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, January 7th and runs through Sunday, January 13th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 6.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. -From the Bout of Books 6.0 team
I can’t believe it’s already here. My week looks full of so many other things, I am not sure how much I will be able to read.
I plan to read-
and finish reading
Yep, lots of book there to give me some choices. I hope to read at least 6 of these.
Day 1 : 7 January 2013
Pages read: 80 + 64 + 100 = 244
Total Books read: 0
I managed to read some and bake some (kiwi cake). 🙂
Day 2 : 8 January 2013
Pages read: 33 + 60 = 93
Total Books Read: 0
Bad day for reading, fell asleep at 9pm. 😦
Day 3 : 9 January 2013
Pages read: 150 + 50 = 200
Total Books Read: 1 (Manless in Montclair: Love, Loss, Excessive Dating by Amy Holman Edelman) Read my review.
- Turn to page 48 of your current book, or 48% if you’re using an e-reader.
- Take the first complete sentence on that page and copy it.
- Now you’re going to continue the story! Ignoring the real plot or anything else you know about that book, add four new sentences of your very own. You can morph the plot completely, kill everybody off or go off on a huge tangent – anything goes!
I wiped rainwater from my eyes and saw dark trees and the sky. The light was fading fast and my destination was still a mile away. I put one foot in front of the other as quick as I could. I had no source of light and was likely to lose my way in the forest if I didn’t get out of there soon. I fished in my pocket to find something, anything to give me solace.
– Flesh, Khanh Ha
Day 4 : 10 January 2013
Pages read: 250 + 94 = 344
And I found a poem in my books that I chose for Bout of Books Goals. 🙂
Queen of dreams
rot and ruin.
The sense of an ending.
Day 5 : 11 January 2013
Pages read: 288 + 20 = 308
Total Books Read: 4
Rewrite the Synopsis Challenge
Your challenge, if you choose to accept it, is to take any of the books that you have read for this read-a-thon (or plan to read over the last three days), and re-write the synopsis just from the books cover. The aim is to make it sounding completely different from the original synopsis!
Sophia was obsessed with her weight. She was beautiful and everything a man would love. But she was never satisfied with her looks. Gym was where she spent most of her time, burning off the minimal calories she ingested. This is the story of how she lost several potential husbands with her insecurity and obsession and where it lead her in the end.
You can read the original synopsis here. It’s nothing like the one I made up. I loved the book, it’s hilarious.
Day 6 : 12 January 2013
Pages read: 166 + 100 = 266
Total Books Read: 5
What is your Book Crack? What can you NOT SAY NO to? What bookish things make you blissful?
Well, apart from the $3.99 and less on Amazon Kindle, I am also a big fan of review copies as they come free. So I am frequently seen to put myself in misery by taking on a lot of book tours, requesting tons of books from Netgalley and Edelweiss and then panic about posting on time. Also, I am known not to bias between all the free Kindle books up on Amazon and thereby overcrowd my Amazon Cloud and at times my Kindle without knowing if ever I will want to read most of them. But I try, you know!
I would love to know which character you would dress differently, and how!
Her on-stage dress options –
What do you think?
Day 7 : 13 January 2013
Pages read: 60
Total Books Read: 6
Pick a book and choose one or several characters from it and make up what would be their New Year’s resolutions if they made any. No need to be realistic, the wilder the better!
1) Not get a family member/friend killed.
2) Not end up in Liberty Prison.
3) Decide what to do with my life (career choice).
4) To figure out who’s good and who’s the villain amongst my family.
5) To make hot chocolate
6) To make chocolate legal
Sounds good, huh? I hope she can keep up with these in Untitled (Birthright, #3).
Finished my goal of reading 6 books
Pages read – 1515