Bout of Books 19: Day 1 recap

Bout of Books 19

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  1. Manderley Forever: 21 pages
  2. The Novel of the Century: 12 pages
  3. The Sherlock Holmes Book: 15 pages
  4. A Curious Collection: 7 pages
  5. 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)


  • 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?

My challenge:
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



Tuesday 5/9
Not a Font

Wednesday 5/10
Share Your Shelfie!

Thursday 5/11
Character Dating Profile

Friday 5/12
Book Spine Rainbow

Saturday 5/13
Seasons of Books

Sunday 5/14

Twitter Chats
(chats last approximately one hour)
TZC = Time Zone Conversion

Saturday: 10am CST (TZC)

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10 thoughts on “Bout of Books 19: Day 1 recap

    • 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


  1. 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?


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