we have a winner!
The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized
by Amanda @ On a Book Bender
and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal.
It is a week long read-a-thon that begins
12:01am Monday, August 22nd
and runs through Sunday, August 28th
in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure.
There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize,
but all of these are completely optional.
For all Bout of Books 17 information and updates,
be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog.
From the Bout of Books team
NB: These are 2 ARCS,
in brand new condition.
Giveaway open to US residents only
Writing My Own Fairy Tale — Book to Movie Adaptation
Bout of Books — Mix ‘n Match
Bout of Books — Show Off Your Shelves Photo Challenge
The Book Junkie — Titles in the Tabloids
Janey Canuck — Book in a Song
(chats last approximately one hour)
TZC = Time Zone Conversion
Now, what will I be reading from?
My daily reading average for 2015 was 63 pages a day.
So my challenge this week will be to read 490 pages (average of 70 pages/day).
Not counting some time for audiobooks as well.
January is starting slow in reading, with no big ah ah moments. Hopefully, it will get better soon.
Here is what I read in January:
= 5 books, with 1,126 pages, that is: 36.3 pages/day.
+ 2 audiobooks, with 16:31 hours, that is: 31 min/day
My favorite in January
Reading Challenges recap
French Bingo: 3/25
Classics Club: 1/50
Cloak and Dagger (Mysteries): 4/30
Ebook challenge: 4/25
Historical fiction: 0/15
Japanese literature: 3/5
New authors challenge: 4/50
New Release (2016): 1/30
Nonfiction challenge: 1/15
Books in Translation: 1/12
What’s in a Name: 1/6
Where Are You Reading?: 19/50 – to be finished in 2016??
Total of books read in 2016 = 7/100
French Bingo 2016 has 14 participants. Why not add some fun to your reading life and join?
I organized 4 giveaways in January. The one for February at France Book Tours is here. Be sure to follow through email not to miss the weekly ones.
Most popular book review in January
Most popular post last month
– non book review –
Book blog that brought me
most traffic this past month
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Top commenters of the month
Inspired by Becca at I’m Lost in Books!
and her Blogger Shout-Outs feature
= 1 point per month for the top 3.
The one who has the most points at the end of the year will receive a gift!
NB: just congratulating winners of giveaways does not count as a real comment 😉
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Blog plans for February
Come back tomorrow
to see what I plan to read in February!
Kathryn at The Book Date
has created a Month In Review meme
I’ll now be linking my monthly recap posts
Thanks Kathryn, great idea!