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Bout of Books starts today, August 21! It’s one of my very favorite, low-stress readathons. If you have any questions, just let me know because I’m an expert this time around! The ‘thon runs until August 27th. The Twitter chats are Monday evening & Saturday morning, and I’m super excited! Before I get into updates, I’ve also re-posted my goals, so that I remember!

Bout of Books 20 Goals

  • Read at least 14 hours over the course of the week (which is 2 hours per day, with some wiggle room on the weekend).
  • Get caught up on some reading challenges & library books! My reading challenges have been super suffering lately (and I really want to finish them all!)
  • Participate in both Twitter chats! I think I’ve only made it to 1 the last few times, and I really love them, so I’m looking forward to remembering both!
  • Participate in at least 4 daily challenges!
  • Be an awesome expert!! I’m so excited!

 

Monday

Monday will be further updated in the morning–as I’m getting into bed to read some more!

Currently Reading: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien

Currently Listening: Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling (narrated by Jim Dale)

Pages Read: 232

Minutes Listened: 1 hr

Time Read/Listened: 4 hr 32 min

Books Finished: none yet!

Reading Challenge Tasks Completed: none yet!

Tuesday

Currently Reading: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien, Chicks Dig Time Lords by various

Currently Listening: Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets

Cumulative Pages Read: 282

Cumulative Minutes Listened: 3 hr 43 min

Cumulative Time Read/Listened: 7 hr 51 min

Books Finished: none yet!

Reading Challenge Tasks Completed: none yet!

BoB Challenge: The challenge today is to rewrite a synopsis from a different character’s POV. Given the news about All Souls Trilogy today, I’m going to do A Discovery of Witches! 

My synopsis: Matthew Clairmont is an ageless vampire. He’s not had easy lives, and he’s tortured by his past. Currently living as a scientist at Oxford University, everything in his life changes the day he encounters another scholar: a witch who seems very reluctant to use her powers. Though natural enemies, Matthew is intrigued by Diana (the witch) and begins to help her as other creatures begin to invade her life after she finds a mysterious book. As they work together, their relationship will grow–changing both their lives and throwing them into the middle of a brewing war and a political mess. 

Wednesday

Currently Reading: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien, Chicks Dig Time Lords by various

Currently Listening: Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling

Cumulative Pages Read: 314 pages

Cumulative Minutes Listened: 4 hr 15 minutes

Cumulative Time Read/Listened: 9 hours and 6 minutes

Books Finished: none yet!

Reading Challenge Tasks Completed: none yet!  

This is not my best Bout of Books ever–but I’ve been struggling to get home from work & socializing before 7:30/8:00 all week. I’m definitely going to get some solid reading in on Sunday–but definitely not on Friday (fair time!).

Thursday

Currently Reading: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien, Chicks Dig Time Lords by various

Currently Listening: Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling

Cumulative Pages Read: 343 pages

Cumulative Minutes Listened: 4 hours 39 minutes

Cumulative Time Read/Listened: 10 hours 5 minutes

Books Finished: none yet

Reading Challenge Tasks Completed: none yet

Friday

Currently Reading: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien, Chicks Dig Time Lords by various

Currently Listening: Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling

Cumulative Pages Read: 343 pages (didn’t read at all today!)

Cumulative Minutes Listened: 5 hours 41 minutes

Cumulative Time Read/Listened: 11 hours 7 minutes

Books Finished: none yet

Reading Challenge Tasks Completed: none yet

Saturday

Currently Reading: The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien, Chicks Dig Time Lords by various (though I haven’t picked it up in a few days), How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez

Currently Listening: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling

Cumulative Pages Read: 620 pages

Cumulative Minutes Listened: 6 hours and 52 minutes (I think this is actually more–but I accidentally lost my spot on the Libby app).

Cumulative Time Read/Listened: 15 hours 36 minutes

Books Finished: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Reading Challenge Tasks Completed: Knight Path–Book with a Red Cover (+20XP, +30.6HP)

Sunday

Currently Reading: Chicks Dig Time Lords by various, Now I Rise by Kiersten White

Currently Listening: Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone by J. K. Rowling

Cumulative Pages Read: 792 pages (I think)

Cumulative Minutes Listened: 7 hours and 22 minutes

Cumulative Time Read/Listened: 18 hours 34 minutes

Books Finished: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez

Reading Challenge Tasks Completed: Reading Quest–Knight Path–A Book with a Verb in the Title–How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents (+20 EXP, +28.6HP). I’m currently at Level 2 with 70 EXP and 110 HP.

I’m also going to post a wrap-up but I’m glad I had a good Bout of Books! How was yours?

 

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20 thoughts on “Bout of Books 20 Daily Update Post

  1. Nice first day!!

    Enjoyed meeting you in Twitter chat.

    I’m going to update mine tomorrow morning. It won’t be as impressive. I’ve read tons this month (been in a big reading mood), but of course on the first day of the readathon I read less!

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  2. I love Harry Potter and The Fellowship of the Ring! If it’s your first time reading either of them, I hope you’re enjoying them!

    It looks like BoB has been very successful for you so far! I hope the rest of the week is just as good! Thanks for stopping by my blog! 🙂

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  3. Thanks for commenting on my blog! If you can finish The Fellowship of The Ring in one week that’ll be really impressive, but the good thing about this read-a-thon is there’s no pressure so you can enjoy it even if you don’t manage to finish anything!

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