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Thursday, May 25, 2017

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Bout of Books 19 ~ Wrap Up

Bout of Books


Another Bout of Books come and gone. How did you all do? Did you have fun? Did you meet your goals?

Despite not doing the last few BoBs and jumping into this one last minute, I met my book goals, the only thing I didn't do is get to any comics. Just wasn't feeling up for them, I suppose because I'm doing a group challenge (when am I not) and comics wouldn't have counted for that. I like what I read to actually count for the challenges I'm doing. But I met my book goal and that was what mattered.

Finally getting to visit all the blogs that I didn't get to go to during the week. Always bummed to see how many sign up but then how it drops off regularly with people who don't post updates. 349 signed up to participate and by Day 2, not even half that posted updates and by Day 6, just 72 updates. There's always a decline, but seems like it's more and more. Anyways, I've enjoyed visiting everyone so far, but only posted to a few blogs. I love the chatty blogs, those are my favorites. I love chatty people and I love people who say HI!. So I see you few people that visit me, not the following I used to have, but I'm getting some views, and rarely does anyone say Howdy. I won't bite, so feel free to say HI!!



My Bout of Books Goals

Time devoted to Reading
  • Daily, except for updates & challenges
GOALS
  • Complete at least FIFTEEN (15) books ~ Met Goal, Completed 16
  • Complete at least FIVE (5) comics ~ DNF, Didn't read any
  • Complete challenges that interest me ~ Didn't do any, none interested me


Bout of Book 19 Stats

  • I completed 16 books, started 1 other
  • I read 4,700 pages
  • I completed 6 novels and 2 novellas on my Kindle Fire
  • I listened to 8 novels as audiobooks
  • I read for approximately 60 hours (29 hours on Kindle, 31 hours on Audio)


Started but not Completed




Completed Books








Recap of Daily Updates



Sunday, May 14, 2017

Bout of Books 19 ~ Day 6

Bout of Books


Day Six was a mix of reading and not. Started and finished two books and started two others, one of which didn't let me go so I stayed up all night listening to it. Tired, but already have a book finished for the last day of BoB. :)



Saturday

Night Time Audio listening time/pages:
Day Time Audio listening time/pages: 7 hr
Kindle reading time / pages: 1 hr
Number of books I've read today: 2
Total number of books I've read: 14
Current Book: Gray Wolf Island
Pages Read Today: 618
Total Pages Read: 3,977
Time Read Today: 8 hr
Total Time Read: 51 hr
Challenges Participated in today: None
Today's Completed Books/Comics:



Saturday, May 13, 2017

Bout of Books 19 ~ Day 5

Bout of Books


Day Five ended up only being a partial reading day. After finishing up the book that seemed so much longer (see the Day 4 wrap-up) and reading one other short book, I decided to take the rest of the day off from books. I needed a bit of a break. :)



Friday

Night Time Audio listening time/pages: 2 hr
Day Time Audio listening time/pages:
Kindle reading time / pages: 2 hr
Number of books I've read today: 2
Total number of books I've read: 12
Current Book: New Spark
Pages Read Today: 230
Total Pages Read: 3,359
Time Read Today: 4 hr
Total Time Read: 43 hr
Challenges Participated in today: None
Today's Completed Books/Comics:



Friday, May 12, 2017

Bout of Books 19 ~ Day 4

Bout of Books


Day Four was a long day of reading, with little to show for it. I started reading "Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits" on the 9th and though only 383 pages, for me it felt more like 600. For one thing, the audio was nearly 16 hours long. Geeesh. So I ended up reading most of it during the day yesterday and only listening a little at night before falling asleep. I read off and on for at least 6 hours yesterday and still didn't finish it til today. It seemed so much longer and read so slowly for me. Glad it's over really. Because of that, I only started/finished one book on Day 4. :(



Thursday

Night Time Audio listening time/pages: 2 hr
Day Time Audio listening time/pages: 3 hr
Kindle reading time / pages: 6 hr
Number of books I've read today: 1
Total number of books I've read: 10
Current Book:
Pages Read Today: 550
Total Pages Read: 3,129
Time Read Today: 11 hr
Total Time Read: 39 hr
Challenges Participated in today: None
Today's Completed Books/Comics:



Thursday, May 11, 2017

Bout of Books 19 ~ Day 3

Bout of Books


Day three ended up being a good day of reading, despite not reading for a chunk of time during the middle of the day. Ended up going back to a new-to-me series I started a week or two ago and really got into it. They were all on the short side, so I was able to read 3 books in the evening/night.



Wednesday

Night Time Audio listening time/pages:
Day Time Audio listening time/pages:
Kindle reading time / pages: 11 hr
Number of books I've read today: 4
Total number of books I've read: 9
Current Book:
Pages Read Today: 1,027
Total Pages Read: 2,579
Time Read Today: 11 hr
Total Time Read: 28 hr
Challenges Participated in today: None
Today's Completed Books/Comics:



Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Bout of Books 19 ~ Day 2

Bout of Books


Day two was productive, despite a headache that lingered all day. Finished the book I started on Monday and started/finished two others.



Tuesday

Night Time Audio listening time/pages:
Day Time Audio listening time/pages: 4 hr
Kindle reading time / pages: 3 hr
Number of books I've read today: 3
Total number of books I've read: 5
Current Book:
Pages Read Today: 706
Total Pages Read: 1,552
Time Read Today: 7 hr
Total Time Read: 17 hr
Challenges Participated in today: None
Today's Completed Books/Comics:



Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Bout of Books 19 ~ Day 1

Bout of Books


Considering I haven't done Bout of Books since BoB 14, I did rather well and about what I wanted to do. I wanted to finish up my last book but just couldn't stay awake anymore to finish it up. If I hadn't had a headache hit, I might have been able to but I just wanted to sleep and get my headache gone, though now, the next morning, it still isn't. :(

Still, my first day, finished 2 books and almost all of a 3rd, so I'm on pace for the goals that I decided to set. Hopefully my headache goes away soon so I can jump back into some books today, though I'm getting a later start than I had planned.



My Bout of Books Goals

Time devoted to Reading
  • Daily, except for updates & challenges
GOALS
  • Complete at least FIFTEEN (15) books
  • Complete at least FIVE (5) comics
  • Complete challenges that interest me


Monday

Night Time Audio listening time/pages: 1h
Day Time Audio listening time/pages: 9h
Kindle reading time / pages: 1h
Number of books I've read today: 2
Total number of books I've read: 2
Current Book: Evil Spark
Pages Read Today: 846
Total Pages Read: 846
Time Read Today: 11h
Total Time Read: 11h
Challenges Participated in today: None
Today's Completed Books/Comics:



Monday, May 8, 2017

Bout of Books 19 ~ Sign up

Bout of Books


I had NO idea it was Bout of Books time. I follow BoB on Facebook (I hate Twitter and such) and saw nothing leading up to it, just a post saying "It's Bout of Books Time".

Well, I need to read a bunch this week for a challenge so what better way than to join in with BoB. It's been a while since I've done it I think, it always sneaks up on me. So here I am back, not prepared, but ready to go!

Looking forward to not having a super crazy week of reading, just slightly better than normal, and visiting a lot of blogs. Say HI, please, if you stop by. And if you have a blog too (not Twitter or Instagram) leave your addy and I'll stop by and say Hi to you!

Have fun y'all!