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 12th
and runs through Sunday, May 18th
in whatever time zone you are in.
Bout of Books is low-pressure,
and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week.
There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize,
but all of these are completely optional.
For all Bout of Books 10 information and updates,
be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog.
– From the Bout of Books team
Day 3 of Bout of Books!
Today, the challenge is hosted by My Overstuffed Shelves: Book Pairings
Just think about the book you are reading now, or one you’ve read before,
and tell me something you think goes with it and why.
This is an easy one, but that has pursued me all along my reading of my first book for Bout of Books:
Merle Bennett and her sisters go on a walking tour on the backroads of the Dordogne.
When they come across an injured dog their idyllic summer tour takes a dark turn. Who is this dog that everyone wants so badly?
And who is this friend one sister brought along, the one without a history? Truffles, romance, wine, and intrigue in the French countryside.
Without revealing too much about this book, I think I can tell you that this is not any type of dog but a truffle dog!
Truffles can cost a few thousand dollars a pound in France, not even kidding, so dogs trained to look for truffles are VERY precious!
Now of course while reading this dog, I kept getting this huge craving for pâté aux truffes:
This one is black truflle pâté with olive tapenade!
And don’t forget to enter my giveaway!
Here is what’s for grab:
- The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, by Alexander McCall Smith – paperback, used, like new condition, with a small blue dot pasted at the bottom of the spine
- Equal of the Sun, by Anita Amirrezvani – hardcover, brand new condition
- The Third Son, by Julie Wu – paperback, ARC, brand new condition
- Gracianna, by Trini Amador – hardcover, brand new condition, signed by the author to my name
- Meadowlark, by Dawn Wink – paperback, brand new condition, signed by the author to my name
- The Day My Brain Exploded, by Ashok Rajamani – paperback, brand new condition
Click on the link here below to enter the giveaway!
Here is the Bout of Books schedule:
If you like X, try Y — The Book Barbies
Book Pairings — My Overstuffed Shelves
Spell It Out Challenge — kimberlyfaye reads
Show an Author Some Love — Doing Dewey
Retitle Your Current Read — Oh Magic Hour
(chats last approximately one hour)
TZC = Time Zone Conversion