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Bout of Books 7.0!

Bout of Books

bout of books

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, May 13th and runs through Sunday, May 19th 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 7.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I love the Bout of Books read-a-thon, it’s definitely a favorite of mine and probably the best there is for read-a-thons longer than 24hrs. There are always great prizes, fun challenges and of course, the amazing twitter chats! I wasn’t sure if I was going to participate in this one simply because work has been killing me lately (this week is light and I’m still working ~45hrs). However, I love it too much to pass completely, so I will try and fit as much reading time as my schedule and my energy levels allow. Because I wasn’t very successful during Dewey’s the list of books I want to read is the same with the only change being The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan replacing The Sea of Monsters since I finished that book and can’t wait to move on to the next! As always the challenge updates as well as updated stats will be below so look for that, enjoy the read-a-thon!

Article 5 by Kristen Simmons

Storm by Brigid Kemmerer

Outpost by Ann Aguirre

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett

The Culling by Steven Dos Santos

The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan

The Iron Thorn by Caitlin Kittredge

The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson

Devilish by Maureen Johnson

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Stats

Currently Reading: Wicked Intentions by Charity Langley

Books Finished: 

Pages Read: 104

Amount of Time Spent Reading: 1hr 10 minutes

Snacks Eaten: Domino’s Fiery Hawaiian Pizza, Coke (1 can)


Bout of Books Readathon!

Bout of Books Readathon!

This will be my first read-a-thon of 2013 and I’m psyched to participate! I have 3/7 days off of work (Mon, Wed & Sat) so I will be trying to get even more reading in then I usually do which will also help me get a bit ahead on my 365 Books in 365 Days challenge (so needed). Make sure to sign up if you’d like here! The following is the official Bout of Books blurb which is a great summary of the read-a-thon:

“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”

I already am reading a book a day (to keep up with my challenges of course!) but I will somehow try and read even more than that during this read-a-thon. My specific goals are to get going on my Seriously Series Reading & Key Word Reading Challenges since I haven’t read anything for those and some of the books (especially for the series) are quite long so I need to get a move on. I don’t have a specific amount of books I’ll try to read but I’ll shoot for 10-12 including a couple short prequels. Here is a list of possibilites:

1. The Snow Garden by Christopher Rice

2. Ten by Gretchen McNeil

3. Inheritance by Christopher Paolini

4. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

5. Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor

6. Divergent by Veronica Roth

7. Black Water (Pendragon Series) by D. J. MacHale

8. Paper Towns by John Green

9. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan

10. Every Day by David Levithan

11. Looking For Alaska by John Green

12. Become by Ali Cross

13. Angelfall by Susan Ee

14. Beautiful Creatures by Margaret Stohl & Kami Garcia

15. The Restorer by Amanda Stevens

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I will update this as I go but my usual daily posts will continue so you will find reviews of whatever I do end up reading. ^.^

Books I’m Reading: Passenger to Frankfurt by Agatha Christie

Pages Read: 1,809

Books Completed: Every Day by David Levithan, The First Dragoneer; Black Water by D. J. MacHale; Attic Clowns: Volume 3 by Jeremy C. Shipp; Paper Towns by John Green; Become by Ali Cross & Looking for Alaska by John Green

Snacks Eaten: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (2), Kit Kat Bars (3), Pizza (5 slices), Coke (2 can), NOS Energy Drink (2 cans)


Last Reads of 2012 Readathon!

Last Reads of 2012 Readathon

I love readathons! I may be developing a minor obsession with them lately but they really are super fun and they help me get to all of the lovely books stacked around my room (and there are so many o.o). So, I’ll just keep doing them! Besides, this one is being co-hosted by one of my favorite bookish/bloggy friends Eileen of Singing and Reading in the Rain so I HAD to join! ^.^

There aren’t any restrictions for this readathon, you can read anything you’d like, it is simply just for fun and to help with getting the last few books of any challenges you are in read or to catch up on review books if that’s what you are behind on. Personally I’m in the “fun” category, especially considering my lofty challenge to myself coming up next year! Don’t know what I’m talking about? Check out the post here, I’d appreciate it. 🙂

Sound like fun to you? Of course it does! To sign up you click the picture above or this link and join the awesomeness, oh and use the hashtag #LR2012 to participate on Twitter! I almost forgot to mention that there are fun challenges (optional of course) that you can participate in every day and win cool prizes, so make sure to join those too! As for me, I don’t have any specific goals (I know, lame) but I do only work two days this week (Wed. & Fri.) so I have plenty of time to get plenty of awesome bookish goodness in! I will, however, include some of the books I might be working on during the readathon because, well why not?!

The List (in no particular order)

1. Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake (completed!)

2. After by Multiple Authors

3. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

4. Ten by Gretchen McNeil

5. Divergent by Veronica Roth

6. The Restorer by Amanda Stevens

7. Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride (completed and AMAZING!)

8. Necromancing the Stone by Lish McBride

9. What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell

10. Confessions of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson

My Usual Updates

Books I’m Reading: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa, Necromancing the Stone by Lish McBride

Pages Read: 732

Books Completed: Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake, Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride

Time Spent Reading: 9.75 hrs

Snacks Eaten: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (5), Kit Kat Bars (2), Dr. Pepper (3 cans), Monster Energy Drink (2), Mountain Dew (2 cans)

Challenges Participated In: None