The Bout of Books is on again! It starts this coming Monday and there’s still plenty of time to sign up.
Here’s a bit of info about the 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, May 13th and runs through Sunday, May 19th 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 7.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. -From the Bout of Books team
This will be the fourth BoB I’ve participated in! I’ve really enjoyed it each time, especially all the twitter chat and discovering new blogs to read. I’ll be updating this post each day with my progress.
Make sure you visit the official blog to see all the events that will be going on around the blogs and on Twitter this week!
- Comment on some participating blogs. I say this every time but it’s the most important part of the read-a-thon! Apart from the reading, that is.
- Read at least one book that has been on my shelf for a while, one review book and one library book.
- Spend at least two hours each day reading.
- Hope’s Reign, Selina Fenech – a new release I can’t wait to read
- City of Dragons, Robin Hobb – on my shelf for a while!
The Lies of Locke Lamora, Scott Lynch – library
- Daughter of the Dark, Louise Cusack – on my shelf for a while!
- Fireflies, PS Bartlett – for review
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling (second half)
Today’s progress: The Lies of Locke Lamora, Scott Lynch – page 1 – 65
Total pages so far: 65
Comments: I had such grand plans for reading tonight, but then the lil boy didn’t want to go to sleep, and when he finally did we had no choice but to watch the latest Game of Thrones episode 😉 Still, between reading on the train and on my lunchbreak, 65 pages isn’t too bad.
Locke Lamora is great so far – such beautiful descriptions of the city (feels a bit Venice-ish) and very exciting early on.
Today’s progress: The Lies of Locke Lamora, Scott Lynch – page 65 – 126, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling – pages 300 – 370
Total pages so far: 196
Comments: Of course, the read-a-thon curse has decided to strike early this week. A mixture of busy-ness and feeling unwell has kept my totals low so far 🙁 On the upside, i got to the yule ball part of Goblet of Fire and couldn’t put it down long after my lil boy was asleep 🙂
Today’s progress: The Lies of Locke Lamora, Scott Lynch – page 126 – 196
Total pages so far: 266
Comments: The curse continues. Tonight was raid night (yes, I’m still a Wow player), so no reading to be done.
I am quite enjoying Locke Lamora though – I hope one of these days I can devote some time to finishing it! There are quite a lot of devious machinations going on so the pace is a little slower than I expected, but the descriptions, the snarky characters, even the food is amazing in this book. The story jumps back and forward in time which gets confusing from time to time (so to speak).
Today’s progress: The Lies of Locke Lamora, Scott Lynch – page 196 – 294, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling – pages 370 – 405
Total pages so far: 399
Comments: After a reasonably good reading session at lunch and on the train, I was determined to get Locke Lamora finished tonight. Once the Sprout was asleep I snuggled up in bed early to read, and promptly fell asleep. Sigh.
Today’s progress: The Lies of Locke Lamora, Scott Lynch – page 294 – 371, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling – pages 405 – 480
Total pages so far: 551
Comments: Just your usual Friday today. A bit here, a bit there.
Today’s progress: The Lies of Locke Lamora, Scott Lynch – page 371 – 530 (end), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling – pages 480 – 583
Total pages so far: 813
Comments: Sat in the sunshine today and finished
Today’s progress: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling – pages 583-636 (end)
Total pages so far: 866
Comments: It was a very busy Sunday around here today, but I managed to squeeze in the last few chapters of Goblet of Fire. Wow, what an ending! I’d forgotten how raw it is 🙁
In all, it was a busy week for me and I didn’t get to get stuck into reading as much as I would have liked. 866 is a respectable total though, so I’m happy enough 🙂 I hope you had a good reading week!
Two hours a day is an awesome goal! I’m aiming for 1, I think, just because I know that I’ve got a stinker of a week coming up at work and I’d rather have a lowish goal and exceed it than spend the whole week feeling behind 😉 That said, I’ve just started The Immortal Rules and I can tell that I’m going to be completely addicted to it so maybe that’ll help!
I’ve had The Lies of Locke Lamora on my eReader for so long so if you do get to it, I’ll be interested to see what you think!
Good luck with Bout of Books! 🙂
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Thanks Charlotte! Best of luck with your goals too, I hope you enjoy The Immortal Rules! It’s a hard one to put down 😉
I’ve been getting my blog visiting in early. Hope to continue but I know I’m rubbish at blog reading during the week.
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Ah good books in your list! Good luck. I need to start Memory’s Wake some time.
And yes, the blog visiting and twitter chatting is the important bit! Wouldn’t be much of a read-a-thon without the community. 🙂
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Thanks Hannah 🙂 Have a lovely week!
Good Luck with your reading list!
Thanks! You too 🙂
Ah, I’m so jealous you haven’t read Locke Lamora yet. You are in for a lot of fun with that book!
Your book list sounds great. On a side note, your list of Aussie Fantasy books is wonderful. I’ll be checking that out right now.
Ah thanks! I’m hoping to do another Aussie fantasy feature this year, so if you have any recommendations, let me know 🙂
Great reading list! I hope you’ll have fun 🙂 Happy reading!
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Thanks Aleksandra! Have a great week 🙂
Perfectly respectable results! Congratulations on being happy with how you did. I have a couple of hours left to go and am hoping I will finish book number 6. I had originally set out to do at least 5, and I have accomplished that, so hopefully I can round out number 6 and feel even better about it.
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Wow, well done!
You did great! I’m already ready for the next Bout of Books 🙂
Sweet! You know there’s a wicked wildfire read-a-thon in a couple of weeks? 😉
I am totally checking that out! Thx 🙂
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