August Read a thon Updates

August reading Updates!!!

It’s August 20th and I feel really good about my reading so far. Ten books down! Quite a few to go still for the remainder of the month but two read a thons are done! Summer Wrap Up helped me get started and Bout of Books helped me keep the momentum going. Although I have definitely realized that the weekends are just not productive enough. But if I can keep up this progress for the continuation of Review Copy Cleanup, I will be one happy girl!

I still also have the Wolf Hall Read a long as well. If you’re into The Tudors storyline although I’m only at part 3 of Wolf Hall, I can already easily recommend it! It’s a great story from a different perspective than normal. And honestly, I just can’t get enough of The Tudors so this is right up my alley!

Full August schedule

Challenge updates!

Time Devoted to Reading

I will be reading mostly during the day. Probably about four hours or so scheduled just for reading. Unless my eyes need a break! I have quite an extensive list for this month and I don’t want to fall behind so these read a thons are coming at the perfect time!

My Goals:

A book a day (ISH!!). IF I can accomplish that then this will be the most I’ve read in a month!

OHh!! Change of reading plans! I just received This Dark Earth from John Hornor Jacobs! Yes, I danced around the house a bit before I got a picture to post. I also hugged it to me and smelled the sweet, wonderful smell of newly pressed paper. I do realize this is killing trees but my last TEN or so books I read on my Kindle, so I’m thinking I don’t feel too bad about it. So, adding yet another book to my to read list for August! And I told him I may not be able to get to this. Yeah, it’s called making room for the zombies.

Books to Read

BBT

  • The Road to Hell
  • Wolf Hall (Read a Long)
  • Praise of Motherhood
  • This Dark Earth
  • Carnival of Souls
  • Secrets of Meditation
  • Entwined
  • Fire on the Island
  • Crossroads
  • Red Dawn
  • Last Wish of Summer
  • Desert Rice
  • Demontional
  • Shadow on the Wall
  • Shakespeare on Toast
  • The Enchanted Truth
  • Antithesis
  • Beautiful Disaster
  • Demon Catcher of Milan
  • Campaign Promises
  • November Surprise
  • Lifting the Wheel of Karma
  • Two and Twenty Dark Tales
  • AKC Star Puppy
  • A Small Town Near Auschwitz

Updates

Saturday 8/04


Number of books I’ve read today:
1! Finished The Road to Hell by Christopher C. Starr
Total number of books I’ve read: 1
Books: Plan to read –The Road to Hell by Christopher C. Starr
Notes: Was already halfway through the Road to Hell.

Sunday 8/05

Number of books I’ve read today:
Total number of books I’ve read: 1
Books: Plan to read — About 35% into Praise of Motherhood and read the first chapter of Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
Notes:

Monday 8/06

Number of books I’ve read today: Finished Praise of Motherhood
Total number of books I’ve read: 2
Books: Plan to read — Finish Praise of Motherhood & Start Satan Loves You
Notes: Praise of Motherhood was a short memoir, but really good! Too bad I started Satan Loves You so late. Its kinda of taking me by surprise. I only decided to read it because I have a guest post coming up on Thursday. What’s one more book in my to read list this month? LOL

Tuesday 8/07

Number of books I’ve read today:
Total number of books I’ve read:
Books: Plan to read — Finish Satan Loves You and finish part one of Wolf Hall
Notes:
So far Satan loves you is freaking hilarious! Hmm… Yeah, change of plans. Reading This Dark Earth and putting Satan Loves you aside. Just for alittle while Satan, I promise.

Wednesday 8/08

Number of books I’ve read today: This Dark Earth by John Horner Jacobs
Total number of books I’ve read: 3
Books: Plan to read — Finish This Dark Earth and Start Seven Gifts
Notes: Fan freaking tastic book! Super intense! Review incoming with an author interview soon!

Thursday 8/09

Number of books I’ve read today:
Total number of books I’ve read: 4
Books: Plan to read — Finish part one of Wolf Hall
Notes: Finished Secrets of Meditation and part one of Wolf Hall!

Friday 8/10

Number of books I’ve read today:
Total number of books I’ve read: 5
Books: Plan to read —
Notes: Finished The Power of Intention! But boy did my plans change today! I didn’t get much read but I did start Carnival of Souls. Soooo good so far!

Saturday 8/11

Number of books I’ve read today:
Total number of books I’ve read:
Books: Plan to read — Weekend, not much reading going to happen today.
Notes:

Sunday 8/12

Number of books I’ve read today: 1
Total number of books I’ve read: 1 this week (6 for the month so far)
Books: Plan to read —
Notes:
Finished Carnival of Souls!

Monday 8/13

Number of books I’ve read today: 1
Total number of books I’ve read: 2 (7)
Books: Plan to read — Fire on the Island by J.K. Hogan
Notes: Finished Fire on the Island! Another fast read! I’m doing good so far this week and I’m hoping the momentum will keep up! Although I’ve had to completely change my plans for this week. But it’s not throwing me off! YAY!

Tuesday 8/14

Number of books I’ve read today: 1
Total number of books I’ve read: 3 (8)
Books: Plan to read — Entwined finally!
Notes: Finally finished Entwined! So cute but in a magically haunting way!


Wednesday 8/15

Number of books I’ve read today:
Total number of books I’ve read:
Books: Plan to read — Crossroads
Notes:

Thursday 8/16

Number of books I’ve read today: 1
Total number of books I’ve read: 4 (9)
Books: Plan to read —
Notes: Finished Crossroads! The rest of this week has been tough to keep up with the start! And I was doing soooo good too!

Friday 8/17

Number of books I’ve read today:
Total number of books I’ve read: Big, fat ZERO! …
Books: Plan to read — Red Dawn and Part 2 of Wolf Hall.
Notes: This is going to be my plan for the entire weekend because I know today and this weekend will be busy! I’ll be happy to get through a book and a part of Wolf Hall and feel a sense of accomplishment. 5 in a week is definitely not something to frown at!

Saturday 8/18

Number of books I’ve read today:
Total number of books I’ve read:
Books: Plan to read —
Notes: Oh boy! I started this week off so well then life threw a curve ball. Being that today is Saturday I have a lot of chores to finish prior to being able to sitting down and enjoy my second book of the Crossroads Academy but I plan on ending my evening by finishing number 2 of the series, Red Dawn. If I’m able to do that I will have hit 10 books for the last 2 weeks, and that makes me a happy camper!

Sunday 8/19

Number of books I’ve read today: 1
Total number of books I’ve read: 4 (10)
Books: Plan to read —
Notes: Hoping to finish part two of Wolf Hall so I can join in on the discussion! Got Wolf Hall and Finished Red Dawn! Both fabulous Sunday reads. I felt like I made up for the last two days but it helped that it was seriously raining all day! Coffee, books, rain… what greater combo is there? As long as the rain stays outside that is!

Wolf Hall Read a Long

Week One (August 4 – 9)–Part One

Week Two (August 11 – 16)–Part Two

Week Three (August 18 – 23)–Part Three

Week Four (August 25 – 30)–Part Four

Week Five (Sept. 1 – 6)–Part Five

Week Six (Sept. 8 – 14)–Part Six (with author’s note, etc.)

August 4

  • START OF THE READ-A-THON Some Like it Paranormal & In Between – Show us your TBR

August 12

  • 6:00pm END OF THE READ-A-THON Some Like it Paranormal & In Between- Wrap Up and Photo Album.

I wanted to thank all of the hosts of the Summer Wrap Up Read a Thon! Having a TBR List that is a mountain high is sometimes not enough incentive to read so much in a week. I read 5 books for the week!!! So I’m super excited!

Now for the next one… 🙂

Bout of Books 5.0 ScheduleBout of Books Read-a-Thon

August 13
Literary BFFs: Auggie Talk
Passing Books: Reading in Texas and The Space Between

August 14
Limericks: Curiosity Killed the Bookworm
Relocate: The Grammarian’s Reviews
TBD: Once Upon a Time

August 15
Book Word Search: The Musings of ALMYBNENR
Match the Zombie Book Cover: The Busy Bibliophile

August 16
A Book for Every Season: Reading in Winter
Candy Challenge: BookSmartie
Contemporary: Books with Cass

August 17
Book Spine Poetry: bookgoonie
Most Looking Forward To: Pages of Forbidden Love

August 18
Music: My Not So Real Life
Page 99 Test: My Seryniti
Virtual Travels: Ex Libris

August 19
Giveaway: Kelsey’s Cluttered Bookshelf
Movie Cast: Pretty Deadly Reviews


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19 comments

  1. Wow!! Clearly you have done this before. It is my first time.. I will use this as a guide!! Great job! Here is my Bout of Books

    1. Thank you! Half of it I got from Bout of Books but I have realized over the past few read a thons that if I write a list I feel more comfy. Plus I can always read them out of order. I always do! Hope you have fun reading!!

  2. A book a day sounds like a HUGE accomplishment. I am not sure if I could do that. Good luck! 🙂

    1. Heheh… it’s a book a day ISH. Like yesterday was not a good reading day at all! I did finish the first part of Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel, which I have to say is fantastic! But other than that and trying to get into Entwined, another really good book so far, the day just decided it was not going to happen! But so far so good so I can’t complain.

  3. This Dark Earth sounds awesome! I hope you enjoy it. 🙂 Good luck with reading a book a day too, I don’t think I’d ever be able to do that!

    1. I already missed yesterday sadly! It just was not a day for reading! Even though I kept trying.

      This Dark Earth was fantastic! I’m getting the review up soon and an author interview from John Hornor Jacobs. He is SUCH a great writer!

      You have some great books on your list as well! Good luck with the read a thon!

  4. Love that you are doing more than one readathon! That’s the way to get caught up on books 🙂 Good luck on your goals!

    Sarah E.
    http://fortunefavors11.blogspot.com/

    1. Thank you so much! It’s the only way I can get caught up!

      Love your blog by the way!

  5. Good luck with your goals and have fun!

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  7. Do we have another read-a-thon addict? *guilty* Have a great time this week, and thanks for stopping by to take our challenge!

    1. Ohhh yeah! My friends always say, didn’t you just finish a read a thon. And I look at them like they’ve grown two heads or something. Yes I did but this is a different read a thon!

  8. Wow! You have a big list there lol

    Good Luck!
    -Becky
    Here is mine

    1. Heheh 😀

      It’s for all of August though and I’m still not expecting to get through every book. But adding everything to the list makes my life easier when I am trying to decide what in the world I want to read next!

      You have quite the list yourself! I love how you added pages to your list also! I may have to steal that idea. 😀

  9. Now that’s a lot of reading! 😉

    1. Yes, yes it is! But it’s ALL of August, not just the first two weeks. And it’s really pushing me, that’s for sure! But it’s a ton of fun! 😀

  10. You did great. I ended up doing nothing but reading all day on Sunday. It was bliss! Hope to see you during the next Bout-of-Books 😉

    1. I plan on it! I noticed you added pages read as well. That’s a fantastic idea. I think I’ll pick that up for next time! I noticed they’re thinking Jan. If we do Jan 7th it’ll be over my birthday also! Ahhh… reading for your birthday, pure bliss!

      I’m glad you enjoyed your Sunday! I love sitting back and reading when it’s a lazy day.

      By the way, new follower. You have a beautiful blog!

      1. Thanks! My birthday is in January too, but none of the dates fall during that week. I started adding page counts a couple of Bout-of-Books ago and it really puts my reading in perspective. I’ll always count books, but the page count is a little extra bonus. Some people counted hours read too. Not quite that brave yet. LOL!

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