The Bout of Books is over for a few days now, and I am only typing this post now because I'm a slacker. Well, not really, just yesterday was the first day of my week-long vacation and I was busy doing things like washing all the windows (we have 3+ metre high ceilings so yes, window-washing is a project) and mopping all the floors, and watching all the ice hockey.
So I will make the Sunday short - I read only Cinder, and from 30% to 68% on Kindle (that is maybe like a few hundred pages). I will say right now that this book and me are not the best match and for several reasons, some of which are not the book's fault (but some are). I have multitude of thoughts on Cinder so I will publish a separate post.
Summer arrived on Sunday so we went to park for a while.
|Loving my Kindle on days like this.|
|Our park by the bay.|
In conclusion, here's what happened:
Technically I finished only one book during readathon, and that was Half of a Yellow Sun (4/5). A day before Bout of Books I finished Hyperion (5/5 - speaks for itself) and a day after I finished Cinder (2.5/5). So if we nitpick I completed one book but if we don't nitpick, I completed three. I also read good 200 pages from Red Seas Under Red Skies, and that was it for me this time around. I stuck to my TBR pile, although it was a close call because I was so near starting The Goldfinch on Sunday.
I didn't take part in any challenges and didn't visit many new blogs (but I visited and commented my already-reading blogs almost religiously) - it was a very low-key readathon this time around. TOP distractions:
1. Painkiller-induced naps during first half of the week.
2. Diablo III
3. Ice hockey world championships
4. Warm weather
5. Preparing for vacation
Overall I am really happy with the result though. I will continue with Red Seas and Middlesex (I read one chapter last night and made a happy sigh, this book is really good).
I hope y'all had good readathon (I know you did!) and have a nice week!