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Bout of Books – Day 5

How is your week going? Are you involved with Bout of Books 11.0? Sorry if you’re getting bored with the constant posting/updating.


10am: So my friends are arriving today, which means I likely have limited time to read/complete the challenges. Even so, I promise to do my best, deal? I’m now on page 65 of Casino Royale, so that is progress. Sort of. I hoped to have this finished by the time they all arrived, but I crashed last night so I’m not sure that will happen now!

2:15pm: Shop done, shop away, room tidy, Right, ready for my friends! As for the reading, well I’m flying through Casino Royale now, as I thought I might, at around 121 pages, meaning a reading count of 520 overall. Not too shabby, not too brilliant.

11:59pm: Yes this is technically a post-midnight update again, but who really cares, before you fall asleep it still counts as the same day in my eyes. My friends (bar one who comes in tomorrow, well today, later) arrived today, we pottered round town, had a nice meal, and generally caught up. It was/is lovely. I decided to read before I went to bed, I was cold and needed to warm up, and well, I ended up finished Casino Royale. See I do read much quicker usually! Onto High Rise next, I’m looking forward to it. Suddenly my reading count has jumped to 621 pages, a more respectably amount. I stand a *vague* chance of finishing the books I set out to read now.


There are two good challenges today!

Spines and Covers has set my favourite challenge to date, recreating a book cover, any genre, and posting a link/picture. Excited for this one!

Update: I am really annoyed I didn’t do this today, but I was obviously always going to put my friends ahead of a challenge on here! I am going to complete this one at some point though, just because I love the idea so much, so watch this space.

Christian Bookshelf Review have posted this challenge: You must link four books by using the last word of the previous title to the first word of the next one. To start, pick a book (ANY book; your choice!) and start linking! A, An, and The don’t count, so if your book starts with one of those, just use the next word:

And A Bottle of Rum Wayne Curtis

The Rum Diary Hunter S. Thompson

The Diary of a Young Girl Anne Frank

The Girl who Saved the King of Sweden Jonas Jonasson


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