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, January 6th and runs through Sunday, January 12th 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 9.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team
- time spent reading: 2 hours (total so far: 9 hours)
- pages read: 127 (total so far: 763)
- 37% through Code Name Verity (total books read so far: 2)
- took part in today’s Twitter Chat
- completed Introduce Someone to Your Favorite Genre Challenge at Doing Dewey
Today wasn’t as big of a reading day. I did get to tonight’s Twitter Chat – a blast as always – and I’m still 100% on the challenges. As for my drop in reading time, that’s partly real life intruding, and partly the fact that… I’m just not that into Code Name Verity. I know! Blasphemy, right? I dunno. It’s not a DNF by any means, but I’m not loving it like everyone else seems to. But we’ll see how the rest of it goes.
Introduce Someone to Your Favorite Genre Challenge:
Katie asks us what book or books we’d recommend as an introduction to our favorite genre. Daunting task, but here’s my attempt at a response (and hopefully I don’t end up turning someone off thrillers forever):
My favorite genre is thriller… but there are so many kinds of thrillers, where would one start? Well, that’s where my list comes in:
action thriller – Ice Hunt, by James Rollins
conspiracy thriller – The Winner, by David Baldacci
crime thriller – Think of a Number, by John Verdon
political thriller – Term Limits, by Vince Flynn
psychological thriller – Before I Go to Sleep, by S.J. Watson
These are just a few types of thrillers out there, and all of these books are either stand-alones or first in a series (no cliffhangers) that would give you a good taste of the genre if you’re curious.
Whoooaaaaa, we’re (almost) halfway there! How’s everyone doing so far?