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Bout of Books 10.0

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The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 12th and runs through Sunday, May 18th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional.For all Bout of Books 10 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

 

It took me a long time to decide if I want to participate in Bout of Books 10.0 because I know I won’t have a lot of time for reading this coming week. I had so much fun the last time though that I want to at least try. Maybe participating helps tackling the tiredness I always felt in the evening these past few weeks.

My Goals:

+ Visit 3 blogs / day (+ leave a comment)
+ Read 3 books
+ Read 150 pages/ day

Books I want to read:

 +Emperor of Thorns by Mark Lawrence [already started]
+ Born of Deception by Teri Brown
+ The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings

 

Updates:

Monday:

Number of pages read: 87
Books: Born of Deception by Teri Brown

Tuesday:

Number of pages read: 249
Books: Born of Deception by Teri Brown

Wednesday:

Number of pages read: 228
Books: Emperor of Thorns by Mark Lawrence 

Thursday:

Number of pages read: 262
Books: Emperor of Thorns by Mark Lawrence

Friday:

Number of pages read: 342
Books: Odin’s Raven by Kelley Armstrong

Saturday:

Number of pages read: 67 + 144
Books: Prince of Fools by Mark Lawrence, Saga Vol. 2 by Brian K. Vaughan

Sunday:

Number of pages read: 158
Books: Prince of Fools by Mark Lawrence

Overall:

Number of books read: 4 and started a 5th
Number of pages read: 1.537

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  • Du machst auch mit? Find ich toll.
    Ich bin diesmal zum ersten Mal mit dabei, den letzten Bout of Books hab ich leider verpasst.
    Wünsche dir auf jeden Fall viel Spaß beim Lesen <3

  • The murder complex sounds very thrilling :D I need to get to Born of Illusions, I love the look of that series. Happy reading and good luck!

  • I think I’ll always sign up for Bout of Books… even if I have other things going on and won’t be able to do as much as I usually do… it’s just too much fun to say no! Good luck!

  • I don’t know if I would make it to the 150 pages per day goal, but it sure sounds like a fun goal to try. I hope you have a great week of reading.

  • Yay, I’m participating too! Good luck with your goals :D

  • That’s a good amount of pages so far, and I’m glad you joined even though you might be busy this week! It’s always so much fun too :)

  • Gah, I’ve yet to read Born of Illusion and I’ve no idea how the series is. I hope The Murder Complex is as violent and thrilling as it claims to be.

    Good luck with your goals and happy reading! =D

    P.S. Love your blog design and color palette!

    • Right now I can’t make myself start The Murder Complex because I’m afraid it’s not violent and thrilling enough :D

      Thank you!

  • Great Progress so far! I haven’t read the first book Born of Illusion yet, but it seems great! Also, Emperor of Thorns looks great! Yet another series I’ve been interested in for a while now :)
    Keep on reading on! You’re doing great!

    All the best ♥︎
    Mackenzie @ Oh, For the Love of Books!

  • >1500 Seiten? Wieso ist das bei dir so viel geworden? Ich hab gerade mal ein Drittel davon in der ganzen Woche geschafft :D

    Bin ich froh dass du gleichzeitig auch so viel gekauft hast, sonst wäre es schon längst wieder eng geworden^^

    • Einmal ist da schon der Comic dabei, der ja super schnell gelesen ist und dann hab ich hauptsächlich eBooks gelesen. Die lese ich immer etwas schneller und immer mal zwischendurch an der Uni :D
      (Und ein MG Buch,das liest sich auch voll schnell :D)

  • Lot of great fantasy novels I want to check out on this list. Saga looks interesting too, I hear it’s supposed to be wonderful. Congrats on finishing bout of books!