This week, I missed my first WWW Wednesday since I started participating in May. It’s the culmination of a very slow two months of reading. The biggest issue, as I see it, has been my attention. It has been split into what feels like a million directions. In reality, it’s more like seven or eight. Maybe nine, at most.
The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 22nd and runs through Sunday, August 28th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 17 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog.
Reading is relaxation, recalibration, and inspiration time for me. Without it, life feels just the teeniest bit out of balance. So even though it’s too late for me to sign up officially for the Bout of Books readathon, I will be participating for myself. My reading goal is simple: to spend as much time as I can spare reading.
At the head of my priority list are the books I’ve had going all month, The Odyssey by Homer and Things Fall Apart: 50th Anniversary Edition by Chinua Achebe. Other than those two, I’ll be focusing on the titles on my immediate TBR, which is (surprise!) quite a long list:
The Revolving Door of Life by Alexander McCall Smith
The Old Curiosity Shop (Penguin Classics) by Charles Dickens
Strong Opinions by Vladimir Nabakov
Tolstoy Lied: A Love Story by Rachel Kadish
The Books in My Life (New Directions Paperbook) by Henry Miller
Imagined London: A Tour of the World’s Greatest Fictional City by Anna Quindlen
Book of Days: Personal Essays by Emily Fox Gordon
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest J. Gaines
Spooky Little Girl: A Novel by Laurie Notaro
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Any of the many Jill Mansell novels in my Nook
This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith
Any of the Hamish Macbeth Mysteries (31 Book Series) novels by M. C. Beaton in my Nook
How’s your reading life going this summer?