Bout of Books 23 Update – Day 6

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Worked at the Fair yesterday 7am to after 11pm. Not a lot of time for reading but it was a great and very productive day for Fair activities! So anyways here’s my Saturday update:

Update

Saturday

Time spent reading: (Approximately) 0.5 hour
Number of pages I’ve read today: 27 pages
Total number of pages I’ve read:  724 pages
Books read: Continued reading Leave No Trace by Mindy Mejia
Challenges: I did not participate in the challenge for yesterday, just too busy this weekend!

Stay tuned for continued progress made in tomorrow’s post on my Saturday update!!

Bout of Books 23 Update – Day 5

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It is the Fair! I took a little extra time yesterday morning to rest up ahead of the big event, so I managed to fit in some reading time. Looking forward to the rest of the weekend I might not have as much time but that’s ok! So anyways here’s my Friday update:

Update

Friday

Time spent reading: (Approximately) 2 hours
Number of pages I’ve read today: 169 pages
Total number of pages I’ve read:  697 pages
Books read: Finished The Killing Game by Nancy Bush and started reading Leave No Trace by Mindy Mejia
Challenges: I did not participate in the challenge for yesterday, just too busy this weekend!

Stay tuned for continued progress made in tomorrow’s post on my Saturday update!!

Bout of Books 23 Update – Day 3

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Busy day yesterday getting all my entries ready for the Fair. This will continue into today and then we’re working up at the Fair all night tonight accepting entries and doing the judging. Hopefully can find some time here and there to read through the day today.

Update

Wednesday

Time spent reading: (Approximately) 1.5 hours
Number of pages I’ve read today: 119 pages
Total number of pages I’ve read:  401 pages
Books read: Continued reading The Killing Game by Nancy Bush
Challenges: I did not participate in the challenge for yesterday, Ran out of time!

Stay tuned for continued progress made in tomorrow’s post on my Thursday update!!

Bout of Books 23 Update – Day 1

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Yesterday (first day of the read-a-thon) was a busy day, as expected. I have a feeling the whole week will end up being like this but I worked like a 12 hour day yesterday, and I was just barely able to fit in the full 2 hours of reading. Really a half hour of it was technically on Tuesday since it was after midnight. I did the best I could though and I’m determined to keep at it and keep up with my busy schedule!

Update

Monday

Time spent reading: (Approximately) 2 hours
Number of pages I’ve read today: 154 pages
Total number of pages I’ve read:  154 pages (Day one! Ha)
Books read: Read The Duke of Seduction by Darcy Burke
Challenges: I did participate in the challenge for yesterday, Introduce yourself in six words. You can see my Twitter post for this here

Stay tuned for continued progress made in tomorrow’s post on my Tuesday update!! Also today is MY day for the challenges. I had submitted a challenge idea, it was picked, and today is the day for it! Excited to be able to participate today especially.

2018 Monthly Status Update: July

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Holy monkeys July flew by. We were able to fit in a couple fun trips this month, but I’ve also been very busy with work and that’s taking away from reading time a little. Still I’m devoted to keeping up with my schedule as much as possible. Anyways, here are some highlights from July for me:

Monthly Stats:
# books read this month: 10
# pages read this month: 3,451
# books read year-to-date: 64
# pages read year-to-date: 21,119

Favorite Books I Read this Month:

Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren – 5.0 stars
Believe Me by JP Delaney – 4.75 stars
The Home for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman – 4.75 stars

Other Posts this month:

COVER REVEAL – The Duke of Seduction by Darcy Burke
One Wedding, Two Brides BLOG TOUR!!

Next Month TBR List:

Next month I only have a good number titles scheduled, I’m looking forward to spending a lot of time reading! Work is a never ending stream of crazy and chaos and I am hoping to carve out some time to keep taking care of me while still getting everything done that I need to! Check out my ARC August 2018 Sign Up Post to see what my TBR list is for August.

Happy reading everyone!

Bout of Books 22 Wrap Up Post

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So for one of my goals this year to help me focus more on reading and having concentrated time for reading, I decided to participate in all 3 Bout of Books reading challenges / read-a-thons this year! This was the second one and I didn’t exactly get a lot done but it was still ok amounts of successful.

Below were the goals that I had set for the week and my assessment with how I did on them.

Time Devoted to Reading

I plan to read at least 2 hours each day during the week, with hopefully additional hours on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Saturday I’m working and I have a bridal shower but then Sunday is pretty open so hopefully I can make up for any lost time on Saturday. I usually like to take a day or two off during the May reading challenge but this year I’m not able to because I’m too busy.
Things didn’t go quite according to plan – There was a lot of things that came up this week and also between work and social events and trying to get some down time in between there wasn’t a lot of time left for reading. 

My Goals

My goals for this read-a-thon are that I’d like to participate in as much as I can: the daily posts plus reading every day.

I did not participate in any of the daily challenges but I did read every day (except Sunday which I took off). 

Books to Read

Overall this was not the greatest week of reading for me but I was able to get a little reading done at least. Looking forward to the next one in August!

2018 Status Update: April

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WOOT April was a great month! I had a bunch of weekends away, some time off from work, and I spent a lot of time having fun with friends and family! I was able to get a good amount of reading done due to the quilting retreat I attended (reading retreat for me) and I even got to read some from the backlog this past month. Anyways, here are some highlights from April for me:

Monthly Stats:
# books read this month: 12
# pages read this month: 4,160
# books read year-to-date: 36
# pages read year-to-date: 11,424

Favorite Books I Read this Month:

 

My Lady’s Choosing by Kitty Curran & Larissa Zageris – 4.75 stars
All the Ever Afters by Danielle Teller – 4.75 stars

Other Posts this month:

The Duke of Ruin BLOG TOUR!!

Next Month TBR List:

Next month I only have a good number titles scheduled:

-A Duke Like No Other by Valerie Bowman
-The Other Lady Vanishes by Amanda Quick
-Our Kind of Cruelty by Araminta Hall
-The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll
-The Optimist’s Guide to Letting Go by Amy E. Reichert
-The Duke of Lies by Darcy Burke
-The Summer Wives by Beatriz Williams
-It’s All About the Duke by Amelia Grey
-The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware

Busy schedule for next month! Happy reading!