Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Bout of Books - Progress reports



Well, friends, here's the dilemma - I've joined this read-a-thon to encourage myself to read more books this week, but all I wanted to do yesterday during my reading time was play around online, getting acquainted with the Bout of Books and it's participants. *sigh*

I'll update my daily progress on this post, so those of you who care can check back, and those of you who are completely uninterested can just skip it! =)


Monday's Progress -

Time spent reading - 20 minutes in print and 1 hour in audio

Books read - The Color Master by Aimee Bender (print) and The Vampire Diaries: The Struggle by LJ Smith (audio)

Books finished - none

Notes - I am going to struggle with balancing my online time and my reading time. Must prioritize better!!


Tuesday's Progress -

Time spent reading - 30 minutes in print and 1 hour in audio

Books read - The Meryl Streep Movie Club by Mia March (print) and The Vampire Diaries: The Struggle by LJ Smith (audio)

Books finished - none

Notes - I had a hard time staying awake tonight - sleep was the priority over reading. Thank goodness for commutes or I wouldn't be getting any reading done!



Wednesday's Progress -

Time spent reading - 30 minutes in print and 1 hour in audio

Books read - The Meryl Streep Movie Club by Mia March (print) and The Vampire Diaries: The Struggle by LJ Smith (audio)

Books finished - none

Notes - note to self - the week from hell at work is not the best time to be trying to increase your reading. While I'm not necessarily reading MORE, I am certainly having a good time participating in the challenges and general reading goodness that has been Bout of Books this week.



Thursday's Progress -

Time spent reading - 2 hours 20 minutes in print (Woo hoo!)

Books read - The Meryl Streep Movie Club by Mia March, The Color Master by Aimee Bender

Books finished - The Meryl Streep Movie Club by Mia March

Notes - Finally, a day where I could really sit down and read for a while - it felt great! It helped to have such a fun and entertaining novel to sink into. I feel like I've finally gotten my groove for this read-a-thon - better late than never.




Friday's progress -

Time spent reading - 1 hour in audio

Books read - The Vampire Diaries: The Struggle by LJ Smith

Books finished - none

Notes - I am making a quick trip up north tomorrow to visit family - my sister is in town from Wisconsin - so my free time today was spent getting things ready for a day trip with two toddlers.



Saturday's progress -

Time spent reading - 3 1/2 hours in audio

Books read - The Vampire Diaries: The Struggle by LJ Smith

Books finished - The Vampire Diaries: The Struggle by LJ Smith

Notes - yay for a road trip to help me finish my audiobook! No time to read my physical copy today - too busy playing with the fam. Had a great day - now I'm exhausted!



Sunday's progress -

Time spent reading - 2 1/3 hours in print

Books read - Looking for Alaska by John Green

Books finished - Looking for Alaska by John Green

Notes - it was nice to finish up the Bout of Books with two strong days of reading - one in audio and one in print. While I didn't meet all of my goals this week, I had a lot of fun, and will definitely be joining in next time!




6 comments:

Shannon @ River City Reading said...

I always struggle with my online time during the read-a-thons, too! It becomes so easy to find new people or take part in the challenges and get distracted. Hope the rest of your week goes well!

readrunstudy said...

I'm just stopping by, because your blog title caught my eye as I was browsing the Bout of Books updates links.

This is the first read-a-thon I am participating in, but I am really enjoying the interaction with other bloggers. There is a good chance I have spent more time online than I have reading so far, but I think that's ok.

Keep up the good work!

Sarah said...

I hear you on the bad work week! I am also spending too much time online. Good luck with the rest of the read-a-thon!

Mandi Kaye @ Never Too Fond of Books said...

I think you're doing great! Part of the FUN of this read-a-thon is getting to know the other participants! So, as long as you're having fun and getting SOME reading in, I'd call that a success!

Sharon (A Book Barbie) said...

Ahaha! I had entirely too much of a problem with too much online time, too. Y'all are just such a fun bunch!

I've been known to set a timer or alarm for myself for when I have to be off the internet, then force myself to stick to it. It works! Sometimes... ;)

Anyway, good luck with the rest of Bout of Books!

Janie E. said...

Awesome job on Thursday :) I love when I actually get to sit down and read uninterrupted! Happy reading