Sunday, January 4, 2015

Bout of Books: Goals and Updates


Hi everyone, as you may know the holidays are coming to an end and its time to get back to the real world. This week I'm going back to university to resume my classes. But since its only the first week and I won't really need to study, I've decided to join the Bout of Books read-a-thon just to finish up some of my holiday books before university gets too hectic.

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 5th and runs through Sunday, January 11th in whatever timezone you are in. Bout of Books is low-ressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 12 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team 


My Goals
I really need to finish up some books that I've had on my TBR for way too long, just to make enough room for a HUGE box of books I ordered while boxing day shopping.

 So with that having said, these are the books I plan to get through this week:

 


My Updates
This idea was completely stolen from Angela @ Angela's Anxious Life

Monday
Number of books I've read today: 2
Name of book: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard, Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel
Total number of books I've read: 2
Number of hours read: 7
What else I did: That HUGE box of books I was talking about earlier in this post.. well it came in so I fangirled over that for a while. You can check out whats in that box on my STS on Saturday.
But other than that, nothing else really happened today.

Tuesday
Number of books I've read today: 1
Total number of books I've read:  3
Books: Dead of Winter by Kresley Cole
Number of Hours I've Read:  4
What else I did:  Today was my first day back at university! I started my new classes, Chemistry has tons of hot guys in it. Anthropology was so boring I fell asleep on the first day. And my ex boyfriend just happens to be in my writing class :/

Wednesday
Number of books I've read today: 0
Total number of books I've read:  3
Books:  -
Number of Hours I've Read:  1
What else I did:  Sorry guys, today was a  super study day. I already have homework and assignment on my second day back :/ But I did manage to make it to the twitter chat :P

Thursday
Number of books I've read today: 0
Total number of books I've read: 3
Books: -
Number of Hours I've Read: 1
What else I did: Spent most of my day at university. Nothing special.

Friday
Number of books I've read today:  0
Total number of books I've read:  3
Books:  -
Number of Hours I've Read:  .5
What else I did:   It was my best friend Kelly's birthday today. So we spent most of the day together. Don't worry I'll finish my book tomorrow for sure.

Saturday
Number of books I've read today: 1
Total number of books I've read:  4
Books: Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers 
Number of Hours I Read:  6
What else I did:  I watched over my neighbours dog. It's such a cute yorki, and my dog really loves playing with him :)

Sunday
Number of books I've read today: 0
Total number of books I've read: 4
Books: -
Number of hours I read: 4
What else I did: I started reading The Madman's Daughter but I only got about half way.

Overall, I had so much fun with this challenge. And even though my original goal was to finish the books with the images above before my box of new books came in. It ended up coming in early, and I ended up reading mostly those books. I still read four books even thought my week was really busy so I'm still happy with that. The challenges and Twitter chats that Bout of Books hosted were absolutely amazing! I had so much fun joining all of them and meeting new people. I absolutely can't wait to join again in May.


16 comments:

  1. I can't wait to read Black Ice. I hope you like it and good luck with tackling your TBR!

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    1. Thanks so much Jazmen!! You made my day.

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  2. I love your TBR, and woah! Congrats on reading 2 books on the first day! Good luck! :)
    Kim @ Divergent Gryffindor

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    1. Thank you so much Kim :) You're the best!

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  3. Oooh, you have some pretty good books on your TBR! The Madman's Daughter is really good! Pretty creepy and weird, but strangely addictive. Congratulations on finishing 2 books! That's brilliant for day 1 :D
    I also ordered quite a few books after Christmas... it's hard not to when you've got money to spend!

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    1. Oddly, I love creepy and weird books so I can't wait to read it now :)
      I'm glad im not the only one when it comes to buying books.
      Thanks for stopping by Samantha!

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  4. Congrats!! I have finished two books and am working on a third. :)

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    1. Yay Good job!! I hope you can finish it tonight.

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  5. Wow! You've read so many books! Congrats! :D

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    1. Thank you so much :) You're awesome !!

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  6. Congrats on reading two book so far. Was Second Star any good? I'm waiting for it from te library.

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    1. Second Star was an okay book. If you like reading contemporary books then I'd recommend it, but its kind of a hit or miss in my opinion.

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  7. Great job on the read-a-thon! I finished my third book yesterday and am working on my fourth. :)

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    1. Congratulations!! I'm so happy to see everyone reading :)
      Keep it up <3

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  8. I keep seeing Black Ice at work, and it looks SO GOOD. I hope you enjoy it!

    Looks like you're getting some great reading done. :) Happy reading!

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  9. You're doing really good so far! I see Grave Mercy on there, I loved that one! I'm actually reading the third for bout of books right now :) Keep it up!

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