12 May 2013

Bout of Books 7.0: Goals and Updates

Bout of Books

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 13th and runs through Sunday, May 19th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 7.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team.

It's time for Bout of Books again!  If you'd like to join in, it's not too late - just click on the picture and go and sign up - it's a huge amount of fun and a great way to meet new bloggers.

Now, time for some goals!  I've got Monday off work so I'm hoping to get started with a bang.

My goals for this week are:

Finish Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes - finished 13/5/13
Finish Meta-Horde by Sean T. Page
Finish The Dragon Factory (Joe Ledger #2) by Jonathan Maberry
Read No Angel by Helen Keeble
Read Once (Eve #2) by Anna Carey
Read Postcards from No Man's Land by Aidan Chambers
Read Quarantined by Joe McKinney

And below I'll be posting my updates at the end of each day.

Big goals considering how little I've been reading lately, but I'm up for the challenge!

Monday 13/5
Books finishedMatterhorn by Karl Marlantes (294 pages)
Books in progressMeta-Horde by Sean T. Page (31 pages) & The Night Circus by Erin Morgernstern (43 pages)
Total read so far: 1 book, 368 pages
Today in summary: I went off-list already!  Overall I'm pretty happy with today, but back to work tomorrow, boo :(

Tuesday 14/5
Books finished: none today :(
Books in progress: Meta-Horde by Sean T. Page (12 pages) & The Night Lives On by Walter Lord (13 pages)
Total read so far: 1 book, 392 pages
Today in summary: Work (ugh) and Eurovision (fun!) meant I read nearly nothing today.  Must squeeze in more pages tomorrow!

Wednesday 14/5
Books finished: another day with nothing completed!
Books in progress: Meta-Horde by Sean T. Page (28 pages), The Night Lives On by Walter Lord (27 pages) & The Night Circus by Erin Morgernstern (117 pages)
Total read so far: 1 book, 564 pages
Today in summary: Distracted by the internets (and Candy Crush) again!  This is an early update though, so I'm going to head to bed for another couple of hours of reading!

Thursday 15/5
Books finished: The drought continues, but I'm ramping up for a day of finishing at least two books on Saturday!
Books in progress: Meta-Horde by Sean T. Page (34 pages), The Night Lives On by Walter Lord (117 pages)
Total read so far: 1 book, 715 pages
Today in summary: After working until nearly 8pm it was time for Eurovision again - but this time I multi-tasked and scheduled blog posts up until next Wednesday and commented my little fingers off, so it wasn't wasted time.  More bedtime reading coming up!

Friday 16/5
Books finished: Ok this is more like it - The Night Lives On by Walter Lord (final 107 pages)
Books in progress: OCD Love Story by Corey Ann Haydu (197 pages)
Total read so far: 2 books, 1019 pages
Today in summary: It's the weekend!  Nothing can compare ;)

Saturday 17/5
Books finished: OCD Love Story by Corey Ann Haydu (155 pages)
Books in progress: The Program (Program #1) by Suzanne Young (58 pages)
Total read so far: 3 books, 1232 pages
Today in summary: Participated in today's Twitter chat and met even MORE awesome bloggers!  Won't do much more reading tonight because it's Eurovision night - snacks, wine and trash talk!


  1. I'm so glad you joined too. I need to divide my time between studying (and taking one exam) and reading but I'm sure I'll be able to read a bit more than usually.
    I hope you'll be able to finish all of your books but don't forget that it's supposed to be fun so don't stress yourself:D

  2. I hope you'll reach your goals! And great reading list :) Have fun & happy reading!

  3. That's a great stack of books to read from Kat. Good luck with your goals! :)

  4. Excellent list.. good luck! (by the way, I love the new look of the blog, very clean :)

  5. I see no problem with going off list :). How's The Night Circus?

  6. I'm pretty sure Eurovision is going to take over my Saturday night but didn't watch the first round. Ended up chatting with the regular crows on Twitter for ages last night...am so not branching out or gettign more reading done! *flails*



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