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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Bout of Books 8.0 - Starting Line, Goals, Updates

Bout of Books

I am so excited that it's Bout of Books time again! *Does a happy dance, accidentally knocks over a stack of books, looks embarrassed and quickly sits back down.* I am also a challenge host this time, that's a big step for me and I'm very nervous about it! I hope you will have fun with that on Friday when it goes live! In the meantime, lets get our read-a-thon on and see what we can do!

If you're wondering what Bout of Books is all about, here is a quick note of explanation. If you click on the picture above it will take you to the Bout of Books site where you can join the fun!

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


*Visit at least 10 other Bout of Books-ers - 10/10
*Host a challenge
*Do a challenge
*Read/listen to the following:


Day 1 8/19/13:
*Currently reading Dragon Bound - page 76
*In Six Words:  It's as good as they said!

Day 2 8/20/13:
*Currently reading Dragon Bound - page 130
*Listened to about 3.5 hours of City of Ashes
*Did the Re-Title it Challenge at Music Plus Books.  I re-titled Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison to Bored Dragon Meets His Match
*Visited 4/10 Bout of Books-ers: Miki, The World for the Reading, Elsi and Nimrodiel
*In Six Words:  Do not mess with angry dragons!

Day 3 8/21/13:
*Currently reading Dragon Bound - page 170
*Finished City of Ashes, about another 1.5 hours
*Started Agent to the Stars about 1 hour
*Visited Never too Fond of Books
*In Six Words: His tail is bigger than theirs! O.o

Day 4 8/22/13:
*Currently reading Dragon Bound - page 234
*Currently listening to Agent to the Stars about 1.5 hours
*Got my Bookish Mad Libs Challenge post ready
*In Six Words: Scalzi and Wheaton, the perfect team!

Day 5 8/23/13:
*Currently reading Dragon Bound - page 280
*Currently listening to Agent to the Stars about 3.5 hours
*Bookish Madlibs was a success!  There are so many entries to look through, and many people seemed to like it!  I am so excited that it went so well!
*In Six Words: I will finish two books Saturday!

Day 6 8/24/13:
*Finished Dragon Bound - 312 pages total
*Started Valiant by Holly Black
*Currently listening to Agent to the Stars about 1.5 hours
*Posted Bookish Mad Libs Winner
*In Six Words: Finishing my goals isn't gonna happen!

Day 7 8/25/13:
*Visited Jennifer @ A Librarian's Library, Ann @nothingmiss15, Lou @ Relaxed Reads, Just Another Rabid Reader, Fortune Favors the Brave, Cheap Thrills, Heydor Reads
*Finished Agent to the Stars total listening time 8:49:45
*Currently reading Valiant - 102 pages
*In Six Words: Another great Bout of Books done!

Books finished = 2 full, 1 partial, started a 4th
Total pages = 414
Total time listened =  almost 14 hours


  1. Anonymous8:13 PM

    My goals are up at I'll record my starting position(s) since I've already started reading three books. I've barely begun them -- about 3 chapters into each one -- but I may read a bit more before the actual start at midnight.

  2. I hope you will love dragon bound^^ those are good goals and i wish you all the best

  3. It looks like you're making some great progress! I'm so glad you're liking Dragon Bound. It really is an excellent read. I hope that the rest of Bout of Books is good to you!

  4. I need to remember next BOB to write down whose blog I'm visiting. It's such a great idea! You are doing amazing so far :) Happy reading!

  5. Great job so far! I will have to check out Agent to the Stars. I listened the audiobook for Redshirts earlier this year and really liked it. I agree that Scalzi and Wheaton are a good match.

  6. I meant to check out Dragon Bound last time I stopped by. Going to Goodreads to do that now before I forget :) Your challenge was super unique. Wish I would've set aside time today to do it!

  7. Love your "in 6 words" summaries, especially the one about the tail haha.

  8. Anonymous8:22 AM

    The mad libs challenge was really fun! I hope it becomes a regular challenge, like book spine poetry, one that keeps coming back every event. (Although, was "spend a LOT of time with" supposed to be a euphemism? When I read my finished product it seemed a little... suggestive? Perhaps I should have picked a hero rather than a heroine, though it could work as a girls' night in, I guess.)


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