#BoutofBooks Goals and Progress Post!

Posted August 21, 2017 by Lori in Books, Posts / 1 Comment Tags: ,

Bout of Books


I’m so excited for another round of Bout of Books! If you guys have joined in before, then you know it’s tons of fun. And if you haven’t joined yet, now’s a perfect time!! The readathon starts today and goes all week. There’s no pressure, just read what you want whenever you can. And be sure to follow the #boutofbooks on Twitter or Instagram to connect with other readers and join in during the Twitter chats! And if you have any questions at all, please feel free to ask!!

I’m posting some goals for the week here but really I’m just hoping for the chance to focus on reading for a bit. The kids are in school now, so it’s a perfect time for me to put in some reading time and since it’s ARC August, I’ll be reading pretty much only ARCs. I also have some graphic novels on hand, though, because I find those can help me feel like I’m making more progress than I might actually be making. I’m hoping to finish 5-6. This is also the post where my daily updates will be. So without further ado, here are some books I’ll have on hand to read this week:

Hunting Prince Dracula (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #2) Warcross (Warcross, #1) The Daybreak Bond All's Faire in Middle School The Big F The Wood

I Hate Fairyland, Vol. 2: Fluff My Life Monstress, Vol. 1: Awakening (Monstress, #1) Klaus

I definitely won’t be able to read all of these but I’m definitely hoping to finish HPD, All’s Faire, Daybreak Bond, and at least part of Warcross. Also, I thought I’d be done with my current read before BoB started but it turns out I’ll be starting halfway through They Both Die at the End. So I definitely want to finish that one this week as well.

Progress Updates


Books I’ve read today: They Both Die at the End, All’s Faire in Middle School
Number of pages I’ve read today: 181 pages (TBDATE), 42 pages (AFiMS)
Total number of books I’ve finished: 1 (TBDATE)
Total pages read: 223 pages

Thoughts: Today was a pretty good day. I wasn’t expecting to be starting the readathon in the mdidle of a book but it turned out to be okay. Plus, it feels like I’ve already accomplished a lot since I have one book down! Even if it is sort of cheating to count it. But whatever. I’m hoping to finish All’s Faire tomorrow and maybe start another one but we’ll see. I don’t want to burn myself out too early in the week and I need to get some things done around here after taking the whole day off to read and follow all of the eclipse news! I hope you guys all had a great day!


Books I’ve read today: All’s Faire in Middle School, The Big F
Number of pages I’ve read today: 206 pages (AFiMS), 39 pages (TBF)
Total number of books I’ve finished: 2 (They Both Die at the End, All’s Faire in Middle School)
Total pages read: 468 pages

Thoughts: I had a hard time focusing today so it really helped to be reading a graphic novel. I love that they help me feel like I’m making progress without having to focus as much as I would with a novel. I am hoping to get back to books tomorrow and get some more of my ARCs read.


Books I’ve read today: The Big F, Warcross
Number of pages I’ve read today: 81 pages (TBF), 23 (Warcross)
Total number of books I’ve finished: 2 (They Both Die at the End, All’s Faire in Middle School)
Total pages read: 572 pages

Thoughts: I had really hoped to be further along at this point in the readathon than I am but I’m happy to still be making some progress. I really wanted to read more of Warcross last night, but I was just too tired and ended up falling asleep. The Big F has been a little bit harder for me to get through than I thought because I’m just finding it hard to get truly engaged with the characters and their stories. But hopefully I can get a lot of progress done Thursday with at least one of those!


Books I’ve read today: Warcross
Number of pages I’ve read today: 83
Total number of books I’ve finished: 2 (They Both Die at the End, All’s Faire in Middle School)
Total pages read: 655 pages

Thoughts: What is wrong with me? I’m having the hardest time focusing on any books. I’m actually really enjoying Warcross but just keep getting distracted by other things. Also, I thought I’d read way more than that but I guess not. I’m clearly not going to meet my original goals for the week so my new goals are to finish The Big F and Warcross. I’m almost halfway through TBF and a third through Warcross so if tomorrow is a good day, then it shouldn’t be too hard of a goal to reach. At least then I would have finished four before the week is over and I will have gotten a couple that I had really wanted to finish done. And I know this is a no pressure type thing but that doesn’t mean I won’t be at least a little upset about not coming close to my own goals. But today is over so I’m looking forward to tomorrow now!


Books I’ve read today: The Big F, Warcross
Number of pages I’ve read today: 
Total number of books I’ve finished: 4 (They Both Die at the End, All’s Faire in Middle School, Warcross, The Big F)
Total pages read: ?

Thoughts: Well, I’m not sure what happened there at the end but I seemed to have just dropped off the face of the earth! I promise I was still reading, though. That you can always count on. I ended up finishing both Warcross and The Big F over the weekend which brought my total Bout of Books read to 4. That’s not all that exciting and if I had focused more, I could have done a lot better. But I can’t change anything I did and I can be happy that I got at least 4 done. It’s not actually bad for one week of reading.


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