Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Bout of Books 8.0 Sign Up and Updates

Bout of Books

I am signing up for the Bout of Books 8.0 Read-a-thon. Here is the information

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, August 19th and runs through Sunday, August 25th 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 8.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team
Goals
Here is a list of books I would like to read during the week:
The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon by Richard Zimler
A Deal with the Devil by Martin Suter
Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist by M C Beaton
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
Ultimate Spider-Man and his amazing friends
The Curse of the Bronze Lamp by John Dickson Carr

I would also participate in some of the challenges and visit other participants. 

Updates
Monday August 19
After a few false starts, I settled down with The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
No of pages Read: 80
Challenges: participated both in the Pairathon and Bookish Bucketlist Challenge

Tuesday August 20
No of Pages Read :192
Books Read: Rations: A Very Peculiar History: No Added Butter
Challenge 
Re-title Challenge
For this challenge I would retitle Agatha Raisin and The Terrible Tourist as Murder in Cyprus. 
Cover design copyright Srivalli

Wednesday August 21
Books Read: Ultimate Spiderman and his Amazing Friends (Graphic Novel)
                     A Deal With the Devil 
Total no of pages read: 
Challenges: 

Participated in TBR Pile challenge.
1. Which 5 books are at the top of your TBR pile at this moment?
The top 5 books on my TBR pile are determined by Library Due Dates and Challenges I am doing this year. So here they are
Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist by M C Beaton
A Deal with the Devil by Martin Suter
The Curse of the Bronze Lamp by John Dickson Carr
Killed at the whim of a Hat by Collin Cotterill
Double Blank by Yasmina Khadra


2. If I gave you a wad of cash and sent you into a bookshop right now, which 5 books would you buy to add to the stack?
Here are some books I would love to buy now
No man's Nightingale by Ruth Rendell
Strange Shores by Arnaldur Indridason
Dead Man's Time by Peter James
Dead Water by Anne Cleeves
How the light gets in by Louise Penny

Book Spine Poetry

    
Blind Fury Necessay as Blood
Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Bury your Dead
Bleed for me
The song is you
The unbearable lightness of Being

Thursday August 22

Book Road Trip Challenge
This is easy one for me beacuse I am doing Around the World in 80 books Challenege. So here are the top 10 places to visit

Finland: Snow Angels by James Thomson (Northern Lights)
Australia: The Bat by Jo Nesbo
Spain: Death by the Galician Shore by Domingo Villar
Canada: Trick of the light by Louise Penny
Cyprus: Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist by M C Beaton
Budapest: The Man who went up in Smoke by Maj Sjowall and Per Whaloo
Venice: The Golden Egg by Donna Leon
Turkey: Inferno by Dan Brown
Japan: Villain by Shuichi Yoshida

Update
This has been a super busy week and I thought the readathon would motivate me to sqeeze in a few hours every day so I could read but I couldn't find time to read anything more than what I already started with. My total reading did not amount to much, I read and finshed two very short books Rations: A Very Peculiar History: No Added Butter and Ultimate Spiderman and his Amazing Friends (Graphic Novel) and a hundred pages of Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. I did participate and enjoy the challenges, they were fun and stress relieving and visited some blogs. 

7 comments:

Belle Read said...

Great goals. I love the Agatha Raisin Series. See you around the read-a-thon.
-Dilettantish Reader

srivalli said...

Thanks Belle Read for stopping by. This is the fist Agatha Raisin I am reading. Hope it would be fun.

kelseysclutteredbookshelf said...

You're doing great so far :) Glad you're doing the challenges too!

guiltless reader said...

Wow, looking good. I keep seeing Agatha Raisin so hope to see your review on that :) And MY spine poetry sucks ... hahaha

Jessica Chiles said...

You're doing great! And great poem :)

Thanks for participating in the challenge and good luck!
-Jess @ Such A Novel Idea

Bemused Bookworm said...

Wow your travel list is amazing! Finland and Budapest are my fave!!! I really really want to there. Awesome job!

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Stephanie Kaye said...

Thanks for stopping by and participating in the Book Road Trip Challenge! It was so much fun reading everyone's lists! xo Stephanie