Good morning, Bout-of-Bookers and everyone else!
Wednesday was a pretty good reading day, again - I am glad that Bout of Books is going nicely for me this time around. I read a good chunk of Dead Souls and am almost finished (sleep got me first, though...) My copy of Packing for Mars came in the mail as well, and maaaan... If one of my goals wasn't reading from Bout of Books pile only... I did read a bit and will probably read a bit more - in very small amounts. So fascinating and I'm already liking Roach's style.
Last weekend Jan finished The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet (David Mitchell). In the end of 2012 I read Cloud Atlas, and loved it. He read Cloud Atlas, and loved it as well. Now he says that The Thousand Autumns was even better and I want to start it, like, right now. On another note, I usually read a book first and then he picks it up at my recommendation, so the situation with The Thousand Autumns is quite unique in our household (though I'm very proud of him for reading and like to think that I inspired it quite a bit when I started reading a lot again after creating this blog).
And on the final nerdy note, Wednesday, January 8th, was the birthday of our beloved Wilkster (also known as Wilkie Collins). Hooray!
The books I read on Wednesday: Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol, Packing for Mars by Mary Roach (I literally could not keep my fingers from it...)
Pages read on Wednesday: 227 (218+9)
Books finished so far: 1
What do my cats think about the books at hand:
|Robert reading Dead Souls - I didn't have the heart to tell him that he has the book upside down :)))|
Flavour of the day: Champagne. Yep, that's how I roll.