Monday, January 2, 2017

Bout of Books 18 | Update Post

And time for another Bout of Books, my favorite readathon. Which, if you've seen my post before, you probably know. I don't know how much I'll be getting done reading but I'm hoping to get at least three books done to get ahead on my reading goal (New year, new reading goal, new spreadsheet to fill).

If you're participating let me know! (link me to your blog update post or your twitter, or whatever. I love seeing what everyones reading/up to during BoB)

My Goals

  • Read. Read. Read.
  • Take part in twitter chats
  • Try and get back into reading Words of Radiance (because honestly, self, you've got to just do it. You love this book, there's a lot of it but it's amazing)
  • Finish 3 books

Books to Read (who knows what this will looks like by the end of the week - won't take any off that I put up but will definitely add some):

  • The Virgin by Tiffany Reisz
  • The Queen by Tiffany Reisz
  • The God Engines by John Scalzi
  • My Year of Epic Rock by Andrea Pyros
  • Lumberjanes, Volume 5: Band Together by Noelle Stevenson, +
  • El Deafo by Cece Bell
  • Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Anderson
  • Crush by Richard Siken
  • The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co #1) by Jonathan Stroud
  • Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

(I'll add more to my TBR, but I haven't had time to think about this readathon because friends were here for New Years and it's been crazy)


Number of books I've read today: 1
Pages read: 129
Time Spent Reading: 26 minutes
Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Anderson (started and finished - 109 pages)
The God Engines by John Scalzi (started - 20 pages)

It wasn't a great reading day for me, mostly because still recovering from New Years. Loved having friends over but we did not sleep a whole bunch, like bare minimumn of probably 4/5 hours a night (which some people are fine with, I am not, I need a good amount to function).

Adulthood is a Myth was adorable, fun, and too real. And, so far, The God Engines is strange and weird but enjoying it.

Number of books I've read today: 1
Total # of books I've read: 2
Pages read: 367
Total # of pages: 496 
Time Spent Reading: 2:14
Total Time Spent Reading: 2:40 
El Deafo by Cece Bell (started and finished - 233 pages)
The Virgin (Original Sinners #7) by Tiffany Reisz (started - 136 pages)

I didn't get as much reading done today as I wanted to, but I did get some other stuff done and it wasn't a bad reading day, either. I'm now very tired so updating this, then reading a little more, then sleep.

El Deafo was really good - I didn't rate it the full five stars, I rated it four, just because I just kind of got annoyed at the kid drama. I don't know why, I normally like it, but mostly it was the crush thing. I mean, I'm sure kids are actually like that but I never was, or am, so I guess I've got less patience for it. Especially when I'm grumpy.

Rereading Original Sinners was such a great decision since I'd already forgotten so much of it. Except for my love of Kingsley, which is now eternal. (and probably going to become a problem). This one is interesting considering the whole plot of it, which I won't talk about here even though I want to because book seven out of eight.

Number of books I've read today: 4
Total # of books I've read: 6
Pages read: 838
Total # of pages: 1,334 
Time Spent Reading: 6 hours, 46 minutes
Total Time Spent Reading: 9 hours, 26 minutes
Crush by Richard Siken (started and finished - 62 pages)
Lumberjanes, Volume 5 by Noelle Stevenson, + (started and finished - 112 pages)
The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co #1) by Jonathan Stroud (started and finished - 390 pages)
The Virgin (Original Sinners #7; White Years #3) by Tiffany Reisz (finished - 274 pages)

Whew, it was a reading heavy day but that's what I was aiming for. I am still mulling over my feelings for Siken's collection and might need to reread to decide. However - I adored the Lumberjanes. Of course and always, if you're not reading Lumberjanes then honestly what are you doing with your life?

I really enjoyed The Screaming Staircase. I can't remember when I ended up checking out the audiobook but I think someone I follow somewhere was talking about it recently. And so I started listening to it today and quickly put aside the audiobook to read it on my own because I can read faster then that. And it was so good, not quite on the adorable side but almost?

The Virgin. Of course I adored it and am honestly a tad upset to be almost done with my Original Sinners reread. Originall (ha) I wasn't planning on rereading anything but the main books. However, I think I'll probably end up rereading The Confessions, as well. For fun.

Let me know what you read today, as always, and if you've read or are currently reading or want to read anything I read.

Number of books I've read today: 1
Total # of books I've read: 7
Pages read: 361
Total # of pages: 1,695 
Time Spent Reading: 3 hours, 27 minutes
Total Time Spent Reading: 12 hours, 53 minutes
The Queen (Original Sinners #7) by Tiffany Reisz (started - 58 pages)
Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (started and finished - 303 pages)

Simon vs was a reread, and I have had it on a pile to read soon and kept toying with when. And just ended up picking up up yesterday on a whim. I woke up with very minor eye strain yesterday so I ended up using a credit to get The Queen audiobook and laying with an eye mask on listening to that and some podcasts (mostly I listened to the new Get Booked podcast, as you do. *stacks more books onto my TBR* it's fine, everything is fine).

Number of books I've read today: 0
Total # of books I've read: 7
Pages read: 115
Total # of pages: 1,810 
Time Spent Reading: 1 hour, 23 minutes
Total Time Spent Reading: 14 hours, 16 minutes
The Whispering Skull (Lockwood & Co #2) by Jonathan Stroud (started - 55 pages)
Life Disrupted: Getting Real About Chronic Illness in Your Twenties and Thirties by Laurie Edwards (started 60 pages)

I got the audio, thankfully, of the second Lockwood & Co book - I listened to some, read a few pages more. And then ended up reading more then I expected in one sitting of Life Disrupted, which I did not expect to arrive in the mail but was so excited when it did I just kind of started it.

Number of books I've read today: 3
Total # of books I've read: 10
Pages read: 362
Total # of pages: 2,172
Time Spent Reading: 4 hours, 11 minutes
Total Time Spent Reading: 18 hours, 27 minutes
Sex Object: A Memoir by Jessica Valenti (started and finished - 204 pages)
The Summer Palace by C.S. Pacat (started and finished - 30 pages)
The Secret Lives of Rockstars by Suzanne Lazear (started and finished - 128 pages)

I'm honestly hoping I won't get anything read Sunday because I want to try and get my eye strain under control. I woke up with it on Thursday and it still hasn't gone away yet. One, it can't be good for my eyes, and, two, it's annoying and painful. Hopefully it'll only take a day or two, last time I had it, it wouldn't go away until I got new glasses (but I just got new glasses a few months ago). Argh.

Anyway - a lot of good reading done today, short things. I half listened to Sex Object on audio and half read it physically, probably exactly. I couldn't stop listening/reading. It'd reach an end of a chapter and I'd go to stop it, but before I could she'd already be talking again and I'd already be sucked in again. Really, really good but definitely not for the faint of heart.

The Summer Palace was surprisingly cute and fluffy. And I knew I was going to like The Secret Lives of Rockstars, mostly because it sounded fucking awesome, but I honestly didn't think I was going to enjoy it as much as I did. It was amazing - and I think the first thing I read this year that I gave five stars that wasn't a reread. Highly recommended, and hoping, hoping there is still going to be a second one/a series.

Let me know what you read! (Might not respond right away because eyes, but I'll try to by Monday night/Tuesday. Hopefully)

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  1. I'm participating in BOB 18 as well!! Here's a link to my first update for BOB 18:

    Good luck with your reading goals!

  2. Wow looks like you have read a lot so far!
    Happy Reading!

    1. Thanks! It has been a very good reading week so far :)