Monday, August 19, 2013

Bout of Book 8.0: Progress


Bout of Books

This is my third read-a-thon of the summer. And hopefully, I've learn a few things from the past two. Instead of making seperate post for updating my progress, I decided that one post is easier to manage. At least, that is the theory. We shall see :)

I hope I can put a big dent in my reading list. Join me in tracking my progress through this read-a-thon. Link up your progress post in the comments, and I'll be sure to drop by.

To see my goals post -- jump here.



Pages Read Today:136
Pages Read Total:136

Random Thought: Daughter of Smoke and Bone is so strange, yet beautiful. It's like poetry.



Pages Read Today: 106
Pages Read Total: 242

Random Thought: This description struck a chord with me for some reason. Had to share: "She would have thought an angel would have something of air, but he didn't. He was all substance: powerful and rugged and real." (p. 207)

Very beautiful. Love how the author describes an angel here.



Pages Read Today: 79

Pages Read Total: 321
Random Thought: Didn't reach my goal of 100 pages today. But I did make it to the cinema to see The Mortal Instruments.


Pages Read Today: 166

Pages Read Total:487

Random Thought: Finally finished Daughter and it was marvelous. Just started Reign of Blood and it is really interesting so far. I mean she chopped of a Vampire's head. Ack!



Pages Read Today: 67

Pages Read Total: 554

Random Thought: Didn't met a hundred again today. But I have been spending a lot of my time studying CSS. It is so interesting and I'm hoping some of it will actually stick, so I can reformat and design this blog. And I went to a couple of bookstores today (even though I haven't met my goal). If you'd like to see my haul: jump to my StS page here.


  • The Notebook 25-60 (35 pages)
  • Reign of Blood 32-64 (32 pages)


Pages Read Today:7

Pages Read Total: 561

Random Thoughts: I'm sorta embarrassed to put that I only read 7 pages. *facepalm* Fail.


  • Reign of Blood-->65-72


Pages Read Today: 65

Pages Read Total: 626+ pages

Random Thoughts: I'm happy with getting two books read. And that I got a pretty big jump on the next three.


  • Reign of Blood---> 73-138 (65 pages)
  • Predestined --> 12% in
Hopefully I can do a round up post that is much prettier than this one turned out to be.


Books:Book List:

Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker (Finished): Review

Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor (Finished): Review

Reign of Blood by Alexia Purdy

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Predestined by Abbi Glines



  1. I've been meaning to read both those books. I haven't heard too much about Ten Tiny Breaths, but people seem to LOVE Daughter of Smoke & Bone.

    1. I loved Ten Tiny Breaths. And Daughter of Smoke and Bone has been brillant so far. If you get a chance, def give these two a try.

  2. I have been wanting to read Daughter of Smoke and Bone like forever. As for the former, I think I should pick it up. Huh?! But then I am not in a rush. D:
    I like how you have a random thought about the book read. Might try it out. ;)

    1. Hmmm... Ten Tiny Breaths has been one of the better NA that I have read. So if you get a chance and have a free moment, give it a chance. And Daughter of Smoke and Bone has been brilliant so far.
      Thanks, I'll drop by and see your random thoughts ( if you decide to include it).

    2. Will do. And I still haven't tried the random thoughts feature. :/
      I hope to use it soonish. In the future. As in after the readathon. I will feel bad for the previous days then. Eheheh

    3. you're right, fairness is a must.

  3. I'm glad you're liking DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE. It's amazing, isn't it?

    Sara at The Page Sage

    1. It has been amazing so far. The author has such a way with descriptions.

  4. I'm SO jealous you're reading Daughter of Smoke and Bone! I've wanted that book forever, but never really had the chance to pick it up! I hope you're going to have the time of your (virtual) life for the rest of BoB8!!!

    1. "Nobody puts Baby in a corner." *sings Time of Your Life from the end of the Dirty Dancing*

      Sorry...zoned out there ;p hehe!

      Daughter of Smoke and Bone has been awesome. I got luck and my library got a copy for me.

      Thanks and hope your BoB8 is the time fo your virtual life too :)

  5. Great start to the read-a-thon! Today is my *big* reading day, but I did pretty well yesterday - so far, so good! :)

    What do you think of Ten Tiny Breaths so far?

    Bree :)

    1. I wanted to get more reading done today than I did. But... c'est la vie.

      And Ten Tiny Breaths was an emotional read, but I loved every minitue. The characters were awesome. I'm hoping *crosses fingers* to have the review up soon.

  6. You picked some great books to read!

    <a href=">Bout of Books @ Thinks Books!</a>

    1. Why thank you :) They'e been treating me good so far! Good luck with your goals :)

  7. Are you enjoying Daughter of Smoke & Bone? I read that one sometime ago and liked it enough to want to read the sequel :-)

    good luck with your goals, and thanks for visiting my blog <3

    1. Loved it too. I need to check with my library to see if the have the next one. I def want to find out what happens.

  8. I love Daughter - such a good book. I didn't meet my page goal yesterday either lol

    Great job so far - happy reading!

    1. I didn't meet my goal today either (slaps head). I think I was more motivated towards the start of the week.