Monday, August 17, 2015

Bout of Books 14: Master Post

Bout of Books
Ready, Set, GO!  It's Bout of Books time!  For this entire week, August 17 - August 23, I'm joining readers from around the world who pledge to read as much as possible for the Bout of Books Read-a-thon.  (I will also be hosting a challenge with a prize toward the end of the week too... so keep a look out for that).

My goal for this week is to read 1,000 pages.

This is my master post - the one post I will update every day throughout the week.


Day 1: Monday

Pages read today:
 148
Pages read this week: 148
Books completed:  none, yet.
Notes:  I read about half of Play On by Michelle Smith, which has been fun...  but I will admit to already lowering my goal to 1,000 pages.  I was thinking last night while reading that 1,000 is still a challenge but there's a better chance I could reach it.  1,200 is a harder challenge and considering the week I have ahead of me:  not very reachable.


Day 2: Tuesday

Pages read today:
 125
Pages read this week:  273
Books completed:  Play On
Notes:  Play On was definitely a cute read - and I'm kind of glad I read this while in a "listen to a ton of Jason Aldean" phase...  I kind of picture Austin (the MC) like Jason Aldean (or sounding like him at least).  After I finished that book, I started another which was a quick DNF for me.  I borrowed it from the library on a whim, and it just isn't for me.  And truly, I read so little of it, that I'm not even going to share the title because that isn't fair to the book.


Day 3: Wednesday

Pages read today:
 271
Pages read this week: 544
Books completed:  Play On, Death Note #2: Confluence
Notes:  It had been awhile since I read the first Death Note manga volume, but I instantly fell back into the story.  Personally, I think it is awesome.  Once I read that, I started in on Half Wild by Sally Green.


Day 4: Thursday

Pages read today
:  158
Pages read this week:   702
Books completed:  Play On, Death Note #2: Confluence
Notes:  I'm actually on track to reach my goal!  Yay!  I'm about half way through Half Wild right now...


Day 5: Friday

Pages read today:
 209
Pages read this week:  911
Books completed:  Play On, Death Not #2: Confluence, Half Wild
Notes:  I finished Half Wild and I'm still thinking about how I feel about it.  In the meantime, I got some awesome book mail from my friend - including the ARC for Illuminae which I've been hearing all sorts of good things about....  so I started that a little bit too.


Day 6: Saturday

Pages read today
:  84
Pages read this week:  995
Books completed:  Play On, Death Not #2: Confluence, Half Wild
Notes:  Didn't get much reading done (how in the world did I manage to stop reading 5 pages away from my goal!?!??)  but I went on a major cleaning spree in my house.  I managed to toss 3 huge garbage bags of junk out of my room alone, gather 3 bags of clothes and 2 bags of books for donation....  and I've only made a dent towards my vision of a fully cleaned out house. (And I haven't even read The Magic of Tidying Up or whatever its called yet - even though I did buy it last week.)  I also mowed the lawn and went out to eat with the family and watched a Demetri Martin special on Netflix.  So, yeah, a big busy day.  I've got some things planned for Sunday too...  but I will reach my Bout of Books goal which is awesome!!  Illuminae is fantastic, by the way.  Also, I'm hosting the Bout of Books Challenge on Sunday - so look for that too!!


Day 7: Sunday

Pages read today:  
141
Pages read this week:  1,136
Books completed:  Play On, Death Not #2: Confluence, Half Wild
Notes:  I am so into Illuminae, its not funny.  I love the way this story is being told!  I'd hoped to read more of it, but Sunday got a little away from me.  Plus, I was doing my best to keep on top of the Challenge I posed BoB'ers yesterday.  It seems like most people liked it, and it was a challenge to only name 3 books!  So I'm glad it went over well.  I started building the Master List of all the recommendations and woah.  It is going to be a very long list!  I love it!!

Overall Wrap-Up:  I think this was a very successful Bout of Books for me.  I reached my (amended) goal, read some great books, and hosted my first Challenge!  I'm looking forward to the next one in January!







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