Our Week in Books #2

I wrote about how this week was going in Postponing the To-Do List. I am internalising a bit at the moment, this post from Inner Aspie was very timely as I recognise some of myself in it. I have lots of comments to leave and tweets to reply to that I’m not keeping up with because when I am online I’m reading and absorbing, and not capable of replying and interacting in the way I feel I should be.

So if you’ve commented, I do appreciate it and I will reply, it’s just I haven’t got the words to hand yet.

I’ve left Noughts and Crosses somewhere in the middle. The problem is, I skipped to the end. So I know what happens. And then I forward flicked through to see how it gets to that point. And I didn’t like what was happening, so I wasn’t inclined to read more. I loved the set up, and it’s made me think about racism in things that I never noticed (the colour of plasters) but I think I’m not in the right frame of mind for this story right now.

I abandoned it for the third in the series of Penelope Tredwell mysteries, The Black Crow Conspiracy, which was a lot more fun and I enjoyed thoroughly. I reviewed Twelve Minutes to Midnight and Shadows of the Silver Screen last year, so ought to do this one to complete the set. The Black Crow Conspiracy is a strong finale for the trilogy.

I have a pile of childhood books I’ve wanted to re-read for a long time, and this week The Hounds of the Morrigan caught me. I didn’t realise it was such a long book so it may take a couple of weeks to get through, but I’m looking forward to being pulled into the fantasy world again.

Most of what I want to ramble on is picture book related so it will be in Monday’s #300PBs post instead. I need to catch up on all that, and set up a random selection for the giveaway winner. And decide which books I’m giving away next.

After a slow start in the first week, there have been several days of eight or ten picture books on the reading pile, so we’ve stormed to the 10% mark in the challenge. More on that in Monday’s update…

Books added to shelves: 2
The Black Crow Conspiracy – Christopher Edge (bought from Mostly Books)
Gigantosaurus – Jonny Duddle (review book from Templar Publishing)
Cumulative: 6

Library books borrowed: none
Cumulative: none

Books removed from shelves: none
Cumulative: none

Read 52 books finished this week:
The Black Crow Conspiracy – Christopher Edge
Started The Hounds of the Morrigan – Pat O’Shea
Temporarily abandoned Noughts and Crosses – Malorie Blackman

Year progress: 11/365 = 3.0%
300 Picture Book progress: 30/300 = 10.0%
Read 52 progress: 2/52 = 3.9%

300in2014 A reading challenge from http://liveotherwise.co.uk/makingitup

One response to “Our Week in Books #2

  1. That’s a lot of reading! I thought I was doing well with two books some days 🙂
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