Monday, August 18, 2014

Bout Of Books 11.0 Update (Day ONE)

And... it's officially Day One of the Bout Of Books Read a Thon. Who else is super excited that this has begun? I'm going to make one post for each day updating my progress. As of 1pm I actually haven't started reading anything yet... but don't worry, there's still time!

Total Pages Read: 155
Pages Read Today: 155
Total Books Read: 0
Currently Reading: Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
Other Comments: So I ended up making the dive into this book a little after 2pm. I got really into it, and the dark aspects of the book intrigue me as well as the mystery clouding the pages. I find myself flipping pages as quickly as I can! What a fast-paced and interesting book.

There were also two challenges for today. I did my best to complete both of them. The first challenge was hosted by The Book Monsters and it was Book Scavenger Hunt. The hunt as filled out by me is down below...

1. A Book that begins with “B”  (for Bout of Books!)
2. A book that has been made into a movie/tv show
3. A series you love
4. An anthology of poems or short stories
5. A book on your TBR shelf, or your full TBR shelves
And I found...
1. For "B" title, I found "Belly Up" by Stuart Gibbs
2. For a Book made into a Movie, I found "Eragon" by Christopher Paolini"
3. For a series I love, I found the first book in "The Seven Realms" series by Cinda Williams Chima
4. For an anthology of short novels, I found "The Works Of Stevenson" by Robert Louis Stevenson (obviously, I would hope)
5. For a Book on my TBR shelf, I found "The Diviners" by Libba Bray
And, for the second challenge, it is hosted by LuloFanGirl and it is to make a playlist centering around one of the books you plan to read, with at least five songs. I'm planning on doing this one later today, as I don't have my books planned out, and I haven't quite started reading yet!
Until tomorrow!


  1. I hope you enjoy Jellicoe Road! I remember it was a bit slow at the beginning but by the end I absolutely loved it!
    Thank you for visiting my blog! Happy reading! :)

    1. Thanks! I've started it (finally! lol.) and am about 100 pages in. I'm starting to get really into it!
      Same goes for you, and I hope the read a thon treats you well!

  2. I got some reading in yesterday, but I didn't tackle any challenges :) Good luck with your readathon goals this week!

    1. Thank you! Good luck to you as well, I hope you enjoy your reading this week!

  3. Great job on participating in both challenges! I didn't feel like joining them, but I liked the topics. Good luck with day 2 and happy reading :)

    Bout of books - Mel@thedailyprophecy

    1. Thanks! I guess I didn't end up doing the second challenge after all, because that one was a bit harder for me... but oh well. And I see you did the OTP challenge for today! Good luck to you as well! Happy reading during this week.

  4. I've heard that Jellicoe Road is amazing, hope you enjoy it! You did really well today, well done! :D

    Kyra @ Bout of Books Updates!

    1. I am so far! And thanks so much! I hope your reading for this week goes well!

  5. Jellicoe Road is supposed to be amazing. I've got it recommended to me so many times I've lost count. Those dark aspects of the book make me worried... is it a book that will make me cry?
    I just got Eragon from the library! Here's hoping it's good.
    Good luck with the rest of your reading (:

    1. I've almost finished with it! I'm really loving it so far! It is much darker than I was expecting from the book, but not in a bad way. It's really true to life.
      I hope you enjoy Eragon! Fantasy is my favorite genre.
      Same goes to you! Thanks for stopping by!


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