So it’s Bout of Books week! Yay!
Just in case you missed it, here are my goals for the week:
- Read 5 books; the picture below is my tentative TBR for the week, but I have a feeling I might change this a little depending on my mood, as everything I’ve chosen is sci-fi/dystopian/fantasy. I might need a little YA/contemporary in there, especially since I just found out Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson is available at my local library!
- Review all 5 books & post these reviews on my blog, on Goodreads, on Amazon
- Track my progress each day on a single post on this blog & track my progress on Twitter; I will create a progress post on my blog on Monday and will update it throughout the week
- Comment on at least two other Bout of Books participants’ blogs per day
- Participate in at least one Twitter chat with other BoB-ers
I will be updating this post every day with my progress. Bout of Books gives a general outline for your progress post, but I’ve added in a little and will probably modify it each day.
Number of books I’ve read today: 1
Total number of books I’ve read: 1
Books: Gone by Michael Grant
Pages read today: 558
Total number of pages: 558
Notes about today: So I read 558 pages, applied for two jobs, went for a run, and swam for a couple of hours. Suffice it to say, I’m pretty tired. But I seriously enjoyed Gone. Review will be up in the morning. I didn’t participate in the BoB challenge today, mostly because it was “If you enjoyed X, try Y” and I just did that for Top Ten Tuesday a couple of weeks ago. I plan on participating tomorrow though! Also, I’m really looking forward to starting Since You’ve Been Gone tomorrow. 🙂 How are your goals coming along?
Number of books I’ve read today:Started one
Total number of books I’ve read: 1 plus some of another
Books: Reading Since You’ve Been Gone
Pages read today:92
Pages read total:650
Reviews: Gone by Michael Grant
Challenges completed: 1 (Books I’m Looking Forward to)
Notes about today: I babysat 4 year old twins and their 5 year old sister today, so I didn’t have much time to read. Also, I’ve had a sinus headache all day, which means it’s pretty hard to read. I read 92 pages of Since You’ve Been Gone though. Not too bad. My head feels like it’s going to explode if I read any more, so I think I’m done for the day. What about you? How much did you read today?
Number of books I’ve read today: Finished Since You’ve Been Gone
Total number of books I’ve read: 2
Books: Gone and Since You’ve Been Gone (review up tomorrow!)
Pages read today: 357
Pages read total: 1,007
Notes about today: I had a pounding, sinus-y headache all day long, and I babysat for 5 hours again today, but I managed to finish Since You’ve Been Gone, which means I am doing pretty well with my goals, I’d say. I think it also says something pretty important about that book if I was able to read it when I felt so crappy. I’ll post a review in the morning! Hope all of your goals are going well. 🙂
Number of books I’ve read today: Some of The Eye of Minds
Total number of books I’ve read: 2.4
Books: Gone, Since You’ve Been Gone, The Eye of Minds
Pages read today: 104
Pages read total: 1,111
Reviews today: Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
Notes about today: So, I’m sick. I feel horrible. Usually when I’m sick, I can curl up with a book and be fine for the whole day, but it’s one of those sinus-y/chest congestion cold things, and my head hurts a lot. It’s hard to read when you’re head hurts, which is why I only read 104 pages. I know for some people that’s a lot, but I planned on reading all of The Eye of Minds today. Oh, well. I got to take a nap, which never happens for me, so that was good. I hope you guys aren’t sick like me and are making good progress on your goals. 🙂
Number of books I’ve read today: Some of two books: finished The Eye of Minds and started If I Stay
Total number of books I’ve read: 3Books: Gone, Since You’ve Been Gone, The Eye of Minds [these are all linked to my reviews]
Pages read today: 378 (204 of The Eye of Minds, 174 of If I Stay)
Pages read total: 1,489
Reviews today: The Eye of Minds by James Dashner
Notes about today: Finished The Eye of Minds today. As you can see in my review, I was kind of disappointed, so that sucks. I’m also still sick, which sucks even more. I was actually able to sleep in a bit (usually wake up at 6:30-7, slept until 8:50) because of some cold meds, which is something. But I read 378 pages today, wrote a review, did this week’s Life of a Blogger theme (101 things I love), did a Bout of Books challenge, and am going to bed at a good time to try to sleep of the rest of my sickness. Not a bad day.
Number of books I’ve read today: Part of two: finished If I Stay; started The Raven Boys
Total number of books I’ve read: 4
Pages read today: 160 (60 pages of If I Stay; 100 pages of The Raven Boys)
Pages read total:1,649
Notes about today: So I finished If I Stay on Saturday morning. I am still unsure how I felt about it, so I’m holding off on the review until I figure it out. I babysat today from 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., so I didn’t really have a lot of time to read, hence the short page count. BUT, I participated in the Bout of Books twitter chat in the morning, and that was A LOT of fun. Followed some new people, gained some followers. It was cool.
Number of books I’ve read today: Some of The Raven Boys
Total number of books I’ve read: 4.5
Pages read today: 112
Pages read total: 1,761
Reviews: If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Notes about today: So I’m sick. Like, I think I need to go to the doctor sick. Unfortunately, that means I haven’t finished my final book because I don’t feel well. I posted my fourth review (for If I Stay), and read more than a hundred pages of The Raven Boys, so it’s like I didn’t do anything. I just couldn’t finish because my head is killing me. I plan on finishing it in the morning and posting my review then. I read A LOT this week, so I’m definitely not disappointed by my progress. 1,769 pages in a week isn’t too shabby. 🙂
Are you participating in Bout of Books? Link me up to your update post so I can see your progress, too!