January 3, 2017

Updates Bout of Books

*signed up for Bout of Books 18
*finished Loving and posted a review
*came home from Bridge too late to participate in the Twitter chat, did answer two tweets
*went to sleep with one chapter left of Death in the Great Smoky Mountains.
*finished Death in the Great Smoky Mountains and wrote review. There's a movie tie-in!  See what movie by reading the review here.
*saw the movie Arrival based on The Story of Your Life.  Both are great. My review tells about a tie-in with ASL.
*80 pages in the book I bought for  Cupid Goes Postal
*put 5 books on hold (via interlibrary loan) at the library
*finished one graphic novel Grimm's Fairy Tales, vol. 1;  read a few pages in book club book.  I'm going to have to skip to the ending before our meeting.
*received a book (can't put spoilers here) from my Litsy book swap club #covertocover.
*challenge was  #BookSpinePoetryBoB.   Tweet
Life and Death in Hospitals 
Went to independent bookstore then to the library to pick up Interlibrary Loans.  These three Etgar Keret books came from three different counties over 125 miles away.   Tweet said:  If you like O'Henry and Jeffrey Archer short stories, you'll like Etgar Keret.
*finished Fallout after midnight
*spent an hour on the BoB twitter chat
*folded laundry while watching t.v. 
*started Hidden Figures ... you can see it on the quilt in the "After" picture
Sunday, Final Day
*finished the Litsy Cupid Goes Postal book, all 371 pages, now to wrap it up and mail it off
*got to page 125 in Hidden Figures
*reflected on Bout of Books.  Taking photos was the most fun part.  Marking off Books Read in my various year-long challenges in Goodreads was also gratifying!
*discovered Old School Kid Lit challenge.   Shall I join in?
*decided to separate progress posts in Bout of Books 19, instead of putting all in one post.

Goals for Bout of Books
A. Finish these books
✅Death in the Great Smoky Mountains finished Jan. 3 and wrote a review
✅The Nightingale (book club meets January 11)
read as many as possible in my NetGalley queue - got interested in Zero Day
✅For a picture of the books on my TBR this week, check this tweet
B.  ✅✅Get a book or two and some goodies for my Litsy CupidGoesPostal - got the book on Jan. 3!  The goodies on Jan. 6.


Captivated Reader said...

Happy reading to you!! Good luck with your reading goals this round of BOB. I am having a blast so far and have just finished my first book around 2pm... It's wet and rainy where I live, which has made it easy to stay indoors and focus on reading. :-)

Bemused Bookworm said...

Hey there. Looks like you're making great progress. How did you find arrival? Are you planning on reading the book? Well have a great rest of the week! :)

Bemused Bookworm

Another Book Blog said...

Which graphic novel did you read? I just finished Alex + Ada for Bout of Books and it's terrific.

Sidenote: you're doing awesome. Keep it up :)