Friday, January 4, 2013

Bout of Books 6.0 Read-A-Thon


Bout of Books Read-a-Thon


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

Recently I set goals for my blog, one of them was to blog more, and in this case it will be reading more as well!! This is my first read-a-thon and I am really looking forward to it! At first I wasn't going to do it, but I just got a ton of new books and have decided that I seriously need to get reading!!

My Goals:
~To read 8 books, at least 1 a day
~To read as much as time will allow (without ignoring my family)
~To review at least 5 books
~To visit as many blogs as I can a day
~Participate in at least 1 Twitter chat
~And participate in at least 1 mini-challenge

Okay I am exhausted just writing all of that....I really hope I can do this!! I am going to need lots of Mountain Dew to get through this :)

Books to Be Devoured:
Obsidian X
Brainrush X
A for Argonaut
Option to Kill X
Near Death
Dawn of a Dark Knight
Blood SkiesX
The Third Coincidence

Challenge: Book Spine Poetry hosted by Escape Through The Pages

Using books on your shelf create a poem using the titles! Using these books this is the Poem I created:

Charmed by Shadow
Exiled
Eclipse-d
The Summoning of
The Bad Moon Rising
Making Easy Prey
to The Face of Deception







New Year Resolution Challenge:
The character I am going to choose is Chase Williams from The Protector Series by M.R. Merrick! This is by far one of my favorite series, I am in complete love with the characters and the crazy worlds that Merrick creates!! Yup major love going on here! Anyway, here are Chase's New Year Resolutions:
1: Try not to be so hard on self
2: Don't let the lose of my friend prevent me from accomplishing my goal
3: Don't let thirst for revenge take over
4: Continue to work at my anger and control issues
5: Try really hard not to kill Vincent....yet!
6: And absolutely don't let Rayna go for any reason, no matter what she or I say!!

Monday

Number of books I've read today:
Total number of books I've read: 1
Books: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
I was seriously worried I wasn't going to reach my goal today. The started off really bad, but I stayed up a little late and reached my goal for the day! Now to do better tomorrow! 
Quickly devoured Obisidan once my kids were in bed, read for about 5 hours. And I can't believe I haven't already devoured this book! It was totally awesome and I am so in love!!!!!!!

Tuesday

Number of books I've read today: 168 pages out of 295
Total number of books I've read: 0
Books: Brainrush by Richard Bard
Today was not a good day for me. Totally did not come close to reaching my goal for the day, but that's okay I will hopefully make up for it tomorrow!! 

Wednesday

Number of books I've read today: Finished Book 2! Read 233 pages of Option to Kill 
Total number of books I've read: 2
Books: I finally finished reading my second book, participated in my first twitter chat--so much fun, yesterday I also wrote my first read-a-thon review for Obsidian!

Thursday

Number of books I've read today: Today I finished reading Option to Kill by Andrew Peterson, and read the first 98 pages of Blood Skies!! 
Total number of books I've read: 3
Update: Well I am not doing so good in the reading department, but I have accomplished my goal of participating in a challenge! So score there. I also wrote my second of 5 reviews, for Brainrush! Today I hope to finish reading Blood Skies and start another book! 

Friday

Number of books I've read today: Finished Blood Skies and started A is for Juggernaut
Total number of books I've read: 4
Update: Still haven't read as much as I would like, but that's okay, reading is reading!! Hopefully this weekend I will make a push and finish strong, won't accomplish my goal, but I am having a total blast!! :)

Saturday

Number of books I've read today: 0
Total number of books I've read: 4
Update: Well toady was definitely not a good day! I didn't read or do anything blogging related :( But I did spend some much needed time with my family, so I don't regret anything. I also participated in the last twitter chat. Really love those!!  We will see what I can accomplish tomorrow!!

Sunday

Number of books I've read today: 1
Total number of books I've read: 5
Books: Today I read Near Death by Richard C. Hale and will write a review later for the blog!

Check out my Bout of Books Wrap Up




17 comments:

  1. Good luck with your goals and have fun!

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  2. Oh my goodness some serious plans here. Good luck with them, hope you get heaps of reading time.

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  3. Wow, a book a day... that's quite a goal! Good luck :)

    -Angelya
    www.oakenbookcase.com

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  4. Good luck with your goals and happy reading :)

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  5. Great job on reaching your goal. I hope you do the same thing today.

    Good Luck and Happy Reading

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  6. I seriously need to read Obsidian. I keep seeing how everyone loves this book and wonder why I haven't start it yet.
    Happy Reading :)

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    1. I usually don't read books that all hyped up because usually I find they disappoint, but this book was great!! I really wish I would have read it sooner! This one really lives up to all the hype! :)

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  7. Wow, a book a day is so ambitious! I hope that you make it. I haven't read Obsidian yet but I've heard great things.

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  8. I just read Obsidian! Wow. That's all I can say. I gobbled it up like Thanksgiving dinner. Katy and Daemon are one couple with some kind of chemistry!

    I'd like to read a book a day but weekends are tough and then I had to go to the dentist yesterday! What a spoiler. I tried to read while I was in the chair. No go. :)

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    1. Obsidian was great! Totally dig Daemon and Katy! Usually I can read a book a day, but yesterday was a complete bust! Hopefully today will be better! Now I just have to find time to do everything else!

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  9. I like your dark poem. Oh, I still have to read Obsidian, glad to know you loved it.

    My poem - http://wp.me/p21FJY-1uu

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    1. Thanks! I am really glad I finally red Obsidian, definitely check it out!

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  10. I love your poem! Also a book a day?! I'm impressed and I hope you complete it! I really enjoyed Obsidian and I'm glad you did as well.
    Good luck and happy reading!

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    1. Thanks, I hope I can accomplish it too!

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  11. I'm behind on my goals too, but family is more important! I'm so glad you enjoyed Obsidian. That's one of my faves!!!

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