Bout of Books 4.0 ~ Goals and Updates


Participant: jen7waters

To join: visit the Bout of Books blog

Read-a-thon! YEAH!! 

I just love the Bout of Books because I always have lots of fun — so of course I joined the 4.0 edition! Thanks for organizing it again Amanda.  ;D

And without further ado, here are my goals:

  • Read every day
  • Participate in the challenges (hopefully in all of them)
  • Start and finish the following books:

The Girl in The Steel Corset, Kady Cross, 480 pages

One Night in Scotland, Karen Hawkins, 335 pages

The Folk Keeper, Franny Billingsley, 176 pages

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Monday 5/14

What I’ve read today: 212 pages of The Girl in The Steel Corset, including the novella ‘The Strange Case of Finley Jayne’. So far I’m enjoying it!
Total of books I’ve read so far:

Challenge participation hosted by Sara @Sara Says Read: Bookish Question

“What do you like best about readathons? Do you have any readathon traditions or rituals? If this is your first readathon, what do you like so far? Discuss away!”

I read every day, and if I don’t then something is wrong, so participating in the read-a-thon shouldn’t be something so exciting, but turns out it is! I’m not sure why. Maybe because while I’m reading, in the back of my mind I know there are people reading with me — human beings don’t like to do things alone, it’s nice to belong in a group, any group. 😀

Other things I like about the event: the challenges! *so much fun* And to interact with my fellow readathoners, of course!

Read-a-thon traditions or rituals: don’t have any. But I’m thinking we should all get hats or t-shirts the next time. Or choose a snack. Or… oh wait, I do drink lots of cappuccinos during the event. Maybe that’s my ritual! Yay!

(Oh, and this is not my first readathon, I’ve been in quite a few by now. ;D)

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Tuesday 5/15

What I’ve read today: Finished The Girl in The Steel Corset (yeah!), and started One Night in Scotland. 😀
Total of books I’ve read so far: 1

Challenge participation hosted by Celine @Nyx Book Reviews: Book Lover Confession

Physical book or eBook?

Physical book! Always!

Paperback or Hardcover?

Mmm, paperback.

Reality or Make-believe?

Please, make-believe.

Adult or Young-Adult?

Young-Adult (with quality).

Dog ears or Bookmarks?


Breaking the spine or Barely open the book?

Somewhere in between.

Tea or Coffee?

(Please, please don’t make me choose) BOTH!

Reading in bed or On the couch?


Series or Standalone?


Original or TV Adaptation?

Again, both!

Defy motion sickness or Audiobooks?


Author crushes or Who-was-that-guy-again?

Author crushes. Like the one I have on Markus Zusak.

Interview or Guest post?


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Wednesday 5/16

What I’ve read today: 110 pages of One Night in Scotland
Total of books I’ve read so far: 1

Challenge participation hosted by Shannon @Books Devoured: Re-title It — RIGHT HERE

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Thursday 5/17

What I’ve read today: Finished One Night in Scotland; and started The Folk Keeper (read 33 pages), the last book I had planned to read for this read-a-thon, if I keep up the good rhythm, maybe, just maybe I can add a fourth book to my goals! 😀
Total of books I’ve read so far: 2

Challenge participation hosted by Amy @Bookgoonie: Zombie Book Cover *good luck US readathoners!*

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Friday 5/18

What I’ve read today: Stopped at page 61 of the The Folk Keeper — I can’t believe it’s taking me this long (like 1 day and a half xD) to read a book with 162 pages!
Total of books I’ve read so far: 2

Challenge participation hosted by Jacinda @The Reading Housewives of Indiana: Books & Shoes

The challenge: “Take any book you like and match up a character in the book OR the cover of the book to a shoe.”

My entry:

(shoe from: link)

Finley and Emily wear trousers combined with knee high boots all the time, so I picked this steampunk-ish model for either one of them. 😀

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Saturday 5/19

What I’ve read today: another 60 pages or so of The Folk Keeper.
Total of books I’ve read so far: 2

Challenge participation hosted by Smash @Smash Attack Reads and Stephanie @Once Upon a Chapter: Book Spine Poetry — RIGHT HERE.

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Sunday 5/20

What I’ve read today: Finished The Folk Keeper! Yay!
Total of books I’ve read so far: 3

**I’ll also be updating my reading progress on Goodreads. 🙄

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(Monday 5/21) THE WRAP UP POST

36 Responses to “Bout of Books 4.0 ~ Goals and Updates”

  1. 1 Kelsey

    Good luck with your goals, I hope you have lots of fun!!

  2. Good luck with your goals! It should be a fun week! 😉

  3. I love it that your updates include the challenge link! I might need to eventually add something similar to my updates! Good luck this week

  4. Good luck this week 🙂

  5. Great progress so far! Keep up with the great reading!

  6. Great progress!

  7. 14 Rebecca

    I love those boots! you are doing great with your goals 🙂

  8. 15 Pragya

    Ooh, the shoes!

  9. @Rebecca & Pragya I want them too :3 I have no idea where I could wear such boots, but I want them xD

  10. Those are some HOT boots and work great for that book! 🙂 Thanks for participating!

    • YES. And they look deadly too, I really think Finley would love to kick some random evil guy while wearing them.

      You’re welcome! 😉

  11. Really hope I get time today to participate in the challenge. It looks like fun! Those boots are perfect!

  12. 23 Pepca

    Cool boots! Great pick!

  13. I don’t read steampunk, but OMG I want that steampunk boots!

    • Oooh yes, that is one of the things I love about steampunk: reading about all the outfits, the shoewear, the little accessories. I envy those lucky-lucky steampunk heroines so much. 😀

  14. Those boots are amazing! I totally want a pair!

  15. Those books look like some serious sh#$ kickers!! Excellent pairing!!!
    My little match up is at

    This was such a fun little challenge!!!

  16. Have a great weekend! Happy reading!

  17. Those shoes are entirely too awesome!! WOW!

  18. Yay! We’ve almost survived 🙂

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