Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Bout of Books 11: Monday Update

Bout of Books

Day one of Bout of Books 11 has come to a close. It was a bit of a whirlwind of a day really...I'm not sure where all of the time went.

While I spent most of mine at work, Darian apparently spent most of his reading. As you'll see, he may have underestimated his abilities in this read-a-thon. I don't think he'll have any trouble making his goals at this rate, even with school starting on Wednesday.

I did get some reading in today. I also participated in my first challenge of the read-a-thon, the Book Scavenger Hunt hosted by The Book Monsters. Although I don't think all of my entries made it in before the Central Standard Time deadline (bummer), I still had fun finding books to meet the categories.

Scavenger Hunt Categories by photo: top left - collection of short stories, bottom left - TBR pile, top right - book starting with "B", bottom right - series you love, far right - book turned movie.

Tomorrow should allow me another decent day of evening reading. I'm working a full day, but it's just Dar and me tomorrow night while Collin teaches. That means that's probably the only thing other than dinner that will get done around here (except for maybe a little quilt work since I have one I'm planning to finish by Saturday). Just working to keep them stats going.

Ready to see how we did for day one?

Elle's Current Stats 

Currently Reading :
Minutes Read Today: 142 minutes 

Total Time Read: 142 minutes

Goal: 1500 minutes

Pages Read Today: 172 pages

Total Pages Read: 172 pages

Goal: 1500 pages

Books Finished Today: 1
Fairy Tale by Cyn Balog : 4 out of 5 stars

I picked this one on a whim when we were last at the library. Sucked in by a pretty cover. But...(and I can't say this every time) this pretty cover didn't let me down.

Total Books Finished: 1

Goal: 6 books

Darian's Current Stats 

Minutes Read Today: 388 minutes 

Total Time Read: 388 minutes

Goal: 1200 minutes

Pages Read Today: 434 pages

Total Pages Read: 434 pages

Goal: 900 pages

See. I told you. Already almost 1/2 of the way done with his page goal and nearly 1/3 of the way on total minutes. This read-a-thon is going to be a breeze for him. I wouldn't be surprised if he hits some of his goals tomorrow.

Books Finished Today: 1
Total Books Finished: 1

Goal: 3 books.

There you have it. Day one was a success! And now I'm going to go hit the hay so that I can get some sleep before tomorrow's busy work day.

Happy reading!!


  1. Where do you get the number line type thing? That is an awesome idea! I love that Goodreads has it and may have to use something similar. Or do you make it yourself?

    Anyway, congrats on your reading! Good luck on day 2 :D

    1. I did a Google search a while back to find out how to code for the progress bars. I now just copy and paste them any time I want to use them in a post (I'm terrible at HTML). I just have to go in and change the percentage on the fill every time there's progress. It's not too horrible and super handy. Have a great Bout of Books!

    2. I hope you don't mind me completely stealing your idea because I just love the idea!

  2. So cool that your son is doing this with you! I struggle to get my 12 year old son to read :( Great day 1!

    1. Thanks! I've been really lucky so far. I'm sure there will come a time when he doesn't want to participate with me, but I'm getting as much out of it as possible for now. This is our fourth or fifth read-a-thon together so far this year.

  3. Great job so far! Hopefully we can all keep the momentum going :)

    1. Fingers crossed Finley Jayne! So far it's going alright...

  4. Congrats on a successful first day!! :D

    1. Thanks Karsyn! Your numbers kind of put me to shame. You're a reading fiend.

  5. Wow! Congrats to the both of you, fantastic amount of pages read today! :)

    Kyra @ Bout of Books Updates!

    1. Thanks Kyra! We're hoping we can keep up the push (well...at least I am. Darian apparently has no reason to worry about reaching his goals.)


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