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Bout of Books 20: schedule, goals, and giveaway

Bout of Books 20#boutofbooks

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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 21st
and runs through Sunday, August 27th
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 20 information and updates,
be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog.
From the Bout of Books team

Bout of Books 20:
schedule, goals, and giveaway

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 SCHEDULE

Challenges/Giveaways
**This is the overall list for the challenges offered during Bout of Books 20.
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 8/21
Introduce yourself #insixwords

Tuesday 8/22
Synopsis rewrite

Wednesday 8/23
Book spine rainbow

Thursday 8/24
If you like this, try that . . .

Friday 8/25
Leave a book review

Saturday 8/26
Love to hate

Sunday 8/27
FREE DAY!

Twitter Chats
(chats last approximately one hour)
TZC = Time Zone Conversion

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

 

GOALS

What books will I be reading?

 

  • Le Regard du Ressuscité, by Archimandrite Gabriel – a French book on Orthodox icons, received for review

  • A Curious Collection of Dates: Through the Year with Sherlock Holmes, by Leah Guinn

  • Salt Creek, by Lucy Treloar

  • Merle, by Angela Wren

What books will I be listening?

  • The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, by Phaedra Patrick

  • Coule la Seine, by Fred Vargas

As my daily average so far this year seems to be 69 pages/day, my challenge will be to read 525 pages (average of 75 pages/day).
Not counting some time for audiobooks as well.

And as I’m an expert this year, I plan on visiting and cheering 25 bloggers every day

GIVEAWAY

Here are 4 books you can choose from.
Just open to US residents

the-pilgrims-progress Songs from the Violet Café
The Pilgrim’s Progress
Songs from the Violet Café
brand new condition

 A Kim Jong-Il Production   The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper

A Kim Jong-Il Production
ARC in very good condition

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper

ARC in brand new condition:
I received it at BEA 2016,
but chose actually to listen to it

Enter here

 One US resident will be chosen on August 27

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The top 11 Books to read in July 2017

Here are

The top 11 books I plan to read
in July!

 Click on the covers to know more

CURRENTLY READING

Madeleine Project   Murder in the forbidden city
Oswald 

paradise-lost    Regard du Ressuscité

The Madeleine Project
= for France Book Tours
Murder in the Forbidden City
= received for review. sounds different
Oswald
= the last book that was
“taking the dust” on my Netgalley shelf!
Paradise Lost

= half done
Regard du Ressuscité
= unique Orthodox book in French on icons

READING NEXT

  Bonjour Kale cover    A Great Reckoning

Coffin Road    The Shadow Land

Bonjour Kale
= for France Book Tours.
NB: there are still a few spots available
for this tour!
A Great Reckoning
= catching up before upcoming book in the series
Coffin Road
= didn’t I get it at Book Expo 2016??
I did, I know, I know…
The Shadow Land
= maybe.
I have enjoyed several books by Kostova,
but hesitating on this one.
What do you think?


CURRENT AND NEXT AUDIOBOOKS

   Casebook  homme aux cercles bleus

The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes
= I just have a few stories to finish my
all Sherlock Holmes audio project.
Alas, couldn’t find this one with Simon Prebble
L’homme aux cercles bleus
(The Chalk Circle Man)
= thrilled to finally check the first book
in this amazing series by THE lady of French thrillers
Eiffel Tower Orange

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OR ARE YOU PLANNING TO READ
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The top 9 Books to read in June 2017

Here are

The top 9 books I plan to read
in June!

 Click on the covers to know more

CURRENTLY READING

   paradise-lost  Regard du Ressuscité

The Little Paris Bookshop  The Travelers
 

Paradise Lost
= still enjoying it, a few pages at a time,
half done
Regard du Ressuscité
= Orthodox book in French on icons
The Little Paris Bookshop
= finally, after years on my Netgalley TBR!
The Travelers
= it’s about time…

 

READING NEXT

Oswald   The Shadow Land

Coffin Road

Oswald
= that will be the last of books
“taking the dust” on my Netgalley shelf!
The Shadow Land
= maybe.
I have enjoyed several books by Kostova,
but hesitating on this one.
What do you think?
Coffin Road
= didn’t I get it at Book Expo 2016??
I did, I know, I know…

CURRENT AND NEXT AUDIOBOOKS

 The Valley of Fear  His Last Bow

The Valley of Fear
His Last Bow
= for my audiobook project,
all Sherlock Holmes,
narrated by Simon Prebble
Eiffel Tower Orange

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OR ARE YOU PLANNING TO READ
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