Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Bout of Books 8.0: Day One

Day one of the read-a-thon! 

Number of books I've finished today: 2

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (started and finished - 215 pages)
Serenity: Those Left Behind by Joss Whedon and so many more (started and finished - 80 pages)
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell (started - 140)

Number of pages read today: 435

I was going to read more, I really was. But - then I started writing and there was the Teen Wolf midseason finale and a headache, and I wanted to get to sleep at a semi-normal time. Anyway, I did read over 400 pages today, so I can't say I can complain considering my goal is to read 200-300 pages a day.

I finished A Monster Calls just before noon and had to really try not to suddenly burst into tears. It was such an amazing and intense book and I can't believe it took me so long to read. And I can't wait to finish Eleanor and Park, I'm really not a contemporary person but I'm loving this story so far.

Also. That Serenity comic book, man. I've got the other two and then another book with tidbits and pictures and then some short stories written by some of the writers, so that's kind of awesome, I'm really excited about all of these things. My addiction to Firefly is getting a tad out of control, I guess. I'm not complaining.

Overall it was a really successful first day for me not stressing about it (me trying not to stress about it, my factory setting is stressing about things with full anxiety, but mostly not stressing about it). Really, getting some books read this week just seems like the best thing to do.


  1. Firefly is amazing. It takes over your brain. I love the ship, the characters, the whole 'verse. I haven't read the comics yet, though. Must rectify that!

    Found your blog through Bout of Books. Hello!

  2. Hi, first off, and yay! :)

    Firefly definitely has taken over my brain, but I'm pretty sure that I'm okay with that. The comics are pretty good, short reads, and the last one tells you Book's story. :)