Bout of Books 26 Day 1 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, August 19th
and runs through Sunday, Ausgu 25th 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 26 information and updates,
be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. 
– From the Bout of Books team

NB: This is my 13th participation in #boutofbooks

Here is what I read on DAY 1:

  1. Elder Leonid of Optina = 20 pages
  2. Don Quixote, by Cervantes = 14 pages
  3. The Dark Lake, by Sarah Bailey = 68 pages
  4. Audiobook: Le mystère de la chambre jaune, by Gaston Leroux
    = 56 minutes, equivalent to 31 pages

Total for Day 1:  158 pages
TOTAL so far:  158/805

I’m super happy with Day 1, especially as I used one hour of my usual evening reading time to participate in the Twitter Chat!

I also did 2 challenges:

– on Twitter, Introduce yourself #insixwords
– on Instagram, currently reading

  • And I participated in the twitter chat. I enjoyed meeting a few new bloggers, and getting a couple of books recommendations. It was nice to have a few new questions.
    Every year we are asked how many boutofbooks we’ve participated in, and I never really know. So I took time to go through my blog, and the answer is BoutofBooks26 is my #13!
  • And posted a giveaway!!


Tuesday 8/20
Adaptation Aspirations

Wednesday 8/21
Recreate Your Favorite Book Cover

Thursday 8/22
If This, Then That

Friday 8/23
I Want This Book

Saturday 8/24
Leave a Review

Sunday 8/25
Stretch Goal

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

Saturday: 10am CST (TZC)

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Here are the books I plan to read from. 

  1. Elder Leonid of Optina, by Fr Clement Sederholm
  2. Don Quixote, by Cervantes
  3. Quichotte, by Salman Rushdie
  4. The Dark Lake, by Sarah Bailey
  5. Secret Agent Brainteasers, by Sinclair McKay
  6. If You Cross the River, by Geneviève Damas
  7. Audiobook: Le mystère de la chambre jaune, by Gaston Leroux
  8. Audiobook: Surface, by Olivier Noreck



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