#BoutOfBooks 10.0 : Personal Goals & Motivations | M.J. Rose’s historical suspense series & Review Books focused on Romance!

Posted Monday, 12 May, 2014 by jorielov , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2 Comments

Bout of Books

As I outlined in my declaration of participation post for Bout 10.0, I am singularly focusing on the entire historical suspense series (the Reincarnationist – six book series) by M.J. Rose! Leading up to my stop on the Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tour on behalf of book six: “The Collector Of Dying Breaths”. However, I am also concentrating on Romance this week on Jorie Loves A Story, as I am a member of the street team for Brenda Anderson focusing on her début novel “Chain of Mercy” (my first honour of being on an author’s street team!); as well as posting two #ChocLitSaturdays book reviews: “Flight to Coorah Creek” by Janet Gover (selection of 3 May! – which was discussed during the chat) and “The Silent Touch of Shadows” by Christina Courtenay (selection of 10 May! – which was discussed during the chat); a paranormal romance début novel of Indie author J. Woods “Gilded Feathers” arrives late on Monday night, with “The Boleyn Bride” by Tudor author Brandy Purdy arriving on Friday! The extra addition being a fantasy anthology by Indie Publisher (Seventh Star Press) A Chimerical World: Tales of the Seelie Court” edited by Scott M. Sandridge! IF anything you will see how much of an eclectic reader I truly am! I will also still host my weekly Saturday morning tweetchat at: twubs.com/choclitsaturdays!

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Personal Goals and Motivations:

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  • Hours Dedicated to Reading (in total): hoping to read at least 12 hours per day!
  • Hours per day slated to Read: will journal each day
  • Starting Hour: the instant I am able to sit & read! :)
  • Ending Hour: 00:00 OR I will be winking to the hooting owls!
  • Books Projected to Read: 11 8 in total; 6 3 M.J. Rose + 5 for review; 1 M.J. Rose is also for review
  • Blog Posts (in total): Book Reviews: Gilded Feathers, Chain of Mercy, The Boleyn Bride, Flight to Coorah Creek, The Silent Touch of Shadows, A Chimerical World: Tales of the Seelie Court, The Collector of Dying Breaths (on Tuesday 20 May); plus, Author Interviews and regular Bout’er updates!
  • Post my reactions to each book after I have concluded reading them, because more than anything I want to be wholly enthused about the stories, the characters, and the prose that each writer etches into their books — I want to challenge myself to read as many books as I can but not to the brink where I cannot fully appreciate them. I want to absorb them and allow their worlds to soak through to my mind’s eye. The Reincarnationist series by M.J. Rose will be blogged in full details at a later date, but every other book I am reading has scheduled reviews during the Bout itself, outside of The Collector of Dying Breaths which posts two days after the Bout concludes. Therefore on my daily updates for the Bout itself, will be snippets of my reaction to the series overall.
  • Participate in the Bout of Books community by dropping by fellow participants’ blogs, leaving encouraging commentary, and share in the joy of this intensive week of reading! As well as find challenges to enhance my experience with this wicked sweet group of readers!
    • Blogs I scoped out to visit: Coffee Bean Bookshelf + Read Lately if they are taking part in the Bout?! This list will self-curate as the Bout marches onward! Readerly Musings!
    • I am hoping participants of *10.0* will drop by my blog as well, and in that way, I can get to know the readers who are just as excited about this as I am!
    • Challenges as I participate in them as time allows: ? will populate a list as need be ?
  • Join in on the Twitter chats &/or jump into Bout’er conversations on Twitter spontaneously whilst following the tag: #boutofbooks!

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Books to Absorb during Bout of Books 9.0:

When the book titles become a ‘link’ they will re-direct to the book review!

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  1. Gilded Feathers {book one: Gilded Feathers series} by J. Woods – ADULT paranormal romance
  2. Chain of Mercy {book one: Coming Home series} by Brenda Anderson – inspirational fiction
  3. The Boleyn Bride by Brandy Purdy – Tudor historical fiction
  4. Flight to Coorah Creek by Janet Gover – Australian Outback Romance *on hold!*
  5. The Silent Touch of Shadows by Christina Courtenay- Time Slip Romance *on hold!*
  6. A Chimerical World: Tales of the Seelie Court (a fairy/fantasy anthology) edited by Scott M. Sandridge!
  7. The Reincarnationist by M.J. Rose – historical HORROR!
  8. The Memorist by M.J. Rose – historical suspense
  9. The Hypnotist by M.J. Rose – historical suspense
  10. The Book of Lost Fragrances by M.J. Rose – historical suspense
  11. Seduction by M.J. Rose – historical suspense
  12. The Collector of Dying Breaths by M.J. Rose – historical suspense
  13. Getting Waisted by Monica Parker

*on hold* books update: #ChocLitSaturdays

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{Updates as they Post}

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  • Monday 12thDeclaration of Intent; Goals & Motivations; Day 1 Reading Notes – the day I updated my Review Policy!
  • Tuesday 13th: Day 2 Reading Notes; + an Author Interview (inspirational fiction) & Jorie’s Box of Joy
  • Wednesday 14th: Day 3 Reading Notes; + an Author Interview (Tudor England & Jack the Ripper) & attended the Bout of Books Tweetchat!
  • Thursday 15th: Day 4 Reading Notes; + a Book Review (inspirational fiction)
  • Friday 16th: Day 5 Reading Notes; + a Book Review (Tudor England) & a #ChocLitSaturdays Annoucement
  • Saturday 17th: Day 6 Reading Notes; + #ChocLitSaturdays (@ Twubs) & 2 Book Reviews
  • Sunday 18th: Day 7 Reading Notes; + Blog Book Tour for A Chimerical World: Tales of the Seelie Court (book review & author interview)
  • Monday 19th:

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Bout of Books ReadathonPreviously I outlined

my M.J. Rose focus of the Bout & shared an Interview of the Author!

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What are you reading during Bout of Books, 10.0?

Have you read any of the selections I am reading!?

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{*NOTE: Book review & blog tour posts will be sticky on top of my blog, all Bout related posts will be underneath, including weekly meme posts I will be participating in such as Jorie’s Box of Joy (my contribution to Mailbox Monday) and 10 Bookish and Not Bookish Thoughts. I might participate in others but I have not yet decided.

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I am self-educated through local libraries and alternative education opportunities. I am a writer by trade and I cured a ten-year writer’s block by the discovery of Nanowrimo in November 2008. The event changed my life by re-establishing my muse and solidifying my path. Five years later whilst exploring the bookish blogosphere I decided to become a book blogger. I am a champion of wordsmiths who evoke a visceral experience in narrative. I write comprehensive book showcases electing to get into the heart of my reading observations. I dance through genres seeking literary enlightenment and enchantment. Starting in Autumn 2013 I became a blog book tour hostess featuring books and authors. I joined The Classics Club in January 2014 to seek out appreciators of the timeless works of literature whose breadth of scope and voice resonate with us all.

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Posted Monday, 12 May, 2014 by jorielov in Blog Tour Host, Blogosphere Events & Happenings, Bookish Discussions, Bout of Books, ChocLitSaturdays, ChocLitUK, Debut Author, Debut Novel, Gothic Literature, Historical Fiction, Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours, Historical Romance, Historical Thriller Suspense, Inspirational Fiction & Non-Fiction, Library Love, Paranormal Romance, RALs | Thons via Blogs, Reincarnation, Romance Fiction, Seventh Star Press, Small Towne Fiction, Street Team for Author, Suspense, Time Slip, Tomorrow Comes Media, Tudor Era

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2 responses to “#BoutOfBooks 10.0 : Personal Goals & Motivations | M.J. Rose’s historical suspense series & Review Books focused on Romance!

  1. I love that you have more books listed than I do! After I posted all the titles last week I was worried I had chosen too many, but now I feel a lot better to know I’m not the only one to be so ambitious! Especially since I’m already planning on adding at least one more to my TBR (though I’m not going to change my original post, just add it in my first update post after midnight tonight).

    Best of luck, Jorie! Hope to see you in the chats!

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