vendredi 4 janvier 2013

Bout of Books 6.0 : goals & update

Hello to all,

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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 7th and runs through Sunday, January 13th 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 6.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. -From the Bout of Books 6.0 team

 Last year i've entered the bout of books read-a-thon and i've learned a lot while having fun so i've decided to participate once again.. i will set low goals because i'm currently quite sick so i'm not sure how i will be next week and i don't want to put myself under pressure so early in the new year ^^;;

I will keep my progress in this post like i did last time so if you want to see how i'm doing come back each day on this post.

My Goals

  • Read 2 books ( not sure which one yet)
  • Prepare the page for the 2013 challenges i've entered
  • Comment on at least one parpicipant post each day
  • Enter at least one challenge
  • Prepare one official review
  • Post at least one review
  • Make the post for the friday meme about vampire
  • Work on one RAK minimum
  • Find free stories that qualify for the challenges
At the moment it seem a lot to me but i will do my best so we will see!

Books to Read

  • Omega by Susannah Sandlin
  • Storm of Visions by Christina Dodd
  • One paranormal romance: 
  • One sport romance

This is a unfinished list of possibibilites not definitive titles and i won't probably read all of them but i will have the choice at least

Time Devoted to Reading

I will be reading all week as soon as i get the opportunity to do so between all i have to do in real life and when i'm good enough to. Also since i'm finishing some handmade gift my reading time will be limited a bit but i will try to do my best.


    Number of pages I've read today:407
    Total number of books I've read: 1
    Books:Storm by Brigid Kemmerer

    To be honest this wasn't the best day for my health, i don't know why but i've wanted to do too much while it was only the first day so now i'm even more exhausted than before. BUT on the other side, i did some reach so goal so today. I've commented on at least 1 participants ( i lost count after  but i guess it was close to ten^^;;); i did  the challenge scientific discovery and i've read the book i wanted ( it can count for the sport romance challenge and it's also a ya paranormal romance so i did more than expected^^)- review will be published too that the added goal for the rest of the week.
    What took my the most of time was working on the RAK  had started, i've finished and sent what i had too ( still several to do for this month but i need to be well before i start)

    For another goal, i could need some help so if you know a free ( pdf format only please) sport romance ( not m/m) that you could recommend to me, give me a link it would be great. So far i've got only Hardball by VK Sykes.  [ The link with the sport can be small, either the main character is praticing a sport, set during a great/famous ( or not) sport competition etc] it's for the challenge hosted by anna from herdings Cat and burning soup ( sooon the link will be on my new 2013 giveaway page but i have a post already if if want some info about this challenge)

    Number of pages I've read today: 0
     total pages read:407
    Total number of books I've read:1
    Books: Finished: Storm
    Started: /

    Like it was expected i paid the price of my unraisonnable behaviour on Monday. I was so out that everything i did took longer than usual and resting wasn't optional anymore^^;;. However even if i didn't read anything i did work on my goal. For the socializing part :i participated in another challenge: favorite/funiest cover  ( the one with guessing the covers was interesting too but i wasn't in anyshape to spend as long as needed to make it too) and i commented on other participants posts (once again i stopped counting after 5)
    Concerning the blog: i did my page for the 2013 challenges - i also added a new challenge in my list of participation; i also posted one review and i prepared a second one

    When i see the state i was in, i'm really happy about my day's achievement, i just hope i will read a litle more during the rest of the week and keep a little balance between what i have/want to do and what i can do without worsening my state. ( So yes one added goals is eating properly and rest when needed too ;)  )

    Number of pages I've read today: 20
    total pages : 
    Total number of books I've read:1
    Books: finished: Storm,Elemental
                started: omega

    Very busy day, i haven't managed to get 1h of free time to read so only 20pages for today but i will manage it's only half the week! Cheer! positive attitude^^ i did the mini challenge ( can be found  just under this paragraph, i commented on 5 posts,and i kept my giveaway page updated after entereing again a new challenge)

    Mini Challenge Page 48 hosted by Booking in Heels. For this challenge we had to pick our current read take the first complete sentence of page 48 and complete this moment i'm not reading a book that has 48pages so i picked one from my pile ( could be the next one orr just the one after but it will be read this month at the latest^^)

    So the book i picked is Storm of Visions by Christina Dood and the result is:

    « Sounds like a lot of silliness to me » How can he said that? I wanted to strangle him!. Books are precious, they must be treasured so I course I would prefer not drinking, going out and such to keep the money to buy books. I do not act like a normal girl?! I don’t care my soulmate will love me the way I am and construct me huge bookshelves, he doesn’t understand no problem he can take the door!

    Number of pages I've read today: 0
    Total number of books I've read:1 ( and 1 novella)
    Books:finished: Storm, elemental

    Oki, that wasn't a good day, i had half a day off just for reading but i was called to help by my mother so in the end no reading at all. Since i just had a few minutes a few times during the day i did comment on participants'post and i've prepared the post for tomorrow meme ( not finished but prepared). i did the challenge to tell my favorite vampire because it was quick and easy so i 've not lost everything but i really need to boost myself if i want to complete all my goals, they seem so far at the moment. Fingers crossed for a better Wk so i could do a lot then, not sure for tomorrow. For not i need to stay motivated and it's sleeping time ( really needed)

    Number of pages I've read today: 67pages
    Total number of books I've read:1 book and 1 novella
    Books:finished: Storm, elemental
    started: omega

    Not a bad day, i did comment on more than 5 posts and i've read a little, i hoped to read more but a little bird needed saving so he got priority ^^ ( saved, safe and sound and now newcomer to the garden's buffet of seed). I also did the challenge and i loved it!
    I hope to finish the book i started and write the review soon so i can jump on next book but  i'm good so far

    mini Challenge: Rewrite the synopsis hosted by A daydreamers' thoughts  For this challenge we had to rewrite the synopsis of a book we read during the bout of books from the books cover and the aim is to make something different.
    I only read one book so far (and since the other one is an arc i prefer not to confuse readers) so i used the cover from Storm by brigid kemmerer and here is my synopsis

    "In a world where women have the power, the selection is the ceremony all the boys are dreading since those not chosen before their 18th birthday are throw out of the city in the wilderness.

    On Alyssa 16th birthday as stated by the rules, she gets the opportunity to select up to 3 boys to share her life as bodyguard, confident or lover. Those selected will be nourished, and authorized to life in the city protected from the daemons living outside the dome. However she has met not 3 but four boys she wants to protect. Will Alyssa be able to choose which one to condemn or will they find a way together to save all of them….with only a week before the ceremony not a minute must be lost. "

    Number of Pages I've read today: around 200
    Total number of books I've read:2 books and 1 novella
    Books:finished: Storm, Elemental, Omega
    started: /

    A good day, with the noise from the " soumonces" i need to stay busy so first thing i did the mini challenge then back to reading and i managed to finish the book i started, i've also prepared the official review for said book ( will be probably posted after january 28 to give you the opportunity to enter in a big international giveaway^^) Review in french and in english ( perhaps i will still add some correction but i'm considering it done) So my goals have been reached but i will see if i can add a book tomorrow^^ just to be even more happy!

    Mini Challenge: My book Crack hosted by bookgoonie : what bookish things make me blissfull?What i can't resist? what is my book crack? 

    I can't resist a giveaway for print book open to international, those are not the majority so when i see one i'm jumping with pleasure and i can't resist. It's one of the only way i have to discover new authors and series.( English books are sold in my country but it's hard to find new realease, nearly impossible for not best sellers authors and the prices are exhorbitants)
    so my book crack is the 10% discount operation on bookdepository... those i can't resist so as soon as i learn of one i need to find someone with a bankcard to order for me, not always possible but when it works all my savings are spent ^^;;. i would like to know when they are scheduled month in advance so i could make long lists, have time to prepare long since the last one!!! 
    And Lastly  i can't resist paranormal romance and urban fantasy, i try to diversify but those are the ones i can't live without, completely addicted to them.

    Number of books I've read today:1
    Number of pages read today:388
    Total number of books I've read: 3books and 1 novella
    Books:finished: Storm, Omega, Storm of Visions - Elemental

    I'm so happy, this day has just gotten better. i've received really good news, i had time to read, i finished a third book ( and since it's a paranormal romance it included all the books of my list) , i had the time to comment and i did the mini challenge of the day. This day is really perfect to close the read a thon, oh i will perhaps start a book and if i do i will add it in the wrap up but at the moment i'm just so happy and proud to have achieved my goals despite all that came to make my life more complicated.  I'm in an euphory time^^ so i will try to write the review i need to do before i can start a new title.

    Mini Challenge New year resolution hosted by Stella from Ex Libris: The rule was: Pick a book and choose one or several characters from it and make up what would be their New Year's resolutions if they made any. No need to be realistic, the wilder the better! :

    i will pick omega ( and the penton legacy series) by susannah sandlin. :
    Mirren:- polish the sword and axe everyday, 

    -buy more ice cream for glory 
    -remember not to put motorcycle part on the kitchen shelves anymore 
    -and lastly tauting Will with how he was saved, 
    Glory:- cook and eat more treats, sweets so her blood will be sweeter for Mirren, 
    -dress Mirren in more colorful clothes 
    Will: -to train more with Randa, 

    -play less video game, construct a new city top quality, 
    -play with Hannah and find her more hello kitty goodies .
    - Work to stay more sexiest vampire from Penton Scathe
    Randa: -wear more sexy undergarnement, preferably red, 

    -be more feminine with Will
    -.... avoid killing Will 

    Are you participating?Leave me a link to your goals we could support each other

    Until next week!

    26 commentaires:

    1. Oh I hope you feel better soon! Good luck with your reading goal! :)

    2. Very realistic goals. Good luck and have fun! Get well soon ;)

      1. i prefer to start low and be happy if i do more than put too much pressure on me and cry if i fail^^ ( i perhaps lack a little confidence but better safe than sorry)

        thank you a lot

    3. I hope you feel better soon! Good luck with your goals!

      1. i will be resting as much as i can but there are some progress already ( thanks to teh medecine!)
        thank you a lot for commenting

    4. I'm so sorry I haven't been by to visit you lately! I read every single one of your comments and they always make me smile, but I've done a terrible job at visiting people back lately. That's one of my new year's goals! Please forgive me. I'm so glad to see you're participating in Bout of Books too. I hope you're feeling better, and that you get lots of reading done this week. <3

      1. you were already forgiven if it wa snecessary ( and i don't think it was) i know you were busy with your writing too so don't worry^^ i'm just glad to have some news^^ ( i'm a little better still need a lot of rest but the medecine help me to keep my eyes open with hurting more than 20min^^)

    5. I hope you reach your goals, Miki! I know when I'm under the weather, my head pounds too badly to be able to enjoy reading :(

      I hope you are feeling better and get the rest you need!

      1. you are right but this time it was my eyes the worse ( they hurt!!) i'm better so i'm planning on doing my best^^ and i have a review to write for you!

    6. Great list of goals, I hope you'll complete them all :)

      Happy reading!

    7. Good luck with you goals! I also hope you feel better!

    8. Good luck with your goals! Its no fun being sick :( hope it gets better

      1. i'm making progress not as many as you did but i'm happy. thank you a lot

    9. I love your answer to the Page 48 challenge - those are definitely words to pick a guy by lol!

      My Page 48 challenge is here if you'd like a look :)

      1. Thank you a lot! I was so busy i just wrote what came to my mind ^^

        i like your answer too and i follow your blog now

    10. Great goals! And it looks like you're doing great so far (I hope you're feeling all better now :)
      ♡ your Page 48 challenge answer!

      Happy reading! :)

    11. Giveaways!!! I have a diverse palate too, but when I am my happiest there is usually a UF book in my hands.

      1. i understand too well ^^ and yes bloggers who thinks about all their followers/readers with their giveaways win my loyalty^^

    12. Love your synopsis challenge response! And yeah, those giveaways... can't resist! :-D

      1. thank you ^^ i was a bit hesistant to participe in the sysnopsis challenge at first^^ so someone who likes what i did is a great reward

    13. I can't resist the giveaways either! You never win if you don' try right ;) Thanks for stopping by my challenge post!!