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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 8th
and runs through Sunday, May 14th
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.
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From the Bout of Books team
WHAT I READ ON DAY 1:
- Manderley Forever: 21 pages
- The Novel of the Century: 12 pages
- The Sherlock Holmes Book: 15 pages
- A Curious Collection: 7 pages
- The Typikon: 1 page
TOTAL pages in DAY 1 = 56
quite poor, because of the hour spent in the twitter party, at the time when I can read
+ 40 mn of audio time (Sherlock Holmes: finished The Final Problem and started The Empty House)
TOTAL PAGES SO FAR: 56/525
- I did the challenge:
Introduce Yourself #insixwords
In case you have not seen it, come this way
- I posted a book giveaway
- I took part in the chat, it was not as crazy as last year.
I enjoyed Q5. You can live in an author’s imagination for a day. Who would you choose and why?
to read 525 pages (average of 75 pages/day).
Not counting some time for audiobooks as well.
What I am reading from:
Le Regard du Ressuscité, by Archimandrite Gabriel – a French book on Orthodox icons, received for review
My Cousin Rachel, by Daphne du Maurier – for The Classics Club
Manderley Forever, by Tatiana de Rosnay – Daphne’s biography, received for review thru Netgalley
The Novel of the Century: The Extraordinary Adventure of Les Missérables, by David Bellos
and from books I read a few pages every day:
The Typikon Decoded, by Archimandrite Job Getcha – Orthodox Liturgics
Paradise Lost, by Milton – for The Classics Club
The Sherlock Holmes Book, by DK Publishing
A Curious Collection of Dates: Through the Year with Sherlock Holmes, by Leah Guinn
The two latest books I read in connection with my audiobook project of listening to all of Sherlock Holmes. So during Bout of Books I will listen to The Hounds of the Baskervilles and his following work: The Return of Sherlock Holmes
If I have finished some of the above before the beginning of BOB, I will edit the list the day before
Not a Font
Share Your Shelfie!
Character Dating Profile
Book Spine Rainbow
Seasons of Books
(chats last approximately one hour)
TZC = Time Zone Conversion
Saturday: 10am CST (TZC)
Bout of Books 20 – 8/21/2017 — 8/27/2017
Bout of Books 21 – 1/8/2018 — 1/14/2018
It looks like you got a lot read yesterday!! Good luck with your challenge!
thanks. you are not part of Bout of Books?
I’m impressed! I can only read two at time. One print and one audio. Otherwise, I get confused. lol. Enjoy your books!
It’s convenient for me to have at least 3 always going on: paper, ebook, audio. Plus I usually always have a religious one. I admit this time it’s a bit over the top, but 3 of them are year long projects – sections to read following the calendar. And as long as the books are quite different, it works
Looks like some great books on your TBR!
they are 😉
For the imagination question, I might pick L Frank Baum. The Wizard of Oz has gone through so many reinterpretations and revisionings, I think I’d like to learn how Baum viewed it in his imagination. I would also like to know intinctively his imaginings of the rest of the Oz characters throughout his many books. Who did you pick?
Nice idea. I chose Haruki Murakami for his always crazy ideas and talking cats, lol. I can’t wait for his latest book
Im impressed you can juggle so many books at the same time. I suppose it helps if they are different genres/styles?
yes, it’s essential for me. Also 3 of them follow the year, so I read the pages corresponding to the days of the year.