Bout of Books 28: Day 3 recap

BOUT OF BOOKS 28
Day 3 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 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

And I wrote a review

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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
  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

BOUT OF BOOKS 28

Bout of Books 28

#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 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

Looking forward to a new Bout of Books, to finish a couple of big books!

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. Some I’m currently reading.

  1. Wind/Pinball, by Haruki Murakami
  2. Lessons from Walden, by Pepperman Taylor
  3. Au Soleil redouté, by Michel Bussi
  4. The Mirror and the Light, by Hilary Mantel
  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
  8. Audiobook: The Mysterious Affair at Styles

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**

Monday 5/11
Introduce Yourself #insixwords

Tuesday 5/12
If This, Then That

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

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

Click on the logo to sign up

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The top 8 books to read in May 2020

Here are

The top 8 books
I plan to read in May 2020

Click on the covers to know more

CURRENTLY READING

    Wind / Pinball   Lessons From Walden

Au soleil redouté

On the Ecclesiastical Mystagogy  The Mirror and the Light 

📚 Wind/Pinball
Reading with the Murakami online book club
I tried this one five years ago and DNFed it, highly unusual for Murakami’s novels with me. It’s been chosen for our current read with the online book club, so I’m giving it a second chance.

📚 Lessons from Walden
Published on March 30th 2020 by Pepperman Taylor
Received for review through Edelweiss Plus
The introduction a bit too long, but the rest is very good so far.

📚 Au Soleil Redouté
Readalong with one of my French students.
The latest mystery by Michel Bussi. I listened to it, so so good, and now I’m reading it. So 2 rereads in one month, another weird unusual fact in my reading life.

📚 On the Ecclesiastical Mystagogy, by Saint Maximus the Confessor
Not easy, nothing is easy with Saint Maximus, commentary on the Orthodox Divine Liturgy. In fact, I’m reading the same book in parallel in two translations. The older one is easier, but the new edition has the Greek text and a good introduction.

📚 The Mirror and the Light
Finally, volume 3!
Slowly, but surely. Not light reading, but so well written!

READING NEXT

A Hundred Million Years and a Day

📚 A Hundred Million Years and a Day, by Jean-Baptiste Andrea, Sam Taylor (Translator)
To be published on 6/16, by Gallic Books
Received for review

‘On the mountain, the only monsters are the ones you take with you.’
Summer 1954. Stan has been hunting for fossils since the age of six. Now, having made a career out of studying the remains of tiny lifeforms, he hears a story he cannot forget: the skeleton of a huge creature, a veritable dragon, lies deep in an Alpine glacier. And he is determined to find it.
Leaving his life in Paris behind, Stan sets out in pursuit of a legend. But he is no mountaineer, and to attempt his dangerous expedition he must call on loyal friend and colleague Umberto, who arrives with an eccentric young assistant, and expert guide Gio. Time is short: the four men must descend before the weather turns. Bonds are forged and tested as the hazardous quest for the earth’s lost creatures becomes a journey into Stan’s own past
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CURRENT AND NEXT AUDIOBOOKS

La Panthère des neiges  The Mysterious Affair at Styles

📚 La Panthère des neiges
The latest nonfiction by Sylvain Tesson
Fascinating, as usual, and so so well written.
“Sylvain Tesson’s THE SNOW LEOPARD, the Renaudot Prize-winning story of a journey to the mountains of Tibet in search of the snow leopard, to Christopher Richards at Penguin Press.”
I discovered Tesson through this book, highly recommended as well. Then a French reader I met through social media made me understand I really had to read this one as well. Thanks Nina!

📚 The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920)
Will be listening for The Classics Club
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Hercule Poirot’s first appearance, I plan on listening to the whole canon, at least start this year. I have already read some, but it will be interesting to listen to all of them in order.

CURRENT GIVEAWAYS

Listed on the homepage 

List of books I can swap with yours

PLANS FOR MAY

📚 Take part in Bout of Books, May 11-17. See here

📚 Review several books received through The Callisto Publisher’s Club. I am 8 books behind!

📚 I have a few reviews to catch up with, and mostly, I’d like to post more notes from the last theological book I read.

📚 Update my Links page!

Eiffel Tower Orange

HAVE YOU READ
OR ARE YOU PLANNING TO READ
ANY OF THESE?
WHAT ARE YOUR READING PLANS FOR MAY?

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