Friday, January 1, 2016

Bout of Books 15 Starting Line

 Bout of Books 15
Bout of Books 15 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...yeah.

My Goals
  • Read
  • Have fun!
  • Don't stress
Books to Read
  • Review requests:
    • Once Darkness Falls by S.M. Reine
    • Libby by Emme Wesson - READ and review written
    • Never Tear Us Apart by Monica Murphy - READ and review written
  • Random reads I'd love to dive into:
    • Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi
    • The Deal by Elle Kennedy - READ and review written
    • The Mistake by Elle Kennedy - READ
    • Night Moves by Sierra Dean - READ and review written
    • On a Barbarian World by Anna Hackett - READ and review written
    • Mercenary Instinct by Ruby Lionsdrake - READ
    • Boom by Stacy Gail - READ and review written
    • Ice Planet Barbarians by Ruby Dixon - READ and review written
    • Shift Out of Luck by Ruby Dixon - READ and review written
    • Grabbed by Vicious by Lolita Lopez - READ
Updates

1/4
Number of books I’ve read today: 2
Total number of books I’ve read: 2
Books read: Ice Planet Barbarians, Shift Out of Luck
Today #insixwords: Shapeshifters, aliens, and ALL THE LOVIN'!
Things I learned on Twitter: If you blink too long during the Twitter chat MADNESS HAPPENS! Seriously. DON'T BLINK. DON'T EVEN BLINK! You'll lose the entire thread of what's going on and the world will unravel bit by bit. INSANITY!
Final Tally: One hunky, horned, blue alien and one grumbly bear!

1/5
Number of books I’ve read today: 3
Total number of books I’ve read: 5
Books read: Boom, Night Moves, On a Barbarian World
Today #insixwords: Work was long, books were good.
Things I learned on Twitter: I wasn't on Twitter. Or anything, come to think of it. I just worked. And snuck in some reading time when nobody was looking.
Final Tally: One sweetly sexy couple, one smooth vampire, and one out of this world warlord!

1/6
Number of books I’ve read today: 2
Total number of books I’ve read: 7
Books read: The Deal, Libby
Today #insixwords: The Deal rocked my socks off!
Things I learned on Twitter: #wouldsexagainveryyes is my new favorite hashtag. Only Amanda and I use it, BUT OH THE POSSIBILITIES! #wouldsexagainveryyes
Final Tally: One hot as hell hockey player and one restrained werewolf.

1/7
Number of books I’ve read today: 2
Total number of books I’ve read: 9
Books read: Mercenary Instinct, Never Tear Us Apart
Today #insixwords: Is the work week over yet?
Things I learned on Twitter: I was sadly internet free today. *glares balefully at work*
Final Tally: One sexy sci-fi and one kinda messed up couple.

1/8
Number of books I’ve read today: 0
Total number of books I’ve read: 9
Books read: None
Today #insixwords: Today was a day for decompressing.
Things I learned on Twitter: Uhh... I took the day to get caught up on reviews. So, you know, no new books read, little to no social media. That's the way it goes sometimes.
Final Tally: Nada.

1/9
Number of books I’ve read today: 1
Total number of books I’ve read: 10
Books read: The Mistake
Today #insixwords: I got a lot done today!
Things I learned on Twitter: Twitter chats are FUN! I knew that already, but it was reinforced today. Yep. Lots of chatty craziness. *thumbs up*
Final Tally: One sexy hockey player who has to work for his girl.

1/10
Number of books I’ve read today: 1
Total number of books I’ve read: 11
Books read: Grabbed by Vicious
Today #insixwords: Shop, shop, shop, read, write, repeat.
Things I learned on Twitter: Honestly, by the end of the read-a-thon, I tend to go into hermit mode and only pop online for short spans--if at all. So, I was gloriously internet free today!
Final Tally: One vicious alien and the woman who tames him.

Final Thoughts: As always, I had an OUTSTANDING time seeing everyone enjoying their time reading. I read a few books this week, left a few books unread from my list, and I'm okay with that. See y'all in a few months!

12 comments:

  1. Awesome job! The Twitter chat was so much fun and I know I blinked a few times, but slowly recovered!

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    1. LOL! They can be overwhelming. Which is part of what makes them fun, IMO.

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  2. It looks as if you have been doing stellar Miss Kelly! In all of the crazy BoB business, I hope you have had the chance to sit back and enjoy the read-a-thon!

    Thanks for all your hard work!!

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    1. I have, thank you! I always make time to read and relax during this craziness. I don't want to get burnt out, after all, and start hating putting these on!

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  3. You sure have been rocking this readathon! I haven't read nearing as much but I have been enjoying the interaction and the challenges. I am finally tackling City of Bones which I never thought I would!
    #commenting365

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    1. Right on! Interacting is half the fun, I think!

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  4. Wow, you really got a lot of reading in! I got a good amount done, but I really loved the Twitter chats, it added so much to the Bout of Books experience. Hope today is another great, bookish day!

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the chat! Those are always fun to host. And fast. SO FAST.

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