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 Bout of Books 14

I thought it was time to finally declare that I, Lizzy at MLBB will this year be participating in the Bout of Books read-a-thon. I’ve wanted to do one of these for a while but I’m always a little late to the party. Not this timeee; if you want to join me in this bookish mission step forward and sign up on the Bout of Books blog!

annnnd for those that don’t know what Bout of Books is… here you go:

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 17th and runs through Sunday, August 23rd 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 14 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I’m not quite sure how many books I will get completed but it’s going to be a lot of fun.

Progress:

Monday

Books Read: 0

Pages Read: 105

Total Read: 105

Minutes Read: Lots of little bits so I’m not too sure.

Notes: I participated in the Fictional World Travel Challenge and I’m currently reading Little Women by Louisa May Alcott which I am really enjoying.

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Tuesday

Books Read: 0

Pages Read: 67

Total Read: 172

Minutes Read: I forgot to time this as before 

Notes: Ended up going for a raucous night out with the lovely people I call my friends up in SOT so I failed a little on the reading count. If I finish Little Women and get more stuck into 1Q84 I’ll be a happy bunny.

Progress:

Wednesday

Books Read: 0

Pages Read: 145

Total Read: 317

Minutes Read: Couple of hours

Notes: Feeling much better about the challenge as of today although still have lots to get read. I’m reallly enjoying little women but I understand totally why I struggled so much with it as a younger reader. An evening in with T I didn’t get quite as much done as I wanted but hopefully Thursday we get a bit more done!

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Progress:

Thursday

Books Read: 0

Pages Read: 655 (325)

Total Read: 642

Minutes Read: A few hours 

Notes: I still haven’t finished a book because I switched and instead read The Death of Danny Daggers by author Haydn Wilks (@haydnwilks.) I’m really enjoying Little Women but it is a bit full on and I fancied something a bit lighter in terms of the language used. However, because TDODD it’s an ARC and a PDF copy the writing seems to be super big so although I did read 655 pages, I’m not sure this is a fair showing of how many pages so I’ve divided it by two. Which brings my total so far to 655 #holla.

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Progress:

Friday

Books Read: 2

Pages Read: 330

Total Read: 972

Minutes Read: A few hours 

Notes: Today I finished reading The Death of Danny Daggers by author I Haydn Wilks (@haydnwilks.) I’m really just got into it, got my head down and polished it off. Brilliant book with some superb writing, characters and a really gritty feel. I also finished Little Women, I think I was in such a daze reading it that I didn’t realise I had only one chapter to go, so on the way home to Milton Keynes I finished it off. Pretty perfect.

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Progress:

Saturday

Books Read: 2

Pages Read: 170

Total Read: 1142

Minutes Read: An hour or so

Notes: Apologies for the lack of updates over the weekend. I was at home for the weekend celebrating my sisters birthday and I just didn’t have a minute to get this updated. I didn’t have a lot of time for reading but I started reading ‘What Milo Saw’ by Virginia Macgregor. It’s beautiful so far.

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Progress:

Sunday

Books Read: 3

Pages Read: 249 

Total Read: 1391

Minutes Read: Just over two hours

Notes: After a busy weekend, T and I travelled home for a good rest and although I was so very tired I just about managed to polish off the last of What Milo Saw, and I was so close to tears. I need to write the review up today before I forget how beautiful it all was but yes, three books, read lots more than I thought and I’m tempted to write a close up piece to this challenge. Maybe, we’ll see.

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  1. August 4, 2015 / 9:29 am

    Not for me this year as #amwriting crazily but I wish you the best of luck – it sounds like my idea of heaven… endless reading… yay!

    • August 5, 2015 / 4:24 pm

      Loveee some endless reading 🙂 super excited about this because I’ve got a bulk of requests to get through! Keep the writing up! 🙂 xxx

  2. August 4, 2015 / 9:41 am

    Ohhh that sounds really cool! I was kind of looking for an event like this and I think I´ll join you for this read-a-thon (:

    • August 5, 2015 / 4:24 pm

      YAYYYYYYYYYY

      I’ve been wanting to do one for ages; I saw one that was only 24 hours but I thought that could be a little stressful this one seemed perfect.
      I’m tempted to plan out some books that I’ve meaning to read for ages but don’t know whether to just go with it? Hmmm

      • August 5, 2015 / 6:44 pm

        I think if I participate I’ll just go with it..planing never works out for me xD I’ll just read what I am in the mood for 🙂

  3. August 4, 2015 / 3:54 pm

    Thank you for sharing! I have also decided to participate 🙂

    • August 5, 2015 / 4:23 pm

      YAYYYY

      I don’t know whether to plan out certain books to read or just go with the flow? Any thoughts!

      • August 5, 2015 / 9:11 pm

        I think i’m gonna try to read the entire Cinder series. I’ve been wanting to read them all summer, so it felt like the perfect time 🙂 What do you think you will read?

  4. August 24, 2015 / 12:13 pm

    Yay, over 1000 pages, thats amazing!! Good work! 🙂

    • August 25, 2015 / 4:47 pm

      Thank you!!! Was a lot more than I thought with such a busy week 😍👏🏻

  5. Amber Elise @ Du Livre
    August 24, 2015 / 9:51 pm

    Over a thousand pages read! HIGH FIVE!!!

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