BOUT OF BOOKS 33
Day 1 Recap
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The Bout of Books readathon is organized
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It’s a weeklong readathon that begins Monday, January 3rd
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Here is what I read on DAY 1:
- The Three-Body Problem, by Cixin Liu (library winter challenge) = 23 pages
- Dictionnaire amoureux du polar, by Pierre Lemaitre = 8 pages
- Wabi Sabi, by Beth Kempton = 11 pages
- Agatha Christie’s Poirot, by Mark Aldridge = 9 pages
- A Brush With Birds, by Richard Weatherly = 10 pages
- Œuvres complètes de Paul Valéry, volume 1 = 12 pages
- Les Chemins du cœur, by Placide Deseille = 8 pages
- Audiobook: Gravé dans le sable, by Michel Bussi = 1 hour = 59 pages
Total for Day 1: 140 pages
TOTAL so far: 140/455 pages
Very happy with this first day. I will probably not be able t read much on Thursday, so it’s good to start the week strong.
I did the Instagram challenge: what I am reading
The January Bout of Books is definitely a challenge for me, as I’m having my Orthodox Christmas right in it (on January 7), so with more time spent in Church, so less time for evening reads.
So I’ll set my goal as 65 pages/day, that is, a total of 455 pages only.
Here are the books I plan to read from. Some I am currently reading
- The Three-Body Problem, by Cixin Liu (library winter challenge)
- Red is my Heart, by Antoine Laurain
- Dictionnaire amoureux du polar, by Pierre Lemaitre
- Wabi Sabi, by Beth Kempton
- Agatha Christie’s Poirot, by Mark Aldridge
- A Brush With Birds, by Richard Weatherly
- Œuvres complètes de Paul Valéry, volume 1
- Les Chemins du cœur, by Placide Deseille
- The Wild Geese, by Ogai Mori (Japanese Literature Challenge)
- Audiobook: Gravé dans le sable, by Michel Bussi
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