#BOUTOFBOOKS 20: Wrap-Up Post (August 28)

Bout of Books

Happy Final Day of Bout of Books!!

It's the final day of my first participation of Bout of Books 20, and I'm so proud of myself. I've never been able to successfully finish a readathon and fully enjoy it like I have with this, and I'm so glad I stumbled upon this journey. I've met some great people, got awesome book recs, and got more people to see check out my work, which is always a plus! I didn't participate in every single challenge they did, but I hope I did enough. But anyway, here's a summary of my last week of Bout of Books:

Day 1's challenge consisted of introducing yourself as a reader/blogger/bookstagrammer.  
Monday 8/21 Introduce yourself #insixwords

I used the words: Book lover, blogger, daydreamer, loves Twitter. 

Also, I participated in the first Twitter chat, held by Bout of Books account. I already got to meet so many lovely people, and the whole ordeal was really nice!

Day 2's challenge consisted of rewriting the synopsis of your current read. 
Right now, I'm reading Homegoing by Ya'a Gyasi, and their original synopsis was:

A novel of breathtaking sweep and emotional power that traces three hundred years in Ghana and along the way becomes a truly great American novel. Extraordinary for its exquisite language, its implacable sorrow, its soaring beauty, and for its monumental portrait of the forces that shape families and nations, Homegoing heralds the arrival of a major new voice in contemporary fiction.

Two half sisters, Effia and Esi, are born into different villages in eighteenth-century Ghana. Effia is married off to an Englishman and lives in comfort in the palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle. Unbeknownst to Effia, her sister, Esi, is imprisoned beneath her in the castle’s dungeons, sold with thousands of others into the Gold Coast’s booming slave trade, and shipped off to America, where her children and grandchildren will be raised in slavery. One thread of Homegoing follows Effia’s descendants through centuries of warfare in Ghana, as the Fante and Asante nations wrestle with the slave trade and British colonization. The other thread follows Esi and her children into America. From the plantations of the South to the Civil War and the Great Migration, from the coal mines of Pratt City, Alabama, to the jazz clubs and dope houses of twentieth-century Harlem, right up through the present day, Homegoing makes history visceral, and captures, with singular and stunning immediacy, how the memory of captivity came to be inscribed in the soul of a nation.

Generation after generation, Yaa Gyasi's magisterial first novel sets the fate of the individual against the obliterating movements of time, delivering unforgettable characters whose lives were shaped by historical forces beyond their control. Homegoing is a tremendous reading experience, not to be missed, by an astonishingly gifted young writer.

My synopsis rewrite:

Follow the families of two separated sisters throughout a history of love, family, power, faith, and perseverance from 18th century Ghana to America. 

There was no Twitter chat yesterday, and I didn't feel like reading because I had a busy day. But I'll definitely read some more tomorrow. I wanna finish this book already!! lol

Day 3's challenge consisted of a lovely book spine rainbow. Swipe my IG photo below to the left to see the spine rainbow. 

There was again no Twitter chat today, and I didn't feel like reading (I'm not doing so well on this readathon, am I?!).

I hope to participate more next year. The next round isn't until January 8-14, 2018, so see you then!

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Thanks for reading! :) ♥