Monday, August 11, 2014

Bout of Books 11: Master Post

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, August 18th and runs through Sunday, August 24th 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. - From the Bout of Books team

I hope to either finish all of these or at least read quite a bit of them. I have already started reading all of them, except for Germinal but will start this week. Here are the books that I hope to complete during the Bout of Books week:

Product Details This is for a book club I belong to, and is the choice for us to read this month.

Product DetailsThis is for the Austen in August challenge.

Product DetailsThis is for the Classics Club Spin

Product DetailsI am reading this for the publisher, and am almost halfway done.

Classic Spin Number......

club The number for the 7th Spin the Classics Club picked was 17! So I will be reading Germinal, I have heard it is good but just haven't read it yet. Have you read Germinal? What were your thoughts? Did you get a good number for the Spin?

Classic Club Spin #7!

Unfortunately, I saw this notice of a new spin early this morning, so I am making a very late post about it. The last few I have participated in I was not able to finish the books. The  books marked with an * are from previous spins that I was unable to finish; because of time, couldn't get through it,etc. The challenge is to read whatever book from my numbered list that the Classic Club picks by October 6.

  1. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte*
  2. Walden and Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau*
  3. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell
  4. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
  5. The Republic by Plato
  6. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis
  7. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett 
  8. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  9. The Magican's Nephew by C.S. Lewis
  10. The Railway Children by E. Nesbitt*
  11. Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
  12. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  13. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
  14. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
  15. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
  16. Rights of Man by Thomas Paine
  17. Germinal by Zola
  18. My Antonia by Willa Cather
  19. Heart of Darkness and other stories by Joseph Conrad*
  20. Five Little Peppers and How They Grow by Margaret Sidney

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Are you participating in Austen in August?

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Since it is now August, I have started on the Austen in August challenge, today I will be reading a little bit of ;

Sense and Sensibility (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

Will you be doing some reading today, perhaps for this challenge? I hope you are reading a good book, no matter what you pick.