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Bout of Books: Mid-Week Update

bout of booksLast night I was planning on writing a review to post this morning, but then I remembered it’s the Bout of Books, which gave me all the excuse I needed (which really wasn’t much of an excuse at all) to spend the night reading rather than writing. I’ll have reviews next week, I promise.

Anyway, here’s my official-ish count for reading yesterday. I’ll probably do the rest of my weekly updates on this post until I do a wrap up on Sunday night or Monday morning.


  • Pages Read Today: 199
  • Total Pages Read: 481
  • Books Read/Finished: Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed (finished), Night Film by Marisha Pessl (in progress), and Why Have Kids? by Jessica Valenti (in progress)
  • Other Notes: Day three of no extra screen time went really well. The boyfriend and I watched one episode of Breaking Bad over dinner, but other than that I didn’t watch any television yesterday. I also read about 200 pages across three different books, which is a lot for me. Night Film is still gorgeous (although also dark, I had to put it down after awhile) and I think Why Have Kids? is going to be a provocative read.


  • Pages Read Today: 101
  • Total Pages Read: 582
  • Books Read/Finished: Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed (finished), Night Film by Marisha Pessl (in progress), and Why Have Kids? by Jessica Valenti (in progress)
  • Other Notes: I broke down a little bit on the television thing yesterday. I got home from work late, right as the boyfriend was leaving for his evening shift, so I ended up eating dinner by myself. I was tired, so watched the last half hour of a movie I started over the weekend rather than reading. I could have listened to an audio book instead… but I just wanted to veg out for a bit. Oh well, today is a new day full of great books to read!


  • Pages Read Today: 372
  • Total Pages Read: 954
  • Books Read/Finished: Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed (finished), Night Film by Marisha Pessl (finished), and Why Have Kids? by Jessica Valenti (in progress)
  • Other Notes: I flew through the last 400 or so pages of Night Film late last night. It was awesome, although the book is also creepy as hell which made it hard to get to sleep last night. After that, I’m just not sure what to read next. I kind of want something light and fun, but I’m also anxious to get into my rereads of Oryx and Crake and Year of the Flood so I’m ready for Maddaddam when it comes out. I guess I’ll just be winging it!

If you want to see my progress for Monday and Tuesday, you can find it at this post. Happy reading, everyone!

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  • Jennifer August 22, 2013, 9:34 am

    I can’t wait to hear what you think of Why Have Kids. I thought it was very interesting 😉

  • Vasilly August 22, 2013, 10:47 am

    You’re doing well with the read-a-thon. I’m looking forward to reading your review on Night Film. It’s Bout-of-Books, why write when you can read? 🙂

    • Kim August 22, 2013, 8:48 pm

      That’s what I thought last night (and it was totally the right choice)!

  • Nikki Steele August 22, 2013, 1:24 pm

    Hehehe yep, I’m pushing all my actual content posts out to next week! Got to keep rocking the Bout!

  • Andi @ Estella's Revenge August 22, 2013, 3:34 pm

    Go you with your decreased TV watching!

    • Kim August 22, 2013, 8:49 pm

      It’s made me realize how much time I actually have during my day — plenty to do the things I want if I don’t fritter it away.

      • Kazen August 25, 2013, 12:51 am

        One of my favorite quotes is, “It’s amazing how much we can do when we are always doing.” Huzzah decreased TV time!

        So glad to hear you liked Night Film. I just put a hold on it at my (electronic) library… I’m scared it won’t translate well to digital but I have my fingers crossed.

        • Kim August 26, 2013, 9:03 pm

          I hope it will translate, although I will say that Night Film is a beautifully constructed book. It’s just well constructed and well-designed. I hope that translates to an ebook because it was one of my favorite things about it.

  • Athira August 22, 2013, 6:23 pm

    We’re also watching Breaking Bad over here and it’s so addicting! I have no idea how to stay away from it. 🙂 Not to tempt you….

    Glad that your reading is going really well!

    • Kim August 22, 2013, 8:49 pm

      It’s super addicting! Although, the latter seasons get really dark, so we have a hard time watching more than one episode at a time. Luckily, we’re caught up on Netflix so there isn’t much more to watch until we find a way to get the current season.

  • Katie @ Doing Dewey August 22, 2013, 8:25 pm

    Nice! I’ve only watched Sense and Sensibility (which was one of my goals for this week) plus some TV with my boyfriend, so things are going well for me too 🙂

    • Kim August 22, 2013, 8:50 pm


  • Belle Read August 22, 2013, 11:25 pm

    You are really making some headway. I don’t watch a lot of television anyway, but like you, have nearly cut it out completely. That helps a lot.