Bout of Books 17

Bout of Books

Hi everyone! If you’re not following me on Twitter (you should, btw), then you wouldn’t know I signed up for Bout of Books 17! You can find more info here.

If you don’t know, here’s what it’s about:

You were going to read that week anyway, right?  Read with us.

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.

  • Bout of Books is a week long read-a-thon, usually from 12:01am on a Monday through 11:59pm on a Sunday in whatever time zone you are in.
  • It is low pressure, meaning participants are only asked to push themselves to read more than they normally would during any given week. There is no competition between readers.
  • How much time a reader wants, and can commit, to read, tweet, or network with fellow bloggers is left to individual preference. All challenges and giveaways are optional.
  • Networking with fellow bloggers is actively encouraged, though never required.
  • Use Twitter to post updates throughout the read-a-thon. Everyone will be tweeting with the #boutofbooks hashtag.

So that’s basically the jist. Read as much as you usually do, but read a little more. That’s it!

My goal is to read 2 books in a week! My usual is 1 book a week.

This post will be my updates post for the week.

Day 1:

Pages read: 57
Books read: Thirty Days to Thirty
Total pages: 57
Total books: 0

Day 2:

Pages read: 142
Books read: Thirty Days to Thirty
Total pages: 199
Total books: 0

Day 3:

Pages read: 29+30=59
Books read: Thirty Days to ThirtyStill Mine
Total pages: 258
Total books: 1

Day 4:

Pages read: 0
Books read: Still Mine
Total pages: 258
Total books: 1

Day 5:

Pages read: 0
Books read: Still Mine
Total pages: 258
Total books:1

Day 6:

Pages read: 110
Books read: Still Mine
Total pages: 358
Total books: 1

Day 7:

Pages read:
Books read:
Total pages:
Total books:


Book Fangirling Award

Happy Saturday! Time for another award, my awesome people.

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Amy over at Lit and Love Blog nominated me for this award. A huge THANK YOU, AMY!

The Rules:
  • Create a post to accept your award.
  • Answer the questions I have at the end.
  • Nominate between 5-10 book bloggers.
  • Come up with your own 5 questions for your nominees.
  • Consider yourself nominated if you’d like!🙂 Use the same questions I answered as your questions.
The Questions:

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August TBR Update

August TBR

  • We Awaken by Calista Lynn — read and reviewed
  • The Stepmother by Claire Seeber — read and review to come
  • Welcoming the Bad Boy by Annie Rains
  • Wrong Place Right Time by Elle Casey
  • I Wish My Teacher Knew by Kyle Schwartz
  • Thirty Days to Thirty by Courtney Psak — 25% read
  • This is War Baby by K Webster
  • I Take You by Eliza Kennedy
  • Boyfriend by the Book by Laura Briggs — read and review to come

Unplanned reads:

  • It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover — read and reviewed
  • Still Mine by Amy Stuart — 40 pages read

Sunshine Blogger Award

Hi everyone! I’m back with an award this time. Lately, all I’ve been doing on Saturdays is catching up with my tags. I seriously had a huge backlog of them! But I’m pretty sure I’m almost all caught up. Yay!

Sunshine Blogger Award

I was nominated by Fadwa over at Word Wonders. Thank you so much!

Let’s get to it!

The Rules:
  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Answer 11 questions set by the person who nominated you.
  • Nominate 11 bloggers to receive the award and write them 11 new questions to answer.
  • If you’d like to be nominated, you officially are! Just answer the same questions I did.🙂
The Questions:

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Inside Out Book Tag

Inside Out Book Tag

Welcome, everyone! I saw this over at Bring My Books. It looked super fun, so I wanted to try it.

Here goes:

I: Inside Flap / Back of Book Summaries. Too much info? Or not enough? Discuss!

Personally, I think it is just the right about of info. It is usually enough to intrigue me, without giving too much away.

N: New Book. Be Honest: Which format do you want it in? Audio, hardcover, paperback, or ebook?

Honestly? I’m torn between ebook and paperback. I LOVE hardbacks, but I find they are more difficult to read. I read faster with an ebook, but I love the feeling of the paperback in my hand. I’m so torn.

S: Scribble While You Read? Do you write in your books, or keep them clean? Tell us why.

Um. No. Clean all the way baby!

I: In Your Best Written Voice Read Us Your Favorite First Sentence From a Book.

Hmm. This one I’m not too sure if I could answer. There have been so many first sentences that I have loved. Why must you do this to me?!

D: Does It Matter to You Whether the Author is Male or Female when Deciding to Read a Book? What if you’re unsure of author’s gender?

Nope. It really don’t matter to me. I think I’m more tempted to pick up a book by a female author. However, that’s mostly because male authors tend to not write a shit ton of romance and/or erotica. And that is mostly what I read.

E: Ever Read Ahead? Or have you read the last page before you got there?

Ugh. I have. I’m totally not proud of it. Ahhhh!

O: Organized Bookshelves or Outrageous Bookshelves?

Both? Right now, I only have 2 shelves for all my 300 print books. It’s an outrageous, organized mess.

U: Under Oath: Have You Ever Bought a Book Based On the Cover? … The Cover Alone?

Of course. Many, many times.

T: Take it Outside or Stay In?

Stay in. In Vegas, it’s too hot to read outside! Let me stay inside with the air conditioner, please!

Well, what do you think? If you thought it was as
much fun as I did, consider yourself tagged!

Until next time,