I started out so well friends, and then, well, I halted. I haven’t come to a complete reading stand still, but it sure feels like it. I was flying through the books, I was way ahead of schedule and had days to play with, to do things, to spend not reading. And then suddenly, sure enough, I began to notice I was not reading as much, and I was behind on a page or two, and then a chapter or two.
I took a nice amount of time to read the first book. My reading pace ebbed and flowed with things that I was going, and leaving month one, I was slightly ahead of schedule. Going into the second book, I stalled a little watching TV and working a lot of over time. Once work quietened down, and I realised my holiday was fast approaching, I raced through the second book and the first half of A Storm of Swords super quickly.
And then I went to Zimbabwe, and Zambia, and South Africa, and the reading all but stopped dead. I have probably only read 150 pages in 4 weeks. This is a woeful speed for the read ASOIAF readathon. I ma now really quite behind, and in need of catching up before I fall so far behind that I give up all together.
I have decided I am going to set some goals to help with the readathon:
- Use my Bout of Books readathon week to boost my reading efforts and provide some help in getting back on track with #readASOIAF.
- Start using the #readASOIAF bubble Tracker, and actually work out roughly how many pages I need to be reading to keep on track with the readathon aspirations I set out at the beginning (as shown spectacularly by the lovely Emma here)
- Read. Actually stop doing pointless procrastination and pick up my books and read.
This all seems simple enough right? I’ll keep you posted!