Bout of Books 23 Wrap Up

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Well, it has been a busy few days for me so I’m a little late on posting this. I feel like I had a really successful Bout of Books week which made me really happy since I was coming out of a reading slump before that. I started my new job on Monday so I’ve been a little stressed out with all of the changes so I haven’t read much since Sunday night. I finished four books and I ended up starting two others. I started Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor but then I ended up getting my hubby to watch the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before movie so I REALLY wanted to read the sequel. I ended up deciding to just splurge on the Kindle edition since my boxed set still won’t be here for another week yet.

Day 7 Update:

Pages Read: 176

Total Pages Read: 1,286

Books Read From:

  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (48 pages)
  • P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han (128 pages)

Books Finished:

  • To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
  • The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
  • Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum
  • Saga vol. 7

Did you participate in Bout of Books?

Bout of Books 23: Day 7

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Another successful day of reading under my belt. We spent most of the day working on some house projects. Our entryway chandelier was SUPER ugly – brass and glass. We had bought a new one to replace it months ago but finally got a ladder tall enough to switch it out. We have really high vaulted ceilings in the entryway and living room.  Our new one is awesome and works so well with the decor theme we’ve got going on. We also finally got up my new ceiling fan in my library room. The old one that was there when I was growing up died a long time ago and my parents never got around to putting up a new one, which I’m kind of glad about because then I got to pick out the one I wanted. So now I’ve got some air movement in my room which helps to make it feel less like a basement room. The rest of the day I spent in my library doing various things and trying to think of what I was in the mood to read next. I wasn’t really sure what I was in the mood for so I ended up grabbing the next graphic novel volume of Saga and reading the whole thing. It was good but in my opinion not as good as some of the previous volumes.

Today is the last day of the readathon so I’m hoping to get in some good reading today. Still not quite sure what I’m in the mood to read though so I’ll have to figure that out first. If I end up not figuring out what I want to read and end up just leaving my stats where they are, I’ll still be happy because I exceeded my unspoken goal of reading at least 1,000 pages and I finished 4 books.

Day 6 Update:

Pages Read: 152

Total Pages Read: 1,110

Books Read From:

  • Saga vol. 7

Books Finished:

  • To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
  • The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
  • Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum
  • Saga vol. 7

 

Bout of Books 23: Day 6

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Afternoon ladies and gents. Yesterday I had another great reading day! I sat down to do some reading in Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum starting where I left off the day before on page 40.  I could not stop reading. 290 pages later and way past my usual bed time on the weekend, I finished it! I really enjoyed the story and the characters. I totally called who the mystery emailer was but I was very happy about it because it was also who I wanted it to be. I’m not quite sure what I’m going to read today just yet. I’m only 42 pages away from meeting my unspoken goal of reading 1,000 pages. I’m thinking I might take a break from contemporaries so that when my Jenny Han boxed set arrives I can come back to the series fresh. I don’t usually read a lot of contemporaries so I can get burned out on them kind of quickly.

Day 5 Update:

Pages Read: 290

Total Pages Read: 958

Books Read From:

  • Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum

Books Finished:

  • To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
  • The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
  • Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum

Have you read Tell Me Three Things? What is your favorite book genre?

Bout of Books 23: Day 5

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Howdy folks! Today is a great day! I’ve been having a pretty great reading week AND today is my last day at my current job! I’ve been here for 7 years so it feels really weird to be moving on but it was time. My new job starts on Monday so the hubby and I are going out tonight to celebrate.  I finished The Kiss Quotient yesterday on my lunch break and it was so good! Exactly what I needed while I wait to get my backordered boxed set of the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before boxed set so I can finish that trilogy. It was more adult than I thought it was going to be based on the cutesy cover but I guess that just further proves that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover lol. I loved the two main characters and the storyline. I started a new book last night so I’m on book 3 for this readathon. I’m still in the mood for a cutesy romance book though so I’ve officially put The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson on hold for now. I started Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum. People really loved this one and I’m really intrigued so far.

Day 4 Update:

Pages Read: 109

Total Pages Read: 668

Books Read From:

  • The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
  • Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum

Books Finished:

  • To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
  • The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

Have you read any of these books? Have you watched the Netflix movie adaptation of To All the Boys? I’ve watched it twice so far and am planning a third re-watch soon. Can’t get enough of Peter K. 😉

Bout of Books 23: Day 4

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Yesterday I had a great reading day! I did venture from my original plan of finishing The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson because I was still in the mood for cute romance after reading and loving To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han. So since I could not for the life of me find a physical copy of P.S. I Still Love You, the sequel, ANYWHERE I decided to move on until my hardcover boxed set arrives in two weeks and started The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang. It’s cute but in a different way and also not what I was fully expecting. It is very readable and hard to put down. I stayed up past my bed time last night reading in bed with my book light haha. I ended up reading almost 80% of the whole book yesterday!

Day 3 Update:

Pages Read: 255

Total Pages Read: 559

Books Read From:

  • The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

Books Finished:

  • To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Have you read The Kiss Quotient? Are you participating in Bout of Books?