Like every January, I really don’t have time. I have stressful exams and little time for entertainment. Yet, I’ve gone through 2 seasons of the Big Bang Theory over the past 3 weeks somehow, so I clearly have some time to spare. And I’d like to think that spending my break on reading a certain amount of pages might be less distracting than episodes that just lead me to devour one after the other and therefore waste a lot of my time. But again, that’s just what I’d like to think. We’ll put it to the test as I join Bout of Books yet again. It’s one of my absolute favourite read-a-thons, and I just can’t seem to ever restrain myself. So here it goes.
The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 5th and runs through Sunday, January 11th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 12 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team
I don’t have any grand goals. I don’t even have any books on me at the moment, except for half a read book that’s been in my handbag. I still have 200 pages to get through though, and I’ll be lucky if I can get 50 pages done per day. I don’t expect/intend to read much, but it’s a good chance to make some progress and integrate reading in this busy, busy month.
The book I’m currently reading is a political novel. Snow by Orhan Pamuk is anything but a light read. There are lots of political terms that I’m unfamiliar with, which slow me down, and theorised propagandas that I have to keep track of. But I’m enjoying the challenge since I don’t think I’ve read anything like this before. Set in Turkey and written by a Turkish author, it’s a great step towards reading diversely this year. It’s also the perfect winter read!
Also if I do manage it and finish Snow, I have another book that I’ve been saving for the winter: Let It Snow by John Green and Maureen Johnson. I expect it to be much lighter and therefore easy to get through and perfect to read after the complexity that is Snow.
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