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Bout of Books 18

Bout of Books 18 is here, and I’ll be participating.  It’s sad that I can pretty much copy and paste the first Bout of Books sign up for 2016, but it’s true…

Last year, I didn’t read very often or keep up with this blog, but it’s a new year, and I’ll hopefully be able to devote more time to reading and blogging.  We’ll see.  I feel like this read-a-thon is a great way to get back into both.

The Bout of Books Read-a-Thon was created by Amanda @ On a Book Bender on a complete whim in August 2011*. It took on a life of its own and was such a hit that Amanda decided to do it again and turn it into a somewhat regular occurrence.

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  1. Read every day.  No time limits, but I’m hoping to read for at least an hour.
  2. Complete 2 books.  If I complete more, go me!
  3. And as always, have all the fun!

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The TBR!

I am under no illusions that I’ll actually complete all 6 of these, but these are the first 6 books that I’ll be reading in 2017:
The Absolute Sandman, Volume One   The Absolute Sandman, Volume Two   The Absolute Sandman, Volume Three

The Absolute Sandman, Volume Four   The Absolute Sandman, Volume Five   The Sandman: Overture


Bout of Books Day 4 – Update

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It’s taken four days, but I’ve finally hit my #boutofbooks stride!  I’m very happy with my yesterday’s reading.  I thought I did a really good job, and I added in my first c25k jog/walk, so just really a great day all around for my goals (both bookish and personal).

I’m currently reading Hulk: Gray by Jeff Loeb, Tim Sale (Illustrator).

Time Spent Reading:  Lost track, but somewhere around 4ish hours total.

Pages Read:  341

Books Finished:  1

Hulk: Gray has already made me tear up.  I never realized that he had such a heartbreaking back story.  I can’t wait to finish this, and then I’ll be moving onto another comic.  I’m deciding between Supergirl and Batman/Superman both from DC’s New 52 series.


Bout of Books 12 Update – Day 3

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I’m still not having the most successful read-a-thon ever, but I read more on Day 3 than the first two days, and I definitely think I’ll read more over the next several days.  We’ll see.

I’m currently reading Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld.

Time Spent Reading:  1 hour

Pages Read:  97

Books Finished:  Still 0

I’m planning on finishing Leviathan today, and hopefully starting and completing on comic book or graphic novel I got out from the library.  I’ll most likely be starting with Hulk: Gray.  Because HULK.

Bout of Books 12 Day 2 – Update

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I had all these plans for Bout of Books 12.  I was going to read three books this week, and hopefully start a couple more.

The reality is:

I’m currently reading Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld.

Time Spent Reading:  30 minutes

Pages Read:  78

Books Finished:  0

I definitely think that today will be better.  I finished American Horror Story Coven, so I have nothing to distract me from reading (except Skyrim).

I also went to the library last night and picked up a few graphic novels and comic books.  After Leviathan, I think I will move onto a couple of those before reading another novel.  I’m really excited about trying these comics out.  I got a couple of the New 52 comics from DC (Supergirl and Batman/Superman), a Hulk comic, some Green Lantern goodness (though I wish the hero in these books was John Stewart), and a comic/graphic novel that I haven’t heard of.

I can’t wait to delve into these.