Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Bout of Books ~~ Day 3 Update!!

Bout of Books


Yay, I don't know about you, but I'm having a blast so far participating in the 11th round of Bout of Books!! Things are off to a great start for me on my first day and I'm hoping to finish strong!


If you haven't heard about Bout of Books, then please read the following blurb to learn more! 

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, August 18th and runs through Sunday, August 24th 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 11 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

Time Devoted to Reading 
I plan to read every single day during the Bout of Books Read-A-Thon!!! I'll try to devote 2-3 hours to reading each day. More if I have time.

My Goals 
- Listen to two unabridged audiobooks.

- Try to complete some of the challenges.

- Comment on other posts made by other bloggers participating in this challenge.

- Have fun reading!!
Here's My List of Books to Read This Week
1. The Son by Philipp Mayer (Unabridged Audio Version)
2. Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote  (Unabridged Audio Version)

~HERE ARE MY UPDATES~
Monday
The number of hours and/or books I've listened today:

I finished listening to the unabridged version of Breakfast At Tiffany's by Truman Capote. Listening time for this novella is 2 hours, 52 minutes. 

I also began listening to The Son by Philipp Meyer today. I finished the first three compact discs for a total listening time of 3 hours, 28 minutes.

Total time spent listening to books today was 6 hours, 20 minutes.
Total number of books/challenges I've listened to/read so far:
One novella.

One challenge.

Books and challenges I've completed so far: 

Breakfast At Tiffany's by Truman Capote

Playlist Challege hosted by LuLo FanGirl


Tuesday

The number of hours and/or books I've listened today:


Today I continued listening to The Son by Philipp Meyer, but only listened to two compact discs as I didn't have much time to devote to reading today.. Total time spent listening to books today was 2 hours, 16 minutes.

Total number of books/challenges I've listened to/read so far:


One novella.

Two challenges.

Books and challenges I've completed so far:


Breakfast At Tiffany's by Truman Capote

Playlist Challege hosted by LuLo FanGirl

One True Pairing Challenge hosted by Infinite Ink


Wednesday

The number of hours and/or books I've listened today:


Today I continued listening to The Son by Philipp Meyer. I listened to a total of three compact discs and have now finished listening to a total of eight compact discs. I am now officially halfway through The Son and have eight more compact discs to finish listening to before the end of this read-a-thon.

Total time spent listening to books today was 3 hours, 13 minutes.

Total number of books/challenges I've listened to/read so far:


One novella.

Three challenges.

Books and challenges I've completed so far:


Breakfast At Tiffany's by Truman Capote

Playlist Challege hosted by LuLo FanGirl

One True Pairing Challenge hosted by Infinite Ink

Create A Sentence Challenge hosted by Book Reviews From A Christian Gal

Thursday

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Books and challenges I've completed so far:


Friday

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Books and challenges I've completed so far:


Saturday

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Sunday

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4 comments:

  1. Did you enjoy Breakfast at Tiffany's? I thought the movie was okay but I'm sure the book was way better. Do you mostly listen to audio books or have you just found some good ones for this Bout of Books?
    Hope you have a great day of listening to some good books!

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    1. Hi Adriana, Thank you for visiting my blog and making a post!!

      I've always liked audio books, but didn't become addicted to listening to them over the past 2-3 years. Now I regularly download audio books from Audible ore exchange audio books on compact disc with other readers around the US. I've probably listened to more audio books this year then read physical or eBooks.

      As far as Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote goes, I wasn't in love with it when I first finished reading it and actually gave it a 6 out 10 star rating. I basically reviewed it almost immediately after reading it. Now that some time has past and I've had time to reflect Breakfast At Tiffany's, I actually like it a lot. The characters and story are well developed and the writing is good. I still don't love Breakfast At Tiffany's, but appreciate it more now than when I first read it.

      Like you, I've seen the movie version of Breakfast at Tiffany's ages ago and remember liking it at the time. In Capote's novella, Holly Golightly is portrayed in a darker light than the movie.

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  2. You're doing really well so far with the readathon, great job!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by my blog!! Happy reading!!

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