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#BoutofBooks 18

Bout of Books ReadAThon #18 Book Cover Bout of Books ReadAThon #18

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 2nd and runs through Sunday, January 8th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 18 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

My Goals

• Read 750 pages
• Do 4 to 5 challenges
• Attend at least 1 twitter chat
• Follow 25 new blogs

Reading List

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• Followed 11 new blogs
• Read 30 pages of This is Our Story
• Attended the Twitter chat (Although my app wasn’t posting correctly)
• Completed today’s challenge: Yourself #insixwords –>

Lover of books, tea, and planning


• Followed 8 new blogs
• Read 163 pages and Completed This Is Our Story
• Completed today’s challenge: Vision board of 2017 Goals –>

• Get a job at the Library
• Save for Tiny House or RV
• Spend more time with Max
• Travel more and visit some National Parks


• Followed 5 new blogs
• Posted a review for This Is Our Story
• Completed today’s challenge: Book to Movie –>

To simplify things, I’m going to used to first book i finished for this challenge: This Is Our Story. I dont recall the author mentioning much about the appearance of the character, it was more focus on personality…so i have no idea if my selections are close, but here goes:

TOP: Grant, Shep, John Michael, Henry, Logan.
MIDDLE: River Point Hunting Club, Plantation Type Homes of the River Point Boys
BOTTOM: Mr. Stone, Mrs. Marino, Kate, Reagan, Alexis, Mignon


• Followed 21 new blogs
• Spent 1.5 hour browsing and commenting on other’s progress
• Read 38 pages from The Republic
• Completed today’s challenge: Book Spine Poetry –>

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This savage song, this is our story, a song to take the world apart.
Beautiful broken things, the broken destiny, only love can break your heart.


• Followed 7 blogs
• Read 18 pages from The Thousandth Floor
• Read 14 pages from Rebel of the Sands
• Spent 30 minutes commenting on other’s progress
• Completed today’s challenge: If you like this, try this… –>

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Both deal with a murder among friends and the aftermath.

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Both deal with a secluded society surrounded by desolation.

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Both deal with a string of murders.


• Followed 3 new blogs
• Read 63 pages from Rebel of the Sands
• No challenge today


• Read 24 pages from “The Archived”
• No challenge today

Wrap-up & Summary

• Total Pages Read: 350 of the 750 challenged
• Total Books Read From: 5 of the 5 challenged
• Total Challenges Completed: 5 of the 5 challenged
• Total New Blogs Followed: 55 of the 25 challenged
• Total Twitter Chats Attended: 1 of the 1 challenged

16 thoughts on “#BoutofBooks 18

  1. Great progress so far! I loved your vision board for your goals. I can’t wait to see what your thoughts on the Thousandth Floor are (I read a preview of it a while ago).

    1. Thanks for coming by and complementing my collage. The Thousandth Floor is my bookclub’s botm. I read a few pages and it seems pretty interesting. 🙂 What did you think of it? Good luck in your goals.

  2. Great post! I like the pictures of your goals and your Book to Movie photos! In answer to your questions on my blog: I loved the movie Arrival. Great short story it was based on; couldn’t read the whole book (other short stores) because it was an InterLibrary Loan and I had to return it to the library.

    1. Ohh no!! I hate when that happens, i hope you can get it back soon and finish it up. Im glad you enjoyed the movie, i really like it too. It really spurred conversation afterwards. Even a strangers was discussing it with us…and the manager almost had to kick us out of the theater so they could close for the night. Great movie. I need to looking into the book. 🙂

      Thanks for coming by.

  3. I love that you put socializing in as part of your goals because even though BoB is about the reading, it’s also about the interaction with other readers. I hope you’ve been having a great week!

    1. Thanks for coming by! I usually spend most of my blogging life to myself. i dont do many social things, so when events and readathons come along i try to socialize more. Its really exciting to just have a list of blogs (via the linky) that i can just go visit and that’s doing the readathon too. Im hoping to be more social in 2017 as i do each year, but i usually revert to my hermit ways by march. 😀

      thanks again for coming by.

    1. Aww, thanks!! I hope to read a whole bunch today and tomorrow… my pages are a bit low i think. My boyfriend keeps pulling up netflix when i’m trying to read and he likes “sharing” his tv finds with me. lol. Happily most of my other goals are done. 🙂

      Well things for coming by. 🙂

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