Thursday 15 May 2014

Bout of Books Update #2 - Tuesday & Wednesday

Bit of a slower reading day than Monday, even though I was home earlier from work.  I was feeling really tired and icky, and sometimes curling up in bed with youtube videos and Netflix is the only option!  I am pretty useless in the evenings at the moment, I can't wait for my maternity leave to start so that I can rest a bit more in the day and maybe actually socialise with my husband in the evenings.  I did read for one hour and continued with We Need New Names, which was on the fast track to becoming a 5 star read.

Day: 2/7
Books Started: 1 (We Need New Names)
Books Completed: 0
Time Spent Reading: 1 hour
Pages Read: 140 (this book is unputdownable)

I actually slept through most of the night on Tuesday, so was feeling much perkier on Wednesday.  Was able to leave work at a very decent hour and headed to my parents house for dinner.  My car has it's MOT this Saturday (and really needs to pass it), so my Dad kindly spent some time checking it over for me and giving it the Dad seal of approval.  Tom also washed it, so now it looks like a car that is loved, rather than a car that has been neglected!  We spent a lovely evening out, had a great dinner and I definitely felt more refreshed afterwards.

I managed to meet my goal of reading for one hour, which meant that I finished We Need New Names (and it definitely was a 5 star read, can't wait to write my review of this one).  I was going to be good and pick my next read from my readathon stack, but Michel Faber's The Fire Gospel was just calling to me.  It's about the discovery of a controversial fifth gospel and the way the world reacts.  It's pretty short, so I should finish it within 2 days.

Day: 3/7
Books Started: 2
Books Completed: 1 - We Need New Names
Time Spent Reading: 1 hour
Pages Read: 135 

I'm loving the readathon so far, and I'm excited that there are still 4 days to go!  How are you getting on?


  1. good for you. doing well, 57% of my goal reached so far

  2. I'm even more excited to read We Need New Names now!

  3. Great job meeting your goal of reading 60 minutes per day. I didn't set such a specific goal, but am reasonably happy with my progress so far. I have a terrible cold though, so anything that is complicated isn't happening. I have heard good things about We Need New Names and look forward to your review.

    1. Glad you are happy with your progress. I'm not usually great at setting (and keeping) goals, but I knew one hour a day was definitely possible for me. Hope your cold starts to feel better soon!

  4. Ooh, you've been reading We Need New Names! I've heard great things about that, although The Fire Gospel is new to me... it looks interesting though. Onto the wishlist it goes! I swear Bout of Books is seriously damaging to my bank account...

  5. I'm so glad you liked We Need New Names. I haven't read it yet. I can't wait to see your review.

  6. I'm also curious about We Need New Names (and your review!) Well done on your goals :)

  7. You're definitely doing great on your reading! I'm nowhere close. :)

  8. Goodness, you really do read fast! You pack a lot into that hour each day :) The Fire Gospel sounds really intriguing!

  9. I hope you're feeling less tired as I write this, Sam. I think you've deserved your maternity leave (without taking any time away from you when your precious baby boy is born) for some months now. And don't fret about watching videos when you're tired, we all do it! Just don't feel guilty, because you totally deserve it.