I decided to let myself focus on my briefs that I’ve been set for starting college at the end of this month today, I hope everyone is doing really well with their challenges so far :D
Book Read: SwitchedPages Read:
96Time Read For
: 1 hour 7 minutes
–Overall Books Completed:
3Overall Pages Read:
478Overall Time Read For:
6 hours 40 minutes
Its nice to see I’m over half way on my time goal and just under half way on my pages goal, unfortunately its way passing the halfway mark on the read-a-thon, I’m really going to push through some books the last day!
Started Switched by Amanda Hocking today, I’m really enjoying the style of it so far and have high hopes for the rest of the story, how has your day been?
Time Read For: 1 hour 12 minutes
Overall Books Completed: 3
Overall Pages Read: 382
Overall Time Read For: 5 hours 33 minutes
Don’t forget to check out the challenges for today, I’m not taking part today cause I’ve been busy and I’m tired now. As its not the end of the day yet I haven’t added my time or page count but I’ve read a fair bit today, going to really push myself tomorrow :D
Today has easily been my best day by far and its not even over yet. I’ve already finished up my third book, not to mention the fact it is results day too! I did really well and either got my predicted grades or better. Hope everyone else is having a good week.
Percent Read: 24%
Time Read For: 54 minutes
Overall Books Completed: 3
Overall Pages Read: 128 + 68% (178ish)
Overall Time Read For: 4 hours 21 minutes
Reading In Winter has lovely challenge up called “A Book For Every Season” where we have to select a book for each season whether it be because it was set during the season or because the season is in the name of the book title.
As I have a really hard time remembering when/where a lot of the books I’ve read where set or they’ve not played much attention to the season I’ve done with picking titles instead, for Summer I’ve chose Summer and Bird by Katherine Catmull
which I haven’t read but has been on my wishlist for a month, the cover for Autumn by David Moody
caught my eye and it sounds fabulous so I’ve added it to my wishlist now, on my to be read pile from NetGalley I have Blades of Winter by G.T. Almasi
which I may actually start during boutofbooks cause I honestly forgot about it, and last but not least for Spring we have Spring-Heeled Jack by Philip Pullman
cause I’m about 80% sure I read this during school!
Book Smartie would like to know what our favourite snack whilst reading is, do we even snack at all or do you try and eat or drink exactly what the characters in the story are having?
It’s funny she asks this because whilst I was reading Dark Kiss by Michelle Rowan I wanted nothing more to eat plate after plate of small fancy chicken wings, maybe in a BBQ sauce? but alas there were none in the house and my kindle would’ve been very messy. I also have a glass of water or mug of tea handy when reading and food wise I try to avoid things that make your hands messy to avoid ruining the books so when I do have a packet of crisps I use one hand only and refuse to touch the book with that hand again haha! I drink more than I eat when reading :)
Last but not least Books With Cass has a few question on contemporary novels which I’ve decided not to participate in right now – I might do later – but I really want to go and read some more, make sure you check it out though.
Wow Day 3 already, I really need to get a move on ;) I had to take a large chunk out of reading today for YouTube stuffs, I uploaded a short update on FAFiction (which I’ll add to the bottom of this post) and then spent about 5 hours recording for my gaming YouTube channel. I guess today wasn’t ever going to turn out well. Tomorrow I don’t have anything planned but researching Dadaism and getting my A level results – wish me luck!
Percent Read: 22%
Time Read For: 55 minutes
Overall Books Completed: 2
Overall Page Count: 128 + 33%
Overall Time Read For: 3 hours 27 minutes
I’m actually not taking part in any of the challenges for today but make sure you go and check them out!
I haven’t actually started reading yet and its 2pm, I know terrible but I have only been awake for two hours, I don’t know how I sleep so much. On the plus side I’ve stopped by at least 30 blogs wishing you all luck and congratulating you on your progress. I’m going to go and finish reading Paper Towns once I’ve done the challenges for today, hope you have a good day! Okay finished Paper Towns and picked up Troll or Derby which I highly recommend :)
Pages Read: 51
Time Read For:
54 minutesBook Read: Troll or DerbyPercent Read:
11%Time Read For:
Overall Books Completed: 2
Overall Page Count: 128 + 11%
Overall Time Read For: 2 hour 32 minutes
Heh, which I’m not actually going to do but I hope you all go and take part ;) I’m terrible at limericks and don’t even understand how they work! Good luck to all who try.
The Grammarian’s Reviews (wow has a lovely layout) wants to know what book we are currently reading and where is it going to relocate?
Well I’m reading Paper Towns which is located in Orlando, Florida and I have almost finished it, at the moment they’re taking the road trip to hopefully find Margo but I’m not as optimistic as Q. I guess if I’d relocate it I’d simply shove them all into the prison that Rick and his fellow The Walking Dead cast have just stumbled across at the end of Season 2 or have left behind long ago if you’re up to date with the books, the reason I’m relocating the characters there is because its a large area that Margo can get lost in and explore with her black note book whilst the others can play hide and seek with her without having trek across the country to find out whether she’s alive or not, oh and I’ll keep the Walkers there too so there is some added drama and possibility she could be dead which is how I’m feeling about the book right now.
Last but not least Once Upon A Time would like us to write a piece of fiction about two characters from different worlds interacting;
Again, I’m not technically taking part in this one as I’m not a writer but if I was I’d write a piece about Elena Gilbert and Bella Swan meeting up over coffee to whine and ponder on how-oh-so-tough it is to choose who you love and the stress of having a boyfriend who is vampire. *rolls eyes*
Check back later for my progress & leave links to yours so I can stop by!
Oh hello my lovelies. Bout of Books has already turned out to be a life saviour in the reading department for myself and we’re not even through the first day yet. I stayed up last night to watch the Olympics closing ceremony which was the first part of the Olympics I even watched, it was pretty good I guess even though I didn’t know half of the people performing.
Any how I’ll be back later to update my total progress but for now I’ve finished reading Enthralled so I can return it to the library and I’ve written the review for the last half too, which will be up some time next week and I’ve made my way through some of Paper Towns which I hope to finish tomorrow.
Pages Read: 51
Time Read For:
45 minutesBook Read: Paper TownsPages Read:
26Time Read For:
Overall Books Completed: 1
Overall Page Count: 77
Overall Time Read For: 1 hour 7 minutes
Auggie Talk wants to know who our literary best friends are and why, what do we do together and talk about?
Wow, I actually found this question difficult and I’ve had to really delve into past books to re-find my literary best friend, the reason being that lately I haven’t been reading all too much and the last few books I’ve read though I may have enjoyed the characters, I haven’t connected with them on such a high level. I finally decided to pick Lola Rose
from the same titled book by Jacqueline Wilson, even though the story isn’t very fresh in my mind I remember the basics of what it was about – the family wins the lottery and move to London to start over, names and all. Jayni recreates herself as the exotic Lola Rose and I remember at the time I was reading it the idea of escaping and starting fresh seemed like the greatest thing in the world!
I wish I could say something lovely about how I donate them to charity or pass them on to other book lovers but the reality is far more shelfish – yes, they’re displayed on shelves in my wardrobe (stops sun damage) in alphabetical order. The few I get from the library are obviously returned and then the books that have made a huge impression on me I lend to my Dad to get his verdict on – and I mean any
book that has made an impression, like say when Twilight first came out, I was hooked and passed it on to him and even though he said it was too much of a romance for him he still read the whole
series. That’s dedication. In short – they’re kept and arranged neatly and read again if needed a few years later.
Oh and if you leave links to your Bout of Books updates I’ll stop by :)