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Bout of Books 8.0 – Wrap Up

Hello All!

I thought it would be good to wrap up my experience for Bout of Books 8.0 this time around.  I had challenged myself to read 3 novels and 2 novellas and I was only able to finish 1 novel and 1 novella.  I did start on a second novel, but I wasn’t able to get as much reading in Yesterday as I had hoped.  I know that it didn’t help that Monday and Tuesday I was out of town at a work conference with virtually NO time available to read. 😦  Hopefully Bout of Books 9.0 won’t fall during a week that will be extremely busy for me.  I believe they are holding it in January and that is my wedding month. LOL.  So we’ll see.

Books Read:

    Here Comes Johnny

Books Started:

Updates:

  • 8/19
    # of pages/% read today: 4%
    Total # of pages/% read: 4%
    # of Books Read: 0
    Books Read: 0
    Comments: Since I was at a work event all day, it was hard to squeeze any reading in. :-(
  • 8/20
    # of pages/% read today: 13%
    Total # of pages/% read: 17%
    # of Books Read: 0
    Books Read: 0
    Comments: Still at the work conference, glad I got a little more reading in…hoping tomorrow will be a much more productive reading day!
  • 8/21
    # of pages/% read today: 7%
    Total # of pages/%read: 24%
    # of Books Read: 0
    Books Read: 0
    Comments: I really thought I was going to get through more of my book Yesterday. :-(  I’m definitely going to have to change that today!! :-D
  • 8/22
    # of pages/% read today: 26%
    Total # of pages/% read: 50%
    # of Books Read: 0
    Books Read: 0
    Comments: I got much further than I was expecting. I’m hoping to finish this book and one of my novellas tomorrow!
  • 8/23
    # of pages/% read today: 38%
    Total # of pages/% read: 84%
    # of Books Read: 0
    Books Read: 0
    Comments: Got more reading in, but I’m just ready for the weekend so I can have a LOT more time to read.
  • 8/24
    # of pages/% read today: 116%
    Total # of pages/% read: 200%
    # of Books Read: 2
    Books Read: The Next Best Thing by Kristen Higgins, I Dream of Johnny by Juliet Madison
    Comments: So happy that I had more time to sit down and finish up The Next Best Thing (review to post on Tuesday) and I Dream of Johnny (review to post on Thursday), hoping to start and get a good chunk of Operation: Endgame by Christi Snow tomorrow!
  • 8/25
    # of pages/% read today: 25%
    Total # of pages/% read:225%
    # of Books Read: 2
    Books Read: (see above)
    Comments: For being a Sunday I wasn’t able to get as much reading in as I was hoping.  Poor little Jera was a sickly thing today and was in need of a lot of attention from Mommy!  Once Tony got home we cleaned up the house and prepared dinner for a friend to come over…so I didn’t get as much reading in as I would have liked…but I am excited to get this book read by next week. 😀 (Operation: Endgame by Christ Snow)

Bout of Books 8.0: I Spy…Challenge WINNER

Hey All,

I REALLY appreciate everyone who participated in my fun little challenge.  It was so much fun to host and gave me a lot of great books that I need to check out!  I’m thinking about putting a post together with all the books that were mentioned in this challenge, and highlighting the ones that were mentioned by multiple people. 😀

I will say that I had trouble finding a few of these items myself, which I thought would be good for everyone else…a challenge isn’t supposed to be completely easy right?! 😀 😛 😉  I will also say that I LOVE CHRISTMAS!  So the whole Christmas Tree item was to give me some ideas of books to check out this coming December. 😀  Selfish, I know…but it seemed to be either REALLY easy for some of you or REALLY hard.

If I’m able to host this challenge again during Bout of Books 9.0, I will definitely tell you that I plan on doing a prize giveaway next time around for the winner!  Speaking of winner…this challenge winner goes out to:

MELANIE from Christian Bookshelf Reviews

The winner was chosen at random through Rafflecopter and you can check out her fun post (which I truly enjoyed) by going HERE.

Thanks again to everyone who participated and HAPPY READING on our last few days of Bout of Books 8.0!

Bout of Books 8.0 – I Spy…Challenge

I Spy Challenge

I am very excited to bring to you my VERY first challenge!  For today’s challenge all you need is your bookshelf and/or your eReader, and a fun attitude!  I’m sure many of you remember the fun “I Spy” books when we were younger, it would tell you to find a particular object in the picture of clutter and you would have to find it, well I thought it would be fun to do that with our book covers.  The object of this game is to find the specific items listed below using the books you own!  I do have just a few rules for this challenge so that it is a little more challenging. 🙂

Rules:

  1. You can only use a particular book one time for the objects listed.
  2. You can only use two books from a series and then you can’t use that series again to find the remaining objects.
  3. You must use a book that you own either physically or electronically.

Those are the only rules!  There is no giveaway associated with this challenge, it is just for the fun and excitement of it, gives you a chance to feel like a kid again. 🙂  I will announce a winner of the challenge, that is selected at random, by noon on Friday, August 23.  

As far as sharing the books you found for each object, you can either do a post on your own site or you can just list them below in the comments.  (Please list both the title and the author)  If you do decide to do a post on your own site, PLEASE share the link below in the comments!  I would LOVE to check out everyone’s lists…it might give me an idea of some other books I need to check out. 😀

Without Further Adieu…your challenge!

I Spy…

  • …snowflakes
  • …flames
  • …a city skyline
  • …the moon
  • …a sword (not Sward…haha, can you tell I wasn’t thinking completely?! SORRY!)
  • …a wedding dress
  • …high heels
  • …fog
  • …a Christmas tree
  • …sunglasses
  • …lightening
  • …a tattoo
  • …combat boots
  • …hand-cuffs
  • …a road

Enjoy and I can’t wait to see what you all come up with! 😀

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Bout of Books 8.0 – My Answers to the I Spy… Challenge

Hey all!  Here are the covers I found for the challenge…below I will share the rules again, and if you want to participate check out the entry post HERE!

Snowflakes

Flames

City Skyline

The Moon

A Sword

High Heels

Fog

Christmas Tree

Sunglasses

Lightening

Tattoo

L

Combat Boots

Handcuffs

 

A Road

 

Bout of Books 8.0 – Goals

Bout of Books

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 12:01 am Monday, August 19th and runs through Sunda, August 25th in whatever timezone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your ususal 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 8.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books Team

I am very excited to be participating in Bout of Books 8.0! I had participated in Bout of Books 2.0, but haven’t been able to participate in one sense. Not only am I going to be participating by setting some goals for myself and hoping to read more than my usual two books in a week, I am also participating by hosting a challenge on my blog on Thursday, August 22!!! You’ll have to check that challenge out when it’s here, but be ready to have your bookshelves in sight and your eReader at the ready!! 😀 😉 😛

Here are my goals/updates throughout the week!

Time Devoted to Reading:

  • At least 2 hours/day (Wednesday – Sunday…I have a work conference that is occuring the 18-20 and won’t have a lot of time to read)

My Goals:

  • Read at least 3 novels in the week
  • Read at least 2 novellas in the week

Books to Read:

Here Comes Johnny

Updates:

Due to the fact that I cannot, usually, read an entire book in one day I saw that someone else was going to do # of pages read instead of # of books. I think this is a much better thing for me to focus on and feel like I’m actually getting some good progress towards my goal. 😀

  • 8/19
    # of pages/% read today: 4%
    Total # of pages/% read: 4%
    # of Books Read: 0
    Books Read: 0
    Comments: Since I was at a work event all day, it was hard to squeeze any reading in. 😦
  • 8/20
    # of pages/% read today: 13%
    Total # of pages/% read: 17%
    # of Books Read: 0
    Books Read: 0
    Comments: Still at the work conference, glad I got a little more reading in…hoping tomorrow will be a much more productive reading day!
  • 8/21
    # of pages/% read today: 7%
    Total # of pages/%read: 24%
    # of Books Read: 0
    Books Read: 0
    Comments: I really thought I was going to get through more of my book Yesterday. 😦  I’m definitely going to have to change that today!! 😀
  • 8/22
    # of pages/% read today: 26%
    Total # of pages/% read: 50%
    # of Books Read: 0
    Books Read: 0
    Comments: I got much further than I was expecting. I’m hoping to finish this book and one of my novellas tomorrow!
  • 8/23
    # of pages/% read today: 38%
    Total # of pages/% read: 84%
    # of Books Read: 0
    Books Read: 0
    Comments: Got more reading in, but I’m just ready for the weekend so I can have a LOT more time to read.
  • 8/24
    # of pages today:
    Total # of pages:
    # of Books Read:
    Books Read:
  • 8/25
    # of pages today:
    Total # of pages:
    # of Books Read:
    Books Read:

Bout of Books 8.0

Bout of Books

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, August 19th and runs through Sunday, August 25th 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 8.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I haven’t joined into a Bout of Books since 2.0…I’m excited to join in again this year and get some major reading done!  Hopefully with Saturday/Sunday, I’ll be able to actually fulfill my goals! 😀

 

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