Bout of Books 14 Progress Check

Hello, fellow readers! Welcome to my Bout of Books 14 progress check. I'll be the first to admit, I haven't been doing the best job reading this week, even though that's the point of participating in the readathon. Even though I haven't had that much work, I keep finding something else that needs to be done or captures my attention. So reading wise, I don't have too much to report.

Fudoki / Kij Johnson / read the last 114 pages
To Kill a Mockingbird / Harper Lee / as of 8:30 p.m., read up through page 185
Total Page Count So Far = 299 pages

I'm starting to wonder if To Kill a Mockingbird was a bad choice for a readathon, because I have been reading it in shorter spurts than I normally read, say, more contemporary novels. But I just kept thinking about it and I highly doubt I'd be able to focus on anything else. Just because I like being a tease, I won't say how I'm enjoying it so far. That'll have to wait for my readathon wrap up.

I've also participated in some of the challenges, though I honestly haven't done much better than in my reading. I missed the challenges for days 2 and 3, but enjoyed doing the day 1 and 4 challenges quite a bit!


Day 1 - Fictional World Travel
1. Northanger Abbey / Jane Austen / England
2. Things Fall Apart / Chinua Achebe / Nigeria
3. A Book of Common Prayer / Joan Didion / fictional "Boca Grande" in South America
4. The Girl Who Played with Fire / Stieg Larsson / Sweden & Eastern Europe
5. The Yellow Birds / Kevin Powers / Iraq
6. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet / David Mitchell / Japan

Day 4 - Four Seasons Book Covers
Winter / Ranger's Apprentice Book 3: The Icebound Land / John Flanagan
Spring / The Awakening / Kate Chopin
Summer / The Island of the Blue Dolphins / Scott O'Dell
Fall / The Hobbit / J.R.R. Tolkien

And that's all I've got to share, folks! I will, of course, be sharing a wrap up video some time next week. Until then, what have you been reading?

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