Round 16 of Bout of Books wrapped up yesterday, so it’s time for me to check in with my progress!
In my sign-up post, I mentioned my goal was to get through a minimum of three books. I started out well, tearing through Penric’s Demon by Lois McMaster Bujold. Then I started in on Carpentaria by Alexis Wright. I’d hoped to get through it in time to run a review of it next week, but it wasn’t to be; this literary chunkster refuses to be hurried. By the end of Thursday, I was 90 pages in–less than a fifth of the way through–and I knew I wasn’t going to get through it in time to write the review.
I set Carpentaria aside for the time being and started on Ishtar edited by Amanda Pillar and K.V. Taylor. It didn’t grab me as much as I thought it would, but I managed to finish it off by Sunday evening.
So, two books in total. That’s one short of what I hoped. I’m a bit disappointed I didn’t meet my goal this time around, especially since it’s pretty typical for me to finish two books a week. However, I also realise it was ambitious of me to think I’d finish off Carpentaria so quickly. I hope next time around I won’t be quite as unfocussed and a bit more realistic.
What about you? Did you join in Bout of Books last week? If so, how did you do? If not, what did you read over the week?