Bout of Books Goals

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, August 13th and runs through Sunday, August 19th 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 5.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. -From the Bout of Books 5.0 team

Since I’m starting a summer temp job this week (which means 2 x 12 hour days plus some shorter shifts) I’m trying not to set my goals too high. I’ve got an absolute tonne of books I should be reading (both for review and from the library) but I’m hoping to find a balance between what I should do and what I want to do!

My schedule
Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday – a few hours a day
Thursday/Friday – very little if at all (working 7.45am-8pm!)
Saturday/Sunday – 12 hours between them – I’m working one or the other.

My goals
1500 pages + or 4 books +
3 reviews +: 1 , 2, 3
Notes written on all books for future reviews
Try to participate in at least 2 challenges

My choices
I’m hoping to choose a selection from…


Books for review: Exactly where they’d fall | Pushing the Limits


Library books: Eye lake | Vampire Diaries: Nightfall | The Elephant Whisperer | Keeper of the Light | The Midwife’s Confession | The Night Circus | The Pledge


Books I’ve bought: Conqueror | A Storm of Swords: Blood & Gold


Progress

Monday
# Pages read today: 547 Total # pages read: 547
# Books completed today: 1 Total # books completed: 1
Books completed: Pushing the Limits

Tuesday
# Pages read today: 329 Total # pages read: 876
# Books completed today: 2 Total # books completed: 3
Books completed: Pushing the Limits, Eye lake, A Storm of Swords: Blood & Gold

Wednesday (12 hours at work = no reading)
# Pages read today: 0 Total # pages read: 876
# Books completed today: 0 Total # books completed: 3
Books completed: Pushing the Limits, Eye lake, A Storm of Swords: Blood & Gold

Thursday (12 hours at work = no reading)
# Pages read today: 0 Total # pages read: 876
# Books completed today: 0 Total # books completed: 3
Books completed: Pushing the Limits, Eye lake, A Storm of Swords: Blood & Gold

Friday (12 quiet hours at work = some reading)
# Pages read today: 197 Total # pages read: 1073
# Books completed today: 0 Total # books completed: 3
Books completed: Pushing the Limits, Eye lake, A Storm of Swords: Blood & Gold

Saturday
# Pages read today: 265 Total # pages read: 1338
# Books completed today: 1 Total # books completed: 4
Books completed: Pushing the Limits, Eye lake, A Storm of Swords: Blood & Gold, Vampire Diaries: Nightfall

Sunday
# Pages read today: 246 Total # pages read: 1584
# Books completed today: 2 Total # books completed: 6
Books completed: Pushing the Limits, Eye lake, A Storm of Swords: Blood & Gold, Vampire Diaries: Nightfall, The Elephant Whisperer, Seven Day Loan

11 thoughts on “Bout of Books Goals

  1. Your list looks great! I really want to read The Night Circus and The Pledge. I hope you are able to balance it all and enjoy your books! Have a great week 🙂

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  3. Oh my goodness read The Night Circus if you do nothing else! It is literally my favourite book and the best one I’ve read in years and years and I keep pushing it on everybody I know! :-p Good luck with your reading and thanks for stopping by my blog and signing up for ReaditSwapit (it’s awesome!)

  4. you doing great ^^ don’t give up but most important have fun ^^ and yes read what you want to ( i should be doing that too^^;;)

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