Bout of Books Read-a-Thon Goals, Stats N Crap

I liked my title so much for the last RAT I did that it’s staying. End of story. I will update my stats here every day and re-post so all of you can bask in the glories that are my accomplishments. Or you can just read and say “Hmm.” Your choice. Again, thanks to Ellie at Musings of a Bookshop Girl. For a version of this form. Els, I figure we’re even – not that anyone was keeping score. 🙂 Now get back to your pensioners looking to pick up their copies of Fifty Shades of Grey that you stashed behind the counter. (Your welcome for THAT picture that will stay in your head all day.)

Here are the books I am choosing from for this RAT. I hope to read at least four, but it is back-to-school and schedule pick up time, so good luck to me:

  • Stealing Breath by Joanne Brothwell
  • Gimme A Call by Sarah Mlynowski
  • Shine by Lauren Myracle
  • Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
  • Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris
  • The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
  • Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Monday, August 13th:
What I’ve been reading: Starting Stealing Breath first.
Books finished: 0
Total number of books finished: 0
Number of pages today: 84
Total number of pages: 84
Challenges completed: What do you do with your books when you finish reading them?
The Menu: Stress, Too Much To Do, and Grumpy followed by a nice Sauvignon Blanc.
Today #insixwords: Bleep bleepity bleep on the bleeeeep
Thoughts for the day: I updated my final stats for #SWUR and will post those. I must write a review for Betrayed and get that posted. Then I have to plan a birthday party, a surprise FroYo Drive By, middle school schedule pick-up and read. That’s all.

Tuesday, August 14th:
What I’ve been reading: Stealing Breath
Books finished: 0
Total number of books finished: 0
Number of pages today: 58
Total number of pages: 142
Challenges completed: None
The Menu: Spaghetti tacos, of course!
Today #insixwords: It’s all about the Birthday Girl!
Thoughts for the day: Today was the day to set up someone’s new Facebook page, watch TV shows with the bday girl, and talk about all things birthday. That’s cool!

Wednesday, August 15th:
What I’ve been reading: Stealing Breath
Books finished: Stealing Breath
Total number of books finished: 1
Number of pages today: 56
Total number of pages: 198
Challenges completed: Book Word Search by The Musings of ALMYBNENR
The Menu: Ginger Snaps
Today #insixwords: No time to partake fully, read-a-thon
Thoughts for the day: Note to self: next time, don’t do a RAT the week that all the back-to-school stuff kicks in.

Thursday, August 16th:
What I’ve been reading: Gimme a Call by Sarah Mlynowski
Books finished: 1
Total number of books finished: 2
Number of pages today: 301! Finished an entire book. Yay!
Total number of pages: 499
Challenges completed: None
The Menu: REST after several hours at schedule pick-up
Today #insixwords: Now I am finally getting going!
Thoughts for the day: Ditto yesterday!

Friday, August 17th:
What I’ve been reading: Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
Books finished: 0
Total number of books finished: 2
Number of pages today: 5 (so sad!)
Total number of pages: 504
Challenges completed: None
The Menu: Toasted bagel with cream cheese
Today #insixwords: I need to read some more!
Thoughts for the day: This new book is SUPER good, but I won’t have time to finish until Sunday. 🙁

Saturday, August 18th:
What I’ve been reading: Grave Mercy
Books finished: 0
Total number of books finished: 2
Number of pages today: 24
Total number of pages: 528
Challenges completed: None
The Menu: Homemade chicken fajitas (though we did not grow the chickens)
Today #insixwords: Screaming new teens; head hurts – wow!
Thoughts for the day: Don’t even have a birthday party with 11 screaming new teens and then have a dinner party. Too pooped to party.

Sunday, August 19th:
What I’ve been reading: Grave MercyShine by Lauren Myracle
Books finished: 1
Number of pages today: 602
Challenges completed: Sadly, another “none.”
The Menu: Leftover red velvet cupcakes with HOMEMADE buttercream icing; Diet DP (balances everything)
Today #insixwords: It’s so quiet I can read!
Thoughts for the day: Not happy with my book total, but I really had so much on my plate this week, I am pleased that I hit 3 books. Bummed that my blog was out of commission for 36 hours, so I couldn’t post anything!

Total Pages Read This Read-a-Thon: 1,130
Total Books Finished This Read-a-Thon: 3.25

16 thoughts on “Bout of Books Read-a-Thon Goals, Stats N Crap”

  1. YAY for Bout of Books! 🙂 I’m doing it, and may suck at the whole reading progress, but OH WELL! 🙂 Good luck with your Stats N Crap! LOL! Look forward to reading your challenges!! 🙂

    1. Hooray, you’re here! I’ll take a look at your list o books and see what you’re reading. I am coming off of another RAT, but my progress there was pretty so-so. It’s hard to read when I am not home alone during the day! Good luck to you!

    1. I have been on the wait list for TFIOS for MONTHS. I am excited to finally get it. I had the other in my grasp, but didn’t get to it & couldn’t check out again, so had to wait a couple of months for that one again. I may have to read them 2d and 3d!

    1. It looks like the thickest book in my stack… I know! I will read them in order of people’s comments! So, next is John Green, then Stephanie Perkins, then Grave Mercy. OMG that will only leave THREE in my library book pile! I am tingling because I think I see light at the end of that RAT! Sorry, I hyperventilated a bit.

  2. Over 1000 pages, woohoo! Congratulations – and I’ll be back to check out your thoughts on ‘Grave Mercy’ so I know whether to add it to my library list or not!

    I managed a pitiful 180 pages *blushes* what with the sudden leap foward in our moving-house progress. Oh well, it may have been a rubbish BoB week, but at least I have an all-time low page count to beat THIS wek, right? 😉

    P.S. We haven’t had a copy of 50 Shades yet… I know it takes a while for books to trickle down to the second-hand market, but come on! With so many copies out there, they must be starting to change hands by now, surely?

    1. I am surprised that I got that far. Grave Mercy put me over the top for sure! It’s almost 600 pages. I loved it, BTW. I am stingy with my 5 Stars, but I gave it 5.
      It’s never fun to move…I feel for you! Even when you know how much crap you have, you really never know fully until you have to pack it all up.
      Oh I am sure it’s just a matter of time before Shades starts to trickle in. I have had it on my Nook for many months now, but what with all the other reading I have been doing, I haven’t gotten to it yet. Probably will once school starts again.

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