bout of books time…

Bout of Books 21 is nearly here! In their words:

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 8th and runs through Sunday, January 14th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 21 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

My personal goals:

  • read for at least 20 hours
  • finish at least 3 books
  • have fun

Just going to keep track of the week and update daily all here in this one handy dandy, easy peasy post.

MONDAY:

  • time spent: 3 hours, 15 minutes
  • pages read: 168 pages
  • stuff read: 1 chapter of Rats: Observations on the History & Habitat of the City’s Most Unwanted Inhabitants by Robert Sullivan // 1 short story titled “Jacob” from The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night by Jen Campbell // 1 chapter of Zodiac by Robert Graysmith // 11 chapters of Becoming Naomi León by Pam Muñoz Ryan
  • books finished: none
  • enjoyment level: 8/10 (Based on my reading, it would have been a 10/10, but I was frustrated because I’d hoped to spend more time reading than I was able to.)

TUESDAY:

  • time spent: 5 hours 5 minutes
  • pages read: 205 (yes, I’m a very slow reader)
  • stuff read: 1 essay (“Life Without Go-Go Boots”) from High Tide in Tucson by Barbara Kingsolver, the remaining chapters of Becoming Naomi León by Pam Muñoz Ryan, the introductory portions and 2 essays (“The Creative Spirit: Children’s Literature” by June Jordan and “m/other ourselves: a Black queer feminist genealogy for radical mothering” by Alexis Pauline Gumbs) from Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines edited by Alexis Pauline Gumbs, China Martens, and Mai’a Williams, preface and part of first chapter of Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge, 2 chapters in Zodiac by Robert Graysmith
  • books finished: Becoming Naomi León by Pam Muñoz Ryan
  • enjoyment level: 10/10

WEDNESDAY:

  • time spent: 1 hr. 10 min.
  • pages read: 32
  • stuff read: 1 essay (“Motherhood, media, and Building a 21st-Century Movement” by Malkia A. Cyril) from Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines edited by Alexis Pauline Gumbs, China Martens, and Mai’a Williams, more of chapter 1 from Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
  • books finished: none
  • enjoyment level: what I read today was most excellent, but I just wasn’t in the mood to read

THURSDAY:

  • time spent: none
  • pages read: none
  • stuff read: nothing
  • books finished: none
  • enjoyment level: well…

FRIDAY:

  • time spent: none
  • pages read: none
  • stuff read: nothing
  • books finished: none
  • enjoyment level: hmmm…

SATURDAY:

  • time spent: 2 hr. 30 min.
  • pages read: 98
  • stuff read: finished chapters 1-3 of Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge, 1 chapter of Zodiac by Robert Graysmith
  • books finished: none
  • enjoyment level: 10/10

SUNDAY:

  • time spent: 4 hours 10 min.
  • pages read: 147 pages
  • stuff read: chapters 4-7 of Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge, 1 chapter of Zodiac by Robert Graysmith
  • books finished: Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
  • enjoyment level: 10/10

FINAL TALLY:

  • time spent: 16 hrs. 10 min.
  • pages read: 650 pages
  • books finished: Becoming Naomi León by Pam Muñoz Ryan, Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
  • books read from but not finished: Rats: Observations on the History & Habitat of the City’s Most Unwanted Inhabitants by Robert Sullivan, The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night by Jen Campbell, 1 chapter of Zodiac by Robert Graysmith, High Tide in Tucson by Barbara Kingsolver, Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines edited by Alexis Pauline Gumbs, China Martens, and Mai’a Williams
  • enjoyment level: 10/10

While I didn’t quite meet my goals for hours or number of books read, I’m still calling this a successful readathon for me because I had so much fun and did manage to read from start to finish two incredible books.

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