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I've been gone a while. I started reading fanfiction to escape and I got sucked in an abyss.

I have no idea if someone else is hosting similar challenges. I just grabbed some of what I have hosted before.

Here's to a happy year of great reading
Jan2023: Not much has changed. Writing a fanfiction now O_o as well as reading but I bought 7 new books in December and hope to get those read soon. Crossing fingers about adding challenges (late!)

Friday, January 6, 2017

Bout of Books Update - day 4

Bout of Books
Read-a-Thon Update
Day 4

hosted at Bout of Books

for more information, click here

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

~ Goals ~
  • read, and review, an ARC
  • A Sherlock Holmes story
  • something for a monthly challenge 
  • something for a challenge other than print/audio/ebook

~ Books Read ~
  1. The Adventure of the Gloria Scott by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  2. Alone for Christmas by Ashley John
  3. Wish by Barbara O'Connor 
  4. Lost Cat by Roger Mader
  5. Buried Passions by Aiden Bates
  6. Adrenaline Rush by Aiden Bates

~ Possiblities ~
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (Classic Horror)
  • Title has . . . Court, Fall, Of, Way, Deep or Thousand (Monthly Keyword) - Out of the Pocket!
  • Out of the Pocket by Bill Konigsberg (Monthly Keyword, Monthly Motif, and Homework Assignment)
  • 1984 by George Orwell (Sci-fi, Banned/Challenged, and What in a Name?)
  • an ARC - Gertrude and Toby Meet the Wolf? or see Blogger Shame
  • The Man with the Golden Gun (This Island Reader and Color Coded)
  • Valentine Kittens anthology (In a Year and What an Animal)
  • The Gloria Scott by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes)
~ Progress Report~
Sunday (doesn't count)
finished Put a Ring on It
ordered Frankenstein 

started Out of the Pocket
started Valentine Kittens
started A Study in Scarlet (first in book, forgot it was supposed to be The Gloria Scott)
workout: 5k
joined more challenges
#insixwords: Family, Read, Run, Laugh, Read ;-), Pets

started/finished: The Adventure of the Gloria Scott by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
started/finished: Alone for Christmas by Ashley John
online serials
2017 in Pictures? Yikes! Books, running, weights, uncluttering, etc . . .  done! click here
started: Wish by Barbara O'Connor

finished: Wish by Barbara O'Connor
Today's assignment: Book to Movie - Anne McCaffrey's Pern series could be awesome if done right.
gym? - no, went shopping
doctor appointment
started: Buried Passion by Aiden Bates

more finished: Buried Passion
Today's assignment: Spine Poetry - I never have any luck with this one. Maybe if more of my books were accessible. Maybe if I had more of an imagination! ;-) Poetry and I just don't mesh well.
more challenges . . . need to organize the ones I've got!
find Gertrude and Toby Meet the Wolf or pick another ARC found
started/finished: Adrenaline Rush by Aiden Bates

1 comment:

LuAnn @ BackPorchervations said...

You've got the Bout of Books on the ropes, woman! (And I see there's a couple more reading challenges to check out. ;) )


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