Bout of Books: Base Camp

Bout of Books 10Bout of Books 10 Read-a-Thon has begun!  I’m going to leave this post stickied for the duration of the event so as to have a staging ground from which to work and a place to track my progress.   I’ll update this post at the end of each day with both daily and cumulative reading reports.

I don’t think I’m going to log a hard count of minutes/hours spent reading but will just be tracking pages read.  I find that less stressful and more productive.

 

 

 

Books to read:

  1. Chess Story/The Royal Game by Stefan Zweig
  2. Ru by Kim Thúy
  3. A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes
  4. Howl’s Moving Castle bt Diana Wynne Jones
  5. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson (This wasn’t originally on my list, but I picked it up and then couldn’t put it down!)
  6. (in progress at start of BoB)  Map of Dreams by M. Rickert (short story collection)
  7. Deal Me In challenge story of the week:   “The Truth of Fact, the Truth of Feeling” by Ted Chiang (I won’t be writing/posting a review until Monday, as I want to focus my book time on reading for the duration of the read-a-thon.)

 

 Cumulative Progress:

Total pages read:  540
Total books finished:  4  (Ru by Kim Thúy, We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson, Chess Story by Stefan Zweig, + one long story/novelette “The Truth of Fact, the Truth of Feeling” by Ted Chiang)
Books in Progress:  Map of Dreams, A High Wind in Jamaica

 

 Daily Updates:

Monday:

Number of pages read today:  100 (71 pages in Ru + 29 pages in Map of Dreams)
Books finished today:  0
Books in progress at end of day:  Ru, Map of Dreams
Challenges:  If You Like X, Try Y @ The Book Barbies

Tuesday:

Number of pages read today:  82 (70 pages in Ru + 12 pages in Chess Story)
Books finished today:  
Books in progress at end of day:  Chess Story, Map of Dreams
Challenges:  none

Wednesday:

Number of pages read today:  49 (39 pages in We Have Always Lived in the Castle + 10 pages in Map of Dreams)
Books finished today:  0
Books in progress at end of day:  Chess Story, Map of Dreams, We Have Always Lived in the Castle
Challenges:  none

Thursday:

Number of pages read today:  174 (174 pages in We Have Always Lived in the Castle )
Books finished today:  1
Books in progress at end of day:  Chess Story, Map of Dreams
Challenges:  Spell It Out @ Kimberly Faye Reads

Friday:

Number of pages read today:  0  
Books finished today:  0
Books in progress at end of  day:  Chess Story, Map of Dreams
Challenges:  none

Saturday:

Number of pages read today:  72
Books finished today:  1
Books in progress at end of day:  Map of Dreams
Challenges:  none

Sunday:

Number of pages read today:  63
Books finished today:  1  (“The Truth of Fact, the Truth of Feeling” by Ted Chiang – This is 34 full pages in PDF form, so a novelette…probably a novella if it were in book form.  I’m counting it.)
Books in progress at end of day:  Map of Dreams, A High Wind in Jamaica
Challenges:  none

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