Bout of Books 22 (May 2018) Goals and Daily Progress Updates

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 14th and runs through Sunday, May 20th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 22 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team


As always I’ll be using this blog for the majority of my updates during the read-a-thon, but you can also find me on Twitter.

 

Time Devoted to Reading

As much as I can manage each day.

My Goals

  • To start a new read. I’m currently going between a Poirot short story, The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock and A Time of Dread. I have no idea which one I’ll end up choosing, or whether it will be something completely different.
  • Keep track of my reading progress via daily blog updates
  • Visit other blogs and comment regularly

Books to Read

  • At least one of the books from my list above, maybe…

Updates

Monday

Bout of Books time once again and I cannot wait to share the next week of reading with everyone taking part in the event. Of the potential reads I mentioned above I think I’m going to try A Time of Dread by John Gwynne first. I’ve never read anything by him before, so here’s to a book by a new-to-me author.

Tuesday (Monday’s Progress)

Looks like I picked a good book for my first read of Bout of Books.
I love discovering an author I enjoy and then finding out they’ve written books that are already out there so I can add yet more to my TBR list.

Number of pages I’ve read today:   104
Total number of pages I’ve read:   104

Wednesday (Tuesday’s progress)

Never one to break with tradition, yesterday was the day where I read very little. There’s always at least one day during the read-a-thon when I just don’t seem to manage much.

Number of pages I’ve read today:   0
Total number of pages I’ve read:   104

Thursday (Wednesday’s progress)

Managed another good chunk of reading this afternoon. It was even warm enough to sit outside reading for a while.
Am really enjoying A Time of Dread, and am already thinking about adding the Faithful and the Fallen series to my never-ending TBR list.
I noticed that the library is due to get a copy of Wrath of Empire by Brian McClellan but I doubt I’ll get that in time to start it before Bout of Books ends. Another book that I’m really looking forward to.

Number of pages I’ve read today:   78
Total number of pages I’ve read:   182

Friday (Thursday’s progress)

56 pages read today. I wish I’d had time to read more.
It’s supposed to be nice over the weekend, so hopefully I’ll have plenty of time to read then. I wonder if I’ll manage to finish my book before the end of Bout of Books?

Number of pages I’ve read today:   56
Total number of pages I’ve read:   238

Saturday (Friday’s progress)

Another slow reading day today.

Number of pages I’ve read today:   0
Total number of pages I’ve read:   238

Sunday (Saturday’s progress)

I don’t even know how today has gone by so quickly without more reading. I few a very few pages. I’m going to try my best for the final day tomorrow.

Number of pages I’ve read today:   20
Total number of pages I’ve read:   258

Monday (Sunday’s progress and final thoughts)

Final Summary posted HERE.

 

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