Friday, August 10, 2012

Bout of Books 5.0 Goal Post UPDATES INCLUDED

Hello Everyone. I decided, since I'm not taking classes for the summer to go ahead and participate in a read-a-thon. This particular one couldn't have come at a better time because I'm off work for the week so I have ample time to read and just relax!!!! I'm so excited to start the Bout of Books 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, August 13th and runs through Sunday, August 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 5.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. -From the Bout of Books 5.0 team


For this event, I have quite a few things planned:

First, I hate setting time limits for things, so I think it would be best if I say I'll read as much or as little as I want every day. That may be anything from 5 hours to 15 minutes, but I do want to commit to read every day.

The titles I want to focus on are:

Audiobooks:
Unwind by Neal Shusterman
Immortal Beloved by Cate Tiernen

Books:
The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton
The Dex-Files by Karina Halle (eBook)
Crossed by Ally Condie
All You Desire by Kirsten Miller
The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
Blood Red Road by Moira Young
Dust and Decay by Jonathan Maberry
Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Bared to You by Sylvia Day
Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews (Thanks for the recommendation Lan (The Write Obsession))

Obviously I may not get completely through all of these, but I want to get as much done as possible.

I'm hoping I get through all of them. It'll definitely help me to bring my TBR pile down a bit. It's been getting a bit excessive.

If all goes well, I hope to give at least 2 updates during the weeks to let you all know how I'm doing. Unfortunately, I'm horrible at actually doing what I've planned to do so lets just hope it works this time.

**********Daily Updates Posted Below**********
8/13
Number of books I read today: 2
Number of Pages I read today: 285
Books: The Faerie Ring and Magic Bites

8/14
Number of books I read today: 1
Number of Pages I read today: 20
Books: Magic Bites

8/15
Number of books I read today: 2
Number of Pages I read today: 257
Books: Magic Bites
Girl of Fire and Thorns

8/16
Number of books I read today: 1
Number of Pages I read today: 309
Books: Girl of Fire and Thorns

8/17
Number of books I read today: 2
Number of Pages I read today: 121
Books: Girl of Fire and Thorns
Blood Red Road

8/18
Number of books I read today: 1 audiobook 1 book
Number of Pages I read today: 1hr 30 minutes listening time; 10 pages read
Books: Unwind
Blood Red Road

8/19
Number of books I read today: 1 audiobook
Number of Pages I read today: 3 hours listening time
Books: Unwind

Talk to you soon!!!

14 comments:

Hollie said...

I've got Blood Red Road sat on my tbr pile, so I'm looking forward to seeing what you think about it!

Good luck and happy reading!

Rebecca @ Garrulous and Bookish said...

I also want to read Blood Red Road (but I probably won't get to it this week). I heard Unwind is very good. I hope you enjoy the books. Have a great Week!

Kat C said...

I like the idea of committing to reading at least some part of the day. That's what I try and do now.

Unwind is such a good book, and while i haven't heard the audiobook, I've listened to other books by the narrator and he is great.

I thought Beautiful Chaos was a decent book, but it is pretty thick. However once you get into the flow the pages just speed away. Good luck !

Marie Ifmarybooks said...

Hey i'm doing this read a thon too :). And i'm a new follower !
That's a great list of books ! Beautiful Chaos is amazing but there is a huge cliffanger at the end :/. I can't wait to read Beautiful Redemption !
Oh and I LOVED Immortal Beloved <3 the second book is even better and I can't wait to read Eternally Yours now !
Have fun and good luck !

Jess said...

Great list. I have Beautiful Chaos, Unwind (audiobook) and Blood Red Road on my TBR Pile. Good Luck !

Rochelle said...

You picked a lot of great books. I read The Faerie Ring last year and I loved it. Good luck with your goals and enjoy

Lan said...

Oooh I really really want to know what you think of Magic Bites. It's not the best to start off with but once you get to book 3 in the series, if you're not in love with Kate and Curran I will be very surprised! Lani Wendt Young and I are nuts for this series so that's a recommendation for you! Good luck with the reading challenge. I'm so behind on my reading. I enjoyed Blood Red Road until about halfway through. And I only didn't finish it because the library wanted it back.

kelseysclutteredbookshelf said...

You have some awesome books there! Girl of Fire and Thorns was awesome. Good luck and do your best :)

Sherre said...

Thanks everyone!!!

Lan: Yea I'm about 30 pages in and not really that into it. Hoping it gets better. It takes a lot for me to put a book down though so we'll see how it goes.

Lani Wendt Young said...


sherre - the Kate Daniels series is a friendship DEAL BREAKER! If you dont love it (and by that I mean get knocked out by Curran the lion...) then we can never be friends again. Ever. *Places hand dramatically across general direction of her heart*

Lani Wendt Young said...


sherre - the Kate Daniels series is a friendship DEAL BREAKER! If you dont love it (and by that I mean get knocked out by Curran the lion...) then we can never be friends again. Ever. *Places hand dramatically across general direction of her heart*

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