Sunday, May 13, 2012

Bout of Books Read-A-Thon

Bout of Books Read-a-Thon

You all know I love to participate in read-a-thons and this week I am joining 
Bout of Books sponsored by Amanda @ On a Book Bender she is in charge of organizing the read-a-thon. Kelly @ Reading the ParanormalShirley @ Creative Deeds, and Hannah @ Once Upon a Time are helping. 

Standard info:
  • Bout of Books is a week long read-a-thon, run from 12:01am on Monday, May 14th through 11:59pm Sunday, May 20st in whatever time zone you are in.
  • Bout of Books is low pressure, meaning participants are only asked to push themselves to read more than they normally would during any given week. There is no competition between readers.
  • How much time a reader wants, and can commit, to read, tweet, or network with fellow bloggers is left to individual preference. All challenges and giveaways are optional.
  • Networking with fellow bloggers is actively encouraged, though never required. Co-hosts are there to facilitate blog hopping and interaction between participants.
  • Use Twitter to post updates throughout the read-a-thon. Everyone will be tweeting with the #boutofbooks hashtag.

I hope to join in on some activities, visit some blogs and plan to read the following books:

The Caline Conspiracy by M.H. Mead
Obsidian by Jenniefer L. Armentrout 
Croak by Gina Damico
Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout 

Of course the books I end up reading may be totally different..LOL
I will post my updates here on this post, as I complete them :)

Monday - I finished Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake. I loved this book. I read a review by a fellow blogger and immediately bought it..I am so glad since I laughed and cried and consumed this! I will post a review next week. Started Half-Blood, visited a few blogs and tweeted my results. 
Tuesday- Today I worked, so I wasn't able to read as much. I read 150 pages of Half-Blood. Updated on twitter, and visited a few blogs. Hopefully tomorrow I will knock out this book and finish another. Happy Reading! 
Wednesday- Today was a good day. I wrote a review, finished Half-Blood at 2am..eek gads! Visited and followed some new blogs, read some great reviews and saw some great Wow's on blogs I follow. I started and finished Croak..what a great read. I am on target to reach my goal..wahoo! 
Thursday- I started Code Verify read 50 pages and stopped..i could not seem to connect with this book, not sure if it was me or the book. I started Dark Magic by James Swain and I am loving this suspenseful novel with its paranormal twist. I have read 200 pages and should wrap it up tomorrow, after work. I wrote a review, scheduled a WoW and set up two blog tours..wahoo. My daughter came to visit and we had a great time.  
Friday- I worked today, but did manage to finish Dark Magic. So far I have read four books and feel confident I will reach my goal of five books for this event. I wrote my review for Croak today and visited a few blogs. What am I reading next..I have no idea..I want something different and will be digging around in my tbr pile tomorrow looking for a book to speak to me..LOL
Weekend- I read Lies Beneath this weekend, chatted on twitter and visited a lot of you as well as other blogs I follow and wrote my review of Dark Magic. I have started a sixth book The Unholy. I do not think I will finish it before the cut off but if I do, I will post an update. I have had a blast, and will definitely participate again! 

Final Update: I had a blast this week. I chatted with fellow book lovers, found some great blogs to follow and put a lovely dent in my tbr pile (pfft..even if i bought 5 more) I read 5 and 1/2 books this week and wrote three reviews. 
Thanks to the hosts for providing this read-a-thon..what fun!!!

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At May 13, 2012 at 7:31 PM , Blogger creativedeeds said...

Great list of books and switching out from the original list is part of the fun! Good luck!

At May 13, 2012 at 7:34 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll probably deviate from my list a bit as the week goes one as well. I've only read Croak but I really would like to read Armentrout's books. Good luck this week and I hope you enjoy!


At May 13, 2012 at 8:14 PM , Blogger Chi Kittie said...

I love your list. I so need to read Croaked. :) Let me know how you like it.

- Beckie

At May 13, 2012 at 8:17 PM , Blogger Christy D said...

Good luck, Kim! And I hope you had a great Mother's Day! :)

At May 13, 2012 at 8:35 PM , Anonymous April @ My Shelf Confessions said...

Woot woot, great to see Croak on your to read list!! Can't wait to hear what you think of that! I still have Half-Blood to read on my nook, I hope to be able to get to it soon, looks so good!

Have fun! Good luck with the readathon and happy reading! :)

April @ My Shelf Confessions

At May 13, 2012 at 9:51 PM , Blogger Aneeqah said...

I've heard some really great things about Obsidian- I hope you end up liking it! I also plan to not really stick with my TBR list for the readathon, I'm just more of a moody reader. ;) Good luck, and I hope that you reach all your goals for the readathon!

-Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life

At May 14, 2012 at 7:19 AM , Blogger Captain Biscuits said...

Good luck :)
I bet you'll read double that.

At May 14, 2012 at 9:42 AM , Blogger Daydreaming_Star said...

Oooh! If you end up reading Croak Kimba, I want to know your thoughts on it! And Obsidian actually! I want to read them both myself! :)
Yay for read-a-thon! It's going to be a fun week!

Faye :)

At May 14, 2012 at 5:35 PM , Blogger Cassandra said...

Ahh you HAVE to read the two Jennifer L Armentrout books first.. they are so wonderful. Can't wait to see what you think. Hope you have fun this week, should be a good time. :)

At May 15, 2012 at 7:55 PM , Blogger Kristin said...

You go girl!!! Read, read, read!! There's 3 on your list I'm waiting to see what you think so get on those reviews, too (HA!). Have a great reading week!!
-Kristin @myparahangover

At May 16, 2012 at 12:20 AM , Blogger Bespectacled Bibliophile said...

You're doing great so far. Keep it up! I'm excited to see your reviews on these books.

Jared @ Infinite Bookshelf

At May 16, 2012 at 12:51 AM , Blogger Doodle said...

So far so good! Keep it up!

I never thought to put Croak on my list :(
If I get through all mine I'm reading it too!
Great book selection!

Doodle @ Doodle's Book Blog

At May 16, 2012 at 1:01 PM , Blogger Orchid said...

Ooh, great list of books! Croak and Half-Blood are both awesome reads.

Good lucka nd happy reading. =)

At May 16, 2012 at 1:15 PM , Anonymous Christy @ Love of Books said...

Well your Tuesday was still WAY better than mine. You're kicking ass.

At May 17, 2012 at 4:04 PM , Blogger Anjana Vasan said...

Croak's a pretty fun read and you obviously already know the awesomeness of Jennifer =) Great list of books!

At May 21, 2012 at 2:45 PM , Blogger Reviewing Shelf said...

Yay for 5 books and oh for 5 more books you bought. LOL! Well sone.

At May 21, 2012 at 4:58 PM , Anonymous Christy @ Love of Books said...

You freaking kicked ass! Hope your leg is feeling better..

At May 22, 2012 at 4:35 PM , Blogger creativedeeds said...

Glad you had fun! Hope you join us in August!

At May 23, 2012 at 5:11 PM , Blogger Captain Biscuits said...

Congrats Kimba! I knew you'd get a lot read :P In theory you read more than me (I read 6 but that was 2 graphic novels and a manga eheh)
I look forward to seeing what other read-a-thons you join in so I can tag along.

Here is my progress post.
Lauren at Northern Plundder


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