Saturday, January 5, 2013

Bout of Books 6.0 Goals

Official blurb from Bout of Books
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

This will be my second Bout of Books - yay! I'm looking forward to meeting some new bloggers, catching up with old ones, and getting a good start on my reading challenges for the year. 

*Read every day!
*Read at least 700 pages altogether
*Visit and comment on at least 10 BoB blogs per day
*Participate in at least 3 challenges 

I'll likely change my mind a dozen times between now and then, but these are some of the books I will be picking from:

The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen {GoodReads}
Things I Can't Forget by Miranda Kenneally {GoodReads}
The Vincent Brothers by Abbi Glines {GoodReads
Mind Games by Kiersten White {GoodReads}
Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor {GoodReads}
This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppell {GoodReads}

Number of pages/books I've read today: 98 pages of Deep Betrayal by Anne Greenwood Brown (was reading this when the BoB started)

Total number of pages I've read: 98

*Participated in the Scientific Discovery challenge hosted by The Book Barbies


Number of pages/books I've read today: 12
pages of Deep Betrayal by Anne Greenwood Brown. BOO!
Total number of pages I've read: 110 
*I had a super busy day today and only got 12 pages read - gah! This book is so slow going I feel like I'm never going to finish it.


Number of pages/books I've read today: 60 pages of Deep Betrayal (finished!), started Mind Games - read 19 pages, worked on editing my manuscript and I'm so counting those pages since it took away from my other reading time - 53 pages.
Total number of pages I've read: 242


Number of pages/books I've read today: Read 27 pages of my manuscript during revisions
Total number of books I've read: 269

*Boooo!!! Clearly I'm failing miserably at my goal of 100 pages a day. I thought this week was going to be quiet other than doing revisions on my novel but I've had a lot of unexpected distractions and interruptions. Hopefully I can get caught up tomorrow and over the weekend.

Today's challenge is Book Spine Poem, hosted by Escape Through the Pages. I love book spine's what I came up with:

~This I Know:
Bright Young Things
Are Beautiful Creatures
Who Sweetly Vanish
Into that Fateful Tempest~

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Are you participating in Bout of Books 6.0? What are some of the books you plan to read?


  1. The Sugar Queen! I have this on my TBR pile. I loved Garden Spells by this author. :) Happy Reading!

  2. Oh wow! I like the idea of reading every day and reading more than you usually do in a week, but I don't know if I could keep up with the rest. I hope you have fun with it though! :)

  3. Have fun! I really enjoyed The Sugar Queen.

  4. Awesome books, Marie! I loved This Dark Endeavour. :) And I need to read Days of Blood & Starlight sooon!

    Good luck with your reading!

  5. Enjoy the read-a-thon. I loved The Sugar Queen. I haven't decided what to read, I will just decide after I finish each one! Depends on my mood and what the previous book was like.

  6. Have fun! i've been missing you ( no answers to my mail or comment but i know you were really busy so don't worry) so i hope we will catch up a bit during this^^

  7. This dark endeavor is on my wish list! Good luck!

  8. Oh, this looks like fun! Are you doing the Wicked Valentine Read-a-thon next month? I'm going to hop over and sign up for this. :) What a great way to spend a cold winter week! I need to do some catch up anyway. :)

  9. I love the idea of having a goal of reading every day- it's so perfect! Because I know some days I have time to read for hours, and others, I only have a few minutes. I may steal that goal, since it totally works for me, rather than having a goal like reading for an hour everyday. Also, it's one of my goals to comment on other participants blogs as well. It's always great to meet new bloggers! =)

    You also have some fabulous books on your list, like Mind Games and Days of Blood and Starlight. I hope you enjoy them all!

    Good luck with your goals, and happy reading! <3

    -Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life


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