Bout of Books 9.0: Progress Report – Day 1

Bout of Books Read-a-ThonAs day 1 of Bout of Books 9.0 has wound down, it’s time to report my progress for Monday, Day 1.  I didn’t get as much read as I wanted to, and I forgot I still had a bit to read in my last book from the Classics Club Readathon this past weekend, but the good news/tradeoff is that Day 2/Tuesday won’t be as frenzied a day as I expected, so I’ll have more reading time today.

Monday – Bout of Books Day 1:

  • Books with progress:  Rite of Passage by Alexei Panshin, Speech Sounds by Octavia Butler
  • Pages read today:  85 (72 in RoP, 13 for the story)
  • Total pages read during event:  85
  • Books finished today:  2 (1 novel plus a story)
  • Total books finished during event:  2

I should have my review of Speech Sounds (for the Deal Me In short story challenge) up today.  I’m working on my review of Rite of Passage, (The Classics Club, The 2014 TBR Pile Challenge, Vintage Science Fiction Month) and it should be ready in a day or two.

On my reading agenda for today, Tuesday, BoB Day 2:  I want to finish Seven Japanese Tales, read a few pages in Mrs. Dalloway and a section or three in The Pillow Book. I may also dip back in to Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons so I can stay on top of my book group discussion, which is just starting up.  Then I’ll probably crack open Range of Ghosts by Elizabeth Bear.  I really wish I could focus on just one book at a time right now, but January turned out to be a big month for group reads, so I need to nibble at each of them pretty much simultaneously.  Luckily, they are all different enough that I’m not likely to get mixed up.

I hope you all are enjoying your reading this week, whether or not you’re playing along in Bout of Books!



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