Bout of Books 28 | TBR & Progress

Ahoy-hoy! Bout of Books starts tomorrow! This is gonna be quick, cos I either need to read right now, or I’m drowning is moving boxes.

Arrr! I’ve got the added challenge of moving house this week. I’m gonna be knackered every day. Packing, cleaning, moving, unpacking, all that fun stuff. I might stumble across one of the boxes that has some of my books in it, that would be lovely.

Here are some goals for the Bout of Books #28 Readathon:

  • Read 5 books (I don’t think I’ve ever achieved this)
  • Read a book by a ‘new to me’ author
  • Participate in at least one of the Daily Challenges
  • Find a new BookTuber to follow
  • Send a tweet to someone new every day (a regular goal)

and here is my TBR pile:

Avast, sign up! and if you’re already participating, share a link to your TBR!


Here is my Daily Progress:

Day One – Monday
Pages Read: unknown. I read 2 chapters. Then it had to be returned to the library… bugger.
Books: Life as a Casketeer by Francis & Kaiora Tipene (unfinished)
Challenge: Introduce yourself #insixwords : Lives for the smell of books.

Day Two – Tuesday
I MADE THE TWITTER CHAT! Normally I would be at work, but due to NZ Lockdown for Covid-19, I was home. I only stayed for half an hour, because it turns out, I had to pack up my belongings, as I was moving house on the Wednesday.

Minutes Listened: About 30 minutes. Forgot to bookmark.
Books: Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Day Three – Wednesday
I don’t even wanna count this…
Minutes Listened: 2, yep. 2. I was driving, and had my 3 year old daughter in the car, who did not wanna listen to the Former First Lady of the United States of America. Sorry Michelle.
Books: Becoming by Michelle Obama

Day Four – Thursday
No reading today…

Day Five – Friday
Pages Read: 155 pages of The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

Day Six – Saturday
Pages Read: 41 pages
Books Finished: The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
Still Reading: Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Day Seven – Sunday
Missed the Twitter Chat. But who was I kidding. I wasn’t gonna be awake at 3am.
Pages Read: 36% (approx. 108 pages) of Beautiful Burn by Jamie McGuire

Final Comments?
I survived Bout of Books #28!

I didn’t finish any of the books on my little TBR. Oh well.
I did achieve two of my goals though. I purely put moving house and not having the internet connected in the new house as the cause of such a sad attempt. I completed the day 1 challenge of introducing yourself #insixwords This feels like a cop-out, because is that really a challenge? but YES! I’ll do better next time, I promise! My second goal was to read a ‘new to me’ author, and I read a book by Mitch Albom. I’m not overly moved to read the second book in the series. I feel like Heaven is a place that you don’t want all the answers to, if you know what I mean. Can we really know what its like to go there, until we have gone there ourselves? I don’t wanna get all philosophical here. Let’s just keep it at that.

Still a successful #boutofbooks as I managed to read, and that’s what it’s all about.