Bout of Books Wrap Up


The past couple of weeks have been pretty rough. I haven’t been in the mood to do much of anything, much less read. I’d pick up a book, read a few sentences, and feel completely apathetic and unable to focus.

Even the first-day excitement of Bout of Books didn’t provide its usual boost. Though I didn’t really participate in any chats or challenges throughout the event, Bout of Books encouraged me to keep trying to find something that would stick. Around Wednesday evening, I had a spark of hope.

I started off with some comics, which perked me up a bit. Then I tried the new Rachel Held Evans memoir, figuring it would be a sure winner (it was). A couple more comics, part of a Roald Dahl audiobook, and finally, finally I was able to get past the first page of a novel. So my final list for the week looks like this:

I’m not sure what I think of the Atkinson so far, but hey, I’m ending Bout of Books with my reading mojo back!

  • Yay! That’s two of us. As of right now, I have my mojo back too.

  • Words for Worms

    I want some mojo. Can I borrow a little?

  • I’d really like to read Rachel Held Evans’ new one; hope you’ll tell us what you think! 🙂

  • Jennine G.

    I’ve had that same feeling. I think I’ve just expended so much energy on school and all this silly life stuff that keeps happening, that I want to veg out in the evenings.

  • Wonderful! 🙂