Last we spoke, it was Day 4 of the Booktubeathon Readathon and I hadn’t done any reading. Since, I’m very guilty of perpetuating that scenario to the point where it’s now the close of Day 6 and I’ve sadly made very little progress. It’s like, I started out so strong…and then it all went to hell. Woopsies!
Let’s just go with I’ve been very busy and productive this week! Yesterday, Day 5, I literally had zero opportunity to get any reading done and then today, Saturday, I spent most of the day feeling too burnt out to want to read. Between work, blogging, reading, life…I just needed to let my brain mellow out. Naturally that involved catching up on the Real Housewives of New York and Orange County and rewatching The Host on Netflix. You know, obviously! (With ice cream off course.)
BUT, after much debate over what to read next…I did manage to start Panic by Lauren Oliver. I don’t know much about this book outside of there are Panic Games (kind of like the Hunger Games but not a dystopian?). But, Lauren Oliver writes so beautifully that I’m sure I’ll be swept up in the story. So far, I’m only about 40 pages into it. Not great, but at least that’s a start. I honestly wish I could stay awake longer to read more because I am enjoying it, but my eyes are drooping and tired. Oh the struggle!
So here’s my game plan for Sunday, the final day of Booktubeathon! I’m determined to finish Panic and then start & finish one other book. I’ve come to terms that there’s just no way I can quickly read through Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies so I’m just kicking them off my off my TBR list for this week. No, I won’t meet all of the challenges but if I can finish up Booktubeathon having read 5 books I’ll be happy. It has been a very busy week and managing to read 5 books on top of everything else is a huge huge accomplishment!
I’m off to sleep now to get lots of a rest for a big day of reading ahead. Wish me luck!