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Monday, 11 May 2015

BOUT OF BOOKS 13: UPDATES May 11-17.2015

Continuing my Bout of Books signup participation this week
Monday May 11- Sunday 17 th
[Next BoB begins August 18th!]
Bout of Books
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Hoping to find you enjoying this online book community reading during BoB
#boutofbooks if tweeting
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 11th and runs through Sunday, May 17th 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 13 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. 
- From the Bout of Books team


Monday May 11th - BoB begins
as does my reading of  this anticipated newest Maisie Dobbs mystery of Jacqueline Winspear's.
On a ship bound for England, Maisie realizes she isn’t ready to return. Against the wishes of the captain who warns her, “You will be alone in a most dangerous place,” she disembarks in Gibraltar. Though she is on her own, Maisie is far from alone: the British garrison town is teeming with refugees fleeing a brutal civil war across the border in Spain. 
Under the suspicious eye of a British agent, Maisie is pulled deeper into political intrigue on “the Rock,”—arguably Britain’s most important strategic territory—and renews an uneasy acquaintance in the process. At a crossroads between her past and her future, Maisie must choose a direction, knowing that England is, for her, an equally dangerous place, but in quite a different way.

May 11th - 170 pages finished Day 1 
Tues May 12th - fascinating suspense - liking this storyline -
120 pgs completed  Day 2
May 13 - completed book .  352 pages  Day 3 
Wed May 13th - 2nd completed read - Short Story Month
read 38 pages Day 3

Wed May 13 - 3rd completion - Short Story Month Read -
115 pages Day 3

May 14th - A Summer to Remember by Victoria Connelly  - 263 pgs Day 4 

80 pgs read Day 5 - Total of 343 pages for book

Friday May 15.15 - Day 5 
continuing with a new release A STRANGER"S SECRET
by Laurie A Eakes

Completed the book's 352 pages in the wee hours of May 16

Second of the Cliffs of Cornwall stories, A Stranger's Secret is 
definitely able to stand on its own.

Morwenna's story begins with a shipwreck on the beach outlining her Cornwall property. But what begins as near tragedy has far reaching consequences for the future of those involved.
Ms Eakes intrigues with masterful suspense, colourful descriptions of location and characterization,
and fully engaging readers' senses of this unique coastal setting.

A pleasure to read and anticipation incited for her next offering...


Saturday May 16.15
Now on to Susan Elia MacNeal's
Maggie Hope series #4 = 175 pages read Day 6

Sunday final DAY 7 = 131 pages read to completion

Up now?  Sunday May 17 cont'd

The Hatmaker's Heart by Carla Stewart 

Totally into this story of creative couture in the Jazz era
1922 New York and London England.
50 pages in by end of Day 7May 17 -
- definitely continuing for Monday
reading of this Victoria Day long weekend...

Hoping you've all enjoyed some extra reading for this
Bout of Books 13.

Today's #CoverColorChallenge at Tressa's Wishful Endings
Luv these visually creative challenges
My response with similar main colour BLUE covers
Jane and the Canterbury Tale by Stephanie Barron
The Merciful Scar by Rebeca St James
The Wild Girl by Kate Forsyth
A Lasting Impression by Tamera Alexander
First BoB Bookish Challenge hosted by
  Writing My Own Fairy Tale  May 11th

The Questions + My answers

1. How do you organize your shelves?

I organize by theme with authors grouped within the theme.

2. What is one of your favorite books that’s not in one of your favorite genres?

"Best of Daughters" in women's fiction.

3. What is the last 5 star book you read?

"To Win Her Favor " by Tamera Alexander
  Exceptional historical research.  Masterful storyteller.
Left me wanting more...

4. What book are you most excited to read during the read-a-thon?

"A Dangerous Place" by Jacqueline Winspear.
I've begun with it so that I'm sure to complete it during BoB read-a-thon.
[pictured above]

5. What book do you recommend the most?

"Death by the Book" by Julianna Deering - a Drew Farthering Mystery.

Shared With ~

* Literacy Musing Mondays * BookNook * Friday Finds *




Anonymous said...

Yay to another readathon! I hope you have a fantastic week with books. Let's make it a fun one. :)

Julie @ Smiling Shelves said...

Looks like you've read lots of good books so far. Enjoy the rest of your read-a-thon!

Tressa @ Wishful Endings said...

I really liked how you put the covers together. Thanks for participating!

Tressa @ Wishful Endings

J Lenni Dorner said...

J here, stopping by from the #boutofbooks challenge.
I've followed your listed social media.
These look like some interesting reads!

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