It seems a little optimistic, but what the hey, here I am signing up for Bout of Books again.
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 6th and runs through Sunday, January 12th 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 27 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team
I will update this post as the week goes on. At least that is the plan. The last Bout of Books I signed up for (number 25) didn’t go too well for me, but it’s a question of getting up, dusting oneself off and trying again.
Book-related activities: I’ve tidied my bloggroll, removing any blogs that have not been updated in 2019 seems safe enough, and I’ve added a couple of new ones.
Despite claiming to ignore all challenges for 2020 I have added both Bookriot’s Read Harder, Elida’s 1001-boksirkel, Bokhyllelesing and Kaosutmaningen to my spreadsheet. Ambitions are low. We will see.
Today’s Instagram challenge: Current read.
The Eternal Smile by Gene Luen Yang and Derek Kirk Kim, 170 pages.
Edelgran by Fredrik Di Fiore and Geir Moen, 196 pages.
Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani, page 1-73.
Well, I blogged AGAIN. About an audiobook, no less.
Tubakrisen by Pia Lise Selnes (as audiobook), 104 pages.
Heltinner jeg har møtt by Arnhild Skre, pages 1-64.
Dishoom: From Bombay with Love by Shamil Thakrar, Kavi Thakrar and Naved Nasir, pages 1-20.
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl, pages 1-19.
Mucking about with the blog again threw up some issues, and after a quick chat with my web host (the ever helpful Direkte.no) I realised some blog maintenance was in order. So now I’ve ditched my old WordPress theme (Twenty-thirteen. I did say old.), deleted some unused plugins, updated to use https and just generally shaken some dust out of the nooks and crannies.
Heltinner jeg har møtt by Arnhild Skre, pages 64-80.
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl, pages 19-27.
Heltinner jeg har møtt by Arnhild Skre, pages 81-104.
Today’s Instagram challenge: Recent five-star read.
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Recent five star read, says #bob27igphoto and I scroll backwards and find that the latest five star read I haven’t written about before are these two volumes about the Unstoppable Wasp. They seem to have cancelled the storyline after these two volumes and it’s a bleeding shame, because they are some of the best superhero books I’ve ever read. #boutofbooks #bookstagram
Heltinner jeg har møtt by Arnhild Skre, pages 105-117.
One of OurThursdays is Missing by Jasper Fforde, pages 195-206.
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl, pages 28-35.
Heltinner jeg har møtt by Arnhild Skre, pages 117-126.
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl, pages 36-46.
Sunday I was busy all day with something that meant reading was a no-go, so NO pages.
Well. While I could certainly have read more during the second half of the week, I’m pretty delighted with the total number of pages (746), and three blog entries (and one draft, soon ready, too). What a nice kickstart to 2020.