Bout-of-Books 31 Progress

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As usual, I’ll keep this post front and center for the duration of Bout-of-Books.

As of the time that I started writing this post, I am currently reading a total of 3 books – which is totally not outside the norm for me. They include two books just for fun (one from my physical TBR pile and one on my kindle) and one ARC on my other kindle. I plan on finishing those up before I pick up anything else. I hope to start at least one audio book this week, but other than that, I have absolutely no plans. I’ll have to sneak in a couple more ARCs for sure, but it’s pretty much going to be a coin toss on what ends up on my TBR pile for the rest of the week.

I’m going to try really hard to hit all the twitter chats this week because they’re way too much fun to miss. I’m also going try a lot harder to keep my promise to myself to review books as I read them. (I didn’t do such a hot job of that during the last BoB, so I hope to do better this time.) Not all those reviews may show up here right away, but they’ll definitely be posted on Goodreads and Amazon as they’re written – mainly because I’m still behind on my reviews. 😉

And there you have it! My plans for the week – which are most definitely subject to change. 😉 Be sure to visit the Bout-of-Books site and find out how you can join in on the fun… after all, you were gonna read anyway, right? Why not join in on the epic craziness? 


5/10
Total Number of Books & Pages I’ve Read Today:
3 Books; Approx. 265 Pages


Total number of books & pages I’ve read: 3 Books; Approx. 265 Pages
Today’s #insixwords Challenge:
Finish What I Started Kinda Day 😉
Books:

  • Finished The Haunted Heist (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries #3)
  • Finished This is Not a Horror Movie
  • Finished The Thief (Black Dagger Brotherhood #16)

5/11
Total Number of Books & Pages I’ve Read Today:
Approx. 167 Pages

  • Started Burn (Witchbane #2) by Morgan Brice (Approx. 16 Pages)
  • Started The Elven King’s Promise (Fated Elves #3) by Devon Vesper (Approx. 53 Pages)
  • Started Gone For Good by Harlan Coben (98 Pages)


Total number of books & pages I’ve read: 3 Books; Approx. 432 Pages
Today’s #insixwords Challenge:
Magic, Ghosts, Fae, Suspense – Oh My!
Books:

  • Finished The Haunted Heist (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries #3)
  • Finished This is Not a Horror Movie
  • Finished The Thief (Black Dagger Brotherhood #16)
  • Started Burn (Witchbane #2)
  • Started The Elven King’s Promise (Fated Elves #3)
  • Started Gone for Good

5/12
Total Number of Books & Pages I’ve Read Today:
Approx. 93 Pages + 2 Hours Audio

  • Continued Burn (Witchbane #2) by Morgan Brice (Approx. 24 Pages)
  • Continued Gone For Good by Harlan Coben (69 Pages)
  • Started Dead in the Water (Gemini #1) Audio – (Approx. 2 Hours)


Total number of books & pages I’ve read: 3 Books; Approx. 525 Pages + 2 Hours Audio
Today’s #insixwords Challenge:
Wednesday’s ALWAYS A Slow Reading Day
Books:

  • Finished The Haunted Heist (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries #3)
  • Finished This is Not a Horror Movie
  • Finished The Thief (Black Dagger Brotherhood #16)
  • Continued Burn (Witchbane #2)
  • Continued Gone for Good
  • Started Dead in the Water (Gemini #1)

5/13
Total Number of Books & Pages I’ve Read Today:
Approx. 163 Pages + 1 Hour Audio

  • Continued Burn (Witchbane #2) by Morgan Brice (Approx. 14 Pages)
  • Continued Gone For Good by Harlan Coben (105 Pages)
  • Continued The Elven King’s Promise (Fated Elves #3) by Devon Vesper (Approx. 44 Pages)
  • Continued Dead in the Water (Gemini #1) Audio – (Approx. 1 Hour)


Total number of books & pages I’ve read: Approx. 688 Pages + 3 Hours Audio
Today’s #insixwords Challenge:
Not Awful Progress, But Not Great
Books:

  • Finished The Haunted Heist (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries #3)
  • Finished This is Not a Horror Movie
  • Finished The Thief (Black Dagger Brotherhood #16)
  • Continued Burn (Witchbane #2)
  • Continued Gone for Good
  • Continued Dead in the Water (Gemini #1)
  • Continued The Elven King’s Promise (Fated Elves #3)

5/14
Total Number of Books & Pages I’ve Read Today:
Approx. 111 Pages

  • Finished Burn (Witchbane #2) by Morgan Brice (Approx. 60 Pages)
  • Continued Gone For Good by Harlan Coben (44 Pages)
  • Continued The Elven King’s Promise (Fated Elves #3) by Devon Vesper (Approx. 7 Pages)


Total number of books & pages I’ve read: Approx. 799 Pages + 3 Hours Audio
Today’s #insixwords Challenge: Grandmonsters + Work = Not Much Reading Time
Books:

  • Finished The Haunted Heist (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries #3)
  • Finished This is Not a Horror Movie
  • Finished The Thief (Black Dagger Brotherhood #16)
  • Finished Burn (Witchbane #2)
  • Continued Gone for Good
  • Continued Dead in the Water (Gemini #1)
  • Continued The Elven King’s Promise (Fated Elves #3)

5/15
Total Number of Books & Pages I’ve Read Today:

Total number of books & pages I’ve read:
Today’s #insixwords Challenge:
Books:

5/16
Total Number of Books & Pages I’ve Read Today:

Total number of books & pages I’ve read:
Today’s #insixwords Challenge:
Books:

Bout-of-Books 31 (May 10-16, 2021)


Well, I’m no farther ahead than I was when I started getting ready for Bout-of-Books 30, but at least I’m ahead in announcing that I’m going to participate in Bout-of-Books 31 😉

If you’ve never participated, you really need to consider joining in on all the fun. There’s always crazy shenanigans, some crazy fast twitter chats and loads of ways to meet and interact with some crazy cool bloggers. Did I mention it’s a CRAZY week, but in a good kind of crazy way as opposed to the new kind of crazy that most of us experienced last year? Oh, and it’s also a great excuse to read as much as you can for an entire week! No pressure, just plain fun! To find out more about Bout-of-Books 31, read the official blurb below and follow the link to the Official Bout-of-Books blog.

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It’s a weeklong readathon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 10th and runs through Sunday, May 16th in YOUR time zone. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are reading sprints, Twitter chats, and exclusive Instagram challenges, but they’re all completely optional. For all Bout of Books 31 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

You’ll find me flitting around twitter, Facebook and hopefully Instagram from time to time this week, so be sure to say HI!

Bout-of-Books 30 Progress

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As usual, I’ll keep this post front and center for the duration of Bout-of-Books.

During the last couple of Bout-of-Books, I’ve mentioned that I’m working diligently on reading from my physical TBR pile. While I’m still working on it, it should come as no surprise to anyone that the pile is still growing. *sigh* I’ve already picked up one of my long owned physical books before Bout-of-Books began, so you’ll hopefully see some progress with that one this week. What should surprise you (I know it surprised me) is that I’ve recently started listening to audio books. I wasn’t originally a fan, but they’re beginning to grow on me. So expect to see at least one of them on my list this week as well (I’m also in the middle of one, but I have the physical book as well, so I can easily keep track of my page count.)

I’m going to try really hard to hit all the twitter chats this week because they’re way too much fun to miss. I’m also going to keep my promise to myself to review books as I read them. Those reviews may not show up here right away, but they’ll definitely be posted on Goodreads and Amazon as they’re written. 😉

And there you have it! My plans for the week – which are most definitely subject to change. 😉 Be sure to visit the Bout-of-Books site and find out how you can join in on the fun… after all, you were gonna read anyway, right? Why not join in on the epic craziness? 

1/4
Total Number of Books & Pages I’ve Read Today:
Approx. 151 Pages

  • Started The Prince and the Thief by P.S. Scott (ebook – ARC) – 60% (Approx. 113 Pages)
  • Started The Visitor (Graveyard Queen #4) by Amanda Stevens (ebook) – 10% (Approx. 38 Pages)

Total number of books & pages I’ve read: Approx. 151 Pages
Today’s #insixwords Challenge:
Ghosts and Magic – Perfect BoB Start 😉
Books:
 

  • Started The Prince and the Thief
  • Started The Visitor (Graveyard Queen #4)

1/5
Total Number of Books & Pages I’ve Read Today:
Approx. 117 Pages

  • Continued The Prince and the Thief by P.S. Scott (ebook – ARC) – 10% (Approx. 19 Pages)
  • Continued The Visitor (Graveyard Queen #4) by Amanda Stevens (ebook) – 10% (Approx. 38 Pages)
  • Continued The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride #1) by James Patterson (audiobook – library) – Chapters 84-102 (Approx. 60 Pages)


Total number of books & pages I’ve read: Approx. 268 Pages
Today’s #insixwords Challenge:
Not A Great Progress Day *sigh*
Books:
 

  • Continued The Prince and the Thief
  • Continued The Visitor (Graveyard Queen #4)
  • Continued The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride #1)

1/6
Total Number of Books & Pages I’ve Read Today:
2 Books; Approx. 206 Pages

  • Continued Jesus Goes to Hell on Vacation (Blasphemy #2) by T.J. Klune (free blog read) Approx. 15 Pages
  • Finished The Prince and the Thief by P.S. Scott (ebook – ARC) – (Approx. 57 Pages)
  • Continued The Visitor (Graveyard Queen #4) by Amanda Stevens (ebook) – 10% (Approx. 38 Pages)
  • Finished The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride #1) by James Patterson (audiobook – library) – (Approx. 96 Pages)


Total number of books & pages I’ve read: 2 Books; Approx. 474 Pages
Today’s #insixwords Challenge:
2 Down, Lots More to Go!
Books:
 

  • Finished The Prince and the Thief
  • Continued The Visitor (Graveyard Queen #4)
  • Finished The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride #1)
  • Continued Jesus Goes to Hell on Vacation (Blasphemy #2)

1/7
Total Number of Books & Pages I’ve Read Today:
1 Book; Approx. 163 Pages + Audio

  • Started The Dark Horse (Walt Longmire #5) by Craig Johnson (audiobook – library) – (Chapters 1-5)
  • Finished Jesus Goes to Hell on Vacation (Blasphemy #2) by T.J. Klune (free blog read) Approx. 15 Pages
  • Continued The Visitor (Graveyard Queen #4) by Amanda Stevens (ebook) – 27% (Approx. 102 Pages)
  • Started Cry Wolf (Big Bad Wolf #5) By Charlie Adhara (ebook – ARC) – 17% (Approx. 46 Pages)


Total number of books & pages I’ve read: 3 Books; Approx. 637 Pages + Audio
Today’s #insixwords Challenge:
Satan, Ghosts, Murder, Werewolves – Oh My!
Books:
 

  • Finished The Prince and the Thief
  • Continued The Visitor (Graveyard Queen #4)
  • Finished The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride #1)
  • Finished Jesus Goes to Hell on Vacation (Blasphemy #2)
  • Started Cry Wolf (Big Bad Wolf #5)
  • Started The Dark Horse (Walt Longmire #5)

1/8
Total Number of Books & Pages I’ve Read Today:
Approx. 186 Pages + Audio

  • Continued The Dark Horse (Walt Longmire #5) by Craig Johnson (audiobook – library) – (Chapter 6)
  • Continued The Visitor (Graveyard Queen #4) by Amanda Stevens (ebook) – 28% (Approx. 106 Pages)
  • Continued Cry Wolf (Big Bad Wolf #5) By Charlie Adhara (ebook – ARC) – 30% (Approx. 80 Pages)


Total number of books & pages I’ve read: 3 Books; Approx. 823 Pages + Audio
Today’s #insixwords Challenge:
More Murder, Werewolves and Ghost – Yikes!
Books:
 

  • Finished The Prince and the Thief
  • Continued The Visitor (Graveyard Queen #4)
  • Finished The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride #1)
  • Finished Jesus Goes to Hell on Vacation (Blasphemy #2)
  • Continued Cry Wolf (Big Bad Wolf #5)
  • Continued The Dark Horse (Walt Longmire #5)

1/9
Total Number of Books & Pages I’ve Read Today:
1 Book; Approx. 163 Pages + Audio

  • Continued The Dark Horse (Walt Longmire #5) by Craig Johnson (audiobook – library) – (Chapters 7-15)
  • Finished The Visitor (Graveyard Queen #4) by Amanda Stevens (ebook) – 28% (Approx. 57 Pages)
  • Continued Cry Wolf (Big Bad Wolf #5) By Charlie Adhara (ebook – ARC) – 30% (Approx. 76 Pages)
  • Started Shifter’s Fate (Willow Harbor #1) by Alyssa Rose Ivy – (ebook) – 14% (Approx. 30 Pages)


Total number of books & pages I’ve read: 4 Books; Approx. 986 Pages + Audio
Today’s #insixwords Challenge:
Not Great, But Not Too Shabby
Books:
 

  • Finished The Prince and the Thief
  • Finished The Visitor (Graveyard Queen #4)
  • Finished The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride #1)
  • Finished Jesus Goes to Hell on Vacation (Blasphemy #2)
  • Continued Cry Wolf (Big Bad Wolf #5)
  • Continued The Dark Horse (Walt Longmire #5)
  • Started Shifter’s Fate (Willow Harbor #1)

1/10
Total Number of Books & Pages I’ve Read Today:
3 Books; Approx. 313 Pages + Audio

  • Finished The Dark Horse (Walt Longmire #5) by Craig Johnson (audiobook – library)
    318 Pages Complete 😉
  • Finished Cry Wolf (Big Bad Wolf #5) By Charlie Adhara (ebook – ARC) – 30% (Approx. 67 Pages)
  • Finished Shifter’s Fate (Willow Harbor #1) by Alyssa Rose Ivy – (ebook) – Approx. 186 Pages
  • Started Bjorn Cursed (Forgotten Brotherhood #4) by N.J. Walters (ebook – ARC) – 15% (Approx. 60 Pages)


Total number of books & pages I’ve read: 7 Books; Approx. 1617 Pages
Today’s #insixwords Challenge:
7 Books + 1617 Pages / No Reviews 😦
Books:
 

  • Finished The Prince and the Thief
  • Finished The Visitor (Graveyard Queen #4)
  • Finished The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride #1)
  • Finished Jesus Goes to Hell on Vacation (Blasphemy #2)
  • Finished Cry Wolf (Big Bad Wolf #5)
  • Finished The Dark Horse (Walt Longmire #5)
  • Finished Shifter’s Fate (Willow Harbor #1)
  • Started Bjorn Cursed (Forgotten Brotherhood #4)

Bout-of-Books 30 (January 4-10, 2021)


I am soooo far behind. I almost missed the sign-up for Bout-of-Books 30. Yikes!

If you’ve never participated, you really need to consider joining in on all the fun. There’s always crazy shenanigans, some crazy fast twitter chats and loads of ways to meet and interact with some crazy cool bloggers. Did I mention it’s a CRAZY week, but in a good kind of crazy way as opposed to the new kind of crazy that most of us are experiencing right now? Oh, and it’s also a great excuse to read as much as you can for an entire week! No pressure, just plain fun! To find out more about Bout-of-Books 30, read the official blurb below and follow the link to the Official Bout-of-Books blog.

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It’s a weeklong readathon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 4th and runs through Sunday, January 10th in YOUR time zone. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are reading sprints, Twitter chats, and exclusive Instagram challenges, but they’re all completely optional. For all Bout of Books 30 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

You’ll find me flitting around twitter from time to time this week, so be sure to say HI!

Bout-of-Books 29 Progress

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As usual, I’ll keep this post front and center for the duration of Bout-of-Books 28 so it’ll be easy for everyone to see how I’m doing. As the icon to the left suggests, I’m an Expert! What that means is that I’m here to cheer you on, answer questions and/or direct you to the correct resource if I can’t help you directly. I’m also here to make sure you’re having fun! (That may not be part of my official capacity as an “Expert”, but it’s an important goal none the less. 😉 )

During the last couple of Bout-of-Books, I’ve mentioned that I’m working diligently on reading from my physical TBR pile. While I’m still working on it, it should come as no surprise to anyone that it’s also growing. *sigh* That being said, I’ll probably include at least one on my list this week. Other than that, I usually don’t have a set list. I did receive a couple of intriguing emails last week from authors whose books will most definitely be added to my reading list. 😉 And as always, I’m determined to review every book as I read them during the week. I’m also almost caught up on my review list for my normal reading – which is almost never the case – so you’ll probably see reviews posted for them as well. 

I’m sad to say that I missed at least one of the infamous Twitter Chats last time around, so some one “poke” me if you don’t see me on the Twitter feed Monday or Saturday. Also, the Instagram challenges were a first for me last time, but they were fun and I plan on taking part in them too. 

Be sure to visit the Bout-of-Books site to to check out some of the changes and to join in on the fun… after all, you were gonna read anyway, right? Why not join in on the epic craziness? 

8/17
Number of books & pages I’ve read today: Approx. 156 pages

  • Started Crimson at Cape May (The Haunted Shores Mysteries #2) by Randy Overbeck (Approx. 120 pages)
  • Started The Angels’ Share (The Bourbon Kings #2) by J.R. Ward (36 pages)

Total number of books & pages I’ve read: Approx. 156 pages
Today’s #insixwords Challenge: Not a Bad BoB Day 1 😉
Books: 

  • Started Crimson at Cape May (The Haunted Shores Mysteries #2)
  • Started The Angels’ Share (The Bourbon Kings #2)

8/18
Number of books & pages I’ve read today: Approx. 115 pages

  • Continued Crimson at Cape May (The Haunted Shores Mysteries #2) by Randy Overbeck (Approx. 93 pages)
  • Continued The Angels’ Share (The Bourbon Kings #2) by J.R. Ward (22 pages)

Total number of books & pages I’ve read: Approx. 271 pages
Today’s #insixwords Challenge: Got Some Catchin’ Up To Do 😉 
Books: 

  • Continued Crimson at Cape May (The Haunted Shores Mysteries #2)
  • Continued The Angels’ Share (The Bourbon Kings #2)

8/19
Number of books & pages I’ve read today: 1 Book; Approx. 311 pages

  • Finished Crimson at Cape May (The Haunted Shores Mysteries #2) by Randy Overbeck (Approx. 96 pages)
  • Continued The Angels’ Share (The Bourbon Kings #2) by J.R. Ward (119 pages)
  • Started Fall of the House of Cat (Psychic Cat Mysteries #4) by S.M. Reine (Approx. 96 pages)

Total number of books & pages I’ve read: 1 Book; Approx. 582 pages
Today’s #insixwords Challenge: My Reading Mojo is Back. Yay!
Books: 

  • Finished Crimson at Cape May (The Haunted Shores Mysteries #2)
  • Continued The Angels’ Share (The Bourbon Kings #2)
  • Started Fall of the House of Cat (Psychic Cat Mysteries #4)

8/20
Number of books & pages I’ve read today: 1 Book; Approx. 198 pages

Total number of books & pages I’ve read: 2 Books; Approx. 780 pages
Today’s #insixwords Challenge: Pinecones, Candy Canes, Epic and Awesome 😉
Books: 

  • Finished Crimson at Cape May (The Haunted Shores Mysteries #2)
  • Continued The Angels’ Share (The Bourbon Kings #2)
  • Finished Fall of the House of Cat (Psychic Cat Mysteries #4)
  • Started Brothersong (Green Creek #4) 

8/21
Number of books & pages I’ve read today: Approx. 176 pages

  • Continued The Angels’ Share (The Bourbon Kings #2) by J.R. Ward (20 pages)
  • Continued Brothersong (Green Creek #4) by T.J. Klune (Approx. 156 pages)

Total number of books & pages I’ve read: 2 Books; Approx. 937 pages
Today’s #insixwords Challenge: Pack, Pack, Pack / Family, Greed, Deceit
Books: 

  • Finished Crimson at Cape May (The Haunted Shores Mysteries #2)
  • Continued The Angels’ Share (The Bourbon Kings #2)
  • Finished Fall of the House of Cat (Psychic Cat Mysteries #4)
  • Continued Brothersong (Green Creek #4) 

8/22
Number of books & pages I’ve read today: Approx. 262 pages

  • Continued Brothersong (Green Creek #4) by T.J. Klune (Approx. 262 pages)

Total number of books & pages I’ve read: 2 Books; Approx. 1199 pages
Today’s #insixwords Challenge: Spent the Day in Green Creek ❤
Books: 

  • Finished Crimson at Cape May (The Haunted Shores Mysteries #2)
  • Continued The Angels’ Share (The Bourbon Kings #2)
  • Finished Fall of the House of Cat (Psychic Cat Mysteries #4)
  • Continued Brothersong (Green Creek #4) 

8/23
Number of books & pages I’ve read today: 2 Books; Approx. 253 pages

  • Finished Brothersong (Green Creek #4) by T.J. Klune (Approx. 26 pages)
  • Started Cowgirl & Creature (Laura Pepper #2) by Tim O’Rourke (Approx. 64 pages)
  • Finished The Angels’ Share (The Bourbon Kings #2) by J.R. Ward (163 pages)

Total number of books & pages I’ve read: 4 Books; Approx. 1452 pages
Today’s #insixwords Challenge: Another Amazing BoB in the Books 😉 
Books: 

  • Finished Crimson at Cape May (The Haunted Shores Mysteries #2)
  • Finished The Angels’ Share (The Bourbon Kings #2)
  • Finished Fall of the House of Cat (Psychic Cat Mysteries #4)
  • Finished Brothersong (Green Creek #4) 
  • Started Cowgirl & Creature (Laura Pepper #2)

 

Bout-of-Books 29 (August 17-23, 2020)

Guess what time it is (well, almost is)? Bout-of-Books 29 is just around the corner! I had to go back and check, but this year marks the 9th year anniversary of the infamous tweet that started it all.

If you’ve never participated, you really need to consider joining in on all the fun. There’s always crazy shenanigans, some crazy fast twitter chats and loads of ways to meet and interact with some crazy cool bloggers. Did I mention it’s a CRAZY week, but in a good kind of crazy way as opposed to the new kind of crazy that most of us are experiencing right now? Oh, and it’s also a great excuse to read as much as you can for an entire week! No pressure, just plain fun! To find out more and also learn about some changes that are in store for Bout-of-Books 29, read the official blurb below and follow the link to the Official Bout-of-Books blog.

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It’s a weeklong readathon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 17th and runs through Sunday, August 23rd in YOUR time zone. Bout of Books is low-pressure. All reading-in-place times, Twitter chats, and exclusive Instagram challenges are completely optional. For Bout of Books 29 information and updates, visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

BoB-Expert06Oh, and for anyone who may have questions, want more info or just want to chat about how amazing Bout-of-Books is, I’m once again an official expert. Since I’ve been around since the very first tweet that started all this craziness, I’ve been an unofficial expert for quite some time, but now I have this nifty badge to back me up. 😉

 

Bout-of-Books 28 Progress

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As usual, I’ll keep this post front and center for the duration of Bout-of-Books 28 so it’ll be easy for everyone to see how I’m doing. New this time, as the bright and shiny icon to the left suggests, I’m an Expert! What that means is that I’m here to cheer you on, answer questions and/or direct you to the correct resource if I can’t help you directly. I’m also here to make sure you’re having fun! (That may not be part of my official capacity as an “Expert”, but it’s an important goal none the less. 😉 )

During the last Bout-of-Books, I mentioned that I had recently started picking up books from my physical collection. That has been going surprisingly well, so I’m going to continue by making sure I add at least one to my list this week. As for the rest of my reading list this week? It’s up for grabs, but will more than likely include more than a few books for review. Although my reviews are surprisingly under control, I’m kind of behind on my review reading list. Speaking of reviews, as with every Bout-of-Books, I plan on keeping my promise to review each book as they’re read. Daunting, I know, but things get totally out of control if I don’t – trust me – I speak from experience.

Once again, I’m hoping I get around to at least a couple of the Challenges during this Bout-of-Books, even though I haven’t for a while. I definitely plan on taking part in the Twitter Chats on Monday and Saturday, because they are a blast!

You have until Tuesday, May 12 at 11:59 pm (CST) to join in on the fun… after all, you were gonna read anyway, right? Why not join in on the epic craziness? You can sign up on the official Bout-of-Books site.

5/11
Number of books & pages I’ve read today: 1 Book + 1 Book continued & finished @ 15% / Approx. 332 Pages

Total number of books & pages I’ve read: 1 Book + 1 Book continued & finished @ 15% / Approx. 332 Pages
Today’s #insixwords Challenge: So many tears / bikers and ghosts
Books: 

  • Finished Night of the Dragon (Shadow of the Fox #3) 
  • Finished Temper (Nights of Fury #3) 
  • Started The Necromancer’s Library (Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper #12) 

5/12
Number of books & pages I’ve read today: Approx. 155 Pages

  • Continued The Necromancer’s Library (Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper #12) by J.L. Bryan (Approx. 56 Pages)
  • Continued The Bourbon Kings (The Bourbon Kings #1) by J.R. Ward (99 Pages)

Total number of books & pages I’ve read: 1 Book + 1 Book continued & finished @ 15% / Approx. 487 Pages
Today’s #insixwords Challenge:   Work – Coffee – Gardening – Reading – Sprinting – Fun!
Books: 

  • Finished Night of the Dragon (Shadow of the Fox #3) 
  • Finished Temper (Nights of Fury #3) 
  • Continued The Necromancer’s Library (Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper #12)
  • Continued The Bourbon Kings (The Bourbon Kings #1)

5/13
Number of books & pages I’ve read today: 1 Book + 1 Book continued & finished @  45% / Approx. 218 Pages

Total number of books & pages I’ve read: 2 Books + 2 Books continued & finished @ 15% + 45%  / Approx. 705 Pages
Today’s #insixwords Challenge: No Wednesday Hump Day Reading Slump! 😉
Books: 

  • Finished Night of the Dragon (Shadow of the Fox #3) 
  • Finished Temper (Nights of Fury #3) 
  • Finished The Necromancer’s Library (Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper #12)
  • Finished The Bourbon Kings (The Bourbon Kings #1)

5/14
Number of books & pages I’ve read today: 1 Book  / Approx. 207 Pages

Total number of books & pages I’ve read: 3 Books + 2 Books continued & finished @ 15% + 45%  / Approx. 912 Pages
Today’s #insixwords Challenge: Sleep is optional during BoB Week 😉
Books: 

  • Finished Night of the Dragon (Shadow of the Fox #3) 
  • Finished Temper (Nights of Fury #3) 
  • Finished The Necromancer’s Library (Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper #12)
  • Finished The Bourbon Kings (The Bourbon Kings #1)
  • Finished Dragon Consultant (Supernatural Consultant #1)
  • Started Third Eye

5/15
Number of books & pages I’ve read today: 1 Book  / Approx. 380 Pages

  • Finished Third Eye by Rick R. Reed (Approx. 260 Pages)
  • Started Burn Zone (Hotshots #1) by Annabeth Albert (Approx. 66 Pages)
  • Started Last Breath (Morganville Vampires #11) by Rachel Caine (54 Pages)

Total number of books & pages I’ve read: 4 Books + 2 Books continued & finished @ 15% + 45%  / Approx. 1292 Pages
Today’s #insixwords Challenge:  Tomorrow, Shall Be Review Writing Day! 😉 
Books: 

  • Finished Night of the Dragon (Shadow of the Fox #3) 
  • Finished Temper (Nights of Fury #3) 
  • Finished The Necromancer’s Library (Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper #12)
  • Finished The Bourbon Kings (The Bourbon Kings #1)
  • Finished Dragon Consultant (Supernatural Consultant #1)
  • Finished Third Eye
  • Started Last Breath (Morganville Vampires #11)
  • Started Burn Zone (Hotshots #1)

5/16
Number of books & pages I’ve read today: Approx. 210 Pages

  • Continued Burn Zone (Hotshots #1) by Annabeth Albert (Approx. 19 Pages)
  • Continued Last Breath (Morganville Vampires #11) by Rachel Caine (191 Pages)

Total number of books & pages I’ve read: 4 Books + 2 Books continued & finished @ 15% + 45%  / Approx. 1502 Pages
Today’s #insixwords Challenge: Reviews Don’t Write Themselves – Who Knew?
Books: 

  • Finished Night of the Dragon (Shadow of the Fox #3) 
  • Finished Temper (Nights of Fury #3) 
  • Finished The Necromancer’s Library (Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper #12)
  • Finished The Bourbon Kings (The Bourbon Kings #1)
  • Finished Dragon Consultant (Supernatural Consultant #1)
  • Finished Third Eye
  • Continued Last Breath (Morganville Vampires #11)
  • Continued Burn Zone (Hotshots #1)

5/17
Number of books & pages I’ve read today: 1 Book / Approx. 167 Pages

Total number of books & pages I’ve read: 5 Books + 2 Books continued & finished @ 15% + 45%  / Approx. 1669 Pages
Today’s #insixwords Challenge:  Another Amazing BoB Reading Week Complete!
Books: 

Bout-of-Books 28 (May 11-17, 2020)

What a perfect time for a Bout-of-Books break! The Bout-of-Books 27.5 unofficial, impromptu read-a-thon was a nice diversion and warm up, but now it’s time for the real thing!

If you’ve never participated, you really need to consider joining in on all the fun. There’s always crazy shenanigans, fun challenges, some crazy fast twitter chats and loads of ways to meet and interact with some crazy cool bloggers. Did I mention it’s a CRAZY week, but in a good kind of crazy way as opposed to the new kind of crazy that most of us are experiencing right now? Oh, and it’s also a great excuse to read as much as you can for an entire week! No pressure, just plain fun! To find out more, read the official blurb below and follow the link to the Official Bout-of-Books blog.

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It’s a weeklong readathon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 11th and runs through Sunday, May 17th in YOUR time zone. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are daily challenges, Twitter chats, and exclusive Instagram challenges, but they’re all completely optional. For Bout of Books 28 information and updates, visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

BoB-Expert06Oh, and for anyone who may have questions, want more info or just want to chat about how amazing Bout-of-Books is, I’m now an official expert. Since I’ve been around since the very first tweet that started all this craziness, I’ve been an unofficial expert for quite some time, but now I have this nifty badge to back me up. 😉

 

Bout-of-Books 27.5 – Safe At Home Edition

Consider this a warm-up for Bout-of-Books 28. Unless you are one of the many essential people who are out on the front lines making sure that the rest of us have everything we need, we’re all stuck at home (or at least we should be…) What better distraction than a good book? And an even better way to distract yourself would be to read with a whole bunch of other people. Am I right? Now, this Bout-of-Books isn’t like all the others. It’s an impromptu way to help pass the time and have just a little bit of fun. No pressure, no challenges, no sign-ups, no official updates. Just read as much as you can between April 6 & 12 and know a whole bunch of people are doing it right along with you. You can find the details on this Twitter thread. I won’t be doing anything “official”, but I will be reviewing ALL the books as I read them. I’m also going to devote most of the week to reading books that I’ve gotten review requests from authors for. I’ll keep this post front and center on my blog and make a list of the books that I’m reading as I read them. Want to join in? Get the details at the Twitter link and pick up a book. 😉

  • Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night (Immortals After Dark) by Kresley Cole
    Started Monday – 57 Pages + Tuesday – 29 Pages + Wednesday 111 Pages / Finished!
  • Reign of Monsters (Artifact Hunters #2) by S.M. Reine
    Continued Monday – 30% + Tuesday – 32% + Wednesday 10% + Thursday 28% / Finished!
  • Beauty Awakened (Angels After Dark #2, Lords of the Underworld #9.5) by Gena Showalter
    Started Thursday – 54 Pages + Friday – 22 Pages + Saturday – 26 Pages + Sunday – 89 Pages
  • Songbird (Bellator Saga #7) by Cecilia London
    (Review Tour stop on the 14th – Stay tuned!)
    Started Thursday – 48% + Friday – 42% / Finished!
  • Handsome Death by Sara Dobie Bauer
    (Review Tour stop on the 11th)
    Started Friday – 20% + Saturday – 48% + Sunday – 32% / Finished!
  • The Family We Make by Dan Wingreen
    Started Sunday – 20%

Bout-of-Books 27 Progress

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As usual, I’ll keep this post front and center for the duration of Bout-of-Books 27 so it’ll be easy for everyone to see how I’m doing. I have absolutely no idea what I’ll be reading this week, other than some review books, but that’s nothing new. I’ve recently started pulling physical books off their dusty shelves and giving my Kindle a much needed rest. I haven’t abandoned it entirely however, but it feels good to hold a physical book – I forgot how much I missed that. So, I’m sure that there will be at least one of those on my TBR pile this week. The only other thing that I promise myself every Bout-of-Books is to write reviews as I finish a book. I usually stick to that promise, and since I’m more than a “few” reviews behind, you will hopefully be treated to more than a couple reviews from the eclectic mix of books I’ve finished in the past couple of weeks.

Once again, I’m hoping I get around to at least a couple of the Challenges during this Bout-of-Books because some of them sound really cool and I definitely plan on taking part in the Twitter Chats on Monday and Saturday, because they are a blast!

You have until Tuesday, January 7th at 11:59 pm (CST) to join in on the fun… after all, you were gonna read anyway, right? Why not join in on the epic craziness? You can sign up on the official Bout-of-Books site.

1/6
Number of books & pages I’ve read today: 1/2 Book; Approx. 135 Pages

  • Started I Buried a Witch (Bedknobs and Broomsticks #2) by Josh Lanyon (Approx. 135 pages)
  • Finished Boiling Over (Caro Mysteries #2) by Thea McAlistair (Approx. 80 pages)

Total number of books & pages I’ve read: 1/2 Book; Approx. 135 Pages
Today’s #insixwords Challenge:  Historical Mysteries Followed by Magical Mysteries 😉
Books: 

  • Started I Buried a Witch (Bedknobs and Broomsticks #2)
  • Finished Boiling Over (Caro Mysteries #2)

1/7
Number of books & pages I’ve read today: Approx. 108 Pages

  • Continued I Buried a Witch (Bedknobs and Broomsticks #2) by Josh Lanyon (Approx. 108 pages)

Total number of books & pages I’ve read: 1/2 Book; Approx. 243 Pages
Today’s #insixwords Challenge: Unintentional Re-reads – A Book Nerd’s Life
Books: 

  • Continued I Buried a Witch (Bedknobs and Broomsticks #2)
  • Finished Boiling Over (Caro Mysteries #2)

1/8
Number of books & pages I’ve read today: 1 Book; Approx. 110 Pages

  • Finished I Buried a Witch (Bedknobs and Broomsticks #2) by Josh Lanyon (Approx. 42 pages)
  • Started The Darkest Craving (Lords of the Underworld #10) by Gena Showalter (60 pages)
  • Started Lord of Thundertown by O.F. Cieri (Approx. 8 pages)

Total number of books & pages I’ve read: 1 1/2 Books; Approx. 353 Pages
Today’s #insixwords Challenge: Spending Overdue Time With The LOTU 😉  
Books: 

  • Finished I Buried a Witch (Bedknobs and Broomsticks #2)
  • Finished Boiling Over (Caro Mysteries #2)
  • Started The Darkest Craving (Lords of the Underworld #10)
  • Started Lord of Thundertown

1/9
Number of books & pages I’ve read today: Approx. 143 Pages

  • Continued The Darkest Craving (Lords of the Underworld #10) by Gena Showalter (38 pages)
  • Continued Lord of Thundertown by O.F. Cieri (Approx. 105 pages)

Total number of books & pages I’ve read: 1 1/2 Books; Approx. 496 Pages
Today’s #insixwords Challenge:  Dystopian Books Always Slow Me Down. 😦
Books: 

  • Finished I Buried a Witch (Bedknobs and Broomsticks #2)
  • Finished Boiling Over (Caro Mysteries #2)
  • Continued The Darkest Craving (Lords of the Underworld #10)
  • Continued Lord of Thundertown

1/10
Number of books & pages I’ve read today: Approx. 108 Pages

  • Continued The Darkest Craving (Lords of the Underworld #10) by Gena Showalter (32 pages)
  • Continued Lord of Thundertown by O.F. Cieri (Approx. 76 pages)


Total number of books & pages I’ve read: 1 1/2 Books; Approx. 604 Pages
Today’s #insixwords Challenge:  Work’s Interfering With My Reading Time!
Books: 

  • Finished I Buried a Witch (Bedknobs and Broomsticks #2)
  • Finished Boiling Over (Caro Mysteries #2)
  • Continued The Darkest Craving (Lords of the Underworld #10)
  • Continued Lord of Thundertown

1/11
Number of books & pages I’ve read today: 1 Book; Approx. 180 Pages

  • Continued The Darkest Craving (Lords of the Underworld #10) by Gena Showalter (46 pages)
  • Finished Lord of Thundertown by O.F. Cieri (Approx. 74 pages)
  • Started Engines of Empire (Empire of Machines #1) by Max Carver (Approx. 60 pages)

Total number of books & pages I’ve read: 2 1/2 Books; Approx. 784 Pages
Today’s #insixwords Challenge:  Can’t Believe I Missed Twitter Chats 😦
Books: 

  • Finished I Buried a Witch (Bedknobs and Broomsticks #2)
  • Finished Boiling Over (Caro Mysteries #2)
  • Continued The Darkest Craving (Lords of the Underworld #10)
  • Finished Lord of Thundertown
  • Started Engines of Empire (Empire of Machines #1)

1/12
Number of books & pages I’ve read today: Approx. 170 Pages

  • Continued The Darkest Craving (Lords of the Underworld #10) by Gena Showalter (78 pages)
  • Continued Engines of Empire (Empire of Machines #1) by Max Carver (Approx. 92 pages)

Total number of books & pages I’ve read: 2 1/2 Books; Approx. 954 Pages
Today’s #insixwords Challenge:  Another BoB is in the Books!
Books: 

  • Finished I Buried a Witch (Bedknobs and Broomsticks #2)
  • Finished Boiling Over (Caro Mysteries #2)
  • Continued The Darkest Craving (Lords of the Underworld #10)
  • Finished Lord of Thundertown
  • Continued Engines of Empire (Empire of Machines #1)