Sunday, August 10, 2014

Bout of Books 11 Starting Line

Bout of Books 11
Bout of Books 11 is here! Check out the Bout of Books blog to see the ins and outs of what to expect from this read-a-thon. Reminders for the daily challenges (if you wish to participate), Twitter chats, etc will be posted to keep you in the loop. Now, let's get our read on!

Time Devoted to Reading
I will be dedicating the entire week to reading, BUT I'm also working full time and writing a book. So, my participation might be a little less enthusiastic than normal.

My Goals
  • Read
  • Have fun!
Books to Read
  • at least 2 books off my review request list
    • Completed: Dangerous Calling 
    • Completed: Gun Shy 
    • Completed: Evernight 
    • Completed: Beyond Addiction 
    • Completed: Doe Eyes
  • at least 1 reread for Seriously Series (BDB or Women of the Otherworld)
    • Completed: Haunted (WotO #5)
  • anything else that strikes my fancy
    • Completed: a GLA that made my brain hurt with its excessive descriptions 
    • Completed: Shadowdance 
    • Completed: Single Wolf Female
    • Completed: Tethered 
    • Completed: How to Catch a Wild Viscount
    • Completed: A small handful of sometimes questionable erotica
      • Desert Dreams
      • Virgin Encounter
Updates

8/18
Number of books I’ve read today: 3
Total number of books I’ve read: 3
Books read: Dangerous Calling, Shadowdance, a GLA to be named later
Today #insixwords: Disney prince peen beats everything today.
Things I learned on Twitter: I wasn't really on Twitter. That pesky job kept me busy for the bulk of the day. However... no, there is no however. Dammit.
Final Tally: One dangerous power, one damaged couple, and a truly awful erotica.

8/19
Number of books I’ve read today: 1
Total number of books I’ve read: 4
Books read: Haunted
Today #insixwords: Had a headache, couldn't be stopped.
Things I learned on Twitter: Amanda asked me if I'd been drinking during the evening announcements. No, Amanda. That was PURE joy over getting off work early and being able to read!
Final Tally: One seriously badass ghost.

8/20
Number of books I’ve read today: 2
Total number of books I’ve read: 6
Books read: Single Wolf Female, Tethered
Today #insixwords: Socks give better orgasms? Say what?
Things I learned on Twitter: Socks give better orgasms. Yeah, twitter ROCKS sometimes, don't you think? Also, I led the #boutofbooks chat today and got a kick out of all the responses. *fist pump*
Final Tally: One sexy wolf couple and a fierce husband/wife team.

8/21
Number of books I’ve read today: 3
Total number of books I’ve read: 9
Books read: How to Catch a Wild Viscount, Desert Dreams, Virgin Encounter
Today #insixwords: It's THURSDAY already? WHAT THE HELL?
Things I learned on Twitter: I was being blamed for things when I wasn't around to defend myself. *shakes fist at @BookBender and @booksbybeth* Also, I threw bugs on @BookBender to bug her. GET IT?!?! Ahahahahaha! Man, I crack myself up!
Final Tally: One sexy Regency couple, one sexy case of mistaken identity, and one sexy sci-fi encounter.

8/22
Number of books I’ve read today: 1
Total number of books I’ve read: 10
Books read: Gun Shy
Today #insixwords: No. I can't. Seriously. See?
Things I learned on Twitter: I babbled about burritos during evening announcements. I was REALLY hungry. You're welcome.
Final Tally: Zombies and BADASS COWBOYS!

8/23
Number of books I’ve read today: 1
Total number of books I’ve read: 11
Books read: Evernight
Today #insixwords: Need more Darkest London. More. MOAR!
Things I learned on Twitter: I don't know. The chat rocked! Amanda is outstanding (as always) at hosting those. I almost forgot to hop on Twitter for the evening announcements because my book was SO INSANELY GOOD. And... that's it.
Final Tally: One seriously fabulous book in a seriously fabulous series that I want to read again RIGHT NOW!

8/24
Number of books I’ve read today: 2
Total number of books I’ve read: 13
Books read: Beyond Addiction, Doe Eyes
Today #insixwords: I can't believe #boutofbooks is over!
Things I learned on Twitter: I wasn't really online today. Instead, I did fun things like grocery shopping and making lunches for the week. And cleaning my bathroom. Blech.
Final Tally: One former couple finding love again and one goddess of love who always wins the game.

Final Thoughts: Thank you to everyone who joined Amanda and I for Bout of Books 11. I had a great time and I hope everyone else did too! Stay tuned for some changes coming in January and keep an eye of the Bout of Books blog for the mid-break chat!

THANK YOU, #BOUTOFBOOKS-ERS!

44 comments:

  1. That 'work' thing really does tend to throw off a reading schedule, doesn't it? LOL! Have fun!

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    1. Indeed it does. I'm going to get some shorter reads ready so I can knock a few books out early and feel accomplished. =D

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  2. Good luck on writing your book! :) (And all the other stuff too ;) )

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  3. That's great that you're writing a book! I was but then I hit writer's block, hopefully I can start it back up again! :)

    Good luck! :)

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  4. I've kept my goals vague as well, no tbr this time. Good luck, Kelly!

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    1. Vague can be incredibly freeing! Good luck!

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  5. I also hope to finish at least 2 review copies. Happy reading and good luck :D

    Mel@thedailyprophecy

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    1. I love watching my review request list dwindle. It's such a nice feeling!

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  6. Love your update list! I stole it for my blog but linked over here so other people can see how fabulous this is!

    I set a TBR list but only because I hopefully will have the time to read two a day and I want to know that I'm on track with what I need to read soon. Sooner or later I'll get to where I will read for leisure and not for my blog!

    Good luck with your goals!

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    1. Ahh. The update list. I've been using that bad boy for ages! It has everything I need and a slice of pie. Or something.

      Thank you!

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  7. Good luck! I love what I've read of the WOTO series so far. Such good books!

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    1. Yeah, the WotO are fantastic books. I'm loving my reread of them!

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  8. Wow you are already super organized! Good luck with your reading!

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  9. I still have no idea what this prince peen thing is, but you two crack me up

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    1. Pictures of Disney prince peen. Good times!

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  10. Wow! 4 books is amazing! Go you! :D

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  11. You also had a great discussion about potatoes and ducks

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  12. Your updates are the best updates! Socks, who knew? And the Disney peen basically made my week. I'm trying to convince/trick my sister into taking a look, but she's convinced it's going to ruin her life. Spoilsport.

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    1. Socks. It makes me think I've been missing something by never wearing them! The Disney prince peen piece is SHEER GENIUS!

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  13. 6 books so far?! That's fantastic - well done! :)

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  14. Pssst reading your books right now! Not enough potato talk though

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    1. Or any potato talk, really. NEXT TIME I WILL WRITE ALL THE POTATOES!

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  15. Wow! You are making AWESOME progress! Keep it up!

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  16. Wow, you're doing fantastic this week! Great job!

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  17. Kelly you're making me want to do the #todayinsixwords thing every time I see yours

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    1. I picked up the #insixwords from Amanda. Before her, I'd never heard of it! It's such a fun little exercise in word play!

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    2. I am stealing it from both of you hope you don't mind. Can't wait for BoB 12! Here is my recap of day 7: http://booksbybeth.wordpress.com/2014/08/25/bout-of-books-11-day-7-recap/

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    3. Have fun! BoB 12 will be here before we know it!

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  18. Wow,you're going great!
    Thanks a lot for hosting the read-a-thon.I am loving my experience of it.
    Happy Reading!

    Mishma @ As the page turns

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  19. I also had fun during the Twitter chat :D and wow, look at you. Great job! Good luck on this last day.

    Bout of books - Mel@thedailyprophecy

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    1. Those chats keep me laughing. SO MUCH FUN!

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  20. Thanks for hosting a great Read-a-Thon!! Love it, look forward to many more!! :) Here's my Bout of Books 11 ~ Wrap Up.

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