The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 20th and runs through Sunday, August 26th 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 23 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team
I know that here in Tempe summer doesn’t really end until, well, at least the equinox, but September is sort of a watershed. School has started, candy corn is on the shelves, and fall reading has begun. BUT THAT’S STILL TWO WEEKS AWAY!!! Hopefully, Bout of Books will distract me for one of those weeks.
- The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea by Sebastian Junger – Starting at about 50%
- …Memoirs and Confessions of a Stage Magician by Donald Brandon & Joyce Brandon
- The White Castle by Orhan Pamuk, Victoria Rowe Holbrook (Translator)
These are the three books I’d like to finish by the end of August. I’m shooting to finish the in-progress and get a few chapters into the others. I also have a couple short stories on the slate: “Initial Profit” by Bruce Davis and “The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge” by Arthur Conan Doyle.