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Bout of Books 10 Updates

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The Bout of Books Readathon has reached the halfway point and I have really slacked. Time to kick things into gear and go out strong! Here’s a quick recap of what I had hoped to accomplish:

Goals:

1. Finish all Currently Reading books

  • I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
  • Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins
  • Enchantment by Orson Scott Card
  • The Rules For Breaking by Ashley Elston

2. Finish all Current Audio (see below)

  • The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
  • The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

3. Read The Museum of Intangible Things by Wendy Wunder and BZRK: Apocalypse by Michael Grant

DAY 5:

Finished Books:

  • Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins
  • The Chocolate Wars by Robert Cormier
  • The Rules For Breaking by Ashley Elston

Reading Progress:

  • I am the Messenger pg. 192/360
  • Enchantment pg. 77/387
  • BZRK: Apocalypse pg. 35 /400

 

 

DAY 4:

Total Books Finished:

  • Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins
  • The Chocolate Wars by Robert Cormier

Reading Progress:

  • I am the Messenger pg. 192/360
  • Enchantment pg. 55/387
  • Rules for Breaking pg 258/320

 

Here is my progress so far (DAY 3):

Total Books Finished:

  • Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins
  • The Chocolate Wars by Robert Cormier

Reading Progress:

  • I am the Messenger pg. 127/360
  • Enchantment pg. 55/387
  • Rules for Breaking pg 105/320

I have a lot of work to do!

Happy Reading!

∼Megan

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Mondays With Megan-Bout of Books Day 1 and What Are You Reading

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Dear Mother Nature,

It is cruel to give us spring than snatch it away! But, since there is just no reasoning with you, I will take advantage of the chilly weather and snuggle up under my blanket (I stubbornly refuse to turn the heat back on) and read!

Love,

Megan

Let’s get started with all the Monday updates. First a check in with Book Journey and Teach Mentor Texts with a It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? report.

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Finished:

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I killed it last week (and yet, I am still 4 books behind on my goal….grr)! I love Lenore by Dirge Roman and Swirlies was my favorite in the collection! The Sasquatch Escape by Suzanne Selfor is the first in a new middle grade series. It was a cute set-up and I will probably look for the next one, but it didn’t wow me. Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer was a book club reread. Still freaks me out. Dare You To by Katie McGarry was my favorite read of the week. I loved the good boy-bad girl twist. The Night She Disappeared by April Henry was a fast read and I have to admit, I felt a little weird reading it in light of the recent events here in Cleveland with the missing women, but I did enjoy it. Finally, I wrapped up listening to Life After Life by Kate Atkinson. Amazing.

Currently Reading:

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I have an e-galley of 45 Pounds (More or Less) by K.A. Barson that I am just getting into. After this weekend’s Ohioana Book Festival I picked up One Moment by Kristina McBride and got sucked right in. I have no doubt I will finish tonight. I am also still plugging away at My One Square Inch of Alaska by Sharon Short (another Ohio author!). I decided to give it my full attention this week.

Currently Audio:

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I am trying to address some of the items that have been languishing on my TBR list. To that end, I am going to start listening to The Magicians by Lev Grossman. I currently have Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey by Fiona Carnarvon on Playaway. Honestly, it’s nothing spectacular, but it is enjoyable.

On Deck:

I have big plans for the week as I participate in Bout of Books 7.0. To see what’s on deck this week check out my goals post.

Happy Reading!

˜Megan

Bout of Books 7.0 Goals and Progress

Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms and mom-like people out there! Just a quick post to get my Bout of Books 7.0 goals out there. The lovely hosts make everything so easy, including providing this handy template.

Bout of Books

Time Devoted to Reading

This will vary based on my work schedule. I will read everyday and listen to audio books while in the car and walking the dog.

My Goals

  • Get myself back on pace with my Goodreads goal. I am currently 3 books behind.
  • Finish some books that I started ages ago.
  • Visit and comment on new blogs.

Books to Read

  • Graphic Novels
    1. The Walking Dead vol. 17 by Robert Kirkman
    2. Cardboard by Doug TenNapel
    3. Fruits Basket vol. 2 by Natsuki Takaya
    4. American Vampire vol. 4 by Scott Snyder
    5. Ozma of Oz by Eric Shanower

    Books

    1. My One Square Inch of Alaska by Sharon Short (already started)
    2. As Dead as it Gets by Katie Alender
    3. Game by Barry Lyga
    4. One Moment by Kristina McBride (already started)

    E-Books

    1. 45 Pounds by K.A. Barson
    2. For the Good of Mankind? by Vicki O. Wittenstein

    Audio

    1. The Magician by Lev Grossman
    2. Lady Almina and Real Downton Abbey by Fiona Carnarvon.

Updates

Monday
Number of pages I’ve read today: 299
Number of minutes I’ve listened today: 70 minutes
Total number of books I’ve read: 2
Books:

  • One Moment by Kristina McBride (127)
  • 45 Pounds by K.A. Barson (40)
  • The Magicians by Lev Grossman (25 min)
  • Lady Almina (45 min)
  • The Walking Dead vol. 17: Something to Fear (132)

Tuesday
Number of pages I’ve read today: 372
Number of minutes I’ve listened today: 70 minutes
Total number of books I’ve read: 3
Books:

  • If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch (36-that was enough to give it up)
  • The Magicians Lev Grossman (27 min)
  • My One Square Inch of Alaska by Sharon Short (7)
  • Lady Almina (43 min)
  • Game by Barry Lyga (40)
  • 45 Pounds by K.A. Barson (45)
  • Cardboard by Doug TenNapel (284)

Wednesday
Number of pages I’ve read today: 209
Number of minutes I’ve listened today: 50 minutes
Total number of books I’ve read: 3
Books:

  • The Magicians by Lev Grossman (50 min)
  • 45 Pounds by K.A. Barson (117)
  • Game by Barry Lyga (85)
  • My One Square Inch (7)

Thursday
Number of pages I’ve read today: 131
Number of minutes I’ve listened today:  93 minutes
Total number of books I’ve read: 4
Books:

  • The Magicians by Lev Grossman ( 25 min)
  • 45 Pounds by K.A. Barson (64)
  • Game by Barry Lyga (67)
  • Lady Almina (30 min)

Challenge: Title Acrostics, hosted by Harley Bear Book Blog

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C inder,

A nd the Big Bad Wolf

R esist

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Friday
Number of pages I’ve read today: 119
Number of minutes I’ve listened today:  45 minutes
Total number of books I’ve read: 4
Books:

  • The Magicians by Lev Grossman (45 min)
  • Game by Barry Lyga (91)
  • For the Good of Mankind? (28)

Saturday
Number of pages I’ve read today: 133
Number of minutes I’ve listened today:  80 minutes
Total number of books I’ve read: 4
Books:

  • The Magicians by Lev Grossman (80 min)
  • Game by Barry Lyga (133 )

Sunday
Number of pages I’ve read today: 297
Number of minutes I’ve listened today:  30 minutes
Total number of books I’ve read: 6
Books:

  • The Magicians by Lev Grossman (30 min)
  • Game by Barry Lyga (89 )
  • American Vampire vol. 4 by Scott Snyder (208)

˜Megan

Bout of Books 6.0

I am starting the year off with a new-to-me read-a-thon!

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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 7th and runs through Sunday, January 13th 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 6.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. -From the Bout of Books 6.0 team

This is my first time joining in on the read-a-thon fun.

Goals: Start and finish 3 books and finish 2 that have been started for a total of at least 5 books read.

  • Finish ARC of How to Lead a Life of Crime by Kirsten Miller
  • Finish rereading Okay for Now by Gary Schmidt.
  • Start and finish The Emperor of Nihon-Ja by John Flanagan
  • Start and finish two other books, to be decided later (Eleven on Top by Janet Evanovich and ?)
  • Start When She Woke by Hillary Jordan on CD
  • Participate in at least 3 Challenges
  • Write 1 book review

UPDATES

Monday
Total number of books I’ve finished: 1
Books: When She Woke, Okay for Now, How to Lead a Life of Crime
Minutes Listened: 60
Pages Read: 84
Challenge: Scientific Discoveries @ Book Barbies

Tuesday:
Total number of books I’ve finished: 1
Books: When She Woke, How to Lead a Life of Crime, Eleven on Top by Janet Evanovich
Minutes Listened: 22
Pages Read: 123
Challenges: Guess the Covers @ Never Too Fond of Books This was tough! I got 19 out of 25.

Wednesday:
Total number of books I’ve finished:1
Books: When She Woke and Eleven on Top
Minutes Listened: 30
Pages Read: 143

Thursday:

Number of books I’ve finished: 2
Books: Eleven on Top (finished), When She Woke, How to Lead a Life of Crime, The Emperor of Nihon-ja.
Minutes Listened: 40
Pages Read: 165
Books Reviewed: 1. The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson

Oh boy, 3 days left and I still need to finish 3 books!

Friday

Number of books I’ve finished: 2
Books:  When She Woke, How to Lead a Life of Crime, The Emperor of Nihon-ja
Minutes Listened: 38
Pages Read: 157

Saturday

Number of books I’ve finished: 2
Books: When She Woke, The Emperor of Nihon-ja and How to Lead a Life of Crime
Minutes Listened: 20
Pages Read: 52
New dogs acquired:1-the rest of the read-a-thon may be a bust!

Sunday

Number of books finished: 3
Books: When She Woke and How to Lead a Life of Crime
Minutes Listened: 45
Pages Read: 93

Happy Reading!

˜Megan