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Bout of Books 24: Day 2

Hey, hey, hey, we’re back and reading, and having fun together, right? It’s Day 2 already and things are going pretty well for me so far. Did you manage to get some reading done yesterday? Did you do the challenge? Did you manage to join in with the twitter chat? Sadly I missed it as I have a very early start today and needed my rest, and it fell at 2am for me! Don’t forget, you can still sign up, so make sure you’ve added your link here.

I’m also a Bout of Books expert, here to help the lovely ladies at Bout of Books with all your readathon related enquiries, and to offer all round support and help for the readathon! So please, comment on my updates, and tweet me here!


4:45am: This time in the morning should only actually exist on days when you have got up early to make a flight that will take you on a holiday. Instead, I and up and getting ready for work. I am tired this morning, and ready for a day off (tomorrow!) I am hoping to listen to a bit of The Bloody Chamber on the way in too.

6:00am: I am literally about to sign in for work, urgh. I managed to listen to the last 16% of The Bloody Chamber on the way into work, yay. That means I have finished my first classic of 2019, my first book of this readathon, and will be able to start looking for a new audiobook to listen too soon.

11:00am: I am flagging already and there is still 3 hrs of the working day left. That doesn’t really bode well, does it? I decided I would read a little but of the e-ARC I was granted last year while I was on my lunch today. I’m not sure I entirely have a clue what was going on, not sure you’re meant to, but what I can say is that so far The Charmed Life of Alex Moore is properly weird!

15:00pm: I am home. The bins have been put out ready for collection. I have taken today’s Instagram picture, and I think it looks pretty awesome if I do say so myself. Today’s challenge was to choose a recent 5 star read to recommend, so I went with something that I finished recently and appeared on my Top Ten Books of 2018 postThe Lady’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi lee! I am too tired to think about the full challenge below, I’ll check back in and do that after my nap!

18:30pm: I just had a slightly longer nap than I intended to and can’t decide if I now feel better or worse. Whyyyyyy does that always happen? I decided to make myself feel better by devouring V E Schwab’s latest comic The Steel Prince Issue #3 and unsurprisingly loved it. It’s actually woken me up, which is a great improvement.

22:00pm: I have been sprinting over on twitter. I am thinking of doing some later in the week too if that is your jam and it helps you read? I managed to read over 100 pages of The Power during the hour or so we were reading so I am pretty pleased with that progress! I’ll feel a bit better when I finish it, it’s the only book I started last year and haven’t finished yet. Maybe tomorrow, it is my day off after all…


Today’s challenge is all about fictional dinner parties. Who doesn’t love a good dinner party? Who doesn’t love dreaming up the best guests to invite and have a wild evening eh? Thanks to Emma @ Emma Reads Things for today’s challenge!

So who will be there? What will we eat? Starting with the food because I know the important things in life. I think I’d serve tapas. Everyone loves a constant stream of tasty morsels that don’t stop the flow of conversation and where it’s socially acceptable to eat your entire weight 6x over in meat, cheese, and bread. Obviously, we’re washing this down with some sort of beer or sangria. As for the guests:

Henry ‘Monty’ Montague The Lady’s Guide to Vice and Virtue: He is charming, funny, batshit crazy, and knows how to par-tay. He would be non stop entertainment and a brilliant guest.

Luna Lovegood Harry Potter Series: Again, there is something to be said about bringing a little crazy. I feel like Luna would bring some special stories, and wouldn’t be one to back down or shy away from a story-off, an essential part of any dinner. I’d love to see the boys faces when she pulls out her wand for some after-dinner magic.

Nina Zenik Six of Crows Duology: This lovely lady would flirt up a storm. She’d be a shining light and wouldn’t let the boys hog the limelight. She also bloody loves her food and would keep those delicious dishes a’coming all night.

Alucard Emery Shades of Magic: Good looks. Charm. Tales from the seven seas and a twinkle in his eye that says pirate adventurer.

Nikolai Lantsov Grisha Trilogy: This is a boy who knows how to rub it with the elite and slum it with the sailors. He’d be able to talk to everyone, he wouldn’t back down from some raucous behaviour, and I imagine Alucard and his stories about *cough* privateering *cough* would be incredibly awesome.

What are you reading? How are you liking Bout of Books 24?

Who would you invite to a fictional dinner party?

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