Monday, 25 June 2018

READING RECORD | Week 24 + 25


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.

WEEK 24

MONDAY 11TH JUNE
Minimal reading to start the week, with just a chapter of Cider With Rosie read; I started this memoir at the very end of last week.

TUESDAY 12TH JUNE
I decided to pair a fiction book with my current non fiction read, and picked up The Butterfly Summer by Harriet Evans. I ended up reading the first three chapters today, and can feel myself falling quite deeply into it.

WEDNESDAY 13TH JUNE
Ending today a quarter of the way through The Butterfly Summer, having just passed the 100 page mark. My thoughts of yesterday remain - I completely love the main character (it is told from a first person perspective, so she is the narrator also), and things are really getting interesting plot wise now with a second story having been introduced.


THURSDAY 14TH JUNE
Further progress made in The Butterfly Summer, reading just over 50 pages during a morning reading session.

FRIDAY 15TH JUNE
No reading completed today - I did turn 27 though.

SATURDAY 16TH JUNE
I took myself off book shopping this morning, coming home with a few new books for my ever growing collection. I also got in a little reading time today too, starting the next book in a seasonal series I've been working through - Summer: An Anthology of the Changing Seasons.

SUNDAY 17TH JUNE
Today I finished reading Cider With Rosie by Laurie Lee. Honestly, I have little knowledge of Laurie Lee, and had never read anything by him prior, however I found myself completed absorbed in his memoir. He shares of his childhood, which is a much simpler time that takes places in a small English village, but not without trials and tribulations; it is the kind of read that completely transports you whilst you reading.

In the evening, after reorganising my bookshelves & watching some BookTube videos, I spent an hour reading furthering my progress in The Butterfly Summer.
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WEEK 25

MONDAY 18TH JUNE
Today I started reading The Castle of Adventure - one of the many MG titles on my summer reading list, and the first of two Enid Blyton titles from her 'Adventure' series that feature on my list. I read the first 8 chapters, which added up to 65 pages.

TUESDAY 19TH JUNE
Further reading in The Castle of Adventure; I'm now just a little under halfway through.

WEDNESDAY 20TH JUNE
I finished reading The Castle of Adventure by Enid Blyton, the second book in her 'Adventure' series. Just as with the first, I loved the adventure we were taken on, with Enid Blyton writing fun & captivating stories.


THURSDAY 21ST JUNE
Diverting from my summer reading list, today I picked up One Woman Walks Wales by Ursula Martin (which I picked up when I went book shopping last week). Initially I was pretty adamant about wanting to stick to my list of twenty books for the 20 Books of Summer challenge, however I do also want to make sure I'm still reading freely - so it is great that host Cathy is open to flexibility with the books we include.

In One Woman Walks Wales, Ursula documents her journey of walking through Wales following a cancer diagnosis, with the hope and aim of raising awareness of ovarian cancer. I've read the introduction and first two routes she has taken on this long distance walk of hers - I think this is going to be quite an inspiring read; I like how Ursula writes with such honesty and candidness. 

FRIDAY 22ND JUNE
Today I returned to reading The Butterfly Summer, making really good progress.

SATURDAY 23RD JUNE
Rising early, reading whilst the rest of the house sleeps - I finish The Butterfly Summer by Harriet Evans. Thoroughly enjoyed my first reading experience with Harriet Evans, and would definitely keep an eye out for other titles in the future. 

Book 5 of 20 complete.

SUNDAY 24TH JUNE
I started a new book today, and not from my reading list once again. I have no idea what books I'm swapping these non list ones for, with just the focus being on the number of twenty and my original list as a guideline of sorts. The book I started was As Old As Time by Liz Braswell - a Disney book from a series that takes the classics as we know them and retells them with a twist, with this title being about Beauty and the Beast.


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  1. I love when I discover a memoir by someone I know very little about. It can be so fascinating. I love the look of Butterfly Summer! And I feel like I need One Woman Walks Wales. Enjoy your reading!

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