Bout of Books 26

Bout of Books

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 19th and runs through Sunday, August 25th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, Twitter chats, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 26 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I need to finish up some formatting work, but then I’m calling in “sick.”

TBR

The Count of Monte Cristo Moby-Dick
Guilt Is a Ghost: A Vera Van Slyke Ghostly Mystery (Vera Van Slyke Ghostly Mysteries Book 2) The Zombie Ball: (An Eli Marks Mystery Book 6) (The Eli Marks Mysteries) by [Gaspard, John]

I need to catch up on The Count of Monte Cristo and Moby-Dick readalongs. Then finish Guilt is a Ghost by Tim Prasil. By the end of the week, I hope have started The Zombie Ball by John Gaspard. Plus short stories:

  • “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” by Edgar Allan Poe – Finished!
  • “A Defender of Faith” by John D. Barry – Finished!
  • “Tim’s Vacation” by L. E. Shattuck – Finished!
  • “Wet Horses” by Alice MacGowan – Finished!
  • A story for Deal Me In

Updates & Challenges

Sunday:

  • The Count of Monte Cristo, ch. 109
  • The Zombie Ball by John Gaspard, ch. 4-5

Saturday:

  • The Count of Monte Cristo, ch. 108
  • The Zombie Ball by John Gaspard, ch. 2-3

Friday:

  • The Count of Monte Cristo, ch. 107
  • “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” by Edgar Allan Poe
  • Moby-Dick, ch. 14-15

Thursday:

  • The Count of Monte Cristo, ch. 106

Well, Thursday kinda sucked in general. I had a hard time getting motivated to do much other than the formatting work I had scheduled.

Wednesday:

  • Guilt is a Ghost by Tim Prasil, ch. 17-18 – Finished!
  • The Count of Monte Cristo, ch. 105
  • Listened to the last three stories from Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James because the library loan was almost up. – Finished!
  • “Tim’s Vacation” by L. E. Shattuck
  • “Wet Horses” by Alice MacGowan
  • The Zombie Ball by John Gaspard, Prologue-ch. 1

Tuesday:

  • The Count of Monte Cristo, ch. 104
  • Moby-Dick, ch. 12-13
  • Guilt is a Ghost by Tim Prasil, ch. 14-16

Monday:

  • Moby-Dick, ch. 10-11
  • The Count of Monte Cristo, ch. 102-103
  • “A Defender of Faith”  by John D. Barry
  • Guilt is a Ghost by Tim Prasil, ch. 10-13

And I chatted! I’ve missed both chats during the last couple BoBs so it was nice to do one, even if it was while gulping down a burger and chips for dinner.

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