Bout of Books 25: May 13-19

This will be my 4th Bout of Books, since I participated a few times on Goodreads + Twitter before starting a blog. The last time I did this was August 2018.

I will use this as my master post for updates (my reading each day and any challenges — see below fochallenge prompts).

official blurb:

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. 


CHALLENGES:

Monday 5/13 — day 1
Introduce yourself #insixwords
Books I am reading: 
Declare (audio) — Tim Powers 45%-48% (10:35 hrs)
One Hundred Years of Solitude — Gabriel Garcia Marquez 298-337 = 39 pgs 

Quote of the day:  So many promising agents manage to convince even themselves that they didn’t see what they saw. Go on. And don’t tell me in tones of apology that it gets more weird. I do know that.Declare


Tuesday 5/14
Bookish favorites: my entry is 5 Favorite Fantasy Cities
Declare (audio) 48%-68% (stopped at 14:49 hrs, 6:54 left!) 

Wednesday 5/15
Book plot emoji
One Hundred Years of Solitude 338-358: 20 pgs
Declare 68-74%

Thursday 5/16
If this, then that

Friday 5/17
Favorite hero/favorite villain
I didn’t do this challenge either… but maybe I will tackle this later in a separate blog post? Not sure yet 
Declare 74-90% (forgot to update Thursday, so I decided to combine the audio for Thursday/Friday)
The Sign of Four – Arthur Conan Doyle 71% (ebook) — will finish tomorrow, I think

Saturday 5/18 
Share the love challenge: discovered Jessie @ Dwell in Possibility via Bout of Books 

finished Declare! approx. 10 hrs since the start of the readathon 
finished The Sign of Four 
One Hundred Years of Solitude 359-366: 7 pgs 
Coming of Age in Karhide – Ursula LeGuin short story, 18 pgs

Sunday 5/19
Stretch goal
continuing with: 
One Hundred Years of Solitude

will update later

One Hundred Years of Solitude 367-458 = 91 pgs finished!

poem: The Lotus Eaters – Tennyson (6 pgs) – I will have a post about this later
House Of Whispers – Nalo Hopkinson  (24 pgs) – I will have a mini-review of this one soon, I hope 
story: Fleur de Feu; Or, Bite-Me-Not – Tanith Lee (19 pgs) short story (Asimov’s, Oct 1984)
140 pgs!

Monday wrap-up: 

Fixed some formatting issues (I think) & here is my complete list:
The Sign of Four
Declare 
One Hundred Years of Solitude
short stories & poems – 4: 
Coming of Age in Karhide (sf)/Fleur de Feu; Or, Bite-Me-Not(fantasy)/The Lotus Eaters(poem)/House Of Whispers (single issue comic)  

I hope to catch up on reviews this week!





Published by Beth @ Beth's Bookish Thoughts

This blog is for my thoughts on reading. A couple of my friends on GoodReads have blogs, so eventually I decided to start one myself. I hope to get involved in the book blogging community and become a better reader and writer! I am not accepting copies of new books for review, but I would be interested in new editions or new translations of classic authors. Find me on Upwork (as an editor) in the profile link. From September 2018 to October 2020 I blogged at Blogger.

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