Bout of Books 22: Goals and Updates

I am doing this yet again!

For the uninitiated, here you go.

Bout of Books

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 14th and runs through Sunday, May 20th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 22 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

Wrap Up:

  • Finished reading The Gift of therapy
  • Finished 5 audio chapters of Mr Penumbra’s 24 hour store (out of total 7)
  • On the last chapter of The Hate U Give
  • Participated in daily challenges on 5 days

Reading Goals:

Finish reading

Start and finish reading

Participate in all daily challenges.


Monday 5/14
Introduce yourself #insixwords
Librocubicularist, bookaholic, procrastinator, itinerant, food connoisseur

I read a bit of The Gift of therapy and Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour bookstore.

Tuesday 5/15
Year of You
1987 – Norwegian Wood. A book that’s been on my TBR since forever.

I read a bit of The Gift of therapy and listened to Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour bookstore. Started Reading The Hate u give.

Wednesday 5/16
Show Me Your Precious

My precious The first John Green I read, my very first audiobook and my most favorite YA book ever! Ah, Alaska…

I read a bit of The Gift of therapy (10 pages), listened to Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour bookstore (30mins) and started The Hate U Give (95 pages). 

Thursday 5/17
Read Alikes

If you liked try

I read The Gift of therapy (10 pages), listened to Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour bookstore (20 mins) and read The Hate U Give (60 pages). 

Friday 5/18
Space Scavenger Hunt

Mercury – Favourite short story/novella – The ones who walk away from Omelas
Venus – Favourite book with female protagonist – Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
Earth – Favourite book about nature/nature word in the title – A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
Mars – Favourite book with a red cover  – The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Jupiter – Favourite tome over 500 pages – Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Neptune – Favourite book set at sea, on a boat, or under water – Salt to the sea by Ruta Septeys
Pluto – Favourite books featuring a dog/with a dog on the cover – Marley and Me
Sun – Favourite book set in summer – The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

I finished reading The Gift of therapy. Read a bit of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour bookstore and Auroville.

Saturday 5/19
I just read some more of The Hate U Give. This was a busy day, I was working and then attending a film fest.

Sunday 5/20
I am almost through The Hate U Give (read till the very last chapter).

16 thoughts on “Bout of Books 22: Goals and Updates”

  1. Great I like your post. I am a reader too but I don’t get so much of time to read. How do mange to read so much?? And from where do you prefer to get your audiobooks?


    1. Thank you, Ria. I have a book on me at all times. Kindle App on phone and iPad, a book in the bag and Audible app on the phone/ ipad so I am never without a book. I read while commuting, free time at work, before sleeping and I give the TV series and movies a major skip. 😉 I get my audiobooks from Audible. They have some great deals going every once in a while too.

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      1. Great.. I also carry books everywhere I go but you know in public mostly people just jump out talking to me and starts their conversation. And these people are very hard to ignore. I still try to concentrate full on read and try hard to ignore them but they just keep on talking so much that its quite to read. How do you tackle these things? I know that you also face these kind of situations. So please give some advice cause I just love read.


      2. Haha that’s true. I think I create this kind of bubble around me and probably give out a repelling aura so people seem to get that message now. There are all kinds of accessories available to subtly give a hint to these people (bookmarks etc which say don’t disturb I am reading). Or sometimes you stop making eye contact and keep your nose glued in the book while nodding to their conversation and eventually they give up. Let me warn you though. This is not a good technique if you’re a social person. These techniques may miff people off. 😉

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    1. Angelica, I am listening to Mr Penumbra on audio. It’s not catching my attention so far. I love books in these settings too! You must read The Thirteenth Tale. It’s one of my faves.
      Glad you liked my #insixwords 🙂


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