BOB11: Day One update

Well, yesterday I got some decent reading in, I had uni in the morning but then got home and started the new Spider Shepherd book, and didn’t stop reading until I finished the darn thing. I also finished off the last 80 pages of 1984 at uni – I was hoping to finish before the readathon started, but ended up reading it during.

I was quite happy because I managed to check out peoples blogs, but didn’t spend too much time on the net – that was my downfall last BOB.

Reading Progress:
1984 – last 80p
White Lies – 384p

Total Pages = 464

Today’s challenge – The Book Monster’s Scavenger Hunt! I had fun doing this one, and I realised I picked three books written by Stephens – It was a coincidence, I promise!

 challenge 1

Challenge #1
1 Starts with a B – Beat by Stephen Jay Schwartz
2 Has been made into movie – Point of Impact by Stephen Hunter (was made into the movie Sniper)
3 Favourite series – Hard Landing by Stephen Leather (#1 in Spider Shepherd books)
4 Collection of poems/short stories – 100 Best Loves Poems edited by Philip Smith
5 TBR book – No Going Back by Matt Hilton

Today’s plan:

The Great Gatsby – 120
No Going Back – 360
Participate in a challenge
Visit blogs

BOB11 Goals and TBR

Bout of Books
I always struggle to come up with a list of goals for a readathon, but I love achieving them so I will get through this. I have decided to set mainly non-reading goals (sounds silly, i know, but I will be reading!) and just swear off telly and homework for a week.
Post daily updates of progress
Participate in 4 challenges
Visit other blogs every day
Tweet at least a little bit
I am hoping to read 2,000 pages (which is a lofty goal for me, i normally read about 400 a week)
TBR List: I have to read:
The Great Gatsby
Disobeying Hitler
Emma (at least start the darn thing. I strongly dislike Austen)
TBR List: Possible others
White Lies
Shots Fired
Dead Men’s Harvest
No Going Back
Point of Impact
Blood Bath
Clash of Kings
Goodluck to all the other BOBers! Can’t wait for tomorrow to begin so I can start!

Bout of Books 11!

Bout of Books

YAY! I’m going to participate in BOB11. I was umming and ahhing for a while, I do have things going on that week – most notably my birthday… but I’ve also got time off work so I can actually spend more time reading!

I’ll post my goals later this week. I am looking forward to participating, are there many other BOB’ers getting ready? Have you decided your goals yet?


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, August 18th and runs through Sunday, August 24th 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 11 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team