Books Books Books

It's Monday! What Are You ReadingI’m going to resurrect my Reading Down My TBR Pile posts this year and post an update each Monday about what I’ve been reading.  And linking those to the It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? linky over at The Book Date But that’s going to have to start next Monday because I’ve yet to finish a book this year.

And I’m not sure what I read last week, it was mostly stuff online. I think I finished Coming Home for Christmas by Patricia Scanlan early last week. It was OK but didn’t blow me away. I enjoyed other books of hers much more.  I do wonder if Christmas books aren’t really for me as a genre but maybe I just read too many of them in a short time.

At the moment I’m still listening to the audiobook of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.  Previously that’s been my favourite of the books but frankly it’s dragging a little at the moment.  I still like it though – and Stephen Fry is a brilliant narrator.

And I’m reading Before The Chalet School: Bettanys on the Home Front by Helen Barber.  That was the last book I bought before my January book buying ban as I luckily found out about it on New Years Eve (I’d have been had pressed to resist otherwise) and it came yesterday.  I love Chalet School books and this one showing the school founder and her family as teens/children is really good. I’m trying to read it slowly and savour it but it’s too good so that’s difficult.

BoB15-200x200I’ll probably have a lot to write about next Monday (or I hope too) because I’m planning to take part in Bout of Books 15 this week.

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 4th and runs through Sunday, January 10th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 15 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. 

I thought about writing something about what I plan to read this week for the readathon. But having thought about it I think I prefer a goal of listening to Harry Potter for at least an hour a day and trying to read either an ebook or a physical book for an hour a day.  Both doable and both should give me a really good start on my reading for the year.  I’d really like to finish Order of the Phoenix and move on to Half Blood Prince this week but I suspect there’s too long in the book left for that to be achieveable.


9 thoughts on “Books Books Books”

  1. I keep reading these “reading challenge” posts and a few thoughts flit through my head – like, “Would you like a free eBook in exchange for a review?” LOL And “I should do this,” because although I read a lot, I’m kind of out of the habit of doing it REGULARLY. It’s more like binge reading. I should set some reading goals, instead of treating my bookshelf like Amazon Prime (or do I have that backwards?)

  2. I love the idea of having reading posts and book reviews. One of my goals for 2016 is to read 16 books! I will probably be inspired by what you’re reading! 🙂

  3. Yikes…why is the universe directing me to blog posts about reading challenges? Perhaps I am blogging too much and not reading enough books. Now you have me visiting the Bout of Books site.

  4. I have decided to get back into my reading list as well. I am almost done with first book of the year! I forgot how much I enjoy the me time of reading a book!

  5. Glad you joined Bout of Books! The 5th Harry Potter always takes me forever to reread/relisten to and I am finally on Half-Blood Prince now. I think I just dread the end of the 5th one and all the heartbreak. The ones I listen to are narrated by Jim Dale.

  6. I actually decided to get back into blogging about books I read. I did this consistently a few years ago but stopped and the amount I read decreased. To get myself started I spent a couple of hours at the local library to browse the stacks. I am also looking through the stack of books I purchased to read to select a few books. I’ll also have to seek out a book club for motivation. It is true what they say a book can transport you to new place….Keep on reading.

    Praying Your Success,

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