Monday, May 14, 2018

Bout of Books 22 Updates

I'll keep all my updates in this one post again. Maybe I can reach my 1000-page goal this time! I'm in western Europe this week, so will be using that time zone (EST + 6 hours).

Monday (Day One)
Books finished/in progress:
     Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson - 74 pgs
     Nemesis by Agatha Christie - 21 pgs
Pages read today:  95

Tuesday (Day Two)
Books finished/in progress;
     Just Mercy - 48 pgs, Finished
     Nemesis - 46 pgs
     The End of the Affair by Graham Greene - 68 pgs
     First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde  - 21 pgs
Pages read today: 183

Wednesday (Day Three)
Books finished/in progress:
     The End of the Affair - 80 pgs, Finished
     Nemesis - 124 pgs, Finished
     First Among Sequels - 19 pgs
     The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead - 33 pgs
Pages read today: 256

Thursday (Day Four)
     First Among Sequels - 59 pgs
     The Underground Railroad - 44 pgs
Pages read today: 103

Friday (Day Five)
     First Among Sequels - 119 pgs
     The Underground Railroad - 49 pgs
Pages read today:  168

Saturday (Day Six)
     First Among Sequels - 65 pgs
     The Underground Railroad - 87 pgs
Pages read today:  152

Sunday (Day Seven)
     First Among Sequels - 112 pgs, Finished
     The Underground Railroad - 93 pgs, Finished
Pages read today:  205

Final total:  1162 pages

For the first time, I reached my 1000-page goal in Bout of Books! Hope everyone had a great week of reading!

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Bout of Books 22

Time for another Readathon-ish event! From the blog:

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 14th and runs through Sunday, May 20th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 22 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Closing Survey

1. Which hour was most daunting for you? Didn't last past hour 22
2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read! Read all of Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward, listened to part of Boys in the Trees by Carly Simon, and read a little of Nememis by Agatha Christie.
3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners? I enjoyed Sing, Unburied, Sing.
4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you smile? Publish the list of participants a little earlier so I could find a few blogs to visit.
5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep? Considering this was my 14th readathon, I'd say I'm VERY likely to participate! I could probably help organize.

Hours 17 thru 24

I stayed up until 3:00 a.m. and finished a book!

Since last update:

Sing, Unburied, Sing - 85 pgs (finished)
Boys in the Trees - 18 pgs (audio)

Final total, hours - 8 hr 33 min (5 hr 39 min reading, 2 hr 54 min audio)
Final total, pages - 380

Given what a crazy day it turned out to be, I'm not too disappointed with my results. Hope to participate more fully in October.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Hours 9 thru 16

I just had to spend several hours at the emergency room with a family member, so needless to say, my Readathon has not gone as planned.  Even though I am exhausted, I hope to spend at least a few more hours reading because I need to relax and reading is a great escape, as you all know.

Since last update:

Boys in the Trees - 27 pgs (audio)
Nemesis - 10 pages (Kindle)

Running total, hours - 6 hr 14 min (2 hr 24 min audio)
Running total, pages - 277

Hours 5 thru 8

Since last update:

Sing, Unburied Sing - 119 pgs
Boys in the Trees - 10 pgs (audio)

Running total, hours - 4 hr 51 min ( 1 hr 21 min audio)
Running total, pages - 241

A family issue has come up, so I probably will not be updating again until later this evening.

Hours 1 thru 4

It's a lovely, sunny day and I want to read outside, but keep getting sleepy. Hopefully, after this break and more tea, I can stay awake! Update for the first 4 hours:

     Sing, Unburied, Sing - 81 pgs
     Boys in the Trees - 31 pgs (audio)

Running total, hours:  2 hr 30 min (1 hr audio)
Running total, pages:    112 pages