Bout of Books 9.0

Bout of Books

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, January 6th and runs through Sunday, January 12th 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 9.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team.

I usually make a post for this, but I decided that this time I’m just going to make a static page and keep all of my updates on here. So this will be my sign-up, goal and update area. You can still comment bellow too!


  • Read 2 books
  • Participate in ALL the chats
  • Meet new bloggers and comment on as many as I can!

Books to read

This is all about the Kindle this week! I have some extra in case I change what I’m in the mood for.

  • Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong
  • The Second Sign by Elizabeth Arroyo
  • The Second Shadow by Elizabeth Arroyo
  • Panic by Lauren Oliver



Total Books Read: 0
Finished Today: –
Currently Reading: Sea of Shadows- 15% in.
Comments: The best part of the day was the chat! I hardly ever make it to the Monday ones because I used to always be at work. I didn’t get a ton of reading done but I commented on a lot of blogs and already met some awesome bloggers.


Total Books Read: 0
Finished Today: –
Currently Reading: Sea of Shadows- 48%
Comments: I was really tired and ended up going back for a nap, and then I had trouble concentrating on the book until in the afternoon. Then I wanted to play some video games, but at least I still got some reading in!


Total Books Read: 0
Finished Today: –
Currently Reading: Sea of Shadows-91%
Comments: I’m almost done the first book, but I was feeling kind of worn out or sick or something. I also missed the chat because I was really tired.


Total Books Read: 1
Finished Today: Sea of Shadows
Currently Reading: The Second Sign-50%
Comments: I feel accomplished about what I read today! I even got Joe to read in the evening with me for a bit.


Total Books Read: 1
Finished Today: 0
Currently Reading: The Second Sign-82%
Comments: I read a bunch during the morning, but I felt like I needed an afternoon of video games, and I’m getting closer to beating that one too. I don’t want to burn out like I have before on these so doing other things helps. 🙂


Total Books Read: 1
Finished Today: 0
Currently Reading: The Second Sign-82%
Comments: I didn’t do a single bit of reading today. I was out most of the day, but I did manage to make it to the chat. My friend and I watched the ffirst episode of Bitten and had cupcakes and wine and it was awesome. No regrets for the day 🙂


Total Books Read: 2
Finished Today: 1
Currently Reading: The Second Sign
Comments: I ended up finish my second book and making my goal! I also happened to beat the video game I’ve been playing for a while too so bonus. I didn’t feel well today either.


  • Read two books and made my goal
  • Only made it to 2/3 chats but stull had fun
  • Commented a bunch on people’s blogs
  • Didn’t do any of the challenges sadly


I’m also an expert so tweet me if you need anything! @Kelsenator


29 comments on “Bout of Books 9.0

  1. Gosh, I’d love to read Panic. I remember reading about it ages ago – is it finally out yet, or still only available as an ARC? (I should really add these things to my Goodreads and then I’d know!) Anyway, good luck next week! I’ll try and remember to check back here once the read-a-thon’s started. 🙂

  2. Can I just say how much I love your blog design? I usually don’t even care about design all that much but yours is really clean and easy to navigate! Okay, on to Bout of Books – like your goals! I really want to meet some new bloggers, too! Oh, oh, oh and I’m really excited to see if you like Panic! I haven’t read any reviews on it yet…

  3. I haven’t read any of the books on your list. *sigh* More to add to my TBR list I suppose 😉 I also didn’t make the Monday chat, but I plan on making the one tonight. Hopefully I’ll remember! Good luck with the rest of the week!

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