Monday, January 13, 2014

Monday Maunder: The End of Bout of Books 9.0

This last week was all about Bout of Books ... at least, for the first half of the week for me!  I kicked off the week with my initial kick-off post, including my goals for the week.  Then, I shared a mid-week check-in, letting you know how things were going.  I did get off to a great start, but the second half of the week slowed down a LOT!  I started one book and only got a little ways into it.  Let me share with you the final stats . . .

Pages Read:  528 pages
Books Read:  4
List of Books Completed:

  • The Frozen Deep by Wilkie Collins 
  • Jack of Fables #8: The Fulminate Blade by Bill Willingham
  • Jack of Fables #9: The End by Bill Willingham 
  • Fairest #1: Wide Awake by Bill Willingham

That's right.  I only read a mere 39 pages the final days of the readathon!  

You may be wondering what happened.  The truth is my family was traveling.  We are currently in the midst of trying to determine where our next home will be and where we will be moving to this summer.  I thought that I would get a lot more reading done with long flights and layovers.  Unfortunately, I did not.  I ended up not feeling well and on one of the legs of the flight, we experienced such horrible turbulence that there was no way I was going to get any reading done without getting sick.  I even thought the oxygen masks were going to drop at one point on that flight!  Needless to say, I was very excited to get home and sleep in my own bed!  

I am hoping this week will mean getting back into the routine, with no cancelled school and back to my writing and workout schedule.  I have a number of projects I want to get done this week, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that all goes as planned.  My kids' school activities start back again this week as well, including basketball.  Have I mentioned that I somehow got signed up as one of the assistant coaches for this?!?  I'm not really sure how that happened, so this is going to be an interesting adventure!  I think I will need all the luck I can get on this one!!

Until next week . . .

How did you do for Bout of Books?  Any exciting adventures on your horizon this week?


  1. Wow, what a terrible flight! I've never really been afraid of flying (which is actually strange when I think about it, given my fear of heights and general anxiety about pretty much everything). But I imagine I would have been freaking out in that situation!

    1. Charleen @ Cheap Thrills ... Flights usually don't bother me either, but this one definitely did! Yikes!

  2. Congratulations on finishing four books, as that's awesome! And so sorry you had such a rough flight. Hate turbulence! There's nothing like coming home after a trip and sleeping in your own bed! Good luck with the coaching job!

    1. Alexia561 ... Thank you ... especially for the luck on coaching!! I have to step into the head coach position this weekend for our first game! I'm a bit nervous!! :)


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