📚 #BoutOfBooks 23 📚

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.

TBR

The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea Memoirs and Confessions of a Stage Magician The White Castle

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.

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Bout of Books 21

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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.

TBR

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

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January 2018 TBR & BoB 21

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I’ll have an update post on the date, but for now this is not only my January TRB, but my Bout of Books 21 sign up post!

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

 

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📚 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. 😘

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. For all Bout of Books 20 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

TBR

The Princess Bride Shatterday 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 have “The Artist of the Beautiful” by Nathaniel Hawthorne to read this week.

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Bout of Books 19

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, May 8th and runs through Sunday, May 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 19 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I have a busy week ahead, but I really want to do Bout of Books too. Maybe there’s a compromise? I usually try to read 33 pages a day. Back in January I doubled that for BoB and that worked pretty well. This time around, I’m going to try to read an extra 20 pages day.

TBR

Wicked Wonders Adelaide Herrmann Queen of Magic PHYSIC
  • Wicked Wonders – I have the short stories in this collection scheduled out to one a day. I probably won’t go beyond that, but you never know.
  • Best way to get extra pages? Finishing up Queen of Magic, Adalaide Herrmann’s memoir.
  • Also different this time out, I’m including pages from my read-through of my husband’s manuscript. (The cover is from PHYSIC, the 1st in the series. I’m reading book 8.)
  • Other miscellanea – articles and the like.

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Bout of Books 18 ~ January 2017

Bout of Books 18
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 2nd and runs through Sunday, January 8th 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 18 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

After the last couple months, you’re darn right: I’m coming down with a Bout of Books. I’m going to try for 450 pages of reading, but if I don’t make it, there’s no failing BoB, right? What am I reading?

The Long Way Down (Daniel Faust, #1) Moby-Dick Writing on the Wall: Social Media - The First 2,000 Years
  • Finish The Long Way Down by Craig Schaefer – I have about half left.
  • Moby-Dick by Herman Melville – Reading this through the Pigeonhole, so only a guppy-sized portion every day.
  • Writing on the Wall: Social Media – The First 2,000 Years by Tom Standage
  • Oh, and a bunch of short stories…

Total Read: 496

Sunday

Sunday Total: 48

  • Writing on the Wall : pgs 15-43
  • Moby-Dick : pgs 105-119
  • The Girl Who Tweeted Wolf : pgs 1-4

Saturday

Saturday Total: 125

Grumpy and not feeling awesome, I decided to spend the day reading. I’m knocking on the door of my goal.

  • “Between Going and Staying” by Lilliam Rivera : 15 pages
  • “Blackwater Lake” by Maggie James : 85 pages
  • Moby-Dick : pgs. 80-104

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Bout of Books 17!

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The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 22nd and runs through Sunday, August 28th 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 17 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

Aug. 22-28: I plan to have a good writing week, keep up with my classes, deal with the chaos that is the week after ultimate frisbee league draft…and readathon! It’s the perfect plan. What could possibly go wrong? Luckily, there is no failing the Bout of Books readathon.

Wrap-Up

My grand total for the readathon was 416 pages read and 278 minutes of audio book listened to. It wasn’t quite the week I wanted to have, but it worked out well enough. I certainly read more than I might have during a busy week. I finished The Unknown Poe and The Bling Ring and confirmed that I still don’t care for Jane Austen.

Big shout out to Amanda and Kelly for hosting. BoB is always runs so smoothly and it’s all to their credit!

TBR Stack

I’m making a last 15-ish Books of Summer push:

The Unknown Poe Northanger Abbey The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction The Bling Ring: How a Gang of Fame-Obsessed Teens Ripped Off Hollywood and Shocked the World
  • Finish The Unknown Poe, edited by Raymond Foye
  • Finish Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen – DNF
  • The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction by Neil Gaiman
  • Finish The Bling Ring by Nancy Jo Sales
  • “The Dust of Death” by Isaac Asimov for Deal Me In
  • Finish Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright (audio)
  • Decent into the Depth of the Earth by Paul Kidd

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