Monday, May 14, 2012

Bout of Books Read-A-Thon Goals and Updates

Bout of Books Read-a-Thon
Bout of Books Read-A-Thon, created by Amanda @ On a Book Bender 
Now hosted on its very own blog HERE.  

Yeah I know it's another read-a-thon, but hey they help to motivate me in my reading and besides that they are just plain fun! I only just heard of this but was glad there was still time to sign up.


My Goals
Read/Finish 7 books (I would love to be able to do more but I'm gonna set realistic goals!)
Write at least 3 reviews
Have FUN!

Books To Read
To Finish
My Stubborn Heart by Becky Wade
The Guardian Duke by Jamie Carie
Already Compromised by Ken Ham and Greg Hall
Grace by Max Lucado

New Books
By The Light of the Silvery Moon by Tricia Goyer
Prize of My Heart
The Forgiven Duke by Jamie Carie

Updates

5/14
Number of books I’ve read today: Finished 2 already started books
Total number of pages read today: 372
Total number of books I’ve read: 2
Books: My Stubborn Heart by Becky Wade
The Guardian Duke by Jamie Carie

Already Compromised by Ken Ham and Greg Hall (small part read)
Grace by Max Lucado (small part read)

Question of the Day: 
“What do you like best about readathons? Do you have any readathon traditions or rituals? If this is your first readathon, what do you like so far?"


Answer: 
Thing I love most about read-a-thons is the motivational part of it. Something about having a deadline and trying to see how much you can get done, brings out my competitive side and I read like crazy. I don’t really have any traditions for read-a-thons and this is my 3rd.

5/15
Number of books I’ve read today: 1
Total number of pages read today: 354
Total number of books I’ve read: 3
Books: The Forgiven Duke by Jamie Carie
Already Compromised by Ken Ham and Greg Hall (small part read)
Grace by Max Lucado (small part read)
A Duke's Promise (small part read)

Question of the Day:
(I chose Part 2!)

PART TWO: Answer all of these "this or that" questions.
Physical book or eBook? Physical book definitely! Though eBooks can be convenient!
Paperback or Hardcover? Paperbacks all the way!
Reality or Make-believe? Both. But if I have to choose, make-believe.
Adult or Young-Adult? Definitely both no way can I pick one or the other
Dog ears or Bookmarks? BOOKMARKS!!! Dog earring is an evil practice and should be abolished
Breaking the spine or Barely open the book? Barely opening. For my opinion on spine breaking see above.
Tea or Coffee? Tea. Coffee is disgusting and stinky
Reading in bed or On the couch? Bed
 Series or Standalone? Series! Always love to hear more about my fav characters!
Original or TV Adaptation? Original
 Defy motion sickness or Audiobooks? I hate audiobooks but motion sickness is a problem so neither
Author crushes or Who-was-that-guy-again? Kinda confused by this question. I don't have actual crushes on authors but I do have my favs!
Interview or Guest post? Interview.

5/16
Number of books I’ve read today: 3
Total number of pages read today: 504
Total number of books I’ve read: 6
Books: Already Compromised by Ken Ham and Greg Hall(previously started)
Grace by Max Lucado(previously started)
Prize of My Heart by Lisa Norato

Question of the Day:
Your Challenge is to choose any book cover and Re-Title it! You can choose anything you like and go the serious or humorous route!


Answer:
I chose,
And my new title is: Beautiful Assassin 



5/17
Number of books I’ve read today: 1
Total number of pages read today: 496
Total number of books I’ve read: 7
Books: By the Light of the Silvery Moon by Tricia Goyer
A Duke's Promise by Jamie Carie (56% read)


Question of the Day:
Zombie related so I skipped!

5/18
Number of books I’ve read today: 1
Total number of pages read today: 348
Total number of books I’ve read: 8
Books: Angel Eyes by Shannon Dittemore
Glamorous Illusions by Lisa T. Bergren (9% read)

Question of the Day:

What do books and shoes have in common you might be asking? Not much, but I know that people obsess over books and they obsess over shoes. Why not put them both together?!
Take any book you like and match up a character in the book OR the cover of the book to a shoe.


My Answer:
This book is about a girl who dress as a boy in order to escape an unwanted marriage. Since she is a rather sophisticated lady playing a cowboy this pic seemed perfect!


5/19
Number of books I’ve read today: 2
Total number of pages read today: 666 (yeah I know-not exactly the best number to land on!)
Total number of books I’ve read: 10
Books: Glamorous Illusions by Lisa T. Bergren
Love Will Keep Us Together by Anne Dayton & May Vanderbilt

Question of the Day:
Create a Book Spine Poem. Using the titles of books, put them together into a intelligible poem-ish thing .You can only use as many extra words as you have books.


My Answer:
Just Between You And Me, 
My Foolish Heart is
Deeply Devoted to you
Whatever Tomorrow Brings be it,
Ten Plagues,
Allah's Fire,
Traitors, or 
Nothing But Trouble.
When The Smoke Clears
There You'll Find Me

5/20
Number of books I've read today: 4
Total number of pages read today: 606
Total number of books I've read: 14
Books: So Not Happening by Jenny B. Jones
A Time to Love by Katie McCurdy
Hook, Line, and Sinker by Susan May Warren
Corridor by Robin Parrish

35 comments:

creativedeeds said...

Glad you found us and decided to join the fun! Good luck with your reading this week!

bookbitereviews said...

Awesome progress so far!! Im only 45% into one book so far, but i did have a late start lol

Abbi Hart (gatorade635) said...

@bookbiterreviews-Thanks! And 45% is still pretty good! One of the main reasons I got so much done is that my sis decided we should read at the same time and see how much we could get done!

Sidne said...

that is good progress. Cheering you ON!!
happy Reading!!
http://sidnereading.blogspot.com/p/bout-of-books-read-thon.html

Marie Ifmarybooks said...

I don't know any of the books that you're reading but good luck :). 2 books finished on the first it's such a good progress congrats :D ! I'm also doing this read-a-thon :).

Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

WTG on finishing 2 books yesterday! That pretty much rocks the casbah :)

Kelsey said...

Good job on the first day! Keep it up :)

DelorisPea said...

what a great day :)!

creativedeeds said...

Great progress! I was proud of my 255 till I saw your page count ;) Yay!

Abbi Hart (gatorade635) said...

@Sidne-Thanks for stopping by! I'll be heading to your page next!
@Marie ifmarybooks-Thanks for the encouragement! Good luck to you too!
@Felicia the geeky Blogger, @Kelsey, @DelorisPea-Thanks for stopping by and cheering me on!
@creativedeeds-255 is nothing to sneeze at! keep up the good work!

Sidne said...

I like the re-title of the book.
http://sidnereading.blogspot.com/p/bout-of-books-read-thon.html

Marie Ifmarybooks said...

Great progress :) you've read 3 books on Wednesday that's great ! Good luck !

creativedeeds said...

I didn't get to the re-title book challenge. :( Hopefully I will get to today's challenge though! Happy reading!

Brooke said...

Wow! You've read a LOT this week! Looks like you'll be upping your goals soon at the rate you're going! :)

creativedeeds said...

7 books! I am so jealous! Keep up the great reading pace. ;)

Shy said...

Good job. You are way ahead of me. New follower.

Stella Ex Libris said...

Beautiful poem, bravo!

ps. and I like the shoe photo as well :-)

Abbi Hart said...

@Sidne, @Marie ifmarybooks,@creativedeeds, @Brooke, @Shy, and @Stella Ex Libris-Thanks so much for all the encouragements and compliments and for stopping by!

jen7waters said...

Well done! you used so many books on your poem! :D

Hollie said...

Awesome poem! Mine didn't make nearly as much sense as yours does, I love it!

creativedeeds said...

Wonder if I have enough creative brain power left to do today's challenge? :) Have a great weekend!

Smash Attack! said...

Wow. I am impressed. Good work.

thekams said...

Love the poem! I like that the last three titles don't even need any extra words.

Bev Hankins said...

Oooh! Love your poem!

Creators-servant!! :) said...

Love the poem!!! You totally beat me!! :) Nice work!! Love the Fancy Pants picture!!! :)

Reviewing Shelf said...

Oh my gosh, I love your poem. Beautiful!

Jen H said...

Wow, I love your poem!
~ Jen @ A Book and a Latte - my book spine poetry!

collettakay said...

Wow! You're spine poem is wonderful!

Sarah E. said...

I love your spine poem! And holy bologna! EIGHT BOOKS!! That's so awesome :)

Andrea @ The Busy Bibliophile said...

I love your book spine poem!

Cayce said...

I love your love poem! It's beautiful.

creativedeeds said...

Your poem is great. Happy reading!

Stephanie @ Once Upon A Chapter said...

Great job on your poem! I hoped you enjoyed the challenge. :) Also, awesome job on your reading goals!

Chi Kittie said...

Hiya Abby! Great job on your goals for the read-a-thon. :) I see you read a lot of awesome books this week. I hope you had a fun time!

New follower. ^__^

- Beckie @ Bittersweet Enchantment

The Reading Housewives said...

Love cowboy boots!

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