Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Bout of Books 19 - May 8 - May 14

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 8th and runs through Sunday, May 14th 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 19 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. 

 Bout of Books
Time Devoted to Reading

  • I want to read at least 1 hour a day and about 2-3 hours each day of the weekend! 

My Goals

  • My goal is to read at least four complete books during the week.  I am also working on the May Clean ARC challenge so I want to get through as many ARC's as possible.

Books to Read

  • I am not sure how far I will be in with my ARC's so I don't have a defined list yet.
  • Updated List as of 5/13/17:
    • This Is Our Story - Ashley Elston (Completed 5/12/17)
    • How To Be a Bawse - Lilly Singh
    • Blaze - Donna Grant (Completed 5/10/17)
    • The Secret Files of Phineas Foster - G. B. Gurland 
    • The Unlikelies - Carrie Firestone

Updates

Monday 5/8
Challenge: Introduce yourself #insixwords

Books Started: This Is Our Story - Ashley Elston & How To Be a Bawse - Lilly Singh
Books Finished: None
Pages Read:  TiOS - 1/54, HtBaB - 1/10, Blaze 62%-82% (roughly 80 pages)
Total Pages Read Today:  144 Pages
Total Pages Read for Challenge:  144 Pages
Thoughts: I am aiming to get another hour read tonight I was able to read a lot last night!! 

Tuesday 5/9
Challenge: Not a Font
Not 100% the Challenge, but I came up with Eat, Pray, Love:
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Books Started: None
Books Finished: None
Pages Read:  TiOS - 54/78,Blaze 82% - 87% (roughly 20 pages)
Total Pages Read Today: 44 pages
Total Pages Read for Challenge:  188 pages
Thoughts: Not my best reading day, I got home from work and had tons to do so I didn't get much reading done.  I am hoping for a quiet day at work so I can read a little there. 

Wednesday 5/10
Challenge:  Share Your Shelfie!
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Books Started: None
Books Finished: Blaze - Donna Grant
Pages Read:  Blaze - 87% - 100% (52 pages roughly), HtBaB - 10/17
Total Pages Read Today: 59
Total Pages Read for Challenge: 247
Thoughts: I got a lot read on my Kindle during the day, but when I got home I just didn't have the urge to read.  I also need to work on my review for the book I finished now. 

Thursday 5/11
Challenge:  Character Dating Profile
Hmm this is a hard one for me I don't think I will be doing this challenge. 
Books Started: The Secret Files of Phineas Foster - G. B. Gurland 
Books Finished: None
Pages Read:  TiOS 78/238 & TSFoPF 1/44
Total Pages Read Today: 204 
Total Pages Read for Challenge: 457
Thoughts:  I had to return This Is Our Story to the library so I was binge reading last night. Hopefully I get to finish it Friday morning!! 

Friday 5/12
Challenge:  Book Spine Rainbow
I am not going to have time to get this challenge done today.  Maybe I can post this tomorrow! 

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Books Started:  The Unlikelies - Carrie Firestone
Books Finished: This Is Our Story - Ashley Elston
Pages Read:  TiOS 238/312, TSFoPR - 44/67, TU 1% - 24%(80 pages roughly) ,HtBaB - 17/40
Total Pages Read Today: 200
Total Pages Read for Challenge: 657
Thoughts: I got a lot of reading done yesterday! I am hoping to finish up some books this weekend and continue my reading! 

Saturday 5/13
Challenge:  Seasons of Books
Hmm I will have to think about this challenge now and see what I can come up with.
Books Started: None 
Books Finished: None
Pages Read:  HtBaB - 40/124 , TU 24% - 70%(155 pages roughly)
Total Pages Read Today: 239
Total Pages Read for Challenge: 896
Thoughts: I got a lot of reading done do to the bad weather! 

Sunday 5/14
Challenge: FREE DAY!
Books Started: None
Books Finished: None
Pages Read:  None
Total Pages Read Today:
Total Pages Read for Challenge: 
Thoughts: I ended up spending the whole day with my family down the shore and didn't get any reading done, but it was totally worth it!! 


12 comments:

  1. Wow, an hour a day of reading sounds great! Mostly I just frontload all of my reading during the weekends and don't read anything during the week. :D I really want to change that though. Best of luck with Bout of Books, Kristyn!

    Have a lovely week. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. That is my goal I hope it happens. I do read a lot more on weekends too!! Thank you so much! Have a great weekend!

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  2. I like your goal of reading for a specific amount of time each day - sounds like a great idea! I might just adopt that for the week for myself :)

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    1. Yes it helps me to focus on the challenge with a specific goal! Good luck with your reading!

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  3. Good not-a-font choice. Happy reading!

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