Sunday, August 17, 2014

Bout of Books 11.0 Goals & Reading Updates

Earlier this week I posted my Bout of Books 11.0 TBR and officially announced my entry into the readathon.  In this post I am going to outline my reading goals for the week and post daily updates on my progress.

Due to some life and work changes that happened last fall, my reading pace has significantly decreases compared to 2012 and 2013.  I set my Goodreads Challenge to just 50 books this year, in hopes that I would be able to read about 1 book per week.  Right now I am 2 books behind (I finished Isla and the Happily Ever After the day it was released - gotta love preordering on a Kindle!) and I hope to get ahead during this readathon.

Bout of Books 11.0 Goals
  1. Read every day! I will be on vacation for the duration of this readathon so it shouldn't be a difficult goal to achieve but I want to bump reading up on my priorities list. 
  2. Read 6 books to gain headway on my annual Goodreads Challenge
  3. Cheer on other readers via their blogs, twitter and instagram! Connecting with other readers is the best part of any readathon so I am going to spend time each day checking in with other people that have signed up on the Bout of Books posts and following along with the #boutofbooks hashtag on instagram and twitter.

If you are participating in Bout of Books, leave your information in the comments section so I can follow your progress! If you want to follow along with me, you can find me at keepingheather on twitter and instagram. If you haven't signed up for Bout of Books yet, head on over to their blog! You have until Tuesday, 8/19 to enter.  Happy reading!
Bout of Books Daily Updates

Monday 8/18
  • Currently Reading: The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
  • Books Finished: Landline by Rainbow Rowell and Locke and Key Volume 1: Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez
  • Number of Pages Read: 476
  • Time Spent Reading: 5 hours and 15 minutes 
Tuesday 8/19
  • Currently Reading: The Magician King by Lev Grossman
  • Books Finished: The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
  • Number of Pages: Read: 250
  • Time Spent Reading: 3 hours and 5 minutes
Wednesday 8/20
  • Currently Reading: The Magician King by Lev Grossman (currently at 8%)
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Number of Pages Read: 0
  • Time Spent Reading: 0
Oops! Looks like I was enjoying vacation too much and didn't read today..


  1. Looks like you are doing well so far this week! I really enjoyed Locke & Key and really need to get to Grossman's books. I am pretty sure that I have the first one on my shelf somewhere!

    Good luck with the rest of the week!

    1. Thanks Tif! I have the second and third volumes of Locke and Key already waiting at my library for when I return from vaca tomorrow. I was doing really well at the beginning of the week but I haven't really read anything since Tuesday. I'm looking forward to being home and in my usualy routine again tomorrow!

  2. Vacations and read-a-thons are meant to go together, aren't they? :) Enjoy your reading!

    1. Thank you! I was doing awesome at the readathon earlier this week (three books in three days) but since I've been at the beach I've been distracted with other things. I'm glad I had those three days though! I am headed home tomorrow so hopefully I will be able to get another book done before the week is through.