Saturday, May 12, 2018

Bout of Books 22 Starting Line

 Bout of Books 22
Bout of Books 22 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. So...yeah.

My Goals
  • Read
  • Have fun!
  • Don't stress
Books to Read
  • Review requests:
    • I Flipping Love You by Helena Hunting - READ and REVIEWED
    • Bone Driven by Hailey Edwards - READ and REVIEWED
  • Random reads I'd love to dive into
    • I Dare You by Ilsa Madden-Mills - READ and REVIEWED
    • Forged in Shadow by Anna Carven - READ and REVIEWED
    • Cyborgs' Claim by Michele Mills - READ and REVIEWED
    • Coach by Alexa Riley - READ and REVIEWED
    • Infinity's Embrace by Anna Carven - READ and REVIEWED
    • Electric Heart by Anna Carven - READ and REVIEWED
    • Brilliant Starlight by Anna Carven - READ and REVIEWED
    • Dark Planet Warriors: Earth Files by Anna Carven - READ and REVIEWED
    • A Darkside Interlude by Anna Carven - READ and REVIEWED
    • Alluvial by Amanda Milo - READ and REVIEWED
    • Sinister Shadows by Colleen Gleason - READ
    • Rogue by Anna Hackett - READ
    • Taming Chaos by Anna Carven - READ
Updates

5/14
Number of books I’ve read today: 3
Total number of books I’ve read: 3
Books read: Cyborgs' Claim, Coach, Forged in Shadow
Today #insixwords: Good books, good chat, good fun!
Things I learned on Twitter: TWITTER CHAT! So much crazy goodness! Other than that, I wasn't much online today. Because reading. I <3 today's books.
Final Tally:  A trio of cyborgs, an over-the-top romance, a sexy alien warrior

5/15
Number of books I’ve read today: 2
Total number of books I’ve read: 5
Books read: Infinity's Embrace, Electric Heart
Today #insixwords: Felt like Monday on a Tuesday.
Things I learned on Twitter: I was dealing with real life stuff today and didn't get online much. Just a tiny bit. Mostly in the morning. And not on Twitter. You know what, this update stopped making sense after the first word.
Final Tally: One reformed assassin, one stoic alien

5/16
Number of books I’ve read today: 2
Total number of books I’ve read: 7
Books read: Bone Driven, I Flipping Love You
Today #insixwords: A long day of good reading.
Things I learned on Twitter: Once again, I wasn't online much. I read and reviewed mostly. Because, guys, keeping up on my reviews during this read-a-thon makes me giddy. GIDDY. I have GID. I'm prouder of that than anything else I accomplish this week. (at least so far. LOL!)
Final Tally: One mixed up heroine, one house-flipping couple

5/17
Number of books I’ve read today: 3
Total number of books I’ve read: 10
Books read: Brilliant Starlight, Dark Planet Warriors: Earth Files, I Dare You
Today #insixwords: Five hours on the road. UGH!
Things I learned on Twitter: GUUUUYS, I don't even know how I ended up getting this many books read today. I was on the road for a big chunk of it picking my son up from college (OMG! How is his first year done already?!?!) and HOW DID I DO THIS? I think I've discovered my super power or something.
Final Tally: One blissfully happy alien/human couple, one dangerous alien warrior, one up and coming football player

5/18
Number of books I’ve read today: 3
Total number of books I’ve read: 13
Books read: A Darkside Interlude, Alluvial, Sinister Shadows
Today #insixwords: So SO many excellent alien books.
Things I learned on Twitter: I was doing things today. Things with books. IT WAS GREAT!
Final Tally: One fierce alien warrior, one group of attentive husbandmen, one body in a cupboard

5/19
Number of books I’ve read today: 1
Total number of books I’ve read: 14
Books read: Rogue
Today #insixwords: Chat chat chat! Fun fun fun!
Things I learned on Twitter: Twitter chat! I had fun leading it, but, MAN, am I tired now. So tired. I might have to hit the hay early tonight.
Final Tally: One information merchant and one caravan leader

5/20
Number of books I’ve read today: 1
Total number of books I’ve read: 15
Books read: Taming Chaos
Today #insixwords: My sister makes THE BEST cupcakes.
Things I learned on Twitter: I was doing family stuff today (my doodlebug niece's 5th birthday!) and really wasn't online at all. So, you know, there's that.
Final Tally: One determined alien warrior

Final Thoughts: Keeping up on reviews (until the very end of the read-a-thon) made my week AMAZING. I mean that. I feel pretty darn accomplished and I'm SO pleased with myself.

As always, thank you to everyone who stopped by at my blog and signed up for the read-a-thon in general. Amanda and I couldn't do this without you. Seriously. You're the best!

11 comments:

  1. wow, already lots of pages read! I'm happy with my 99: https://wordsandpeace.com/2018/05/15/bout-of-books-22-day-1-recap/

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  2. Wow, you're off to a great start! I hope you're enjoy Bout of Books so far :)

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    1. Thank you! I am. It's always fun to connect with fellow readers!

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  3. Great start Kelly! Quite organised eith your book list, I didn't make one this time around but I'm only picking between my library books and my NG books so not a huge selection.


    Angelica @ Paperback Princess

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    1. This is the first time in a while I haven't had a dedicated list. I'm just adding to this one as I decide what I want to read. (Except the review books, those are the only ones I'm DETERMINED to get to this week.)

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  4. Oh wow, look at you go! You're breezing through books.

    Pragya @ Reviewing Shelf

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    1. I had some spare time yesterday and decided I needed to take advantage of it.

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  5. Yay for keeping up on reviews! I am....not doing that. :) I guess I'll need a review-a-thon soon! Glad you're having a joyful Bout of Books!

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  6. I need to learn how to stay off the internet and read LOL. Hope the rest of the week is just as successful as the first for you :)

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  7. Okay, now really, who are you?! How is this even possible?! You're right. This has got to be your superpower. Read and reviewed so many books. I need a lesson or two from you. So proud!

    Pragya @ Reviewing Shelf

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