Bout of Books – Day 4 Update

May 14, 2015 ♥ Posted in: Books, Geek Events, Journal by Kristina Horner

Whew! I could not have picked a crazier week to attempt a readathon – I’ve had to squeeze reading into the nooks and crannies of my schedule, but I’ve still managed to find a bit of time each day, which is important to me. I even managed to read on my lunch break twice, which I’m sure made me look anti-social but luckily I could not care less about coming across as the weird book-reading girl. Literally everyone who works at Microsoft is a nerd in some way. I’m in good company.

I’ve also shifted up my TBR a little bit. I’ve read way too many amazing reviews of An Ember in the Ashes in the past week or so to ignore it any longer, so it’s earned a spot in the stack of books I am trying to finish for this readathon. In fact, it’s almost replaced everything else, since it’s so long.


My goal is to read The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (TGWCFIASOHOM, if you will) first and then to power through An Ember in the Ashes this weekend. If I can do all of that, I will be 100% satisfied with myself. If I can’t, well… that’s okay too.

I haven’t actually read anything yet today, but I didn’t get home from work until almost 8pm and then I decided to go running because I had pent-up ‘i just sat through a five hour meeting’ energy. I needed to relax a bit by writing this blog post (because working relaxes me, yes, I’m strange) and then I’ll start reading.

Current progress overall:

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell: Done! (323 pages)
The 100 by Kass Morgan: Done! (323 pages – weird, they’re the exact same length)
Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins: Put on hold.
The Utterly Unintersting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred, the Vampire Accountant: Listened to 2 hours of the audio book
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland: Just started.

Why are all of my book titles so long? These are abnormally long.



Molly says:

An Ember in the Ashes seems long but flies by- esp since the spacing between the lines is pretty big :^)

Cynthia says:

You are doing so awesome, especially considering your schedule! When I worked, I always read during my lunch break. I didn’t even care. Ha

Izzy says:

Heeeyyy Kristina, I used to read your blogs and things pretty attentively back in like the fiveawesomegirls days, it’s been years but I just remembered you exist. You look like you have fun, so I’m happy about that. I didn’t comment much so you don’t know me or anything, but fiveawesomegirls among other things was one of the few things that kept me happy during high school when I was alone, so I’m forever grateful to you all!

Thanks a lot, live happy. You deserve it.

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