Bout of Books 14 Day 4 has come and gone and I didn’t get much reading in. It was a cloudy day. The rain tempted to fall in hard, relentless sheets, but all it did was drizzle a few drops while thick clouds rolled across the sky, blocking the sun, and the big guy who lives in the heavens rearranged his furniture causing deep rumbling that made me quiver in anticipation.
Nothing came and I was melancholy all day. Just glum and listless. I spent most of my time standing around wondering what I should do and feeling horrible that I’m doing nothing and going nowhere. Then I looked at the clock. It’s 4 p.m. The day had just started but quickly it’s done and it’s already nearly tomorrow. Thursday, August 21, 2015: the quickest day I’ve lived all year.
Thursday, Day 4 progress
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It’s the Harry Potter Book Tag!! Guess who’s happy? 😀
So there I was reading through blog posts one day when I found this tag on Summer’s blog. Her answers were hilarious and I delighted in reading them. I began to think to myself “Gosh, this would be a great tag to do” when I got to the end and realized that Summer tagged me to do it. Ahh!! This crazy Harry Potter fan was overjoyed (and silly for not checking her notifications feed). Thanks for the tag, Summer! Let’s get to it.
Uhh, hmm…umm…I think it’s a tie…
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Day 3 of the Bout of Books 14 read-a-thon is done and I finally understand the name of the event. Haha, yea, I’m slow. I was saying to myself that “Bout of Books” is an odd name. What do they mean by bout and why does the girl in the picture have a pencil in her mouth and a beret-like cap on her head. Is she an artist? It makes no sense. But then it clicked.
The girl has an ice pack on her head and is checking her temperature, and bout refers to her being ill. Haha, I laughed, embarrassed. I’m so slow.
Wednesday, Day 3 progress
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“People create stories create people; or rather stories create people create stories.”
—Chinua Achebe, a Nigerian author who died on March 21, 2013. Achebe wrote several novels, including the popular Things Fall Apart.
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Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme created by GingerReadsLainey. For more information on this meme, visit the Goodreads group. This week’s topic:
Tropes you hate
I wouldn’t say that I hate these. I’m just tired of them and whenever I encounter one, I get annoyed.
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It’s the end of the second day of Bout of Books 14 and, as predicted, it went well. I got a lot reading and travelling done, which proves that if I want to focus on a book, I should travel somewhere. I just love reading in vehicles.
Tuesday, Day 2 progress
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“Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.”
—Cyril Connolly, an English literary critic and writer. He has written several books, including The Unquiet Grave: A Word Cycle by Palinurus and Enemies of Promise.
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Bout of Books 14 has officially begun. I doubt I’ll get through all the material I’ve selected to read but I’ll have fun trying. I’d like to say I started this read-a-thon with a bang, but I didn’t. It’s so hard to tear myself away from the internet and the TV, when the internet is unavailable. But once I settled down to read, I was golden, as long as I didn’t hear any notices from my Ipad or phone. It’s so hard to stay focused when reading at home. Maybe tomorrow will be better.
Monday, Day 1 progress
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I really wanted these so I got them. Well, except the magazine. That was an impulse buy. Totally on a book-buying ban now. Yes, yes. A ban. A ban is good.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith
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