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
WHAT I READ ON DAY 5:
- Time and Regret, by M.K. Tod = 26 pages – BOOK FINISHED
- Exit Strategy, by Colleen Cross = 1 page read + 1 translated! = 2 pages
TOTAL PAGES IN DAY 5= 28 pages
PAGES READ SO FAR= 318/490 pages
This is my worst Bout of Books ever, I read even less than a regular week. This week was nothing but irregular, with tons of things going on.
Yesterday night was also our block book club, with a record assistance of 14 members. As you may know, in our book club, everyone comes and presents the book of their choice they read during the previous month. So it’s high in energy and enthusiasm, and sometimes I need to keep alert to lead the discussion. End result, I was totally dead after and did not do much reading after that. Glad though I finished MK Tod’s amazing book on WWI!
WHAT I READ ON DAY 4:
- Time and Regret, by M.K. Tod = 76 pages
- Exit Strategy, by Colleen Cross = 8 pages read + 8 translated = 16 pages
TOTAL PAGES IN DAY 4= 92 pages
PAGES READ SO FAR= 280/490 pages
Ah! Finally a rather normal day of reading, though still no time for audio!
And I didn’t the challenge, the topic did not really interest me.
WHAT I READ ON DAY 3:
- Time and Regret, by M.K. Tod = 53 pages
- Exit Strategy, by Colleen Cross = 5 pages read + 5 translated = 10 pages
TOTAL PAGES IN DAY 3= 63 pages
PAGES READ SO FAR= 188/490 pages
- Did the challenge of the day: Instagram picture
- I did a post on WWW Wednesdays
Actually impressed I managed to read all this n the evening though I had a two hour workshop at my library on how use Pixlr – great free tool by the way for us book bloggers – for cool collages, for instance
WHAT I READ ON DAY 2:
- Time and Regret, by M.K. Tod = 36 pages
- Exit Strategy, by Colleen Cross = 7 pages read + 7 translated = 14 pages
- Patristic Theology, by John Romanides = 0 page
TOTAL PAGES IN DAY 2= 50 pages
PAGES READ SO FAR= 125/490 pages
- Did the challenge of the day: Mix ‘n Match
- I posted a review on The House Between Tides, the awesome novel by Sarah Maine
Well, I knew it would not be a good reading day, with a prayer service at Church, followed by a lecture – that’s why I ended up skipping my religious book. And tonight I have a two hour workshop at my library
WHAT I READ ON DAY 1:
- Time and Regret, by M.K. Tod = 49 pages
- Exit Strategy, by Colleen Cross = 6 pages read + 6 translated = 12 pages
- Patristic Theology, by John Romanides = 14 pages
TOTAL PAGES IN DAY 1= 75 pages
PAGES READ SO FAR= 75/490 pages
- I took part in the insane Twitter Chat party. I’m a bit disappointed that we have the same questions every year, but I met many new book bloggers
- Did the challenge of the day on movies to books
- I posted a bookgiveaway
- And I posted another interview + giveaway of The House of Kane, by Barbara Casey
I did mange to read over 70 pages, but this is actually a bad week. I can only read in the evenings, and I have a Church function tonight, a class at the library on Wednesday, and my block book club meeting on Friday! Will have to catch up on the other days!
Here is the rest of the schedule:
Bout of Books — Show Off Your Shelves Photo Challenge
The Book Junkie — Titles in the Tabloids
Janey Canuck — Book in a Song
(chats last approximately one hour)
TZC = Time Zone Conversion
Saturday: 10am CST (TZC)
My challenge this week is to read 490 pages (average of 70 pages/day).
Not counting some time for audiobooks as well.
Yup. sometimes the Readathon doesn’t line up with the rest of your life. That’s ok.
Your book club sounds fun and free spirited
yes, the ‘potluck book’ format works great
I like the sound of your block reading group – more varied than if you all just talk about 1 title. though it would need a lot of energy to avoid a few people dominating the discussions so I can see why you were shattered at the end
they are usually well behaved, lol