Monday, January 14, 2013

Bout of Books 6.0--Goals and Updates

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, 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

Wrap-Up

See below because that's about all the reading I was able to do. *frown*  Between being sick, my son's birthday on Thursday and getting ready for his party on Sunday, and work...I just did not have time to read.  I'm so disappointed.  I hope I will have more time to read during my read-a-thon next week.  *fingers crossed*

Thanks to Amanda and Kelly for hosting.  Looking forward to the next one!

Updates and Mini-Challenges
1/7 and 1/8 
The book(s) I’ve been reading: Les Miserables and Persuasion
Number of pages I’ve read on the above dates: Les Mis--27 Persuasion--23
Total number of pages I’ve read:  50
Notes:  Oh yes, sucking royally so far.  Am I surprised?  No.  Of course, I have to be sick.  When it rains it pours.

 1/9/13--Mini-Challenge

Page 48 Challenge, hosted by Booking in Heels

Original sentence:
There are moments when nature appears hostile.

Mine:
There are moments when nature appears hostile.  At other times, nature is calm.  One cannot predict the outcome with nature.  I knew one thing for sure.  The zombies didn't care if nature was hostile or calm; they kept coming.

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I need this read-a-thon...badly! I have a TON of reading to do this month.  Unfortunately, I also have to work and deal with the kids (Reece's birthday is Thursday and his party is next weekend) and we're still working on shelving my books.  Hey, we're up to the Js! But we still have K-Z and non-fiction, Christmas, writing books, etc., etc.  All of this and I'm also battling an upper respiratory illness.  Oy Vay! Anyway, I'm still going to squeeze in as much reading as I can this week.

Here's what I'm reading:

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo (this week's section for TuesBookTalk)
Persuasion by Jane Austen (sections for read-a-long)
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (section for read-a-long)
Under the Snow by Kerstin Ekman
Dune by Frank Herbert

I'm not sure what else I'm supposed to be reading this month, but I'm sure there probably is something else (I'll add it when I remember).

My updates will appear at the top of this post under the read-a-thon blurb.

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  1. Good luck and have fun!

    I have read both Les Miserables and Dune and those are books that can really take a lot of time!

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  2. Wishing you lots of fun with this one...and I know you will. I read "The Night Circus" and loved it!

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  3. Fantastic choices! I hope you enjoy them :)

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  4. Good luck with the read-a-thon! And hope you're feeling better!

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  5. Do wish you all the best! And hope you are doing well dear. :) It's been crazy here, but hoping things will calm now. Happy New Year friend!

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  6. Good luck! I am still on my first book...but at least I'm not being chased my zombies! lol

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  7. I love your book choices: Persuasion and Dune are two of my all-time faves. Good luck with the Bout!

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  8. Sick, yikes! That's no fun. I can't read when I'm sick.

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