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

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Bout of Books 25!

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, May 13th and runs through Sunday, May 19th 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 25 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. –From the Bout of Books team

Bout of Books was the first readathon I ever did, so many years ago. I did it on a whim! It’s continued to be my favorite low-stress readathon. And, um, shouldn’t all readathons be low-stress? My goal is to make some progress on the library books I have out. Am I going to finish all these books? Of course not! Will I end up reading something else entirely? Quite possibly. But this is Bout of Books: read one page == “win.”

TBR

Scheduled Reading
The Unabridged Edgar Allan Poe The Count of Monte Cristo
Plus short stories!

Library Books
Poe: A Life Cut Short Conjure Times: The History of Black Magicians in America
Finished!
Life Moves Pretty Fast: The Lessons We Learned from Eighties Movies (and Why We Don't Learn Them from Movies Anymore)

DNF for now.
Whose Body? (Lord Peter Wimsey, #1)

Progress

Challenges

Thursday: If you like that, try this!

Wednesday: Book plot emoji

Tuesday: Bookish favorites

Monday: Introduce Yourself #insixwords

📚 #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

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.

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

Bout of Books

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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