Bout of Books – Midweek Update

BoB8.0-200x200It is Wednesday!  Half way through the week of Bout of Books.  I thought I would check in and see how everyone is doing!  Let me know if this has encouraged you to read more.

Here are the goals I have already reach:  I have spent more time reading and less wasted time on my computer.  Having my daughter Kristi of Kritters Ramblings doing it at the same time has been very encouraging to me.  We talk about our goals and where we are now.

Here is where I hope to be at the end of the week:  I hope to spend more time in the morning reading when it is quiet at my house.  I also want to look at my schedule on a regular week and see if I can’t fit in more time to read.

I will check back in on Sunday when we are all done.

Bout of Books


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, August 19th and runs through Sunday, August 25th 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 8.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team.

I am excited about this challenge for myself.  My daughter Kristi of Kritters Ramblings and I are going to encourage each other to read more then our usual.  I am a slower paced reader, so this challenge is really fun for me.  My challenge is going to be to read more hours of each day – not count the pages.  That will help me to enjoy my book and still read more!

The Off the Shelf Challenge 2013

 The Off the Shelf Challenge 2013
My Goodreads bookshelves say I own 117 books and I want to read 172!  I would like to read some of those that were there before I even started blogging!!  This year I would like to make a little room on the shelf for the new books that come in.  I think my husband would like it if another book shelf were not added to the house.  I am starting out small, I am going to see if I can do five this year.

If you would like more information on this challenge, check out Bookish Ardour.