Book review and giveaway: Exposed

ExposedJean-Philippe Blondel

on Tour
May 15-28
with

Exposed
(fiction)
Release date: June 4, 2019
at New Vessel Press
157 pages
ISBN: 978-1939931672

Website | Goodreads

In The 6:41 to Paris, Blondel featured two characters who reconnected after many years, while mostly focusing on their thoughts. There are similarities in Exposed, with even more lyricism.

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Bout of Books 25: Day 1 recap

BOUT OF BOOKS 25

Bout of Books 25

#boutofbooks

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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 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
TOTAL so far: 169 /805

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.

And I will organize a giveaway!

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)

Next Read-a-Thon
Bout of Books 26 – 8/19/2019 — 8/25/2019

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Save

Bout of Books 25

BOUT OF BOOKS 25

Bout of Books 25

#boutofbooks

Click on the logo to join the fun!

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

After a super active reading schedule in March, April got very low for me with lots of things going on, especially at Church, so I’m glad Bout of Books is coming to restart an energetic reading phase.

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.

And I will organize a giveaway!

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
  6. Audiobook: Sang Famille, 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)

Next Read-a-Thon
Bout of Books 26 – 8/19/2019 — 8/25/2019

Click on the logo to sign up

Save