Wow I’ve managed to write a planning post within the first week of the month! May has been slightly better than April for reading, although it has gone crazily quickly! I have had lots of exams and now (hallelujah!) I only have one left. It’s a shame though, as it’s in two weeks time and all my friends have finished already! Oh well, that’s life! I am back to school and lessons next week so I thought I would try and post now as I might not have time again for a while.
By the way my classics club spin book is Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier, which I have started and I am enjoying so far.
Here’s what I read in May 2013:
The Code Book – Simon Singh
This is not very good as I aim to read at least three books every month. This is the same number of books as I read in April so at least I haven’t got any worse (if that’s even possible!). My aim of 1200 pages a month was definitely not fulfilled, as I read only 727 pages – but this is over double what I read in April so it’s ok!
I definitely did not do 30 minutes reading a day, but I actually wasn’t far off!
I did read at least one science book every two months as I read The Code Book.
I did fulfil my at least one classic a month target with 1984 too!
Lastly, I try to stay an active blogger and this was poor too – better than last month but still a lot of improvements to make.
Challenge Progress in April 2013:
The Classics Club : 15/60 books read (1 this month: 1984) This makes 25%!
At the moment this is my only challenge for 2013 – maybe I will formalise some of my own yearly reading goals into a challenge.
Currently In Progress:
At the moment, I am enjoying Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier and I am about 1/4 of the way through. I am also loving my latest science read, Periodic Tales by Hugh Aldersey-Williams, which is all about some of the myths, history and traditions of the chemical elements and is so far a great read.
Books: The next three books on my TBR shelf are: The Help, The Amber Spyglass and Suite Francaise. I really hope to get to The Amber Spyglass but I don’t know about the others.
Challenges: Rebecca and Suite Francaise are part of my Classics Club list.
Again good luck to everyone with exams (or with friends/family doing exams!) I hope you all do your best and enjoy the rest of the summer. I tell you, if the weather stays like it is, I won’t even need my holiday to Corsica! We have had so much sunshine over the past week or so and there has also been the French Open…you can see why I might not have done as much reading as I could have done…nor revision!