Monday, May 12, 2014

Bout of Books 10 {Updates}

So excited to be participating in Bout of Books 10 this year this will be my third time participating. Woot. Woot. 

I will be updating my progress on this post and on Twitter the whole week, so come back and check it out. I'm so excited.
Bout of Books
Time Devoted to Reading:
Like I said my I will be finishing with tutoring with my students so I will have all my evenings open to reading. My goal is to read at least 2 hours a day. 

My Goals:
- Complete at least 2 books, but setting my eye on 4 books. 
- Participate in at least 4 challenges.
- Now that I have a twitter, I hope to participate in some Twitter chats.

Books to read:
Love and other Foreign Words by Erin McCahan
Cure for the Common Break Up by Beth Kendrick
Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay
Keeping the House by Ellen Baker

What I've read today: Keeping the House by Ellen Baker  and Love and Other Foreign Words by Erin McCahan
Number of pages read today:  100 pages (49 of Keeping the House; 51 of Love and other Foreign Words)
Total number of books completed:  0
Total number of pages read: 100
Read-a-thon thoughts: Not the best day of reading today. I got called in to substitute today, so I didn't have much time to read during the day or the afternoon. I couldn't participate in the challenge or the Twitter chat, because of work. By the time I got to reading at night, by eyes were giving up on me and would not stay open. I'm hoping I have better luck tomorrow. 
Favorite quote:
"Now we have a hero in the family, he thinks. Strange, though: In his mind's eye, Chase is still ten years old. John simply cannot conjure a picture of him any older than that. Amazing thing to contemplate, a ten-year-old war hero." - Keeping the House page 156
Mini Challenges: 0 out of 1

What I've read today: Love and Other Foreign Words by Erin McCahan
Number of pages read today:  123 pages
Total number of books completed:  1 -{Love and Other Foreign Words}
Total number of pages read: 223 pages
Read-a-thon thoughts:  It was slightly better reading day today. A little bit better than yesterday but not the best. I did finish reading one of the book that I had started, woot. Look out for the review of Love and Other Foreign Words here on Friday. :) I also participated in a mini challenge, which was fun, it was coming up with a list of books we are looking forward to reading. And I also participated in a Twitter reading spring, in which we read non-stop for an hour. It was great, and got me into the reading mood. Hoping that I get more reading in tomorrow.  
Favorite Quote:
"So what is love..? It is a connection, almost like a private language between two people, or a invisible dance. It is an invincible force that binds us to one another and can never be broken. Stretched and tested, even worried over, but not temptrary, never fleeting, never broken..." - Love and Other Foreign Words page 305
Mini Challenges: Shannon over at River City Reading asked us to come up with a list of books we are looking forward to reading. I was able to bring it down to 10: here they are. 

1. The One and Only by Emily Giffin
2. The Fault in our Stars by John Green
3. Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay
4.  Insurgent by Veronica Roth
5. Z: A novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler
6. Cure for the Common Break Up by Beth Kendrick
7.  Girls in white Dresses by Jennifer Close
8. Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
9.  My Last Kiss by Bethany Neal
10. Tell the Wolves I'm home by Carol Rifka Brunt
What are you looking forward to reading?
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  1. I hope you accomplish this girl. i need to accomplish getting the fault is in our stars and just read the rest of it.

  2. This looks like a really fun challenge! I'm devoting my summer to reading, and I'm already half way through the Fault in Our Stars...again! If you ever need a recommendation, I have long going list on Goodreads!


  3. That's awesome!

  4. Looks like such a fun challenge and I so wish I had the time to do this!

  5. Thanks hun,
    I didn't have a good reading day yesterday, but I did read a little bit, its at least something. I'm hoping today and the rest of the week is better. :)

  6. gahhh.. The Fault in Our Stars is definitely on my list. I would like to read it before the movie comes out!! :)
    I'm always looking for new things to read.:) i will check out for goodreads for awesome books. :)
    Thanks for visiting girly. :)

  7. I didn't do much reading yesterday but I'm hoping I do better the rest of the day..

    P.S - you can still sign-up today is the last day.

  8. I know right.. I did not have much time yesterday to read. but I'm hoping I do better the rest of the week.
    Thanks for visiting :)

  9. Of beast and beauty was pretty good :) Interesting twist on the original tale. Happy reading and good luck!



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