Bout of Books 31


Bout of Books 31

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The Bout of Books readathon is organized
by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple.
It’s a weeklong readathon that begins Monday, May 10
and runs through Sunday, May 16 in YOUR time zone.
Bout of Books is low-pressure.
There are reading sprints, Twitter chats,
and exclusive Instagram challenges,
but they’re all completely optional
For Bout of Books 31 information and updates,
visit the Bout of Books blog
From the Bout of Books team

Like for Bout of Books 31, I’m setting my goal at 525 pages, that is, 75 pages per day. 

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

  1. The Andromeda Strain, by Michael Crichton
  2. La Disparition, by Georges Perec
  3. People Like them, by Samira Sedira
  4. Psalm 118: Commentary by Theophan the Recluse
  5.  Audiobook: The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories by Agatha Christie
  6. Audiobook: The Book of Zechariah (Bible)


No daily challenges will be hosted on our blog. Instead, we’ll have reading-in-place times!
Reading-in-place times, or reading sprints, happen daily on Twitter. If you don’t have Twitter, make note of these times and report your reading progress on your platform of choice.
There may be events also on Discord

All reading-in-place times last 30 minutes.
Daily Reading-in-Place Times
📚 10 a.m Eastern | 7 a.m. Pacific
📚 4 p.m. Eastern | 1 p.m. Pacific
📚 10:30 p.m. Eastern | 7:30 p.m. Pacific

Twitter Chats
(chats last approximately one hour)
TZC = Time Zone Conversion
Monday: 9 p.m. Eastern | 6 p.m. Pacific
Saturday: 11 a.m. Eastern | 8 a.m. Pacific

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2 thoughts on “Bout of Books 31

    • I always have an audiobook going on, I listen any time I do chores around the house, cooking, cleaning, gardening, the wash, doing the dishes, etc. I’m in the middle of listening to all of Hercule Poirot, in chronological order of publication. And of listening to the whole Bible


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