Bout of Books

Bout of Books Read-a-thon Sign-Ups

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 4th and runs through Sunday, January 10th 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 15 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

See Also: My Bout of Books Starting Post



I had every intention of reading more than just the rest of Followed by Frost, but things happen, people get lazy (and by people, I mean me), and I finished reading the book exactly one minute before midnight and Day 5 of Bout of Books ended.


I need some fresh air and some running around when the morning comes around as it is my weekend off from work, but I'm still going to try to finish another book before the weekend is over.  Maybe two books if I'm lucky.


Update for Friday 1/8/2015

  • Day 5 Totals:

  Followed by Frost by Charlie N. Holmberg // 244 pages read (16 pages read on Day 2 // 24 pages read on Day 3 // 51 pages read on Day 4 // finished the rest on Day 5 // 244 page book) // probably approximately 6 hours spent reading this book in total... I kind of stopped keeping track after a while


Did not read any of The Apprentice.  Did not listen to any of Let's Pretend This Never Happened.  See below: Books I'm Currently Reading.


Wanted to start Deady by Wednesday for Day 5 as well, but that didn't happen.



  • Books Read, Running Total (book cover links to book's GR page):

The Way Home by Cindy Gerard

The Immortal Heights by Sherry Thomas



  • Pages Read, Running Total: 

863 Total Pages Read

825 pages are from finished books / the rest are an accumulation of books I'm currently still reading (in other words, about 38 pages of The Apprentice--it will get finished, I promise)


26 minutes of audio book still being listened to (it seems I'm not quite getting into Let's Pretend This Never Happened, or I'm more interested in listening to old school Cantopop these days...)


  • Approximate Time Spent Reading, Running Total: 

20 (?) accumulated, yet scattered (and very roughly estimated) hours of book reading; (I'm not sure, I'm having a hard time keeping track, especially when I sometimes spend more time putting my book down for one reason or another to take care of something in Real Life


26 minutes of audio book



Books I'm Currently Reading

 Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir

by Jenny Lawson / narrated by Jenny Lawson

Current Progress:  26/521 minutes // 416 minutes left to finish


  The Apprentice by Tess Gerritsen // 368 pages

Current Progress:  38/368 pages // 330 pages left to finish



(Clicking on the covers in this section will take you to Goodreads pages.)



Read-a-thon Hopefuls

Dead by Wednesday by Beverly Long // 217 pages

Hungry Like the Wolf by Paige Tyler // 321 pages



(Clicking on the covers in this section will take you to Goodreads pages.)



Previous Bout of Books 15 Posts

Read-a-thon: Bout of Books 15

Bout of Books 15: Starting Day 1

Bout of Books 15: Day 1 Update

Bout of Books 15: Day 2 Update

Bout of Books 15: Day 3 Update

Bout of Books 15: Day 4 Update





Hope everyone else is having fun and reading lots!