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
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!!


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!!!!!!!


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!! 


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!


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! 


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!! :)


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!!


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


  1. Good luck with your goals and have fun!

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

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


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

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

    Good Luck and Happy Reading

  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 :)

    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! :)

  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.

  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. :)

    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!

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

    My poem -

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

  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!

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

  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!!!