#boutofbooks update post

boutofbooks

Here is where I’ll be updating my reading post. Each day, I’ll add in the previous day’s information, always putting the newest information at the top. (I’ll make it easy for you to get to the older updates, don’t you worry!)

Goals
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Sunday

Number of books read: 6
Number of books finished today: 0
Total number of books finished: 4
Number of pages read: 250
Total number of pages I read: 1,489
Number of hours read: 2 hours 30 minutes (but I ended up not keeping track of time at the end so I read more than that!)
Total number of hours read: 19 hours 5 minutes (but I probably ended up reading around 21 hours total)
Name the book(s): Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
What else I did: I took two naps because I stupidly stayed up for 29 hours. I spent 52 minutes on the phone with dumb Expedia making them fix a major flight issue that was their fault. Read. I’d really wanted to finish, but I was really happy with that I did!
Money raised for my charity: $49.50
Goals met: I was a little ambitious with my goals and really didn’t meet many of them – but I am so happy with how this week went! My biggest goal was to finishing reading Long Walk to Freedom – and I did! I also read two books for my #bscchallenge, and I was happy with that, too. Life kept happening and I needed to be flexible so that’s exactly what I did. I look forward to doing this again in August.

Saturday

Number of books read: 6
Number of books finished today: 1
Total number of books finished: 4
Number of pages read: 190
Total number of pages I read: 1,239
Number of hours read: 1 hours 50 minutes
Total number of hours read: 16 hours 35 minutes
Name the book(s): One Breath Away by Heather Gudenkauf; Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
What else I did: I can’t even tell you. I think I went to Ventura.
Money raised for my charity: $49.50

Friday

Number of books read: 5
Number of books finished today: 0
Total number of books finished: 3
Number of pages read: 415
Total number of pages I read: 1,049
Number of hours read: 3 hours 50 minutes
Total number of hours read: 14 hours 45 minutes
Name the book(s): Dawn and the Impossible Three (for #bscchallenge); One Breath Away by Heather Gudenkauf
What else I did: Work. Grocery shop. Took a nap after work.
Money raised for my charity: $44.50

Thursday

Number of books read: 4
Number of books finished today: 1
Total number of books finished: 2
Number of pages read: 121
Total number of pages I read: 634
Number of hours read: 2 hours 45 minutes
Total number of hours read: 10 hours 55 minutes
Name the book(s): Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
What else I did: Work. Sweat. Complain about the heat. Dave Ramsey class. Sweat some more.
Money raised for my charity: $32.50

Wednesday

Number of books read: 4
Number of books finished today: 0
Total number of books finished: 1
Number of pages read: 171
Total number of pages I read: 513
Number of hours read: 3 hours 5 minutes
Total number of hours read: 8 hours 10 minutes
Name the book(s): Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela and Dawn and the Impossible Three by Ann M. Martin (for the #bscchallenge)
What else I did: Work. Sweat. Complain about the heat. Hide out at a deserted Starbucks (too hot for people to go out, I guess!). Sweat some more. Take a cold bath.
Money raised for my charity: $25.50

Tuesday

Number of books read: 3
Number of books finished today: 1
Total number of books finished: 1
Number of pages read: 226
Total number of pages I read: 342
Number of hours read: 2 hours 20 minutes
Total number of hours read: 5 hours 5 minutes
Name the book(s): Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela, Discipleshift by Jim Putnam and Bobby Harrington, and Mary Anne Saves the Day by Ann M. Martin (for the #bscchallenge)
What else I did: Work. Bible study in the early morning. Class (I’m a TA for a class at my church on Tuesday nights). Accountability group. Overall I was pleasantly surprised at how much reading I was able to fit in!
Money raised for my charity: $22.50

Monday

Number of books read: 1
Number of books finished today: 0
Total number of books finished: 0
Number of pages read: 116
Total number of pages I read: 116
Number of hours read: 2 hours 45 minutes
Total number of hours read: 2 hours, 45 minutes
Name the book(s): Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
What else I did: Work! I also ended up spending a considerable amount of time last night (like, two hours!) wrapping books to be shipped for Paperback Swap. I planned on staying up a little later but by the time I reached a natural stopping point I was so tired that I accepted the stopping point as my cue to go to sleep. I had originally planned to read for five hours, but you know what? Life happens AND I still managed to read 116 pages of a book I haven’t picked up in months. I say it was a highly successful day!
Money raised for my charity: $5

Time Devoted to Reading

I will be reading all week, but with a really heavy push on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Tuesdays and Thursdays are the hardest for me, but I’ll make extra time on Tuesday (90 minute lunch!) and Thursday as well.

My Goals

  • Read 5 hours M/W/F; read 3 hours T/TH; read 8 hours (or more!) on Sa/Su for a total of at least 37 hours, I know I’ll push myself to do more!)
  • Catch up on my GoodReads Challenge (currently 4 books behind)
  • Read/finish three adult books (2/3)
    • One of these will be finishing A Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela; the rest are up in the air
  • Read/finish six Baby-Sitters Club books, including one Super Special (2/6)

 Books to Read

  • A Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
  • Six Baby-Sitters Club series books (2/6)
  • Two other adult books (1/2)
    • One fiction
    • One non-fiction

Here’s some more info about 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, May 12th and runs through Sunday, May 18th 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 10.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog.

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4 Comments

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4 responses to “#boutofbooks update post

  1. I still personally prefer individual daily updates, but I think you’ve discovered the secret to making master posts less cumbersome… new stuff always goes on top!

    • Krista

      I actually would rather do individual posts for my updates, but I did so many for the #readathon that it cluttered up my posts page in my dashboard and I started to confuse the heck out of myself! So I will see how this works, and if it doesn’t goes as well as I imagine, I’ll switch it up for the next #boutofbooks later this year! I’m so new at this readathon stuff! 🙂

      (And thanks for the comment… $1 to charity for each one!!)

  2. Congrats on the reading. Also, where are you so that it is so hot? I’m in Australia and it’s nice and cold here at the moment.
    How are you finding the Nelson Mandela book? I saw it online and considered it, but then decided I was too poor.

  3. As long as you had a great time, that is what matters!! 🙂

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