Sunday, October 30, 2011

Bout of Books: Days 5 and 6

Bout of Books Day 5 :: 28 October 2011

Friday was another normal work day. That meant that I had to squeeze in some reading during my meal breaks. Hubby took me to the local Chinese buffet for lunch and I read in the car all the way over there and back—as well as reading while I was eating. By the time we got home from lunch, I had finished reading the second book of the Bout of Books Read-a-Thon, Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter by Blaize Clement. That meant it was time to start another book. I selected The Telling Pool by David Clement-Davies. This is a young-adult fantasy set during the time of Richard the Lion-Hearted which I owe to appaloosatb over at BookObsessed.

This particular Friday evening was the meeting of my local Mixed Media art group. I live very far from where they meet, so I left home at 4 pm, listening to Backseat Saints by Joshilyn Jackson as I drove. I stopped at a nearby restaurant to grab a quick supper. Of course I was busy reading The Telling Pool while I ate. The final game of the World Series was on TV when I got home and I settled in to watch Saint Louis defeat Dallas (darn!) and didn't get much more reading done by the time I went to bed.

Bout of Books :: Day 5 summary

Books read today: 3
Books finished today: 1
Pages read today: 230
Total books finished: 2
Total pages read: 829

Bout of Books Day 6 :: 29 October 2011

You'd think that with a Saturday off from work and no major projects scheduled, I'd get a lot of reading done. The truth is that I really didn't read many pages. I spent a lot of time on the Internet and watching college football instead of reading. So, at the end of the day, I was at page 117 in The Telling Pool, having read only 84 pages during the entire day. Oh well—I think I may easily finish this book by Sunday midnight and that will take me over 1100 pages for the week-long Read-a-Thon. That's pretty close to the number of pages I read in an average week. What's special is that I have made 6 postings to Reading in Texas during this week. I will *not* be able to keep up with this pace, but I do plan to try and keep the blog more current.

Bout of Books :: Day 6 summary

Books read today: 1
Books finished today: 0
Pages read today: 84
Total books finished: 2
Total pages read: 913

Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter by Blaize Clement The Telling Pool by David Clement-Davies Backseat Saints by Joshilyn Jackson

1 comment:

  1. You did great! Much better than me! This time of year is just brutal at my work. I didn't make my goal, but I think I still read a respectable amount for me! ;) I'll try to give us a break on read-a-thon's for a few days, I haven't found another one yet! heehee!