Saturday, January 5, 2013

Bout of Books 6.0 Goals and Updates

Bout of Books Read-a-Thon

I am going to participate again in this 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. I almost missed out on it this time around.  I decided to go ahead and check the bout of books website to see when the next one is and walla!! It starts on the 7th!

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, January 7th and runs through Sunday, January 13th 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 6.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. -From the Bout of Books 6.0 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.  On Saturday I will be busy so not really sure about that day.

My Goals:
I would like to read 4 books.  I am in the middle of a Harry Potter re-read and really would like to get it done this week.  I am also reading Beautiful Creatures for my book club. I would like to participate in a twitter chat.  I participated in one last time around and it was a lot of fun and a GREAT place to get advice from other people.   
Just figured out the pages... so these 4 books total 2844 pages.  So I will have to read about 400 pages a day!!

Books to Read







Updates

Monday
Number of books I've read today: 0
Name of book: Beautiful Creatures
Total number of books I've read:0
Number of hours read:3 hours
What else I did: Not much else as far as my blog today.  Just got some good reading!!

Tuesday

Number of books I've read today:0
Total number of books I've read:0
Number of Hours I've read: 2
What else I did:  Dang this book is long!!  I need to put more hours in!


Wednesday

Number of books I've read today:0
Total number of books I've read:0
Books:
Number of Hours I've Read: 2
What else I did:  2 hours seems to be all I can get in each day since at night we are doing a Harry Potter marathon for the movies. 

Thursday

Number of books I've read today:0
Total number of books I've read:0
Books:
Number of Hours I've Read: 2
What else I did:  Man reading 400 pages is a day is impossible!  Totally not as easy as I thought it would be!

Friday

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Saturday

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Sunday

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Schedule

Bout of Books 6.0

Challenges/Giveaways

Monday1/7
Scientific Discovery - The Book Barbies

Tuesday 1/8
Guess the Cover - Never Too Fond of Books
Favorite/Funniest Cover - Ms. Buff's Blog

Wednesday 1/9
Page 48 Challenge - Booking In Heels

Thursday 1/10
Book Spine Poetry - Escape Through the Pages
Vampires in Popular Fiction - The One with Rachel's Book

Friday 1/11
Rewrite the Synopsis - A Daydreamer's Thoughts

Saturday 1/12
Name Your Book Crack - Bookgoonie
Bookish Dress Up - Nyx Book Reviews

Sunday 1/13
The New Year Resolution Challenge - Ex Libris


Twitter Chats
(chats last approximately one hour)
TZC = Time Zone Conversion

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

12 comments:

  1. Oh, re-reads usually go pretty fast for me and I'm sure the same is true for most readers. You should meet your goals with no problem. Even though Deathly Hallows is HUGE! LOL!

    I've been eyeing Beautiful Creatures for a long time now. I know I'll pick it up sooner or later, just haven't done it yet.

    Good luck and have fun!

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    1. Thank you!!! I have only read Deathly Hallows once so I am ready to read it again!

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  2. ^^ Good luck, rereads are quicker for me too but still 4 books is a good goal

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    1. I would've had more books on my goal list but these books are all over 600 pages I think!

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  3. Great goals! I need to pick up Beautiful Creatures soon... especially before the movie comes out! I hope you accomplish all your goals!

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    1. I love to read books BEFORE the movies too!

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  4. You've chosen some hefty books to pick up! But, they're all amazing, and I actually really enjoyed Beautiful Creatures, so I'm sure you'll fly through them. I hope to see you during a Twitter chat, as they're always so fun! I love meeting so many new people, it's such a blast. =)

    Good luck with your goals, and happy reading! <3

    -Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life

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  5. When it comes to HP, that many pages are really possible :) I still need to re-read HP 5-7 & I hope you're enjoying BC, too. It was great, but I still need to read the rest of the series.

    Happy reading & I hope to see you on today's chat :)

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  6. I'm 40% through Beautiful Creatures - and I love it so far. Love Harry Potter too :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog - good luck with all your goals!

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  7. 3 hours is good, and begins to put a dent in that pile of books you have planned to read! I am beginning to think that if I stay off the computer then more pages get read. I took part in the twitter chat today and that was the advice of some of the tweeps, so for rest of the week I am going to be more disciplined! Enjoy the read-a-thon.

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  8. Whoa you're taking on some massive books, I never seem to complete my Harry Potter rereads, I always make it to the third book and then stop. Good luck with your goals and I hope you're enjoing Beautiful Creatures. :)

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