Wednesday, 9 May 2018

READING RECORD | Week 18


Reading record posts are a look back on the week that has been, with notes regarding what I've been reading and just general bookish goodness. 

MONDAY 30TH APRIL
Going into this week, knowing that I'm taking part in a readathon in the coming week (with its own separate TBR stack), I'm keen to finish off some books that have bookmarks lingering in them... I'm particularly keen to finish my main read of To The Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey, which I made some small progress in today. Less than 100 pages left.

TUESDAY 1ST MAY
Started the day with 15 pages, or so, of spring nature writing from the anthology I'm currently dipping in and out of.

Today I finished reading To The Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey - I've been reading this book for a good few weeks now, as regular readers will note, but that's because it is the kind of book I find to be best appreciated at a slower pace. To The Bright Edge of the World is an epistolary novel (told through documents) that has so much substance and depth to it, especially with diary entries included. A truly beautiful story. 

A quote I quite like, and have taken away from my reading experience, was found on page 402 of my copy... 
'It's humanity. We're complicated and messy and beautiful.'

WEDNESDAY 2ND MAY
Read one of the Charles Dickens ghost stories in the evening - a longer length one.

THURSDAY 3RD MAY
No reading completed today.

FRIDAY 4TH MAY
In the morning I read a further 35 pages of the Enid Blyton book I'm currently reading, and in the evening I read another of the ghost stories by Charles Dickens.

Before bed I decided to flick through my illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, just admiring the artwork and fighting the want to reread HP. After doing this, I then picked up, and read the first section of, The Making of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. I love behind the scenes books like this, and this was an absolute bargain, with my husband buying it for me from the supermarket a couple of weeks ago for just £1!

SATURDAY 5TH MAY
Made further progress in the collection of Charles Dickens ghost stories.

SUNDAY 6TH MAY
Ending the week, I've resigned myself to the fact that no other books with bookmarks in will be completed before the beginning of The Buzzword Readathon, and I'm okay with that. Today I did read about a few more UK train journeys in The 50 Greatest Train Journeys of the World.

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  1. Sounds like a good reading week. My day-by-day summary would be boring - I read one book start to finish and then start another! (though I do usually have an audio going, too).

    I love the Ivey quote - I need to read that novel since I am a big fan of The Snow Child!

    Hope you have another good reading week -

    Sue

    Book By Book

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    1. I'm such a mood reader that I find having various books on the go actually allows me to read more than when I used to read one at a time; a book for each mood. Haha. I don't usually have bookmarks in this many books all at the one time, but April seemed to be the month where I started many books & finished few; I'm playing catch up now.

      This Ivey book is quite different to The Snow Child in many respects, but still such a wonderful & immersive read - it comes highly recommended from me, especially as you have already enjoyed one book from the author.

      Thank you, and you - happy reading!

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  2. I like that quote from the Ivey book- good one. :) I do think that Train Journeys book sounds awesome too. I've never thought of tracking my reading day by day but it's a fun idea, now I'm tempted to try it!

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    1. Such a simple quote but it holds a lot of weight, y'know.

      You should totally give it ago - even just for a week!

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