Well, another Bout of Books has come and gone! Sadly, I didn’t read as much as I’d hoped — my goal was 1,000 pages, and I only read 226! *blush* But at least I read something, right? I think part of my problem was that I alternated between two sizable books: Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace, which is just a brick, and Frances de Pontes Peebles’ The Seamstress, which is a slow-moving historical saga of 600+ pages. Don’t get me wrong; both books are good — War and Peace, in particular, is a very pleasant surprise! But they couldn’t quite hold my focus for sustained periods of time. I would have been better off with shorter books; then I’m sure I would have gotten a lot closer to my goal. I also participated in almost every challenge, which was fun as always. Looking forward to the next installment of Bout of Books in May! 🙂
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Any reading done is a good thing! I’m really glad you’re enjoying War and Peace. I have had that one on my TBR shelf far too long. Perhaps I will start it in the near future.
I’m definitely enjoying it more than I thought I would! I’m not very far into it yet, but the first section has a lot of “comedy of manners” flavor, which I love! So far the biggest challenge is finding a comfortable way to read the book; I have a physical copy, and it’s super thick and weighs a ton! 🙂