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Last week was the Bookish Olympics on Litsy, sponsored by The Spinecrackers Book Club. The challenge was to read enough to earn either a bronze, silver, or gold medal. The challenge defined a novel as 220 pages. To earn bronze, you had to read 7 graphic novels/short stories, with at least 2 being novels. To earn silver, you had to read 7 novels/graphic novels/short stories, with at least 4 being novels. To earn gold, you had to read 7 novels.

So, how did I do, you may ask? I think I got bronze. I was aiming for silver, but misjudged my availability to read this past week. Here’s what I read:

Fables Volume 7: Arabian Nights [and Days]  by Bill Willingham (counted as a short story since it wasn’t quite long enough to qualify as a graphic novel)


The Summer that Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel (novel #1)


Dear Fang, With Love by Rufi Thorpe (novel #2)


Short Stories: “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber”, “The Capital of the World”, “The Snows of Kilimanjaro”, “Old Man at the Bridge” by Ernest Hemingway (4 short stories)


Regardless of whether I actually “medaled”, I did enjoy the challenge that the Bookish Olympics presented. I just wish it would’ve been during a week that was easier for me to make time to read. I really enjoyed both novels I read, and those reviews are coming this week. Bout of Books starts tomorrow & I’m super excited to do that this week! It’s a little lower key. I have a post about that coming up next!


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