Bout of Books 18 | TBR & Progress

Bout of Books 18

Here are some goals for the Bout of Books 18.0 Readathon:

  • Read 5 books
  • Read a book by a ‘new to me’ author
  • Participate in at least one of the Daily Challenges
  • Find a new BookTuber to follow
  • Send a tweet to someone new every day

and here is my TBR pile:

Are you participating? If so, share your TBR!


Here is my Daily Progress:

Day One – Monday
Pages Read: 20
Books: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Day 1 #boutofbooks –> Introduce myself #insixwords . WOULD RATHER READ THAN BRUSH HAIR!

A photo posted by Sharlene Douglas-Huriwai (@sharlenesays) on

Day Two – Tuesday
Pages Read: 31
Books: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Day Three – Wednesday
Pages Read: 157
Books: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Day Four – Thursday
Pages Read: 100 (currently on page 364)
Currently Reading: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Day Five – Friday
Pages Read: 56
Books Finished: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Day Six – Saturday
Pages Read: 80 (21%)
Currently Reading: The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani

Day Seven – Sunday
Pages Read: 416 (22-100%)
Finished Reading: The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani

Final Comments?
I went hard on the last day to finish the second book. I felt that I didn’t commit a lot of time to reading. Next time I am going to start a day late, as Monday in New Zealand begins before the Readathon timezone and doing the daily challenges a day late was super confusing when it come to posting my progress. I only managed to complete one of the five goals above, but that leaves room for improvement next time.

So, with that, I’ll see you then!

Bout of Books 18

Bout of Books 18

OMG! It’s the 31st and I just saw the sign up post. There are just 2 days to prepare, but I’ve GOT THIS! So many books on my shelves right now that I need to read. Time to get our read on! Like Kelly says, Go forth and sign up on the Bout of Books blog! I’ve never regretted it.

For those that don’t know what Bout of Books is… here is the official blurb:

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 2nd and runs through Sunday, January 8th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 18 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

So what are you waiting for? JOIN US! No, really. Join us. You might just find your next BBF. Plus, it’s totally fun. AND WITH BOOKS! SQUEEE!

xoxo Sharlene

Bout of Books 17

boutofbooks-august-2016This is me officially signing up!

I always try my hardest to take part in two readathons, Bout of Books Readathon and Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon. Because BOB spans a week, its super low pressure and this time, I am going to include all the books that I read with my nephew for his homework!

Like always, here is the official blurb:

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 22nd and runs through Sunday, August 28th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 17 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

So make sure you go ahead and join us! I’ll be posting my TBR sometime soon, with my goals for the readathon week.

Ciao for now,
Shaz xo

Daily Progress | Bout of Books 16

Let’s do this!

Time Devoted to Reading

I haven’t finished both of the assignments due, so during the day, aside from work, that will be my focus. That leaves me an hour or two each night dedicated to reading & catching up on the Bout of Books challenges.

My Goals this week

  • Finish and post my review of The Revenants: The Odyssey Home
  • Read at least 500 pages
  • Finish 2 books

Here is my TBR pic

Updates

I’m starting with Stars Above by Marissa Meyer. I’ve read a few of the novellas but I really wanna get to the end of the Lunar Chronicles series.

Monday (posted on Tues)

Number of books I’ve read: 0
Total Pages Read: 212
Total Time Read: about 4 hours
Title of Books Read: Stars Above by Marissa Meyer
Currently Reading: Lumberjanes
Daily Challenge: Introduce myself #insixwords

TUESDAY (POSTED ON WEDs)

Number of books I’ve read: 1
Total Pages Read: 258
Total Time Read: about 5 hours
Title of Books Read: Lumberjanes vol. 1
Currently Reading: Stars Above by Marissa Meyer, Soundless by Richelle MeadMy loaned copy of Stars Above expired! so I’m back on the waiting list.
Daily Challenge: #shelfie4boutofbooks

Wednesday (POSTED ON thurs)

Number of books I’ve read: 2
Total Pages Read: 293
Total Time Read: I’ve lost track!
Title of Books Read: Lumberjanes vol. 1., Saga vol. 1
Currently Reading: Soundless by Richelle Mead

SATURDAY (POSTED ON SUNDAY)

Number of books I’ve read: 3
Total Pages Read: 560
Title of Books Read: Lumberjanes vol. 1., Saga vol. 1Soundless
Currently Reading: Lumberjanes vol. 2

Bout of Books Readathon | May 2016

Bout of Books

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, May 9th and runs through Sunday, May 15th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 16 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I really love Bout of Books readathon because it’s so relaxed. All you have to do is read. You pick the books and every page counts. Plus it’s week long, and low pressure.

I have no idea what I want to read, but I need to stop by the library and pick up a few graphic novels or short stories. Those are a great way to keep me motivated.

Also, follow the official hashtag #boutofbooks because so many people take part. You’re bound to find a new book to add to your TBR.

Sign up here, I really recommend it.

See you there!