Bout of Books 15 – Update 6

Bout of Books

It’s the final day of Bout of Books 15!  This has been a fun one, even if I haven’t read as much for this one as I did for my first Bout of Books read-a-thon last summer.

My final progress report (until the end stats):
Toll the Hounds by Steven Erikson (reread) – 1 chapter (on track)
The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman – 2 chapters (on track)
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas – I don’t even know how many chapters, 10 maybe?
Cress by Marissa Meyer – ~3 chapters

I just have to stay on track with the first two and finish either CoM or Cress and I’ll reach my goals for this read-a-thon.  Best of luck to everyone on the final day, whether you read one page or one hundred books (I’m not sure you can do that in seven days, unless you’re doing nothing but reading or reading only kids’ books, but props to you if you did that).

Review: Go Set a Watchman

Go Set a WatchmanGo Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
My rating: 3.5/5 stars

Blogger Note: It’s been years since I read To Kill a Mockingbird, and a few less years than that since I saw a staged production of the play, so I’m unsure how similar the writing style of GSaW is to TKaM, so I won’t be talking about that.  Sorry to anyone disappointed by that.

Goodreads’ synopsis:
Maycomb, Alabama. Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch–“Scout”–returns home from New York City to visit her aging father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were transforming the South, Jean Louise’s homecoming turns bittersweet when she learns disturbing truths about her close-knit family, the town and the people dearest to her. Memories from her childhood flood back, and her values and assumptions are thrown into doubt. Featuring many of the iconic characters from To Kill a Mockingbird, Go Set a Watchman perfectly captures a young woman, and a world, in a painful yet necessary transition out of the illusions of the past–a journey that can be guided only by one’s conscience.

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Bout of Books 15 – Update 5

Bout of Books

Another day, another update.

On Day 5 of Bout of Books 15, I read:
Toll the Hounds by Steven Erikson (reread) – 1 chapter (on track)
The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman – 2 chapters (on track)
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas – about 7 chapters?Cress by Marissa Meyer – 2 chapters

So that’s two of three books finished.  I just have to finish one more before Sunday at Midnight.  Harder than it sounds, unfortunately, since my job tends to be weekend heavy – and it certainly is this weekend!  Oh well, that’s half the fun, right?

Bout of Books 15 – Update 4

Bout of Books

In the continuing saga of Bout of Books 15, we have arrived at day 5, and so I have an update for day 4.

Progress Report:
Toll the Hounds by Steven Erikson (reread) – 1 chapter (on track)
The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman – 2 chapters (on track)
Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo – completed
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas – 5-ish chapters

That concludes this report.  Until tomorrow, read on, participants, read on.  Or something like that. 😉