It’s Day 3 of Bout of Books 21. I did quite a lot of reading yesterday. Look below for my update on my read-a-thon progress.

If you don’t know what Bout of Books is, see my sign up post. That post also includes the books I’m hoping to read this week.

Today’s Challenge

Today’s challenge is to create a book spine rainbow. Take a selection of your favorite book spines to make a rainbow! Share on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #bookspinerainbow and #boutofbooks.

I had a busy day, so didn’t participate in this challenge. But if you search those hastags on Twitter or Instagram, you’ll see some gorgeous photos by the other read-a-thon participants.


My Reading Progress

Day 1- Monday
Number of pages I’ve read today: 147 pages
Amount of time I’ve read an audiobook today: 2 hours
Number of books I’ve finished today: 0
Books read from: LamentRenegades
Totals: 147  pages, 2 hours listened, 0 books finished

Day 2- Tuesday
Number of pages I’ve read today: 233 pages
Amount of time I’ve read an audiobook today: 1 hour 16 minutes
Number of books I’ve finished today: 2! (LamentWe Should All Be Feminists)
Books read from: LamentRenegades, We Should All Be Feminists
Totals: 380  pages, 3 hours & 16 minutes listened, 2 books finished

Lament was an interesting read. Not fully my style though. I did appreciate the ending. It resolved quite a few of the situations int the story, although it was a little abrupt. I didn’t realize when I started reading that it is the first in a series. I probably won’t read the rest of the series.

Renegades is getting better and better! I’m really enjoying the narration by two readers (a male and a female switching between Adrian and Nova’s POVs). I’m exited to listen to audiobook again.

I dove into We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie last night and LOVE IT. Ladies, Gentlemen, please, please, please, go read that little book. It is adapted from a TEDx talk she gave and it is intelligent and assertive and compassionate and encouraging and lamenting all at the same time. She doesn’t simply complain about how things aren’t as good as they should be. She explains how inequality manifests in seemingly innocuous ways and how we as human beings can counteract that inequality in tiny little ways that will shift culture towards equality for all genders. I will read this book again.


How is your reading going?

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