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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.

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).

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Bout of Books 21

I am doing this after so, so long. But I really need something good to happen in my life. The new year hasn’t been kind so far. So I am going to do something about it. And this is it!

For the uninitiated, here you go.

Bout of Books

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 8th and runs through Sunday, January 14th 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 21 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

Hop on and join me. Let’s read away.

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Blogathon Bash 2013

Biannual Blogathon BashHosted by Kathleen

So here I am participating in a Blogathon and not a Readathon this time. I do manage to read quite a bit anyway but what I need time for is organizing my blog. I need way too much time for it but this will have to work.

You can Sign up here, tweet using the #blogathon2 hashtag, use the facebook group to chat and  read the Blogathon Prep series.

My To-do list

1. Write loads and loads of reviews, especially the tons pending from last year. *sigh*

2. Clear out my blog email – reply/discard review requests, delete tour mails I’m not interested in, label important mails appropriately.

3. Manage my blog calendar and schedule some posts in advance.

4. Print and use this free blogging planner, love it!

5. Check and add links to ‘Reviews A-Z’ page.

Phew! That’s a lot! Wish me luck.

List of Mini Challenges

    1. How to Create a Blogging Planner @ A Jewel in the Making
    2. Give to Get @ Holy Splendor
    3. Grammar Police @ Holy Splendor
    4. Blog Brand Consistency @ Newlywed Survival
    5. Optimizing Photos for SEO @ Going Crazy!! Wanna Go?? [Will be Live by 5pm EST Jan 25]
    6. Ad Management for Bloggers
    7. How to Back Up Your Blog
    8. Photo Editing Tools For Bloggers
    9. Tips for Promoting Blog Posts on Facebook @ Biannual Blogathon Bash
    10. Why Social Network Promotion is Important for Blogs @ Biannual Blogathon Bash
    11. How to Develop, Write and Share Recipes On Your Blog @ Eating It Real
    12. Public Figure Blog Post and Twitter Connections @ Empower Network: Canadian Mom
    13. Google+ (Google Plus) Guide for Bloggers @ Biannual Blogathon Bash
    14. Blogger’s Guide to LinkedIn @ Biannual Blogathon Bash
    15. How to Get Paid Blogging Opps @ Sunshine and Sippy Cups
    16. Cleaning Up Your Backend @ Makobi Scribe