Bout of Books daily updates & summary

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

This is where I'll be posting my daily Bout of Books updates!

My original goal post is here.

  • Read at least 150 pages each day
  • Finish 3 books
  • Participate in Twitter chats
  • Connect with new blog friends who love to read!

Daily Updates

 Monday 5/13-
What I'm reading: The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa
Pages Read: 156
I had a hard time starting off yesterday because I was in a really bad mood. I had a heck of a time getting into this book but I think it was just from having a bad day & not being able to shut off my mind & get wrapped up in the book. I also missed the first Twitter chat because I was on the phone venting to my mom. Hopefully Tuesday goes better!

Tuesday 5/14
What I'm reading: The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa
Pages read: 256. I'm almost done with this book- I'm at 92% finished & I can't keep my eyes open any longer so I'm calling it a day!

Wednesday 5/15
What I'm reading: Finished up The Eternity Cure (8:30am update). Next, starting Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare.
Pages read: 72 :( But I did participate in the Twitter chat & met some cool new book people!

Thursday 5/16 
What I'm reading:
 Pages read: 0. It was my husband's day off and we were out and about all day. Good quality time but absolutely zero reading. Also thinking of switching books because I'm not into this one so far.

Friday 5/17
What I'm reading: I didn't read anything on Friday is getting in the way this time :(
Pages read: 0

Saturday 5/18 
What I'm reading: I'm switching to Stung by Bethany Wiggins & hoping to get sucked in today! 1:30pm update: OK, finished this already! Going to start another one, Poison by Bridget Zinn. It was recommended to me by Sarah!
Pages read: 404

Sunday 5/19
What I'm reading: Going to finish Poison today & hopefully start another! Sucks that I finally get into a good reading groove the day before Bout of Books ends. Oh well, hoping to finish up strong. Yesterday I got the Twitter chat times wrong (dang it!) so I'm hoping to join the chats today! I have an alarm set on my phone this time :)
Pages read: 1:30pm update- 188 so far (finished Poison).

 Summary of Bout of Books

Books read:

Total pages read: 1,076

  • Read at least 150 pages each day Averaged 153 pgs per day
  • Finish 3 books Done!
  • Participate in Twitter chats I participated in 3 I believe. So fun!
  • Connect with new blog friends who love to read! Done! Socialized & followed some new friends.
 OK, it took me a little bit to get into reading this time. Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday were my husband's days off, so that kind of messed with my reading on those days. I also started & decided to skip Clockwork Prince. It's been a while since I read The Mortal Instruments, and while I enjoyed the series, I've pretty much lost my interest in the characters and had a hard time getting into it. I wish I would have started off with Stung & Poison because I loved them.

Big thanks to everyone involved in putting together and hosting Bout of Books, and a big huge thanks to my friend Sarah for getting me into BOB. Can't wait for the next one already. Will you join me? It's in August, so you have plenty of time to think about it. I'm definitely in!


  1. I love a new read, I will have to check this title out!!!! Sounds interesting, sorry you had a bad day...I had a pretty crappy day yesterday too.

    xo Dinah @ sunshine super glam

  2. I'm sorry you had a bad day yesterday! I hope today was better for you! And don't worry, there are other twitter chats (I missed most of it yesterday, too) and there are always people on twitter ready to chat at any time! <3

  3. I hope today has been better! Great job finishing up one book and starting another one despite dealing with a rough day. Happy Reading!

    My Day 2 Progress

  4. My goal was 4 and I've read 1 1/2 so not too bad. Wasn't even going to attempt any of the challenges but did want to participate in at least one Twitter chat. Trying to keep it stress free and fun. Hope your day is better!

  5. Hope you like Poison. It's one of my new favorites! Love Kyra!

  6. I loved Eternity Cure. I have not read any of the others on your list, but I keep hearing about Poison, so I am going to have to pick that one up!

    Lisa @ Just Another Rabid Reader

  7. Wow, I'm impressed by all those people who choose the thick books for Bout of Books. I was tinkering with The Immortal Rules at first, but then decided that I probably wouldn't even finish it in a week and you read The Eternity Cure AND clockwork Prince - that's amazing! Also, did you like Poison? I'm not sure if I should give it a try or not :)

  8. Great job! Hope to see you in August ;)

  9. Great job meeting your goals!

  10. Great job Melissa! Congrats on meeting your goal :D

    My BoB


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