Sunday, May 13, 2012

Bout of Books 4.0: Goal Post & Updates

Bout of Books
The Bout of Books readathon is a week-long fest of book-lovin' awesomeness! Crazy amounts of reading, Twitter chats, and fantastic challenges. Check out the link if you'd like to participate.

I participated in the last Bout of Books back in January, just a couple weeks after I started my blog. It was so much fun! I met several awesome new people and just had a blast in general. I haven't read as much as I'd like the past couple weeks or so, due to moving back from college craziness, getting distracted by internet and Photoshop-y things, and playing with my new Nook more than actually reading on it. Plus, I got a job at Barnes & Noble and started working! So, things have been a little crazy, and living with two under-10-year-olds is not always conducive to tons of reading time. I'm hoping to use Bout of Books as way to jumpstart back into reading more often.

My Goals for Bout of Books 4.0

   • Read 6 (or more) books
   • Discover some fantastic new blogs and friends
   • Participate in at least one of the Twitter chats
   • Participate in at least two of the challenges

Books To Read

   01. Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty**
   02. Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez*
   03. Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler*
   04. In Honor by Jessi Kirby (if, by some miracle, it comes in that soon)**
   05. The Governess Affair by Courtney Milan**
   06. One book from my TBR pile*

   *Subject to change


Books Read Today:
  Completed: The Governess Affair by Courtney Milan, Her Best Worst Mistake by Sarah Mayberry
  In-Progress: N/A
Challenge: N/A
Total Books Read: 2
Total Pages Read: 271 (ebook)

Books Read Today:
  Completed: N/A
  In-Progress: Where I Belong by Gwendolyn Heasley
Challenge: This or That
Total Books Read: 2.13
Total Pages Read: 308 (37 physical, 271 ebook)

Books Read Today:
  Completed: N/A
  In-Progress: Insurgent by Veronica Roth, Where I Belong by Gwendolyn Heasley
Challenge: Re-Title It (hosted by Books Devoured)

Alternate Title: Kiss Me Goodbye; I'm Defying Gravity
Total Books Read: 2.7
Total Pages Read: 529 (258 physical, 271 ebook)

Books Read Today:
  Completed: Where I Belong by Gwendolyn Heasley
  In-Progress: Insurgent by Veronica Roth, Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty,
Challenge: N/A
Total Books Read: 3.87
Total Pages Read: 1024 (753 physical, 271 ebook)

Books Read Today:
  Completed: Insurgent by Veronica Roth
  In-Progress: Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty, Lucky in Love by Jill Shalvis
Challenge: Books & Shoes (hosted by The Reading Housewives of Indiana)

Corrinne from Where I Belong & Christian Louboutin Mimini 85 strappy satin sandals

Total Books Read: 4.14
Total Pages Read: 1114 (814 physical, 300 ebook)

Books Read Today:
  Completed: Lucky in Love by Jill Shalvis
  In-Progress: At Last by Jill Shalvis
Challenge: Book Spine Poetry (Hosted by Smash Attack Reads!)

Love this one! Alas, I only have about 5 of my personal books with me, one of which is a Friends trivia book. So I had to make do with library ones. But I think it worked out well. Behold, the results!

There's A Need So Beautiful
for The Story of Us.
I'm Undeniably Yours;
you're Where I Belong.
Love, Come to Me.

Total Books Read: 5.33
Total Pages Read: 1456 (814 physical, 642 ebook)

Books Read Today:
  Completed: At Last by Jill Shalvis
  In-Progress: N/A
Challenge: N/A
Total Books Read: 6.04 (Goal accomplished! *fistpump*)
Total Pages Read: 1622 (814 physical, 808 ebook)

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