Bout of Books Readathon 10.0 – Day Six Update




Number of pages I’ve read today: 22

Total # of pages I’ve read this week: 729

Books I read from: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Books finished: When We Fall by Kendall Ryan and Goodnight June by Sarah Jio

#todayinsixwords: Too tired and there was wine.

Well, yesterday’s reading efforts were a bust.  I wasn’t home the first half of the day, and then the afternoon was busy with laundry and cleaning/organizing my daughters bedroom and playroom.  Then we had friends stop over for a visit, which was fun!  After they left and I got peanut to bed, I sat down with a glass of wine and the intent to read.  Once the wine kicked in, I just gave up and called it quits.  Today I am home most of the day and there isn’t a lot on my to-do list except entertaining the peanut.  I hope to finish We Were Liars as my finale to BoB.  We shall see!  It’s sad that the week is almost over – I’ve had a lot of fun with the readathon.

How’s everyone else doing?



Number of pages I’ve read today: 161

Total # of pages I’ve read this week: 707

Books I read from: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart & Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh

Books finished: When We Fall by Kendall Ryan and Goodnight June by Sarah Jio

#todayinsixwords: WTF am I reading?

I started We Were Liars yesterday and I’m not sure how I’m feeling about it.  It’s pretty strange and I don’t have a clue where it’s going.  That was my WTF for the day.  I’m going to keep reading because I still don’t know what this book is about and I’ve seen so many rave reviews that I’m curious.  On a whim I had purchased Hyperbole and a Half this week because I was looking for something funny.  I have never read Allie Brosh’s blog – but I have seen her sketches/cartoons on Pinterest.  Last night I was having a hard time focusing and decided to open this one up for the hell of it.  So far, the chapter about her dog had me cracking up the most.

I have family stuff today, so my reading won’t happen until later this evening.  I’m hoping to finish We Were Liars tonight and figure out what this book is about!  Happy Reading!



Number of pages I’ve read today: 100

Total # of pages I’ve read this week: 546

Books I read from: Goodnight June by Sarah Jio

Books finished: Goodnight June by Sarah Jio

Currently Reading: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

#todayinsixwords: Sorry to see this book end.

I finished Goodnight June by Sarah Jio last night and it was a wonderful read.  I was weepy and happy when it was over – and surprised by the turn of events in the end.  I thought it was going to be totally predictable and was proven wrong.  I love when books do that!  Going to skip today’s challenges – but hoping to get some reading time over lunch and dive into We Were Liars!


Number of pages I’ve read today: 95

Total # of pages I’ve read this week: 446

Books I read from: Goodnight June by Sarah Jio

Took part in tonight’s Twitter chat

#todayinsixwords: I’m LOVING this book so hard.

Today was a pretty good reading day.  I managed to read most of my lunch and got a few hours in after my daughter went to bed, and in between the Twitter chat.  That was after spending an hour in the basement because we had tornado warnings.  The rain and storms this week are getting old.  If I can’t be home wrapped up in the blanket reading my book when it’s crappy out – then I’d prefer some sunshine, please!  And also – umbrellas are a pain in the ass.



Today’s Spell it Out Challenge is hosted by Kimberly Faye Reads.

Use the first letter in any book you’ve read or want to read to spell out a word. You can choose first name, initials, your birthday month, or your zodiac sign.

I’m choosing to spell out my name using the titles of some of my favorite books.

                     brandie spelling

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16140408 17883712 16151255



Number of pages I’ve read today: 100

Total # of pages I’ve read this week: 351

Books I read from: Goodnight June by Sarah Jio

#todayinsixwords: Wish I could’ve stayed awake longer.

I didn’t get to read as much as I hoped – my lunch break was cut short yesterday.  I couldn’t manage to stay awake and focus very long last night, either.  But I am loving this book SO much. And this morning I woke up to this notification that made my day!




Today’s challenge is Book Pairings hosted by My Overstuffed Shelves. ‘This’ made me think of ‘that’: Just think about the book you are reading now, or one you’ve read before, and tell me something you think goes with it and why.

As I’m reading Goodnight June, I can’t help but think about the movie You’ve Got Mail, and make similar comparisons.  If you haven’t seen the movie (you should!) – it’s about two business rivals (Meg Ryan & Tom Hanks) who hate each other at the office (they both own bookstores), but fall in love over the internet.  Meg Ryan’s character owns a quaint children’s bookstore, that was in her family for years.  This is one of my favorite movies of all time, and I could only dream of owning an old fashioned bookstore, even though I know they are a dying breed.  Just something about the atmosphere and being surrounded by so many books – that’s my idea of heaven!

I’m enjoying this book so much – I love the story line and the writing.  I just want to curl up on my couch all day and read it.  Being a responsible adult sucks sometimes, lol.



Number of pages I’ve read today: 251

Books I read from: When We Fall by Kendall Ryan & Goodnight June by Sarah Jio

Books finished: When We Fall by Kendall Ryan 

Took part in today’s Twitter chat

#todayinsixwords: KR books are like comfort food



Books You’re Looking Forward To hosted by River City Reading.  Create a list of your most anticipated books.  These are books I can’t wait to get my hands on!

1. Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

2. Fall from India Place by Samantha Young

3. Beautiful Oblivion by Jamie McGuire

4. Landline by Rainbow Rowell

5. Contradictions by Tiffany King

6. The Raven by Sylvain Reynard

7. Only with You by Lauren Layne

8. Captivated by You by Sylvia Day

9. The Resolution of Callie & Kayden by Jessica Sorensen

10. The One & Only by Emily Giffin


Very excited for my first Bout of Books Readathon!  I’m glad it’s a week long event because I may actually be able to meet my goal.  I don’t plan on doing many of the challenges – my focus is just to read.  I will participate some on Twitter and Instagram.  With a 3-year-old at home, my reading time is limited, so we’ll see how this goes! 


No pretty book stacks because everything is on my Kindle(s).


I haven’t decided yet which one I’m starting today – but I’m picking from these:

Goodnight June by Sarah Jio

When We Fall by Kendall Ryan

Happenstance by Jamie McGuire

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren

Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh


1. Read as much as I can every day – lunch breaks and after my daughter goes to bed.

2. Hopefully finish 2 books.

3. Check in with other readathoners on blogs, Twitter, & Instagram.

4. Update this master post each day.

I’m excited!  Happy Reading Bout of Bookers!




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