Bout of Books Progress report day 2

Progress report for day 2 – I didn’t get as much reading done, work was busy, and I will be facing the same again on Wednesday. However, I have 8 hours of reading JOY planned on Thursday.

Hours of reading: 3
Pages read: 209
Total pages read: 593
Books completed:
Stone Cold by C.J. Box
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Narrow Escape by Stephen Leather

I also competed in Battle Royale Challenge

Tomorrow I’m reading Free Bird

Challenge #2 – Battle Royale!

I decided to choose combatants from my ‘Classics’ shelf on Goodreads, and each has been called a monster in his own right!

The Combatants:

Frankenstein’s Monster from Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Frankenstein is hideous! He is a real brute of a guy and boy is he a tad immoral! He will do anything to get revenge on his pesky creator Dr. Frankenstein! Although he is strong and not afraid to kill, he is a hell bent on getting revenge on his creator, so he is prone to distraction.

My Hyde from The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

Mr Hyde is Dr. Jekyll’s evil alter-ego! Boy can he kick some butt and kill some people. However, Mr. Hyde and Dr. Jekyll are the same person, and if Dr. Jekyll has anything to do with it, Hyde won’t be getting into any trouble!

Grenouille from Perfume by Patrick Suskind

The creepy monster on tonight’s bill, Grenouille has an incredible sense of smell! No really, he can smell lots of things! It doesn’t sound like a problem until you realize he becomes a killer so he can preserve people’s scent! However, Grenouille is likely to be distracted by beautiful, or interestingly new scents!

A Battle Report:

The three contestants enter the arena, and immediately, Dr. Jekyll declares this battle inhumane and demands to be released! The other two take this as a sign of weakness and pounce on him, ripping him to shreds!

Grenouille decides to take Dr. Jekyll’s underpants (Sweat. Soap. Poo?) and make perfume from them, and Frankenstein’s monster laments his loneliness.

Grenouille starts to boil the pants, and Frankenstein’s monster asks to be called Frankie, and to help Grenouille with making his perfume. Grenouille agrees to his help and tells Frankie to take his own underpants off so they can make a perfect aroma a la panties.

Grenouille gets distracted by a red-headed virgin in the crowd and sends his new minion friend into the crowd to get her. Frankie declines, because he doesn’t want to be left alone! *sniff*

Frankie backs away from his new found friend, and Grenouille attacks him with a knife he was using to stir the underpants soup.

THE WINNER IS GRENOUILLE, mainly because the other two have emotions! YAY EMOTIONS!Image

Bout of books progress report: Day 1

So, this is a very late progress report for day 1 of the bout of books –I got a fair bit of reading done and was happy with the amount of hours I was able to avoid work and engage in reading. I joined twitter, which is a new experience – and certainly one that I am thinking I will enjoy.

So day 1 totals look like this:

Hours of reading: 6
Pages read: 384
Total pages read: 384
Books completed:
Stone Cold by C.J. Box – Reviewed – 12/5/2014

I also competed in The Book Barbies Challenge of ‘If you like X, try Y’ – entry

Tomorrow I’m tackling The Giver and Narrow Escape – two very different stories, I’m sure!

Bout of Books 10

ImageBout of books looks like a beauty of a read-a-thon so I decided to join up! So… sorry all other priorities, you don’t mean shit. Also, this may be the week that I fall behind at university, but who really cares?!

Ta Plan – To read every day, for the whole week.

My Goals – Read 150p every day, and to make a sizable dent in Gone With The Wind. The books below are ones I plan on reading, but I might finish them all or only tackle GWTW.

Books to Read –

Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell

Personal Protection – Stephen Leather

Rough Justice – Stephen Leather

Stone Cold – C.J. Box


Here’s to an industrious reading week!



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 12th and runs through Sunday, May 18th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 10 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team