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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Bout of Books 26

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

I’m 5 books behind my yearly schedule of reading, so Bout Of Books should help. Plus, I hope to connect with the newer generation of book bloggers!

My goal is the same as for Bout of Books 25, 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. 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

SCHEDULE

Challenges

**This is the overall list for the challenges offered during Bout of Books 26. 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 8/19
Introduce Yourself #insixwords

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

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 August 2019

Here are

The top 8 books
I plan to read in August 2019

Click on the covers to know more

CURRENTLY READING

  

Diary of a Murderer

Don Quixote
I was doing a read-along with Lory at The Emerald City. She finished a long time ago, and I am still working at it. I’m determined to finish it this month, finally!!

Elder Leonid of Optina
I have a devotion to the Optina Fathers. I read the very last book in the series, lent by a parishioner, so now I want to read them all, and in chronological order, which makes more sense to see the development of Optina Monastery. So this is book 1 in the series, as Father Leonid is the one who revived the practice of eldership in that monastery and made it blossom again.

Goodbye Paris
A thriller for France Book Tours. Sounds good so far, though I am very perplexed by some statements.
If you want a free copy for review, we still have spots available on the tour.

Diary of a Murderer
Korean thriller. I’m only at the beginning, curious to see where this s going.

READING NEXT

  Quichotte  Secret Agent Brainteasers  

Quichote
Believe it or not, I haven’t read any book yet by Rushdie!! As I’m just finishing Don Quixote, I thought it would be perfect to discover his spin on it.

Secret Agent Brainteasers
I requested several books in the Spring, but never got a chance to read them because of all my readings for MBI2019. So I’m trying to catch up. This one sounds really fun!

CURRENT AND NEXT AUDIOBOOKS

          Central ParkcvUn Appartement à Paris

Central Park
Done with my Bussi binge, until his next title, I have started a Guillaume Musso binge, another top seller in France for years. He writes both romance an thrillers, I plan to listen only to his thrillers. The title is English, but I’m listening to these books in the original French.
Actually, although Musso has written so many books, and he is so popular in France, he has had only 1 book finally translated in English, and that’s the one I reviewed here: The Reunion.

Un appartement à Paris
Of course also by Musso

CURRENT GIVEAWAYS

We have several giveaways listed on the homepage

PLANS FOR AUGUST

  • Participate in Bout of Books 26, Aug 19-25. If you want an easy going challenge to help you read more, this is the place. Plus you discover all kinds of bloggers.
  • Finish Don Quixote!!!

Eiffel Tower Orange

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

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