Our Week in Books #34 & #35

I thought I’d posted last weeks but I didn’t, and I haven’t worked out which books I’ve missed out in the three weeks before either so not sure what to do with my cumulative totals. Ah, well, will work it out at some point… I have updated Goodreads with books I’ve received more or less, although there has been a ridiculous number of review books arriving – ten in the last week alone! Eek! I need to collect them up and start reviewing, but this is obviously not happening until school starts (in two days!)

This week has been a big week for gaining books. Sometimes that happens. A lot of review books I wasn’t expecting; a good selection in the charity shop; deciding to treat myself to a couple of books I wanted for ages (second hand); a day of saying ‘yes’ to everything the girls chose in Mostly Books; and a sale with extra 25% off at The Book People. Oops.

I haven’t been keeping picture books read up to date on Goodreads though, but have kept my 52 book challenge up to date, which is far easier as less books! I saw that my ‘currently reading’ list had 19 books and as most of them I’ve left for so long that I’d have to start again, I cut that down to 5.

Some slight improvements but not quite up-to-date. It’ll do… 😉

New Picture Books read this week:
Octopus Socktopus Mixed Up Fairy Tales Fish Food The Tiger Who Came to Tea Mog and Bunny Barbapapa's Voyage Barbapapa Troll and the Oliver

Books added to shelves: 14 review books; 2 new Mostly Books (plus colouring / Klutz books but I don’t count them in my totals); 2 second hand from Abe Books; 6 second hand charity shop; 29 new The Book People (21 Rainbow Fairy books for £9.37, MG loves them and I wouldn’t buy them otherwise!) Cumulative book spend: £455.90+?? + £24 loyalty card + 400 book points (359? books)

Library books borrowed: 25. Cumulative library books borrowed: 132+.

Books removed from shelves: none. Cumulative book removal: 229 books.

Challenge books read: The Girl Who Navigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making; Bone 1: Out from Boneville; The Weight of Water

Year progress: 243/365 = 66.6%
Picture Book Challenge progress: 354/300 = 118.0%
50 Book Challenge / Read 52 progress: 42/52 = 80.8%

A reading challenge from http://liveotherwise.co.uk/makingitup

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