Day two of Bout of Books 11...check.
Today was a rough one. I spent most of my day trying to remember that today was Tuesday. I don't know what day I thought it was, but for the life of me I could not remember that tomorrow (well..today by the time I publish this) is Wednesday. Just one of those days.
Work was busy and I completely forgot to take my book with me to work today. Failure on my part since that would've given me at least another 45 minutes of page time.
After I got home and dealt with dinner, I spent a bit of time watching Gilmore Girls and working on cutting seams for a rag quilt I should be finishing up tomorrow. I always watch Gilmore Girls when I sew a big project. It's a tradition for me, I suppose.
Once my hand started getting worn out from the constant squeeze of the scissors, I moved my evening and Darian and I hung out and read together for a bit before he headed off to bed. Tomorrow is his first day of 7th grade. Hard to believe that the little kid who used to refer to the Yeti as the "Barbie Doll Snowman" (abominable snowman in 4-year-old English) is now more than half way through his primary education.
In the end, he's still kicking my can at the current read-a-thon, but I now have a chance to do some catching up. He'll be at school instead of home lounging, so his reading time will be cut significantly. Depending on how much homework his teachers decide to assign during week one, he could be relegated to only his half hour reading time before bed. We'll see. Maybe they'll be nice...
Enough of this blabber. Here's where we are as of Tuesday evening...
Currently Reading :
The Storyteller by Jodi PicoultMinutes Read Today: 115 minutes
Sometimes, I make poor reading choices. If you read yesterday's post, then you know I made one yesterday. Under Monday's "currently reading", I had listed The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood. Well...that was a bit of a misstep considering it's over 900 pages long. Nope. That will not do this week. So I scrapped it for now and returned back to the list to find my next start. It was a good choice. The Storyteller is pretty good so far.
Total Time Read: 257 minutes
Goal: 1500 minutes
Pages Read Today: 98 pages
Total Pages Read: 270 pages
Goal: 1500 pages
Books Finished Today: 0
Total Books Finished: 1
Goal: 6 books
Minutes Read Today: 408 minutes
Total Time Read: 796 minutes
Goal: 1200 minutes
Pages Read Today: 415 pages
Total Pages Read: 849 pages
Goal: 900 pages
It's pretty safe to say he'll hit his pages goal by tomorrow night. Not too shabby.
Books Finished Today: 1
Total Books Finished: 2
Goal: 3 books.
I have tomorrow off from work, so I may get a few bonus minutes of reading in. I need to finish my quilt (which will be up on the blog in about a week) and I have a secret photography project in the afternoon (which I may also put on the blog next week if I'm given the go ahead). Depending on how much time that stuff takes up...we'll see.
We also have Twitter chat tomorrow evening. Yay! It was pretty fun for us last time, so I'm setting an alarm in my phone. (I have a horrid memory for that kind of thing.) If you're participating, we'll see you then. If not, happy reading and we'll catch up with you again tomorrow night!