Bout of Books Read-a-thon 10

Bout of Books

Monday marks another Bout of Books Read-a-thon! Are you excited?! I am!! With my crazy work and life schedule at the moment, I’m not sure how much reading I’ll get in or if I will have a chance to film many videos, but I’m going to do my best. My plan is to at least film something on Wednesday since it is my day off, and let ya’ll know how I’m getting on. If you are completely unaware of what this read-a-thon is all about feel free to check out my past posts about 9.0 or read this pretty little blurb from the hosts.

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, May 12th and runs through Sunday, May 18th 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 10 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

So, yeah. Between work and going to camp that weekend, I will try to rock out the reading. I have spent the last couple months in a reading funk, but this last week I have a finally been able to get back into it. This read-a-thon will be great for me to really get back into the swing of things. I love how low key and low pressure Bout of Books is.

Let me know down below if you are planning on joining in! Keep up with me on here and on my twitter (click the birdy over there —->)

Happy Reading,

Manda Kay

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How I Read Tag

Hi loves! I am really enjoying making videos and sharing them here with you. I have been watching a lot of videos of the “How I Read” Tag, and even though I wasn’t tagged, I decided to do it myself. It was a really fun video to film and I am proud of the finished product. Check it out below!

Go ahead and film a response or comment below with your answers! I’d love to hear how you read.

Happy Reading,

~Manda Kay

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January Book Wrap Up

To be completely honest, I did a horrid job at reading this month. The only books I read were during the Bout of Books Readathon. I completed 5 books during the readathon which for the month isn’t a horrid total, but I did no other reading the rest of the month. I am still reading Torment by Lauren Kate and I haven’t read anything else. Sad.

Anywho, you can check out my January Wrap Up and a Birthday Book Haul below:

I promise to get some reading done this week! Hopefully. 😛

Happy Reading,

~Manda Kay

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Bout of Books Readathon 9.0 Wrap Up

As you can see I didn’t get up wrap ups for everyday, but I made a video wrapping up the whole readathon that you can watch below:

All in all, this was a great readathon and I will definitely be doing more soon!

Happy Reading

~Manda Kay

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Bout of Books Readathon 9.0– Days Three and Four Recap

Hi, I’m Manda. I am really bad at keeping up with things. Sometimes my problem with procrastination leads to things not getting done at all. Hence this being a 2 day recap. Forgive me.

In all honesty, I read a TON on day 3 and like none on day 4, so this works I guess.

Day 3 I read and finished a total of 2 books. I finished reading Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and I loved it. I have to say that this book is officially my new favorite. I am so excited to read the next book and can’t wait to get my hands on it. I will most likely be doing a complete review on my youtube channel once this readathon is over.

I also began and FINISHED How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True. I read the synopsis for this book and it sounded adorable. I was in the mood for something a little more quick read and fluffy and this is mostly what this book is. I do have to say I was hooked pretty quickly and I read it in one sitting from start to finish. The storyline is adorable and there is even a little mystery in it. I really enjoyed it.

I also began Fallen by Lauren Kate on day 3 and read about 21% of it before midnight hit.

Thus began day 4. I didn’t read ALL day. I know. However, this is a readathon where failure doesn’t exist, so I won’t say it. Haha. I did get in a little bit of reading before I fell asleep and am now about 48% in. I am really enjoying this one. I love the characters so far and am intrigued enough to want to read the entire series. That is saying a lot. I do have them all on my kindle, so I will probably continue the series for the remainder of the readathon.

All in all, between days 3 and 4, I rocked out a lot of reading. I have officially completed 3 books so far and will try to make that at least 4 by end of day 5. I am still having a lot of fun with this readathon and am glad I joined in.

Happy Reading!

~Manda Kay

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Bout of Books Readathon 9.0– Day Two Recap

I’m feeling a little more accomplished on Day 2 of the readathon then I was for Day 1. First and foremost, I finished The Raven Boys!!! I didn’t love the book in the beginning, but by the end I was ready for more. I will definitely have to read the next one soon.

I ended up hanging out with friends for most of the day. We went to Bookmans though and I was able to pick up a hardcover of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children for only about 9 bucks! I know I said I was going to read I Like Him, He Likes Her next, but I had to start this one! I’ve been wanting to read Miss Peregrine’s for a long time and have been putting it off. I read through chapter 7 last night and I am in love. I am pretty sure this just might be my new favorite book. The writing is superb and the storyline is amazing. I will be finishing it as soon as I am done with this recap.

So far in the readathon, I’ve read about 470 pages. That is pretty awesome for me. My plan for Day 3 is to read until I have to go to church tonight. I may have to take a short break to do some household chores, but those shouldn’t take to long. Like the other two days, I’ll read from when I go to bed till midnight.

Happy Reading!

~Manda Kay

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Bout of Books Readathon 9.0– Day One Recap

I didn’t read a whole lot during the day yesterday, but I got in about 4 hours of reading. I really planned on reading a whole lot more, but I all of sudden found myself with friends and plans. This is really a rarity for me. Haha.

I started the day at 27% of The Raven Boys read and by the time I hit midnight I was at 82%. Not bad for day one of the readathon and I actually read a lot of the book during the day. The book was a bit bland for me in the beginning, but by the end I was enthralled and am excited to read the next one. I have to wait a bit before I buy book 2 though because I have gotten a bunch of books recently and really need to read them.

My plan for day 2 is to finish The Raven Boys and to start I Like Him, He Likes Her. It seems like I may have plans again with my friends, but I will try to read as much as possible. I am enjoying this readathon as it is so incredibly laid back, but is still pushing me to get a bunch of reading in.

Happy Reading!

~Manda Kay

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