Bout of Books #29

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Monday, August 3 2020

Yay! The sign up for Bout of Books opened. It’s a week long readathon at your own pace. I am excited to be talking about books even more than usual. Over the next two weeks I will be selecting some books (probably from the A Little Bit More Challenge) to read between August 17 and 23.

Looking forward to it!

Want to find out more? This is what the organizers say about Bout of Books:

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It’s a weeklong readathon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 17th and runs through Sunday, August 23rd in YOUR time zone. Bout of Books is low-pressure. All reading-in-place times, Twitter chats, and exclusive Instagram challenges are completely optional. For Bout of Books 29 information and updates, visit the Bout of Books blog.

From the Bout of Books team


reading time (approx.): disappointingly little

# of pages: 600 or so

books read: 2

My posts during Bout of Books #29

So, I read not as much as I wanted during the readathon, mainly because I was too busy with work. But here you can revisit my journey through Bout of Books #29:

Great expectations for #BoutOfBooks 29

I felt like doing another read-a-thon this month and signed up for Bout of Books, which is a week-long event (17-23 August) that is more relaxed compared to Dewey’s 24h read-a-thon. The idea however is similar, reading books together and having fun. As always I will mainly be interacting on Twitter (@Urlphantomhive) with maybe some…

Book Spine Poetry #BoutofBooks

Today’s mini challenge featured Book Spine Poetry. During the quarantine I already once had a stab at it (there are not nearly enough verbs in book titles) and I came up with this little poem called: Baking with Kafka (a real recommendation by the way – my favorite cartoonist Tom Gauld writes about science and…

#BoutOfBooks 29 Wrap-up

Or: how I failed at reading. So, I had great expectations for Bout of Book #29 – you can revisit my enthusiasm at the start here. However, once the event started I immediately felt this was not going to be a great week for reading. It is so typical because this is what usually happens…

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