Bout of Books 18

bout-of-books Hi everyone! If you’re not following me on Twitter (you should, btw), then you wouldn’t know I signed up for Bout of Books 18! You can find more info here. It starts today!

If you don’t know, here’s what it’s about:

You were going to read that week anyway, right?  Read with us.

The Bout of Books Read-a-Thon was created by Amanda @ On a Book Bender on a complete whim in August 2011*. It took on a life of its own and was such a hit that Amanda decided to do it again and turn it into a somewhat regular occurrence.

  • Bout of Books is a week long read-a-thon, usually from 12:01am on a Monday through 11:59pm on a Sunday in whatever time zone you are in.
  • It is low pressure, meaning participants are only asked to push themselves to read more than they normally would during any given week. There is no competition between readers.
  • How much time a reader wants, and can commit, to read, tweet, or network with fellow bloggers is left to individual preference. All challenges and giveaways are optional.
  • Networking with fellow bloggers is actively encouraged, though never required.
  • Use Twitter to post updates throughout the read-a-thon. Everyone will be tweeting with the #boutofbooks hashtag.

So that’s basically the gist. Read as much as you usually do, but read a little more. That’s it!

My goal is to read 3 books this week!

This post will also serve as my updates post for the week.

Here are the two books I’m starting out with:

the-drifter trading-lives

Day 1:

Books read: Trading Lives
Pages read: 209 (started at 42% – finished!)
Total pages: 209
Total books: 1

Day 2:

Books read: The Drifter &&& Only With Trust
Pages read: 32 (started on page 30 – ended on page 62) &&& 141 pages
Total pages: 382
Total books: 2

Day 3:

Books read: The Beaumont Boys
Pages read: 85 (0-35%)
Total pages: 467
Total books: 2

Day 4:

Books read: The Beaumont Boys
Pages read: 157 (35% – finished)
Total pages: 624
Total books: 3

Day 5:

Books read: Dear Jane
Pages read: 40 (0-35%)
Total pages: 664
Total books: 3

Day 6:

Books read: Dear Jane &&& Schooled by a Senior
Pages read: 70 (35% – finished) &&& 91
Total pages: 825
Total books: 5

Day 7:

Books read: A Message of Flowers
Pages read: 32 (0 – 14%)
Total pages: 857
Total books: 5


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  1. Avatar Rachel says:

    This sounds like a lot of fun. Good luck!

  2. I almost missed this one. Thank you so much for posting. I am writing my sign up post now. Good luck!!

  3. You’ve finished a book. Awesome. Keep up the great reading! #boutofbooks

  4. Avatar hlwrites0490 says:

    Great progress so far! I’m sure you’re going to knock out your goal easily. Your book choices look interesting. Good luck!

  5. I was too scared to set a goal of total number of books read. I respect this! You’re making great progress. Good luck with the rest of your Bout of Books.

  6. Avatar Bemused Bookworm says:

    You can making great progress. I hope you have a great weekend.

    Bemused Bookworm

  7. Avatar Shouni says:

    Wow, three books a week seems like a lot. Your book choices sound interesting. Good luck with your goal!

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