Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Bout of Books 24 Day 2

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10:30am CT (TZC) Morning Announcements with @boutofbooks
7:30pm CT (TZC) Evening Announcements with @boutofbooks

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Character dinner party

You are hosting an intimate dinner party for five of your favorite characters. Who do you invite and what food do you serve?

Thanks to Emma (Emma Reads Things) for today's challenge!

Instagram Photo a Day

For those of you who use Instagram, don't forget to post your daily Bout of Books photo. Find out more on our Bout of Books Instagram page!


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  1. Day 1 progress:
    Reading People by Anne Bogel 76 pgs nonfic
    A Heart Most Worthy by Siri Mitchell audio completed 11 hrs histfic

  2. For my 2019 dinner party, I am inviting the strong female characters from some of my favorite books… Offred from The Handmaid‘s Tale, Lisbeth Salander from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games, Hermione Granger from Deathly Hallows (she had to stupify Madame DeFarge from Tale of Two Cities in order to secure the invitation) and, of course, Daenerys Targaryen from A Song of Ice and Fire. We will be dining on vegan Tex-Mex Lasagna because it is rich, layered, memorable, and good for your body and soul, just like the best books.

  3. Here's my Instagram 5-star book for today: https://www.instagram.com/p/BsYvt65nvnq/

  4. I would invite Hermione Granger, Celaena Sardothien,Elizabeth Bennett,Isabella Lightwood,Daenerys Targaryen and Jude from the Cruel Prince. These are strong females that would enjoy a nice restaurant like Ruth Chris steak house. That way everyone could order what they want.