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Bout of Books 22: Day 5

I know, I know, I didn’t post yesterday and I actually feel pretty rubbish about that fact. I’ve really not been at my best over the past 24hrs, and ended up doing a lot of things that were house related and pretty much no reading. Oops, oh well. I can’t believe tomorrow is the weekend, that we’re so far through this week, it’s crazy! I have the honour of hosting today’s Space Scavenger Hunt challenge, hope you love it!

I’m also a Bout of Books expert, here to help the lovely ladies at Bout of Books with all your readathon related enquiries, and to offer all round support and help for the readathon! So please, comment on my updates, and tweet me here!

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Bout of Books 22: Day 3

It’s Day 3 of this thing which means tomorrow we are actually half way and that fact is scaring me a little bit, I don’t want to lie to you guys!! I am off work today (I’m not sick of anything, I am working the weekend so I have today off instead) so I am going to try and get some hard reading done. I haven’t held any twitter sprints this time round, but that might change tonight. I have some free time later, so if you’re around and fancy a reading buddy…

I’m also a Bout of Books expert, here to help the lovely ladies at Bout of Books with all your readathon related enquiries, and to offer all round support and help for the readathon! So please, comment on my updates, and tweet me here!

Updates

10:30am: I had a lie in this morning and it was absolutely delightful. I slept a little better last night and even though my eyes and nose are funny again from the hayfever I seem to have developed this year, I am feeling a little more alive. I am taking my Gran to the local garden centre for lunch, so I am going to see if I can squeeze in a little more reading before I go.

11:15am: So I’ve taken my challenge picture and put it on Instagram, I’ll need to update the challenge section in a little bit. It was a good one today!

14:00pm: I took my Gran to the local garden centre for lunch and a small shop today which was nice. The weather is starting to improve and the plants were out and the whole thing was lovely. I haven’t spent much time with her recently so it was nice to do something together! I got some fancy jam and some bedding plants, I really need to sort out Barry the Hanging basket because he is looking a little dead!! In other news, my parents have floated the idea of going to Russia next year, and after a few minutes it has escalated to a multi city journey that starts in Moscow, goes to St. Petersburg and finishes in Tallinn, Estonia. You can see where I get it from.

16:30pm: I texted Emma about an hour/90 mins ago saying Deadpool 2 was out and suddenly out quiet evening of reading has dissolved into a Bakchich tea and a trip to the cinema. I’m quite excited though, for both. I love Bakchich and I’ve been waiting for Deadpool 2 for ages!!

21:45pm: The food was incredible, as always. I have shawarma and falafel and hummus and it was just amazing. Turns out I adore middle eastern food. Deadpool 2 was also pretty funny. It wasn’t as good as the first but then sequels hardly ever are, but it was funny and ridiculous. I was sat next to a Spanish set of friends and was a little depressed that they could understand it completely in a second language but couldn’t help smiling at how hilarious he found it.

Challenges

Coming soon!

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Bout of Books 22: Day 2

Hey, hey, hey, we’re back and reading, and having fun together, right? It’s Day 2 already and things are going pretty well for me so far. Did you manage to get some reading done yesterday? Did you do the challenge? Did you manage to join in with the twitter chat? Sadly I missed it as I have a very early start today and needed my rest, and it fell at 2am for me! Don’t forget, you can still sign up, so make sure you’ve added your link here.

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Bout of Books 22: Day 1

 

Guess who’s back, back again, Guess who’s back, tell a friend, yes yes yes it’s Bout of Books Time. I had completely lost my reading mojo, but excitement about my favourite readathon got me back in the reading mood last night and I could not be happier about that fact!

We’re all friendly, fun, and book obsessed, so if you’d like to take part, it’s not too late to sign up here! There will also be a Twitter Chat at 8pm CST (TZC) so if you’re up and about online, you should definitely take part. Make sure to follow @BoutofBooks and use #BoutofBooks when sharing posts on social media! I’m not sure I will be taking part in this one as it falls at 2am local time for me, but there is another one on Saturday if this time doesn’t suit you!

I’m also a Bout of Books expert, here to help the lovely ladies at Bout of Books with all your readathon related enquiries, and to offer all round support and help for the readathon! So please, comment on my updates, and tweet me here!

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Bout of Books 21: Day 1

Get you books out, your dancing shoes on, because Bout of Books is back and it is time to part-ay! I can’t believe that Bout of Books is back already, with the 21st edition of this wonderful readathon. Once again, I decided to try and add a little spice to my readathon by setting a few challenges and creating a TBR for the week, take a little look here! My TBR seems to be ever changing this year as I have lucked out on getting some ARCs that I want to read, we’ll see how much I can actually get through this time round! What are you reading?

I’m also a Bout of Books expert, here to help the lovely ladies at Bout of Books with all your readathon related enquiries, and to offer all round support and help for the readathon! So please, comment on my updates, and tweet me here!

We’re all friendly, fun, and book obsessed, so if you’d like to take part, it’s not too late to sign up hereThere will also be a Twitter Chat at 8pm CST (TZCso if you’re up and about online, you should definitely take part. Make sure to follow @BoutofBooks and use #BoutofBooks when sharing posts on social media! I’m not sure I will be taking part in this one as it falls at 2am local time for me, but there is another one on Saturday if this time doesn’t suit you!


Updates

08:10am: So I’ve already had to get up, take my friend to the station (I 100% volunteered for this task, I didn’t have to do it in her defence), de-ice my car, and it’s not even quite light yet. Buuuuut, it is the beginning of Bout of Books, so who cares that this morning is dull, cold, and icy, and that later I have work? I like my job, so I really shouldn’t make out it’s a chore, it’s just gonna stop reading time. Things to do this morning, things to do!

11:15am: I’m just about to start work and I still haven’t read anything. The good news is that I found my phone charger so I should be able to get an Audiobook starred on the drive home. I might even get a little bit of Siege and Storm finished too. I need to finish that book!

15:30pm: I have 15mins of my lunch left so I’m planning on reading for the first time this readathon. I’ve just been approved for another 2 ARCs I recently requested through Net Galley so my TBR is growing again!!

17:00pm: So I didn’t read anything on my lunch, or my second break. Whoops. I really should have but it never happened. I have downloaded my two new ARCs though, and also downloaded Anne of Green Gables and The Bletchley Girls audiobooks from the library so I should be able to get one of those started on the way home.

20:55pm: There is no dinner quite like a dinner of porridge and crumpets, right? I’ve officially read something this readathon, can I get a whoop whoop?! I started Anne of Green Gables on my way home, so that’s me settled in for my next listen/read. I know I should really read right now but I just want to watch Only Connect. Decisions decisions.

23:05pm: My shift starts at 6:30am. I really should be asleep but instead I’m wondering about reading Siege and Storm while watching Helicopter ER. I live a crazy life. Sadly I can’t take part in tonight’s Twitter chat 😦 it’s just on too late for me in England. I hope all you crazy kids love it though. I’ll catch up with you all tomorrow. 

Challenges

Today’s challenge is pretty simple: introduce yourself #insixwords. I don’t think I can introduce myself much better than I did last time round, and the time before that,  so here we are:

Intrepid Bibliophile. Exploring Foodie.  Scouse Gryffindor.