Monday, October 24, 2011

Bout of Books: Goals and first day's update

Bout of Books :: Goals

Goals. Oh yes, goals. In this morning's post, I listed the books which I have started reading and not yet completed. So, my goals are: (1) to finish as many of these books as possible. (2) to post daily to this blog And (3) just to spend all my spare time reading! (Yeah, well ... #3 isn't really that much of a stretch since I usually read in any spare time that I have.)

Bout of Books Day 1 :: 24 October 2011

I got a good start on #1 and #3 today as I left my house at 8am, heading to the airport. It was hubby's job to get me safely to the American Airlines terminal at DFW, in spite of a very thick fog. My job was to stick my nose in a book and avoid shrieking wildly at close encounters and sudden appearances from the fog. I did very well—reading pages 11-45 in Lord of the Changing Winds by Rachel Neumeier. After I consigned my suitcase to the airline and cleared security, I had no waiting at all before boarding my flight after the airline rerouted me due to fog-induced delays which would have made it impossible for me to make a tight connection in Miami. I settled into my seat, opened my book, and read pages 45-110 before I fell asleep and took a well-deserved nap.

After reclaiming my suitcase and loading all my stuff into the rental car, I popped in disk 2 of Backseat Saints by Joshilyn Jackson and listened to a couple of tracks until I found a nearby Wendy's and stopped to get a lunch. Of course, I was reading as I ate, getting all the way up to page 125 in Lord of the Changing Winds before I had to hop back in the car and get back out onto the road. I continued to listen to the author herself read the rest of disk 2 and most of disk 3.

After a quick supper with a colleague, I retired to my hotel room and settled in for the evening. I thought I was going to spend it just reading, but I got distracted by The Sing Off. Darn! Those guys can really sing! So, as I write my wrap-up post for the day, I'm now at page 165 (of 367) in Lord of the Changing Winds, and will read a bit more before I turn out the lights and go to sleep. I'm at track 7 of disk 3 in Backseat Saints. I'll be listening to this book again tomorrow night when I drive back to Jacksonville.

Bout of Books :: Today's summary

Books read today: 1
Books finished today: 0
Pages read today: 191

Lord of the Changing Winds by Rachel Neumeier Backseat Saints by Joshilyn Jackson


  1. Looks like you had a pretty good day! You're twice as far as I am! I'm going to go and try to get a few more pages now before I pass out for the night.

  2. Yay for good progress! :D Keep up the good work!