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, August 17th and runs through Sunday, August 23rd 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 14 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog.Theresa at Armchair by the Sea, who is hosting the Re-Readathon beginning September 7, called Bout of Books the push she needed to finish up what she's reading now, so she'll be ready to sink into some old favorites. It's not to late to join both Readathons.
Fictional World Travel Challenge: The first challenge of the readathon is brought to you by Leann at Between Library Shelves. The idea is to choose 3 to 6 books of fiction, set in countries other than the one where you currently reside. I learned something about myself - I'm not very adventerous in my reading. It proved difficult to come up with a third book.
Brava, Valentine by Adriana Trigiani is set in Italy.
The collection of English Country House Murders is self explanatory.
The Gunslinger by Stephen King is a bit of a stretch,
but it takes place in the fictional world called Mid-world.
I'm off to the library to broaden my fictional world.