Now the girls are all painted and all pretty, and it’s time to say farewell to all of them except from Jill, the redheaded girl with the yellow flower in her hair. She stays with me. I kept looking on the others for a while before putting them into the mail. It is kind of sad to part from them. Well, well, that’s life.
I am a bit short of time, so I take some old drawings, beginnings, and cut them out into ATC size, use them as the beginning and continue until I am satisfied.
So far, I am not. These are all work in projects., apart from the collage, which I made a couple of days ago but which needed a bit of more glue.
I use different techniques for the girl.
The bluehaired girl is an old one, I just fixed the colours a bit and the background.
The grey girl is a new one, and the blonde girl is a mix of old and new.
RYSAT day 6 was Saturday May 23. It was sort of a break day. I listened to an audio book for a bit. I am in the middle of listening to Burial Rites by Hannah Kent. The reading is superb and I love this book, listening to it every now and then when I feel like it. Apart from that I read only 22 pages in The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey.
On day 7, the very last day of RYBSAT I read in The Fifth Wave only, and it is really a very exciting book! I read 263 pages, but I didn’t finish the book since it is a book of nearly 600 pages.
All in all I read 285 pages plus the listening of I don’t know how many minutes during the weekend.
The total sum of pages for the week of RYBSAT: 1115 pages.
Books finished: 3. Witch Wars. Wings. Doll Bones.
Books started but not finished: 2. Ranveig den havsdjärva + The Fifth Wave (read in Swedish as Den femte vågen).
I started reading Doll Bones (Dockskelettet; I read in Swedish) during Thursday, and continued on Friday.
Day 4: 120 pages read. Doll Bones.
Day 5: 128 pages in Doll Bones. Finished Doll Bones, 244 pages + Author’s thanks in 3 pages.
Reading Summary for Day 1-5: 830 pages.
Amount of finished books: 3.
Ok, so I got a whole day off, a perfect opportunity to read a lot since it is readathon time and I’m participating in #RYBSAT, but do I read? No, I am very, very lazy not doing anything in particular.
I got stuck whilst finished with Wings (a fast fun read) I should supposedly continue in the book I started before Wings, the one by Kerstin Trygg. But I don’t want to read that one, and so I don’t read at all, because I don’t find any book in that particular RYBSAT pile interesting enough at the moment.
I do other things. Like:
Making lists of books, trying to do this and that, things I need to do. Chores.
But mostly I procrastinate, surf on the Internet, eat stuff, drink coffee. I write a long list of book reviews I need to write, I try to finish up happy mails to send. So far, one is ready to go. Five still waiting for me, half done.
Ok, I so needed a lazy Thursday since I’ve been working a lot lately. And I look at the books I am supposed to read (the RYBSAT pile) with no eagerness what so ever.
Yesterday I got a review copy from a Swedish book company Rabén & Sjögren and I got so very happy. I want to read that book. So… Since I want to continue to read, at least some pages today, I skip Kerstin Trygg’s Ranveig den havsdjärva (Ranveig the Sea Brave) and jump right into Dockskelettet (Doll Bones) by Holly Black.
I am SO eager to read that book right now, so why not? Why do I have to stop myself? Why do I have to stick to my RYBSAT pile of books when I don’t want to?
Stupid. I want to read Doll Bones and so I shall do.
Day 1: 275 pages. Started and finished Witch Wars by Sibéal Pounder, 266 pages and read the beginning of Ranveig den havsdjärva (Ranveig the Sea Brave) by Kerstin Trygg, 9 pages.
Day 2: 174 pages. Started and read only in Wings by Aprilynne Pike.
Day 3. 134 pages. Finished Wings by Aprilynne Pike and read the followed teaser of the next book in the series, i.e. 13 pages of Spells, and one page more about the author.
Summary this far: 583 pages.
Divided in three days: about 194 pages a day. Pretty good actually.
I could have read more during the evening since I finished Wings already on the train on my way home from work but I felt like taking a reading break and do some other creative stuff during the evening, and also I am unsure about what to read next. I did start reading Kerstin Trygg’s book but I am not at all feeling like continuing to read that one because it’s pretty slow paced; it has a certain style reminding of old Icelandic sagas; it can slow down my reading pace and that is not advantageous with this being a readathon and all.
I bought two new books which arrived today. They were bought at BookDepository last week. As usual, BookDepository divided the purchase into two packages and so I got two bookmarks as well, one for each book. Lovely! With good quotes on them both, as well.
Both of the books I have been recommended to read through my groups at Goodreads. I am so happy to find two new authors, and I do hope I will like what I read. In that case I will buy more written by those authors, since I tend to collect authors rather than just books. The books? Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie and Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor. One SF and one Fantasy book. Both well known (but new for me personally) and both well read, and both of them winners of a bunch of awards, among them Nebula Award.
I am participating in #RYBSAT, a readathon of one week where you are supposed to choose a spot in your bookshelves and read from that book onward as long as you can during one week. The week started yesterday and I read my first book, Witch Wars by Sibéal Pounder, (skipped The Wee Free Men since I already read that one), started my second book Ranveig den havsdjärva (Ranveig the Sea Brave) by Kerstin Trygg. Since the book by Trygg was a hardback I could not take it to work as my train and waiting-for-the-train and reading-a-lunch book, so I choose the next book in my pile, which was Wings by Aprilynne Pike for my day-book. And so, now when I am back home, I’m almost 100 pages into Wings and I so much prefer to continue reading in that one, instead of Trygg’s book. Sorry, Kerstin Trygg. Your book has to wait, just a little; I will come to it eventually during the week.
I have decided to join ICAD this summer. ICAD stands for One Index Card A Day, and it is a creative challenge where you make art on one index card a day during the months of June and July. There will be prompts and challenges and it is all explained over at the Daisy Yellow Site.