Sunday, 11 May 2014

Bout of Books 10.0 | Daily Updates


Hi Guys,
Another round of bout of books has started, and I'm really excited to be taking part. Especially since this time round, I'm one of the experts of bout of books.
This post will be where I update my daily progress, about how many pages I've read, how many books I've completed on that day, and what I've been reading.
Feel free to post a comment to your own post/video, as I'd love to see what you've been reading. And don't forget to use the #boutofbooks, if you're on twitter.
If you want to check out my TBR and Goals for the read-a-thon, you can see those here.

Monday
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Pages Read: 769
Books Completed: 2

What I Read

Only With You by Cecilia Gray | 96 Pages | Completed
Glimpse by Carol Lynch Williams | 484 Pages | Completed
The Ghost Road by Pat Barker | 125 Pages
The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston | 31 Pages
The Break-Up Artist by Philip Siegel | 33 Pages

Challenges

Entered the 'If you like X try Y' challenge hosted by The Book Barbies
Books Completed: 2 of 5
Reviews written for completed books: 2 of 2
Netgalley book completed: Only With You by Cecilia Gray
Took part in the bout of books twitter chat

Thoughts

First day of the read-a-thon was amazing for me. I'm so happy that I got so much reading done, and I'm also really pleased that I've been able to chat to some other read-a-thon participants.

Total Pages: 769
Total Books: 2

Tuesday
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Pages Read: 320
Books Completed: 0

What I Read

The Ghost Road by Pat Barker | 88 Pages
The Rule for Disappearing by Ashley Elston | 80 Pages
The Break-Up Artist by Philip Siegel | 43 Pages
Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler | 109 Pages

Challenges

Took part in the 'Books You're Looking Forward To' challenge hosted by River City Reading

Thoughts

Though I didn't manage to finish a book today (probably because I was flitting between 4, and had a lot of time spent not reading). I am really pleased with my progress, and I'm still having a lot of fun with it. Tomorrow I'm busy with my sister's wedding rehearsal, so I'm not sure how much I'll get done, but hopefully I'll manage to finish at least one of the books I have on the go.

Total Pages: 1,089
Total Books: 2

Wednesday
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Pages Read: 110
Books Completed: 0

What I Read

The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston | 74 Pages
The Break-Up Artist by Philip Siegel | 36 Pages

Challenges

Took part in the 'Book Pairings' challenge hosted by My Overstuffed Shelves

Thoughts

I didn't get a lot of reading done today, but I knew I wouldn't because of my sister's wedding rehearsal. I am actually pretty pleased with what I did get done. I was aiming for 100, and that's what I got, so I'm pleased. I should have more time to read for the rest of the read-a-thon.

Total Pages: 1,199
Total Books: 2

Thursday
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Pages Read: 361
Books Completed: 2

What I Read

The Ghost Road by Pat Barker | 63 Pages | Completed
The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston | 127 Pages | Completed
The Break-Up Artist by Philip Siegel | 171 Pages

Challenges

Took part in the 'Spell it Out' challenge hosted by Kimberlyfaye Reads
Review all completed books: 4/4 (I'm counting the two I finished today as reviewed, because I'm literally about to post them).
Read 1,200 Pages

Thoughts

I wasn't feeling well today, so I'm actually really pleased with the amount of reading I got done, because I spent a lot of time asleep. Tomorrow I should have another pretty good day for reading, provided I'm not feeling even more unwell. So I'm hoping to finish at least one more book tomorrow.

Total Pages: 1,560
Total Books: 4

Friday
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Pages Read: 380
Books Completed: 2

What I Read

The Break-Up Artist by Philip Siegel | 54 Pages | Completed
Perfect You by Elizabeth Scott | 282 Pages | Completed
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee | 22 Pages
The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler | 22 Pages

Challenges

Took Part in the 'Rainbow Book' challenge hosted by Neon Yeti Reads
Read 5 books
Review all completed books 6/6

Thoughts

Another good day for me. I'm having so much fun taking part in this read-a-thon. I'm really enjoying the challenges, and also seeing how everyone else is doing. I'm also loving how many good books I've been reading. A lot of high rated ones so far.

Total Pages: 1,940
Total Books: 6

Saturday
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Pages Read: 367
Books Completed: 2

What I Read

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty by James Thurber | 32 Pages | Completed
The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler | 335 Pages | Completed

Challenges

Took part in the 'Show and Author Some Love' challenge hosted by Doing Dewey
Took part in the twitter chat
Listened to an audiobook
Review all books completed 8/8

Thoughts

I'm so happy with how today went. I had a slow start, reading only around 30 pages this morning, and then fell asleep for a couple of hours, but after I woke up, I did the twitter chat and that remotivated me, and I got a bunch more reading done.
I'm excited for the final day tomorrow, but I'm also wishing it wasn't ending so soon. This week has gone really fast.

Total Pages: 2,307
Total Books: 8

Sunday
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Pages Read: 40
Books Completed: 0

What I Read

Waiting for You by Susane Colasanti | 36 Pages
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee | 4 Pages

Challenges

None

Thoughts

Unfortunately by last day of bout of books didn't turn out well. I've been feeling really unwell so barely read anything. Just 40 pages, and I had hoped for at least 100. Still, I had great fun through the entire week, and i got more done than I ever expected to, so I'm thrilled with that. It's really given a boost to my monthy reading, and my goodreads challenege for the year.
A huge thank you to the hosts of bout of books, this was another great event, and I look forward to the next one.

Total Pages: 2,347
Total Books: 8

13 comments:

  1. Wow, terrific start! I had some unexpected family stuff come up yesterday, and I ended up not even opening a book sigh.... Not a great start to the readathon, but today should be better!

    Finley Jayne
    http://finleyjayne.com/

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    1. That's a shame. I hope everything is ok.
      I'm sure day 2 will go better.

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  2. Wow, you had a fantastic first day! 769 pages in one day? That just amazing! And congrats on finishing 2 books!
    I hope the rest of the read-a-thon is just as amazing for you! Good luck :D

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    1. Thanks. I had so much fun yesterday. Today hasn't been as good, but I hope to read more before midnight.

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  3. How is this not getting a lot done? haha! You're doing AMAZING :)

    Thanks for stopping by!

    ~Mily
    The YA's Nightstand

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    1. Thanks :) I appreciate it. I was just disappointed that I didn't read more today, but I fully intend to make up for it tomorrow.

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  4. Sounds like you're doing great! It's definitely hard to fit in a ton of reading when wedding week events are going on.

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    1. Thanks.
      I'm pretty sure that yesterday will be my worst reading day. I should have more spare time for the rest of the week.

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  5. Okay you must be some kind of speed reading superhero! The amount your reading is AMAZING! And I was happy with 200 and something :P
    Happy reading and feel free to pop over and see how I'm doing!

    ~Mily
    The YA's Nightstand

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    1. Thanks :-) I feel like it helped a lot reading Glimpse, which is written in verse.

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  6. Oh I am sorry you are feeling unwell, I also felt sick and it took a toll on my reading. But even so, you did great!

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    1. Thanks.
      I hope you're feeling better.

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  7. Congrats on completing 8 books, that's fantastic. :) Here are my Bob RaT Stats

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