Friday, January 5, 2018

Bout of Books 21 Starting Line

 Bout of Books 21
Bout of Books 21 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 writing a book or two. So...yeah.

My Goals
  • Read
  • Have fun!
  • Don't stress
Books to Read
  • Review requests:
    • Children of the Night anthology - READ (no review)
    • Thanks Fur Last Night anthology - READ & REVIEWED
    • Baking Lessons by Katie Allen - READ & REVIEWED
    • How to Claim an Undead Soul by Hailey Edwards - READ & REVIEWED
    • Her Alien Warrior by Mira Maxwell - READ & REVIEWED
    • His Human Bride by Anne Bordeaux - READ & REVIEWED
  • Random reads I'd love to dive into
    • Becoming Dragon by Eve Langlais - READ
    • Joyzal's Prize by Michele Mills - READ
    • Mooseletoe by Tiffinie Helmer - READ
    • Dead in the Water by Hailey Edwards - READ (no review)
    • Head Above Water by Hailey Edwards - READ (no review)
    • Hell or High Water by Hailey Edwards - READ (no review)
    • Fish Out of Water by Hailey Edwards - READ (no review)
Updates

1/8
Number of books I’ve read today: 3
Total number of books I’ve read: 3
Books read: Her Alien Warrior, His Human Bride, Baking Lessons
Today #insixwords: Rain, books, reviews, LOTS of coffee
Things I learned on Twitter: As always, it's so FUN to see everybody jumping into the Bout of Books chat. (not #booksofbout, in case you're wondering) Books! More books! Old friends! New friends! A FANTASTIC TIME WAS HAD BY ALL!
Final Tally: One surly alien, one brave human, one RIDICULOUSLY sweet couple

1/9
Number of books I’ve read today: 3
Total number of books I’ve read: 6
Books read: How to Claim an Undead Soul, Becoming Dragon, Joyzal's Prize
Today #insixwords: More rain, more books, more coffee
Things I learned on Twitter: I was not online much today. I was doing other stuff. Like spending time with my family and drinking coffee. :)
Final Tally: One shattered necromancer, one disbelieving dragon, one surly bounty hunter

1/10
Number of books I’ve read today: 1
Total number of books I’ve read: 7
Books read: Thanks Fur Last Night
Today #insixwords: Holy crap I'm tired. SO TIRED.
Things I learned on Twitter: I was adulting today instead of doing fun stuff online. You know, adulting. Doing things like helping my son order checks and hunt down the best bargain for textbooks. Mehhhhh.
Final Tally: A trio of furry novellas

1/11
Number of books I’ve read today: 2
Total number of books I’ve read: 9
Books read: Children of the Night, Mooseletoe
Today #insixwords: No clue what I did today. (Tomorrow I'm treating myself to the biggest, most indulgent coffee money can buy. JUST WATCH ME!)
Things I learned on Twitter: NO TIME FOR TWITTER! Between napping and reading, I've been weirdly internet free.
Final Tally: One vampiric anthology and one matchmaking moose

1/12
Number of books I’ve read today: 1
Total number of books I’ve read: 10
Books read: Dead in the Water
Today #insixwords: It's Friday! #boutofbooks is winding down.
Things I learned on Twitter: What's Twitter?
Final Tally: One tormented fae

1/13
Number of books I’ve read today: 1
Total number of books I’ve read: 11
Books read: Head Above Water
Today #insixwords: A chat, a mocha, a book
Things I learned on Twitter: TWITTER CHAT! YES! I love the craziness of them and how INSANELY EXCITED people are to share their love of books.
Final Tally: One slowly meshing couple

1/14
Number of books I’ve read today: 2
Total number of books I’ve read: 13
Books read: Hell or High Water, Fish Out of Water
Today #insixwords: Closing out with a favorite series!
Things I learned on Twitter: As with much of this week, I was mostly offline today. But I got some quality books in, so I'm not crying over that.
Final Tally: One werewolf determined to love his fae mate, one broken mermaid

Final Thoughts: A baker's dozen of books! Yes! Not only does this January read-a-thon help get my reading year off to a good start, it's SO FUN to hang out with so many book-loving peeps. As always, THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO JOINED ME AND AMANDA FOR THIS CRAZY WEEK!

9 comments:

  1. fantastic that you also had time to review these books! when do you sleep??

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    1. Sleep? What's that? LOL. Just kidding. I sleep all the time.

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  2. Looks like you've been busy this week! Awesome. Keep it up.

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    1. How many more can I read on the final day? *slightly crazed eyes*

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  4. Great job on your accomplishments! You totally killed it this week!

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  5. That's fantastic progress! Way to go.

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