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Bout of Books 14
Oh shit—it’s been a year since I last participated in Bout of Books (which was 11) so why not join in on the festivities again!
What’s Bout of Books?
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, Aug 17th and runs through Sunday, Aug 23th 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 11 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog.
Since I’m also participating in #ARCAugust, with two books left in that challenge, I figured I’d try carrying those into Bout of Books 14.
I’ll still continue reading Una LaMarche’s “Don’t Fail Me Now” (which has like 20+ page chapters–my attention span cannot deal) but instead of Erin Bow’s The Scorpion Rules (WHICH I KEEP SAYING “THE SCORPION BOW”) I think I’m going to give Dawn Kurtagich’s “The Dead House” a go. I skimmed through the book and the way the writing is presented includes police records, psychiatric reports, video transcripts, and diary entries. It was pretty intriguing!
Bout of Books 14 Reading Goals
Una LaMarche’s “Don’t Fail Me Now” – # of pages: 288
Five people in a failing, old station wagon, living off free samples at food courts across America, and the most pressing question on Michelle’s mind is: Who will break down first–herself or the car? All the signs tell her they won’t make it. But Michelle has heard that her whole life, and it’s never stopped her before….
Dawn Kurtagich’s “The Dead House“ – # of pages: 400
Part-psychological thriller, part-urban legend, this is an unsettling narrative made up of diary entries, interview transcripts, film footage transcripts and medical notes. Twenty-five years ago, Elmbridge High burned down. Three people were killed and one pupil, Carly Johnson, disappeared. Now a diary has been found in the ruins of the school. The diary belongs to Kaitlyn Johnson, Carly’s identical twin sister. But Carly didn’t have a twin . . .
There are manga that I could catch up on as well but that’s not much of a priority read.
But if I do end up finishing both (which I doubt), I’ll go back to The Scorpion
Bow Rules. …or I’ll let myself read Cline’s Armada. Either or but they aren’t priority.
Get hyped for #boutofbooks!
(You should totally ignore the red tint in Armada…it reflected my shirt LOL.)