Bout of Books Updates

May
14
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Bout of Books Read-a-Thon

When I made up that first goals post, I wasn’t thinking practically about updates. All those covers take up lots of space, especially when Blogger screws up their positioning! So instead, I’ll be updating all week here.

My Goals:

  • I’m going for a minimum total of 6 finished books. In a really good week I can do 7+, but I still have to work and go to band rehearsal etc.
  • I’d like for at least 1 of those 6 books to be a book I received for review.
  • NEW FROM ORIGINAL GOAL POST: I know this is technically about the books, but I want to use it to meet new people too, SO I’m making it a goal to meet [at least] 1 new friend per day.

Books To Read:
For Review: Advent by James Treadwell, Blackwood by Gwenda Bond, Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Off the TBR pile: Map of Time by Felix J. Palma, Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta, Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore, The Nightmare Garden by Caitlin Kitteridge, Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin, Deadly Cool by Gemma Halliday.


Updates
5/14
Number of books/pages I’ve read today: 2 and a bit/467
Total number of books/pages I’ve read: 2 and a bit/467
Books: Night Watch by Terry Pratchett, Deadly Cool by Gemma Halliday, Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta
New Friend of the day: I followed @BletheringBkwrm and Northern Plunder and I’m looking forward to getting to know them!

5/15
Number of books/pages I’ve read today: .25/110ish pages (I think)
Total number of books/pages I’ve read: 2.5/577ish
Books: Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta, Candlewax by C. Bailey Sims
New Friend of the day: I followed today’s challenge host Nyx Book Reviews this morning (I love that design color!). Then, this evening I stalked on a conversation between @DerpalinaE (Fortune Favors the Brave) and the @ReviewingShelf (Reviewing Shelf) and thought they seemed pretty cool, so I followed them. THEN, with the help of @SoulSwallo (who was on the @boutofbooks account at the time) I met @PrettyNiftyRdr (Pretty Nifty Reader) and we had a conversation about all those animals who never get considered to be were anything.
5/16
Number of books/pages I’ve read today: 0/around 140
Total number of books/pages I’ve read: 2.5ish/717ish
Books: Still working on Finnikin of the Rock and Candlewax, but I added Girl’s Guide to Witchcraft, cause I was in the mood for something different.
New Friend of the day: I met so many people during the Twitter Chat last night that I wasn’t keeping track. So YOU! Yes, you. Just, you know, remind me or something lol.

5/17
Number of books/pages I’ve read today: 1/300+
Total number of books/pages I’ve read: 3/1,144
Books: I finished Candlewax by C. Bailey Sims, which is also a review book! 1 goal down!
New Friend of the day: I… was at work all day, and when  I got home all I wanted to do was read. I’m sorry. Unfortunately, today won’t be any better. =( I talked to @Bookshop_Girl a bit, don’t remember when I followed her, but she’s cool!

5/18
Number of books/pages I’ve read today: 1/300ish
Total number of books/pages I’ve read: 4/1,392 (Yesterday’s page stat is off – I was going from the page count at the bottom of the screen on my Nook until I noticed the total pages for that book was 799 – twice what it said on GoodReads! Oops!)
Books: Finished Girl’s Guide to Witchcraft! I’ve had my fun, now back to the list.
New Friend of the day: I don’t know about new, but @BookBender, and @soulswallo, our hosts, are pretty cool!

5/19
Number of books/pages I’ve read today:
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New Friend of the day:

5/20
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4 Responses to “Bout of Books Updates”

  1. Steph @ The Caffeinated Reader says:

    Deadly Cool was a really fun read. I'm in the middle of reading the sequel, Social Suicide. Good luck reaching your goals :)

    My readathon goals!

  2. Anne says:

    Thanks! Good luck with yours too!

  3. Alexa says:

    Really jealous of your reading list! Throne of Glass is amazing from what I have heard. Map of Time is a book my boyfriend got for Christmas and he is really excited to start that one so I can't wait to see if you read it because reviews will help him pick it up over other books on his shelf at the moment :)

    Happy reading! Hope you meet your goals!

  4. Anne says:

    Well, I will warn you (him) that it's really slow – I'm about 200 pages in from a month ago, and I set it down and just… never picked it back up. I hope I will eventually, but for now, it's just taking a lot of wading through lol.

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