#boutofbooks 5.0 Update Post

14 August 2012

TIME DEVOTED TO READING
I hope to be reading all weekend!

Monday: 7 hours
Tuesday: 9 hours
Wednesday: 8 1/2 hours
Thursday: 6 hours
Friday: 4 1/2 hours
Saturday: 2 hours
Sunday: 1 hour

MY GOALS
Finish at least three of the 7 books I have for review. Starting with Gabriel's Inferno. Read at least one book just for the fun of it. Get most reviews written and scheduled for posting on the blog. Rethink the blog layout, to add something more bookish.

BOOKS TO READ
*Gabriel's Inferno
Covet
The Lost Prince
Confessions of an Angry Girl

UPDATES

Monday
Number of Books Read Today: 0
Number of Pages Read Today: 288
Total Number of Books Read: 0
Total Pages Read: 288
Books:
- Finished:
- Started: Gabriel's Inferno
Challenge:
End of Day Update: Today was one of those days that every time I sat down to read someone needed something or needed to go somewhere. Hoping tomorrow will be better.

Tuesday

Number of Books Read Today: 1
Number of Pages Read Today: 257
Total Number of Books Read: 1
Total Pages Read: 545
Books:
- Finished: Gabriel's Inferno
- Started: Confessions of an Angry Girl
Challenge:
End of Day Update: I stopped reading at midnight once I finished Gabriel's Inferno. I just couldn't put that one down. Hopefully with the kids in school tomorrow I can get a little more done.

Wednesday

Number of Books Read Today: 1
Number of Pages Read Today: 272
Total Number of Books Read: 2
Total Pages Read: 817
Books:
- Finished: Confessions of an Angry Girl
- Started: Pale
Challenge:
Book Word Search hosted by The Musings of ALMYBNENR
Match the Zombie Book Cover hosted by The Busy Bibliophile
End of Day Update: While I didn't get in as many hours today as I had hoped, I did end up finishing Confessions and now I get to wait till next year to find out more!! I finished the review for Confessions, got a few new ideas for content on the blog and sat down with a few color pallets to try on the blog.

Thursday

Number of Books Read Today:1
Number of Pages Read Today: 117
Total Number of Books Read: 3
Total Pages Read: 934
Books:
- Finished: Pale
- Started: Poser
Challenge: didn't complete any for today
End of Day Update: Today was not a great day for reading. I did get a little more done with the blog and then spent hours on the phone helping a friend get through some things going on with his daughter. I did finish Pale, and get the review written. I had to step away from Poser due to all the Celebrity and Brand name dropping in the first couple of chapters, but it isn't so annoying now that we aren't reading a brand name every 2 seconds. Hopefully tomorrow will be better.

Friday

Number of Books Read Today: 1
Number of Pages Read Today: 177
Total Number of Books Read: 4
Total Pages Read: 1111
Books:
- Finished: Poser (no review/low stars)
- Started: Letter to My Daughter (pg1-36)
Challenge: no challenges completed
End of Day Update: Today was a bad day for reading. I had to fight my way through Poser without getting too annoyed and then when the kids got home from school, we sat doing three different sets of homework for hours (who gets homework the first week of elementary school??) After being exhausted most of the day, I fell asleep while reading Letters to My Daughter at 9 p.m. Hopefully with the hubby home tomorrow I can get more reading in.

Saturday

Number of Books Read Today: 1
Number of Pages Read Today: 142
Total Number of Books Read: 5
Total Pages Read: 1253
Books:
- Finished: Letter to My Daughter (pg 36-160)
- Started: The Lost Prince
Challenge: Page 99 Test hosted by My Seryniti
End of Day Update: Today just didn't seem to be the day for me on page count. I slept late and didn't get much time to read with running around at the pool and park with the kids. Hopefully I can get in some extra time tomorrow.

Sunday

Number of Books Read Today:0
Number of Pages Read Today: 61
Total Number of Books Read: 5
Total Pages Read: 1314
Books:
- Finished:.....
- Started:.....
Challenge:.......
End of Day Update: Today was a bad day for reading. Normally Sunday's are my reading day, but today it was one thing after another. The Hubby decided that today would be the day to re-arrange like I have been begging him to do for a month, then getting the kids ready for school tomorrow took longer than I expected. After watching True Blood, I passed out and just woke up at 2:53 a.m.:(

#boutofbooks 5.0 Goals

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, 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. -From the Bout of Books 5.0 team

This is my first time participating in a Bout of Books read-a-thon. I do better with the week long one than I do with ones just on a weekend. I feel that I get more reading and commenting done if I have the week to do it. With the kids starting back to school on Wednesday, I don't see being able to get a lot of reading in on Monday and Tuesday, but I always put a few hours aside after they go to bed just to be sure!
My goals for this read-a-thon are to finish at least 3 of the 7 books I have waiting for review, write up the reviews and get them scheduled on the blog, read at least one book just for the fun of it, and rethink my blog layout to be able to add something more bookish.

Here is my tentative reading list:
*Gabriel's Inferno
Covet
The Lost Prince
Confessions of an Angry Girl

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