Bout of Books 25: Day 6 recap

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The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized
by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple.
It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 13th
and runs through Sunday, May 19th in whatever time zone you are in.
Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, Twitter chats, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional.
For all Bout of Books 25 information and updates,
be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. 
– From the Bout of Books team

DAY 6 RECAP

Here is what I read on DAY 6:

  1. A Long Way Down, by Randall Silvis = 71 pages
  2. Audiobook: J’ai dû rêver trop fort, by Michel Bussi = 1H, equivalent of 52 pages

Total for Day 6:  123 pages
TOTAL so far: 523/805 pages

I did the Instagram challenge on the author I read the most. Can you guess who it is?

DAY 5 RECAP

Here is what I read on DAY 5:

  1. A Long Way Down, by Randall Silvis = 25 pages
  2. Talk to Me: How Voice Computing Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Think, by James Vlahos = 3 pages

Total for Day 5:  28 pages
TOTAL so far: 400/805 pages

As predicted the day before, I wasn’t able to read much: my reading time is in the evening, and we had our book club meeting. But we had a great time, sharing about amazing books. I also organized a book Jeopardy, and gave a bag with 4 books to the top three! I enter lots of giveaways, and then give them away to my book club members. They love it!
I didn’t do any challenge, by lack of time.

DAY 4 RECAP

Here is what I read on DAY 4:

  1. A Long Way Down, by Randall Silvis = 23 pages
  2. Talk to Me: How Voice Computing Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Think, by James Vlahos = 13 pages
  3. Audiobook: J’ai dû rêver trop fort, by Michel Bussi = 1H45, equivalent of 67 pages.

Total for Day 4:  103 pages
TOTAL so far: 372 /805 pages

And I did the Instagram challenge, with an incredible author.
I had a lot of audiobook time with house chores, cleaning, and preparing some appetizers for today’s book club anniversary – which means I will speak a lot about books tonight, but won’t have much reading time!!

DAY 3 RECAP

Here is what I read on DAY 3:

  1. A Long Way Down, by Randall Silvis = 32 pages
  2. Don Quixote, by Cervantes (read-along) = 9 pages
  3. Talk to Me: How Voice Computing Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Think, by James Vlahos = 16 pages
  4. Audiobook: J’ai dû rêver trop fort, by Michel Bussi = 1H05, equivalent of 33 pages.

Total for Day 3:  90 pages
TOTAL so far: 269 /805 pages

And I did the Instagram challenge, with a cover of a recent book I like a lot (both the cover AND the book!).
The emoji challenge was very tempting, but I wasn’t too sure how to sum it up this way.

DAY 2 RECAP

Here is what I read on DAY 2:

  1. Talk to Me: How Voice Computing Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Think, by James Vlahos = 10 pages

Total for Day 2:  10 pages
TOTAL so far: 179 /805 pages

Hmm, amazing how two days can differ, from 169 to 10 pages!
The explanation is simple: we got together with friends in the evening, my only possible reading time, so I didn’t have much time for reading at all. Should be more normal today, hopefully!
And I didn’t do any daily challenge.

DAY 1 RECAP

Here is what I read on DAY 1:

  1. If You Love Me, by Matthew the Poor = 5 pages
  2. A Long Way Down, by Randall Silvis = 10 pages
  3. Don Quixote, by Cervantes (read-along) = 4 pages
  4. The Story of the Stone, by Cao Xueqin = 7 pages – DNFed
  5. Audiobook: Sang Famille, by Michel Bussi = 4H, equivalent of 134 pages – FINISHED
  6. Audiobook: J’ai dû rêver trop fort, by Michel Bussi = 8 mn, equivalent of 9 pages.

Total for Day 1:  169 pages
TOTAL so far: 169 /805 pages

Wow, very happy with this 1st day! Do you see all this audio time?? I usually don’t teach on Monday, and as the weather was FINALLY warm enough to plant our vegetable garden (3 weeks later than usual for me!), I did it all, and listened to my audiobooks at the same time. Mystery explained!
Alas, I had to DNF The Story of the Stone, which is actually the first book of Dream of Red Chamber (the book I got for the latest Classics Spin!!)
I saw wanted to read this book. I really enjoyed the first chapter, but then I quickly felt totally lost because of the huge amount of characters. I couldn’t keep track of who was who, and I know this was going to get a lot worse because of the size of the book

I also did 2 challenges:

– on Twitter, Introduce yourself #insixwords
– on Instagram, currently reading
I didn’t participate in the twitter chat, feeling a bit too old now for these, plus, the questions are often the same every year.

***

My goal is the same as for Bout of Books 24, as I didn’t manage to reach it: to read 805 pages, an average of 115 pages/day.

Here are the books I plan to read from. Some I’m currently reading.

  1. If You Love Me, by Matthew the Poor
  2. A Long Way Down, by Randall Silvis
  3. Talk to Me: How Voice Computing Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Think, by James Vlahos
  4. Don Quixote, by Cervantes (read-along)
  5. The Story of the Stone, by Cao Xueqin – DNFed
  6. Audiobook: Sang Famille, by Michel Bussi – FINISHED
  7. Audiobook: J’ai dû rêver trop fort, by Michel Bussi

SCHEDULE

Challenges

**This is the overall list for the challenges offered during Bout of Books 25. 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 5/13
Introduce yourself #insixwords

Tuesday 5/14
Bookish favorites

Wednesday 5/15
Book plot emoji

Thursday 5/16
If this, then that

Friday 5/17
Favorite hero/favorite villain

Saturday 5/18
Share the love

Sunday 5/19
Stretch goal

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

Monday: 8pm CST (TZC)
Saturday: 10am CST (TZC)

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Bout of Books 26 – 8/19/2019 — 8/25/2019

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