Monday, May 12, 2014

Bout of Books 10 and The Classics Spin 6 #ccspin

Bout of Books

Talk about waiting until the eleventh hour! I had every intention of participating, of course. But, as usual, real life got in the way of posting this until now. Wow! Bout of Books 10. A milestone!

If you've been living under a rock (Just kidding!), here are the details:

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, May 12th and runs through Sunday, May 18th 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 10 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

Now, what will I be reading this week?

My Lady Viper, E. Knight
Daughter of the Gods, Stephanie Thornton

Read-a-Long reading:
The Stone Diaries, Carol Shields
The Strain, Guillermo Del Toro/Chuck Hogan

Finish listening to Madame Bovary


Time for another Classics Club Spin! I love these and since I successfully completed my last one (Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys), I'm optimistic that I'll finish this time as well. I'm just going to make my list by randomly choosing from my list with  It's so late...I just want to get the list made and let the fates decide.

  1. Queen Margot, Alexandre Dumas
  2. Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen
  3. Cousin Bette, Honore de Balzac
  4. Howard's End, E.M. Forster
  5. The Monk, M.G. Lewis
  6. Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh
  7. The Plague, Albert Camus
  8. Breakfast at Tiffany's, Truman Capote
  9. The Shipping News, Annie Proulx
  10. Perfume, Patrick Suskind
  11. A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess
  12. The Once and Future King, T.H. White
  13. 1984, George Orwell
  14. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, Charles Dickens
  15. Sons and Lovers, D.H. Lawrence
  16. Silas Marner, George Eliot
  17. Fingersmith, Sarah Waters
  18. The Phantom of the Opera, Gaston Leroux
  19. The Silver Chalice, Thomas B. Costain
  20. The Count of Monte-Cristo, Alexandre Dumas


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  1. That's a load of reading. I can barely do a book a week and don't know how you manage it. I do love the reviews though. :-)

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