Bout of Books 21 Wrap Up

Bout of Books

Bout of Books 21 ended last night. It was my fourteenth Bout of Books and I’ve got the next one marked on my calendar the week of May 14th-20th.

Once again I had a great time having a reason to say ‘nope, it’s Bout of Books and I’m going to read instead”.

I had a great reading week. The main reason I like Bout of Books is that it’s a low-pressure readathon. I never feel like I need to stop doing everything else to just read but I am encouraged to maximize and make more time for reading than I normally do. Obviously I worked full time all week so that limited my reading time but I managed to get a lot of reading hours in.

I managed to make some changes to my daily routine that I’d like to make regular habits. I traded my bus/train ride twitter and phone game time for reading. I also made sure to stay away from the phone apps and read on my lunch break.

I don’t track pages read but I do track time spent reading and listening to audiobooks. Last Bout of Books I read for 22 hours and 20 minutes. I always go into Bout of Books thinking that if I could read for more than 20 hours during the week I’d call it a success. .

For this Bout of Books I ended up with 22 hours and 35 minutes of reading so Yay Me! I was within a couple of minutes of having the same amount of both listening and reading.

Bout of Books 21

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This is what I read this week.
On Audio:
I finished listening to The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith narrated by Robert Glenister.

I listened to Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds narrated by the author.

I listened to almost 6 hours of Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright.

In print

I finished reading Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard.

I read all of:
The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie.
Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor
Fables Vol. 18: Cubs in Toyland by Bill Willingham

I also started a reread of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. I’m reading the gorgeous illustrated edition with art by Jim Kay.

All in all a great week of reading. Now I have a pile of reviews to write!

If you participated in this week’s Bout of Books I hope you had a great week of reading. If you didn’t participate you should consider joining me and all the other participants in May.