I’m so excited to be participating in Bout of Books 6.0! I’ve never participated in one before, so even though I know it’s going to be a little hard to find lots of time to read, I’m still looking forward to giving it a go and reading in whatever spare time I can find this week. I’ll be updating this post every day with the progress!
UPDATE: Here’s my final tally!!!
Speaking of spare time, I mostly have this in the evenings and on the weekends, so I’ll be doing most of my reading at night and on Saturday-Sunday. But I usually get a little time in the morning before I leave for work, so I’ll be reading a little bit then, too.
- I want to read 4 books during this bout. I know that doesn’t sound like a lot, but trust me: the last time I read more than 1 book a week–before this week that just passed–was months ago. This is a big challenge for me.
- Participate in at least one Twitter chat.
- Comment on at least 10 blogs participating in the challenge
Books I’ll Be Reading
The False Prince: The Ascendance Trilogy #1 by Jennifer A. Nielsen Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally Just One Day by Gayle Forman Prodigy: Legend #2 by Marie Lu (this one’s a reread before I write my review) Graceling by Kristin Cashore (I’m in the process of a readalong, so I might pick this one up for a chapter or two. I’m listing it here, but I’m near the end and only have to read 5 chapters this week, so I won’t be finishing it during the bout) An Echo in the Bone: Outlander #7 by Diana Gabaldon (I’ve been listening to this one for a few weeks now, and I’ll still be listening to it this week)
Number of books I’ve read today: One thing you should know: I’m not going to be finishing books in a day this time around. It’s hard for me to do that during the week. But I’ve read 26 chapters of THE FALSE PRINCE and I listened to 5 chapters of AN ECHO IN THE BONE (they are loooong!)
Total number of books I’ve read: Well, none totally yet. 🙂
Books: THE FALSE PRINCE by Jennifer Nielsen and AN ECHO IN THE BONE by Diana Gabaldon
Number of books I’ve read today: Still plugging away at the same two books. I read 12 chapters of THE FALSE PRINCE and listened to another 4 chapters of AN ECHO IN THE BONE. PLUS!! I got JUST ONE DAY in the mail yesterday. I WILL BE READING IT NEXT HOLLA!
Total number of books I’ve read: I can’t wait until the answer to this question ISN’T “none”
Books: Same ones as yesterday
Number of books I’ve read today: HUZZAH! I have finished one!! THE FALSE PRINCE = complete. Woot! I read the last 10 chapters of this one today, and I listened to another 4 chapters of AN ECHO IN THE BONE. Now I’m starting JUST ONE DAY. *diesdiesdies*
Total number of books I’ve read: 1!!!
Books: THE FALSE PRINCE, AN ECHO IN THE BONE, and JUST ONE DAY
Number of books I’ve read today: OMG I started JUST ONE DAY and I am IN LOVE. Still listening to AN ECHO IN THE BONE. Guys? About the Outlander books: Young Ian Murray is one of my favorite characters in this series.
Total number of books I’ve read: One and a half. And I’m closer to the end of AN ECHO IN THE BONE than I realized. I listen to about an hour every day, and I have about two hours left.
Books: JUST ONE DAY, AN ECHO IN THE BONE
Number of books I’ve read today: I am SOCLOSE to the end of JUST ONE DAY, but am exhausted. I have about 15 chapters to go. And, as usual, listening to AEitB.
Total number of books I’ve read: Still only finished 1, but I’m very close to finishing another.
Books: JUST ONE DAY, AN ECHO IN THE BONE
Number of books I’ve read today: I FINISHED JUST ONE DAY. It was amazing/wonderful/emotional/lovely. Started STEALING PARKER, and am about 60 pages in and still reading. No audio today.
Total number of books I’ve read: 2! Huzzah!
Books: JUST ONE DAY, STEALING PARKER
Number of books I’ve read today: I finished STEALING PARKER and started rereading PRODIGY (75 pages in). Guys, I finished strong, I think.
Total number of books I’ve read: 3. Woot!
Books: I read all or part of the following books during this bout: THE FALSE PRINCE, JUST ONE DAY, STEALING PARKER, PRODIGY, and AN ECHO IN THE BONE. Not too shabby for me, friends. 🙂
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, January 7th and runs through Sunday, January 13th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 6.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books 6.0 team