Bout of Books Read-a-thon 17 – Goals

August 21, 2016 Special Feature 1


Welcome to Tea in the Treetops, and Angelya’s goals list for yet another Bout of Books Read-a-thon!

Here’s a bit of information about the read-a-thon:

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 22nd and runs through Sunday, August 28th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 17 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team


I’m a big fan of the Bout of Books read-a-thon – it’s a great opportunity to focus on the to-read pile, before I move house in September.

You can see all my updates as I progress further down on this post.

bob17-pileMy list this week includes:

There may be a few extras, depending on whether I get to the library this week.

Edit: Throwing caution to the wind, I have added to the list:

I’m also listening to On the Jellicoe Road on audiobook!


Day 1: Monday 22th 

Books read: The Dream Thieves, Maggie Stiefvater, pages 59-155 (96 pages)
Pages read: 96
Page total: 96
Comments: Not too many pages for the first day. Hoping to improve on that as the week goes on. I’m enjoying getting back with Blue and the Raven Boys though!

Day 2: Tuesday 23th 

Books read: The Dream Thieves, Maggie Stiefvater, pages 156-450 (end) (294 pages)
Pages read: 294
Page total: 390
Comments: That’s more like it! Stayed up late finishing The Dream Thieves. I didn’t love it quite as much as the first book, but still a great read! This series is going in interesting directions I wasn’t expecting, which it seems is pretty standard for Maggie Stiefvater! I’ll have to get my hands on Blue Lily, Lily Blue soon.

Day 3: Wednesday 24th

Books read: Queen of Shadows, Sarah J Maas, pages 1-110
Pages read: 110
Page total: 500
Comments: I suddenly realised that it’s barely two weeks until Empire of Storms will be with us! I thought I’d try to jam in a quick re-read of Queen of Shadows, since I need a refresh. I’d forgotten how much Aelin and Chaol frustrated me early on in this book, both behaving like idiots 🙁 And Rowan hasn’t even made an appearance yet!

Day 4: Thursday 25th

Books read: Queen of Shadows, Sarah J Maas, pages 110-224
Pages read: 114
Page total: 614
Comments: Okay, here’s Rowan. This is the part of the book I didn’t much like, but I can’t seem to put it down.

Day 5: Friday 26th

Books read: Queen of Shadows, Sarah J Maas, pages 224-317
Pages read: 93
Page total: 707
Comment: Fridays are my day off at home with my little one, so 93 pages is actually a whole lot more than I was expecting to get read! Gradually making in-roads into QoS.

Day 6: Saturday 27th

Books read: Queen of Shadows, Sarah J Maas, pages 317-341 , Mechanica, Lance Balchin, 32 pages, Doctor Who: Fountains of Forever, Nick Abadzis, 136 pages
Pages read: 192
Page total: 899
Comment: So we’re moving house in the next few weeks. Not a lot of time for sitting around reading today, but I did get a chance to read both of these graphic novels on my list! Love these Doctor Who comics while the series break is on. Mechanica is a beautiful steampunk-ish large format book with plenty of drawings of mechanical birds and insects.

Day 7: Sunday 28th

Books read: Queen of Shadows, Sarah J Maas, pages 341-438
Pages read: 97
Page total: 996
Comment: I am loving this re-read, even if it’s not my favourite out of the series so far. Some re-reads I feel like I want to skip parts, but not with this one!

Overall total: 996 pages, one book, two graphic novels and most of a second book. Perhaps I should have stayed up a little later to get those extra four pages in!! I hope you reached your reading targets this week, and had fun too!


Anni lives in Brisbane, Australia with her young family. She loves everything fantasy and science fiction and believes sleep is really very underrated.

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