Monday, 13 May 2013

Bout of Books Master Post

So, it's Monday and Bout of Books is finally upon us! We're still at my parents' this morning, travelling back today and so far this weekend I've done absolutely no reading, but today is a new (gorgeous and sunny) day, and not only is it readathon, but I'm going to see my best friend later (so yay for that) aaaaand all my blogging girlies are doing the readathon too so I'm even more excited!!

Bout of Books

I think I'm going to keep this as the master post for updates and post challenge entries on a different post just to keep it from getting too massive, and so that I don't have to write a completely new post every day. We'll see how it goes, anyway!


So far this morning I've read nothing, but I did bring four books with me for two days away (obviously), so I'll be reading from some of the following at some point today: 


I just realised, after nearly two and a half years of blogging that it's sooooo much easier to copy and paste pictures rather than save and upload them. Yes, I am an idiot. Yes, you can feel free to laugh at me. I'm at least part of the way through all of these books and they're all great in their own ways. I need to intersperse this with some knitting I'm doing for a friend and also some I'm doing for this awesome charity (making teeny tiny hats and blankets, so cute!), and also want to spend some time on other people's blogs being supportive and chatting and stuff :-)  

Pages read: 173
Books read from: Laura's Handmade Life by Amanda Addison, Stitch n Bitch Nation by Debbie Stoller, The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
Books finished: Laura's Handmade Life by Amanda Addison
Blogs visited today: Creative Deeds Reads, and then Laura and Ellie, who already get enough linking, you should all know where they are by now!
Snacks consumed: So far, dry toast for breakfast because there was no margarine, no jam,and only Weetabix which is gross. Yay mum's house :-p Oh, and tea :-) Also, fake milky way bars from Sainsburys and some chocolate tiffin from Costa (incidentally, why is everybody now calling fridge cake tiffin again? they seem to switch between the two depending on mood...)


So far this morning I've managed to have some breakfast (toast with honey today, because I'm back home and our cupboards are marginally more stocked than mums.. that said I'm still going to have to go shopping for snacks later on I think!) and my front room looks like this: 

That little space on the armchair is where I'm perching to do blog stuff while Benji rolls round on the floor, and just to give you an idea of what I'm contending with at the moment, the bag on the chair is full of knitting, the paper behind it is a list of my current and future creations, on the table behind the mug are two alphabet blocks currently in progress for a friend, at the front of the table, almost out of shot is my folder of knitting patterns, and on the chair is a pile of material I nicked from my sister for another project. Alongside all that, The Art of Fielding is hiding in the corner of the chair there, Jamrach's Menagerie is next to the laptop, and Laura's Handmade Life which I finished yesterday is underneath the pile of material! As well as reading, I need to have a massive sort out of my craft storage area today as at the moment the table is holding everything so it's out of Benji's way! 

It's a gorgeous day here, and Benji and I plan to go on a little trip later to the library and post office, but probably no major expeditions, which leaves lots of time to catch up with The Art of Fielding! 

Pages Read:35
Books Read From: The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
Books Finished:Laura's Handmade Life by Amanda Addison
Blogs Visited Today: there were some, but I've forgotten...
Snacks consumed: Bourbon biscuits


  1. Weetabix is gross??... dude, you could have read 200 pages already with that kind of energy behind you! ;)

    I am seriously eager to find out more about 'Shattered' - it sounds right up my street, even though I really don't need any more books to add to my social sciences-y shelf right now!

    Good luck honeybunch, and happy reading - my sis has a rare day off so I'm shutting the shop and heading to Sheffield today (if she ever gets up, I've already done all her chores this morning!) for a bit of girlie bonding. When I come BACK I'll be reading the hell out of my book, possibly with a Tarte a Citron from Patisserie Valerie. :D

  2. Oooh, oooh, you have to read The Art of Fielding and tell me what you think, because I have it sitting on my bookshelf and I look at it and I'm like '...meh.' Also I kind of want to read all of those books. Basically.

    Anyway! You go girl and do the reading and stuff and yeah!! Woo!

  3. You can... copy.... and paste? Oh. OH. I can't believe I never thought of that.

    The Craft Business Handbook looks interesting. I've read a few articles on similar topics online but I've never even HEARD of a whole book about it.

    Go you and your 143 pages as well! It's a great start for the read-a-thon :)

    1. I am so glad it's not just me! :-p Although I tried to do it again this morning and it wouldn't let me, so... I've got a couple of books on the subject, The Craft Business Handbook is good but the best one so far is The Handmade Marketplace because it kind of covers everything and is more tailored to selling online, which is what I'm doing more of at the moment!

    2. Yeah, I promptly forgot about it all over again and continued saving images :/ I might have to leave myself a message to visit this post EVERY SINGLE DAY until I start remembering it!

  4. You had a good first day for being kind of busy! Hope Tuesday is just as good :)

  5. Great first day Bex - and you're already updating and busy for Tuesday! IT'S NOT EVEN 9 O'CLOCK YET! I am highly impressed with your creative chaos - I hope you a lovely day reorganising it and enjoying the sunshine and reading a good book! *squidges Benji cheerfully*

  6. You're off to a great start already :) I'm sure you'll meet your goals. I've heard great things about The Art of Fielding. Enjoy!

  7. Bex I'm loving the cover of Laura's Handmade Life, looking forward to your review. That's the one thing I LOVE about ebook readers, because wherever I go I always take way too much books, a woman or a book worm must have VARIETY!!! Why doesn't any other book worm get this? LOL

    My BoB updates.