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Bout of Books 23: Updates

I am doing this again! La La

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, August 20th and runs through Sunday, August 26th 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 23 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. 

 Goals

  • Read atleast two books

  • Visit 5 blogs each day
  • Participate in all daily challenges

Challenges

Day 1: Introduce Yourself #insixwords
Book hoarder, librocubicularist, adventurous, traveler, passionate
Day 2:  Book Plot Emoji
Tell the plot of a book (recent read, favorite, whatever) with emojis.

  🍾👗🔫👨‍⚖️

Day 3: Literary Villain: Who are your favorite literary bad guys? Can be a villain, a not-so-good-guy, or anti-hero.

Can’t really think about anyone but I didn’t like Imogen from Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart.

Finished reading 

Day 4: Book Trip: Share books set in places you want to visit. Make a road trip of settings in the US or a dream vacation. Or you can think outside the box and choose fantasy, paranormal, historical, or sci-fi setting. Like Hogwarts!

Ireland!

Started 

Day 5: Bookish Playlist: What’s a song that always reminds you of a certain book? Is it something the characters listen to? Do the lyrics remind you of the plot? Make a list of at least three songs and match them each with a book.

          1. 1. This might be cheating but this song (“Will you still love me“) from the same movie always reminds me of The Great Gatsby.

    2. “I will always love you” reminds me of P. S. I love you. 

  1. 3. “Bonfire heart” reminds me of

 

Day 7: Stretch Goal: Look at the goals you set for the week and decide a) how you can stretch yourself to complete them or b) how you can revise them so you can meet them.

Gonna try to read half of my second book if not all. Today being a major festival, this might be a bit of a stretch.

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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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Ho-Ho-Ho Read-A-Thon: Goals & Updates

It’s been really long since I participated in any read-a-thons on the blog, so here I go.

Ho-Ho-Ho Read-A-Thon

Hosted by Jennifer @ The Book Shelfery (formerly Bawdy Book Blog) and Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer, for this read-a-thon you must read holiday themed or winter setting reads. Read-a-thon starts on November 6th 12:01 am (your time zone) and ends on November 11 at 11:59 pm(your time zone).

So here’s my goal post. I am already late in joining but hoping to read at least one book, if not more and tweet my progress using #HoHoHoRAT.

My TBR list

 

11/9
Pages I’ve read today: 19 + 25 + 18 = 52 pages
Total number of books I’ve read: 3 (short stories)
Books read

11/10
Pages I’ve read today: 219 pages
Total number of books I’ve read: 3
Books read

11/11
Pages I’ve read today: 146 pages and 50% through an audiobook
Total number of books I’ve read: 4 and a half
Books read

 

Wrap Up

Even though I didn’t finish all my books, I think I did pretty good. And started a book that wasn’t on the list earlier. 🙂

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Review Copy Cleanup 3.0 – Wrap-Up


Hosted by Vicky @ Books, Biscuits and Tea and Celine @ Nyx Book Reviews

So February is gone and it was a super-busy month for me. I had 19 books on my review list but sadly I only managed to read 13 of them. I have written 7 reviews, so I have to write 6 more.

I read

           

How did you do with the Review Copy Cleanup?

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Review Copy Cleanup 3.0 – Goals & Updates


Hosted by Vicky @ Books, Biscuits and Tea and Celine @ Nyx Book Reviews

So February is finally here and I have lots of review books to read. Though this month is going to be super busy, I still have a huge list of books to tread through.

On my review list this month –

That’s a total of 19 books. Wish me luck!

What are your goals? Comment your links below and I’ll come visit.

Updates

2/1/2013 –  Read my review here.

2/2/2013 – 

2/4/2013 –  Read my review.

2/6/2013 –  Read my review.

2/10/2013 –    Review

2/11/2013 –

2/13/2013 –  Read my 4.5 stars review

2/17/2013 – 

2/20/2013 – 

2/22/2013 –  Review

2/24/2013 –


2/26/2013-  Review

2/28/2013 – 

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Review Copy Cleanup 3.0 – Sign Up


Hosted by Vicky @ Books, Biscuits and Tea and Celine @ Nyx Book Reviews

Guidelines:

  • Review Copy Cleanup 3.0 runs from 1 to 28 February
  • It starts and ends at midnight in your local timezone to avoid confusion
  • To sign up, just fill in the linky here.
  • The Linky will close on the 15th, so make you sign up before then.
  • When you post your sign up post on your blog, either include the challenge button with your post or link it back to this article so that people know where to sign up.
  • Every book you received for review counts towards the challenge, both e-books and hard copies (even audio books for review if you have those), including all genres and lengths.
  • Feel free to use the #RCCleanup hashtag on Twitter for your RCC related tweets or join the Twitter party at http://tweetchat.com/room/RCCleanup and meet lots of awesome bloggers (:
  • At the end of every week we will post our personal updates, and we’ll include a linky for you to add yours!

Yet again I’m participating in this readathon as I have loads of review books waiting. Are you joining me?

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Wicked Winter Readathon: Wrap Up

Alright, I participated in this Readathon during the weekend (Saturday and Sunday) and managed to read

Can you keep a secret by Sophie Kinsella (400 pages)
The Last beginning by Rachel Firasek (107 pages)
and I started Last chance beauty queen by Hope Ramsay (20 pages)






Total pages read – 527 (I think that’s not bad, right?)

I had lots of fun doing all the challenges.

This week I am challenging myself to finish off some classics, I am choosing to ignore my poor, neglected textbooks. 😦