bout of books 15 wrap-up

Here are my results from the Bout of Books 15 readathon. I wasn’t as active in participating this time around, but I still had fun and did feel good about getting my long-waiting review posts published.

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Day 1: Monday, January 4
Nothing! I saw Star Wars (finally) and worked on a drawing.

Day 2: Tuesday, January 5
Published blog post: what if

Day 3: Wednesday, January 6
Published blog post: one more thing

Day 4: Thursday, January 7
Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: read 39 pages (pgs. 137–176)

Day 5: Friday, January 8
Published blog post: the heart goes last
Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: read 67 pages (pgs. 177–244) Finished!

Day 6: Saturday, January 9
A Little Life: read 65 pages (pgs. 1–65)

Day 7: Sunday, January 10
A Little Life: read 12 pages (pgs. 1–77)

TOTALS
183 pages read
1 book finished
3 blog posts published
0 challenges completed
0 Twitter chats

bout of books 15

It’s once again time for Bout of Books!

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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 4 and runs through Sunday, January 10 in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 14 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books  blog.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++—The Bout of Books team

I think I’m looking forward to this one more than any before. I don’t exactly want to say I’m in a slump, because I do want to read and the stuff I have in my queue or have dipped into already a little are great—I’m just having trouble finding and making time to read. I have a lot of books on my shelf I want to get through in 2016! Bout of Books is usually a great method to start the new year off in a good reading groove.

I have been really enjoying Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl but had to return it to the library yesterday. I ended up ordering it so I could finish; it’ll arrive after Christmas which is fine by me (not like I get any reading done when visiting family anyway—that’s a good thing!). Same thing happened to me with The Heart Goes Last a couple weeks ago. These will be my first reads of the new year! I’d love to at least finish these two over Bout of Books 15 and catch up on some blog posts I’ve had planned for a while.

Are you joining in on Bout of Books? What book are you planning to read first in 2016?

bout of books 14 wrap-up

Here are my results from the Bout of Books 14 readathon:

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Day 1: Monday, August 17
An Untamed State by Roxane Gay: read 22 pages (pgs. 56–78)

Day 2: Tuesday, August 18
Set up trip audiobook review blog post draft
An Untamed State: read 41 pages (pgs. 78–119)
Book Scavenger Hunt (Challenge 2):

Day 3: Wednesday, August 19
Published blog post: my KCM top ten
An Untamed State: read 28 pages (pgs. 119–147)

Day 4: Thursday, August 20
Published blog post: madison audiobooks

Day 5: Friday, August 21
An Untamed State: read 46 pages (pgs. 147–193)

Day 6: Saturday, August 22
An Untamed State: read 137 pages (pgs. 193–330)
Participated in half of the Twitter chat
Book Road Trip (Challenge 6):

Day 7: Sunday, August 23
An Untamed State: read 37 pages (pgs. 330–367), finished!
What to read next? (Challenge 7):

TOTALS
311 pages read
1 book finished
2 blog posts published
3 challenges completed

bout of books 14

It’s time for the summer Bout of Books!

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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 17 and runs through Sunday, August 23 in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 14 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books  blog.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++—The Bout of Books team

I can’t believe I almost forgot to sign up for this one! I’m on the road to Wisconsin right now but looking forward to diving back into books next week during Bout of Books, the last week of summer break here! I love how this readathon is low key and low pressure. The only goal I have is to either finish or at least get a significant amount read of the two books I’m working on. I’ll do my best to participate in a few challenges and at least one Twitter chat, too.

bout of books 13 wrap-up

What a great week of reading and bookish fun! I always seem to start strong and fizzle by the end of these week-long events, though. Here are my progress and results from the Bout of Books 13 readathon:

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Day 1: Monday, May 11
I Never Had it Made (ebook) by Jackie Robinson: read 20 pages (pgs. 58–78)
Find Me by Laura van den Berg: started, read 54 pages
Attempting Normal (audio) by Marc Maron: started, listened to 293 minutes (88.5%)
Set up three book review blog post drafts
Bookish Survey (Challenge 1):

Day 2: Tuesday, May 12
Published book review blog post: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
I Never Had it Made: read 20 pages (pgs. 78–98)
Find Me: read 37 pages (pgs. 54–91)
Attempting Normal: listened to 38 minutes (11.5%), finished!

Day 3: Wednesday, May 13
Published book review blog post: The Tusk That Did the Damage by Tania James
I Never Had it Made: read 9 pages (pgs. 98–107)
Find Me: read 12 pages (pgs. 91–103)
Book Haiku (Challenge 3):

Day 4: Thursday, May 14
Published book review blog post: Attempting Normal (audio) by Marc Maron
Find Me: read 56 pages (pgs. 103–159)
Modern to Classic (Challenge 4):

Day 5: Friday, May 15
Find Me: read 22 pages (pgs. 159–181)
Cover Color (Challenge 5):

Day 6: Saturday, May 16
Find Me: read 32 pages (pgs. 181–213)

Day 7: Sunday, May 17
Find Me: read 65 pages (pgs. 213–278), finished!

TOTALS
331 minutes of audiobook listening
327 pages read
2 books finished
3 blog posts published
4 challenges completed

bout of books 13

It’s time for the spring Bout of Books!

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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 11 and runs through Sunday, May17 in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 13 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books  blog.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++—The Bout of Books team

I so enjoy this readathon, especially how low key it is and the challenges (when I have time for them) are fun. I love the Twitter chats, too! While I have my regular work hours this week, we’re on final exams, and I’m on hiatus from my orchestras until our summer concerts, so things are calming down considerably. I’ll be reading during my lunch breaks and as much as possible in the evenings and next weekend! I don’t want to set strict goals for myself, but I’m thinking if I can finish the ebook I’m currently reading and one other book, that would be awesome. I’ll try to squeeze in a couple challenges, chats, and stop by as many other readathoners’ blogs as possible, too!

I hope you have a great week of reading!