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Bout of Books – Read-a-Thon

Bout of Books


Bout of Books Read-a-Thon

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. -From the Bout of Books 6.0 team

Okay – so this will officially be considered my very FIRST reading challenge!  Although, I did sign up for the Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge 2013 – I have not yet found a book for January with an appropriate title to read yet, so that’s why I’m considering this my very first reading challenge!  AND… this challenge starts at MIDNIGHT… which is approximately 50 minutes from NOW!


  • Finish reading:  Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy (currently on page 86 of 458 pages).
  • Read:  Watch Mommy Die by Michael Benson.
  • Read Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins.
  • Listen to one audio book (start to finish).
  • Write a Review of at least ONE of the books and post the review on my blog.
  • Participate in at least ONE challenge/giveaway.
  • Comment on at least THREE Bout of Books participants blogs during the challenge.
  • Start following at least ONE new blog that is a Bout of Books participant.

Updates  (to be filled in as the week progresses…)


What I’ve read today:  Watch Mommy Die (read pages 1 – 99)

Total goals completed:  0 of 8

Comments:  I’ve been checking out a lot of blogs and finding more reading challenges as I go!  It’s eaten up quite a bit of time today – time that I could have spent reading or working towards my challenge goals BUT… it sure is fun to check a bunch of new blogs out and join (or consider joining) other reading challenges as well!  No real regrets!



What I’ve read today:  Listened to about 2.5 hours of the audiobook ‘The Diary’.  Read more of Watch Mommy Die (pages 100-150).

Total goals completed:  0 of 8

Comments:  Not alot of internet time today to go blog searching 😦



What I’ve read today:  Listened to 30 minutes of the audiobook ‘The Diary’ (total of 3 of  5 hours).

Other Goals worked on:  Participated in The Page 48 Challenge, hosted by Booking in Heels.

Total goals completed:  1 of 8

Comments:  Falling behind…. eek!  Did I bite off more than I could chew?



What I’ve read today:  American Psycho (which is NOT on my goal list)

Goals I have completed:  I have started following a blog that is a participant in this challenge AND I have commented on a participants blog (goal is 3… so 1 of 3 completed).

Other Related Activities:  Participated in Book Spine Poetry challenge, hosted by Escape Through The Pages.  First time I have ever written a Book Spine Poem – lots of fun! 

Total goals completed:  2 of 8

Comments:  Falling further behind.  Reading books that aren’t on my goal list, likely isn’t helping me!


What I’ve read today:  About 100 pages of American Psycho (which is NOT a book on my goal list).

Goals I Have Completed:  Started following a participant’s blog.

Other related activities:  Entered the Rewrite The Synopsis Challenge using Far From The Madding Crowd.

Total goals completed:  3 of 8

Comments:  Still reading a book that isn’t on my goal list! 


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