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 13th and runs through Sunday, May 19th 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 25 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog.  - From the Bout of Books team



I'm going to have this post double as an 'It's Monday!' meme, if only because I don't think I've done one in a while.

Bout of Books this time around, I feel has been a resounding success for me, and mainly I'm just super happy that reached all the goals I set out to reach.

1) Read 3 books.  Check!
2) Update daily.  Check!
Bonus Goal:  Read for 2 to 5 hours daily...  Okay, so I didn't exactly reach this goal, but I spent six hours reading this last day of the BoB readathon, so if I average the time I spent reading, it all evens out.

Best of all, I actually finished 5 books!  Two more books than I set out to read.  Yay!  True, at least two of the books were already half finished at the beginning of the readathon, but still--Yay!

In the meantime, I've also been able to catch up on some reviewing and some reading game update posts.  All-in-all, I feel like I've had a fabulous reading and blogging week!  With a new reading game starting up on the BookLikes platform, BookLikes-opoly, I'm pumped to keep up my reading pace!

Cheers, all!



Books Finished During Bout of Books




Overall Running Totals

Overall Weekly Running Total
# Pages Read:  1153 pages
# Minutes Listened:  299 minutes
# Books Read:  5 books

Monday, May 13
# Pages Read:  184 pages
# Minutes Listened:  47 minutes
# Books Read:  1 book
-- Finished Ever Strange by Alisa Woods | read 149 pages

Tuesday, May 14
# Pages Read:  273 pages
# Minutes Listened:  46 minutes
# Books Read:  0 books

Wednesday, May 15
# Pages Read:  191 pages
# Minutes Listened:  48 minutes
# Books Read: 1 book
-- Finished Seduction by Amanda Quick | read 354 pages

Thursday, May 16
# Pages Read:  34 pages
# Minutes Listened:  46 minutes
# Books Read:  0 books

Friday, May 17
# Pages Read:  106 pages
# Minutes Listened:  50 minutes
# Books Read:  1 book
-- Finished The Bone Woman by Clea Koff | read 166 pages

Saturday, May 18
# Pages Read:  96 pages
# Minutes Listened:  0 minutes
# Books Read:  0 books

Sunday, May 19
# Pages Read:  269 pages
# Minutes Listened:  62 minutes
# Books Read:  2 books
-- Finished Mortal Arts by Anna Lee Huber | read 384 pages
-- Finished The Sittaford Mystery by Agatha Christie | listened to 299 minutes



Currently Reading




What's Hopefully Up Next


With the starting of BL-opoly, I don't quite have a tentative reading list for the coming weeks, probably even months, as my each next roll for the game will dictate what book I will be reading.  The only books I know for sure about are the above two:  Hard Target, because it will be my first book for BL-opoly, and Tightrope, because I still have one more Amanda Quick book to read before the end of the month.

Otherwise, let the BL-opoly dice roll gods decide for me!