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Bout of Books 26 Final recap

BOUT OF BOOKS 26

FINAL RECAP

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#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, August 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

FINAL RECAP

I’m super happy with Bout of Books 26.
I managed to read 959 pages, that is, an average of 137 pages a day.
Some of these pages were in audio, a total of 9H36, that is, an average of 1H22 minutes per day.

My goal was 805 pages (average of 115 pages a day), so I managed to read.
So I read 154 ages beyond my goal, and my daily average went from 115 to 137, so an extra 22 pages.

I finished:

  • Don Quixote, by Cervantes = finally!!
  • The Dark Lake, by Sarah Bailey
  • Audiobook: Le mystère de la chambre jaune, by Gaston Leroux

I will announce the giveaway winner tomorrow

Here is what I read on DAY 7:

  1. Quichotte, by Salman Rushdie = 41 pages

Total for Day 7:  41 pages
TOTAL so far:  959 /805 pages

I managed to do a bit of reading in the evening.

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Here is what I read on DAY 6:

  1. Quichotte, by Salman Rushdie = 29 pages

Total for Day 6:  29 pages
TOTAL so far:  918/805 pages

As announced yesterday, I knew I wouldn’t have time for much reading. I hope to do more tonight

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Here is what I read on DAY 5:

  1. Don Quixote, by Cervantes = 38 pages = FINISHED!!!
  2. Audiobook: Surface, by Olivier Norek
    = 1H25, equivalent to 68 pages

Total for Day 5:  106 pages
TOTAL so far:  889/805

The challenges didn’t inspire me, so I didn’t do any.
I’m glad I reached my challenge, because I actually don’t have much time to read on week-ends, especially this week-end, with 3 different Church long activities.

Be sure you enter my giveaway!

  booksbooksbooks

Here is what I read on DAY 4:

  1. The Dark Lake, by Sarah Bailey = 90 pages = FINISHED
  2. Don Quixote, by Cervantes = 14 pages
  3. Audiobook: Le mystère de la chambre jaune, by Gaston Leroux = FINISHED
    = 1H35, equivalent to 51 pages
  4. Audiobook: Surface, by Olivier Norek
    = 1H40, equivalent to 80 pages
    = total of 3H15
    Unbelievable how many things I can find to do around the house, just because I need the pretext to do manual work for more audio time: cleaning, ironing, gardening, painting, cooking. The house will be much cleaner at the end of Bout of Books week, lol!

Total for Day 4:  235 pages
TOTAL so far:  783/805

Going super well so far, but tonight I’m hosting our monthly block book club, so I won’t have as much time for reading. BUT I need to clean the house before they come, so that will be good for audio time!!

I also did 1 challenge:
– on Instagram, I posted about a favorite genre.

For those who are not on Instagram, a new favorite to me genre is techno-thriller. Any recommendations?

Be sure you enter my giveaway!

  booksbooksbooks

Here is what I read on DAY 3:

  1. The Dark Lake, by Sarah Bailey = 119 pages
  2. Don Quixote, by Cervantes = 14 pages
  3. Audiobook: Le mystère de la chambre jaune, by Gaston Leroux
    = 2H45, equivalent to 95 pages

Total for Day 3:  228 pages
TOTAL so far:  548/805

I also did 1 challenge:
– on Instagram, I posted about a favorite book cover

I wanted to do the other one, but forgot later in the day!
Anyway, I’m really happy with this reading week.

Be sure you enter my giveaway!

  booksbooksbooks

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!

  booksbooksbooks

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

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 = FINISHED
  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 = FINISHED
  8. Audiobook: Surface, by Olivier Noreck

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Bout of Books 26 Day 6 recap

BOUT OF BOOKS 26

DAY 6 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, August 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 6:

  1. Quichotte, by Salman Rushdie = 29 pages

Total for Day 6:  29 pages
TOTAL so far:  918/805 pages

As announced yesterday, I knew I wouldn’t have time for much reading. I hope to do more tonight

  booksbooksbooks

Here is what I read on DAY 5:

  1. Don Quixote, by Cervantes = 38 pages = FINISHED!!!
  2. Audiobook: Surface, by Olivier Norek
    = 1H25, equivalent to 68 pages

Total for Day 5:  106 pages
TOTAL so far:  889/805

The challenges didn’t inspire me, so I didn’t do any.
I’m glad I reached my challenge, because I actually don’t have much time to read on week-ends, especially this week-end, with 3 different Church long activities.

Be sure you enter my giveaway!

  booksbooksbooks

Here is what I read on DAY 4:

  1. The Dark Lake, by Sarah Bailey = 90 pages = FINISHED
  2. Don Quixote, by Cervantes = 14 pages
  3. Audiobook: Le mystère de la chambre jaune, by Gaston Leroux = FINISHED
    = 1H35, equivalent to 51 pages
  4. Audiobook: Surface, by Olivier Norek
    = 1H40, equivalent to 80 pages
    = total of 3H15
    Unbelievable how many things I can find to do around the house, just because I need the pretext to do manual work for more audio time: cleaning, ironing, gardening, painting, cooking. The house will be much cleaner at the end of Bout of Books week, lol!

Total for Day 4:  235 pages
TOTAL so far:  783/805

Going super well so far, but tonight I’m hosting our monthly block book club, so I won’t have as much time for reading. BUT I need to clean the house before they come, so that will be good for audio time!!

I also did 1 challenge:
– on Instagram, I posted about a favorite genre.

For those who are not on Instagram, a new favorite to me genre is techno-thriller. Any recommendations?

Be sure you enter my giveaway!

  booksbooksbooks

Here is what I read on DAY 3:

  1. The Dark Lake, by Sarah Bailey = 119 pages
  2. Don Quixote, by Cervantes = 14 pages
  3. Audiobook: Le mystère de la chambre jaune, by Gaston Leroux
    = 2H45, equivalent to 95 pages

Total for Day 3:  228 pages
TOTAL so far:  548/805

I also did 1 challenge:
– on Instagram, I posted about a favorite book cover

I wanted to do the other one, but forgot later in the day!
Anyway, I’m really happy with this reading week.

Be sure you enter my giveaway!

  booksbooksbooks

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!

  booksbooksbooks

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

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 = FINISHED
  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 = FINISHED
  8. Audiobook: Surface, by Olivier Noreck

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