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Sunday, January 06, 2013

Bout of Books 6.0 January 7-13

Bout of Books Read-a-Thon

It's time for Bout of Books 6.0!  Get a jump start on your reading this year! You can sign up HERE.

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, January 7th and runs through Sunday, January 13th 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 6.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. -From the Bout of Books 6.0 team


  • Devote one additional uninterrupted hour per day to reading/listening (that's harder than it sounds, and usually I'm my own interruption!)
  • Finish up the books I'm in the middle of.
  • Start another Seriously Series Challenge book. 
  • Added later - 700 pages total.

Books to finish up


Starting page: 126
Status: Finished!

Starting position: 84
Status: In Progress

Starting time: 5:06
Status: Finished!

Books/Short Stories Started

Trade PB
Starting page: 1/252
Status: Finished!

Nice Girls Don’t Sign a Lease
Without a Wedding Ring

blog post/short story
Pages: 9
Status: Finished!

Short story
Pages: 17
Status: Finished!

Short Story
Pages: 10
Status: Finished!


1/7 - Day 1
Time Listened: 1:23 (6:29)
Pages Read: DM(18), TTB(146) = 164

1/8 - Day 2
Time Listened: :49 (7:18)
Pages Read: DM(40), TTB(106) = 146
Finished Tempting the Beast by Lora Leigh

1/9 - Day 3
Time Listened: 2:20 (part 2 1:49)
Pages Read: 136
Finished Dead Matter by Anton Strout

Page 48 Challenge

"What can I do?" I asked. "It's not like the Order has put me through any kind of psychology boot camp." -- pg. 48 - Dead Matter by Anton Strout

My Continuation:

     My partner stared out at the scene before us in bemusement.  "Freud would have a hey day with this. I  really hope the Order has a good mental health clause in their insurance plan, you're going to need it after you clean this up!"  He contemplated the tableau awhile longer then said, "Well, good luck mate, ring me if you need a drink, you know... after..."

1/10 - Day 4
Time Listened: 1:41 (part 2 3:30)
Pages Read: NG (9), KU (17), Reb (41) = 67
Finished 2 short stories

1/11 - Day 5
Time Listened: 2:06 (part 2 5:36)
Pages Read: ATM (10), Reb (29) = 39
Finished A Test of Mettle short story

1/12 - Day 6
Time Listened: 2:13 (part 2 7:49)
Pages Read: Reb(24) = 24
Finished the Orchid Affair on audio

1/13 - Day 7
Pages Read: Reb(98) = 98

Total Time Listened: 10:32
Total Pages Read: 674
Books Finished: 3
Short Stories Finished: 3

Closing Remarks:  I didn't quite hit my amended goal of 700 pages, but I'm still really happy with what I managed, especially the 10 hours of listening time!  As usual this was a great time and I can't wait until the next one!


  1. I haven't heard of any of those books, Shaunesay!

    Dead Matter sounds really good, and I'm adding that to my TBR list!

    I hope you reach your goals!

  2. Hi -- wishing you good progress in Bout of Books 6.0. I still need to write a goals & starting position post.

  3. Rebel is in my TBR pile. Good luck with your goals!

  4. Anonymous8:51 AM

    Keep up the good work! I just met Kevin Hearne on Wednesday. I now own signed copies of the first 5 books in the Iron Druid series. Can't wait to jump into it!


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