BOUT OF BOOKS 31
Day 2 recap
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Here is what I read on DAY 2:
- The Andromeda Strain = 85 pages
- La Disparition = 9 pages
Total for Day 2: 94 pages
TOTAL so far: 211/525 pages
Here is what I read on DAY 1:
- The Andromeda Strain = 52 pages
- Audiobook: The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories
= 52 minutes = 32 pages = FINISHED
- Audiobook: The Book of Zechariah = 33 minutes = 13 pages = FINISHED
- Audiobook: The Book of Malachi = 10 minutes = 4 pages = FINISHED
- Audiobook: The Book of Isaiah = 1H05 = 16 pages
Total for Day 1: 117 pages
TOTAL so far: 117/525 pages
📚 I did the Instagram challenge
Like for Bout of Books 31, I’m setting my goal at 525 pages, that is, 75 pages per day.
Here are the books I plan to read from. Some I’m currently reading.
- The Andromeda Strain, by Michael Crichton
- La Disparition, by Georges Perec
- People Like them, by Samira Sedira
- Psalm 118: Commentary by Theophan the Recluse
- Audiobook: The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories by Agatha Christie
- Audiobook: The Book of Zechariah (Bible) = FINISHED
- Audiobook: The Book of Malachi = FINISHED
- Audiobook: The Book of Isaiah
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Loved The Regatta Mystery! 😀
I was amazed by the story before last, “In a Glass Darkly”, which is not a detective story, so good!
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You say your goal is 75 pages a day – is that considerably more than the number you would normally read or about the same? If it’s more have you found it easy/difficult to fit more into your day?
Ah, good question! In 2020, my daily average was 55 per day (though for Bout of Books I also count what I listen to into pages). This week is event free in the evenings (the only times when I can read), so it should be easy to keep it up, but sometimes, life has its plans…
I had a feeling you were already reading a good amount. The difference between your normal average and the bout of books goal isn’t so great that it’s impossible but yes sometimes life does get in the way 😎
Hi Emma, what do you think of The Andromeda Strain so far?? I’m reading Vesper Flights atm & really enjoying it.
I’m loving it!! Totally devouring it!
Ah yes Vesper Flights was so good too
Thanks, Emma. Will try to find it at the library.
I’m also doing a buddy-read on it, check here: https://wordsandpeace.com/tag/the-andromeda-strain/
And check your email 😉