Bout of Books update post!

So it’s Bout of Books week! Yay!

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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: GoneSince You’ve Been GoneThe Eye of Minds

Pages read today: 104

Pages read total: 1,111

Reviews today: Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

Challenges today: Spell it Out challenge hosted by ! You can find my entry HERE; I spelled out TARDIS and tweeted a pic of the books I used. Yes, I know I’m a nerd.

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: 3

Books: GoneSince You’ve Been GoneThe 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

Challenges today: Rainbow of Books challenge hosted by Katherine at Neon Yeti Reads. You can find my rainbow HERE on Twitter. It was so fun digging through my shelves to find all the colors!

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

Books: GoneSince You’ve Been GoneThe Eye of Minds [these are all linked to my reviews’] and If I Stay

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

Books:GoneSince You’ve Been GoneThe Eye of MindsIf I Stay [these are all linked to my reviews] and The Raven Boys

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!

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