I finished reading City of Heavenly Fire, so I'm pretty stoked about that. It was a good read, but Cassandra Clare is a master at setting up her next series. It became pretty obvious about 1/4 of the way through this one that there needed to be another book. Sure enough, the first book in her next series should be released early next year. Now the question becomes, do I read the first book when it comes out (like I accidentally did both The Infernal Devices and The Mortal Instruments series) and then suffer trying to be patient while I wait for the other two or do I just hold my breath until 2018 when they will hopefully all be released and available for me to read in one fell swoop? Decisions, decisions.
I'm sure those of you who hang out around here on occasion figured out that Darian totally ditched me on this readathon. He has become preoccupied with his tablet and the PS4 video game he bought with a gift card he received from his orthodontist. He's almost 13...this is what we have to look forward to. I'm pretty sure my reading buddy isn't going to be hanging out with me for these things anymore. Sad, but true. We'll see...maybe I can bribe him with snacks for the next Dewey's or Bout of Books.
Even by myself, with no one to hang out with, I managed to get some reading done. Really I just holed up in the den while Collin played his video games so that I wasn't completely isolated in the house. It was a productive week. Here's where I end up...
Currently Reading :
I'm not sure what I expect from this book. Both a good friend and my sister-in-law rated it kind of meh, but a couple of book bloggers I follow rated it pretty high. We'll see what happens. Thus far I'm not terribly impressed, but I don't feel the urge to ditch the book and move on either. Time will tell...
Minutes Read Yesterday: 110 minutes
Total Time Read: 814 minutes
Goal: 600 minutes
Pages Read Yesterday: 103 pages
Total Pages Read: 822 pages
Goal: 600 pages
Books Finished Yesterday: 1
Total Books Finished: 2
Goal: 3 books
Ultimately, I didn't meet my three book goal for the week, but I did read a 725 page one so I'm totally counting that as good. It also proves to me that without a whole huge amount of time I should be able to finish 2-3 books a week regularly. I just need to make reading a bit more of a priority. An hour before bedtime should do it. Let's see if I stick with that (especially after classes start back up).
Now I'm off to surf the blogs of other Bout of Books participants to see how they did and maybe steal a few books for my TBR. I'll be back around here later this week, though I'm not sure what for yet. I'm flying by the seat of my pants around here for a short while. I suppose if you have anything particular you want to see me post, now's the time to put in your requests!