Thursday, January 9, 2014

Bout of Books 9.0: Wednesday

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.


  1. Sounds like you're making good progress. Keep up the good work!

  2. Nice work. I've finished one so far as well. Robert is too cute!

    1. Thanks, Dana :) Robert is cute - stupid, but very cute.

  3. Happy birthday, Wilkster!

  4. Even as a dog person, you and your cats are making me want cats. I would happily have a purring feline sit next to me and smugly read over my shoulder.

    I think it is safe to say that you're having a successful week! Also, champagne?! Impressive!

    I cannot believe I did not know about Wilkie. I seriously feel like I've let me bestie down. I think I may have to read one of his novels to make up for it :)

    1. Cats are pretty good cold-weather buddies, they are always there but they don't require too much of your attention and energy (always my biggest fear with dogs...)

      Haha yes, I kinda imagined that "Ellie probably has the date marked with red in the calendar and then when it's Wilkster's birthday it will contain a whole day full of Wilkie-related activities". But I think he would be happy you reading his stuff as well ;)

  5. Aww man, Happy Birthday WILKIE! Can't believe I missed that.


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