Bout of Books 12 Update: The Finish Line

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Midnight stroke, and with it came the end of this edition of Bout of Books. As always, it didn’t go according to plan, but I should know by now that planning reads doesn’t work for me in the slightest.

I had expected to read four full books. Instead, I finished an audiobook, began and nearly finished another, read a half and a third of two/threee of my planned reads, and began two other books. Yup, I think it’s time I give up on this planning business altogether. It just isn’t going to stick.

To be more specific, I’ve read:

Organ Reapers by Shay West: 34% (it feels like about 90 pages)
No Return: A Novel of Jeroun by Zachary Jernigan: 50% (or 157 pages)
Northern Lights by Philip Pullman: 78% (equivalent to 320 pages; finished audiobook)
The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman: 87% (equivalent to 284 pages)
Paperweight by Meg Haston: 64% (or 195 pages)
The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma: 16% (53 pages)

Grand Total: circa 1099 pages.

That’s nearly four 300 pages long books, so, in a way, I guess I fulfilled my goal? Either way, I had plenty of fun, completing a couple of challenges on my tumblr (I kept forgetting to check them), participating in all three Twitter chats (which were a ridiculous amount of fun), and, of course, reading. In the end, that’s the most important thing.

The next Bout of Books will be in Spring, and it couldn’t come quicker. In the meantime, I’ll just head to bed to snooze with a nice novel.

How about you? Did you have fun reading this week? Did you stick to your planned reading?


Bout of Books 12 Update: First 3 Days

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The reason why I haven’t written an update yet is because, quite frankly, my reading has been minimal, and I thought it’d be best to simply do a halfway post instead. So, without further ado, this is what I’ve read:

Organ Reapers by Shay West: 16%
No Return: A Novel of Jeroun by Zachary Jernigan: 28% (or 90 pages)

In short, nothing more than the usual. If anything, a little bit less.

However, I did also make some progress with an audiobook, which I had not planned on at all (but isn’t that always the way with me?). Today, I listened to 4h40 of Northern Lights by Philip Pullman, which took me from last week’s 22% to about 70%. I’m not sure if I’ll listen to the last 2h20 during this week, as I only listen to audiobooks while doing chores, but it is now a possibility.

And that were my first three days of Bout of Books! How about the rest of you? Did you make much progress?

Bout of Books: Planned Reads

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The new edition of Bout of Books has begun for this GMT bookworm. The time has come to swim in novels. As such, I won’t be posting reviews or any of my usual content this week. That’ll be resumed next Monday. In the meantime, I’ll be posting updates on how the reading is going.

So what will I be reading? Well, I’m aiming at four books, three of which I’ve already picked, and one I’ll chose once I finish the others. All of them will be ARCs or Goodreads First Reads. The quicker I get to my goal of being caught up there, the better.

No Return: A Novel of Jeroun Organ Reapers

If I finish No Return, I’ll then pick up Fractured by Dani Atkins. I’ll also be slowly reading bits of The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste, which I don’t expect to finish during Bout of Books. As for the last book… you’ll know which one it is once the time arrives!

How about you? What are you reading this week? Are you joining Bout of Books?

Bout of Books 12 – I’m in

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Because I am insane, I’ve decided to participate on the 12th edition of Bout of Books. As busy as I might be in that week, it’s always one more push to quenching my TBR (I won’t manage it fully, of course, but it’s always one step closer!), and, of course, to meet some great bloggers.

For those of you who don’t know what it is:

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, January 5th and runs through Sunday, January 11th 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 12 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

Are you joining the insanity?