Bout of Books 23: Alexa’s TBR, Goals and Updates

Posted August 19th, 2018 by in Bout of Books, Read-a-Thon / 6 comments

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 20th and runs through Sunday, August 26th 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 23 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team.

TBR:

Audiobooks:
I have already started both of these so I just want to finish them.
I’m on 5:34:29/13:53:27 of Crazy Rich Asians. I have 8 hr 18 mins left.
I’m on 8:20:11/18:20:40 of Strange the Dreamer I have 10 hours left.

ARCs:
I’m really excited to read all of these. I do need to at least read An Assassin’s Guide this week because I have already promised to send it to someone else. Kagawa is a favorite though and The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue was one of my favorite reads of last year so I’m excited to read about Monty’s sister.

Other Books:
Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass, #6)

I’ve been reading this ebook while at work and I’m currently on page 120/664
I also hope to get to some of the manga that I have bought recently if I need a break from all the long stories full of words.

Goals:

~ I would love to finish both audiobooks, Tower of Dawn, one ARC, and one manga.
~ I would like to comment on one person’s progress every day.
~ Join in chatting on twitter each day.
~ Read a total of 1,000 page.

Updates:

Monday:
Pages Read Today:
40 pages (pg. 213-253 of Crazy Rich Asians) I listened to this on audio and in my physical copy it was 40 pages. I went from 5:34:29 to 6:37:53, so just barely over an hour of listening time.
22 pages (pg. 120-142 of Tower of Dawn)
32 pages (pg. 1-32 of An Assassin’s Guide to Love and Treason)
Total Pages Read:
94 pages
Feelings:
I wanted to read more today but I am happy with what I read and listened to. I hope to get more into Assassin’s Guide on day two.

Tuesday:
Pages Read Today:
60 pages (pg. 254-314 of Crazy Rich Asians) I listened to this on audio. I went from 6:37:53 to 8:11:20, so about an hour and a half of listening time.
29 pages (pg. 143-172 of Tower of Dawn)
Total Pages Read:
94+89= 183 pages
Feelings:
I wish I had done more reading when I got home from work. I wanted to read a good amount in Assassin’s Guide. Unfortunately I ended up with a major jaw ache and went to be early. Here is to hoping day 3 is better.

Wednesday:
Pages Read Today:
78 pages (pg. 315-393 of Crazy Rich Asians) I listened to this on audio. I went from 8:11:20 to 10:16:24, so a little over two hours.
64 pages (pg. 173-237 of Tower of Dawn)
10 pages (pg. 33-43 of An Assassin’s Guide to Love and Treason)
Total Pages Read:
183+ 152= 335 pages
Feelings:
I still have to get into the habit of going home and reading. It is a habit I have been trying to pick up for a while. I seem to do my audiobooks in the car, ebook at work but I struggle when I get home to put the physical book in my hands and read.

Thursday:
Pages Read Today:
38 pages (pg. 238-276 of Tower of Dawn)
150 pages (pg. 44-194 of An Assassin’s Guide to Love and Treason)
Total Pages Read:
335 + 188= 523 pages
Feelings:
I still have not read anything while at home! I did have to work both of my jobs yesterday though so I was a little busy. I know I am off work this weekend so I hope to get in some valuable reading time!

Friday/ Saturday/ Sunday:
Pages Read Today:
9 pages (pg. 277-286 of Tower of Dawn)
169 pages (pg. 195-364 of An Assassin’s Guide to Love and Treason)
400 pages (pg. 1-400 of Wolfsong)
Total Pages Read:
523 + 578= 1101 pages
Feelings:
I sort of got sidetracked on my reading. I picked up a book that was recommended during one of the chats and binge read that instead of completing some of the books I had already started. I did reach my page goal, chatted on twitter almost daily and I did do both twitter chats. I did not do enough blog commenting but maybe next time.

Alexa

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6 Responses to “Bout of Books 23: Alexa’s TBR, Goals and Updates”

  1. Lisa @ Captivated Reader

    Good luck with your reading goals, I didn’t set a ‘tbr’ list for this week. I am keeping my reading goals low for this week and hope to read 2-3 books this week for BOB 23. I finished reading Turtles All The Way Down by John Green last night and really enjoyed it a lot.

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