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{read-a-thon day three & day four}

Wrapping up my day four of the tackle your ‘to be read’ read-a-thon.

I finished a book yesterday!

Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald was amazing! I enjoyed it enough to never want to put it down. Which means a quicker read for this slow bookworm.

I picked up Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf to read next. I don’t know what it is about Virginia Woolf; but they are slow reads for me. Like sloth pace.

It’s weird because I enjoy her voice; but something about her writing style just doesn’t hook me and I often find my mind wandering.

So, despite this one being about half the size of Tender is the Night, it’s going to take me like four times as long to get through it…

I didn’t get to read anymore Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren tonight. Thanks to some behavior issues we’ve been having with the Little Miss. Unfortunately, story time is one of the things to go when she is being punished. Which means mommy gets punished too. #bookwormproblems

I also took a peak at William Congreve’s The Mourning Bride. It’s good so far. If you can call a tragedy good. It feels a little wrong to say you like something so tragic. Looking forward to finishing this one off fairly quickly, as it’s not very long.

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My numbers aren’t amazing for today.

Life happens.

And slow moving books happen.

But I read!

Also, a day late; but for day three there was an Initials Book Challenge.

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{M}oby Dick by Herman Melville

{A}nna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

The {R}aven by Edgar Allan Poe

Yes, I realize using The Raven as my ‘R’ was a bit of a stretch; but look at the pretty books!

To be fair, I did make another one.

Well, and it’s rather fun!

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{M}rs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

{A}tonement by Ian McEwan

The {R}ed Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

All six of these books are on my Reading Like Rory list! Two I have actually read, Anna Karenina and The Raven. Two I have actually started, Mrs. Dalloway and Moby Dick. And that leaves two that I am excited to read, Atonement and The Red Badge of Courage.

Happy reading my fellow bookworms!

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