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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Bout of Books 6.0 Read-a-Thon: Goals Post #BoutOfBooks



The Bout of Books 6.0 Read-a-Thon will soon begin! I am really looking forward to this!! I don't know about you, but I am totally burned out by all the book reviews that I wanted to get posted before year-end plus all of the challenge wrap-up posts. I'm hoping to spend more of my free time this week reading instead of blogging.

Here are my goals for the week.

I have two books that I hope to finish: 

(House of Night, Book #1)
by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
[reading]



Rebel Heart
(Dust Lands, Book #2)
by Moira Young
[listening]


Once I finish those, I hope to start on:


(Undead, Book #1)
by Kirsty McKay
[reading]


(Curse Workers, Book #1)
by Holly Black
[listening]



Updates


Monday
Number of pages I've read today: 54 pages
Number of minutes I've listened today: 2 hrs, 9 mins, 4 sec
Number of books finished today: None yet
Total number of books I've read: None yet
Books:
  • Reading Marked by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
  • Listening to Rebel Heart by Moira Young
  • Reading aloud to my kids: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling and Scooby-Doo! and You: The Case of the Lost Lumberjack by Jesse McCann


Tuesday
Number of pages I've read today: 54 pages
Total number of pages I've read so far: 108 pages
Number of minutes I've listened today: 16 mins, 20 sec
Number of minutes I've listened so far: 2 hrs, 25 mins, 24 sec
Number of books finished today: None yet
Total number of books I've read: None yet
Books:
  • Reading Marked by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
  • Listening to Rebel Heart by Moira Young
  • Reading aloud to my kids: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling and By the Great Horn Spoon! by Sid Fleischman

Wednesday
Number of pages I've read today: 38 pages
Total number of pages I've read so far: 146 pages
Number of minutes I've listened today: 3 hrs, 24 mins, 42 sec
Number of minutes I've listened so far: 5 hrs, 50 mins, 6 sec
Number of books finished today: 1 (Rebel Heart)
Total number of books I've read: 1 (Rebel Heart)
Books:
  • Reading Marked by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
  • Listening to Rebel Heart by Moira Young and White Cat by Holly Black
  • Reading aloud to my kids: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling and By the Great Horn Spoon! by Sid Fleischman

Thursday
Number of pages I've read today: 46 pages
Total number of pages I've read so far: 192 pages
Number of minutes I've listened today: 32 mins, 49 sec
Number of minutes I've listened so far: 6 hrs, 22 mins, 55 sec
Number of books finished today: None
Total number of books I've read: 1 (Rebel Heart)
Books:
  • Reading Marked by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
  • Listening to Rebel Heart by Moira Young and White Cat by Holly Black
  • Reading aloud to my kids: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling and By the Great Horn Spoon! by Sid Fleischman

Friday
Number of pages I've read today: 74 pages
Total number of pages I've read so far: 266 pages
Number of minutes I've listened today: 1 hr, 3 mins, 55 sec
Number of minutes I've listened so far: 7 hrs, 26 mins, 50 sec
Number of books finished today: None
Total number of books I've read: 1 (Rebel Heart)
Books:
  • Reading Marked by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
  • Listening to White Cat by Holly Black
  • Reading aloud to my kids: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling and By the Great Horn Spoon! by Sid Fleischman

Saturday
Number of pages I've read today: 59 pages
Total number of pages I've read so far: 325 pages
Number of minutes I've listened today: 1 hr, 10 mins, 49 sec
Number of minutes I've listened so far: 8 hrs, 37 mins, 39 sec
Number of books finished today: None
Total number of books I've read: 1 (Rebel Heart)
Books:
  • Reading Marked by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
  • Listening to White Cat by Holly Black
  • Reading aloud to my kids: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling and By the Great Horn Spoon! by Sid Fleischman

Sunday
Number of pages I've read today: 80 pages
Total number of pages I've read so far: 405 pages
Number of minutes I've listened today: 1 hr, 34 mins, 27 sec
Number of minutes I've listened so far: 9 hrs, 72 mins, 6 sec
Number of books finished today: None
Total number of books I've read: 1 (Rebel Heart)
Books:
  • Reading Marked by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
  • Listening to White Cat by Holly Black
  • Reading aloud to my kids: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling and By the Great Horn Spoon! by Sid Fleischman


If you want to join me in the read-a-thon, just click on the challenge badge at the beginning of the post.

19 comments:

  1. i understand you at least a little, i want to read for pleasure but since i'm a bit sick i don't think i will do a lot but i will try^^
    ( storm will be my priority! thank you once again)
    courage^^

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    1. Hi, miki! Sorry to hear that you are under the weather. My girls have been sick throughout the holidays as well, so I haven't been getting much sleep.

      I can't wait to see what you think of Storm! I'm curious about that series :)

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    2. i will be better ^^ but my mother was sick starting at christmas then my brother... too much pressure and i couldn't resist 3 differents virus^^
      i'm glad my medecine works^^

      i really hope they will get better soon and that you will manage to rest a bit too!

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    3. Oh, miki! I'm sorry that your family has been ill! The news reports say that this season has been the worst for flus that they have seen in years. I suspect that, for us, it's because we have had unseasonably warmer weather the past few winters. We are finally having a typical (cold) winter with lots of snow, and it's hitting people hard.

      I'm glad your medicine works, and I hope your family will get better soon!

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  2. Those all look good! I want to read the House of Night books some time too. Good luck on your reading!

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    1. Thanks, Shaunesay! So far, I am liking Marked. It seems to be a book that people either love or hate. Lots of 5-star reviews or 1-star reviews!!

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  3. I really need to read Holly Black's books sometime soon. Good luck with your goals!

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    1. Thanks, Ellie! This will be my first book by Holly Black, so she's new-to-me!

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  4. Dustland looks great! White Cat is on my tbr too.

    My Goals

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    1. So far, I am enjoying Rebel Heart more than I did Blood Red Road (the first in the series).

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    2. That's great, Darlene. I have heard good things about Blood Red Road so that means Rebel Heart is all the more awesome. :)

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    3. I hope you'll enjoy it when you get to it!

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  5. Great books! I still need to read Blood Red Road, and I really want to read Undead, too :) I hope you'll enjoy White Cat, I loved it!

    Happy reading/listening!

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    1. I'm so excited to hear that you loved White Cat, Aleksandra! I'm looking forward to it!

      I liked Blood Red Road, but not as much as I thought I would. My main problem is that I didn't like the protagonist! But, she's different in Rebel Heart, so I'm liking her better ;)

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  6. I love that you're doing some audiobooks for this challenge, I think I'm going to do that for the next Bout of Books readathon. But I had some mixed thoughts about Rebel Heart. It was pretty good, but there were times were I just wanted to slap Saba. Undead looks like a lot of fun!

    Anyways, good luck with your goals, and happy reading Darlene! <3

    -Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life

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    1. When I say challenge, I mean readathon. It's obvious that I need to go to sleep soon. ;) But I do look forward to seeing your updates!

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    2. Thanks Aneeqah! I'm always listening to audiobooks. I don't what I'd do without them!

      I wanted to slap Saba in Blood Red Road. I actually l ike her more in Rebel Heart!

      Undead does look fun!

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  7. I hope you are enjoying Marked! House of Night is one of my favorite series. :)

    I've heard great things about White Cat, but I've been sorta leery about getting it since I wasn't a fan of Tithe. I'd love to know what you think once you've read it.

    Anyway, I hope you have a fantastic week. Good luck!

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    1. I'm really glad to hear how much you enjoy the House of Night series, Kathy Ann! I was a little worried when I saw all the 1-star reviews for Marked. It seems people either love it or hate it. So far, I am enjoying it!

      White Cat will be my first Holly Black read. I'm sorry that Tithe didn't work for you. That one's on my TBR list as well, but I won't be getting to it this time around.

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