Bout of Books 33: Day 5 Recap

BOUT OF BOOKS 33

Day 5 Recap

Bout of Books 33
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I’m an Orthodox Christian, following the Julian Calendar (like at the time of first Christians), so we are 13 days later than the current civil (Gregorian) calendar. Hence today we finally celebrate the Nativity of Christ! Besides Divine Liturgy today (= the Orthodox Mass), we had a long prayer service yesterday evening.
Evening is basically the only time I have for reading, so I didn’t do much. Thankfully, I had chores to do around the house, which gave me a good chunk of audio time

Here is what I read on DAY 5:

  1. The Three-Body Problem, by Cixin Liu (library winter challenge) = 70 pages
  2. Audiobook: Les Fourmis, by Bernard Werber = 35 minutes = 20 pages

Total for Day 5:  90 pages
TOTAL so far:  570/455 pages

📚 I did the Instagram challenge: winter

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Here is what I read on DAY 4:

  1. The Three-Body Problem, by Cixin Liu (library winter challenge) = 29 pages
  2. Audiobook: Gravé dans le sable, by Michel Bussi = 44 minutes = 33 pages = FINISHED
  3. Audiobook: Les Fourmis, by Bernard Werber = 50 minutes = 28 pages

Total for Day 4:  90 pages
TOTAL so far:  480/455 pages

📚 I did the Instagram challenge: diversity reading

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Here is what I read on DAY 3:

  1. The Three-Body Problem, by Cixin Liu (library winter challenge) = 12 pages
  2. Red is my Heart, by Antoine Laurain = 40 pages = FINISHED
  3. Wabi Sabi, by Beth Kempton = 12 pages
  4. Agatha Christie’s Poirot, by Mark Aldridge = 14 pages
  5. A Brush With Birds, by Richard Weatherly = 13 pages
  6. Œuvres complètes de Paul Valéry, volume 1 = 11 pages
  7. Les Chemins du cœur, by Placide Deseille = 12 pages
  8. Audiobook: Gravé dans le sable, by Michel Bussi = 1H16 hour = 47 pages

Total for Day 3:  161 pages
TOTAL so far:  390/455 pages

Done with Red is my Heart, a unique book, with as much art as heart. My review is scheduled for January 17
📚 I did the Instagram challenge: favorite bookcover (of 2021)

When I calculated my audio time today, something didn’t seem right, and I realized I had miscalculated on Day 1. So I edited my page number for day 1 here below and total.

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Here is what I read on DAY 2:

  1. The Three-Body Problem, by Cixin Liu (library winter challenge) = 33 pages
  2. Red is my Heart, by Antoine Laurain = 26 pages
  3. Wabi Sabi, by Beth Kempton = 17 pages
  4. Agatha Christie’s Poirot, by Mark Aldridge = 17 pages
  5. A Brush With Birds, by Richard Weatherly = 10 pages
  6. Œuvres complètes de Paul Valéry, volume 1 = 11 pages
  7. Les Chemins du cœur, by Placide Deseille = 6 pages

Total for Day 2:   120 pages
TOTAL so far:  239/455 pages

Quite happy with the second day, even though I didn’t have any audio time!
I started Red is my Heart, a delightful book based on a heart break.
📚 I did the Instagram challenge: favorite book (of 2021)

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Here is what I read on DAY 1:

  1. The Three-Body Problem, by Cixin Liu (library winter challenge) = 23 pages
  2. Dictionnaire amoureux du polar, by Pierre Lemaitre = 8 pages
  3. Wabi Sabi, by Beth Kempton = 11 pages
  4. Agatha Christie’s Poirot, by Mark Aldridge = 9 pages
  5. A Brush With Birds, by Richard Weatherly = 10 pages
  6. Œuvres complètes de Paul Valéry, volume 1 = 12 pages
  7. Les Chemins du cœur, by Placide Deseille = 8 pages
  8. Audiobook: Gravé dans le sable, by Michel Bussi = 1 hour = 59 38 pages

Total for Day 1:  140 119 pages
TOTAL so far:  140 119 /455 pages

Very happy with this first day. I will probably not be able to read much on Thursday, so it’s good to start the week strong.
📚 I did the Instagram challenge: what I am reading

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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

  1. The Three-Body Problem, by Cixin Liu (library winter challenge)
  2. Red is my Heart, by Antoine Laurain = FINISHED
  3. Dictionnaire amoureux du polar, by Pierre Lemaitre
  4. Wabi Sabi, by Beth Kempton
  5. Agatha Christie’s Poirot, by Mark Aldridge
  6. A Brush With Birds, by Richard Weatherly
  7. Œuvres complètes de Paul Valéry, volume 1
  8. Les Chemins du cœur, by Placide Deseille
  9. The Wild Geese, by Ogai Mori (Japanese Literature Challenge)
  10.  Audiobook: Gravé dans le sable, by Michel Bussi = FINISHED
  11. Audiobook: Les Fourmis, by Bernard Werber

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