While this read-a-thon does run until September 1st, I’m cutting it short because I am going to join the Bout of Book read-a-thon from August 18 to 24th. This will effectively take me to the end of my holidays. Honestly I don’t want to do any read-a-thons after that, because I know my reading time will seriously decrease and to keep track of it then, will depress me. 😀
This week was sort of a weird week. I was fully planning to get tons of reading in but I had an unexpected holiday diversion. I (by accident) swallowed a plum pit that got lodged in my throat. Between an ambulance ride to a health centre, water ambulance off the island, another ambulance to the hospital and an emergency gastroscopy, my reading plans were obviously interrupted.
While finding this picture of a Canadian ambulance, I got a very interesting education on ambulances. Why are so many of them yellow (Europe)? It seems like an odd colour to choose other than that it would be easy to spot.
So now that I’ve shared this completely embarrassing incident, let’s get to checking how my reading did go:
Defence Speeches by Cicero
A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis
Planets in Peril by David C. Downing
Surprised by Joy (last week)
A Grief Observed
The Way of King Arthur
The Witch of Blackbird Pond
Total pages read: 642 pages
Wow! I’m completely surprised that I was able to read that much! I must keep plugging along though; I have a couple of “in-progress for a long time” books that I’d like to finish this week. I know my two bombs for the summer are going to be Ovid’s Metamorphoses and Malory’s Le Morte d’Arthur, that I’d really hoped to finish, but time is running out and with it, any chance to squeeze out some time to read those books, I think. In any case, it’s probably better to focus on what I have accomplished instead of what I haven’t. Bout of Books, here I come!