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Saturday, 11 May 2013

Ready for 'Bout of Books' Read-a-Thon May 13-19.13

Last week I was
Getting ready for the week long
Bout of Books Readathon 7.0
beginning 12.01 am Monday May 13th
running through to the end of May 19th - That's Today!



Did  Are you participate ?

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly, and is  low-pressure - the only competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, twitter chats, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional.  For all Bout of Books 7.0 info and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog

Bout of Books

My intentions?
To read regularly throughout the week.
[taking my kindle to Tuesday's Dr. appointment!]
My goals are to complete at least 3 books.

And the outcome?  I read 12 !!
They're all listed below as I updated daily thru the week ...
So that pretty much gives my 
It's Monday! What Am I Reading? line up for this week too ~




ahhh, which books will  DID I choose?
[exactly which books to be determined enroute]
providing my daily updates here as follows :

Monday:
Number of books/pages I've read today:
1- Majestic and Wild by Murray Pura - COMPLETED
{click title to link to review at Goodreads for all books}



2- Chasing Francis by Ian Morgan Cron - 50%  Done!




Total number of books I've read to date:
2 today


Book Titles:  
Majestic and Wild by Murray Pura 
Chasing Francis by Ian Morgan Cron

**Extra Challenge:  Book Spine Poetry



Awake.. a fairytale?
First Impressions, there must be murder.
Definitely not Mr. Darcy... 
Deeply devoted a necessary deception. 
Return to Longbourn.
Yours, 
Affectionately, Jane Austen.

*Tuesday:
Number of books/pages I've read today:
2 books today!!
3- Persistent Love by Laura J Marshall [done!]



{FREE today on amazon - click to link for your own copy}
and book 4 -
Best Laid Plans by Martha Rogers [completed!]



Total number of books I've read to date:

2  3  4!
Book Titles:
Majestic and Wild
Chasing Francis

Persistent Love
Best Laid Plans
[Plus reviews written! Yay!]

What will I read for day 3?
*Wednesday:
Number of books/pages I've read today:
#5 Starting with 'Five Days in Skye '



- by debuting author Carla Laureano
 releasing in June

Total number of books I've read to date:

4 5
Book Titles:

Majestic and Wild
Chasing Francis

Persistent Love
Best Laid Plans
Five Days in Skye 

*Day 4 - Thursday:

Number of books/pages I've read today:
Currently reading 6- 'Loving Miss Darcy' by Nancy Kelley



Total number of books I've read to date:
5+ 1 currently 6 now completed! whoohoo = 1 HapPy Reader!
#7 now reading Rosemary Cottage by Colleen Coble

due to release July 2013
It.is.gripping! Not sure I'll be putting it down til I'm done :))
Exactly right.  Now Finished!  I can go to bed !
7 down!
Today's EXTRA *Book Spine Acrostic Poem Challenge
for "Summer" by Karen Kingsbury

S ome
 U seless
    M emories
M ake
E xtra
  R egrets



Book Titles Read to date:

Majestic and Wild
Chasing Francis

Persistent Love
Best Laid Plans
Five Days in Skye 
Rosemary Cottage 

*Day 5 - Friday:
Number of books/pages I've read today:
Book #8  A Duke's Promise by Jamie Carie



3rd and final in 'The Forgotten Castles' series 
it's off to Italy for Alexandria and her Duke St Easton ...

Total number of books I've read to date:
7 + 30% of 8th

Book Titles Read to date:
Majestic and Wild
Chasing Francis

Persistent Love
Best Laid Plans
Five Days in Skye 
Rosemary Cottage 

Day 6 - Saturday May 18th !

Number of books/pages I've read today:

Attempting a finish of
Book #8  The Duke's Promise by Jamie Carie


Total number of books I've read to date:
7 + 30% of 8th now complete and reviewed ...
beginning   9th  completed and reviewed ~ 
The Inheritance by Louisa May Alcott



Book Titles Read to date:
Majestic and Wild
Chasing Francis

Persistent Love
Best Laid Plans
Five Days in Skye 
Rosemary Cottage 
A Duke's Promise 
The Inheritance 

Extra Challenge Genre Book Spine Poetry
{click to link directly}

Midnight in Madrid
the stars shine bright




Final Day - Sunday

Well it's begun with a great 10th book read and reviewed,
Finding Your Voice in the Psalms:
An Invitation to Honest Prayer
{click to link to review on Goodreads}

 I've written a separate Sunday post on it - Excellent book-
Def an invitation worth accepting !

Total number of books I've read to date:
Listening to 11th  The Art of Thinking Brilliantly 

and
# 12th -  Latitude and Indulgence
as it pours rain outside I'm HapPy being inside!


12 Book Titles Read to date:
Majestic and Wild
Chasing Francis

Persistent Love
Best Laid Plans
Five Days in Skye 
Rosemary Cottage 
A Duke's Promise 
The Inheritance 
Finding Your Voice in the Psalms
The Art of Thinking Brilliantly [audiobook]
 Latitude and Indulgence [audio]


I will tweet updates via @_eHope
using #boutofbooks to keep in touch with the reading FuN
[Tweet me!]

A great opportunity for Scotland Reading Challenge members
for completing more #ReadingScotland books !
I'm hoping to be including those in my week's reads too...
 ps-
I did with reading Five Days in Skye !

Would love to find you there ~
HapPy Reading!



What have you been reading, now that it's Monday
and you can tell us !?

Find more at Book Journey...



11 comments:

Terra said...

I will check out this reading challenge as I do read a lot.

Laura T said...

Hello,
I saw that you were doing the Bout of Books read-a-thon. I've followed you to make sure I get your updates! I would really appreciate it if you could come over to my blog to check it out, and if you like it, you can follow me as well. I hope you'll follow my read-a-thon journey. I blog about my favourite music and books hence the name Music Plus Books.
Thank you and good luck,
Music Plus Books
- Laura

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

Sounds great, Terra! Look forward to finding you in the reading action :)

Laura, I've friend requested you at goodreads to keep up with your progress when you accept the friendship.. Best wishes!
Enjoy your week's reading..

Mary R. said...

I found your blog via Bout of Books and wanted to say how fabulous the photo you put on this post is! If I had that hammock to read in I would never get anything else done!

@HarleyBearBooks said...

I haven't heard of Summer before. Nice poem though. Thanks for joining in the fun!

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

HaHa Mary R - that's perfect! just wishing I had the weather for it :)
LuV reading outdoors!...


THANKS, HarleyBearBooks - def FuN!

Christina T said...

Wow, great job on the read-a-thon! I finished only four books and one was a graphic novel. Of course I might have read a little more if I hadn't also been watching season 2 of Game of Thrones on DVD. I fully admit that while watching Jack Reacher last night, I got bored during the shoot em' up scenes and started reading Dead Ever After (much more interesting!).

The Colleen Coble book looks good. I haven't read her books in awhile and that series is new to me.

Whitney said...

Congrats on all you accomplished during Bout of Books; Twelve books is unfathomable to me. Also, you have reminded me to read Louisa May Alcott's The Inheritance so thank you for that.

Majanka Verstraete said...

Awake (A Fairytale) and Persistent Love both look like great reads. A lot of books here - enjoy reading!

Take a look at what I'm reading this week.

Marie Burton said...

Wow look at the reading ninja go!! Congrats on knocking your goal outta the park!! Did your eyes roll back inside your head? I am getting old, as evidenced by my eye strain when reading for too long at once. Sadness.
Here is my Memes post. Have a great week!

Rose Milligan said...

Majestic and Wild has a beautiful cover. Colleen Coble is one of my favorite authors. I can't get enough of her books. I'm currently reading The Host by Stephenie Meyer.

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