Bout of Books 8.0: Goals and Tracking

Posted August 18th, 2013 by in Bookish Events / 6 comments

Bout of Books

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 19th and runs through Sunday, August 25th 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 8.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

The List:

Finish Under Wraps by Hannah Jayne
Lover Unleashed by JR Ward
Crime Scene at Cardwell Ranch by BJ Daniels
Peach Pies and Alibis by Ellery Adams
The Boy Book by e. Lockhart

The Goals:

*Participate in one Twitter chat. – I’ve learned that I’m best to only attempt one Twitter chat during a Bout of Books read-a-thon. I get far too distracted otherwise.
*Visit 5 blogs daily to cheer on fellow Bout of Book-ers.
*Read for at least three hours each day.
*Complete three of my book goals. (Clearly the more I can do the better, this is just my base goal!)
*Actually finish filling out this post with ALL the updates. 😉

The Updates:

Monday:
Reading: Under Wraps by Hannah Jayne
Finished: 0
Amount of Time Spent Reading: 21 min
Total Amount of Time Spent Reading: 21 min
Total Pages Read Today: 20
Total Pages Read During Bout of Books: 20
How I’m Feeling Today: I failed epically today but I wasn’t feeing so great today. I’ll make up for it as the week goes on!

Tuesday:
Reading: Under Wraps by Hannah Jayne
Finished: 0
Amount of Time Spent Reading: 1 hr 15 min
Total Amount of Time Spent Reading: 1 hr 36 min
Total Pages Read Today: 47
Total Pages Read During Bout of Books: 67
How I’m Feeling Today: I can’t wait for tomorrow when I know I’ll be getting in more reading!

Wednesday:
Reading: Under Wraps by Hannah Jayne & The Boy Book by e. Lockhart
Finished: 1
Amount of Time Spent Reading: 1 hr 40 min
Total Amount of Time Spent Reading: 3 hrs 16 mins
Total Pages Read Today: 116
Total Pages Read During Bout of Books: 183
How I’m Feeling Today: Feeling much better after getting one book out of the way. The Twitter chat was also immensely fun! Can’t wait for tomorrow.

Thursday:
Reading: The Boy Book by e. Lockhart & Crime Scene at Cardwell Ranch by BJ Daniels
Finished: 2
Amount of Time Spent Reading: 4 hours 30 mins
Total Amount of Time Spent Reading: 7 hrs 46 mins
Total Pages Read Today: 250
Total Pages Read During Bout of Books: 433
How I’m Feeling Today: finished a second book and made it almost halfway through my third. I’m feeling pretty good.

Friday:
Reading: Crime Scene at Cardwell Ranch by BJ Daniels
Finished: 3
Amount of Time Spent Reading: 1 hr 20 mins
Total Amount of Time Spent Reading: 8 hrs 6 mins
Total Pages Read Today: 124
Total Pages Read During Bout of Books: 557
How I’m Feeling Today: Dunh Dunh Dunh another one bites the dust

Saturday:
Reading: nothing
Finished: 3
Amount of Time Spent Reading: 0 min
Total Amount of Time Spent Reading: 8 hrs 6 mins
Total Pages Read Today: 0
Total Pages Read During Bout of Books: 557
How I’m Feeling Today: Went to a water park today and tried to drown twice I’m sticking to books in the future.

Sunday:
Reading: Peach Pies and Alibis by Ellery Adams
Finished: 3
Amount of Time Spent Reading: 2 hrs 30 mins
Total Amount of Time Spent Reading: 10 hrs 36 mins
Total Pages Read Today: 60% = 176 pages
Total Pages Read During Bout of Books: 733
How I’m Feeling Today: I love Bout of books because it reminds me for one week what it’s like to read simply for pleasure!

Stephanie

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6 Responses to “Bout of Books 8.0: Goals and Tracking”

    • Stephanie @ Once Upon a Chapter

      Thank you! I have to admit that Twitter chats leave me feeling all flustered. One will probably be all I can handle. Lol. They are a lot of fun, I just try to read every single Tweet and when it’s as big as BoB has gotten, it can be intimidating. 🙂

      Good luck to you too!

  1. Bree

    Great goals for the read-a-thon! I especially love the “actually update this page” – I post my updates daily but always forget to go back in and update my goals page. It’s *highly annoying* when I want to set my goals for the next read-a-thon because I have to run around my blog to find out what I did before. 😛

    Enjoy the rest of the read-a-thon, you’re doing great!

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