  I want to participate in everything!  The twitter chats, the blog posts, contests, everything!! 


Books to Read




 

   Updates


Monday
Number of books I've read today: 1
Name of book:  Operation Trinity
Total number of books I've read: 1
Number of hours read: 2 1/2 (I was a lot more busy today then I planed.  At 2 pm I went upstairs to read decided to take a nap and slept THREE hours!! What is that about???) 
What else I did:  Review for Operation Trinity, participated in the twitter chat (hope my non-book reading friends don't unfollow me on twitter because of all my posts), I thought it was pretty cool that #boutofbooks actually trended on twitter and I helped make it happen!!!,  I also am going to just update this older post instead of posting yet ANOTHER Bout of Books post.   So check for my updates here. 

Tuesday

Number of books I've read today: 0
Total number of books I've read: 1
Number of Hours I've read:  Today I got maybe in one hour of reading.  Not my fault though.  Some friends came over who were bored and so I didn't get to read.  Maybe if they leave shortly I can read till 1 AM!!! I did get my Challenges done though and so that was fun.  I thought today's challenges were fun and engaging... and since my friends were here when I did it I made them help me with a Limerick! 


Wednesday

Number of books I've read today: 1
Total number of books I've read: 2
Books: Incarnate
Number of Hours I've Read:  Today I was a champion!  I started reading about 11 AM and read all the way till not 11:30 PM.  I took a break for lunch and dinner... and a shower so I must've read like 7 hours! THAT'S right.  I finished a whole 400 page book today.  I missed the twitter chat at 7 pm because I was reading and forgot about it!!!  I stopped by a few blogs today and left comments this morning and I completed the two challenges.  I can say for a fact today was a productive day.  But I am pooped!  Off to bed!

Thursday

Number of books I've read today: 0
Total number of books I've read: 2
Number of Hours I've Read:  A friend came over again today since they were bored so I entertained again and didn't get to read. I did stop by a few blogs though, got the challenges done and posted my review on Incarnate.  I am trying to get a little reading done now.  So maybe half hour today of reading.  :(

Friday

Number of books I've read today: NONE
Total number of books I've read:
Number of Hours I've Read:  This was the worst day yet!  I was busy all day with chores!!  And then tonight I went out with a girl friend.  That was really fun and worth missing reading for, but otherwise it was a disappointing day as far as reading goes.  I didn't even get to do the challenges!!

Saturday

Number of books I've read today: 0
Total number of books I've read: 2
Number of Hours I Read:  I got to do the 3 challenges for the day and I got about 2 hours reading done.  I went to the stock car races tonight so I lost a little bit of reading time there but it was a ton of fun.  Looking forward to finishing up my read-a-thon tomorrow!!!

Sunday

Number of books I've read today: 0
Total number of books I've read: 2
Number of hours I read:  2 hours.  Well well.... this read-a-thon was soooo fun!!  I met a lot of new bloggers.... (not sure if they remember me since so many were participating).  I joined in a twitter chat, I visited a lot of blogs and commented.  I participated in all the challenges except for Thursday's.  I missed a lot of reading because of a bug-a-boo friend who was bored because college hadn't started yet.  This will NOT happen next time around. This is one of the reasons I only got 2 books read.  I even WON a book from one of the challenges... the movie challenge hosted by 
Pretty Deadly Reviews  .  Which is pretty cool because I enter a million giveaways and never win!!!  So I can't wait to get Beautiful Lies by Jessica Warman.  I really did have fun and will for sure be joining next time around.  I enjoyed the community of bloggers who were apart of this!!!

Schedule

Bout of Books 5.0

Challenges/Giveaways

Monday
Literary BFFs: Auggie Talk
Passing Books: Reading in Texas and The Space Between

Tuesday
Limericks: Curiosity Killed the Bookworm
Relocate: The Grammarian's Reviews
Character Interaction: Once Upon a Time

Wednesday
Book Word Search: The Musings of ALMYBNENR
Match the Zombie Book Cover: The Busy Bibliophile

Thursday
A Book for Every Season: Reading in Winter
Candy Challenge: BookSmartie
Contemporary: Books with Cass

Friday
Book Spine Poetry: bookgoonie
Most Looking Forward To: Pages of Forbidden Love

Saturday
Music: My Not So Real Life
Page 99 Test: My Seryniti
Virtual Travels: Ex Libris

Sunday
Giveaway: Kelsey's Cluttered Bookshelf
Movie Cast: Pretty Deadly Reviews

Twitter Chats
(chats last approximately one hour)

TZC = Time Zone Conversion

Monday: 1pm CST (TZC)
Wednesday: 8pm CST (TZC)
Saturday: 10am CST (TZC)

51 comments:

  1. Bout-of-Books is a perfect 1st read-a-thon. Bout-of-Books 1.0 was my very first and now I'm hooked. :) Good luck with your goals and have fun! BTW - I loved Incarnate ;)

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    1. I have a feeling I might be hooked too! :)

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  2. I LOVE your choices! This is my very 1st Bout of Books Read-a-Thon! I look forward to seeing how everyone does! :)

    Tabby @Insightful Minds
    Check out my - Bout of Books Goals (:

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  3. I want to read Incarnate sooo bad. Can't wait to see what you think! Good luck!

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    1. I am excited to read that too... this is like the third time I have got it from the library and this time I am determined to read it.

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  4. My first read-a-thon was the last Bout-of-Books and I really liked it. I hope you have fun. I really want to read Map of Time so badly but I chose smaller books for next week. I hope you enjoy it.

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    1. I am very excited to read Map of Time!!

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  5. Great choices! I keep meaning to read Incarnate. Looks like a fantastic read! Best of luck!

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  6. Oh it's your first time! I so hope it's a good experience for you!

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  7. This is a great readathon to start with. You'll have lots of fun. :)

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    1. Yea I don't know about those 24 hours read-a-thons. Those are for dedicated people!

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  8. YAY! As others said, great read a thon to start with! I normally just read what I can anyway. If I push then I'll get tired of reading for DAYS and I just can't have that now can I!?

    I can't wait to hear what you think of Map of Time. I keep picking that book up but my TBR is a huge mountain as it is.

    Have fun!

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  9. I hope you'll enjoy Of Poseidon :) I did, a lot :) Happy reading!

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  10. Great choices. I wasn't sure about read-a-thon before participating in my first one, bout of books 4.0. Then I found out how fun they are and now I can't get enough. I hope you enjoy it! :)

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  11. yay another newbie!! we can support each other though those tough times :D good luck and look forward to seeing how you get on

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  12. Good luck with the readathon. This is my first time participating as well.

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  13. Good luck, and I hope you have fun during the week of it! There's always lots of stuff going on :)I also need to read Incarnate too!

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  14. of poseidon & a map of time look great! good luck! :) ~dixie

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  15. Wow so many noobs!! I am sooo ready for Monday. No chores just reading!

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  16. Hey i'm doing this read a thon too :). And i'm a new follower !
    I've never read any of these books but I heard good things about of Poseidon :). I'll need to check out your reviews.
    Happy reading and Good luck !

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  17. Read-A-Thons are a lot of fun! I hope you enjoy your first one. I'm pretty sure that won't be a problem since you have a whole slew of awesome books to rea.d I love Incarnate!

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  18. Read a thons are great - of course I only do Bout of Books so I guess I should say Bout of Books is great!

    Glad you're joining us!

    Good luck!

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  19. Bout of Books 4.0 was my first readathon, and now I'm back for more! I hope you enjoy Incarnate, it looks like such a great read!

    Have fun and good luck! :D

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  20. All of those books look good! Good luck :)

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  21. Read-a-thons tend to differ for each one - some are an intense reading spurt over 24 hours and some are more leisurely over a full week. I can't really do the former, but the full week ones are so much fun :)

    I've heard wonderful things about Incarnate too, can't wait to see what you think of it.

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  22. I totally loved Incarnate, and I just got a copy of 'Of Poseidon'. I'm planning on reading that one after the readathon. I haven't read the other two on your list, but I'm totally going to check them out.

    Good luck!

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  23. It really is perfect! I hope you'll have fun during your first read-a-thon and manage to reach your goals! :)

    Here are my book choices and goals.

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  24. Those are great picks! I've been meaning to read Poseidon forever!

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  25. Great start towards your goal of 4 books! I hope you had a good time with the twitter chat, they are a lot of fun, but I missed yesterday's because I had to work :(

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  26. I have yet to read these books and The 39 Clues looks so cool!

    Good luck with your goals, I had so much fun in the dizzying Bout of Boooks Twitter chat =)

    Here's my Bout of Books post!

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

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  27. Hey there! I have read one book on the first day, too - and Bout of Books is great to start Read-a-Thoning :) 4.0 was my first Read-a-thon and it was yet the best, most entertaining I've participated in, so I hope you have a blast, too!

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  28. Congrats on finishing your first book! yay!

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  29. YEAH! One book done! Whoot! Whoot!

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  30. I'm curious to see what you think of The Map of Time. I hope you enjoy your read-a-thon!

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  31. No worries about a nap time yesterday! That happens so often! You have compiled a great list! I hope you got some good reading done today! =)

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  32. Oh I really want to read Of Poseidon! Hope you love it!

    Good Luck!
    -Becky
    http://bookbitereviews.blogspot.com/2012/08/bout-of-books-read-thon-goalsupdates.html

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  33. "I started reading about 11 AM and read all the way till not 11:30 PM." WOW i'm impressed it's awesome :D ! Congrats !

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  34. You're doing great! Awesome job on Wednesday! I read all day, too. :)

    Keep it up!

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  35. This is my first time taking part in this read a thon and I actually like having the week to read insted of 24/48 hours. I also have map of time in my TBR pile. Happy reading

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  36. You're doing great! Good luck with the rest of the readathon!

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  37. Loool! I forgot about the chat as well because I was reading! Hopefully, you can catch today's chat. I missed today's chat as well. >.< (Well, my time) Keep up the wonderful reading! Enjoy!

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  38. Wow! Lots and lots of reading. Hope you enjoyed Incarnate!

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  39. ^^ you have done half of your goals already so don't worry you are doing great

    good luck

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  40. Looks like this has been a very good week -- and a great introduction to Read-a-thons. The Map of Time looks like it's pretty good.

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  41. i'm so happy for my first exoerience it was really great and i see that it was also for you ^^
    I remember you ( proof i'm back i wanted to see if you pregressed since last time^^)

    i will be happy to participate again

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  42. So glad you had fun! That was the most important goal ;)

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