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Bout of Books 20: Day 7

Don’t look at me! I don’t want to be sad in front of you all. I hate that it’s the last day of Bout of Books 20. I hate hate hate it. Why does it have to ennnnnnd? At least I am off work today (for the first time since the readathon began) which should allow for some reading progress to be made later. I can’t decide how I feel about my progress during this readathon. Part of me feels like I haven’t done very well at all, and part of me feels like I’ve made really solid progress. Hopefully I read enough today to firmly put my feelings in the latter box. I also enjoyed what I could of the twitter chat yesterday, so I couldn’t be there fully for the whole thing!

How has your readathon gone? Have you read as much as you would like to have? What have you been reading this week?


7:52am: I was planning on having a nice lie in this morning. It’s my only chance before I go away to America with Emma, and I haven’t had the chance all week. Then, my neighbours decided to scream and shout and argue and fight so loud this morning that they were attempting to signal that the end of the world is nigh and that World War III was, in fact, commencing in their household. How considerate. It’s been going on for an hour. I am less than amused.

8:20am: It stopped completely just before 8am, but now I can’t get back to sleep, and I am super pissed off. Like majorly.

11:30am: I eventually fell back to some sort of sleep, but was woken up again when the argument that had ended before restarted again. Sigh. I’m going round to my parents house for lunch (my Dad is making one of the subscription box curries I bought him for Christmas) and then I am going to relax and watch the football tonight for the first time this season, Emma (my housemate) doesn’t particularly like football and we don’t have the TV channels to watch it, so while she is visiting home, I thought I’d go round and make camp in my parents living room.

14:45pm: I’m sitting at my parents house, on my own, because they have all just gone to Anfield for the football. I have just watch Lewis Hamilton win the latest F1 Grand Prix in Spa, Belgium. I am watching West Brom v Stoke City on the TV eagerly awaiting Liverpool v Arsenal. I am about to try and catch up on old blog posts I should have done weeks ago, and update my #TheReadingQuest updates post. This is what days off and Sundays are for, isn’t it? This is nice. I could get used to this.

18:00pm: I’ve been plodding my way through A Conjuring of Light slowly and distractedly this afternoon, because instead of reading dedicatedly, I watched Liverpool dismantle and destroy Arsenal in a very impressive win, and it was fun. I’ve also updated my blog and started stockpiling posts to go while I am away. Today has been a pleasant day.

18:30pm: I love watching post-match analysis and scrolling through twitter when we have won, especially when we have won well. I’ve finally gone back and done yesterday’s challenge too, which means I have done one of today’ self imposed challenges too!

21:00pm: I’ve done *most* of the washing up, and I’ve read about 175pages of A Conjuring of Light. I’d read more now but Strike is about to start on BBC One, and I’ve been eagerly awaiting the TV adaptation of A Cuckoo’s Calling.

23:00pm: So Strike was boss, which was both expected and pleasing. The highlights of Liverpool dismantling Arsenal were enjoyable, and I’m close to 200 pages read, all of A Conjuring of Light. I think now is the perfect time to head up to bed and squeeze in some reading before the end of the readathon.

23:10pm: OF COURSE now is the time my neighbours kick off. Right as I get into bed.

23:55pm: And with those 202 pages today, I call time on my Bout of Books week and progress. What a week it’s been! I am genuinely gutted it’s over (as always!) Remember to look out for the grand prize winner, wrap posts, and sign up posts come December. If you have any challenge ideas, the post goes up for you to share them with the hosts about a month before!! See you all in January! 


There is no official Bout of books challenges today (other than read) so I am making my own ones up:

  1. Go back and finish yesterdays challenge – Woo, done, click here to view.
  2. Read 200 pages – With some bedtime reading I ended up reading 202 pages, and have left myself at a great place in A Conjuring of Light to dive straight back in tomorrow.

I’ll update as I go through the day!


4 thoughts on “Bout of Books 20: Day 7”

  1. I had neighbors like that once -_- Hope your last day goes well! I’ve been trying to figure out if I’m happy with my progress or not this week too. I don’t really pay attention to how much I read per day on non-readathon days, so maybe I am doing better than a normal reading week?

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    1. They’re nice enough but they have a habit of speaking and shouting at ridiculous volumes, and over the past couple of weeks it has been especially bad!
      Thanks, I hope you have a great end to the readathon!
      I definitely think I’m doing the same as a normal week, which is why I’m not sure if I am really happy or not!


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