Bout of Books 19

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, May 8th and runs through Sunday, May 14th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 16 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team


I love Bout of Books, so I’ve been eagerly awaiting this week (honestly, it’s been in my diary for ages!).  I find I do a lot better with the week long readathons than the short ones, because if I’m busy one day and don’t get to read, I know I can try and balance it out later in the week! This is a fairly standard week for me, but my days off this week happen to fall at the weekend and so I’ll probably get less reading done than I do when they fall during the week (as I’ll probably go out with family and friends).

I’ve already started A Court of Wings and Ruin, so finishing that is definitely on the TBR, and I’ve picked out a few other possible reads, though I may decide I fancy something different! I’m setting my goal at 1000 pages, just under 150 a day for the week – after all, it’s all about pushing ourselves to read more than we normally would, right?!


  • Read 1000 pages
  • Finish 3 books
  • Visit other blogs 🙂

Possible TBR:


Today was a pretty busy day, so I didn’t actually get a chance to pick up A Court of Wings and Ruin at all.  I did at least get lots of audiobook time, as I had a long drive and also a gym session.

Time spent reading: 3 hours of listening to Cold Days
Pages read today: 119
Books completed today: None

Total pages read: 119
Total books completed: 0


Today is probably the quietest day of my week, so I’ve managed to get quite a bit of reading in.  I started A Court of Wings and Ruin before bout of books started, but I got it finished this morning before picking up Release and reading that through in one sitting! I also started listening to Ready Player One with my boyfriend, which we definitely won’t get finished this week!

Time spent reading: 2 hours of reading A Court of Wings and Ruin, 2 hours of reading Release, 1 hour of listening to Ready Player One
Pages read: 615
Books completed today: A Court of Wings and Ruin, Release

Total pages read: 734
Total books completed: 2


Wednesday was a pretty standard day – work + gym. I got up early to squeeze some reading time in, and I listened to some audiobook at the gym.

Time spent reading: 3 hours of reading Wing Jones, 50 minutes of listening to Cold Days
Pages read: 420
Books completed today: Wing Jones

Total pages read: 1349
Total books completed: 3


Thursday was almost an exact repeat of Wednesday – work, gym and early morning reading. I mixed up my reading with a graphic novel this morning, as I was beginning to feel a bit burnt out!  I don’t think I’ll be able to keep up at this pace all week but I’m very happy with my progress so far.

Time spent reading: 45 minutes of reading Saga volume 4, 2 hours of reading Under rose-tainted skies, 60 minutes of listening to Cold Days
Pages read: 407
Books completed today: Saga volume 4, Cold Days
Total pages read: 1756
Total books completed: 5


Friday was a pretty quiet day for reading, because I had some errands to run and spent the evening with family, but I still managed to just about finish Under Rose-tainted skies, which I really enjoyed (and I’m thrilled to have finished 6 books this week!). Can I make it 7? (I think probably not, but maybe?!)

Time spent reading: 45 minutes of reading Under rose-tainted skies
Pages read: 74
Books completed today: Under Rose-tainted skies
Total pages read: 1830
Total books completed: 6


Saturday was filled with social things both friends and family wise, so I didn’t get much reading time done except for first thing this morning when everyone was still asleep (Nemesis) and for a while when I spent some time tidying up. I suspect tomorrow will be similar, but there’s no way I can end the week on 1999 pages, so I’ll have to find time to read at least a page 😉

Time spent reading: 1.5 hours of reading Nemesis, 1 hour of listening to House of Hades
Pages read: 169
Books completed today: 0
Total pages read: 1999 (so close to 2000!)
Total books completed: 6


I actually have no idea what my plans are for today yet – it could be a chilled out day of blogging and reading, could be a day out with friends or could be a movie day with the boyfriend, so I’ve no idea how much reading I’ll get done! I did make sure to sneak some in this morning before everyone got up, and I’m hoping to get at least a bit more done later too.

Time spent reading: 1.5 hours of reading Nemesis
Pages read: 131
Books completed today: 0
Total pages read: 2131
Total books completed: 6



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