Monday, January 2, 2017

Bout of Books 18 --- Update 1

Bout of Books 18

Yes, I'm having fun participating in Bout of books 18! What a great way to start the New Year by participating in a low key read-a-thon.

Yesterday, I finally narrowed down my reading goals for Bout of Books 18 as follows:

1. The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly (Abridged Audiobook)
Finished on 1/3/2017
2. The Defector by Daniel Silva (Abridged Audiobook)
3. The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey (Paperback Book)
4. The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill by Mark Bittner (Hardback Book I started in 2016 and would like to finish)
Finished on 1/3/2017

I may add more books to the mix depending whether or not I finish the above four books this week.

Today, I spent my time listening to The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly. I listened to 80% of The Brass Verdict, which equates to about 4 hours, 45 minutes of listening.

I also participated in today's a read-a-thon challenge of describing myself in six words as follows: Fun loving, avid reader and knitter!

UPDATE: I've made a separate post for Day 2's read-a-thon challenge ~ 2017 In A Picture.

If you are participating in Bout of Books 18 Read-A-Thon, how did your first day of reading go?


  1. Great job on your first day!

    I too was hoping that my reads from 2016 (The Martian & The Winter Witch) would have been done last year, but alas...I did not finish them. lol
    That's okay! I'll finish them during this week along with the other books I planned (which keep changing as my mood does, lol).

    Btw, I love your #insixwords challenge! :)
    Good luck!

  2. Great job so far! That's quite impressive for the first day. Hope your progress continues to flourish :)

  3. Great job on Bout of Books so far. Good luck!

  4. The Wild Parrots has always intrigued me. It's warm and sunny where I am so harder to stay inside and read. Good luck with your reading!

  5. 80% on the first day - go you!!

  6. Great job! I'm so impressed you can give yourself a set TBR, I'm so bad at that for some reason. Hope you're enjoying all your books!