Friday, January 4, 2013

Bout of Books 6.0: Goals & Updates


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 7th and runs through Sunday, January 13th 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 6.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books 6.0 team
It's almost here! It's almost heeere! Pardon me while I dance about. In all likelihood, you haven't known me since August (the last BOB), and if not, you are probably unaware of the fact that I love readathons. And Bout of Books is, hands down, my favorite. I love the superhuman amounts of reading, the wonderful insanity of the Twitter chats, and the diverse and fun challenges. And as I tend to go on giant reading binges in January, this one is perfectly timed! I am also pleased to announce that Racquel and I will be hosting one of the challenges here! (And it's called a challenge for a reason...I still haven't officially decided on my answers. I should probably get on that soon. Don't let me scare you off, though! It's going to be a blast.)

My Goals for Bout of Books 6.0

   • Read 6 of the following books
   • Discover some awesome new blogs and friends
   • Participate in at least one of the Twitter chats
   • Participate in four or more challenges

Books To Read


   01. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
   02. Live Through This by Mindi Scott
   03. Pizza, Love, and Other Stuff That Made Me Famous by Kathryn Williams
   04. Unbreak My Heart by Melissa C. Walker
   05. Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
   06. Hooked by Liz Fichera
   07. A Notorious Countess Confesses by Julie Anne Long
   08. Not Quite a Husband by Sherry Thomas

Updates

1/7
Books Read Today:
  Completed: Unbreak My Heart by Melissa C. Walker (231 pages), Pizza, Love, and Other Stuff That Made Me Famous by Kathryn Williams (234 pages)
  In-Progress: Of Poseidon by Anna Banks (85 pages)
Challenge: Scientific Discovery, hosted here at The Book Barbies!
Total Books Read: 2.26
Total Pages Read: 550

1/8
Books Read Today:
  Completed: Of Poseidon by Anna Banks (326 pages), Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver (470 pages)
  In-Progress: Hooked by Liz Fichera (195 pages)
Challenge: None
Total Books Read: 4.53
Total Pages Read: 1,456

1/9
Books Read Today:
  Completed:
  In-Progress: Hooked by Liz Fichera (110 pages)
Challenge: The Page 48 Challenge

I am currently reading Hooked by Liz Fichera, and this is the first complete sentence on page 48:

They're going to go apeshit.

Now, I get to add 4 random sentences and turn the plot any way I desire!

They're going to go apeshit. Who would have expected that the zombie apocalypse would happen here? On a golf course in Arizona, for crying out loud! But no one can deny that it's happening. Now, the only question is...What am I going to do about it?

Total Books Read: 4.84
Total Pages Read: 1566

1/10
Books Read Today:
  Completed: Hooked by Liz Fichera (368 pages), Live Through This by Mindi Scott (304 pages)
  In-Progress: Sugar Daddy by Lisa Kleypas (20 pages)
Challenge: Challenge #1: Book Spine Poetry
If I stay, if we kiss,
Will you unbreak my heart
Before I fall,
if we live through this
one night that changes everything?

Challenge #2: Vampires in Popular Fiction

I have to pick one favorite male and one favorite female vampire.

Adrian from Vampire Academy & Bloodlines Series. This one was super hard. Bones from the Night Huntress series was SUPER close, but I saw a ton of people who picked him, so I wanted to do something different. Plus, I just adore Adrian. So. There's that.

Katherine from The Vampire Diaries series. Okay, so honestly, this is from the television series, because I could not for the life of me think of a favorite female vampire from books. I just don't read a lot of vampire books. But since she is actually IN books, I figured it would count. I just figured I should clarify that I love her from the show only; I have no idea about the books.

Total Books Read: 6.05
Total Pages Read: 1953

1/11
Books Read Today:
  Completed: Sugar Daddy by Lisa Kleypas (371 pages)
  In-Progress: Blue-Eyed Devil by Lisa Kleypas (224 pages)
Challenge: None
Total Books Read: 7.68
Total Pages Read: 2528

1/12
Books Read Today:
  Completed: Blue-Eyed Devil by Lisa Kleypas (328 pages)
  In-Progress: Smooth Talking Stranger by Lisa Kleypas (90 pages)
Challenge: None
Total Books Read: 8.26
Total Pages Read: 2722

1/13
Books Read Today:
  Completed: Smooth Talking Stranger by Lisa Kleypas (352 pages)
  In-Progress:
Challenge:
Total Books Read:
Total Pages Read:

1 comment:

  1. Piazza love looks fun! I hope you gt a kick from and every one of your new books!

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