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, January 8th and runs through Sunday, January 14th 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 21 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team
Too bad Bout of Books wasn’t last week. I was sick (just an annoying cold), but I got so much reading done! This week is going to be catchup, but hopefully I’ll still manage to read and have a little BoB fun.
- The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe – for FrankenSlam!
- The Box Jumper by Lisa Mannetti – an impulse add.
- The Secret Life of Mrs. London by Rebecca Rosenberg – an ARC
And short stories:
- “The Musgrave Ritual” by Arthur Conan Doyle
- “The Wrong Foot” by Stephanie Burgis (for Deal Me In)
- “In a Wide Sky, Hidden” by William Ledbetter
Books Read From: “The Sand-man” (pg 5-11), Countdown City by Ben H. Winters (pg 50-71), “In a Wide Sky, Hidden” (8 pages?)
Number of Pages Today: 19
Number of Pages Total: 347
Books Read From: “The Sand-man” (pg 5-11), Countdown City by Ben H. Winters (pg 13-50), “The Wrong Foot” (let’s call it 6 pages)
Number of Pages Today: 50
Number of Pages Total: 328
Notes: My math might be bad… This is why I like spreadsheets.
Books Read From: Finished The Sorrows of Young Werther (pg 84-97), The Secret Life of Mrs. London (pgs 1-71)
Number of Pages Today: 85
Number of Pages Total: 278
Notes: Sadly, Mrs. London is my first DNF of the year.
Challenges: Create a newspaper headline for your favourite story/book. You can also create a clickbait title if you like!
(The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle)
Books Read From: “The Musgrave Ritual” by Arthur Conan Doyle (pgs ??), Couple of pages of “The Sand-man” by ETA Hoffmann, The Sorrows of Young Werther (pg 62-83)
Number of Pages Today: We’ll call it 30.
Number of Pages Total: 193
Notes: Began working on a formatting project. Along with working on touch ups on Eric’s books, it felt like I encountered a lot of words, but not really in a reading capacity.
Books Read From: Short story: “Mr. Broadbent’s Information” by Henry A. Hering (pg. 266-274), Finished The Box Jumper (pg 62-124)
Number of Pages Today: 72
Number of Pages Total: 163
Notes: My noon ultimate frisbee game was cancelled due to rain on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning, so I spent the day reading! (Like a needed a reason…)
Books Read From: The Box Jumper (pg 42-62), The Sorrows of Young Werther (pg 44-61)
Number of Pages Today: 39
Number of Pages Total: 91
Notes: Ended up playing a bit of Minecraft in the afternoon. It happens.
Challenges: Share Your 2018 Reading Goal(s)
My main goal this year it to read 52 books. But I’m also doing a few challenges:
- Deal Me In – a short story a week challenge.
- FrankenSlam! – read the books Frankenstein’s monster read.
- Nonfiction Reading Challenge – 25% nonfiction and get through a list of books.
- TBR Challenge – read from a list of 14 books that have been on my shelves for over a year.
- Wild West Reading Challenge – read six westerns.
- Shelf Maintenance – read the books I own.
Books Read From: The Box Jumper (pg 9-41), The Sorrows of Young Werther (pg 25-43)
Number of Pages Today: 52
Number of Pages Total: 52
Notes: Good day. I did miss the Twitter chat because I was all worn out after going to dinner with my husband.