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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Bout of Books Read-a-thon (Oct 24 - 30)

(This post will stay at the top for this week as I will be updating it daily.)


I figured since I was going to be reading this week anyways - might as well do it for another read-a-thon!  Besides, it will keep my mind off of my daughter's due date!

Bout of Books will run from 12:01am 10/24 through 11:59 pm 10/30 (your time zone)

  • Read as much as you can whenever you can.    The only person you are competing against here is yourself. There is no pressure.


  • Bout of Books should be about networking with fellow bloggers in addition to reading. You were going to read that week anyway, right? Bout of Books gives you the opportunity to share your reading experience with other readers.


  • Use #boutofbooks on Twitter to update people on your progress and what you are reading.  Here is the Bout of Books Twitter list.


  • Each day during Bout of Books has a different co-host. They are in charge for the day, and will offer you a place for you to share your daily progress if you wish as well as a challenge. 


  • Check out the Bout of Books schedule


  • Say hi to other Bout of Books readers.


  • You can see all this and more at On a Book Bender - the host for this readathon.

    Okay - so I am going to try to set myself some goals for this readathon:

    Finish these books:  The Comforts of Home by Jodi Thomas, Disrupted Lives by Brenda Youngerman, The Kingdom of Childhood by Rebecca Coleman and Good Graces by Lesley Kagan

    Read at least 3 more off of this list:
    My Life Undecided  by Jessica Brody
    Skeleton Letters by Laura Childs
    If I Tell by Janet Gurtler
    The Berlin Boxing Club by Robert Sharenow
    Ghost Files by Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson
    Ghost Trackers by Jason Hawes, Grant Wilson, and Tim Waggoner
    Wishes and Stitches by Rachel Herron
    Anything by Michael Baron
    Falling Together by Marissa de los Santos

    I am going to borrow the format that the host is using for updates, and all my updates will be on this page:

    10/24
    Number of pages read: 100
    Number of books I’ve read today: 1
    Total number of books I’ve read: 1
    Books:  Finished The Comforts of Home by Jodi Thomas

    10/25
    Number of pages read: 125 pages
    Number of books I’ve read today: 1
    Total number of books I’ve read: 2
    Books: Finished The Kingdom of Childhood

    10/26
    Number of pages read: only about 10 (got to go see STOMP! tonight though!)
    Number of books I’ve read today: 0
    Total number of books I’ve read: 2
    Books:

    10/27
    Number of pages read: again only about 10
    Number of books I’ve read today: 0
    Total number of books I’ve read: 2
    Books:

    10/28
    Number of pages read: 165 pages
    Number of books I’ve read today: 1
    Total number of books I’ve read: 3
    Books: Finished Disrupted Lives and continued on in Good Graces

    10/29
    Number of pages read: only about 40
    Number of books I’ve read today: 0
    Total number of books I’ve read:3
    Books: read from Good Graces

    10/30
    Number of pages read: 40 pages
    Number of books read today: 0
    Total number of books I've read: 3
    Books: read from Collecting Innocents and The Christmas Shoppe


    WRAPUP
    Number of pages read: 490
    Number of books read:  Finished 3, read from 3 others
    I at least finished 3 of the 4 books that I wanted to finish - The Comforts of Home, The Kingdom of Childhood and Disrupted Lives.  Unfortunately, didn't get much else accomplished!

    5 comments:

    creativedeeds said...

    Good luck with you goals and hope the distraction works!

    Jess (Gone with the Words) said...

    You're going to do great! :)

    Amanda @ On a Book Bender said...

    Good luck and happy reading! :)

    bermudaonion said...

    Good luck!!

    Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

    I think you did well on the readathon, especially with all the distractions you have right now. I hope STOMP! was good.

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