Weekly Reading Challenge No.5 || July

12.07.21 – 18.07.21

Remember to stay up to date with the world, listen to those facing atrocities and help spread awareness/donate where you’re able.

Not the best week mood wise, but looking back over the week I did end up reading quite a bit despite feeling like I didn’t.

The board for this week and I did is below:

Monday 12th

page count: 89

I started off the week at work and on my commute I was only able to read a little. I started The Midnight Library by Matt Haig (1-13), but I definitely wasn’t in the mood for that kind of depressingly relatable plot so early in the morning πŸ˜‚ During work I picked The Pink Line by Mark Gevisser (178-255) back up.

This wasn’t a great day – the weather didn’t help – so when I got home I basically just watched YouTube until I went to sleep.

Tuesday 13th

page count: 148

I spent the morning playing Pop Town and watching YouTube until I went to get some groceries. The weather was really nice, so I read The Midnight Library (13-52) outside for a little bit. It didn’t last long because I’m useless with any form of heat πŸ˜… Inside I got to page 110 and then on Darcy’s walk I listened to the audiobook of it and got to page 144.

I then of course went back onto my phone and watched YouTube. However, before bed I stuck on some library ambience and read some more of The Midnight Library (144-161).

Wednesday 14th

page count: 127

During my commute I some of The Midnight Library (161-185) and then once I got into work I read The Pink Line (255-308) on my phone. While waiting for my bus I continued at got to page 319.

My mood continued to be low, which meant I went to Waterstones! I had a few books in mind… and I came out with 9! I have a problem, but I felt a bit better πŸ˜‚ I got two of the Dark Artifices books by Cassandra Clare and books 4 onwards of the Murder Most Unladylike series by Robin Stevens.

During Darcy’s walk I listened to The Midnight Library (185-224) and then watched YouTube until bed.

Thursday 15th

page count: 146

Due to my mood, I’d left my blog post for today to the last minute and of course that means when I try to get it done and posted my laptop has a mental breakdown! Instead I read and finished The Midnight Library (244-288). It was a good book, but very Matt Haig-y. There is a clear message and it’s positive and uplifting, but it fell a little flat for me.

On my walk with Darcy, I started the audiobook of First Class Murder by Robin Stevens (1-59). I then got my butt in gear and made the blog post – Jinyoung x GQ Korea – while using reading sprints from How to Train Your Gavin’s channel as background noise. After I finished the post I carried on with a little of First Class Murder (59-83).

And of course instead of carrying on with all the drama’s I’ve started, I watched the first episode of Itaewon Class before bed. Park Seo Joon is one of my favourite actors~

Friday 16th

page count: 177

I really wanted to listen to First Class Murder on my bus to work, but of course the stupid thing was too loud, so I ended up only reading 5 pages. I’m always early to work and while the weather wasn’t super warm, it was warm enough to sit outside and I read The Pink Line (319-333) with a chocolate croissant~ During work, I kept reading the same book and got to page 431. The highlight of the shift was one of my best friends coming to have lunch with me β™₯

When I got home, I took Darcy out for a walk and listened to First Class Murder (88-128). After some YouTube and Pop Town, I went to bed and read more of the Pink Line (431-451).

Saturday 17th

page count: 235

Due to my early wake up times on a work day Darcy has been waking me up at 5:30am to give him his dentastix and I refused to get out of bed for it today. In doing so, I may have slept most of the morning away πŸ˜…

For breakfast I ate Pringles and finished The Pink Line (451-462). I am peak health lol. On my way to and from the chemist I listened to First Class Murder (128-211), which I then carried on listening to when I got home and played Pop Town.

I got distracted by YouTube, but picked back up the audiobook of First Class Murder on my walk with Darcy. I kept listening to it at home with an ice pole because it was very warm outside. This meant I ended up finished the book (211-322). Hazel and Daisy’s skills, friendship and personalities are growing so well and I’m enjoying these mysteries so much.

Due to finishing two books, I thought it was about time to update my Goodreads, as I realised I’ve read about 7 books and haven’t put them in as read. I then went back to watching YouTube with my tea. In the evening I started this blog post and listened to Sheridan’s Showstoppers on BBC Sounds (Amanda Holden and Sutton Foster were the episodes that I got through).

The further I got into the day, my mood definitely got a bit better. Even though I kept thinking that it was Sunday and not Saturday πŸ˜…

I went to bed and started Jolly Foul Play by Robin Stevens (1-31) as I really just wanted to go back to the 30’s and see my children solve murders~

Sunday 18th

page count: 30

I started the week not feeling the best and I’m kind of leaving it the week in the same mind-frame, so I love that. I spent the morning just thinking about too much but nothing really of any substance at the same time…

In the afternoon, I gave Darcy his shower and completed my workout for the week πŸ˜‚ I then worked on my blog post for Thursday while watching JCS Criminal Psychology videos in the background. Once it got a little cooler outside I took Darcy for a walk and started The Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko (1-31) which I’ve used for one of the prompts for the Buzzwordathon this year.

I then went back to doing not much. And then remembered that I have chores and things to get ready for tomorrow considering I have work. I then worked on this blog post while watching booktube videos before I went to bed. I had hoped to finish it as I knew I wasn’t going to get any more reading done, but of course my laptop decided to have a breakdown and run into an error and restart itself.

Overall Stats

page count: 952

books finished: The Midnight Library; Matt Haig (3⭐) + The Pink Line; Mark Gevisser (4⭐) + First Class Murder; Robin Stevens (4⭐)

books started/in progress: Emma; Jane Austen + Tales From the Shadowhunter Academy; Cassandra Clare and co. + Jolly Foul Play; Robin Stevens + The Night Watch; Sergei Lukyanenko

Did you read any good books this week? Any flops? Or were you busy doing other things? Let me know in the comments!

I hope you had a good reading week and a good week in general β™₯

Thanks for reading!

I hope you’re having a lovely day and staying safe β™₯


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