Bout of Books 19…here we go again.

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Welcome back. Next week starts one of the best read-a-thons I have participated in throughout my blogging journey. BY far the one I have participated in the most to date. Bout of Books is a fun, not to be missed read-a-thon that lasts for one week–from Monday, the 8th to Sunday, the 14th.

*The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 8th and runs through Sunday, May 14th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 19 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team*

This time around, as my reading has immensely dipped low to particularly non-existent, I will be challenging myself to read 4-6 books; no less, hopefully. If I read more, that would be amazing!!! I hate to admit I have only read about 3 books this YEAR. Ahhhh. For someone who could have easily read 70 books in a year; this is disastrous. Hopefully, with B.O.B. 19, I will rediscover my love of reading; as well as the time for it.

Let me know in the comments if you are participating! I would love a buddy/buddy accountability partner.

 

Good luck and have a great week!

-Indie

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon–Update #2

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Hi everyone!

If you’re participating in the readathon today, hope you’re having fun. With my constant posts, I’m sure you can guess I am, too. My progress so far:

Books finished: 3

  • The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin
    • read 240 pages. Was at around 100 when started readathon.
  • The Six Creepy Stories of Edgar Allan Poe
    • audiobook– time 1 and a half hours+
  • The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare
    • audiobook– time 1 hour and 49 minutes

Books currently reading:

  • After Alice by Gregory Maguire (print)
  • William Shakespeare Selected poetry (print)

Pages read: 290

Hours spent listening to audio: 3 hours and 19 minutes

How are you all doing? What are you currently reading?

Good luck, have fun, and happy reading!

-Indie

Mini-challenge: #READBLOCK for Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon (Hour 7)

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The question is what are your readblocks? What stops you from reading? This is a perfect question for me, considering the slump I have been in. Plus, ignoring my blog for so long.

I have found myself not making time for reading. I get too caught up *building an empire* that I don’t want to commit the time to read, review, and blog. I don’t want to get caught up in reading. It’s really bad. This readathon has opened my mind up again; causing me to hunger for the written/spoken word. I’m very glad I am participating today.

What are your readblocks?

Good luck, have fun, and happy reading!

-Indie

Dewy’s 24 Hour Readathon Update #1–It’s on!

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Hi everyone!

If you’re participating in the readathon today, hope you’re having fun. With my constant posts, I’m sure you can guess I am, too. My progress so far:

Books finished: 2

  • The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin
    • read 240 pages. Was at around 100 when started readathon.
  • The Six Creepy Stories of Edgar Allan Poe
    • audiobook– time 1 and a half hours+

Books currently reading:

  • After Alice by Gregory Maguire (print)
  • Macbeth by William Shakespeare (audio)
  • William Shakespeare Selected poetry (print)

Pages read: 240

Hours spent listening to audio: 2 hours

How are you all doing? What are you currently reading?

Good luck, have fun, and happy reading!

-Indie

Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon Opening Meme

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1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?

I am reading in Northern NJ, but Paris sounds more fun.

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

Not sure. I haven’t exactly picked a stack of books. It’s more as I go along. I think I am going to read After Alice by Gregory Maguire. I’m excited about that.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

Corn puffs! I love these corn puffs I get that is fluffy, yet crunchy popcorn like pieces with rice in it. So yummy. I already finished a bag yesterday.
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

I am twenty-seven years old living in Northern NJ. I am currently an occasional book blogger, although after this Readathon, I am going to try to be active more. I am the owner of Flourishing Crafter, a handmade paper goods shop. You can shop and browse at http://www.flourishingcrafter.com or on etsy at http://www.etsy.com/shop/flourishingcrafter.

I love to read YA contemporaries, YA romance, and Historical Fiction, particularly those of strong women. One of my favorites is still Lady of the Butterflies by Fiona Mountain about the first woman who studied butterflies in the seventeenth century.

5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?

This will be my second or third one. I definitely will try to read more, participate throughout, and not get so distracted by life–just for one day.

If you answered any of these questions, feel free to post your link in the comments section!

Good luck today and happy reading!

-Indie

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