Bout of Books 11

Bout of Books 11 Update – Tuesday

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So, we’re already through Tuesday. It’s a terrifying thought. All I really did today was putz about and read Wonder Woman. The New 52 is one of the best things DC could have done and the new Wonder Woman Vol. 1: Blood is a solid choice. It’s filled with bold lines and striking imagery. The plot has a lot of potential.

I’m officially half way through River of Stars by Guy Gavriel Kay. Do you ever get that excited, tingly feeling when you know the big conflict of the book is about to happen and that everything is about to kick into gear? I’m doing that. So far, the characters are pretty cool and the plot set up is interesting. I’ll tell you more later.

I did manage to do the OTP challenge today.

My OTP (embarrassingly enough) is Ginny/Draco from Harry Potter. I know; I know. But, I’ve loved it since I was a kid. I cannot tell you the number of times I’ve tried to explain. Oh well. Rooting for the underdog?

I have a good feeling about tomorrow. I’m going to pick up Coraline by Neil Gaiman to listen to while I clean. That counts too, yeah?

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Bout of Books 11 Update – Monday

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Happy Monday!

So, it’s the first official day of Bout of Books. I haven’t really sat to do much reading. Here’s what’s happened so far.

-I began and finished Pretty Deadly Vol. 1, a graphic novel published by Image Comics. It was beautiful, though I’m not 100% sure where it’s going next. 

-I began and finished Lazarus Vol. 2, another graphic novel published by Image Comics. It was a solid improvement off the first. 

-I read 50 pages of River of Stars by Guy Gavriel Kay and am hoping to get a good chunk more of it done. I’m home alone tonight, so with some luck I can knock out another 100 pages. 

I didn’t do any of the challenges, but I’d like to. I’m going to spend some time tonight looking at the ones posted to see what is doable. 

How is your BOB11 going?

See you tomorrow.

Books I may (or may not) read during Bout of Books 11

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So, Bout of Books 11 is rolling around. It takes place in approximately 2 weeks. Though I partook in Bout of Books 10, I wasn’t great about updates, challenges, or staying up to date with others’ reading goals. I’m hoping to do much better this round.

So, without much further ado, here is my Bout of Books 11 (rough) TBR:


One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gaabriel Garcia Marquez I have wanted to read this for a long time. It’s a family story from Marquez, one of the most prominent magical realism authors. Marquez passed away a few months ago, so I think I’ll take the opportunity. If I don’t read it earlier.


Hyperion by Dan Simmons This is one of my S.O.’s favorite books, and it’s about time I’ve read it. Otherwise, I feel like I’ll never know what he’s talking about or why he likes the books he likes. The Goodreads Reading Buddies group has also been making its way through Simmons’ quartet.


Deathless by Cat M. Valente This one has been on my TBR forever and I’m itching for some Valente. This one is supposed to be a Russian fairy-tale retelling.


The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath Can you talk feminism or women’s lit without some Plath?