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Bout of Books Update

I have been reading and/or listening to an audiobook everyday this week.  Which is huge for me lately., I can’t remember the last time that happened.  It was probably in June but it may have been the first week in July.  I certainly seem to have been in a slump since then.  I’m really hoping I can maintain that momentum now I have it back and I’m planning to start writing a weekly reading down my TBR pile post again.  That will start on Monday with a wrap up of the rest of Bout of Books.  The weekly post may move to Wednesday though as I’m also thinking of resurrecting my Self Care Sunday posts., I haven’t quite decided yet.

At the moment it looks as though I probably won’t reach the goals I talked about in my earlier post but that’s OK.  I’m just glad to be reading regularly again.  And with the three days remaining of Bout of Books containing two days with very little to do and one day with a long train journey it’s still possible I may meet my 4 book goal. Watch this space.

I finished listening to the audiobook of The Humans by Matt Haig this morning.  I loved it.  It was one of those rare books where I was loving the audiobook but also sort of wishing I was reading the paperback because I was loving it so much and I really wanted to know what happened next.  Reading a book is much quicker than listening to it!

And I’ve read the Official Souvenir Guide Book for Buckingham Palace (sounvenir is a word I always find hard to spell)- I bought it when I went to visit last year and never read it. As I’m about to go back (you can return within one year for free) I thought I should read it otherwise what was the point in buying it?  I found it a really interesting read actually, I’d forgotten how much I enjoy occasionally reading about history.  I was always really interested in history at school.  It was quite indepth for 70 pages too.

Other than that I’ve read a small amount of Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.  I like it so far and expect to enjoy it – I’ve enjoyed her other books although they are definitely meaty books that make you think rather than escapist reading.  Which is why I’ve only read a small amount, it’s a slow read.

One Comment

  • Fran Macilvey

    Some great ideas here, Emma! I haven’t been reading over the summer either – it’s Summer, after all – and I’m glad to be reading a bit more. Definitely looking for escapism, at the moment! xxx 😀

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