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!

2017 Blog Ambitions

Happy New Year!

I’ve thought about making so many changes to my blog but I know that in 5 months time, with a little one in my arms, I just won’t have the time or energy to make this blog my priority. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not going anywhere. I will do my utmost to be here on the regular and keep up with the latest releases. So I thought it best to set myself some blogging goals, and share those. If someone else knows about them, then I have a better chance of sticking to them. I’m going with the KISS Rule & only setting 5. That’s right. That was a challenge limiting myself to 5, because there is so much I want to achieve and so very little time to do it in. How fast did the last 12 months go? Like it just disappeared!

Here are my hopes and dreams for SharleneSays in 2017:

1 | Post a review each month

2 | Start using some of my own photos

3 | Post monthly TBR & Wrapups

4 | Vlog on Bookish topics on SharleneSays on Youtube

5 | Smash out tasks for 101 Bookish Things in 1001 Days

If you’ve got some blogging aspirations, send me a link in the Comments section. I love checking out Bookish blogs.

That’s all for now folks. Have a safe and happy holidays. You’ll see me again very soon with a January TBR.

xoxo Sharlene