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and runs through Sunday, Jan 14 in whatever time zone you are in.
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but all of these are completely optional.
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From the Bout of Books team

Bout of Books 21: final recap

Final words:
Well, I’m very happy for this Bout of Books, as I read 516 more pages than targeted. My best Bout of Books total ever. Seems like I should raise the target next time!
So instead of my 2017 daily average, 63 pages/day, my daily average for this week was 139.
I managed to finish 2 books and did a good dent in a third and in my current audiobook.

Bout of Books 22 will be from May 14th to May 20th.

WHAT I READ ON DAY 7:

  1. Walking the Bones: 51 pages – FINISHED
  2. Modern Orthodox Thinkers: 15 pages

  3.  La nuit n’est jamais complète: 95 pages

Super happy!

TOTAL pages in DAY 7 = 161 pages
TOTAL PAGES:  976/460 !!

ALSO:

  • I didn’t do the challenge. As I managed to post 2 reviews this week, I preferred use the little time I had on Sunday to use it for reading.

  • I will announce the winner of my giveaway later on today!

 

WHAT I READ ON DAY 6:

  1. Walking the Bones: 143 pages
  2. Modern Orthodox Thinkers: 15 pages

  3. Audio: L’armée furieuse – 1:45 mn, equivalent to 68 pages

Very happy!

TOTAL pages in DAY 5 = 226 pages
TOTAL PAGES SO FAR:  815/460 !!

ALSO:

WHAT I READ ON DAY 5:

  1. Walking the Bones: 163 pages

I was tired, so I just read the easiest of my books, nothing spiritual.
This author is really amazing.

TOTAL pages in DAY 5 = 163 pages
TOTAL PAGES SO FAR: 589/460 !

ALSO:

WHAT I READ ON DAY 4:

  1. Walking the Bones: 106 pages

Quite happy for all I read yesterday!

TOTAL pages in DAY 4 = 106 pages
TOTAL PAGES SO FAR: 426/460

ALSO:

WHAT I READ ON DAY 3:

  1. The Master Key: 16 pages – FINISHED THE BOOK.
    Very clever classic (published in 1962) Japanese mystery. I love the structure of it!!

  2. Audio: L’armée furieuse – 45 mn, equivalent to 21 pages

  3. Modern Orthodox Thinkers: 15 pages

  4. Walking the Bones: 102 pages

Quite happy for all I read yesterday!

TOTAL pages in DAY 3 = 154 pages
TOTAL PAGES SO FAR: 320/460

ALSO:

WHAT I READ ON DAY 2:

  1. The Master Key: 62 pages

That’s not much, but I’m satisfied, taking into account that I had to be with friends yesterday night

TOTAL pages in DAY 2 = 62
TOTAL PAGES SO FAR: 166/460

ALSO:

  • I did the challenge:
    Share Your 2018 Reading Goal(s)
    In case you have not seen it, come this way

  • I posted a review on Marie Benedict’s upcoming historical novel: Carnegie’s Maid
  • Don’t forget to enter my giveaway

 

WHAT I READ ON DAY 1:

  1. The Master Key: 79 pages

  2. Audio: L’armée furieuse – 45 mn, equivalent to 25 pages

TOTAL pages in DAY 1 = 104
TOTAL PAGES SO FAR: 104/460

ALSO:

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Here are the books I plan to read:

  1. Go on with: Modern Orthodox Thinkers, by Andrew Louth

  2. Go on with: The Master Key, by Masako Togawa – FINISHED

  3. Walking The Bones, by Randall Silvis – FINISHED

  4. La nuit n’est jamais complète, de Niko Tackian

  5. Audiobook. Finish: L’armée furieuse, by Fred Vargas

  6. Audiobook. Go on with: I Always Loved you, by Robin Oliveira

As my daily average in 2017 was 63 pages, my goal this week will be to read a total of 460 pages (average of 65.7 pages per day).

SCHEDULE

Challenges/Giveaways

**This is the overall list for the challenges offered during Bout of Books 21. Make sure you check the blog each day of the read-a-thon for instructions and details on how to complete the daily challenges**

Monday 1/8
Introduce yourself #insixwords

Tuesday 1/9
Share your 2018 reading goal(s)

Wednesday 1/10
Book spine rainbow

Thursday 1/11
ALL THE FAVORITES!

Friday 1/12
Newspaper headlines

Saturday 1/13
Book spine poetry

Sunday 1/14
Leave a book review

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