Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Bout of Books 20 Updates

I'll keep all my updates in this one post.  Once again, I will try for 1000 pages!

Monday (Day 1)
Books finished/in progress:
     Commonwealth by Ann Patchett – Last 44 pgs (Finished)
     As You Like It by William Shakespeare – 37 pgs
Pages read today:  81

Tuesday (Day 2)   
Books finished/in progress:
    Giant of the Senate by Al Franken - Last 76 pgs (Finished)
    A Mind to Murder by P.D. James - 24 pgs
    As You Like It - 6 pgs
Pages read today:  106

Wednesday (Day 3)
Books finished/in progress:
   As You Like It - Last 61 pgs (Finished)
   A Mind to Murder - 20 pgs 
   Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder - 54 pgs
Pages read today:  135

Thursday (Day 4)
Books finished/in progress:
   A Mind to Murder - 14 pgs 
   Sophie's World - 43 pgs
   My Life in France by Julia Child - 22 pgs
Pages read today:  79

Running total: 401 pgs. My 1000-page goal may be creeping away :(

Friday (Day 5)
   A Mind to Murder - 26 pgs (audiobook while I walk the dog)
   Sophie's World - 68 pgs
   My Life in France - 24 pgs
Pages read today:  118

Saturday (Day 6)
   A Mind to Murder - 22 pgs
   Sophie's World - 34 pgs
   My Life in France - 21 pgs
Pages read today:  77

Sunday (Day 7)
   A Mind to Murder - 34 pgs (finished)
   Sophie's World - 184 pgs
   My Life in France - 23 pgs
Pages read today:  241 

Total pages:  841   - Didn't reach my goal yet again, but it was fun trying!  Maybe I'll get there in Bout of Books 21...


Monday, August 21, 2017

Bout of Books 20

I have been travelling, so am a little late signing up for Bout of Books. I'm giving it a go!  Here is the official info:

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 21st and runs through Sunday, August 27th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 20 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team


Saturday, July 22, 2017

24in48 Updates

Saturday

I finished my first book (already in progress):  The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. Also listened to a little of Three Junes. 

Currently, I am at: 3 hr 13 min  Now, I will be busy most of the evening. Not stellar progress, but I should be able to do much better tomorrow.

Sunday

Finished Conversations With Myself (already in progress), and read parts of Three Junes, Ill Will, and Giant of the Senate.

Final stats

9 hr 1 min reading, 1 hr 51 min audio = 10 hr 52 min, 550 pages

Not bad. I think I'll shoot for 15 hours next time!

24in48 Intro Survey

  1. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend? Utah
  2. Have you done the 24in48 readathon before? Yes, this is my 2nd one!
  3. Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first?
  4. What book are you most excited about reading this weekend? Can't pick just one. I'm currently in the middle of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks, and it's fascinating.
  5. Tell us something about yourself. Love books (obviously), travel, music, mountains, sports, my two grown daughters, husband, and dog!
  6. Remind us where to find you online this weekend. Litsy @readerann and https://blogbysherryann.blogspot.com

Thursday, July 20, 2017

24in48 Reading Stack!

O.K, here it is.  I pulled together ten books that I want to read in the coming weeks (four of them are already in progress). Since I can be a mood reader, I like lots of variety for Readathons.


Death of a Glutton by M.C. Beaton
Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks (in progress)
Three Junes by Julia Glass (in progress), also on audio
Conversations with Myself by Nelson Mandela (in progress)
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Giant of the Senate by Al Franken
Ill Will by Don Chaon (in progress)
On Kindle: A Mind to Murder by P.D. James, also on audio
                  The Doomsday Book by Connie Willis

I do have some other things to do this weekend, but I will fit in as much reading as possible. Good luck, all!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

It's almost time for the 24in48 Readathon!

This was so much fun last time that I can't resist joining in again.  It's the weekend of July 22/23.  I won't be able to devote the whole weekend to reading (darn it), but should be able to get several hours in.  I have no idea what I'll be reading yet, so I'll post my plan next week.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Bout of Books 19 Updates

I will keep my daily updates in this one post.  My goal will be the same as last time - to read 1000 pages.  Last time, I was short by 10 pages!

Monday (Day 1)
Books finished/in progress:
     Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde – 34 pgs
     The Narrows  by Michael Connelly – 15 pgs
Pages read today:  49

Tuesday (Day 2)
     Something Rotten - 56 pgs
     The Narrows - 77 pgs
Pages read today:  133

Wednesday (Day 3)
     Something Rotten - 76 pgs
     The Narrows - 5 pgs
Pages read today:  81

Thursday (Day 4)
     Something Rotten - Last 87 pgs (Finished)
     The Narrows - 5 pgs
     Across That Bridge by John Lewis - 26 pgs
Pages read today:  118

Friday (Day 5)
     Across That Bridge - Last 58 pgs (Finished)
     The Narrows - 40 pgs
Pages read today:  98

Saturday (Day 6)
     The Narrows - 128 pgs
     Mink River by Brian Doyle - 38 pgs
Pages read today:  166

Sunday (Day 7)
     The Narrows - Last 149 pgs (Finished)
     Mink River - 54 pgs
     The Crossover by Kwame Alexander - 31 pgs
Pages read today:  234

Total pages for Bout of Books 19:  879

Aaah, so close to 1000 pages once again.  Hopefully, next time I'll make it!  I finished 3 books, and started 2 others.