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Bout of Books 20 Recap!

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The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 21st and runs through Sunday, August 27th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 20 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

Here is how I fared this week:
Total pages: 626
Total books: 4

How did your Read-a-thon go?

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Book Review: Revenants – The Odyssey Home by Scott Kauffman

Title: Revenants – The Odyssey Home

Author: Scott Kauffman

Published: 2015

Pages: 275

Genre: Historical Fiction/War

Format: Print copy mailed by author in exchange for an honest review

My rating: 4/5

Synopsis:

A grief-stricken candy-striper serving in a VA hospital following her brother’s death in Viet Nam struggles to return home an anonymous veteran of the Great War against the skullduggery of a congressman who not only controls the hospital as part of his small-town fiefdom but knows the name of her veteran. A name if revealed would end his political ambitions and his fifty-year marriage. In its retelling of Odysseus’ journey, Revenants casts a flickering candle upon the charon toll exacted not only from the families of those who fail to return home but of those who do. 


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The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


Currently Reading: The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand, The Nine Lives of Christmas by Sheila Roberts, He Said/She Said by Erin Kelly, and The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

Recently Finished Reading: Revenants by Scott Kauffman, The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling, and The Grownup by Gillian Flynn

Reading Next: Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë and Q is for Quarry by Sue Grafton

What is your WWW Wednesday?

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Bout of Books 20

Bout of Books

 

 

 

 

 

I’m determined to make the most out of the Bout of Books reading challenge this week and knock out books that have been on my TBR for far too long!

I’m getting ahead of myself, let me have the organizers explain what’s about to go down:

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 21st and runs through Sunday, August 27th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 20 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

Now that we are on the same page, are you ready to sign-up? Follow these steps to join in on the fun!

  1. Post on your site, Twitter, Google+, Goodreads, YouTube, Instagram or Facebook account and declare your intentions to join. It’s EASY. They ask you share info to help spread the word. Please link back to @boutofbooks!
  2. Add the direct link to your sign up post to the linky in the original post. You have until Tuesday, August 22nd at 11:59pm CST to sign up. (If the linky is closed, you’re too late.)
  3.  Beginning August 21st, READ!

Here are the books I’m hoping to complete this week:

  • Bee Season by Myla Goldberg
  • The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling
  • The Grownup by Gillian Flynn
  • The Nine Lives of Christmas by Sheila Roberts
  • The Merchant of Venic by William Shakespeare

Happy Reading!

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Snap Review: Utopia by Thomas More

Title: Utopia

My rating: 4/5

Synopsis:

Utopia (Libellus vere aureus, nec minus salutaris quam festivus, de optimo rei publicae statu deque nova insula Utopia) is a work of fiction and political philosophy by Thomas More (1478–1535) published in 1516 in Latin. The book is a frame narrative primarily depicting a fictional island society and its religious, social and political customs.

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WWW Wednesday (48)

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The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


Currently ReadingThe Fountainhead by Ayn Rand and Revenants by Scott Kauffman

Recently Finished Reading A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith and Write Naked by Jennifer Probst

Reading Next: Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë and He Said, She Said by Erin Kelly

What is your WWW Wednesday?