Bout of Books 5.0

Bout of Books Read-a-Thon

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 13th and runs through Sunday, August 19th in whatever time zone you are in.  Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week.  There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional.  For all Bout of Books 5.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog.

MY GOALS

Obviously, I got too big for my britches with High Summer Read-a-thon, but I’m going to shoot for ~600 pages again. Also, I’m also going to keep track of my writing progress. I’m working on rewrites and I need to get them done in the near future.

Going to keep the reading light, from some combination of the following:

BOOKS TO READ

Library Books:
We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver (8/23) DONE!
Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories by Gavin J. Grant (Author, Editor), Kelly Link (Author, Editor) (8/27) DONE!

Galleys:
Finish Kiss of Steel by Bec McMaster (9/1) DONE!
Doctor Who Dave Gibbons Collection by Pat Mills, Steve Moore, Steve Parkhouse (9/18)

From the Bookshelf:
Finish Through Darkest America by Neal Barrett, Jr. (a re-read)
Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury by Sam Weller (Editor), Mort Castle (Editor)
Lunar Park by Bret Easton Ellis (a re-read)

The Weekly Usual:
A chapter of A Storm of Swords, a poem, a short story, and a section of Poetic Edda, unless I read them on Sunday.  I did indeed read them on Sunday (8/12).

Updates

MONDAY: ~101 pages read.
TUESDAY: ~110 pages read.
WEDNESDAY: ~159 pages read.
THURSDAY: ~37 pages read.
FRIDAY: ~100 pages read.
SATURDAY: ~161 pages read.

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