Monday, January 13, 2014

Bout of Books - Wrap up

I read most of Cartwheel on Sunday (it took about 5 hours) 

Goals Met
  • Finish the 2nd book of The Once and Future King
  • Finish the audiobook I have been listening to in the car (W is for Wasted).
  • Check out the challenges each day and complete any that I have both time and inspiration for.
    I checked out the challenges every day and completed several. The Double Date challenge was my favorite.
  • Read as many novels of 'high literary merit' published in English in 2013 as I can during the week. If I start a book from this pile and it doesn't seem like a potential short-list title I will abandon it and move on to the next book.
    I read 2 (almost 3) of these books from my pile and decided that 5 others were not ones I thought were viable options for this award so they went back to the library unfinished. 
  • Post an update each day with my progress for the day before.
Goals Not Met
  • Participate in at least one of the twitter chats.
    I didn't manage to make it to any of the twitter chats. 
Books Finished this Week
  • The Secret Life of Baked Goods by Jessie Oleson (was about half way through at start of BoB)
  • W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton (audiobook, had about 3 discs left at start of BoB)
  • Odds Against Tomorrow by Nathaniel Rich (304 pages)
  • Book 2 of The Once and Future King by T. H. White (100 pages)
  • Night Film by Marisha Pessl (602 pages)


  1. You finished so many books! I tried participating in Twitter chat last time in spring, but discovered that maybe I'm too old for that... Everything went by so fast I couldn't keep up :)) But it seems most people enjoy them very much!

    I'm glad you had a successful readathon!

    1. I had that same trouble with the first twitter chat I did (I hadn't considered my advanced age as the problem, but you could be on to something there). I found that following the chat on twubs (stupid name, good site) helped a lot.

    2. Okay, I had no idea that helpful sites such as this exist! That will definitely make it easier to participate in chats - I'll remember it for the next time. Thanks :)


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