Friday, May 17, 2019

Bout of Books 25 [Days 5-7 Progress + Finish Line]


To sign up for Bout of Books, go here. It's a low pressure readathon and I love participating. I'm an expert once again, so I will be encouraging as many readers as I can :) To see my TBR and goals for BOB, see my TBR and Goals post.

[DAY 5 PROGRESS]
Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett - started at 46%, ended at 52% (25 pages)
Sadie by Courtney Summers - started at 45%, ended at 70% (2 hr)

DAILY TOTAL: 25 pages + 2 hr // 0 books finished
READATHON TOTAL: 131 pages + 9 hr 51 min // 1 book finished
READING UPDATE:  7AM I got a good little bit of reading done yesterday AND got a good bit of reading done for school too. Hoping to keep up with that trend today.
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[DAY 6 PROGRESS]
Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett - started at 52%, ended at 56% (17 pages)
Sadie by Courtney Summers - started at 70%, ended at 100% (2 hr 24 min)
There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins - started at 0%, ended at 6% (33 min)

DAILY TOTAL: 17 pages + 2 hr 57 min // 1 book finished
READATHON TOTAL: 148 pages + 12 hr 48 min // 2 books finished

READING UPDATE: 12PM I think I'm going to be able to finish Sadie today. I would like to make another huge dent in Serious Moonlight - maybe even hit 75% - that would be goals!
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[DAY 7 PROGRESS]
Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett - started at 56%, ended at 61% (21 pages)
There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins - started at 6%, ended at 17% (1 hr 1 min) 

DAILY TOTAL: 21 pages + 1 hr 1 min // 0 books finished
READATHON TOTAL: 169 pages + 13 hr 49 min // 2 books finished

READING UPDATE: 10AM I cannot believe it's the last day of the readathon already. I feel like it's flown by at the same time it's been dragging too. Nick gets home today and it's the series finale of GOT so I don't know how much reading will take place. We will see :)
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[FINISH LINE]

TOTAL: 169 pages + 13 hr 49 min // 2 books finished

FINAL THOUGHTS: Had a very successful reading week and accomplished all the goals I had set for myself. I finished The Wicked King by Holly Black and Sadie by Courtney Summers. I participated in one chat and did a little bit of cheerleading throughout the week. It was a ton of fun. I cannot wait for August!


Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Top Ten Page to Screen Books I Haven't Read Yet

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. More information here.



Keeping it relatively short and sweet today, these are the ten books that I either own or have access to at the library that are already adapted with the exception of The Knife of Never Letting Go (released in 2020). It's a wide array of different books and I want to read them all!!
  1. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
  2. To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
  3. Eragon by Christopher Paolini
  4. Bird Box by Josh Malerman
  5. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
  6. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
  7. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
  8. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
  9. Dumplin' by Julie Murphy
  10. Five Feet Apart by Rachel Lippincott

Monday, May 13, 2019

April Book Haul

Book Haul | Check out the books I hauled this month #bookhaul


PHYSICAL BOOKS
  1. The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston - preordered hardcover on Amazon for $14.10
  2. Fake It Till You Break It by Jenn P. Nguyen - won paperback ARC on Goodreads 
  3. Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor - purchased hardcover with store credit at local bookstore
  4. The Diviners by Libba Bray - purchased paperback with store credit at local bookstore
KINDLE BOOKS
  1. One Word Kill by Mark Lawrence - received on Amazon First Reads for $0.00
LIBRARY BOOKS
  1. The Reason You're Alive by Matthew Quick - borrowed the audiobook from my local library
  2. The Way I Used to Be by Amber Smith - borrowed the audiobook from my local library
  3. The Distance Between Us by Kasie West - borrowed the audiobook from my local library

What did you buy, borrow, or receive in April?
Have you read any of my books?

Bout of Books 25 [Days 1-4 Progress]


To sign up for Bout of Books, go here. It's a low pressure readathon and I love participating. I'm an expert once again, so I will be encouraging as many readers as I can :) To see my TBR and goals for BOB, see my TBR and Goals post.

[DAY 1 PROGRESS]
The Wicked King by Holly Black - started at 63%, ended at 100% (3 hr 49 min)
Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett - started at 21%, ended at 22% (4 pages)
Sadie by Courtney Summers - started at 0%, ended at 12% (57 min)

DAILY TOTAL: 4 pages + 4 hr 46 min // 1 book finished
READATHON TOTAL: 4 pages + 4 hr 46 min // 1 book finished

READING UPDATE: 10PM Today was kind of a little hectic and I was zoning out a lot trying to work on college. I did finish the audio book for The Wicked King (spoiler alert: 5 stars!) and started the audio for Sadie. I will probably read a little of Serious Moonlight in bed here in a few minutes. I popped into the chat as well, so I am 2 for 2 on goals.
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[DAY 2 PROGRESS]
Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett - started at 22%, ended at 24% (8 pages)
Sadie by Courtney Summers - started at 12%, ended at 20% (38 min)

DAILY TOTAL: 8 pages + 38 min // 0 books finished
READATHON TOTAL: 12 pages + 5 hr 24 min
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[DAY 3 PROGRESS]
Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett - started at 24%, ended at 36% (51 pages)

DAILY TOTAL: 51 pages // 0 books finished
READATHON TOTAL: 63 pages + 5 hr 24 min

READING UPDATE: 7AM Yesterday was a little hectic and I didn't get much read. I ran a few sprints and will be again today over on my twitter @sjanee11. I need to catch up on college today, so I am unsure of how much I will be able to read.
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[DAY 4 PROGRESS]
Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett - started at 36%, ended at 46% (43 pages)
Sadie by Courtney Summers - started at 20%, ended at 45% (2 hr 27 min)

DAILY TOTAL: 43 pages + 2 hr 27 min // 0 books finished
READATHON TOTAL: 106 pages + 7 hr 51 min

READING UPDATE: 7AM As expected, I didn't get a whole lot of reading done yesterday. Honestly today might be more of the same because I have to stay on task for my class. I may run a few sprints today.


Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Bout of Books 25 [Goals + TBR]


It's time for BOB readathon once again. I am participating for the 22nd time! Bout of Books 25 runs May 13 to 19 and is hosted by Amanda and Kelly. I am going to try and update on Twitter and Goodreads. My goal is to just read because I'm also in college full-time and just started one of the big four classes. As always, my goals are small and attainable because I want BOB to be a success!

[GOALS]
**Read a little every day
**Finish one book
**Participate in one Twitter chat
**Be a cheerleader!

[TENTATIVE TBR]
(Finish my current reads)
**Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett
**The Wicked King by Holly Black
**Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
**There's Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon


Interested? Sign up here!

I'm also an Expert again and will be trying to visit tons of blogs and tweets to encourage my fellow BOB-ers - as well as run some sprints on Twitter!