Bout of Books 10 – Goals

Posted May 10, 2014 by Jana in Uncategorized / 9 Comments

Bout of BooksI’m so excited to be officially participating in Bout of Books this week! I’ve always wondered what this Bout of Books thing is, and then I came across a couple blogs with goals posted, read a little about it, and found out it starts Monday! Now that school’s done, I can totally do this! It should be a lot of fun!

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 12th and runs through Sunday, May 18th 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 10 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

Books I want to read this week:

1. How to Meet Boys by Catherine Clark
2. Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly
3. Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn
4. The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes


Additional goals for the week:

  • Learn the ins and outs of how this read-a-thon works!
  • Make some new blogging friends!
  • Tackle my massive review pile.
  • Get out of my reading slump, because I am dying.
  • Participate in two or three challenges.


Read-A-Thon Progress:

Monday – 5/12 – (This is the day my dad had a heart attack.)
Books Finished Today: 0
Currently Reading: What is Hidden by Lauren Skidmore
Total Books Read: 0
Total Pages Read: 9

Tuesday – 5/13 – (Dad still in hospital, had surgery for artery blockage.)
Books Finished Today: 0
Currently Reading: What is Hidden by Lauren Skidmore
Total Books Read: 0
Total Pages Read: 155

Wednesday – 5/14 (Dad home.)
Books Finished Today: 0
Currently Reading: What is Hidden by Lauren Skidmore
Total Books Read: 0
Total Pages Read: 155

Thursday – 5/15
Books Finished Today: 0
Currently Reading: What is Hidden by Lauren Skidmore
Total Books Read: 0
Total Pages Read: 177

Friday – 5/16
Books Finished Today: What is Hidden by Lauren Skidmore
Currently Reading: Catch a Falling Star by Kim Culbertson
Total Books Read: 1
Total Pages Read: 280

Saturday – 5/17
Books Finished Today: 0
Currently Reading: Catch a Falling Star by Kim Culbertson
Total Books Read: 1
Total Pages Read: 280

Sunday – 5/18
Books Finished Today: 0
Currently Reading: Carrier by Vanessa Garden (Set aside Catch a Falling Star for another time)
Total Books Read: 0
Total Pages Read: 310

End-of-Week Wrap-up: 5/19/14

Well… I failed Bout of Books. I mean, if you take my last month of reading into account, one book for the week is really good for me! So in that respect, I did do well! It was a crazy week and I was just not feeling the book I tried to focus on. I should have just set it aside sooner. Catch a Falling Star is very cute, but apparently not what I was in the mood for. I’ll finish it next month hopefully. Carrier is very good, so I’m doing better with reading now! Next Bout of Books, I’ll make sure not to set my goals too high and to remember I’m just out to have fun.

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9 responses to “Bout of Books 10 – Goals

  1. This is my first time doing Bout of Books too. Are you excited? Do you think you’ll stick with the books you specified in this post or are the potentially subject to change? I’m really bad at reading what I say I’m going to read.

    Boooo reading slumps. Hopefully these pull you out of it! I’ve heard great things about Deep Blue so I’m looking forward to reading what you think of it. Good luck!
    Rose @ The Bedtime Bookworm recently posted…Bout of Books (10) Goals

    • Jana

      Hi Rose! I’m really excited about Bout of Books, I’m just a little worried that my week will be crazy and I’ll end up failing miserably. Haha. I need to be positive! I’m also really bad at reading what I say I’m going to read, but I have been super excited for all four of these books, so hopefully I’ll be in the mood for them all! I will let myself change, though.

      Thanks for the luck! Good luck to you too!

  2. Honey, I am participating too and that in the middle of university semester closing madness :) Just enjoy your first time and remember it’s about having fun and dedicating a bit more time to reading than every other week. So don’t worry if you fail – I’m sure you cannot fail Bout of Books because trying to read a bit more, share bookish love and to have fun is all that counts.