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Bout of Books 10 and Update Post


Bout of Books have officially started. I’m typing this on Sunday night since Mondays are always busy with meetings, homeschooling, and errands. Don’t worry, I’m taking my reads to the beach with me Monday afternoon since summer has pretty much hit Southern California. (I’m not bragging. I actually wish it was winter here.)

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I’m starting the read-a-thon off with two books that aren’t on my original list: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton and For Today I Am a Boy by Kim Fu. I also plan on using this post to update my progress as I go.

Enjoy your Monday!

What are you looking forward to reading/doing this week?

Monday’s Update

Monday was fantastic! I started and finished The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender. It was filled with beautiful writing and though I didn’t really get attached to any of the characters, it was still a nice book to read.

  • Books finished: 1
  • Pages read: 320

Now I just need to figure out what to read today (Tuesday). Any suggestions?

Tuesday’s Update

Tuesday was a total reading disaster. I couldn’t figure out what to read so I didn’t do any reading. Plus, this heat was so bad that all I wanted to do was sleep yesterday. Ugh.  Today (Wednesday) it’s suppose to be 98 degrees. I can’t hibernate since I have a ton of things to do. Today’s book will either be There is No Dog by Meg Rosoff (a reread) or The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld.

Day 3 Mini-Challenge

Today’s mini-challenge is from My Overstuffed Books. B.o.B. participates are to pair a book with something.

My pairing is The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton and probably French bread.  In the book, the main character’s grandmother owns the bakery in their small town and believes bread helps to heal almost anything. I love that idea.



20 thoughts on “Bout of Books 10 and Update Post”

  1. Books adn the beach go well together! Good choices to start off the week. My goal today is to finish the book I’m in the middle of. It’s just OK so there might be skimming,

  2. Annie has The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender out from the library right now. I have no clue what it’s about, but I am obsessively in love with its cover. Good luck! Hope you meet all your goals, and then some! 😀

  3. Hello,
    Great start so far! I’m from So Cal too! It’s gonna be 100 degrees today, so stay cool and happy reading!! 🙂

  4. Great job! I thought of you yesterday when I got Diane Muldrow’s Everything I need to know I learned from a little golden book from the library . Its comfort food in a book format!

  5. Great reading!
    This week I plan on reading the only John Green book I haven’t read yet, Paper Towns. I’m really excited about it!

  6. Sorry about the heat. I’ve got the Ava Lavender book in a pile and should get to it soon. I’m stalled near the beginning of We Were Liars which is also filled with beautiful and smart writing, but I’m not in the mood for an unreliable narrator. And, french bread? Everyone is making me so hungry today!

  7. Come visit me in Alaska. We are still in sweatshirts and jackets. I am begining to crave some beach time. I may have to travel to an island after my time here is done.

      1. I am in Alaska now. I love love love it. I feel very at home here and don’t miss the lower 48 or home at all right now. I’m working at a seasonal resort and will be here until end of September. Where I go after that is unknown at this point.

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