Monday, May 14, 2012

Bout Of Books 4.0 Goals + Daily Updates

Bout of Books Read-a-Thon
I have officially decided to sing up for the BoutofBooks Read-A-Thon. Here is to hoping I ACTUALLY get some reading done. Here are the books that I "plan" to read during the Read-A-Thon.


Here are my GOALS to be able to READ:
~Stay OFF Twitter, or any social network for that matter
~Turn the internet off....? haha...
~Set my kids up with some GOOD "Educational" movies... Do they exist?
~Take only short breaks to do the following: 
  • MAKE DINNER
  • BATHROOM BREAK
  • EAT... Right?
  • HOMEWORK FOR KID
  • ONE HOUR OF MORNING STUDYING FOR ME!! (A MUST)
  • NOT PRESSURE MYSELF
  • HAVE FUN
Books I plan to read: Starting in 3, 2, 1:
1.) Halfway To The Grave by Jeaniene Frost (FINISH)
2.) The Fault in our Stars by John Green
3.) Heartbeat by Sharron Creech
4.) Tricks by Ellen Hopkins
YES I AM THROWING IN VERSE BOOKS. DUH! 
5.) Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
6.) The Last Bastion of the Living by Rhiannon Frater
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Anything past that line is extra, and if I get past that line I need a dang on COOKIE!
7.) Fighting To Survive by Rhiannon Frater
8.) Zombie Queen of Newbury High by Amanda Ashby

SO that is all that I HOPE to get through. 
What are your GOALS?
UPDATES:

Monday 5/14

Started reading after 12pm
Pages Read Today: 600
208pg (Heartbeat by Sharon Creech) 
230pg (Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost) On pg 310 of 358
50% [162pg of 324pg] Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
Total Pages Read: 600
Currently Reading: Finishing up:

ONE GRAVE AT A TIME & OF POSEIDON
Books Finished: Heartbeat by Sharon Creech (verse bk)
Feelings: Feeling pretty good on this 1st day. I had nothing to do and the kids kinda sorta cooperated with me. Shocker. Here is to hoping this keeps up!! Loving these books I am reading.


Tuesday 5/15
Pages Read Today: 
397
48 Pgs to finish Halfway to the Grave 
162 pgs to finish Of Poseidon
187 pages of Tricks by Ellen Hopinks (187 OF 627)
7% of The Last Bastion of the Living 21pg of 289pgs
Total Pages Read: 1018 Pages
Currently Reading: 

Tricks & The Last Bastion Of The Living
Books Finished:

Heartbeat by Sharon Creech
Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
One Grave at a Time by Jeaniene Frost
Feelings: I am feeling pretty good. Took a LONG nap today! haha! Up reading till I get tired.

Back at it after studying tomorrow!!

Wednesday 5/16
Pages Read Today:554

440 pgs of the rest of Tricks by Ellen Hopkins
132 pgs of The Last Bastion of the Living by Rhiannon Frater
Total Pages Read: 1572
Currently Reading: 

The Last Bastion of the Living by Rhiannon Frater
Books Finished: 
Heartbeat by Sharon Creech
Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
One Grave at a Time by Jeaniene Frost
Tricks by Ellen Hopkins
Feelings: Good! The hubby is off, so lets see how much reading I get done today!! Hoping to finish The Last Bastion, and move on the The Fault in our stars, or Song of the Sparrow!

Thursday 5/17
Pages Read Today: 166

166 pgs of The Last Bastion of the Living by Rhiannon Frater
Total Pages Read: 1738
Currently Reading:

The Zombie Queen of Newbury High by Amanda Ashby
Books Finished:

Heartbeat by Sharon Creech
Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
One Grave at a Time by Jeaniene Frost
Tricks by Ellen Hopkins
The Last Bastion of the Living by Rhiannon Frater
Feelings: Today I took a BREAK a bit. It was  like HOT out, so I took the kids to the park, and CLEANED my house! =D Had a good day! Will read more tomorrow...hopefully ;)

Friday 5/18
Pages Read Today: 0
Total Pages Read: 1738
Currently Reading: 

The Zombie Queen of Newbury High by Amanda Ashby 
The Fault in our Stars by John Green 

Darkness Before Dawn by J. A. London
Books Finished:

Heartbeat by Sharon Creech
Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
One Grave at a Time by Jeaniene Frost
Tricks by Ellen Hopkins
The Last Bastion of the Living by Rhiannon Frater

Feelings: I read nothing today! But, that is ok. I was SOOO busy, and then I just relaxed. More tomorrow?! =D 

Saturday 5/19
Pages Read Today:
Total Pages Read:
Currently Reading:
Books Finished:
Feelings:

Sunday 5/20
Pages Read Today:
Total Pages Read:
Currently Reading:
Books Finished:
Feelings:

20 comments:

  1. My mom was reading that series by Rhiannon and I must admit, I REALLY want to get my hands on it. It sounds fabulous!

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  2. The Fault in Our Stars is such a great book, I hope you enjoy it! Good luck with reaching your goals! :)

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  3. Great list - can't go wrong with Cat and Bones! Good luck and have fun!

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  4. The Fault in Our Stars - Grade A book. It was my first John Green, and you have to get PAST the highly educated (a bit wordy) characters, but once you do- the story is AMAZING.

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  5. I hope you loving your time with Cat and Bones! Just wait till you get to book 2 because the scenes just keep getting hotter and there is actually a chapter in book 2 that everyone raves about and it is pretty steamy :)

    Gasp you stole my updates format! lol jk. I've had people (blogger friends) steal it in the past, I guess people like the way I update during read-a-thons. So steal away cause it makes me happy that you like me, you really like me. Ok I'm a goofball this morning

    I hope you are able to meet your goals! I hope the studying is going well!

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  6. WOOHOO Cat and Bones!! :)

    Good luck with your reading doll! :)

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  7. This is hands-down the best to-do list I've read so far. :D

    I've heard really good things about The Fault in Our Stars. Enjoy!

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  8. Great List Loretta and i'm SO happy that you have jumped on board :) I love your post.....'short breaks only' lol. Today i feel like i have done nothing but read and now i've taken a short break for twitter and the net since it's 11.30pm here. Good luck with the reading and enjoy.
    Hope the studying is going well xx

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  9. Great goals. I'm really pushing myself with my goals too, but so far today has been a slow start. :) I loved The Fault In Our Starts and I hope you like it too.

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  10. Oh my word woman! You make me look like such a slacker! haha Then again, I spent most of my at the ER with mom, then to her doctor, and then to mine. haha And the pharmacy. *sighs* Hoping after I get off work today I can get more done. Yesterday was not so great book wise for me. lol Your off to an amazing start hun! Hope you can make it to your goals!!! :)

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  11. Omg! We are so much alike!!! I HAVE to list out EVERYTHING AND approx how long I believe I should do it for... Then I NEVER stick to it!! Lol

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  12. omg wow..you started after 12pm and you read 600pages, i'm blown away, way to go Loretta...i bet you do something like almost a 1000 on day 2 lol xx I bet get reading xx

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  13. You're making wonderful progress.... ahem... if I had Cat & Bones on my list I wouldn't have been able to wait to read it either. The napping, however makes me very jealous. ;) Happy reading!

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  14. 1738 pages??? You're a readathon SUPERHERO!!! I don't even think I've broke 500, lol. Good job and good luck with the rest of your goals!

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  15. You are kicking ASS!

    I know you LOVE Last Bastion, right? So fantastic!

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  16. Great page count! I've got 4 books down, but haven't hit 1000 pages yet. *sigh* Keep up the great pace!

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  17. Sweetie, are you gobbling up books or what? LOL!

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  18. Good job on all the reading.

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  19. Happy reading and have a great weekend!

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  20. You are soooo stinking close to getting that cookie :P

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