Bout of Books 11: update post

Bout of Books 11
Bout of Books 11 starts today! I’m so excited to participate again. This post will be where I update my progress at the end of each day (okay, sometimes at the beginning of the next day). I’ll include what I read each day, including number of pages, links to the challenges I completed, links to any reviews I’ve posted, and a total number of pages I’ve read so far. Just in case you missed it,

Here are my goals for the week:

– Read two novels
– Read five children’s books
– Read at least three single issue comics
– Read two trade paperbacks or graphic novels
– Post reviews of at least half of what I read
– Participate in at least two Bout of Books challenges
– Participate in at least one Bout of Books Twitter chat

My TBR:

I have not yet chosen the children’s books I will read, but here are the two novels, two graphic novels, one trade paperback, and the single issue comics I will read this week.

Bout of Books 11 - TBR

Batman and Son, Chew volume 1, Through the Woods, The Girl from the Well, The Geography of You and Me, and several issues of Batman and Robin and Batman, Incorporated. (TBR is subject to change based on my mood)

Monday
Number of books I’ve read today: 2
Total number of books I’ve read: 2
Read today: Through the Woods by Emily Carroll (208 pages), Chew, Volume 1 (128 pages), four issues of Batman and Robin (roughly 30 pages each), and four issues of Batman, Incorporated (roughly 30 pages each)
Pages read today: 576
Total number of pages: 576
Notes about today: I loved the first day of Bout of Books 11! I participated in The Book Monsters Book Scavenger Hunt. You can check out  my entries on my Instagram! I also participated in the first Bout of Books Twitter chat of the week. It was so much fun though pretty overwhelming. I read roughly the same amount of pages on my first day this time as I did the last time I participated in Bout of Books. Yay!

Tuesday
Number of books I’ve read today: 0
Total number of books I’ve read: 2
Read today: Started The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco
Pages read today: 103
Total number of pages: 679
Notes about today: Today was a little slow for me. I had a lot to do for my online job and the site that I write for (WatchPlayRead). I also went to the movies with my brother (we saw Let’s Be Cops, which was HILARIOUS), so I didn’t get to read as much as I want. I was also feeling a little stressed, so I kind of just stepped back from everything for a while. Hopefully I’ll be able to read more on Wednesday. I did participate in the Book Spine Poetry challenge, and you can find my entry here. That was fun!

Wednesday
Number of books I’ve read today: 1
Total number of books I’ve read: 3
Read today: Finished The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco
Pages read today: 162
Total number of pages: 841
Notes about today: I finished The Girl from the Well today; I plan on reviewing it in the next day or so. Today was a little less stressful, but that’s mostly because I was at work today, and I love my job at the library. Unfortunately, I completely forgot about the Bout of Books chat so I didn’t get to participate. Oh well. At least there is another one on Saturday. How’s everyone else doing?

Thursday
Number of books I’ve read today: 3
Total number of books I’ve read: 6
Read today: Volume 6 and 7 of The Walking Dead comics; Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg
Pages read today: 304
Total number of pages: 1,145
Notes about today: I had a little change of my reading list today and I read volumes 6 and 7 of The Walking Dead comics (because they finally came in at the library). By the way, volume 6 is AWESOME. I also read my first children’s book of the week, Jumanji, which I’ve been meaning to read for a while. I also started The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith, but I only read 14 pages which is why I didn’t add it to my count. I didn’t do any challenges today because I worked most of the day, so I plan on doing at least one on Friday. Also, I need to visit some more new blogs!

Friday
Number of books I’ve read today: 1.5
Total number of books I’ve read: 7.5
Read today: Volume 8 of The Walking Dead comics; 115 pages of The Geography of You and Me
Pages read today: 251
Total number of pages: 1,396
Notes about today: Today was a pretty good day as well. I got a HUGE haul from the library because all of my holds came in at the same time. Of course. So I had to read one more volume of The Walking Dead. Then I read some more of The Geography of You and Me, which I’m really enjoying. Again, no challenges. 😦 But I had a busy day and my aunt and uncle are in town, so I just spent time with them instead.

Saturday
Number of books I’ve read today: .5
Total number of books I’ve read: 8
Read today: Finished The Geography of You and Me
Pages read today: 222
Total number of pages: 1,618
Notes about today: Today, I participated in the Spell It Out Challenge, and you can see my entry on Instagram (I spelled out my named, STEFANI). I also finished reading The Geography of You and Me, which I thought was pretty cute (I’ll review it soon). I participated in the Bout of Books chat as well, but I was eating breakfast at Dunkin Donuts and then walking around an outlet mall with my family, so it was kind of haphazard tweeting. I can’t believe tomorrow’s the last day already. I’ve enjoyed this Bout of Books; I exceeded my expectations in page count, and I’m also going to start a new book on Sunday, which means I’ll be reading more than my goal! Yay!

Sunday
Number of books I’ve read today: 3.5
Total number of books I’ve read: 11.5
Read today: Read Lost and Found and Up and Down by Oliver Jeffers, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst, and half of The Truth about Alice by Jennifer Mathieu
Pages read today: 206
Total number of pages: 1,824
Notes about today: Today was the last day of Bout of Books 11! 😦 I am really proud of myself and how  much I read. I met my goals and more! So that’s super exciting. I had a blast and I’m glad I got to participate again. Looking forward to the next one!

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10 thoughts on “Bout of Books 11: update post

  1. I just received Through the Woods for review, and (don’t throw things at me) I’ve NEVER read a graphic novel before. I have no clue why, but this one is going to be my first. It is BEAUTIFUL, and I can’t get over how pretty it is sitting on my shelf. But I’m also a little scared to read it at night, which is all the time I have right now. I feel like I won’t sleep 🙂

    • I won’t throw anything at you! I actually just started reading comics and graphic novels about two months ago. As soon as Through the Woods showed up at the library where I work, I checked it out. I feel kind of bad, because I thought it was so beautiful, I didn’t even put it on the shelf for our patrons to check out. I checked it out first. Haha. It is SO pretty! I hope you like it. Maybe it’ll get you into more comics/graphic novels. 🙂

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