Monday, December 31, 2012

Bout of Books 6.0 Goals & Book List


It has been 5 months since the last BoB and I have been patiently awaiting for January 7 to roll around. I've decided to take what I did last time and try and stick with it, instead of attempting more. Because each time I attempt more, I don't quite get there :P So taking it easy! Maybe for Bout of Books 7.0 I can go crazy. I've also decided to read my January books FIRST and then start on my leftover books from 2012. This way I don't get behind on my books I have to read this month and stay behind all year.

The Goals:
  • Read 300 pages each day.
  • Finish 5 books
  • Participate in at least 3 challenges - one down, two to go (Mon); did another (Tues); did my last today (Sun)
  • Participate in one Twitter chat - participated in Monday's 1pm CST one :)
  • Visit bloggers also participating and leave lots of comment love - every day!
  • Beat my last readathon accomplishments: 4 books, 1251 pages
The Books:
  • Roseannearchy by Roseanne Barr
  • Dry by Augusten Burroughs
  • Four to Score by Janet Evanovich
  • Crimson Frost by Jennifer Estep (Netgalley)
  • Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
  • Gone by Michael Grant
  • Hunger by Michael Grant
  • Poison Princess by Kresley Cole
  • *Added* Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia/Margaret Stohl
Total of 8 books and 3288 pages. To get all of these done, I would have to read over 400 pages a day. But I like to overchallenge myself. :) I at least want 5 books read and 300 pages each day. We'll see what happens!

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.
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Monday {updated 7pm}
Books read: Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia/Margaret Stohl, Roseannearchy by Roseanne Barr
Books finished: 0
Pages read: 40 + 134 = 174 (Total: 174)
Other: Visited and commented on goal lists, participated in the Twitter chat today, did the challenge
Thoughts: I didn't get to read as much as I wanted to. I was very distracted by everything. Hopefully Tuesday will be a little better.


Tuesday {updated Weds}
Books read: Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia/Margaret Stohl, Roseannearchy by Roseanne Barr
Books finished: 1
Pages read: 12 + 149 = 161 (Total: 335)
Other: Participated in one challenge
Thoughts: I've been going all morning long. I finally am about to sit down and read..but now I have to make lunch. Ick. Reading while cooking LOL


Wednesday {updated Thurs}
Books read: Crimson Frost by Jennifer Estep, Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
Books finished: 2
Pages read: 384 + 29 = 413 (Total: 748)
Other: Visited the rest of my quota for goal pages
Thoughts: Today I have NOTHING to do, so I will be making up for lost time and the little pages I've managed to read in the first few days.
2pm: I'm already up to the amount I've read over the last two days, so I'm really happy that I've gotten a lot read today. Tomorrow is going to be rough with an all day long training going on and then an FRG meeting/bowling party.


Thursday {updated Fri}
Books read: Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
Books finished: 2
Pages read: 29 (Total: 777)
Other: I knew I wouldn't read much yesterday. But seeing 29 as a final page count makes me cringe. Guess I will spend Friday making up for that!


Friday {updated Sat}
Books read: Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
Books finished: 2
Pages read: 158 (Total: 935)
Other: I just sucked yesterday. Need to get with it Saturday and Sunday and destroy some books!

Saturday {updated Sun}

Books read: Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver, Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia/Margaret Stohl
Books finished: 3
Total pages read: 199 + 52 = 261 (Total: 1196)
Other: Finished Pandemonium and now I'm gonna try and finish BC :)

Sunday {updated Mon}

Books read: Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia/Margaret Stohl
Books finished: 4
Total pages read: 260 (Total: 1456)
Other: Hoping to finish BC today. I'm nearly to my page goal.
Mon: Finished BC!

24 comments:

Chantal said...

Wow! 300 a day? Where do you find the time?

Dara said...

yeah there's no way I could read that much each day! I sometimes read 300 pages on saturdays, but definitely not every day. sounds fun though, hope you have a great time doing it!

creativedeeds said...

Great list of goals! Good luck and have fun ;)

Melissa @ Lulu and Sweet Pea said...

Dude you're crazy!!!! I want to sign up but I think my goal would be like 2 books haha

Veronica MostlyReviews said...

Great list you got there. I hope I could manage reading 300 pages per day, that would clear my TBR pile really fast :)
Good luck with the read-a-thon and have fun

Celine said...

Whoa, that's a lot of pages every day! The best of luck reaching your goals (:

Here are my My BoB Goals if you're interested ^^

Hollie said...

300 pages a day is an amazing goal! Pandemonium is a great read, so I hope you enjoy it, and good luck with your goals! :)

Anne said...

Well, at least you'll be busy :) They all look good though, so maybe you'll get caught up in reading and finish them ALL! Either way, good luck!

Mandi Kaye @ Never Too Fond of Books said...

Gone and Hunger are great! I can't wait to see what you think of those. I made goals that will push me too (10 books!) but ultimately, I just want to read and have fun. So here's to us doing just that!

Kathryn Trask said...

You certainly have your goals all sorted. I don't think I can go by pages if I include my kindle! I think that goes by %. Might need to do some maths to figure pages! Good reading and fun on the read-a-thon.

Kathryn Trask said...

You certainly have your goals all sorted. I don't think I can go by pages if I include my kindle! I think that goes by %. Might need to do some maths to figure pages! Good reading and fun on the read-a-thon.

My anxious life said...

WOW!! You have inspired me to figure out how many pages a day I have to read... so let's see..... I have to read about 406 pages a day!! whoa!
Here is my Bout of Book goals!

Angie

Jess said...

I really enjoyed Poison Princess. Great goals.

bookbitereviews said...

Hope you complete all your goals this week! Good luck =D

Ellie said...

Wow, good luck! I haven't read the Gone series yet, but I've heard great things, and I LOVED Running With Scissors. Dry is on my TBR shelves, so I hope it turns out to be a good read! I aiming to read Jane Eyre, Harry Potter #1 and hopefully another book or two this week, but I haven't decided what yet! Happy reading... :)

Angelica Joy said...

Amazing goals, I should have been more specific LOL

This is my BoB Read-a-thon post.

Angelica @ Paperback Princess

Allison @ Good Books & Good Wine said...

300 pages? Wow! GOOD LUCK! You have quite a few books to keep you busy that is for sure! :)

Rachelia G said...

Wow, you have a lot of goals, but you sound like you have a plan and lots of great books picked out. Good luck & happy reading! :)

Lauren said...

5 books is an awesome goal! I also want to try commenting & visiting more this time around - the week went by so quickly last time! Good Luck :)

thekams said...

Gone and Pandemonium are both great books =) Good luck on your goals!

Ellie said...

Me again! You're doing great - hope you have a lovely book-fuelled day today catching up to where you wanted to be! Happy reading... :)

Stephanie (Love.Life.Read) said...

Did you like Pandemonium? I need to reread it and Delirium before Requiem comes out. :)

miki said...

i hope you had your day free to read like you expected^^

enjoy the read a thon

Kristin Shafel Omiccioli said...

Very ambitious goals! I hope you feel like you've done well. I have been curious about Augusten Burroughs and Roseanne Barr's book... looking forward to reading your thoughts on those!