Bout of Books 13 master post


Day 1 (Monday, May 11)

Books read:


Foreign Affairs by Alison Lurie

– only counts as half a book as I had been about halfway before this week began.


Adventure Time Vol 4 

Also another one I had started before this week although I’m not sure how I managed to stop reading this the day before. Usually I just read my way through the whole thing as I can’t stop when it comes to Adventure Time. I must have been sleepy!

Next up:

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (Fairyland #1) – Catherynne M. Valente


Yesterday was a tough day, as Mondays tend to be, with my two-year-old thinking that nap time consisted of a 30 minute nap and a lot of fussing and crying. Not sure what happened there, as he is usually quite good at napping and sleeping. What that meant was not as much time for reading in the afternoon, unless you count picture books. I gave up in the evening, let them play with the train set and had a splash of Pinot Noir and finished Adventure Time! We did put the kids to bed early, although I had some writing to finish up, which meant not that much reading went on. However, I surprised myself by finishing Foreign Affairs! Thoughts on that to come.


Day 2 (Tuesday, May 12)

I decided to concentrate on just one book today. Good thing The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente has been a pretty fun read so far. I’ve apparently read 115 e-pages of the book. It was a not great day otherwise but hey I managed to do some reading! Hurrah!

Day 3 and 4 (Wednesday, May 13, and Thursday, May 14)






Oops completely forgot about updating! But I have good news on the books-read front – I finished some books! Woohoo! So despite my not-so-good day (the kind where I felt completely overwhelmed and just so sick and tired of everything), I finished The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente. And also read Volume 1 of The Woods, a comic series by James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas. I also started on Jeff Lemire’s Underwater Welder, which I’m loving – and trying not to rush through so that I get the full experience.



  1. Hey Sharlene, looks like your #boutofbooks is going well. Keep up the great reading & hope you finish The Girl Who Circumnavigated…
    It sounds like a good one!


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