Bout of Books Sign-up & Updates

Bout of Books

Bout of Books part 3 is here! I always get very excited about these read-a-thons because they are so fun. No pressure, just read as you normally would. Great for busy folk and slow readers, but more than anything, they are great for meeting other bloggers. This time around I will be hosting a day, tomorrow (Monday) in fact! So do stop by for my challenge. Anyway, the rules and such (copied and pasted from the main Bout of Books blog, you may notice, so yes, it refers to the Bout of Books site and the lovely Amanda):

  • Bout of Books will run from 12:01am 1/9 through 11:59 pm 1/15 (your time zone)
  • However,all posts on this blog and the challenges at the co-hosts’ blogs will publish at midnight CST (or UTC-6).
  • Read as much as you can whenever you can. The only person you are competing against here is yourself. There is no pressure.  Commit to the entire week or a few hours – whatever works best for your schedule.
  • Bout of Books should be about networking with fellow bloggers in addition to reading. You were going to read that week anyway, right? Bout of Books gives you the opportunity to share your reading experience with other readers.
  • Use #boutofbooks on Twitter to update people on your progress and what you are reading. Feel free to follow me (@BookBender) and your co-hosts (links in the side bar) for Bout of Books information, but please do NOT @ me (or the co-hosts) with all your updates. Using #boutofbooks should suffice. I will try to repopulate the Bout of Books Twitter list.  For ideas for using Twitter to your advantage during the read-a-thon, visit our Twitter Tips page.
  • All challenges and giveaways are separate, meaning you can participate in any challenge even if you are not interested in the prize that day.  All giveaway information can be found on the Giveaway page.
  • Help spread the word!  Grab the button in the side bar and post it on your blog.  Tweet.  The more people we have participating, the more fun it will be.

And as I did last time, I’m stealing the format everybody else uses because it’s fantastic, just with a little Hannah twist because.. yeah I’m a slow reader. And British.

My Goals

To keep up with my reading, so read a couple of books, and have some fun. Talk to other bloggers! Hop around! The like.

Books To Read

Finish Touch of Power. Then read Never Mind the Botox: Rachel, and perhaps start on The Hunger Games finally. If not, then it’ll be another of my review books. I have a fair few of those.

Updates

I have also borrowed ‘in six words’ from Amanda. I like it.

9/1
Number of pages I’ve read today: 91
Total number of pages I’ve read: 91
Books started/continued with/finished today: Touch of Power continued.
Today #insixwords: Didn’t read as much as planned.

10/1
Number of pages I’ve read today: 142
Total number of pages I’ve read: 233
Books started/continued with/finished today: Touch of Power finished. Never Mind The Botox: Rachel started.
Today #insixwords: Finished book for blog tour tomorrow.

11/1
Number of pages I’ve read today: 112
Total number of pages I’ve read: 345
Books started/continued with/finished today: Never Mind The Botox: Rachel continued.
Today #insixwords: Felt like gaming, but did read.

12/1
Number of pages I’ve read today: 135
Total number of pages I’ve read: 480
Books started/continued with/finished today: Never Mind The Botox: Rachel continued.
Today #insixwords: On track to finish this tomorrow.

13/1
Number of pages I’ve read today: 0
Total number of pages I’ve read: 480
Books started/continued with/finished today: N/A
Today #insixwords: Friday the thirteenth hit pretty hard.

14/1
Number of pages I’ve read today: 23 pages and 3% on the Kindle too
Total number of pages I’ve read: 503 (+ 3%)
Books started/continued with/finished today: Finished Never Mind The Botox: Rachel. Started Magic to the Bone and The Darkening Dream.
Today #insixwords: Today totally disappeared into thin air.

15/1
Number of pages I’ve read today: 3 pages and 11% on the Kindle
Total number of pages I’ve read: 506 (+ 14%)
Books started/continued with/finished today: Continued with Magic to the Bone and The Darkening Dream.
Today #insixwords: Apparently I’m in a reading slump.

13 thoughts on “Bout of Books Sign-up & Updates”

  1. Happy reading! I’ve set my goal for Bout of Books to finish 3 books in the time allotted, since I’ve got a bunch of other stuff that I need to do over the next few days too. I finished the first one just before I feel asleep last night, which is good, and I hope the other 2 will go by just as quickly!

    Looking forward to seeing more updates!

  2. Good luck with your goals. I’ve only read the first book in The Hunger Games. I didn’t stop reading because I didn’t like it though. It was good. I just am too cheap to buy the rest of them in hardcover. I have to be super committed to a series to make that leap. LOL!

    1. You can take photos of whatever you like! I’ve done my more immediate TBR but it can be your TBR for Bout of Books, immediate, overall, whatever!

  3. Best of luck! I can’t take part since that week is exam week (eep!) and I need to focus on that if I can. I hope you read a ton, and that everything goes according to plan!

    If you start Hunger Games, I’d feel safe in promising that you will read like the wind. They are amazing! I’m sure the other two books you’ve chosen will be great too, but Hunger Games (as everyone will tell you) will really be something!

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