Bout of Books 13 Updates

Monday 11th of May

Pages read: 150/100
Hours listened: 10 min 6 sec
Books finished today: 1
Audiobooks finished today: 0
 

Total audiobooks finished: 0
Total books finished: 1
 

Thoughts: I'm actually kinda surprised I managed to read that much! I had a very busy day and I was kinda tired in the evening and still I did it! I even read the 2 chapters of Clash of Kings like I was supposed to :)

Bookish Survey Challenge:

1. I organize my shelves by separating my read – to be read books :)
2. Probably The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas.
3. Kinda boring but actually the one above :D
4. I don't know which I'm most exited about.. The short ones probably..
5. What book I recommend most? Well obviously if you haven't read Potters it would be them :)

 

Tuesday 12th of May

Pages read: 53/100
Hours listened: 25 min 19 sec
Books finished today: 0
Audiobooks finished today: 0


Total Audiobooks finished: 0
Total books finished: 1
 

Thoughts: This day went super quick and I have no idea what I actually DID. At least it wasn't that much reading :D

Character Face Off -Challenge:

Professor Severus Snape:
- Who: Potions master from Harry Potter books
- Pros: wise, loyal, brave, hot
- Cons: secretive, unpolite, dark arts

Edmond Dantes:
- Who: The wronged lover from The Count of Monte Cristo
- Pros: sharp, brilliant, determined
- Cons: thinks maybe too much of himself, jealous

WINNER: Prof. Severus Snape

You just can't have a better lover or more loyal friend than he is. Also very brave, is willing to risk himself for a thing he thinks important. He's sly and knows when to be on the right side. Speaks his mind and is an excellent teacher. He also belongs to Slytherin and shows the world the better side of a Slytherin in general. Not all are evil and not all is black and white.

 

Wednesday 13th of May

Pages read: 68/100
Hours listened: 3 hours
Books finished today: 0
Audiobooks finished today: 0

Total audiobooks finished: 0
Total books finished: 1

Thoughts: Today was another busy day but I did get a decent amount of reading done and a really nice amount of listening done as well.

Challenge: It was a haiku challenge and I have no idea how to do haiku so I'll pass.

 

Thursday 14th of May

Pages read:212/100
Hours listened: 2 hours 18min
Books finished today: 1
Audiobooks finished today: 0

Total audiobooks finished: 0
Total books finished: 2

Thoughts: I'm proud of the amount of reading I managed to do today. I also notice that I have not said so, but I have also read the 2 chapters of Clash of Kings every day!

Modern to Classic -Challenge:

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is going to be a classic in 100 years. Simply because it's so popular now and I believe it will be passed on to children and their children.. The story is the second reason: there simply isn't a magical book series better done and more engaging as Harry Potters are.

 

Friday 15th of May

Pages read: 26
Hours listened: 0
Books finished today: 0
Audiobooks finished today: 0

Total audiobooks finished: 0
Total books finished: 2

Thoughts: This day was really busy for me so I didn't get that much reading done. I had to get ready for a funeral.

Challenge: I didn't have the time to participate :(

 

Saturday 16th of May

Pages read: 0
Hours listened: 0
Books finished today: 0
Audiobooks finished today: 0

Total audiobooks finished: 0
Total books finished: 2

Thoughts: This was the day of the funeral so no reading done for me.

Challenge: -

 

Sunday 17th of May

Pages read: 0
Hours listened: 3 hours 14min
Books finished today: 0
Audiobooks finished today: 1

Total audiobooks finished: 1
Total books finished: 2

Thoughts: I was way too tired to read today so I listened to an audiobook instead.

 

Wrap-Up

Total pages read: 509
Total hours listened: 9 hours 12min
Total books finished: 2 (Deep Trouble by R. L. Stine and Minecraft Redstone Handbook by Nick Farwell)
Total audiobooks finished: 1 (The Rape of Nanking by Iris Chang)
Total challenges participated: 3

Thoughts: I had a bunch of goals but unsurprisingly I didn't manage to complete them all. Life happened :)

Goals I managed to complete:
- I participated in some of the challenges
- I definitely had fun
- I read Deep Trouble
- I also read Minecraft Redstone Handbook
- I did finish The Rape of Nanking audiobook
- I also started a Haruki Murakami audiobook (The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle)

Goals I almost completed:
- Read 2 chapters of Clash of Kings/day
- Read Tilastotieteen Perusteet (for school)

Goals I didn't manage to complete:
- Read 100 pages/day
- Read Dead as a Doornail
- Read Raising Unicorns
- Read 2 stories of my Sherlock Holmes collection
- Read Fever 1793
- Read Paper Towns
 

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One comment to Bout of Books 13 Updates

  • becksawalton  says:

    Thanks for participating in the modern to classic challenge! I think you are onto something with the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pick – considering that the first book is being taught as literature in schools, this whole series is going to be considered classic, I have no doubt!

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