So this is my first Bout of Books. Do I have a plan? NO! Should I? YES!
I’ve cleared my schedule to a certain extent so I can dedicate myself to reading. That being said, my daughter has her school Swim-a-thon, which I’m chaperoning. I don’t have my schedule yet, but it goes on all week. And my mom is coming to visit.
My goal is to read 3-4 books. The candidates are:
The Transcriptionist by Amy Rowland– oops, finished this before the bout started! Remember Me Like This by Bret Anthony Johnston– done!
- Smoke River by Krista Foss
- Festival of Earthly Delights by Matt Dojny
- Landing Gear by Kate Pullinger
- and something from my TBR Challenge list
I’m also hoping to take part in two Twitter chats. This post is will be a sticky and will catalog my daily progress. Good luck to all! MONDAY – 120 pages read. TUESDAY – 100 pages read. WEDNESDAY – 172 pages read.
- Finished Remember Me Like This.
- Started Landing Gear by Kate Pullinger.
THURSDAY – Best day yet!! 229 pages read.
- finished Landing Gear.
FRIDAY – 148 pages read. Mostly outside, in the sun.
- started The Festival of Earthly Delights.
Don’t worry, I don’t have much of a plan either! I’m just going to read as much as possible, simple 🙂
Perfect time to start Behind the Beautiful Forevers! Or White Teeth by Zadie Smith…I also have that one on my TBR shelf.
I’m actually leaning heavily towards White Teeth. Did you know it was made into a BBC mini series?
What?!? I did not know this but am super intrigued by this. Love BBC and will have to check this out (Sherlock, Downton Abbey, and Extras are my favorites so far). Have you seen the serial?
Haven’t even looked for it yet, but I saw a copy of the book with the TV tie in cover. I’ll let you know what I find. You’re on Twitter?
Glad you’re joining in! I’m curious what you’ll end up thinking of The Transcriptionist since I decided to set it aside.
I know you put it aside, but i’m finding it rather hypnotic. I’m half way thru right now. It reads kinda like a short story, so l’m wondering how long she can sustain it.
I just finished Landing Gear and it is GORGEOUS. I’m sure you will devour it if you decide to read it 🙂
I am totally excited about it and will hopefully get to it on Thursday or Friday.
Have a great time reading!!
I hope you’re able to make a Twitter chat or two. Those are always my favorite part of the read-a-thon! Good luck!
I don’t have a plan either, but since I always have plenty of books around and usually just try to cut out TV to focus on reading during Bout of Books, I’m alright with that 🙂 I hope you have a lot of fun reading!
I was hoping I’d accidentally finish one of my Bout of Books books BEFORE the Bout started. But no dice. lol Have fun!
But now I have to write the review.
One book finished! Congrats Tanya. 🙂
Looks like you are doing great! I’ve only done one Bout of Books, but the extent of my planning was to decide that I wouldn’t watch any TV that week and dedicate that time to reading.
Well done! Nice to be reading outside in the sun.
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