Bout of Books 26 Day 2 recap

BOUT OF BOOKS 26

DAY 2 RECAP

BoutOfBooks26

#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, 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

Here is what I read on DAY 2:

  1. The Dark Lake, by Sarah Bailey = 100 pages
  2. Quichotte, by Salman Rushdie = 16 pages
  3. Audiobook: Le mystère de la chambre jaune, by Gaston Leroux
    = 1H15, equivalent to 46 pages

Total for Day 2:  162 pages
TOTAL so far:  320/805

Humming along. I also managed to post a review yesterday, on Diary of a Murderer, an original collection of South Korean short stories.

I also did 2 challenges:

– on Twitter, I proposed one title for Adaptation
– on Instagram, I posted about a favorite series

Be sure you enter my giveaway!

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DAY 1 RECAP
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!!

SCHEDULE

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)

Click on the logo to sign up

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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Bout of Books 26 Day 1 recap

BOUT OF BOOKS 26

BoutOfBooks26

#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, 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

DAY 1 RECAP
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!!

SCHEDULE

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)

Click on the logo to sign up

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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Read or skip #9

READ OR SKIP

Inspired by book blogger Davida, at The Chocolate Lady’s Book Review Blog, herself inspired by a couple of other bloggers (see here for instance). I plan to post about it on Saturdays, except the 1st Sat of the month, when I usually feature another meme.

The rules are simple:

  1. Sort your Goodreads TBR shelf from oldest to new
  2. Pick the first 5 or 10 (or whatever number you choose, depending on how large your list is) books you see
  3. Decide whether to keep them or get rid of them.

I’m finally back on this feature, after a few months away from it!

RESULTS FOR PREVIOUS READ OR SKIP

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I’ll keep 28, 29, 31, and 32
And Skip: 30, 33, 34, and 35

READ OR SKIP #9

 

#readorskip

Let’s see what YOU think about these 9 titles today:

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32) Paris

  • I have read lots of similar books
  • BUT it’s by a great author
    SKIP?

33) Metropole

  • I enjoy Hungarian lit
  • I’m intrigued by the theme of language and words
    READ

34) Beside the Sea

  • A popular French author I haven’t read yet. And it’s short!
  • I’ll read it in French.
    READ

35) Prehistoric Times

  • I haven’t read Chevillard either
  • But today, the synopsis isn’t that attractive
    SKIP

36) Papa doit manger

  • Another famous French author yet to discover!
  • And it’s short, and an opportunity to read a play. I may even watch it, if I find it
    READ

37) Les ombres errantes

  • Not sure why I added this one to my list!
    SKIP

38) The Rings of Saturn

  • I have never read Sebald, and it seems original
  • But should I read another one by him
    SKIP?

39) Seven Days on the Roads of France

  • By an Orthodox author that I really enjoy
    READ

40) The Forest Unseen

  • About nature, from an unusual perspective
    READ

What do YOU think? What would you do for 32 and 38?

HAVE YOU READ THESE?
READ OR SKIP?
I ALSO WELCOME SUGGESTIONS
FOR GOOD BOOKS ON SIMILAR THEMES