Bout of Books Day 6

Another quick update post for the Bout of Books 11 Read-a-thon, day 6 is here and since yesterday I’ve done nothing more than enjoy my visit to Liverpool. On reflection, perhaps this week wasn’t the best week in which to do a read-a-thon but a low-key, low-fuss read-a-thon like the Bout of Books is perfect because you can still fit reading in around your commitments for the week – not that visiting some lovely people is exactly a ‘commitment’ or an ‘obligation’. In either case, it’s definitely made me remember how much I love books/reading which is a win, really, in any case.


Updates:

4pm – spent a lovely morning/afternoon in Liverpool, visiting Liz, BBQ tonight with university friends here so maybe I should get a bit of reading done in the lovely afternoon sun whilst chilling at Liz’s house. I accidentally on purpose bought three books in Oxfam book shop – Bill Bryson’s Shakespeare, Dave Boling’s Guernica, and Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms. Ooops? Except not really, since I did restrain myself from buying about four different Penguin Clothbounds in Waterstones (and I could’ve bought practically every Penguin edition I could get my hands on) so I think that’s a suitable level of restraint, right?

10:30pm – after a brilliant BBQ (courtesy of Liz and her parents), I settled down to read The Shock of the Fall, curled up at the end of her living room to the sounds of Kisstory and The Hits – along with the occasional “oh tuuune” exclamation – which makes for interesting background noise to say the least. I have now, however, finished the book. I think I liked it, I’m not quite sure, I feel a little bit unsettled by it but I can’t deny it was a gripping story. Now, onwards? To Notes from an Exhibition methinks.


Challenges:

Spell It Out @ Kimberly Faye Reads

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Emma by Jane Austen
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
Mad World by Paul Byrne
Archangel by Robert Harris

(All books courtesy of Liz’s dad’s bookshelf, one hell of a collection!)

 

 


How’s everyone doing this week? Almost the home stretch and yet I still have a book to finish and another one to complete if I can say that I’ve vaguely ‘done’ this read-a-thon well enough for my own liking.

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One thought on “Bout of Books Day 6

  1. Lisa @ Captivated Reader 24/08/2014 / 22:00

    Sounds like you’re doing well with your reading goals!! Good luck finishing your last two books. I finished my reading goals last night. I’ve had fun with many of the challenges.

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