I've been having fun with Bout of Books all week. Normally I am a strictly monogamous sort of reader but when I am off work, I find that I'm much more able to read multiple things at once and still keep up with the plots of all of them. I've not read constantly, but I have been enjoying the reading I have managed to fit in. At the moment, I've finished two books and am mid-way through two more.
After my last update on Wednesday, I continued with The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan and A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick. I've been reading A Reliable Wife with Elena this week and she has already finished it. I'm a bit behind as I've been reading maybe 20-50 pages or so a day rather than focusing all my attention on it. I wasn't a fan of the opening sections as the writing is pretty weak at times, but it has improved as I have gone on. I'm currently 166 pages in and have just over a hundred left. I will probably finish this one today.
I'm still loving my reread of The Eye of the World, the first book in the Wheel of Time series. Before starting it I could remember literally nothing (I first read it about seven years ago) but it's surprising how quickly it has all come back. There's nothing like epic fantasy to escape to in the holidays. I'm currently 327 pages in, which is not even half way yet.
And then this morning I visited the library to pick up some holds, one of which was Storybook Love, the third volume in the Fables series, about fairytale characters living in secret in New York. Graphic novels are perfect for readathons so I picked it up straight away and literally flew through it. I found it to be a mixed bag, I loved two of the four stories, but the other two felt like filler. It was 190 pages.
I'm hoping for some quality reading time this weekend as my husband is at the Frightfest film festival, which is basically a five day long festival of horror films. Horror films are really not my thing, so I've opted to stay at home. It is pouring with rain outside and the temperature has dropped, so it's the perfect day to ignore the housework/ prep for September I should be doing and curl up with a book.
If you're doing Bout of Books, how are you getting on?
Books Started: 4
Books Completed: 2 (Dare Me and Storybook Love)
Pages Read: 326 + 190 + 166 + 327 = 1009 (awesome!)