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Just a heads up that I'm going dark for several weeks. I may still update posts/challenges but there will be no new content, not even Thursdays.

My Mom died and I'm taking each day as it comes, plus helping my Dad go through her stuff.

Jan 16 update: Mother-in-law, who I call Mom, is in the hospital for bypass surgery

Feb 19 update: MIL is home now :-D and slowly getting better. I'm still helping my Dad with Mom's stuff but since my brother is out of town, I'm spending 4 nights at his house every week for a month. It's MUCH closer to Dad's and they do meals together and hang out.

Mar 8 update: I'm having a blast with my Dad. MIL has gone back to the hospital

Mar 29 update: MIL is home but not doing well.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Bout of Books 10.0


Bout of Books 10.0
Read-a-Thon
May 12 - May 18

hosted at the Bout of Books blog
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questions: @boutofbooks


Official Blurb
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, January 6th and runs through Sunday, January 12th 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 9.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

~ Goals ~
1) I have a couple of blog tours coming up ...

finish/review: The One & Only by Emily Giffin
start/finish/review: Cure for the Common Breakup by Beth Kendrick
finish: Riding and Regrets by Bailey Bradford

2) ... and three short story collections that I'd like to read more of each one ... 
Dragon's Teeth by Mercedes Lackey
Cats in Space and Other Places
In Mint Condition

3) ... I'd like to visit at least five new blogs and several that I regularly visit ...
4) ... at least check out what the challenges are ...
5) ... Pages read for 9.0 was 2,026! I hope to get 900 this time because ...

... I also have more real life things going on then usual so I'm not sure if I'll get any goals done! I just hope I can get at least one review ready.

edit to add "starting point"


~ Starting Point ~
√ Chap 29/at 71%: Falling for Owen by Jennifer Ryan (ebook)
√ at 9% : Riding and Regrets by Bailey Bradford (ebook)
at 5% : The One & Only by Emily Giffin (ebook)
page 94: In Mint Condition 2013 edited by Shannon John
page 57: Cats in Space and Other Places edited by Bill Fawcett
beginning: Dragon's Teeth by Mercedes Lackey - read 4 shorts in the middle of the book
page 44: Smitten anthology


~ Progress ~
(post daily update late, late on that day or early early the day after! or as completed)
Monday: finished Falling for Owen by Jennifer Ryan, started Why I Love Geeks by T.A. Chase

Tuesday: finished Riding and Regrets by Bailey Bradford, finished Why I Love Geeks by T.A. Chase, started The Christmas Cat anthology, started Secret Fire by Morticia Knight 

Wednesday: finished The Christmas Cat anthology, started Why I Love Waiters by T.A. Chase, started Sawyer by Lori Foster, finished Secret Fire by Morticia Knight
 
Thursday: started/finished Loving Leif by Amber Kell, lunch plans - with a reader so 3 hours minimum ;-) plus vet appointment, started/finished Birds of Prey by Crissy Smith

Friday: doctor appointment
Saturday: online, reading The One & Only by Emily Giffin, still reading Why I Love Waiters
Sunday: online, still reading The One & Only by Emily Giffin, still reading Why I Love Waiters 

~ Books Read ~
Falling for Owen by Jennifer Ryan
Riding and Regrets by Bailey Bradford
Why I Love Geeks by T.A. Chase
The Christmas Cat anthology
Secret Fire by Morticia Knight
Loving Leif by Amber Kell
Birds of Prey by Crissy Smith


~ Final Report ~ 
I was able to check off two of my books and have made progress on a third. I would have made much better progress on my list if I hadn't read five books that weren't on the list. And then I spent too much time reading an online serial that doesn't even count!

I am happy to report that I got 1,175 pages read AND some of my real life stuff ;-) Plus, both cats are fine.



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2 comments:

Michelle Miller said...

Good luck with your goals! I didn't really set down any concrete goals, just made my reading list. Will I be voted off the island, do you think? lol

Book Dragon said...

I won't vote you off!

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In accordance to the FTC guidelines, I must state that I make no monetary gains from my reviews or endorsements here on Book Dragon's Lair. All books I review are either borrowed, purchased by me, given as a gift, won in some kind of contest, or received in exchange for an honest review.