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๐Ÿ“š Bout of Books 20

Bout of Books

I’ve been so busy with writing work. I’ve been in a reading slump. Or maybe an everything slump. But…

It’s Bout of Books 20!!!

I think my first BoB was #4 back in spring of 2012. I love me some BoB.ย ๐Ÿ˜˜

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner 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.ย For all Bout of Books 20 information and updates, be sure to visit theย Bout of Booksย blog.ย – From the Bout of Books team


The Princess Brideย Shatterdayย Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women

All these books are in progress. If I finish them, I’ll be 9/10 for 10 Books of Summer. Also haveย “The Artist of the Beautiful” byย Nathaniel Hawthorne to read this week.


During the Monday Twitter chat I proclaimed…

…Thus far, those books have been:

Andre the Giant: Life and Legendย Landline


Thursday:ย If you like this, try that . . .

Oh! I have something for this one!

Dandelion Wine (Green Town, #1)ย Wicked Wonders

If you like Ray Bradbury, especially his “Green Town” books, try Ellen Klages’ย Wicked Wonders. Many of the stories have the same childhood magic vibe but with female protagonists.

Also, with Halloween just around the corner (it is, darn it!):

The Complete Sherlock Holmesย Help For The Haunted: A Decade of Vera Van Slyke Ghostly Mysteries (1899 - 1909)

If you like Sherlock Holmes, M. R. James, or other authors of classic ghost mysteries, tryย Help For The Haunted: A Decade of Vera Van Slyke Ghostly Mysteries by Tim Prasil. Vera and Lida ghostbust with the best of them.

Monday:ย Introduce Yourself #insixwords


Writer, publisher. Hobbies include reading, studying magic & illusions from a historical/theoretical perspective, and playing ultimate frisbee.

11 thoughts on “๐Ÿ“š Bout of Books 20

  1. Hey. I just posted my Bout of Books TBR also and I’m excited about sharing the reading experience with you and everyone else. All the best for the readathon and I followed your blog.

  2. Good luck on meeting your reading goals this week!! I am participating on BOB 20 too and had a pretty go of things yesterday.

    I also participated in the describe yourself in 6 words challenge yesterday as well too… I described myself as: Avid reader, blogger, knitter, wife, daughter!

    Happy reading!

  3. I LOVE your spreadsheet for tracking your pages. I’ve had a busier week than normal so I haven’t read much but I so love BoB! Good luck for the rest of your reading!

  4. Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women looks like one of those off-beat books that make for interesting diversions.Looking forward to seeing what you have to say about it.

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