Bout Of Books 10! (Sign up and goals post)

Hello BookNerds!

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It’s been a while!

Life has been busy and I was in the worst book slump of life. I have also been a nerdy dork and been playing an awful lot of video games! But there is nothing like Bout of Books to revive this old dusty blog. I’m not gone guys, just an awful lot spastic. I am currently running on 3 hours of sleep so please excuse any nonsensical sentences.

As some may know Bout Of Books is an especially important Read-A-Thon for me. Because it was a year ago, during Bout of Books that I met my Book BFFs. I may not read and blog everyday but I talk to these ladies on a regular basis. They are part of my life and couldn’t be happier about it. I feel like I always (and FINALLY) have a group of girls to rely on and share book related feels with.

So that is why I am participating in Bout of Books.

My goals Will be kept simple and I will almost certainly deviate from them.

Bookish Goals:

  • Read 5 books (minimum)
  • Read Sequels!
  • Read at least one contemporary
  • Read one adult book (likely a PNR)
  • Read a book my Book BFFs choose for me
  • Read 2-3 hours a day

Bloggy/Social Goals

  • Make Friends
  • Participate in most live chats
  • Cheer anyone who needs cheering
  • Recommend books
  • Write one review (at least)
  • HAVE FUN!

Some of the books I will be choosing from:

  • The One by Kiera Cass (Finish)
  • The Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
  • Asunder by Jodi Meadows
  • Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor
  • Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
  • Through The Ever Night by Veronica Rossi
  • How To Love by Katie Cotugno
  • Perfect Ruin by Lauren Destefano
  • Toxic Heart by Theo Lawrence
  • The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
  • Moon Called by Patricia Briggs
  • Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
  • Prodigy by Marie Lu
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*Not All Books Pictured*

I’d also like to take this opportunity to announce upcoming changes for this blog. I am gong to be giving The Pretty Nifty (YA) Reader, not only a makeover but also a new name. The new name will be to encompass both my love of reading as well as all my other nerdy pastimes. I apologize if you find the other posts uninteresting. I hope you will like it. I will let you all know when the big reveal. For now I leave you with the new name: ReaDorkable!

HAPPY BOUT OF BOOKS EVERYONE!

Bout Of Books 7.0 Goals! {UPDATED}

Bout of Books

Time Devoted to Reading:

I will try to read a minimum of 4 hours a day!

  • Everytime I go out for a cigarette ( I know, yuck)
  • TV time is going to be cut in half!
  • When Hubby gets home from work I go read immediately unless I am already reading! (duh)
  • Thursday is my TV exception (Grey’s Anatomy season finale and The Office Series finale)

I will be reading all week, everyday, obviously!

My Goals

  • Read books that have been sitting there, sad and unread for a while.
  • Read 3 books!
  • Maybe read an adult fiction book?
  • Read my library books!
  • Participate in 4 Challenges
  • Write notes on the books I’ll be reading.
  • Participate in all 3 Twitter Chat
  • Spend a span of 7 hours doing nothing but reading. In a row. (twitter is ok)
  • Sequels!
  • FIND MY ONLINE BOOK/ BOOK BLOGGING BFF!!!!!! WHERE ARE YOU!?!?!?!

Books to Read

  1. Pulse by Patrick Carman ( Library book)
  2. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (sequel)
  3. Starters by Lissa Price (sad and unread)
  4. The Assasin’s Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke (Library book)
  5. Crossed by Ally Condie ( Sequel AND sad and unread)
  6. Nameless by Lili  St-Crow
  7. When We Wake by Karen Healey

If I read all these before the readathon is over these are next in line:

  1. Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward (adult)
  2. What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang (Sad and Unread)

Updates

Monday

Books I’ve read today: Pulse By Patrick Carman
Total number of books I’ve read: none finished! uhoh
Thoughts: I barely read! Today was mostly a social and “make friends” kind of day! Tomorrow I am strictly (mostly) reading! I met my new Book BFFs thanks to this Read-A-Thon!
Challenge link: Bookspine Poetry

Tuesday
Number of books I’ve read today: 0
Total number of books I’ve read: 0
Pages Read: about 120
Books reading/read: Still on Pulse. It’s not as captivating as I’d hoped!!!
Challenge: Musical Challenge!

Wednesday
Number of books I’ve read today: 0
Total number of books I’ve read: 0
Books: Still on Pulse… It’s Dragging!
Updates: Ugh, Life got in the way and had to be a mommy today. Did some running around and cooking and fun stuff. Participated in the Twitter Chat! It was a BLAST! My book goals are so not fulfilled! My social goals are through the roof though! Updated my goals! No challenge today!

Thursday
Number of books I’ve read today: 1!
Total number of books I’ve read: 1!
Books: Pulse by Patrick Carman
Updates: I FINALLY finished book one! Now I am having a very difficult time deciding what to pick up! HELP!
Challenges: Acrostic Poem! I loved that challenge! It is a good way to summarize a book and work your creative juices!

Friday
Number of books I’ve read today: 0
Total number of books I’ve read: 1
Books: Pulse By Patrick Carman, The Goddess Test (put aside). Now reading When We Wake by Karen Healey

Updates: My son was leaving for the weekend so I was busy doing some packing for him, then hubby got home and we ended up spending some time nerding out and playing Soul Calibur 4. I read all of 45 pages. Life got in the way but thanks to the Bout of Books Read-A-Thon I got back into blogging and made some true life long friends!! I am so happy with the outcome so far!
Challenge: Read too much!! oops!

Saturday
Number of books I’ve read today: 1
Total number of books I’ve read:2
Books: Pulse by Patrick Carman and When We Wake by Karen Healey

Sunday
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Challenge: I won’t be participating in a challenge because I don’t have an E-Reader! 😦

Bout Of Books 6.0 Goals

Bout of Books Read-a-Thon
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 7th and runs through Sunday, January 13th 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 6.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books 6.0 team

Well, here I am again! Participating in my favorite Read-a-thon ever! No way in hell was I going to miss it!
So here goes my list of goals and updates!

TIME DEVOTED TO READING

I will be reading  as much as I can all week. With a minimum of 2 hours/day

MY GOALS

  • Let fellow Bout Of Book-ers know that I moved my blog from Blogger to WordPress
  • Read 4-5 Books
  • Have FUN!
  • Make New Friends
  • Review ALL the books I read during the Read-a-Thon

BOOKS TO READ

  • Frostbite by Richelle Mead
  • Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  • Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Glitch by Heather Anastasiu
  • Shaedesof Gray byAmanda Bonilla

UPDATES

Monday
Number of books I’ve read today: NONE!
Total number of books I’ve read: NONE!
Books: Currently Reading Frostbite by Richelle Mead

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