Thursday, May 15, 2014

Bout of Books Update #1

Bout of Books

It feel like I've been reading for a long time, so it must be time to finally post a Bout of Books update.  Honestly, I'm pretty happy with my progress.  I'm sure my reading totals will pale in comparison to most people's, but in comparison to my average week, this week has been a big win so far.

Books Read:

Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink (finished off the last 45 pages)
The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain by Peter Sis (56 pages of graphic novel, which really is  good for a readathon morale boost)
Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern (342 pages)

Reading Now:

Out of the Blue by S.L. Rottman (70 pages down)

All told (in case you didn't just whip out your calculator), that's about 513 pages, which isn't too shabby considering I work full time and haven't been able to get much reading time in there, spent most of Tuesday night celebrating my grandmother's birthday, and, also, I am that person who needs close to eight hours of sleep at night in order to successfully mingle with the rest of the human race.

More importantly, I'm pretty happy with how well I've been doing at keeping to my modest time management goals.  I started early (the Bout of Books is not just one week, it's a way of life, amIright?), abandoned stupid computer games/social networks I don't even like, sacrificed the overage of naps in favor of reading on the front porch, and have generally made reading more of habit instead of squeezing in a few pages before bed.  And, that, my friends, is just what I was going for.  Here's hoping I can keep it up, but even if I can't, I still count this week a success already.

What have you been reading this week?


  1. That's great! Bout of Books seems like a great experience. Maybe I'll join in next time. Like you, I find it challenging to fit in reading time during the work week. As for me, I just finished Emma Donoghue's Frog Music, and I'm hoping to start I Kill the Mockingbird and Lost for Words tomorrow. I won't be able to fit any reading into my schedule tonight.

  2. I deleted the two games I had on my phone so that I would read instead of play. I haven't missed them.

    Anyway, it does sound like you are doing well so far! And I agree, it does seem like it should be a way of life rather than just for a week. ;-)