Monday, May 13, 2013

Bout of Books 7.0 Goals and Updates

Bout of Books

Well Bout of Books 7.0 is officially here and like I said yesterday, I'm so excited to get started on my first readathon! Be sure to check out the Bout of Books Website for any and all information relating to Bout of Books 7.0.

GOALS
My goals aren't huge for this as it's the first time I've done anything like this and I'm not sure how it's going to fit in with my day to day life yet, but I'm hoping to get quite a bit of reading done. I'm going to focus on some Kobo books I have sitting on my ereader that haven't been getting any love recently. 

I would really love to read at least four books this week. 

My other goal is to get involved in the twitter chats and comment a lot. 

BOOKS I PLAN ON READING
  • The Rose Throne by Mette Ivie Harrison (this is kind of cheating since I've read quite a bit already, but I'd love to finish this one)
  • The Waiting Tree by Lindsay Moynihan
  • Questions of Travel by Michelle de Kretser
  • Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
  • Smooth Talking Stranger by Lisa Kleypas
  • The First Rule of Swimming by Courtney Angela Brkic
  • Amity & Sorrow: A Novel by Peggy Riley
  • Dare You To by Katie McGarry 


UPDATES

Monday May 13
Books I've Read Today: The Rose Throne
Books Finished Today: ___
Pages Read Today: 150
Pages Read Total: 150
Number of Books Read Total: ___
Thoughts on Today: I didn't read as much as I hoped, but work kind of took it out of me. Luckily me "weekend" is tomorrow so I'll have lots of time for reading then. I did enjoy the little I got to read of The Rose Throne though.

Tuesday May 14
Books I've Read Today: The Rose Throne, Amity & Sorrow
Books Finished Today: The Rose Throne
Pages Read Today: 200
Pages Read Total: 350
Number of Books Read Total: 1
Thoughts on Today: I'm glad I finished The Rose Throne and got a review out for that one. I also managed to visit and comment on a few blogs. I still need to get more involved on Twitter. 

Wednesday May 15
Books I've Read Today: Amity & Sorrow
Books Finished Today: Amity & Sorrow
Pages Read Today: Around 200
Pages Read Total: 550
Number of Books Read Total: 2
Thoughts on Today: I'm glad I finished a second book although I missed the twitter chat. At least there's one more left! 

Thursday May 16
Books I've Read Today: Dare You To, The First Rule of Swimming
Books Finished Today: ___
Pages Read Today: I Lost Count
Pages Read Total: Over 550
Number of Books Read Total: 2
Thoughts on Today: A decent day although I couldn't really get into any of the books I picked up so I lost focus.

Friday May 17
Books I've Read Today: ...none gulp
Books Finished Today: ___
Pages Read Today: ____
Pages Read Total: ___
Number of Books Read Total: ___
Thoughts on Today: I tried to get more involved on twitter today, but I hit a bit of a reading wall after working super early this morning so I'll be back at it tomorrow.

Saturday May 18
Books I've Read Today: ____
Books Finished Today: ___
Pages Read Today: ____
Pages Read Total: ___
Number of Books Read Total: ___
Thoughts on Today: ___

Sunday May 19
Books I've Read Today: ____
Books Finished Today: ___
Pages Read Today: ____
Pages Read Total: ___
Number of Books Read Total: ___
Thoughts on Today: ___

16 comments:

  1. Lola and the Boy Next Door is amazing! :)
    Happy reading this week, I hope you have fun!

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    1. Thank you! I loved Anna and the French Kiss so I'm really looking forward to Lola and the Boy Next Door!

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  2. It's my first time as well... and we're not alone, participation kind of exploded from what I've heard. Good luck meeting your goals!

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    1. Thank you! I heard that participation like doubled, which is fantastic!

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  3. This is my first time too! You have some great books on your list for the week! Dare You To and Lola and the Boy Next Door are on my TBR lists!

    Good luck with the read-a-thon!

    -Amber @Nala's Book Corner

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    1. Thank you! I'm really looking forward to both of those books. I've loved the authors' other books!

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  4. Ooo, Lola and the Boy Next Door! I hope you like it. Can't wait for Isla and the Happily Ever After.

    I want to read Pushing the Limits. I looove bad boys. Haha.

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    1. I really enjoyed Pushing the Limits. McGarry's take on the the whole bad boy trope was interesting, none of her characters felt like cut outs. I hope you like it when you get to it!

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  5. Ooh, I haven't heard of The Rose Thorn but I hope you're enjoying it! :D
    Good luck with your goals!

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    1. I'm a big fan after reading only one!

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  7. I'm cheering you on! Also, I'm curious how you are liking Amity & Sorrow? I have it too, but I haven't started it yet. Happy reading!

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    1. Thanks! I was actually surprised by how much I liked it. Religious cults and fanaticism aren't something I'm an expert on by any means, but I thought it was a really interesting look into it. Also, the story was just very touching, hearing about this one women, her daughters, and her broken expectations.

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  8. Wow! You're doing really good. I need to read Dare You To as well! Maybe I'll have time next month. Good luck with your reading, I just followed you!
    My Progress
    Hope you can follow me too,
    Laura

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    1. Thanks! I'm not sure if I'll get to Dare You To or not, but I definitely want to read it soon.

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  9. I loved Amity and Sorrow (and it's short so that makes it an excellent readathon book). Hoped you enjoyed it too.

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