Bout of Books 14 – Daily Updates

This will be a sticky post until Sunday, August 23th. Regular posting will continue as usual.


BoB14-200x200As I announced a few days ago, I will be participating in the Bout of Books readathon this week. I’m three books behind on my Goodreads challenge, so this seems like a perfect opportunity to play catch up! I’m so looking forward to an entire week of reading and the weather is abysmal here at the moment, which makes for the perfect reading climate, in my opinion! Lots of cups of tea and curling up on the couch with my books. I love it!

I’ll be updating this post every day throughout the week with my reading progress, but if you want live update, follow me on Twitter (@bookbakeblog).

Goals

It’s not mandatory to come up with any goals for this readathon, but I like goals, so I decided to set a few for myself. They’re pretty much the same as the last time I participated.

Read as much as possible (at least 3 books!) I’m a bit firmer this time around than I was last time. I want to read three books, because I want to catch up on my Goodreads challenge! Therefore, I’m probably going to pick a few thin books for this week.

Chat with people on Twitter I loved the social aspect of Bout of Books last time, so I plan on using Twitter a lot this week. Unfortunately, the first Twitter chat is at a time that I will definitely be in bed (darn those time differences).

Participate in some of the challenges I’ve spotted a few fun challenges to do already, so that’s not going to be a problem I think!

Have fun! That’s what it’s all about, after all.

Now, let’s get started…

Monday

  • Number of books read: 1
  • Number of pages read today: 252
  • Currently reading: Will start The Night is Darkening Round Me by Emily Brontë (a collection of poems) first thing tomorrow!
  • Finished reading today: Kiss Kiss by Roald Dahl
  • Notes: I didn’t expect to finish Kiss Kiss today, but once I had only one more story left to go I figured I might as well. Having the most fun with Bout of Books and I’ve already read much more than I thought I would!

Tuesday

  • Number of books read: 2
  • Number of pages read today: 203
  • Number of pages read in total: 455
  • Currently reading: Matilda by Roald Dahl. Oh, and I’m listening to the audiobook of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, I keep forgetting about that.
  • Finished reading today: I started and finished reading The Night is Darkening Round Me by Emily Brontë today.
  • Notes: I participated in the Book Scavenger Hunt challenge today! Here are my two entries: onetwo.

Wednesday

  • Number of books read: 3
  • Number of pages read today: 54
  • Number of pages read in total: 509
  • Currently reading: Redeployment by Phil Klay
  • Finished reading today: Matilda by Roald Dahl
  • Notes: Had a bit of a slow day today, since I went to see Paper Towns with my mother, and my parents came over for dinner. Oh, and I got distracted by The Great British Bake Off… It happens.

Thursday

  • Number of books read: 4
  • Number of pages read today: 62
  • Number of pages read in total: 571
  • Currently reading: Redeployment by Phil Klay
  • Finished reading today: I finished listening to the audiobook of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone today!
  • Notes: I participated in the 4 Seasons Book Cover challenge today! Here’s my entry.

Friday

  • Number of books read: 4
  • Number of pages read today: 12
  • Number of pages read in total: 583
  • Currently reading: Redeployment by Phil Klay
  • Finished reading today: nothing
  • Notes: Yes, a very slow day today. I spent most of my day watching Netflix… Better luck tomorrow!

Saturday

  • Number of books read: 5
  • Number of pages read today: 116
  • Number of pages read in total: 699
  • Currently reading: Playing for the Ashes by Elizabeth George
  • Finished reading today: Redeployment by Phil Klay
  • Notes: I won’t be able to read anything tomorrow since I’ll be out and about all day, so starting my sixth book is mainly for show. Oh well!

Sunday (and final stats)

  • Number of books read: 5
  • Number of pages read today: 30
  • Number of pages read in total: 729
  • Currently reading: Playing for the Ashes by Elizabeth George
  • Finished reading today: nothing
  • Notes: I managed to read 30 pages yesterday in between getting home and going out for dinner, so yay! I’m loving being back with Inspector Lynley and co.

I’m not doing a wrap up post this time, so I’ll just quickly say here that I had tons of fun with bout of books again! I’m quite amazed with myself that I read 5 books, and there were a few days when I didn’t read that much at all, so it could’ve been even better! I’m pretty sure I’ll be participating in the next Bout of Books too, which will be from January 4th until January 10th and I’m looking forward to it already!

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7 thoughts on “Bout of Books 14 – Daily Updates

    • No, I don’t think it does, but it does sound like a good motivation! Although I must say I’m having tons of fun reading anyway, so I don’t really need the extra motivation. 🙂

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