Bout of Book 24 signup and progress post

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, January 7th and runs through Sunday, January 13th 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 24 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team.


I read zilch. But I worked on a spreadsheet with the 1001 books you must read before you die books, so I guess that was book-related. I might have a shareable, enriched (with things like page numbers, nationality and such) in a few days.


Leselyst by Tone Selboe page 63-119 = 56 pages

Not great but MUCH better than the average so far this year, since the first 63 pages of that book are all I’ve read up til now.


Leselyst by Tone Selboe page 119-152 = 33 pages


Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend page 1-66 = 65 pages

I’ve had Nevermoor lying around for a while but discovered when I started it Wednesday morning that I’ve somehow managed to purchase the Large Print edition… Well, I started it anyway and then popped out on my lunschbreak to buy a normal copy. The Large Print copy I donated to the kids’ school library, I figure it’ll be useful for kids who are struggling with reading, whereas I just found it annoying.


Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend page 66-79 = 13 pages



Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend page 79-90 = 11 pages

Even worse.


Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend page 90-132 = 42 pages

A lot better. And I’ve just got to the point where the book is getting unputdownable, so I’m currently at work wishing I was home reading instead.


89 + 132 = 221

Not my best performance in a Bout of Books, but 221 pages is a way better average than the 63 pages I’d managed up to the 7th. And I’m almost through the 1001 books spreadsheet. Just a few adjustments and I’ll be ready to share it.

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