Bout of BooksThe 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:

Girl in the empty dress

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:

https://i0.wp.com/www.vin-truffe-luberon.com/1685-home_atch/pate-aux-truffes-noires.jpg
https://wordsandpeace.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/ec143-img_0819.jpgThis one is black truflle pâté with olive tapenade!

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And don’t forget to enter my giveaway!
Here is what’s for grab:

MYSTERY

The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency

  1. 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

HISTORICAL FICTION

Equal of the Sun 15954691

Gracianna Meadowlark

  1. Equal of the Sun, by Anita Amirrezvani – hardcover, brand new condition
  2. The Third Son, by Julie Wu – paperback, ARC, brand new condition
  3. Gracianna, by Trini Amador – hardcover, brand new condition, signed by the author to my name
  4. Meadowlark, by Dawn Wink – paperback, brand new condition, signed by the author to my name

NONFICTION

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  1. The Day My Brain Exploded, by Ashok Rajamani – paperback, brand new condition

Click on the link here below to enter the giveaway!

Entry-Form

Here is the Bout of Books schedule:

Challenges/Giveaways

Monday 5/12
If you like X, try Y — The Book Barbies

Tuesday 5/13
Bookish Battle Royal — My Life in Books
Books You’re Looking Forward To — River City Reading

Wednesday 5/14
Book Pairings — My Overstuffed Shelves

Thursday 5/15
Spell It Out Challenge — kimberlyfaye reads

Friday 5/16
Cover Scavenger Hunt — Book Monsters
Rainbow Book Challenge — Neon Yeti Reads

Saturday 5/17
Show an Author Some Love — Doing Dewey

Sunday 5/18
Retitle Your Current Read — Oh Magic Hour

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Wednesday: 8pm CST (TZC)
Saturday: 10am CST (TZC)

 

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