Monday, 22 August 2016

BOUT OF BOOKS 17 | Day 1

Running from Monday 22nd to Sunday 28th, Bout of Books is a week long readathon full of bookish challenges, chat and most importantly, reading. Read, read, read! This is my second time participating in Bout of Books, and this year I decided to update on my progress with mini wrap up posts at the end of each day.

I kicked off my reading bright and early in the morning with a cup of tea and fresh unread book. Throughout the day I managed to squeeze in snippets of reading here and there, but my two main solid chunks of reading were at the start and end of my day.

TOTAL HOURS READING (APPROX) | 3 hours 30 minutes

I've been enjoying my reading so far, and whilst I definitely want to get as much reading done as possible during the readathon, I do want to keep it fun and not feel like a chore. I could have read for more than three and half hours, but after sharing this post I'm choosing to watch an episode of Gilmore Girls, not continue reading when perhaps I should. I definitely think there is such a thing as over reading.

So far I'm enjoying the book I have chosen to start Bout of Books with, and feel confident that I will likely have completed it by the end of day tomorrow. It isn't my favourite Lisa Genova book, but as with all her other titles, it's proving to be a gripping read!

I hope the first day of Bout of Books has been successful for you!


  1. Great job for day one! That's a perfect amount of reading, so as not to get burnt out too quickly. I'm glad you're enjoying the book. Happy reading today!

    1. Thanks, Brandie. I hope Bout of Books is going well for you, and that you're enjoying all your reading!


  2. Inside the O'Briens is good because it is a Lisa Genova BUT as you said not her best, it has been my least favourite so far but I'm glad I read it.

    Gilmore Girls sounds fun.

    1. I feel like I warmed to the story as I read with Inside the O'Briens... I'm hoping to do a review in the next coming days. We'll see if I can fit it in with all this readathon reading. Haha!


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