Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Bout of Books Read-a-thon || Progress & Sign-Up

Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope you are having a wonderful day so far and are enjoying your second day of this work week.  My birthday is this week so I am looking forward to enjoying a fun end to the week with a day off and a game night with some of my closest friends!

Today I wanted to share with you a little bit about a read-a-thon I am participating in right now! I am excited because this is my first read-a-thon I've done where I actually can participate actively! 

About Bout of Books Readathon | May 8 - 14

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 8th and runs through Sunday, May 14th 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 19 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

My Goals for this Challenge

So unlike other people, I do not have a specific plan for this challenge other than to read as many books as possible! So to start, I am reading The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd.  My mom loaned me this book a long time ago, so I thought it was about time to pick it up and give it a try {especially since it is out of my normal genre pick}.

I also am planning to participate in the Daily Challenges, as well as the Twitter Chats! I had a blast participating in the one last night and look forward to another one this coming Saturday morning! If you want to follow, check out my twitter: @RunwithJackabee or follow along to the hashtag #boutofbooks to see all of the participants!




My Progress



Day 1: May 8th

Book(s) I’m Reading: The Secret Life of Bees || Sue Monk Kidd
Number of Pages Read Today: 10
Number of Pages Read Total: 10
Book(s) I’ve Completed: n/a
Challenge I’ve Participated In: #insixwords
My day: Work was super chaotic so I was unable to take my normal break to read a book and by the time I got home it was too late to read and watch Dancing with the Stars {Normally I would skip, but I watch with a friend every week and that's our time}.

Day 2: May 9th 
Book(s) I’m Reading: The Secret Life of Bees || Sue Monk Kidd
Number of Pages Read Today: 44
Number of Pages Read Total: 54
Book(s) I’ve Completed: n/a
Challenge I’ve Participated In: #NotaFont

My Day: Yesterday I had planned to spend the evening relaxing and reading a book, but life through me a curve ball and I had to take care of some paperwork and other fun things {adulting is not fun sometimes}.  I did manage to sit down and read for about an hour though, so I count that as a win! 
Day 3: May 10th
Book(s) I’m Reading: The Secret Life of Bees || Sue Monk Kidd

Number of Pages Read Today: 50

Number of Pages Read Total: 94
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Challenge I’ve Participated In: #shelfie4boutofbooks


My day: Another crazy day between work and time with my mom so I read between events and during my lunch break.  By the time I got in bed last night, I tried to read my book but kept falling asleep and finally gave up after falling asleep on the same page three times.  

Day 4: May 11th

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Day 5: May 12th

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Day 6: May 13th

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Day 7: May 14th

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Question of the Day: What book have you read recently? 



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3 comments:

  1. Coolness! Have fun reading. I'm in this too.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! How many books have you read so far? I think I'll be only finishing one book, but I'm okay with that :)

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  2. I only had the goal to read as many Galley copies that I've got whose time limits are running out - so I'm kinda like you, no specific goals. Looks you're doing well! I've got The Secret Life of Bees to read somewhere, but I don't think I'll make it this week. I've done some of the challenges, but not all. And no Twitter chats as I'm not on Twitter :( I don't want ANOTHER social media site to be hooked to, but I feel like I'm missing out on a lot. What kind of things are you talking about? Keep it going! One book is absolutely fine - people have lots of different priorities/amounts of free time in their lives, and sometimes it's nice to read more slowly. I think I've done the opposite - I've ploughed through some books that I wish I'd given a bit longer... Maybe I'll just have to reread. Oh, what a trial :P

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