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Karsyn's Kickass Jocoserious, Kooky, Jannock book blog: Bout of Books ~ The End :(

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Bout of Books ~ The End :(

I don't want it to end!! But, sadly the end is here. :(

How did everyone do? Did you meet your goals? Surpass them? Enjoy your week? Did you have fun, or did you get stressed out too much?


I loved the week and had tons of fun! :) I surpassed my first goal by a ton and even my 2nd goal as well. I am grateful to my Husband who takes wonderful care of us, so that I am able to sit around and read all week. :) It was such fun. I read a ton, visited a lot of blogs and did most of the challenges.

Here is everything that I did for the week ~ in reverse order. :) And here is my original Join & Goal Post for Bout of Books, also with all my stats.

First my combined stats ~
  • I completed 4 BoB RaT Challenges
  • I read for 47 Hours
  • I completed 17 books
  • I read 4796 pages
  • I completed 7 novels, 2 novellas & 1 short story on my Kindle Fire
  • I listened to 7 novella audiobooks (the Lemony Snicket series)


My Bout of Books Goals

Time devoted to Reading 
  •  Daily, most of the day, keeping offline except for updates, so I'm not distracted
GOAL
  • Complete at least EIGHT (8), changed to TWELVE (12), books
  • Start (but perhaps not finish) at least 2 others
  • Complete at least 2 series in which I only have 1 book left to read


Sunday

Night Time Audio listening time/pages: 1 hr / 90 pages
Day Time Audio listening time/pages: 3 hr 30 min / 454 pages
Number of books I've read today: 3
Total number of books I've read: 17
Current Book:
Pages Read Today: 635
Total Pages Read: 4796
Time Read Today: 3 hr
Total Time Read: 47 hr
Challenges Participated in today:
Today's Completed Books:


Saturday

Night Time Audio listening time/pages:
Day Time Audio listening time/pages: 6 hr / 785 pages
Number of books I've read today: 4
Total number of books I've read: 14
Current Book:
Pages Read Today: 785 (113, 224, 208, 240)
Total Pages Read: 4161
Time Read Today: 6 hr
Total Time Read: 41 hr 30 min
Challenges Participated in today:
Today's Completed Books:


Friday

Night Time Audio listening time/pages: 1 hr 15 min / 79 & 21 (1-145am, 10:30-11pm)
Number of books I've read today: 2
Total number of books I've read: 10
Current Book: The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse by Robert Rankin
Pages Read Today: 496 (79, 289, 49, 79)
Total Pages Read: 3376
Time Read Today: 5 hr
Total Time Read: 35 hr 30 min
Challenges Participated in today: Rainbow of Books Challenge
Today's Completed Books:


Thursday

Night Time Audio listening time/pages: 1 hr / 97pages (12:30-1:30am Thurs)
Number of books I've read today: 1
Total number of books I've read: 8
Current Book: Sunrise by Mike Mullin
Pages Read Today: 777 (97, 55, 447, 177)
Total Pages Read: 2880
Time Read Today: 7 hr
Total Time Read: 30 hr 30 min
Challenges Participated in today: Spell-it-Out Challenge
Today's Completed Books:


Wednesday

Night Time Audio listening time/pages: 1 hr 30min / 95pages (1-230am Wed)
Number of books I've read today: 1
Total number of books I've read: 7
Current Book:
Pages Read Today: 480 (95, 385)
Total Pages Read: 2104
Time Read Today: 7 hr 30 min
Total Time Read: 24 hr
Challenges Participated in today:
Today's Completed Books:


Tuesday

Night Time Audio listening time/pages: 1 hr / 60pages (1-2am Tues)
Number of books I've read today: 2
Total number of books I've read: 6
Current Book:
Pages Read Today: 624 (60, 368, 196)
Total Pages Read: 1624
Time Read Today: 6 hr 30 min
Total Time Read: 15 hr 30 min
Challenges Participated in today: Books You're Looking Forward To
Today's Completed Books:


Monday

Number of books I've read today: 4
Total number of books I've read: 4
Current Book:
Pages Read: 1000 (384 pages, 111 pages, 228 pages, 277 pages)
Time Read: 9 hr
Challenges Participated in: If you like X, try Y
Completed Books:



49 comments:

  1. WOW! You read heaps! That's awesome! I think I need to start listening to audiobooks. I tried once but was put off by the narration. I'll have to give it a go again. Do you recommend any with good narration?

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    1. Jim Dale is the best narrator I have heard. He does The Night Circus (best book EVER, if you haven't read it) and the Harry Potters, plus others. I recently looked into celebrity readings, which I have enjoyed. Brendan Frasier does the Inkheart series (get a program that can speed him up though, he's SLOOOOW, like he wants to put you to sleep) and Tim Curry does 10 of the Series of Unfortunate Events.

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    2. Cool, thanks! Jim Dale also narrates Pushing Daisies! He's a major part of the reason I love the show. I'm so excited to hear he narrates books! Definitely going to give one of his books a listen :)

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    3. He's fantastic with the books, so I really hope you find some you love that he's done! Enjoy!!

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  2. Fantastic week for you! Great job. I met my goal of 2 books and I'm happy with that. It was a lot of fun, and I'm sad it's over!

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    1. Congrats with making your goal!! That's great! I'm sad it's over as well! :(

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  3. Wow, 17 books, that's amazing! Ooh, and I didn't know Tim Curry did the Unfortunate Events audiobooks, I love him!

    I had fun, but admit I could have been more social; I didn't visit a lot of blogs. That's something I'd like to be better in next time! I did manage to take part in a couple of challenges, though.

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    1. Yeah, I discovered Tim did the books so that's why I decided to listen to them. I expected him to be more wild, he's quite subdued but still enjoyable. I hope you get to be more social next time. After reading, visiting blogs was my favorite part!

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  4. 17 books?! That's amazing. Great job. :D

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  5. Wow, you've done great!!!
    17??? Seriously? It's amazing!=)
    Hope you'll be doing BoB in August, too.

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    1. Thank you. I had a great time. I am definitely doing August as well! :)

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  6. You did fantastic!
    Hope to see you for the Bout of Books in August :)

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    1. Thanks. I am most definitely doing the next one! :) Can't wait!

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  7. Wow! You destroyed this challenge! Congratulations!

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  8. Woah! 17 books. That's crazy. Good job!

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    1. I am pretty nuts. But I had fun. :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. Wow, I'm blown away by how much reading you got done! Amazing.

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  10. Wow! You did a great job during the readathon! Congrats :)

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    1. Thanks so much. Thanks for visiting. :)

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  11. WOW! Absolutely fantastic job!

    What did you think of Dear Killer? I have it on my TBR and I'm hoping it's a good one!

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    1. I liked it a lot. Wasn't my favorite thing ever, but it was a good read. My only complaint was it ended rather abruptly I though, but overall a good read!

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  12. Congratulations! You did an amazing job :)

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    1. Thank you, and thanks for stopping by.

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  13. Awesome job! You got a lot of reading done...love that you mixed traditional, ebooks and audiobooks. I'm thinking I need to send my kids to grandma's for the next read-a-thon. Haha! :)

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    1. It's definitely easier to do with no responsibilities. It was just me and the dog during the day when hubby was at work, then when he was here at night, I'd listen to audiobooks when I was cooking or he was doing other things. :)

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  14. Congrats! That is so super impressive! How did you read that many! You did such a wonderful job!!!! :)
    Thanks for stopping by my blog too! Can't wait for the next one!

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    1. Thanks! :) I read so many because I had nothing else going on. I'm stuck here, so I read all the week when Hubby was at work and read when he was here some as well. Just a lot of time on my hands. :)

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  15. Wow you had an awesome read-a-thon! Congrats! That is a lot of books you got through congrats again!

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    1. Thanks for the congrats, and thanks for stopping by! :)

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  16. Congrats on your VERY successful Bout of Books!!

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    1. Thank you. It was fun!! Thanks for stopping by!

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  17. Wow! You did an amazing job. 4769 pages!!! Just wow! Congrats. I wish I had read that much :)

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  18. Wow o_o 17 books! Amazing job :D How did you like The Eyre Affair and Dorothy Must Die?

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    1. Thanks! I didn't really like the Eyre Affair, because I've never read any of the books they spoke about. I think anyone that is a fan of any of those reads would like it. I enjoyed Dorothy Must Die, though it had a very slow start for me and didn't get good until half way through it.

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  19. Wow! That is incredible! I am extremely impressed! WELL DONE!

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    1. Thank you, and thanks for visiting!

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  20. WOW! That is amazing. I'm looking forward to your review of Dorothy Must Die :)

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    1. Thanks. :) I put my thoughts about DmD HERE if you'd like to read it.

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  21. Whoa! You rocked this readathon!!! Great job!!

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  22. What a successful Bout of Books, way to go!!

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  23. Wow, you did great during this read-a-thon! I'm super impressed. It looks like you picked up a lot of great books. I'm interested to know what you thought about Dorothy Must Die and Dear Killer. I've heard mixed reviews on both.

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  24. WOW!!!, congrats on the reading and listening to audiobooks.

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  25. 17 Books!!! Wow. Congrats on finishing Bout of Books with a bang.
    I wanted to finish a series in which I had one book left too but I couldn't. How was Dear Killer?

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  26. You had such a successful BoB! That's is amazing how many pages and books you read. You've read a few books I'm interested in checking out myself.

    Awesome job!

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