Monday, 17 August 2015

Bout of Books 14.0 Announcement and Update Post!

Welcome to my Bout of Books 14.0 Announcement post! In this post, I'll be posting my goals for the week, and a temporary TBR!

My goal for this week is to participate in at least 2 of the Daily Challenges, and update you with my page count and books read everyday. For my own personal sanity, there will not be separate posts for each update or challenge, but instead everything will be updated on this post.

For my TBR, I hope to get through 5 books, and I only know 3 that I will for sure be reading. I really want to finish Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson, which i'm about halfway through right now. I also want to finish Somewhere There is Still A Sun by Michael Gruenbaum and Todd Hasak-Lowy, because it's an ARC and I need to have a post up soon! And lastly, I really want to read The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness. I don't want to limit myself with what books I can read, so all these books are subject to change!

Thanks for reading guys, and check back tonight for an update!

Day 1

Day one went by pretty quickly. I had spent the weekend at a friends cottage, so I had a lot of menial tasks to do that were a bit time consuming, but I still was able to finish Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson! I absolutely loved the story, the characters, and the ending was an A+ finale. I'll hopefully have a review up soon. 

I know that tomorrow will be a bit of a weird reading day, because I have to work (albeit, from home). My work involves a lot of physical work, but allows me to listen to an audio book! I'm hoping to get about 7 hours of work done tomorrow, so I've picked out a 7 hour long audiobook - Positive by Paige Rawl. I've become fascinated with memoirs and nonfiction recently, so I thought that this would be a good one!

Hope your first day went well, and I'll catch up with you tomorrow! Happy reading!

Pages read: 304

Day 2

Day 2 didn't hold up all that well. For one thing, I only got 4 hours work done, which means, I didn't get through all of Positive by Paige Rawl. I've got about 3 more hours in the audiobook and I do have faith that I'm going to power through that. I've got some errands to run today, but it should be mostly chill, and relaxed. I'll do my best to update you on my Twitter, which admittedly, has really only been used as of late for screaming and fangirling about musical theatre and Newsies. Whoops.

Pages Read: 130
Pages Read in Total: 434

Day 3

Wednesday was a bit disappointing on the reading front. Although I did finish Positive by Paige Rawl (liked the story, not the audiobook), that was all read. I went to the mall with my sister and we had a grand old time, then I went to a friends house and we crafted for like, 5 hours. T'was a good day. I think i'm going to start Somewhere There is Still a Sun by Michael Gruenbaum and Todd Hasak Lowy on Thursday, and hopefully power through it. I'm also drifting towards picking up Finding Paris by Joy Preble, but hey. That could change.

Pages Read: 130
Total Pages Read: 564

Day 4

Thursday was not a good day. I was up way too late, slept in way too long, and was just a total bum yesterday. Aside from walking the dog, I didn't leave the house. And aside from Tumblr posts, I didn't read. Here's hoping the weekend will be better.

Pages Read: 0
Total Pages Read: 564

Day 5

Didn't read today. 

Pages Read: 0
Total Pages Read: 564

Day 6+7

FINALLY. SOME PROGRESS! I started Somewhere There is Still a Sun by Michael Gruenbaum and Todd Hasak Lowy on Saturday and Finished it on Sunday! It was an...interesting read. I won't go into it, but you'll see a review of it in the next few weeks!

Pages Read: 384
Total Pages Read: 948

Thanks for going on this journey with me guys!


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