Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Bout of Book Read-A-Thon August 2016

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 22nd and runs through Sunday, August 28th 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 17 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

 Bout of Books 17
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 in the next week!

Books to Read

  • The Hating Game - Sally Thorne
  • A Cunning Plan - Astrid Arditi  
  • Angel6: HOPE - J. W. Bowers


Monday 8/22/16
Books Started: The Hating Game - Sally Thorne & A Cunning Plan - Astrid Arditi 
Books Finished:  None
Pages Read:  THG 1/52 ACP 1/18
Thoughts:   I am excited to start a Bout of Books Challenge again! I really want to get through a few books this week! 
Total Pages Read Today:  70
Total Pages Read for Challenge:  70
Challenge: Bout of Books Book to Movie Challenge! hosted by Writing My Own Fairy Tale:
It’s super easy. All I need you to do is share with us your favorite book-to-movie adaptation and your least favorite book-to-movie adaptation. You can give reasons for your answers or just names, it’s really up to you how much you share. Here’s an example:

My favorite book to movie adaptation =

My absolute least favorite/most hated adaptation ever =

Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)
Tuesday 8/23/16

Books Started: None
Books Finished:  None
Pages Read:  THG 52/66 ACP 18/36
Thoughts:  I need to work on dedicating a little more time to reading Wednesday once I get home from work!
Total Pages Read Today: 32
Total Pages Read for Challenge: 102

Wednesday 8/24/16
Books Started: Angel6: HOPE - J. W. Bowers
Books Finished:  None
Pages Read: A6H 1/196 & THG 66/93
Thoughts:  I really stepped up my reading today and hope to continue into tomorrow!
Total Pages Read Today: 223
Total Pages Read for Challenge: 325
Challenge:  Show Off Your Shelves Photo Challenge -- HERE at the Bout of Books blog!

Share a picture of your books/shelves/nightstand/e-library/wherever you keep your books on Twitter, Instagram, or on this post. Use the hashtags #boutofbooks and #shelfie4boutofbooks

Thursday 8/25/16 
Books Started: None
Books Finished:  Angel6: HOPE - J. W. Bowers
Pages Read: A6H 196/294 & THG 93/116
Thoughts:  I am really moving along with my reading and hope to get a lot more done this weekend!
Total Pages Read Today: 121
Total Pages Read for Challenge: 446
The Book Junkie Hosts:
We've all stood in line at the grocery store and giggled at some of the outrageous headlines we see. So, for today's challenge, I thought it would be fun to take some of our book plots and make them into fun tabloid headlines.  For example, a tabloid headline for the book Twilight might be...


Now it's your turn!
  • Think about the book you are reading or one that you finished during Bout of Books 17
  • Create a "tabloid" type headline.  Make it fun, feel free to use sarcasm liberally.  :)
  • Post your headline in the comment section below 


  • Tweet your headline using two hashtags: #boutofbooks and #tabloidtitles
Women Turns Into Sun =  Arctic Dawn by Karissa Laurel 
Friday 8/26/16
Books Started: None
Books Finished: None
Pages Read: THG 116/153
Total Pages Read Today: 37
Total Pages Read for Challenge:  483
Thoughts: I didn't get much reading done when I got home from work.  I am hoping to sit down Saturday and really read
Challenge:  Today's challenge is hosted by: Janey Canuck

You know how sometimes, you're reading a book and it just reminds you of a particular song so much that you have to stop, put your book down and choreograph an interpretive dance reflecting your book's plot to that song?  No?  Yeah, me neither...
Seriously, though - sometimes, you can't help but connect a book and a song in some way.  After listening to Goo Goo Dolls on the bus in high school while doing my reading for English class, I can never hear Black Balloon without thinking of Orwell's 1984 (it's a good thingYouTube didn't exist when I was in high school - that video is TERRIFYING.  And very late 90s) .  And even though Anne's Theme was composed for the mini-series, whenever I see my set of Anne of Green Gables books, the song floats into my head (p.s. who else is SUPER excited to see what happens in the CBC/Netflix adaptation?!)
So, you tell me what connections you have between a book and some music.  Anything goes, really.  Some suggestions to get you thinking:
  • Rename your book with a song
  • Give a lyric that sums up the plot of your book
  • A song or album that is forever associated with a particular books in your mind
Post your song connection anywhere you are talking about Bout of Books and post the link here.  Please remember that I have to be able to see your post so make sure your account isn't private.

My song connection is:   "When We Were Young" - Adele for the book We Were Liars -- E. Lockhart

Let me photograph you in this light
In case it is the last time
That we might be exactly like we were
Before we realized
We were sad of getting old
It made us restless
It was just like a movie
It was just like a song

Saturday 8/27/16
Books Started: None
Books Finished: The Hating Game - Sally Thorne
Pages Read: THG 154/363
Total Pages Read Today: 209
Total Pages Read for Challenge:  692
Thoughts: I couldn't put The Hating Game down! It was amazing! 

Sunday 8/28/16
Books Started: None
Books Finished: None
Pages Read: ACP 36/108
Total Pages Read Today: 72
Total Pages Read for Challenge:764
Thoughts:  I really enjoyed this Bout of Books Challenge.  My goal for the next one is to break 1000 pages in a week.  I did get 2 books read which was helpful and I am a good way into my third book! 


  1. Oh good luck! I've never joined Bout of Books but I hope to do it one day :)

  2. I'm excited about Bout of Books. Best of luck to us both on meeting our reading goals. Let me know if I can help you with anything along the way.
    Happy page turning! Oh, and if you come across a 2016 book by a first-time author, please let me know! - J

  3. Love the name of your blog! I just found this challenge via Twitter too late to participate but not too late to cheer you on. Way to go!

    1. Thank you! It is a great challenge it really make me ready! I hope you can participate next time!

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