Bout of Books 18 Recap Day 2: 2017 in a Picture

January 4, 2017

Day two was a less eventful day, but that’s because I went to work. Le sigh. That’s okay! I managed to make some good progress on Bout of Books. bout-of-books-18It’s time for my daily update!

January 3rd – Day 2 Review

Books Read: Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph by Roxane Orgill, illustrated by Francis Vallejo, Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou, Akata Witch by  Nnedi Okorafor

Completed Book: Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph by Roxane Orgill, illustrated by Francis Vallejo

Goal Updates (2/10):

  • I will read for at least 60 minutes each day, including at least 4 straight hours on at least one day.
    • 4 hours straight were accomplished on Day 1! Thanks, bank holidays!
  • I will finish a book which I am currently reading.
    • Gilded Cage was not intended for this goal, but I did start it before the readathon and finish it on day 1! I’m still hoping that I can get through a book for work… This is looking like a Weekend activity.
  • I will read one book from start to finish.
    • Akata Witch will be it! I just… need to read more.
  • I will participate actively on Twitter and on my blog.
    • Day one and two. CHECK! I haven’t been this regularly active on Twitter ever. I am pretty hot and cold with it.

Bout of Books Daily Challenge: 2017 in a Picture:  Share your goals/plans/etc. for 2017 with your fellow #boutofbooks-ers. These could be book goals, life goals, or goals for ANYTHING you’re looking to tackle in 2017. Take a picture of the books you plan on reading this year! Share a vision board of what you’re trying to accomplish! Use the hashtags #BoB2017Goals and #boutofbooks and let us cheer you on!

jbf-bookshelfMy Tweets were adequate, I will admit. But, I covered everything in my other blog post yesterday. I am really excited for my 2017 goals, and I can’t wait to make progress on them. I did point out that my “bookshelf” for this readathon is my Kindle. I am trying to make a dent in my electronic TBR. It’s so easy to read my physical books because they are more present.

Upcoming Day 3 Goals

Currently Reading: Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor, Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou

Bout of Books Daily Challenge: Book to Movie Have a book you think would make an excellent movie? Now’s your chance to share it! Go as big or as simple as you want. Share fanart, casting choices, or just a book or series you think would be OUTSTANDING on the big screen. Use the hashtags #BoBBookToMovie and #boutofbooks to share your picks!

I cannot WAIT to share my thoughts on this….

Other Bout of Books Posts:

What do you think?

  • Do you prefer to read physical or electronic books? If electronic, are you a Kindle or Nook person?
  • What are your 2017 reading goals?
  • How do you feel about these update posts? Honestly is 100% welcome.


  • Lost In A Good Book January 4, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    I’m a big Kindle reader. In fact I find it hard to read regular books now. Mostly because of convenience. I do a lot of reading in bed with the lights off so I don’t disturb anyone else.

    • Jackie B January 4, 2017 at 10:39 pm

      Yes! I do that too. That’s how I became a huge Kindle reader. I used to only read physical books, but when David moved in, I felt bad staying up late reading. My life was changed forever. 😉

  • Books, Vertigo and Tea January 5, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    Some serious reader! I am stoked to see you managed to already complete your 4 hour session.. and jealous haha. Also thrilled to see that your blog is playing nice again <3 😛

    • Jackie B January 6, 2017 at 8:58 am

      I am thrilled to see it is playing nicely, too! That’s completely my bad. O_o

      It was so nice to schedule a chunk of time on my day off to just sit and read. Thank goodness New Years was on a Sunday, so I got Monday off. 🙂 I hope to get a chunk of time Saturday and Sunday to read as well. It probably won’t be 4 straight hours, but I’m hoping for two. Must read more!

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