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Sunday, 13 August 2017

Bout of Books 20. Sign Up, Goals, Progress & Wrap Up


"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, August 21st and runs through Sunday, August 27th 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 20 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team"
Because life was chaotic back in May, I sadly missed Bout of Books 19. I completely forgot about it. 😭 But I'm back for Bout Books 20! Hopefully, I will be able to read a lot more than I did in my last read-a-thon (last time I was very busy with uni; however, I'm not sure I won't busy again by the end of August) and tackle down my TBR.

Good luck to everyone who's joining. 🙂

My goals for Bout of Books 20 Read-a-Thon are:
  1. To read every day 50 pages;
  2. To participate in two challenges;
  3. To update my progress every day.
PROGRESS

August 21st

Pages read today: 62 pages of Flame in the Mist 
Books read today: Flame in the Mist
Books finished: --
Total of pages read: 62 pages
Challenge: Introduce Yourself #insixwords


August 22nd

Pages read today: 50 pages of Flame in the Mist
Books read today: Flame in the Mist
Books finished: --
Total of pages read: 112
Challenge: Synopsis Rewrite. For this challenge, all you have to do is rewrite the synopsis of a book from another character's point of view.

Gabriel is dead.

His wings were stolen.

He is stuck with a human - a human to whom he owns his life.

It's been six weeks since Raffe and his kind descended to the modern world and brought the apocalypse. After having his wings ripped by a demon, Raffe finds himself travelling with a human teenager towards the angels' stronghold in San Francisco in hope to be whole again - and to discover a conspiracy that will forever change the angelic order.

  
August 23rd

Pages read today: 50 pages of Flame in the Mist
Books read today: Flame in the Mist
Books finished: --
Total of pages read: 162 pages
Challenge: Book Spine Rainbow. Take a selection of your favourite book spines to make a rainbow!

I was not lazy this time. I just didn't have light to take the photo. So, here it is my rainbow bookshelf.

From my Instagram account

August 24th

Pages read today: 50 pages of Flame in the Mist
Books read today: Flame in the Mist
Books finished: --
Total of pages read: 222 pages
Challenge: If You Like Thuis, Try That

If you like strong female characters, you should try these books:


Ps. Can someone recommend me books with angels/monsters/demons? You would have my eternal gratitude. 💓

August 25th

Pages read today: 143 pages of Flame in the Mist
Books read today: Flame in the Mist
Books finished: --
Total of pages read: 365 pages
Challenge: Leave a Book Review.

August 26th

Pages read today: 105 pages of Starflight
Books read today: Starflight
Books finished: Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh
Total of pages read: 470 pages
Challenge(s): Love to Hate. Who's the character you LOVE to HATE?


I love to hate the Commandant from An Ember in the Ashes. I hate Keris for everything she did - and does - to Laia and her son, Elias. She is vicious and unfeeling (she abandoned her own son to die). I didn't expect to hate a lot more after reading A Torch Against the Night, but I do - how did she dare to hurt Elias the way she did? 😠  

August 27th

Pages read today: 151 pages of Starflight & 40 pages of Empress of a Thousand Skies
Books read today: Starflight & Empress of a Thousand Skies
Books finished: Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh; Starflight by Melissa Landers
Total of pages read: 661 pages

WRAP-UP

Although I didn't read as much as I wanted to (my personal best in BoB has been five books), I met all of my goals. I read two enjoyable books -Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh and Starflight by Melissa Landers- and I started reading Empress of a Thousand Skies.

How many books did you tackle down? How many pages did you read? Is you TBR pile shorter?

I hope to see everyone on the next Bout of Books -which sadly will only be hosted in 2018. 😢

14 comments:

  1. Good luck with your challenges and happy reading!

    See you there!

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    1. Thank you. Good luck to you too.

      Happy readings! ;)

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  2. awesome, you did it for day 1. Keep it up, with the fun of course!

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    1. Hope I can survive till Sunday. :)

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  3. Ah! Keris is my favorite 'love to hate' character as well! She is so twisted and diabolical.... terrible, but I'm always looking to see what she'll go next!

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    1. I'm always looking forward and fearing what she will do next. Keris is simply wicked.

      Happy readings! ;)

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  4. Keris is a good love to hate character. I keep hoping that she has some unexpected depth--but I'm pretty sure it's not there. It would make her even more interesting, though. As far as recommending paranormal-ish books, I recently read Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor--which you've likely read, but I really enjoyed. Glad you're having a good Bout of Books!

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    1. My hope that she may have a heart vanished after "A Torch in the Light". What she did to her son was diabolical. Thank you for the recommendation. Yes, I've read "Daughter of Smoke and Bone", but sadly I haven't finished the series yet.

      Happy readings! ;)

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  5. Love your rainbow!
    Great job reading and working those goals.

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    1. Aww, thank you. I enjoy staring at my rainbow bookshelf.

      Happy readings! ;)

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  6. Great job reading this week!

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  7. Looks like you did awesome in BOB 20!! Way to go!!

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    1. Thank you. I really wish I had read more. I'm so far behind my 2017 reading goal.

      Happy readings! ;)

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