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Bout of Books 21

Bout of Books

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 The Box Jumper The Secret Life of Mrs. London
  • 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:


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.
Challenges: #inSixWords


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

4 thoughts on “Bout of Books 21

  1. Thanks so much for participating in the Frankenslam! challenge. 🙂 I’ve read 1.5 of Plutarch’s lives so far. Perseus and part of Romulus. I did download an e-copy of Werther, though I have a hard copy too, I want to make notes and highlight stuff this time around. Paradise Lost is what scares me most…

  2. Good luck for Bout of Books. You’re reading so much! Also, good luck with your goal of reading 52 books this year. I really hope you can do it. I didn’t know about FrankenSlam. I think I’ll take a look since Frankenstein will be my one of my next reads.

    Happy readings! 😉
    Tânia @MyLovelySecret

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