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August 18, 2015

bout of books: day 1
posted by soe 10:59 pm
Bout of Books

Day 1 Progress:

I resumed reading Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh. I read 80 pages, but it’s a graphic memoir, so that’s less impressive than it sounds.

I also participated in the first Bout of Books Twitter chat. It was a lot of fun, and I was better this time at interacting with others, rather than just answering the questions, during the chat than I usually am. I’m supposed to be working a shift at the garden Saturday morning, when the next chat is, so that may be it for me in a “formal” Twitter capacity.

Today’s Bout of Books challenge is a Book Scavenger Hunt, hosted by The Book Monsters:

1. A Book that begins with “B” (for Bout of Books!)

Books That Begin with 'B'

2. A book you’re planning to read/currently reading for Bout of Books

Currently Reading

3. Blue Book(s)

Blue Books

4. Books from your favorite genre!

From My Favorite Genre

Middle-Grade Fiction, aka Kid Lit

5. A book on your TBR shelf, or your full TBR shelves

A TBR Pile on a Shelf

The Shakespeare at the top is technically Rudi’s (and I’ve read all four). I’ve read Fangirl and My Father’s Dragon. The rest are all TBR.

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bout of books 14
posted by soe 4:58 pm
Bout of Books

It’s Bout of Books time again. I participated in January and May (with much reading and mixed blogging success) and am looking forward to reading and playing along again this week.

What’s Bout of Books you ask?

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 17th, and runs through Sunday, August 23rd, 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 14 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

My goals for this week remain consistent with my previous attempts at participation:

  • To read every day;
  • To finish two books OR to read 400 pages; and
  • To blog about books at least twice next week. (The posts do not need to be long, and all topical posts do not have to relate to my current reading.)

Also, I’d also like to participate in at least three of the challenges/chats. They’re fun and build community, and since I haven’t been writing as much about books the past couple years, it would be good to get it in where I can.

It’s not to late for you to join: sign-ups run through midnight tonight EDT.

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