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Bout of Books 22: Day 6 recap

Bout of Books 22

#boutofbooks

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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 14 and runs through Sunday, May 20
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 22 information and updates,
be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog.
From the Bout of Books team

Bout of Books 22:

Day 6 recap

WHAT I READ ON DAY 6:

  1. Elder Sebastian of Optina: 13 pages

  2. The Word is Murder: 156 pages
    REALLY enjoying this book!

  3. Audio: Sans feu ni lieu – equivalent to 34 pages 

TOTAL pages on DAY 6 = 203 – my best day this week!
TOTAL PAGES SO FAR: 714/700

ALSO:

  • I didn’t do the website challenge, but the Instagram one, where I shared one of my bookshelves

  • Don’t forget to enter my giveaway, closing at 2 pm this Sun. I also offer another giveaway here!

WHAT I READ ON DAY 5:

  1. Elder Sebastian of Optina: 16 pages

  2. Something in the Water: 63 pages – BOOK FINISHED.
    ***** FANTASTIC!

  3. The Word is Murder: 20 pages
    I was going to start another book, but realized this one will be released earlier, so I switch to this one.
    OMG, I LOVE the beginning, so well done!! Looks like it’s going to be another terrific Horowitz!

  4. Audio: Sans feu ni lieu – equivalent to 23 pages 

TOTAL pages on DAY 5 = 122
TOTAL PAGES SO FAR: 511/700

ALSO:

 

WHAT I READ ON DAY 4:

  1. Elder Sebastian of Optina: 10 pages

  2. Something in the Water: 63 pages

  3. Audio: Un peu plus loin sur la droite – equivalent to 30 pages – BOOK FINISHED

TOTAL pages on DAY 4 = 103
TOTAL PAGES SO FAR: 389/700

ALSO:

WHAT I READ ON DAY 3:

  1. Something in the Water: 71 pages
    =glad I read this amount, despite a short evening available. And oh the suspense!

  2. Audio: Un peu plus loin sur la droite – equivalent to 22 pages

TOTAL pages on DAY 3 = 93
TOTAL PAGES SO FAR: 286/700

ALSO:

  • I did the challenge ‘Show me your precious’
    In case you have not seen it on Instagram, come this way

  • I have also tried to do the Instagram daily challenges for Bout of Books

  • Don’t forget to enter my giveaway. I also offer another giveaway here!

WHAT I READ ON DAY 2:

  1. Elder Sebastian of Optina: 14 pages

  2. Something in the Water: 78 pages
    =wow, thoroughly enjoying this!!

  3. Audio: Un peu plus loin sur la droite – 5 mn, equivalent to 2 pages

TOTAL pages on DAY 2 = 94
TOTAL PAGES SO FAR: 193/700

ALSO:

WHAT I READ ON DAY 1:

  1. Elder Sebastian of Optina: 17 pages

  2. Something in the Water: 71 pages

  3. Audio: Un peu plus loin sur la droite – 25 mn, equivalent to 11 pages

TOTAL pages on DAY 1 = 99
TOTAL PAGES SO FAR: 99/700

ALSO:

  • I did the challenge:
    Introduce Yourself #insixwords
    In case you have not seen it, come this way

  • I posted a book giveaway

  • I didn’t take part in the Twitter chat, the questions are too similar every time.

 ***

Here are the books I plan to read:

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

  2. Go on with: Elder Sebastian of Optina, by Tatiana Torstensen

  3. Go on with: Something in the Water, by Catherine Steadman – FINISHED

  4. The Word is Murder, by Anthony Horowitz

  5. Audiobook. Finish: Un peu plus loin sur la droite, by Fred Vargas – FINISHED

  6. Audiobook. Sans feu ni lieu, by Fred Vargas

I’m shooting for a daily average of 100 pages, so a total of 700 pages

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**

**This is the overall list for the challenges offered during Bout of Books 22. 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 5/14
Introduce yourself #insixwords

Tuesday 5/15
Year of You

Wednesday 5/16
Show Me Your Precious

Thursday 5/17
Read Alikes

Friday 5/18
Space Scavenger Hunt

Saturday 5/19
Share Your Favorite Bout of Books Moment

Sunday 5/20
Stretch Goal

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

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

Save

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Bout of Books 22: Day 5 recap

Bout of Books 22

#boutofbooks

Click on the logo to join the fun!

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 14 and runs through Sunday, May 20
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 22 information and updates,
be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog.
From the Bout of Books team

Bout of Books 22:

Day 5 recap

WHAT I READ ON DAY 5:

  1. Elder Sebastian of Optina: 16 pages

  2. Something in the Water: 63 pages – BOOK FINISHED.
    ***** FANTASTIC!

  3. The Word is Murder: 20 pages
    I was going to start another book, but realized this one will be released earlier, so I switch to this one.
    OMG, I LOVE the beginning, so well done!! Looks like it’s going to be another terrific Horowitz!

  4. Audio: Sans feu ni lieu – equivalent to 23 pages 

TOTAL pages on DAY 5 = 122
TOTAL PAGES SO FAR: 511/700

ALSO:

 

WHAT I READ ON DAY 4:

  1. Elder Sebastian of Optina: 10 pages

  2. Something in the Water: 63 pages

  3. Audio: Un peu plus loin sur la droite – equivalent to 30 pages – BOOK FINISHED

TOTAL pages on DAY 4 = 103
TOTAL PAGES SO FAR: 389/700

ALSO:

WHAT I READ ON DAY 3:

  1. Something in the Water: 71 pages
    =glad I read this amount, despite a short evening available. And oh the suspense!

  2. Audio: Un peu plus loin sur la droite – equivalent to 22 pages

TOTAL pages on DAY 3 = 93
TOTAL PAGES SO FAR: 286/700

ALSO:

  • I did the challenge ‘Show me your precious’
    In case you have not seen it on Instagram, come this way

  • I have also tried to do the Instagram daily challenges for Bout of Books

  • Don’t forget to enter my giveaway. I also offer another giveaway here!

WHAT I READ ON DAY 2:

  1. Elder Sebastian of Optina: 14 pages

  2. Something in the Water: 78 pages
    =wow, thoroughly enjoying this!!

  3. Audio: Un peu plus loin sur la droite – 5 mn, equivalent to 2 pages

TOTAL pages on DAY 2 = 94
TOTAL PAGES SO FAR: 193/700

ALSO:

WHAT I READ ON DAY 1:

  1. Elder Sebastian of Optina: 17 pages

  2. Something in the Water: 71 pages

  3. Audio: Un peu plus loin sur la droite – 25 mn, equivalent to 11 pages

TOTAL pages on DAY 1 = 99
TOTAL PAGES SO FAR: 99/700

ALSO:

  • I did the challenge:
    Introduce Yourself #insixwords
    In case you have not seen it, come this way

  • I posted a book giveaway

  • I didn’t take part in the Twitter chat, the questions are too similar every time.

 ***

Here are the books I plan to read:

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

  2. Go on with: Elder Sebastian of Optina, by Tatiana Torstensen

  3. Go on with: Something in the Water, by Catherine Steadman – FINISHED

  4. The Word is Murder, by Anthony Horowitz

  5. Audiobook. Finish: Un peu plus loin sur la droite, by Fred Vargas – FINISHED

  6. Audiobook. Sans feu ni lieu, by Fred Vargas

I’m shooting for a daily average of 100 pages, so a total of 700 pages

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**

**This is the overall list for the challenges offered during Bout of Books 22. 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 5/14
Introduce yourself #insixwords

Tuesday 5/15
Year of You

Wednesday 5/16
Show Me Your Precious

Thursday 5/17
Read Alikes

Friday 5/18
Space Scavenger Hunt

Saturday 5/19
Share Your Favorite Bout of Books Moment

Sunday 5/20
Stretch Goal

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

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

Save

Bout of Books 22: Day 5 challenge

Bout of Books 22

#boutofbooks

Click on the logo to join the fun!

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 14 and runs through Sunday, May 20
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 22 information and updates,
be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog.
From the Bout of Books team

Bout of Books 22:

Day 5 Challenge

Space Scavenger Hunt

You all like a scavenger hunt, right? This one is space themed.
Use the guidelines below. Participate as much as you can.
This is a challenge, so you don’t have to get them all to win. If you have fun, you win.

Mercury – Favourite short story/novella
Venus – Favourite book with female protagonist
Earth – Favourite book about nature/nature word in the title
Mars – Favourite book with a red cover
Jupiter – Favourite tome over 500 pages
Saturn – Favourite book with circle/ring on the cover/in the title
Uranus – Favourite book set in winter
Neptune – Favourite book set at sea, on a boat, or under water
Pluto – Favourite books featuring a dog/with a dog on the cover
Moon – Favourite book set anywhere other than Earth
Sun – Favourite book set in summer
Space – Favourite book set in space

Thanks to Liz (@LizHannah25) for today’s challenge.

Here is a fun challenge. I have to admit the book I chose is not necessarily my favorite of all times in that category, but at least, that’s the one that came first to mind. So here we go. Click on the book covers to access my review/book on Goodreads

 The Story of Your life

Mercury

Favorite short story/novella

 

Unexpected Mrs Pollifax Venus

Favorite book with female protagonist

unseen-city Earth

Favorite book about nature/
nature word in the title

Magpie Murders Mars

Favorite book with a red cover

1q84 Jupiter

Favorite tome over 500 pages

Too Close to the Edge Saturn

Favorite book with circle/ring
on the cover/in the title

if on a winter's night Uranus

Favorite book set in winter

under-the-channel Neptune

Favorite book set at sea, on a boat, or under water

The Black Island Pluto

Favorite books featuring a dog/
with a dog on the cover

The Sparrow Moon

Favorite book set anywhere other than Earth

Prodigal Summer Sun

Favorite book set in summer

the-martian-chronicles Space

Favorite book set in space

WHAT’S THE RESULT OF

YOUR SPACE SCAVENGER HUNT?

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