Bout of Books 18 Update #1

Bout of Books 18
Books Read: 2
Books Read Total: 2
Pages Read: 128 + 448
Pages Read Total: 576
Comments: Starting my year off right with two good comic volumes. Hoping to keep the momentum up today and tomorrow while traveling back home.

TBR:

  • Revival Vol. 3
  • Runaways Complete Collection Vol. 1
  • A Poisoned Season by Tasha Alexander
  • Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
  • Buffering by Hannah Hart

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 2nd and runs through Sunday, January 8th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 18 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

Runaways: Complete Collection Vol. 1

Title: Runaways: Complete Collection Vol. 1

Author: Brian K. Vaughan; Adrian Alphona; Takeshi Miyazawa

Publisher: Marvel 2014

Genre: Graphic Novel

Pages: 448

Rating: 4/5 stars

Reading Challenges: Graphic Novel; I Love Libraries

They were six normal teenagers linked only by their wealthy parents’ annual business meeting…until a chance discovery revealed the shocking truth: their parents are the secret criminal society known as the Pride! For years, the Pride controlled all criminal acti vity in Los Angeles, ruling the city with an iron fist…and now, with their true natures exposed, the Pride will take any measures necessary to protect their organization – even if it means taking out their own children! Now on the run from their villainous parents, Nico, Chase, Karolina, Gertrude, Molly and Alex have only each other to rely on.

Picked this volume up on a whim. I love it when I pick winners and this definitely is. Another comic that takes the well-known narrative and turns it on its head. Of course we all the know the first twist on the story, but the really interesting part is the dynamic between the main characters. I think Nico was my favorite of the six, but all had a very interesting path through the volume. I think I might just pick up the second volume.

Revival Vol. 3

Title: Revival Volume 3: A Faraway Place

Author: Tim Seeley

Publisher: Image 2014

Genre: Graphic Novel

Pages: 128

Rating:  5/5 stars

Reading Challenges: Graphic Novel

For one day in rural central Wisconsin, the dead came back to life. Now the living and the recently returned struggle to maintain a sense of normalcy amidst political and religious conflicts. Officer Dana Cypress is hot on the trail of a man she believes may have murdered her sister Em, but Em herself is on a quest through the snowy woods to find the strange glowing creature that haunts a child.

Another interesting volume of Revival. This section answered a few questions, but mostly it asked more. I’m getting deeper and deeper into the mystery of Em’s murder and the Revivers. I can’t wait to see what happens next…

Bout of Books 18!

Bout of Books 18

My favorite readathon is back and I’m ready to kick 2017 right with some great reads!

Goals:

  • Read 3 books
  • Review all books read
  • Read at least 30 minutes a day
  • Focus on my TBR pile, no deviations

TBR:

  • Revival Vol. 3
  • Runaways Complete Collection Vol. 1
  • A Poisoned Season by Tasha Alexander
  • Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
  • Buffering by Hannah Hart

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 2nd and runs through Sunday, January 8th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 18 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

Bout of Books 17 Finish Line

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Books Read: 1/3
Books Read Total: 2 2/3
Pages Read: 164 (No Man’s Mistress) + 63 (The Secret Mistress)
Pages Read Total: 930
Comments: So I didn’t reach all my goals, but I’d say I made some decent progress given all my regular duties.
Goals:
  • Read 3 books
  • Review all books read √
  • Read at least 750 pages √
  • Participate in at least one challenge
  • Focus on my TBR pile, no deviations √
TBR:
  • Manners and Mutiny by Gail Carriger
  • A Poisoned Season by Tasha Alexander
  • Where the Girls Are by Sara Douglas
  • Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
  • Rat Queens Vol. 3
  • More than a Mistress by Mary Balogh
  • No Man’s Mistress by Mary Balogh
  • The Secret Mistress by Mary Balogh (in progress)

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 22nd and runs through Sunday, August 28th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 17 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

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Bout of Books 17 Update #3

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Books Read: 1/3
Books Read Total: 1 2/3
Pages Read: 132 (No Man’s Mistress)
Pages Read Total: 703
Comments: I read a decent chunk of No Man’s Mistress yesterday between crafting and taking care of a cranky toddler
TBR:
  • Manners and Mutiny by Gail Carriger
  • A Poisoned Season by Tasha Alexander
  • Where the Girls Are by Sara Douglas
  • Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
  • Rat Queens Vol. 3
  • More than a Mistress by Mary Balogh
  • No Man’s Mistress by Mary Balogh (in progress)
  • The Secret Mistress by Mary Balogh

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 22nd and runs through Sunday, August 28th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 17 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

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Bout of Books 17 Update #2

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Books Read: 1/4 + 1/4
Books Read Total: 1 1/2
 
Pages Read: 57 + 85 (No Man’s Mistress)
Pages Read Total: 571
Comments: Last night before heading to bed, I finished More Than a Mistress. Wednesday started with a new book. I moved on to the second book in Mary Balogh’s Mistress series today. Liking it so far.
TBR:
  • Manners and Mutiny by Gail Carriger
  • A Poisoned Season by Tasha Alexander
  • Where the Girls Are by Sara Douglas
  • Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
  • Rat Queens Vol. 3
  • More than a Mistress by Mary Balogh
  • No Man’s Mistress by Mary Balogh (in progress)
  • The Secret Mistress by Mary Balogh

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 22nd and runs through Sunday, August 28th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 17 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

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Bout of Books 17 Update #1

Bout of Books
Books Read: 1/3 + 3/4 (More Than a Mistress)
Books Read Total: 1/3 + 3/4
Pages Read: 83 + 346
Pages Read Total: 429
Comments: So I completely forgot that I needed to finish Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates before starting in on my TBR pile. So I did that on Monday afternoon. And I dove into my next read: More than a Mistress with gusto.
TBR:
  • Manners and Mutiny by Gail Carriger
  • A Poisoned Season by Tasha Alexander
  • Where the Girls Are by Sara Douglas
  • Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
  • Rat Queens Vol. 3
  • More than a Mistress by Mary Balogh (in progress)
  • No Man’s Mistress by Mary Balogh
  • The Secret Mistress by Mary Balogh

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 22nd and runs through Sunday, August 28th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 17 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

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Bout of Books Goals Post

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I have a few goals for this upcoming readathon, but want to keep everything low-key. I love the no pressure attitude of this readathon.
Goals:
  • Read 3 books
  • Review all books read
  • Read at least 750 pages
  • Participate in at least one challenge
  • Focus on my TBR pile, no deviations
TBR:
  • Manners and Mutiny by Gail Carriger
  • A Poisoned Season by Tasha Alexander
  • Where the Girls Are by Sara Douglas
  • Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
  • Rat Queens Vol. 3
  • More than a Mistress by Mary Balogh
  • No Man’s Mistress by Mary Balogh
  • The Secret Mistress by Mary Balogh

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 22nd and runs through Sunday, August 28th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 17 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

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Bout of Books 17 is Coming!

Bout of Books

I’m so out of it that I didn’t even realize that this was coming up… But I am so on board. I am hoping to get in a good week of reading before the baby comes in October.

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 22nd and runs through Sunday, August 28th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 17 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

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