Bout of Books 5.0

Sunday, August 12, 2012


On a whim, I am going to join the Bout of Books readathon. While I do have some big events this week (my sister's wedding open house and my anniversary) I am also going to be spending some time in the car and at my father-in-law's house. He doesn't have internet or TV, so there is little opportunity to waste time. Which is FANTASTIC. I'll update on this post by the end of everything, but, of course, due to the limited internet, it won't be daily. I'll post daily updates at the end of the day via Twitter. 

Here's what the Bout of Books is all about, via the Bout of Books team:
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, August 13th and runs through Sunday, August 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 5.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. -From the Bout of Books 5.0 team

My goals for Bout of Books are to finish these books:
Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier
Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran
Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
Truth and Beauty by Ann Patchett
Goddess Legacy by Aimee Carter
The Assassin and the Empire by Sarah Maas (novella)

If I finish all these, I will be thrilled. It is a bit overly ambitious, but we will see what happens. :)

Monday, August 13
Books finished today: Daughter of the Forest and The Assassin and the Empire
Books started today: North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell (I know, not on the list) and Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran
Pages read: 267
Books read overall: 2. Granted, one is a novella and one I was almost finished with. Still, pretty good day!

Tuesday, August 14
Books finished today: None.
Books started today: None. But the books that I read from today were Cleopatra's Daughter and North and South.
Pages read: 96. Not the most productive day, but not bad.
Books read overall: Still 2.

Wednesday, August 15

Books finished today: None.
Books started today: None. But I read Cleopatra's Daughter.
Pages read: 42 pages. *wince*
Books read overall: 2.

Thursday, August 16

Books finished today: None.
Books started today: None -- read Cleopatra's Daughter.
Pages read: 65 pages
Books read overall: 2

Friday, August 17:

Books finished today: Cleopatra's Daughter
Books started today: Reading Lolita in Tehran
Pages read: 82
Books read overall: 3

Saturday, August 18

Books finished today:
Books started today:
Pages read:
Books read overall:

Sunday, August 19

Books finished today:
Books started today:
Pages read:
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10 comments:

  1. Sounds like you have a fun week ahead of you! I hope you can fit in all the reading time your heart desires! Have fun & good luck :)

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  2. That's a lot of books! Good luck with your goals and have fun!

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  3. I have seen a few people reading the Throne of Glass novellas... I need them :( I hope you have a great week and enjoy your anniversary! :)

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    1. They are really good. I'm excited to get to Throne of Glass (probably at the end of August).

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  4. Glad you're joining us! Good luck and have fun ;)

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  5. Did you like Daughters of the Forest? I've read it twice, once for "fun" and once for class, and both times I cried angry tears and felt oppressed by her silence.

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    1. I absolutely loved it! It was a powerful book. That must have been a fun class if you got to read Daughter of the Forest!

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