Bout of Books 20: August 21st - August 27th



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

   Reading Goals

I had a lot of fun with the last Bout of Books Read-a-thon, post here, and have been in such a reading mood this month that another read-a-thon is perfectly timed.  A theme of a month I have been focusing on for a challenge is anything made for TV or movies, and I've finally started re-reading two series I planned on (Fever and Alex Delaware). Continuing with the Piper Martin series to finish it up as well. Throw in some other planned reads (okay, not just "some").

Hoping to finish at least five books.


August 21, 2017

Total number of books I’ve finished today
: 0
Books read
:
  • 40 pages of Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning (Re-read)
  • 30% of Number the Stars by Lois Lowry (Children's Classic)
  • 70 pages of Murder in the Mystery Suite by Ellery Adams
Things I learned on Twitter: Several amusing Superman related jokes involving the Solar Eclipse. And the Twitter chat was great fun!

Daily Challenge: Introduce yourself #insixwords   
Happy, obsessive, blessed reader for life.

August 22, 2017

Total number of books I’ve finished today
: 1
Books read
:
  • 100 pages of Number the Stars by Lois Lowry (Finished)
  • 60 pages of Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning (re-reading)
  • 35 pages of Laura by Vera Caspary
  • 30 pages of Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution and other stories
Things I learned on Twitter: Book lovers on Twitter have good taste. And I have a few more book-blogger followers after last night

Synopsis rewrite

Hm, hard one and not something I excel at. Picked the first book in the MacKayla Lane Fever series, told from Barron's perspective instead.
When she walked into his bookstore, it was as if a pink bomb came in to shake up his life. He first discouraged her to leave, but when she stayed and he found out how valuable she was, finally his hope of locating the ancient book may come true after all. It will take a lot of training and even more patience (plus ignoring all that pink), but he has never been closer to his goal than before. He just has to make sure to keep all his secrets covered in the meantime…

   August 23, 2017

Total number of books I’ve finished today
: 1
Books read
:
  • 50 pages of Laura by Vera Caspary 
  • 310 pages of  Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning (Re-read), finished
Things I learned on Twitter:Politics still dominate everyone's feed

Book spine rainbow


   August 24, 2017

Total number of books I’ve finished today
: 1
Books read
:
  • 130 pages of  Laura by Vera Caspary (Finished)
Things I learned on Twitter: There's some hurricanes and tropical storms brewing


August 25, 2017

Total number of books I’ve finished today
: 0
Books read
:
  • 10 pages of Shane by Jack Schaefer
  • 54 pages of Beautiful Demons by Sarra Cannon
  • 60 pages of The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
  • 65 Pages of Batman Begins by Craig Shaw Gardner
Things I learned on Twitter:  The YA Book Scandal 

Short half-review of Laura by Vera Caspary

Unique and free flowing writing style. There was such a small suspect pool that it wasn't hard to guess the culprit during the last phase of the book. Told through the points of view of three people, which was also interesting. A recommended read. The mystery angle isn't particularly high, but there is a big surprise in the middle of it (around 30%) that speeds up the intrigue of the story. Full review to come.

August 26, 2017

Total number of books I’ve finished today
: 2
Books read
:
  • 126 pages of Beautiful Demons by Sarra Cannon (Finished)
  • 10 pages of Shane by Jack Schaefer
  • 50 pages of Terms of Endearment by Larry McMurtry
  • 90 pages of War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells (Finished)

Love to hate
Love Triangles. They're annoying, divisive, and distracting...but some are actually soap operas I have trouble turning away from. Go figure.

August 27, 2017

Total number of books I’ve finished today
: 1
Books read
:
  • 380 pages of Terms of Endearment by Larry McMurtry (Finished) 
  • 45 pages of Shane  by Jack Schaefer

FREE DAY!



Total Books Finished: 6

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