Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The Bout of Books 5.0 Goals and UPDATES!

I was doing some blog-hopping this morning and found the Bout of Books Read-A-Thon blog. I am excited to join  this year's read-a-thon and this is my first time to do this type of reading challenges.


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, August 13th and runs through Sunday, August 19th 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 5.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. 

I've read from past read-a-thon posts that we need to have a strategy for the entire week of the challenge. So basically, because I just got back from a long reading slump, I am a bit slow in reading unlike before. So I choose to read 200-page books and to throw some audio-books so I can listen on my iPod while commuting to and from work.

Time Devoted to Reading

I will be reading a few hours everyday for the entire week. With a day job from nine to six, I can only in the morning (while commuting to work) and at night. 

My Goals

- Read (3) books on my TBR list.
- Read only from the books that I already own.
- One of the books must be an Audiobook
- Participate in a Twitter Chat
- Comment on other participant's blogs
- My Goodreads page will be updated (linked to my Twitter) throughout the read-a-thon. The featured shelf are the books I will be reading during Bout of Books 5.0.

Books to Read

- Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty
- Graceling by Kristin Cashore
- Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols
- The Thief by Meg Whalen Turner

Updates

Monday
Number of books I've read today: 1
Total number of books I've read: 1
Books: 1

Read-A-Thon Update: I started reading The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner yesterday and I only finished up to page 36. This is a slightly disappointing progress but I was so dead tired yesterday and only had about three hours of sleep. I promise to make a huge progress today.




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14 comments:

  1. Going to Far - I must read this one too! :) Good luck on your goals

    Tabby @Insightful Minds
    Check out my - Bout of Books Goals (:

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  2. Welcome to the read-a-thon! I hope you have lots of fun, and good luck reaching your goals too. If you have any questions feel free to ask!

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  3. I have to read Graceling but I won't get ot it next week. I heard it is really good- I hope you enjoy it. Have a great week!

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  4. Exciting!!! I wonder though... how do you update this on goodreads? On your status updates???

    Here is mine Bout of Books

    Have fun!!

    Angie

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  5. By the way... cute header!! I love it!!

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  6. Nice picks! I haven't read any of them, but from what I hear, they're great books. Graceling should so count as two books because it's so HUGE. (it holds secrets). Okay, Mean Girls joke. I think I'll take my leave here. BEST WISHES!

    My Bout of Books Goals

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  7. Great list! Good luck with your goals and have fun ;)

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  8. Hey i'm doing this read a thon too :). And i'm a new follower !
    That's a great list of books ! OMG you're going to read GRACELING :D ! I love that book it's one of my favorite book of 2011. And I've read its sequel Bitterblue in May and it's one of my favorite book of 2012. This series is so good. If you're a fan of fantasy you're going to love it !
    Happy reading and Good luck !

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  9. I've heard awesome things about Graceling, I plan on finally getting myself a copy of it very soon! Good luck on reaching your goals! :D

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  10. Great goals! Both Graceling and Sloppy Firsts are fantastic, impossible to set down reads, so I bet you will have no trouble at all achieving this.

    I will be sure to stop by and cheer you on throughout Bout Of Books! :-)

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  11. Great goals! Don't worry, I only get a couple of hours at most each day to read between work but I managed to get five books read for the last BoB - you might be surprised :) Have a great week!
    -Angelya
    www.oakenbookcase.com

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  12. My best friend has been BEGGING me to read sloppy firsts so i hope you love it =D

    Good Luck!
    -Becky
    http://bookbitereviews.blogspot.com/2012/08/bout-of-books-read-thon-goalsupdates.html

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