Bout of Books 8.0 Sign Up

What is Bout of Books?
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, August 19th and runs through Sunday, August 25th 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 8.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team.
It’s almost Bout of Books time! This will be my fourth time taking part in this read-a-thon, and this time I’m dragging along Lewis, my best friend, to be apart of it too. Lewis is new to the whole reading thing because I *ahem* heavily encouraged he should pick up a book once in a while rather than complaining of being bored, and guess what? He actually enjoyed himself, yipee. Any how as he doesn’t have his own blog I’ll be posting his updates on Northern Plunder along with mine

As we’ve still got a bit of time before Bout of Books starts I’m not going to decide on any goals yet, I’ll post them at the start of the read-a-thon instead because I’m not sure where either of us will be on our reading pile. I wish you all luck!
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Books, Brains n Blood Read-a-thon Goals & Updates

Books, Brains 'n Blood Read-a-Thon
The Books, Brains ‘n Blood Read-a-thon is hosted by April and Pabkins at My Shelf Confessions, its a 5 day read-a-thon from 2nd – 6th August. Below are my goals and each day I will update this post to show my progress, normally I’d post individually for each day but I don’t want to clutter everyone up for once and this should make everything easier to see. If I take part in any challenges I may post those separately, haven’t decided yet!
Goals:
* Read and/or finish off at least 4 books
* Visit as many blogs possible each day
* Attend one of the twitter parties – #VampvsZomb
* Participate in at least 2 challenges

Updates:
Friday
Endure by Laura Diamond
Percentage Read: 20%

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Pages Read: 122

By Blood by Tracy E Banghart
Percentage Read: 6%

Overall Books Completed: 2
Overall Pages Read: 122 & 26%

Thoughts: 
I’m proud of my first day, it feels like I’ve been successful because I listened to myself and finished off what I needed too before moving on! I also visit my Dads on Fridays which takes up a lot of my time, we finished watching the latest season of Warehouse 13, started Orphan Black and S5 of Breakin Bad and watched two episodes of Revolution. I didn’t do any blog hopping as I don’t take my laptop there but it’s been a great day! :)

Saturday
By Blood by Tracy E Banghart
Percentage Read: 20%

Overall Books Completed: 2
Overall Pages Read: 122 & 46%

Thoughts:
Much slower second day but hey I kind off expected the when I didn’t get up until *whispers* 1 in the afternoon. I joined in the twitter chat until the need to read (or you know being threatened with baby zombies happened) kicked in but also big thanks to Frodo (or Eric) for gifting me a copy of Touched! Hopefully I can start reading that tomorrow :)

Sunday
By Blood by Tracy E Banghart
Percentage Read: 35%

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Pages Read: 55

Overall Books Completed: 2
Overall Pages Read: 177 & 81%

Thoughts:
I’m absolutely adoring By Blood, I was hoping to start another book too but this one has held my attention really well! As you can see I’m also doing a re-read of Mockingjay which is because I’m reading it aloud to my best friend, only read two chapters and felt like I was going to loose my voice!

Monday
By Blood by Tracy E Banghart
Percentage Read: 22%

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Pages Read: 28

Overall Books Completed: 2
Overall Pages Read: 205 & 103%

Thoughts:
My days are rolling into one, I could have sworn today was Sunday and it wasn’t until I looked here to update this I realised it wasn’t. I’m confused. Any how, reading out loud is really time consuming, it really sticks out to me just how quick I read usually.

Tuesday
By Blood by Tracy E Banghart
Percentage Read: 17%

Catalyst by Jennifer Snyder
Percentage Read: 10%

Overall Books Completed: 3
Overall Pages Read: 205 & 130%

Thoughts:
Wow this came to an end so quickly! I have no idea where the time went. I rewatched Serenity today instead of reading but it was worth it haha. I’ll be stopping by everyone’s posts tomorrow, hope you all did well! I didn’t hit my goal of 4 books but that doesn’t matter, I had fun and really enjoyed all the books I’ve been reading.

Vamps vs Zombies Event

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My Shelf Confessions is having a month long event celebrating all things Zombie and Vampire! Which monster reigns supreme?! There will be a Giveaway Blog Hop, a Linky Up Challenge where you can link your Vampire/Zombie themed posts from the month of August, a Books, Brains ‘n Blood Read-a-Thon, lots of Hosted Challenges, author guest posts/interviews, twitter parties, reviews and giveaway gore galore!!

I’ve signed up to Read-a-thon and hope to be able to take part in lots of the other events going on too, stop by MSC to find out more guys :)

Bout of Books: Wrap Up

Bout of Books Read-a-Thon
So I finished Warm Bodies last night before going to bed and felt very happy to have read it all in one day. The books I had decided to read this week though are at home and I’m not there so I rummaged through my boyfriends book shelf (which is basically just a lot of graphic novels that I’ve bought him over the years) and decided to read two of those, I’m happy I did!
Progress:
Day 1
Extras by Scott Westerfeld
Pages Read: 144

Overall Books Completed: –
Overall Pages Read: 144

Day 2
Extras by Scott Westerfeld [completed]
Pages Read: 141
Pandora Hearts Volume 2 by Jun Mochizuki [completed]
Pages Read: 192

Overall Books Completed: 2
Overall Pages Read: 447

Day 3
Vampires, Werewolves, Zombies Compendium Monstrum: From the Papers of Herr DOktor Max Sturm & Baron Ludwig VonDrang by Bruce Waldman [completed]
Pages Read: 82
The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls by Emilie Autumn
Pages Read: 9

Overall Books Completed: 3
Overall Pages Read: 538

Day 4

Pages Read: –

Overall Books Completed: 3
Overall Pages Read: 538

Day 5
Word and Breath by Susannah Noel
Pages Read: 23%

Overall Books Completed: 3
Overall Pages Read: 538 & 23%

Day 6
Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
Pages Read: 136
Word and Breath by Susannah Noel
Pages Read: 9%

Overall Books Completed: 3
Overall Pages Read: 674 & 32%

Day 7

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion [completed]
Pages Read: 104
Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life [completed]
Pages: Read: 168
Lost At Sea [completed]
Pages Read: 160
The Archived SNEAK PEAK [completed]
Pages Read: 100%

Overall Books Completed: 7
Overall Pages Read: 1,106 + 132%

Goals Completed?
– By the end of the week as long as I’ve finished 7 books I’ll be happy
– I hope that I wont leave a book unfinished too which’ll help keep things tidy /
Word & Breath was left unfinished, as was TAFWVG.
– I’d like to visit a minimum of 10 blogs a day
– take part in at least one of the twitter chats / I totally forgot about these
– visit every single blog on the wrap up posts like I did during 4.0 / ongoing [25 / 108]


I don’t think I did too bad considering I took a day out and had no glasses for a day too.

Bout of Books: Day 6

Bout of Books Read-a-Thon
Wow, as if today is the second to last day. Crazy. I had so many good intentions for today’s reading but I kind of woke up late and then ended up reading whilst watching home videos of my boyfriend and his brothers growing up, needless to say I was indeed crying with laughter throughout many of them but I still managed to get a fair amount of reading in today. My glasses have somewhat been fixed too so that helped a lot, my kindle was left charging for most of today which is why I decided to pick up Warm Bodies – holy poop! It’s amazing.
Progress:
Day 1
Extras by Scott Westerfeld
Pages Read: 144

Overall Books Completed: –
Overall Pages Read: 144

Day 2
Extras by Scott Westerfeld [completed]
Pages Read: 141
Pandora Hearts Volume 2 by Jun Mochizuki [completed]
Pages Read: 192

Overall Books Completed: 2
Overall Pages Read: 447

Day 3
Vampires, Werewolves, Zombies Compendium Monstrum: From the Papers of Herr DOktor Max Sturm & Baron Ludwig VonDrang by Bruce Waldman [completed]
Pages Read: 82
The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls by Emilie Autumn
Pages Read: 9

Overall Books Completed: 3
Overall Pages Read: 538

Day 4

Pages Read: –

Overall Books Completed: 3
Overall Pages Read: 538

Day 5
Word and Breath by Susannah Noel
Pages Read: 23%

Overall Books Completed: 3
Overall Pages Read: 538 & 23%

Day 6
Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
Pages Read: 136
Word and Breath by Susannah Noel
Pages Read: 9%

Overall Books Completed: 3
Overall Pages Read: 674 & 32%

Bout of Books: Day 5

Bout of Books Read-a-Thon
Well today whilst in college I ended up breaking my glasses so I’m soldering on without them. I’ve tried using cellotape to hold them together but they keep springing apart. Luckily I can see without them, just uh not too clearly!
Progress:
Day 1
Extras by Scott Westerfeld
Pages Read: 144

Overall Books Completed: –
Overall Pages Read: 144

Day 2
Extras by Scott Westerfeld [completed]
Pages Read: 141
Pandora Hearts Volume 2 by Jun Mochizuki [completed]
Pages Read: 192

Overall Books Completed: 2
Overall Pages Read: 447

Day 3
Vampires, Werewolves, Zombies Compendium Monstrum: From the Papers of Herr DOktor Max Sturm & Baron Ludwig VonDrang by Bruce Waldman [completed]
Pages Read: 82
The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls by Emilie Autumn
Pages Read: 9

Overall Books Completed: 3
Overall Pages Read: 538

Day 4

Pages Read: –

Overall Books Completed: 3
Overall Pages Read: 538

Day 5
Word and Breath by Susannah Noel
Pages Read: 23%

Overall Books Completed: 3
Overall Pages Read: 538 & 23%

Challenges:
Today’s challenge is held by Faye at A Daydreamers Thought’s.

Bout of Books: Day 4

Bout of Books Read-a-Thon
Okay so I kind of didn’t read at all today because I have to have designed four book covers for college before Monday so I took today out to get a lot of them done so I can read more at the weekend!
Progress:
Day 1
Extras by Scott Westerfeld
Pages Read: 144

Overall Books Completed: –
Overall Pages Read: 144

Day 2
Extras by Scott Westerfeld [completed]
Pages Read: 141
Pandora Hearts Volume 2 by Jun Mochizuki [completed]
Pages Read: 192

Overall Books Completed: 2
Overall Pages Read: 447

Day 3
Vampires, Werewolves, Zombies Compendium Monstrum: From the Papers of Herr DOktor Max Sturm & Baron Ludwig VonDrang by Bruce Waldman [completed]
Pages Read: 82
The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls by Emilie Autumn
Pages Read: 9

Overall Books Completed: 3
Overall Pages Read: 538

Day 4

Pages Read: –

Overall Books Completed: 3
Overall Pages Read: 538

Challenges:
Today’s challenges are held by Rachel at The One with Rachel’s Book and Cait from Escape Through the Pages! I’m not taking part so instead I’ll share the book covers I created for college work.