Friday, August 15, 2014

Bout of Books Goals

Before I go to writing about my Bout of Books goals - I just want to say how happy I am about how peaceful Ferguson was yesterday. I know there are still so many problems and things there/in the world aren't going sin g to magically go away. But they seemed to approach thing in peace yesterday and I think that should be celebrated. It's those small steps which make progress happen.

Now - onto Bout of Books!

The challenge starts on Monday and I think I'm ready to hit the books. ;-) Here are some of my goals for the week:

- Finish American Gods  by Neil Gaiman if I haven't already by then. I've been working on this book for FOREVER and I have no idea why it's taking me so long to get through it. It's a great book and I'm loving it, but it's pretty long and I keep reading other books while I'm reading this one.


- Read one book from my Kindle/Nook shelves which have been sitting on my iPad for a long time. I have so many books which have just been sitting there and I haven't read yet and I need to get to them. I'm thinking it'll be My Exile Lifestyle by Colin Wright, Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger, or Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake. However, there are several others which are possibilities.


- Read a book on my "real" bookshelves which have been sitting there the longest. I have a lot of books in the same boat as my ebooks. They need to be read! I'm thinking it'll be The Cuckoo's Calling  by Robert Galibrath (JK Rowling... and this would also work for my ebook goal), The Passing Bells by Phillip Rock, or Heartless by  Paper Towns by John Green.


- Read at least 3 books. This would mean I would complete my ebook and "real" book goals, and possibly one other book if I finish American Gods before Monday.

- Read at least 150 pages a day.

So... here's hoping I do better on my goals this time around!

Bout of Books


  1. You should totally pick Anna Dressed in Blood for an ebook read. I loved it! I hope you reach all your goals. Have fun at the read-a-thon and happy reading :) Here are my Goals

    1. That's the one I'm leaning toward so we'll see what happens!

  2. I am hoping to read The Cuckoo's Calling this week as well as I have it on hold from the library (and it should come in soon). Anna dressed in Blood looks great as well. Good luck with this read-a-thon and have fun!!!

  3. Did you end up reading "The Cuckoo's Calling"?? I finished it a couple of weeks ago and I'm definitely a fan (though I've always loved mystery/crime novels). I need to pick up "The Silkworm," though I should probably finish some of the unread books I already have on my shelf first.


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