Bout of Books 19
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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.
For all Bout of Books 19 information and updates,
be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog.
From the Bout of Books team

WHAT I READ ON DAY 2:

  1. Manderley Forever: 24 pages

TOTAL pages in DAY 2 = 24
That’s IT!! Because of a spontaneous get together with friends.
And NO audio time!
Looks like I’m not going to break any reading record this week!!
TOTAL PAGES SO FAR: 80/525

ALSO:

WHAT I READ ON DAY 1:

  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)
TOTAL PAGES SO FAR: 56/525

ALSO:

  • 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

 

Challenges/Giveaways

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
FREE DAY!

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

Saturday: 10am CST (TZC)

Upcoming Read-a-Thons
Bout of Books 20 – 8/21/2017 — 8/27/2017
Bout of Books 21 – 1/8/2018 — 1/14/2018

 

 

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