My Little Pocketbooks: Bout of Books 7.0: Weekly Progress   

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Bout of Books 7.0: Weekly Progress

Bout of Books
Bout of Books Progress
Everyday of the read-a-thon this post will be updated with my progress.  Are you doing this read-a-thon as well?  Let me know in the comment section how you are doing and I'll try and stop by your blog to cheer you on.   
Monday 5/13
Number of pages I've read today: 1.5 Listened to hours + 50 Read pages 
Total pages read so far: 1.5 Listened to hours + 50 Read pages 
Total number of books I've read so far: 0 
Book Titles
      -Currently Reading: The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepard (audiobook)
      Fish Finelli: Seagulls Don’t Eat Pickles Book 1 by E.S. Farber
      -Completed:  
Today's Challenges Host
      Book Spine Poetry hosted by Escape Through the Pages
 Rules/Prize/Info (from Escape Through the Pages)
You CAN use extra words outside of the books titles, BUT, you can only use as many extra words as you have books. So for mine, I used 7 books and so can use up to seven extra words. If you use ten books, you can use up to ten extra words, and so on and so forth. If you decide to participate and create a poem, you will be entered for a chance to win a book(s) of your choice up to $15 CAD from The Book Depository. The giveaway is international, ONLY for Bout of Books 7.0 participants. Have fun!
RULES
- must be signed up for Bout of Books 6.0
- must be 13 years or older to enter
- ends tonight May 13th at midnight CST (1am EST, 2am ADT – my time). That’s only 24 hours!
- number of extra words is = to number of books used
- leave a link to your poem in the comments! Picture can be uploaded to your blog, facebook, twitter, etc. Wherever you’re updating for Bout of Books. 



Here is my poem.  I used 3 books and that gives me 3 extra words to use.
 From UNREMEMBERED ORIGIN comes LUCID dreams.

Total number of challenges completed:
Notes about today: Today I was shocked it was 100 degrees.  I don't mind the heat but it made me so sleepy.  So needless to say that I did not read as much as I thought I should have.  I will try and finish 100 pages tomorrow.  But the way I spent way to much time on Twitter, Blog Hopping and browsing though the e-library collection of audiobooks.  Why?  I have no idea.  I just got sucked in.  Tomorrow I will try and finish at least one book.  

Tuesday 5/14
Number of pages I've read today: 2 Listened to hours + 69 Read pages 
Total pages read so far: 3.5 Listened to hours + 119 Read pages 
Total number of books I've read so far: 0 
Book Titles
      -Currently Reading: The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepard (audiobook)

      Fish Finelli: Seagulls Don’t Eat Pickles Book 1 by E.S. Farber
      -Completed:  
Today's Challenges Host
      Create a Cover hosted by I Talk Books!
 Rules/Prize/Info (from I Talk to Books)
The title is pretty self-explanatory. All you have to do is create an alternative cover for a book. You can either draw it or use an existing picture or you can photograph a cover with things around the house like pets, action figures etc. It's totally depends on you. Just be original.

The winner will get to choose a book under $15 from TBD
You have 24 hours to complete this challenge
You must be signed up for Bout of Books 7.0 and have your goals posted somewhere
You must be 13 years or older to enter
The winner will be drawn randomly by Rafflecopter
The Giveaway is International
 

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I know this cover totally sucks and looks like a cheap self published book but hey ....it's 6am.

Total number of challenges completed:
Notes about today:
I thought I did pretty good.  Considering.  I will be done with two books tomorrow and I am currently looking for my next one now.  Oh What to Read?!  I think I need to hit another ARC for my Clean Sweep Challenge.  Maybe one from my pile.  Hummm!!?  

Wednesday 5/15
Number of pages I've read today: 1.3 Listened to hours + 37 Read pages 
Total pages read so far: 4.8 Listened to hours + 156 Read pages 
Total number of books I've read so far: 2
Book Titles
      -Currently Reading: Free! The Future of a Radical Price (audiobook)

      -Completed:  The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepard (audiobook)
      Fish Finelli: Seagulls Don’t Eat Pickles Book 1 by E.S. Farber
Today's Challenges Host
Acrostic Poem hosted by Harley Bear Book Blog
Personify a Book hosted by Kimberly Erskine

Total number of challenges completed:
Notes about today: 
I am thrilled to have 2 books done.  All the books I put on my goal list are DONE!  I had to quickly find something to read next.  The audiobook is turning out to be a good one.  If your into business books, check this one out.

Thursday 5/16
Number of pages I've read today: .5 Listened to hours + 0 Read pages 
Total pages read so far: 5.3 Listened to hours + 156 Read pages 
Total number of books I've read so far: 2
Book Titles
      -Currently Reading: Free! The Future of a Radical Price (audiobook)

      -Completed:  The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepard (audiobook)
      Fish Finelli: Seagulls Don’t Eat Pickles Book 1 by E.S. Farber
Today's Challenges Host
Resummarize a Cover hosted by Queen Ella Bee Reads

Total number of challenges completed:
Notes about today: 
Yesterday was a fail.  I got really nothing done as far as reading goes.  I did complete a review and I started a second one.  I have a few more to do.  I want to complete as much as possible before I leave for BEA at the end of the month.  I think the best thing will be to lock myself into a room and not leave until all of them are done.  With coffee, water and pastries of course. I am still looking for a book to jump into.  But for now the audiobook
Free! The Future of a Radical Price will do.  
Friday 5/17 and Saturday 5/18
Number of pages I've read today: 0 hours + 4 pages
Total pages read so far: 5.3 Listened to hours + 160 pages
Total number of books I've read so far:  2
Book Titles
      - Currently reading:  Free! The Future of a Radical Price (audiobook) 
       -Completed:  The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepard (audiobook)
      Fish Finelli: Seagulls Don’t Eat Pickles Book 1 by E.S. Farber

Notes about today:  I have kinda slacked on my reading the minute I hit my goal.  I will jump back to reading soon.  But I feel a bit of burn out yet again.  I think to many read-a-thons are doing it to me.  To many challenges too!  I use to just pick up and just read.  Now I am trying to fit in a book at every waking moment.  I need to do a few months of just reading my books and not trying to get a read-a-thon goal list done in a day of two.  So with that said.... I hit my goal and I finished two books in the ARC Clean Sweep Challenge as well.  Review are getting written next.  

How are you doing on your Bout of Books goals? 

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