Books Started: 1 (We Need New Names)
Books Completed: 0
Time Spent Reading: 1 hour and 30 mins
Pages Read: 130
I'm going to try to post updates throughout Bout of Books as much as possible. I don't think I'll have time to take part in any chats or challenges, but I should be able to update on my progress a few times throughout the week.
I'm really pleased with my reading from the first day. Monday is my busiest work-day as I have meetings in the evening as well as a full day's teaching load, so I'm thrilled that I managed to squeeze in an hour and a half of reading, exceeding my goal of one hour. It helps that We Need New Names is such an engrossing book. It's about a girl called Darling living in a shanty town and dreaming of escaping to the West and it's simply written but very powerful. I can't wait to pick it up again tonight, especially as I'm almost half way through already.
Tonight I'm on track to meet my goal of an hour, but I can't see myself exceeding it by much. I think I'll get close to finishing We Need New Names, so I'm already starting to think of what I should read next. Maybe A Girl is a Half Formed Thing?
In other bookish news, the Classics Club announced the lucky spin number as #1, which means I'll be picking up Lord of the Flies soon. I'm quite excited to start it - my husband loves it - so it's good that I've had a push to finally take it off my shelf. As a teacher, I find group dynamics between groups of children fascinating, especially the way children act completely differently when they are away from their parents. Hopefully I will enjoy it!
If you're taking part in the readathon, how are you getting on?
And are you pleased with your spin number?