Monday, May 11, 2015

Bout of Books 13 Master Post



Bout of Books


Today marks the start of Bout of Books 13

Goal:
This is my 6th Bout of Books.  Unlike in the past, I am not setting any sort of page goal this time around - I'm just going to do the best I can.  I have a pile of library books and personal books that I want to get through, and I've been in a bit of a reading slump since classes ended.  So if I can get some of my reading mojo back, I'll be happy.  I'm not even going to track as closely, or as many things as I usually do.  

I know a lot of participants like to post their progress every day, but I will mark my progress for each day on this post, and then do a wrap-up at the end of the week.  I'll likely write up review posts and schedule them out once the read-a-thon is finished.  

Monday 5/11:

Number of pages read today: 124
Total number of pages: 124
Books Completed :  Anything Can Happen

Notes:  Finally finished Anything, I just needed the time to sit and read the second half!  I started a new book, but was far too tired after work.  I'll get more into that one on Tuesday!


Tuesday 5/12:

Number of pages read today: 50
Total number of pages:  174
Books Completed :  Anything Can Happen

Notes:  Not a great reading day....   but I got a great night's sleep which I really really needed.  
  


Wednesday 5/13:

Number of pages read today: 35
Total number of pages: 209
Books Completed :  Anything Can Happen

Notes:  Didn't read as much as I wanted, but for good reason.  My brother was in town for business and we went out to dinner!  By the time we had gotten back, my allergies had given me a full-blown headache so I couldn't read for very long.  But what I read was really funny!  


Thursday 5/14:

Number of pages read today:  74
Total number of pages:   283
Books Completed :  Anything Can Happen, Things You've Inherited From Your Mother

Notes:  Finally finished my second book!  Now on to my next one - I think I'll pick up a graphic novel next...


Friday 5/15:  Graduation Day!!

Number of pages read today: 72
Total number of pages:  355
Books Completed :  Anything Can Happen, Things You've Inherited From Your Mother

Notes:  I received my Masters Degree this afternoon!!  I am now officially a Master of Library and Information Science!  It was such a wonderful day, start to finish, and I even got a little reading done in the morning.  I have no complaints whatsoever.  


Saturday 5/16:

Number of pages read today: 384
Total number of pages:   739
Books Completed :  Anything Can Happen, Things You've Inherited From Your Mother, The Infinite Wait

Notes:  Yeah, so I read more yesterday than I had all week.  It was delightful.  I really did absolutely nothing yesterday except read!  Real Life does have to creep in a little on Sunday, but I hope to finish this week out with another fantastic reading day!  


Sunday 5/17:

Number of pages read today: 133
Total number of pages:      872
Books Completed :  Anything Can Happen, Things You've Inherited From Your Mother, The Infinite Wait

Notes:  I exhausted myself today - after sitting and doing nothing but reading yesterday, I went for a 5+ mile walk, mowed the lawn and took my kids to tennis.  Also, Game of Thrones was on, so I didn't have all night to read.  But I am LOVING The Royal We right now, and will probably finish on Monday.

Notes and Final Wrap Up:  

The most important thing for me during this Bout of Books was to get my reading mojo back.  I'd say that was thoroughly accomplished.  I have also decided that reading books on a deadline - say for a book tour - is really hard for me right now.  I spoiled myself by not doing that for nearly three years, and I'm not really sure that I want to go back to that....  I'm going to have to think more on that.  I hope everyone else had a great Bout of Books!  I'll be back in the fall!
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