– Prince Caspian (The Chronicles of Narnia (Publication Order) #2) by C.S. Lewis
– I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai & Christina Lamb
Total pages read: 128
Thoughts/Notes: As you could probably tell by the title of this post I’ve been participating in a few read-a-thons. 3 to be precise. First, we have the Winter Biannual Bibliothon, which takes place from January 3rd to January 9th. Second, we have the TBRTakedown 3.0., which takes place from January 4th to January 10th. Thirdly, we have the AYearAThon who also takes place 4th to 10th but, I’m not really going to mention it because (I might be wrong here) that mainly takes place on Goodreads. Therefore in this post, I will mostly discuss the other two read-a-thons. If you want more info, just check the videos above. Let’s get started, shall we?
I finally finished reading Prince Caspian! I give you a few seconds to imagine me jumping up & down with joy because that’s honestly how I feel at the moment. Don’t get me wrong, I adore the Narnia Chronicles & it was a good book but, I started reading Prince Caspian in April 2015. So it’s been on my bedside table for… quite a while (that’s an understatement). One of the challenges for both Winter Biannual & the TBRTakedown was to read a book that’s been on your shelf for a while. &, I guess I managed to check that off the list pretty fast… If you’re wondering, I gave it a 3 out of 5 stars on Goodreads.
My grandma lent me the book I Am Malala sometime during autumn, so I thought that this would be the perfect opportunity to pick it up. Though, hearing about her story & what she’s been doing made me go into the book with quite high expectations. Now I’m not even halfway through the book, but the beginning kind of… disappointed me for some reason. I can’t really put my finger on what it is, it might be because it’s a biography & I’m more of a story person (hope you understand what I mean)
To be honest, in the beginning, I thought I would get much more reading done than I actually got. My goal was never something along the lines of “finish reading 5 books” or “read 1000 pages”, I know I would never manage that. But 128 pages during 8 days, that’s actually bad for being me. Is it acceptable to blame that I managed to get some work done & that my friends were over a couple of days? Or is that just excuses? If we look at the bright side, I did actually finish one book! & even though the book about Malala isn’t my kind of book (which makes the reading a little slower than usual, but I will power through it) I’ve managed to read past the first part of the book.
How did the read-a-thon’s go for you? Should I post more book-related posts?
Let me know in the comments.