Bout of Books 29

BOUT OF BOOKS 29

Boutofbooks 29

#boutofbooks

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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 12:01am Monday, August 17th
and runs through Sunday, August 23rd in YOUR time zone.
Bout of Books is low-pressure.
All reading-in-place times, Twitter chats,
and exclusive Instagram challenges a
re completely optional.
For Bout of Books 29 information and updates,
visit the Bout of Books blog
. – From the Bout of Books team

I’m really disappointed that we will no longer have daily challenges, though sounds like there will still be some on Instagram.
These daily challenges were a great way to connect with other bloggers.
The reading-in-place times don’t work well for me, I’m working. So I’ll be able to do it only once a day, at 9:30 pm. So we’ll see how this goes for me.

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. Killer, Come Back to Me: The Crime Stories of Ray Bradbury
  2. Le livre de Perle, by Timothée de Fombelle
  3. Vesper Flights, by Helen Macdonald
  4. Psalm 118: Commentary by Theophan the Recluse
  5. Audiobook: The Big Four, by Agatha Christie
  6. Audiobook: Pandemia, by Franck Thilliez

SCHEDULE

For Bout of Books 29, no daily challenges will be hosted on our blog. Instead, we’ll have reading-in-place times!

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All reading-in-place times last 30 minutes.

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Bout of Books 28: Final recap

BOUT OF BOOKS 28
Day 7 recap
and Final recap

Bout of Books 28

#boutofbooks
NB: This is my 15th participation in #boutofbooks

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 11th
and runs through Sunday, May 17th 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 28 information and updates,
be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. 
– From the Bout of Books team

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Here is what I read on DAY 7:

  1. Lessons from Walden, by Bob Pepperman Taylor = 7 pages
  2. A Hundred Million Years and a Day, by Jean-Baptiste Andrea = 66 pages
  3. Psalm 118: A Commentary by Saint Theophan the Recluse = 20 pages
  4. Audiobook: The Mysterious Affair at Styles, by Agatha Christie = 36 pages

Total for Day 7:  129 pages
TOTAL so far:  554/525

I also did 2 challenges:

– on Twitter, About my goal
– on Instagram, My Shelfie

FINAL RECAP:

Phew, I made it, and managed to read 554 pages, so 4 pages more than my goal of 75 pages a day.
I’ glad finished the awesome The Mirror and the Light, a massive book of 757 pages. And half of the excellent A Hundred Million Years and a Day, by Jean-Baptiste Andrea.

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Here is what I read on DAY 6:

  1. The Mirror and the Light, by Hilary Mantel = 27 pages – FINISHED
  2. Lessons from Walden, by Bob Pepperman Taylor = 12 pages
  3. A Hundred Million Years and a Day, by Jean-Baptiste Andrea = 5 pages
  4. Psalm 118: A Commentary by Saint Theophan the Recluse = 13 pages

Total for Day 6:  57 pages
TOTAL so far:  425/525

I only did 1 challenge:

– on Instagram, Highly Anticipated release. Can you guess which?
– the other challenge consisted in reviewing a book we have read this week. So far, I have only finished the Book of Deuteronomy in audio.
I can only say that I hadn’t read from verse 1 to last for a while. And this time I was struck that it was a very harsh book. When you have discovered the source of life and decide to go away from it, obviously things cannot go well.
Not necessarily as a punishment, but as a natural consequence, like if you are hiking in the desert, and you know exactly whereto find water, but you decide to go the other way. You see what I mean. Well, I guess it is some type of review after all, lol

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Here is what I read on DAY 5:

  1. The Mirror and the Light, by Hilary Mantel = 24 pages
  2. Lessons from Walden, by Bob Pepperman Taylor = 12 pages
  3. Audiobook: The Mysterious Affair at Styles, by Agatha Christie = 24 pages

Total for Day 5:  60 pages
TOTAL so far:  368/525

I also did 2 challenges:

– on Twitter, Share Your Favorites
– on Instagram, Blown Away
I featured the same book on both. Can you guess which?

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Here is what I read on DAY 4:

  1. The Mirror and the Light, by Hilary Mantel = 36 pages
  2. Lessons from Walden, by Bob Pepperman Taylor = 5 pages

Total for Day 4:  41 pages
TOTAL so far:  308/525

I also did 2 challenges:

– on Twitter, Bookish Matchmaking. If you don’t use Twitter, maybe you can help.
I’m looking for cyber thrillers. Please only your favorite novels. Thanks!
– on Instagram, Color Me Happy – in brown!

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Here is what I read on DAY 3:

  1. Au Soleil redouté, by Michel Bussi = 82 pages
  2. Lessons from Walden, by Bob Pepperman Taylor = 4 pages

Total for Day 3:  86 pages
TOTAL so far:  267/525

I also did 2 challenges:

– on Twitter, Book to Movie
– on Instagram, Diverse Books

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Here is what I read on DAY 2:

  1. Wind/Pinball, by Haruki Murakami = 39 pages
  2. Audiobook: The Mysterious Affair at Styles, by Agatha Christie = 65 pages

Total for Day 2:  104 pages
TOTAL so far:  181/525

I also did 2 challenges:

– on Twitter, If This, Then That
– on Instagram, Seasonal Readings

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Here is what I read on DAY 1:

  1. Lessons from Walden, by Bob Pepperman Taylor= 7 pages
  2. The Mirror and the Light, by Hilary Mantel = 41 pages
  3. Audiobook: The Book of Deuteronomy = 29 pages FINISHED

Total for Day 1:  77 pages
TOTAL so far:  77/525

Phew, 2 pages above my goal! Although I didn’t have the feeling of reading  a lot.

I also did 2 challenges:

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

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I’m setting my goal at 525 pages, that is, 75 pages per day. 

I will try to organize a giveaway!

Here are the books I plan to read (from).

  1. Wind/Pinball, by Haruki Murakami
  2. Lessons from Walden, by Bob Pepperman Taylor
  3. Au Soleil redouté, by Michel Bussi
  4. The Mirror and the Light, by Hilary Mantel – FINISHED
  5. A Hundred Million Years and a Day, by Jean-Baptiste Andrea
  6. Psalm 118: A Commentary by Saint Theophan the Recluse
  7. Audiobook: The Book of Deuteronomy FINISHED
  8. Audiobook: The Mysterious Affair at Styles, by Agatha Christie

REST OF THE SCHEDULE

Challenges
**This is the overall list for the challenges offered during Bout of Books 28. Make sure you check the blog each day of the read-a-thon for instructions and details on how to complete the daily challenges**

Wednesday 5/13
Book to Movie

Thursday 5/14
Bookish Matchmaking

Friday 5/15
Share Your Favorites

Saturday 5/16
Leave a Review

Sunday 5/17
Stretch Goal

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

Saturday: 10am CST (TZC)

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Bout of Books 28: Day 6 recap

BOUT OF BOOKS 28
Day 6 recap

Bout of Books 28

#boutofbooks
NB: This is my 15th participation in #boutofbooks

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 11th
and runs through Sunday, May 17th 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 28 information and updates,
be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. 
– From the Bout of Books team

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Here is what I read on DAY 6:

  1. The Mirror and the Light, by Hilary Mantel = 27 pages – FINISHED
  2. Lessons from Walden, by Bob Pepperman Taylor = 12 pages
  3. A Hundred Million Years and a Day, by Jean-Baptiste Andrea = 5 pages
  4. Psalm 118: A Commentary by Saint Theophan the Recluse = 13 pages

Total for Day 6:  57 pages
TOTAL so far:  425/525

I only did 1 challenge:

– on Instagram, Highly Anticipated release. Can you guess which?
– the other challenge consisted in reviewing a book we have read this week. So far, I have only finished the Book of Deuteronomy in audio.
I can only say that I hadn’t read from verse 1 to last for a while. And this time I was struck that it was a very harsh book. When you have discovered the source of life and decide to go away from it, obviously things cannot go well.
Not necessarily as a punishment, but as a natural consequence, like if you are hiking in the desert, and you know exactly whereto find water, but you decide to go the other way. You see what I mean. Well, I guess it is some type of reviw after all, lol

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Here is what I read on DAY 5:

  1. The Mirror and the Light, by Hilary Mantel = 24 pages
  2. Lessons from Walden, by Bob Pepperman Taylor = 12 pages
  3. Audiobook: The Mysterious Affair at Styles, by Agatha Christie = 24 pages

Total for Day 5:  60 pages
TOTAL so far:  368/525

I also did 2 challenges:

– on Twitter, Share Your Favorites
– on Instagram, Blown Away
I featured the same book on both. Can you guess which?

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Here is what I read on DAY 4:

  1. The Mirror and the Light, by Hilary Mantel = 36 pages
  2. Lessons from Walden, by Bob Pepperman Taylor = 5 pages

Total for Day 4:  41 pages
TOTAL so far:  308/525

I also did 2 challenges:

– on Twitter, Bookish Matchmaking. If you don’t use Twitter, maybe you can help.
I’m looking for cyber thrillers. Please only your favorite novels. Thanks!
– on Instagram, Color Me Happy – in brown!

📚📚📚

Here is what I read on DAY 3:

  1. Au Soleil redouté, by Michel Bussi = 82 pages
  2. Lessons from Walden, by Bob Pepperman Taylor = 4 pages

Total for Day 3:  86 pages
TOTAL so far:  267/525

I also did 2 challenges:

– on Twitter, Book to Movie
– on Instagram, Diverse Books

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Here is what I read on DAY 2:

  1. Wind/Pinball, by Haruki Murakami = 39 pages
  2. Audiobook: The Mysterious Affair at Styles, by Agatha Christie = 65 pages

Total for Day 2:  104 pages
TOTAL so far:  181/525

I also did 2 challenges:

– on Twitter, If This, Then That
– on Instagram, Seasonal Readings

📚📚📚

Here is what I read on DAY 1:

  1. Lessons from Walden, by Bob Pepperman Taylor= 7 pages
  2. The Mirror and the Light, by Hilary Mantel = 41 pages
  3. Audiobook: The Book of Deuteronomy = 29 pages FINISHED

Total for Day 1:  77 pages
TOTAL so far:  77/525

Phew, 2 pages above my goal! Although I didn’t have the feeling of reading  a lot.

I also did 2 challenges:

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

📚📚📚

I’m setting my goal at 525 pages, that is, 75 pages per day. 

I will try to organize a giveaway!

Here are the books I plan to read (from).

  1. Wind/Pinball, by Haruki Murakami
  2. Lessons from Walden, by Bob Pepperman Taylor
  3. Au Soleil redouté, by Michel Bussi
  4. The Mirror and the Light, by Hilary Mantel – FINISHED
  5. A Hundred Million Years and a Day, by Jean-Baptiste Andrea
  6. Psalm 118: A Commentary by Saint Theophan the Recluse
  7. Audiobook: The Book of Deuteronomy FINISHED
  8. Audiobook: The Mysterious Affair at Styles, by Agatha Christie

REST OF THE SCHEDULE

Challenges
**This is the overall list for the challenges offered during Bout of Books 28. Make sure you check the blog each day of the read-a-thon for instructions and details on how to complete the daily challenges**

Wednesday 5/13
Book to Movie

Thursday 5/14
Bookish Matchmaking

Friday 5/15
Share Your Favorites

Saturday 5/16
Leave a Review

Sunday 5/17
Stretch Goal

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

Saturday: 10am CST (TZC)

Save