Sunday, May 10, 2015

Bout of Books 13 Starting Line

 Bout of Books 13
Bout of Books 13 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. As usual, I'm also working full time and writing a couple of books. So, I'll be around, but I might not be as LOUD AND OBNOXIOUS as normal.

My Goals
  • Read
  • Have fun!
  • Don't stress
Books to Read
  • any books off my review request list 
    • Vengeance of the Iron Dwarf by R.A. Salvatore - DONE and review written!
    • Omega by S.M. Reine - DONE and review written!
    • Partner by Lia Silver - DONE and review written!
    • Wild Instincts by Claudia King - DONE and review written!
    • Beta by S.M. Reine - DONE and review written!
    • Let It Ride by Vivian Arend - DONE
    • The Sandman by Erin Kellison - DONE and review written!
    • Heat Exchange by Shannon Stacey -DONE
  • anything else that strikes my fancy
    • Sanctuary by Kelly Apple (Yeah, I'm reading my own book. I have to get back into this world so I can write the final book in this series.) - DONE (no review)
    • Haven by Kelly Apple (You got it in one if you said I'm reading this as part of my series reread so I can start writing Stronghold!) - DONE (no review)
    • Wolf With Benefits by Shelly Laurenston - DONE and review written!
    • Alien Expulsion by Mina Shay - DONE and review written!
    • Alien Implant by Mina Shay - DONE and review written!
    • Refuge by Kelly Apple (and the 3rd book in the Stronghold series has been read. Which means I can get down to the nitty gritty of writing the final book next week.) - DONE (no review)
    • Abducted by the Alien Alpha by Callie Caprice - DONE and review written!
    • Lance by Christi Snow - DONE and review written!

Updates:

5/11
Number of books I’ve read today: 3
Total number of books I’ve read: 3
Books read: Vengeance of the Iron Dwarf, Wild Instincts, Let It Ride
Today #insixwords: How is it Day 1 already????
Things I learned on Twitter: I got the sudden urge for cinnamon rolls halfway through the chat. I don't even know where it came from. So I made some and ate them. Which was way harder than you'd think halfway through a chat what with the sticky fingers and all. Still. I got my cinnamon rolls.
Final Tally: One besieged army of dwarfs, one seriously sexy werewolf couple, and one incredible family!

5/12
Number of books I’ve read today: 2
Total number of books I’ve read: 5
Books read: Omega, The Sandman
Today #insixwords: I had to wooooorrrrrrk today. Boo.
Things I learned on Twitter: Because of the aforementioned work, I was Twitterless today. IT WAS TERRIBLE AND SAD AND OMG! WORK BORED ME! Somebody hold me.
Final Tally: One seriously fucked up world (which I love) and one even more seriously fucked up world (I neeeeeeed the next book IMMEDIATELY!).

5/13
Number of books I’ve read today: 2
Total number of books I’ve read: 7
Books read: Sanctuary, Haven
Today #insixwords: Zombies, zombies, zombies, zombies, zombies! YAY!
Things I learned on Twitter: I, umm, might have taken a nap when I got home from work and not been on Twitter. I mean I was. Kinda. For, like, thirteen seconds, but not much more than that. So... yeah.
Final Tally: One book with zombies and one more book with zombies!

5/14
Number of books I’ve read today: 3
Total number of books I’ve read: 10
Books read: Wolf With Benefits, Alien Expulsion, Alien Implant
Today #insixwords: OMG! Love love love Shelly Laurenston!
Things I learned on Twitter: What's Twitter? I have no memory of Twitter today. DAMN YOU, WORK!
Final Tally: One hilarious group of shifters, one alien encounter, and one... more alien encounter.

5/15
Number of books I’ve read today: 1
Total number of books I’ve read: 11
Books read: Partner
Today #insixwords: Friday Friday Friday Friday Friday Friday!
Things I learned on Twitter: I am SO SO SO SO SO glad this week is over. LONGEST WORK WEEK EVER. Not cool while Bout of Books is going on, dammit. *gives everyone the crazy eyes*
Final Tally: One fantastic werewolf couple!

5/16
Number of books I’ve read today: 1
Total number of books I’ve read: 12
Books read: Heat Exchange
Today #insixwords: I successfully led the Twitter chat!
Things I learned on Twitter: Other than the chat, today was a decompress day. My work week was... rough and I needed a break. But the chat was fun!
Final Tally: One seriously smokin' couple!

5/17
Number of books I’ve read today: 4
Total number of books I’ve read: 16
Books read: Refuge, Abducted by the Alien Alpha, Lance, Beta
Today #insixwords: Wait. What? Today's the last day?
Things I learned on Twitter: Screw Twitter, y'all. I got a bunch of reviews written! WOOT! Sure, I still have three more to write, but I wrote a fuck-ton of reviews this week and stayed mostly caught up and I'm PROUD of that. *victorious fist pump*
Final Tally: One zombie-overrun world, one sexy alien alpha, one hunky tattooed hero, and one seriously messed up shifter.

Final Thoughts: As always, thank you so much to everyone who joined Amanda and I for this crazy week. We're already planning Bout of Books 14, so make sure you mark your calendars! August 17-23. Be there or be somewhere else!

See y'all around, my little #boutofbooks-ers!

6 comments:

  1. OMG, you're rocking this read-a-thon!! Great job!! Have fun reading over the weekend.

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  2. J here, stopping by from the #boutofbooks challenge.
    I've followed your listed social media.
    Congrats on your wonderful progress! That's a lot of books.
    @JLenniDorner

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    1. Thank you! I had some fun ones to read this time!

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  3. How is that physically possible?! You're doing great!

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