I’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.
I’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.