Monday, August 18, 2014

Bout of Books 11.0 (August 18 - August 24)


If you haven't noticed, I've been a little behind on my blogging. I also recently switched emails to be in control of this blog, and somehow in the process, I lost all of the blogs I followed! If you're out there people, comment so I can re-follow you.

Anyway, to help me get back in the groove and mood of blogging, I've decided to do what the kids are calling Bout of Books 11 (go ahead and click on that if you'd like to know more). Or, just read this blurb.

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, August 18th and runs through Sunday, August 24th 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 11 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

This is my first time doing anything like this, so I'm not going to be overly ambitious. However, below, you will find my goals. (Okay, so maybe I was overly ambitious.)

Feel free to follow me on Instagram and Twitter for updates and pictures throughout the week! Comment below if you're also doing the Bout of Books so I can keep up with your blog!

Also, because of my weird sleeping patterns, my update times won't be done at midnight every night but rather before I go to bed.

Books to Read

  • Cress by Marissa Meyer (Need to finish this. 113 pages from the end.) 
    • Finished Time: 1 hour 53 minutes
  • Passion by Lauren Kate
    • Time spent reading: 6 hours 32 minutes
  • Rapture by Lauren Kate
  • Wither by Lauren DeStefano
    • Time spent reading: 5 hours 33 minutes
  • Fever by Lauren DeStefano
  • Sever by Lauren DeStefano



     Pages read today: 63
     Pages read altogether: 63 (I started late!)
     Time spend reading today: 1 hour 5 minutes
     Time spent reading altogether: 1 hour 5 minutes (I started late!)
     Total number of books I've read: 0 (I just started!)
     Currently reading: Cress by Marissa Meyer


     Pages read today: 182
     Pages read altogether: 245 
     Time spend reading today: 2 hours 49 minutes
     Time spent reading altogether: 3 hours 54 minutes
     Total number of books I've read: 1
     Currently reading: Passion by Lauren Kate


     Pages read today: 104
     Pages read altogether: 349
     Time spend reading today: 1 hour 37 minutes
     Time spent reading altogether: 5 hours 31 minutes
     Total number of books I've read: 1
     Currently reading: Passion by Lauren Kate


     Pages read today: 106
     Pages read altogether: 455
     Time spend reading today: 1 hour 40 minutes
     Time spent reading altogether: 7 hours 11 minutes
     Total number of books I've read: 1
     Currently reading: Passion by Lauren Kate


     Pages read today: 78
     Pages read altogether: 533
     Time spend reading today: 1 hour 14 minutes
     Time spent reading altogether: 8 hours 25 minutes
     Total number of books I've read: 2
     Currently reading: Wither by Lauren Destefano


     Pages read today: 159
     Pages read altogether: 692
     Time spend reading today: 2 hours 35 minutes
     Time spent reading altogether: 11 hours
     Total number of books I've read: 2
     Currently reading: Wither by Lauren Destefano


     Pages read today: 205
     Pages read altogether: 897
     Time spend reading today: 2 hours 58 minutes
     Time spent reading altogether: 13 hours 58 minutes
     Total number of books I've read: 3
     Reading now that BoutofBooks is over: Fever by Lauren DeStefano

Final thoughts:

I had a lot of fun participating in BoutofBooks! I plan on participating in the next round, which is in January, and I recommend others join it if they've never done it.

I didn't end up reading all the books I wanted to read, but I knew it was a far stretch. I ended up working more this week than I was supposed to, and a couple of the days I came home to read and fell asleep! But that's okay. I'm happy I got done what I got done. Next time I think I'll go for a page count instead of a book count.

What're your guys thoughts now that we're at the end?


  1. I've heard good things about Marissa Meyer's books. Enjoy your reading!

    1. You should definitely pick them up! They're amazing!

  2. Ohh you finished Cress I still haven't got my copy yet!! Did you like it?

    1. I LOVED Cress! Definitely read it as soon as possible! =D

  3. Another fan of the Lunar Chronicles yei!!! You are doing great! I haven't really record how long do I read each day, maybe I will try that for the next time.

    1. I love the Lunar Chronicles!

      I wish I was doing better, but I've been working more than I thought I was going to be and when I come home I want to nap haha.

      The recording how long I read this is new to me! This is my first time doing it.

  4. You have some great titles on your TBR list :) Glad to see another newbie doing the readathon this week!

    1. I'm excited to get around to the books (whether or not during Bout of Books). I really like this challenge, and I hope to find more I can participate in!

  5. I'm not too sad that it's over. I've been doing a TON of reading even before BoB, so I'm a little burned out. It was fun tho! :) Here's my Bout of Books 11 ~ Wrap Up.