bout of book 22…


I’ve been excited for Bout of Books 22 for several weeks now, and fully intended on just swimming in books for the whole week. Then an unexpected opportunity popped up that meant I wouldn’t be able to do much reading on the weekend, but figured I’d just read my little heart out during the weekdays, so it would still be worth signing up. But before I had a chance to yesterday, I ran into major technical difficulties–nothing to do with blogging, etc., but things I *need* to get figured out. After spending most of yesterday trying to fix, reconfigure, troubleshoot, what have you, I still haven’t got everything working. Yes, there have been tears of frustration. By last evening I figured there was no point in even signing up for Bout of Books. But this morning, I’m in better spirits, and am hoping to both get said technical issues fixed and to read my little heart out. So yeah, let’s do this!

From the official site:

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 14th and runs through Sunday, May 20th 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 22 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

My stack (which I will obviously not finish):



  • pages read: 38 pages
  • from these books: 2 chapters of The Awakening by Kate Chopin and 5 chapters of The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
  • books finished: none

Yes indeed, I’m off to a lousy start. Makes me sad, but it wasn’t unexpected. I did spend the vast majority of the day again fighting a battle I’m apparently not going to win with Google Photo. Anyway, here’s to better day of reading today!


  • pages read: 96 pages
  • from these books: 7 chapters of The Awakening by Kate Chopin and 10 chapters of The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
  • books finished: none

Another not so great day, but hey, better than day 1 anyway. Would like to think that tomorrow will be even better, but it’s another busy one so we’ll see.


  • pages read: 77 pages
  • from these books: 6 chapters of The Awakening by Kate Chopin, 7 chapters of The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey, and the introduction of Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond by Sonia Shah
  • books finished: The Girl With All the Gifts (started before Bout of Books 22)

I really shouldn’t have even signed up for this round. It’s just too busy a week…so sad.



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