I’m usually not someone who dislikes Mondays, but today is starting off a bit rough. Insomnia kicked in last night and I didn’t get much sleep. One of the best things about today is that it’s the first day of the Bout of Books read-a-thon, a week-long reading event where participants read as much or as little as they want.
I don’t often participate in this event, but I haven’t finished a book since Dewey’s Read-a-thon. It’s time for me to get my butt into gear and read instead of playing Candy Crush Saga.
I plan on picking my reading pile as I go, but three books that I definitely plan on getting to this week are:
March Book Two by John Lewis and Nate Powell (Thanks for the reminder, Sarah!)
Rat Queens Vol. 2 by Kurtis I. Wiebe
No Matter the Wreckage: Poems by Sarah Kay (A leftover from Dewey’s read-a-thon)
My goal is to read for at least one hour every day and to stay offline when I can. We’ll see how it goes.
Are you participating in Bout of Books 13? Do you have any tips for a newbie like me?
It’s only 6 p.m., but I’m going to write an update now because I’m exhausted!
Read: Rat Queens Vol. 2, “The Six Swans” and “The Almond Tree” by the Brothers Grimm.
Thoughts: The short stories were creepy and Rat Queens was pretty good.
Pages read: 143
Allergies have been kicking our asses over here, so the only reading I was able to get done was children’s books with my youngest, Avram. My poor baby boy. He’s absolutely miserable, but it seems like reading to him calms him somewhat. That and Benadryl. We read:
- Blue on Blue by Dianne White
- The Bear’s Sea Escape by Benjamin Chaud
- The Iridescence of Birds: A Book about Henri Matisse by Patricia MacLachlan
- The Backwards Birthday Party by Tom Chapin
- In Mary’s Garden by Tina Kugler
Blue on Blue and The Backwards Birthday Party were our favorites.
Next up: I’m not sure. We left the house briefly to go to the library and returned with a ton of books, including YA and anime for my daughter and graphic novels and picture books for the rest of us.
How are you guys doing? Read anything interesting?