Last week I participated in Bout of Books 6.0, hosted by Amanda@On a Book Bender. It was so low-key that I thought for sure I would make all of my read-a-thon goals. As the week wore on I fell a little behind, but I was confident that I could cram in a bunch of reading over the weekend. It was a solid plan. But then this happened:
Right before Christmas I lost my 9-year-old pup pal to cancer. It was sad to see her go and I miss her terribly but I soon realized that my house was too quiet without a dog. So over the weekend I paid a visit to The Cleveland Animal Protective League. That is where I met this guy (it is also where I got my previous dog. Great place!). His name is Kevin and he is an eighteen month old Chow/Retriever mix. He is sweet and friendly and a lot of work. The poor guys seems to be quite skittish. He totally cut into my weekend reading time! Despite the furry disruption, I managed quite well with my goals. Here is a quick recap:
Number of Books Finished: 3.25
Okay for Now by Gary Schmidt, How to Lead a Life of Crime by Kirsten Miller, and Eleven on Top by Janet Evanovich. I am about 25% of the way through The Emperor of Nihon-Ja by John Flanagan.
Minutes Listened: 215 (3.6 hours!) When She Woke by Hillary Jordan (so good!)
Pages Read: 857
Challenges completed: 2
Reviews written: 1, The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson
I had hoped to finish 5 books and participate in 3 challenges, but I came pretty close. I am looking forward to the next one.
Okay for Now was a reread-still love it. Eleven on Top is part of my ongoing mission to catch up with Stephanie Plum. How to Lead a Life of Crime was an ARC and a review will be out soon. It was dark, disturbing, and totally compelling.
I am loving When She Woke!
I am savoring my beloved Ranger’s Apprentice book, lolly-gagging my way through the final Little Lady book, and I just started an ARC of Revenge. What a great title!
Up next: To be perfectly honest, I have no clue and I am ok with that. Stay tuned!