Sunday, May 10, 2015

Bout of Books 13.0

You bet I'm participating! You can sign up here

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, May 11th and runs through Sunday, May 17th 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 13 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books text


Monday, May 11th

129 pages of "Envy" by Anna Godbersen
Total: 129 pages

Tuesday, May 12th

260 pages of "Envy" by Anna Godbersen
Total: 389 pages
Books finished: "Envy" (this series is such great fun, but honestly! the plot gets ridiculous towards the end)

Wednesday, May 13th

245 pages of "Splendor" by Anna Godbersen
Total: 634
Books finished: "Envy"

Thursday, May 14th

146 pages of "Splendor" + 10 pages of "Engleby" by Sebastian Faulks = 156
Total: 790
Books finished: "Envy", "Splendor"

Friday, May 15th

123 pages of "Engleby" by Sebastian Faulks
Total: 913
Books finished: "Envy", "Splendor"

Saturday, May 16th

72 pages of "Engleby"
Total: 985
Books finished: "Envy", "Splendor"

Sunday, May 17th

138 pages of "Engleby"
Total: 1,123
Books finished: "Envy", "Splendor", "Engleby"

Books finished:


  1. Hm. I've glanced curiously at this series before! Still not sure about it. I mean, how ridiculous are we talking here?

    Great progress!

    My B.O.B Updates

    1. I enjoyed the first two books, the last two are getting REALLY ridiculous, as in, soap opera drama. 100% like Gossip Girl, just in 1900. It's kind of hard to specify, unless you don't mind me mentioning some major plot points. But I can say that there is never a dull moment, at any given point in time there is some major drama unraveling, which I think renders the story unbelievable. Some other problems include the absent parent syndrome, most of the characters are unlikable (on purpose I think, but still. a bit exhausting), family relations not really fleshed out. Don't get me wrong, this series is not capital L Literature, but it is great entertainment. Godbersen's attempt to write it like a gossip column is definitely successful, and everybody is wearing cute clothes. But the situations she created for these 18-year olds: super unbelievable.

  2. Is Splendor the in last book in the series? I read the first book and enjoyed it. Just recently bought the second but have yet to start it.
    Best of luck to you for the rest of the read-a-thon!

    1. Yes, Splendor is the last one, there are four books in this series. Thanks! Same to you! :)

  3. J here, stopping by from the #boutofbooks challenge.
    I've followed you GFC.
    The books have great covers. Hope you enjoyed reading them.

  4. I see you are doing great so far. I hope you enjoy the last day of the read-a-thon. :)