Bout of Books: Updates

Bout of BooksBout of Books has begun! This post will house my updates for the whole week. I’ll keep running totals for the week up top and add each day’s notes at the end.

Weekly Totals

Hours read: 9 hours, 53 minutes
Pages read:
  462
Books finished:

  • The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar

Hours listened: 39 hours, 42 minutes
Audiobooks finished:

  • Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire (though I only had a couple of discs left when the event began!)
  • A Lion Among Men by Gregory Maguire
  • Out of Oz by Gregory Maguire

Monday

Hours read: 1 hour, 6 minutes
Pages read: 64
Books read: The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

Hours listened: 4 hours, 31 minutes
Books listened to: Son of a Witch and A Lion Among Men by Gregory Maguire

I’d meant to do more reading and less listening today, but hours spent with books in any form are better than hours not spent with books! Hopefully I’ll get more actual reading done tomorrow. I’ve been making good progress on the Gregory Maguire audiobooks, at least.

Tuesday

Hours read: 2 hours, 16 minutes
Pages read: 113
Books read: The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro and The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar

Hours listened: 3 hours, 14 minutes
Books listened to: A Lion Among Men by Gregory Maguire

I got through the last 100 pages of The Remains of the Day today and made it into disc 8 of 10 of A Lion Among Men. Hooray! Now to choose my next book…I think I’ll go with The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar.

Wednesday

Hours read: 1 hour, 49 minutes
Pages read: 76
Books read: The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar

Hours listened: 3 hours, 11 minutes
Books listened to: A Lion Among Men and Out of Oz by Gregory Maguire

My least productive day so far, at least in terms of reading. Still, I’ve knocked two titles off my list and am enjoying the two I’m working on now! And 5 hours of reading and listening combined isn’t too shabby, I suppose.

Thursday

Hours read: 1 hour, 26 minutes
Pages read: 65
Books read: The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar

Hours listened: 4 hours, 20 minutes
Books listened to: Out of Oz by Gregory Maguire

Another day heavier on listening than reading. I suppose that’s the theme of this readathon for me! I’m certainly on track to meet my goal of reading/listening more than I usually do, at least.

Friday

Hours read: 1 hour, 26 minutes
Pages read: 71
Books read: The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar

Hours listened: 3 hours, 50 minutes
Books listened to: Out of Oz by Gregory Maguire

Saturday

Hours Minutes read: 20 minutes
Pages read: 11
Books read: The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar

Hours listened: 8 hours, 47 minutes
Books listened to: Out of Oz by Gregory Maguire

It was definitely an audiobook day! I’m just a couple of discs away from finishing the 23-disc Out of Oz, which is pretty exciting. I’ll definitely get through that today. And I’m about 60 pages away from the end of The Space Between Us, which is also awesome!

Sunday

Hours read: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Pages read: 62
Books read: The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar, Strawberry Fields by Marina Lewycka

Hours listened: 11 hours, 49 minutes
Books listened to: Out of Oz by Gregory Maguire, The World According to Garp by John Irving

11 hours and 49 minutes of straight listening yesterday! Whoa. I finished both of the books I’d hoped to finish by the end of the readathon and started two more. Yay!

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2 Comments

  1. You are doing SO GREAT! I really need to get off my tookus and finish Maguire’s Oz series. I LOVED Wicked, but for whatever reason I haven’t been able to get into the next book. Maybe audio is the way to go. Finish strong today!

  2. estellasrevenge Thanks for the encouragement! I hope you had a good Bout of Books yourself 🙂

    I just drafted my review of the Wicked series. It’s not scheduled to go live for a month or so, though. I liked it well enough. It had its high points and its low points. Wicked was my favorite, because of how it looped in and out of the Wizard of Oz story we all know. I’m glad I saw it through, though!

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