Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Bout of Books 7.0 Read-A-Thon Progress

Bout of Books

Goal: To finish Firefly Lane by Kristen Hannah and start Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Leisl Shuriff. To read for at least an hour a day and read at least 50 pages. 

Day 1 May 13th
I think my page numbers today will prove how little I actually was doing in school today. I had a very productive reading day. I was able to squeeze in reading in the smallest of moments. I'm in love with Firefly Lane and it always seems that I'm getting to a really good part when I have to put the book down. 
I started today at page 224 of Firefly Lane by Kristen Hannah. 
My reading day started off at 10:30 to 11:20 where I read from page 224 to pg 252 in a class I'm taking called Independent Reading. 
Then I went and took a test in Active Citizen. I finished with the test early so from 11:44 to 11:52 I read from page 252 to 259. 
Then I had my Student Aide period at the end of the day where the teacher had nothing for me to do so I headed down to the library to get some reading in. From 1:50 to 2:25 I read from pg. 259 to pg 274. 
I got out of SRB which is our study hall at the end of the day because it was Senior's Day to get out for good grades and from 3:08 to 3:34 I read from page 274 to 294. 
Then I came home and after spending some time on the computer I went outside to read and it was nice to just sit outside in the sunshine for a while. From 5:33 to 6:10 I read from pg 294 to pg 318. 
I squeezed pg 318 to pg 320 in quick from 7:53 to 7:56. 
I decided I should read a little bit of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle today. Although I'm enjoying the book it has been pretty slow moving and not holding my attention like I hoped. I think another drawback is reading it on my computer which makes the pages seem super long and I can't seem to focus too much when I'm read stuff on the computer. 
From 8:05 to 8:45 I read page 43 to pg 57. 
I squeezed in one last reading time before bed with Firefly Lane by Kristen Hannah. From 9:33 to 10:00 I read from page 329 to 335.

Books Finished: 0
Total Pages Read: 125 pages
Total Time Read: 3 hours and 46 minutes

Day 2 May 14th
Didn't get as much reading done as I wanted, but I was lucky to go to a camp out and spend one last night with my high school class. 
I started off the morning from 6:34 to 6:40 am I read from pg 335 to 338 in Firefly Lane. Then I went to school and I forgot the book at home, but I knew I would have a lot of time to read so I was made and knew I would need to get another book. 
I decided to start City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. From 9:09 am to 9:35 am I read from page 0 to pg 15. Then I read it again from 12:23 pm to  12:52 pm I read from pg. 15 to pg. 37. 
I got one more reading session in before I went to the senior camp out. I read from 8:11 to 9:12 and I read from page 338 to pg 372. 

Books Finished: 0
Pages Read: 74
Time Read: 2 hour 2 minutes
Total Pages Read: 199 pages
 Total Time Read: 5 hours 48 minutes

Day 3 May 15th
I came home from the senior camp out at the school around six o'clock and tried to read as much as possible before I fell asleep on the couch. I read from 6:20 am to 6:31 am and I read from pg 372 to pg 377 in Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah. I struggled to read even that much. I fell asleep and by the time I woke up it was time to go to school. I dropped my siblings off and went to my friends house. We had to come back at 9 am for graduation practice, time capsule, and the senior picnic. 
I didn't get another chance to read until after school. From 4:44 pm to 4:50 pm I read from pg 377 to 380. I fell asleep for about 20 minutes on the couch. 
Then I moved to my bed in hopes of getting a longer nap in. From 5:16 to 5:27 I read from pg 380 to 384. The I took an hour nap. 
From 6:28 to 6:47 I read from pg 384 to 395. Then it was time to eat supper. I'm hoping to finish Firefly Lane tomorrow. 
My goal is to hopefully finish Robin Hood by Howard Pyle this week so I read two chapters and I only have two left. I read from 8:37 pm to 9:27 pm and I read from pg 57 to pg 72. 
I didn't know if I would be able to stay awake, but I decided I wanted to read a few more pages of Firefly Lane and I was able to stay awake longer than I thought I would. From 10:13 to 10:42 I read pg 395 to pg 413. 

Books Finished: 0
Pages Read: 56
Time Read: 2 hours 17 minutes
Total Pages Read: 255 pages
 Total Time Read: 8 hour 5 minutes

Day 4 May 16th
I started out the morning by reading from 7:40 to 7:57 and I read from pg 37 to pg 50 in City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. 
Then I got ready and read from 8:03 to 8:05 and I read fro pg 50 to pg 51. Then I had to take my brother to school. 
When I came back home I read from 8:32 to 8:45 am and I read pg 51 to pg 56

Then I did some house cleaning and didn't read again until 3:30 to 3:32 while I was waiting for my brother. I read from pg 413 to 414 in Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
Then when we got home I read from 3:49 to 4:56 and I read from pg 414 to 466. 
Then I helped unloaded groceries and was back to reading from 5:09 to 5:42 and I read from pg 466 to 479. With that I finished Firefly Lane. I put up my review and discussion post last night. It was a wonderful book. 
After finishing Firefly Lane I went back to read City of Bones by Cassandra Clare at 7:32 to 8:22 pm and I read from pg 56 to pg 82. 
Then after a quick break I read from 8:28 to 8:48 and I read from pg 82 to pg 94.
Then after another quick break I read from 8:56 to 9:21 and I read from pg 94 to pg 110.
Then I squeezed in my last reading session of the night from 9:40 to 10:24 and I read from pg 110 to pg 134. I'm hoping to get to pg 200 tomorrow. 

Books Finished: 1
Pages Read: 163
Time Read: 3 hours 33 minutes
Total Pages Read: 418 pages
 Total Time Read: 11 hour 38 minutes

Day 5 May 17th

Didn't overly read today because we were busy getting ready for my graduation. 
from 9:27 to 9:46 I read pg 134 to 149 in City of Bones by Cassandra Clare.
Then I read from 12:44 to 1:22 pg 149 to pg 165. 
Then I read from 8:18 to 8:21 pg 165 to 169.
Then I read from 9:08 to 10:27 pg 169 to pg 215 and I actually fell asleep while reading so it was time for me to go to bed. 

Books Finished: 1
Pages Read: 81 
Time Read: 2 hours 19 minutes
Total Pages Read: 499 pages
 Total Time Read: 13 hour 57 minutes

Day 6 May 18th
I knew today would be a bad day for reading, but it was such an amazing day and went by so fast. I graduated from high school. I got to celebrate with all my friends and family. 
I wanted to read at least a couple pages today so I read from 10: 43 to 10:47 pg 215 to pg 218 in City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. Then I went to bed because I was exhausted. 

Books Finished: 1
Pages Read: 3
Time Read: 4 minutes
Total Pages Read: 502 pages
 Total Time Read: 14 hour 1 minutes

Day 7 May 19th
Today was just a free day to read so I got a lot done in City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
8:13 to 8:47 pg 218 to 223.
9:04 to 9:23 pg 223 to pg 243.
9:57 to 10:07 pg 243 to pg 247.
11:55 to 12:37 pg 247 to 267.
1:01 to 2:33 pg 267 to pg 316.
3:24 to 3:58 pg 316 to 336
I read from 4:46 to 5:11 pm and pg 72 to pg 80 in Robin Hood by Howard Pyle. This book is getting to be very repetive and slow moving. 
6:54 to 9:01 pg 336 to pg 403. With that I'm almost done with City of Bones and Bout of Books is coming to an end. 
I really wanted to finish City of Bones for the read-a-thon so from 10:20 to 12:40 I read from pg 403 o 485. I know I didn't technically make it, but I'm going to count it since it wasn't that far past midnight. 

Books Finished: 1
Pages Read: 275
Time Read: 9 hours 3 minutes
Total Pages Read: 777 pages
 Total Time Read: 23 hour 4 minutes


  1. Congrats on finishing Firefly Lane! Good luck in the final hours of the read-a-thon!

    1. Thanks. It was a wonderful book. I'm so close to finishing City of Bones just taking a short break.


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