Saturday, August 17, 2013

Bout of Books 8.0 Goals and Updates


Bout of Books


I am going to participate again in this read-a-thon! It is my 3rd time.  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.  It starts on the 19th!

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 19th and runs through Sunday, August 25th 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 8.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog.


Don't forget to use the #boutofbooks hashtag when updating on Twitter and follow boutofbooks.
I will be updating my progress here on my webpage and on my my twitter page. 
I will be doing a master post as the read-a-thon gets closer with all the books I plan to read and with all the challenges I do!  Can't wait to get started!

Time Devoted to Reading:

I have no idea how much reading I am going to get done this week.  I am in TX helping out family and have tried to read while here with no luck.  Sooooo here's hoping for at least one hour a day.  I know that is WAY sad for a readathon.

My Goals:

I brought 3 books with me to read, I would like to get through at least 1!!

Updates

Monday
Number of books I've read today: 1
Name of book: every day by David Levithan
 Total number of books I've read:1
Number of hours read: 2
What else I did:Participated in the whole hour of the BoutofBooks twitter chat, visited a bunch of blogs, wrote my review for Every Day, and wrote up my video game review for this week!!  I got a lot more done then I thought I was going to !!

Tuesday

Number of books I've read today:0
 Total number of books I've read: 1
Total pages: 200
Name of Book: Prodigy by Marie Lu
Number of Hours I've read: 3
What else I did: Posted my Top Ten Tuesday ... blog hopped... read...


Wednesday

Number of books I've read today: 0
Total number of books I've read: 1
Books: 0
Number of Hours I've Read: 0
 What else I did:  Today I didn't end up reading at all.  Instead I went to a water park and now I am catching up on the blogs I follow.  So there is that!!  Tomorrow I will be back to reading.

Thursday

Number of books I've read today:0
Total number of books I've read:1
Books:
Number of Hours I've Read: 2 hours
What else I did: I have noticed that at the end of Bout of Books I lose steam!!  Today I did a lot of driving on my road trip so I listed to 2 hours of my audio book American Gods by Neil Gaiman.  I didn't add that to my bout of books goals ... well because I forgot I was listening to it!  :)

Friday

Number of books I've read today: 0
Total number of books I've read: 0
Books: 0
Number of Hours I've Read: 0
What else I did:  0

Saturday

Number of books I've read today: 1
Total number of books I've read: 2
Books: American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Number of Hours I Read: 9
What else I did:  I did my road trip and finished listening to my audio book!  So I got in 9 hours of audio books.

Sunday

Number of books I've read today:0
Total number of books I've read: 2
Books: Reading Prodigy
Number of hours I read: 2
What else I did:  Going through my blog and updating.  Wrote the review for American Gods and updated goodreads. 

Challenges/Giveaways


Monday 8/19
Bookish Bucket List -- Sarah Says Read
My answer... go to BEA of course!

Pairathon -- Book Pairing
Of course I picked Mountain Dew... I am addicted to the stuff.  You can't tell in the picture but that is a tiny can of the Dew.  I try to not drink so much!


Tuesday 8/20
Re-Title It -- Music Plus Books

Wednesday 8/21
TBR List Challenge -- Musings of a Bookshop Girl
Book Spine Poetry -- Such a Novel Idea

Thursday 8/22
Book Road Trip -- In Wonderland
I Spy... -- Paperback Dreamer

Friday 8/23
Bookish Mad Libs -- The Space Between


Saturday 8/24
Bookish Wishes -- Kelsey's Cluttered Bookshelf
Acrostic Book Poem -- I Read, Ergo I Write

Sunday 8/25
New Bout of Books Blogs -- Little Lovely Books


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

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

49 comments:

  1. I've wanted to read Every Day for a while! Awaken was a DNF for me, I hope you enjoy it more than I did. Good luck!

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    1. I just want to get the Underworld series done... so I need to get Awaken out of the way. Hopefully I can at least finish it and it doesn't stink too much!

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  2. Those 3 books look amazing. I especially want to see what you think on Every Day but I have to say GOOD LUCK on the challenge. I am sure you will do amazing. ^^

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  3. I loved Every Day, good luck with your goals Angie!

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  4. Good luck with your reading goals. Thanks for telling me about this event, I'm really excited.

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  5. Awww it's always gutting when BoB falls on a busy week. I have my fingers crossed that work won't suddenly get hectic as when it's quiet I can sneak in a bit of readathon actvity during the day.

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    1. I know.. I am sooo bummed that boutofbooks is THIS week!

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  6. Eeek! Good luck! I'm also finishing off books I'm part way through.

    Lauren
    My goals

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    1. Thanks!!!! Going to check out your goals!

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  7. I can't wait to see your review of Every Day, I'm pretty curious about that one. I have been debating so much on whether or not to join this bout of books- university starts up this week. Good luck!

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    1. Thanks... Every Day is really interesting and different from other books!

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  8. Every Day was pretty good.
    Hope you get at least your hour a day in!

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  9. Every Day was really interesting so I hope you enjoy :) Also haven't read Awaken and Prodigy but interested to see what you think of it. Good luck!

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  10. Good Luck with your goals. I hope I'm able to meet mine this week also.

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    1. Surprisingly I am already past what I thought I would get done!

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  11. Haha, I'm in the same boat: want to read (a LOT), but don't really have the time for it :)

    Good luck!!!!

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    1. It turns out I have more time then I thought!

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  12. All three of these books sound interesting. I think a couple are already on my to read list. Need to check and make sure they're on there.

    I hope you can find the time to read. It seems like there is never enough time for reading.

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    1. That's for sure.... I just want to read 24/7!

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  13. Nice choices! I loved Prodigy and Awaken is on my TBR. Thanks for posting about your cats, it is very difficult, but worth it.

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  14. I'm staying with my family this week too; my dad just had surgery, actually just got out of the hospital today. So, at least I don't have so much driving back and forth to do... but I don't know how much reading time I'll have while helping around the house. Good luck to you!

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    1. Thank you... good luck to you. It is hard to help family and then tell them you need a time out to read! :)

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  15. You certainly had a busy Monday! Happy reading!

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  16. Wow you got a lot done yesterday! I'll have to check out your review of Every Day. I've heard mixed things about it.

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    1. I liked Every Day but didn't like the ending. I felt it was a total let down!!

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  17. I'm glad your first day went well! I'm happy with how much I did, too. Good luck for the rest of the week!

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    1. Thanks! I recognize your avatar from the twitter chat Monday!

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  18. Awesome choices! I loved Every Day and I really want to read Marie Lu's Legend and Prodigy. Good Luck with your goals, you already seem to be on a roll =). Happy Reading!

    Ange @ Moonlight Reader (my Goals and Updates)

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    1. Thanks... I am more on a roll then I thought I would be!

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  19. Congrats on getting so much done :D! And if you keep up the pace it seems like you'll run out of books.
    Happy reading :D thanks for stopping by my Update post.

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    1. I was thinking I might run out of books too!! I should've brought more on my trip!

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  20. Wow! Great job on everything yesterday and today!! And, good luck with the rest of the week!

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  21. Looks like you're making great progress. Good luck!

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  22. Yay for productivity! You're doing really well :-)

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  23. It looks like you've had a good first two days. I hope today is going well for you.

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  24. Any amount of reading you can get done is good, don't get yourself down! You're doing a great job so far!

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  25. Great reading choices :-) I want to read them all, especially Prodigy! Are you enjoying that one?

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  26. Sometimes it's just fun to have a relaxed Bout of Books without too much reading!

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  27. I'm also losing the motivation to read. Only managed to finish one book and read another one this week. Hopefully the weekend will be better.

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  28. I had a lot of fun with this event. Thanks for telling me about it. I am also glad I'm not the only one who lost steam towards the end.

    Life happens and sometimes reading has to take a back seat.

    I need to check out your review for American Gods, I am very interested in this book.

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