#FitReaders Check-In

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  • This check-in is for December 1st – 7th.
  • I messed up my ankle.  I won’t be doing much until it heals.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.

 

  • Steps: 17,895/50,000
  • Miles: 7.36/20
  • Total Miles: 467.14
  • Active Minutes: 42/210
  • Virtual 5Ks: 0/10
  • Total Money Donated: $4.72/$5.00

Monday’s Minutes

“Monday’s Minutes” is a weekly post in which I track my bookish life.  All book covers are linked to Goodreads unless otherwise noted.

Currently Reading:

  • A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
  • A Philosophy of Walking by Frédéric Gros
  • The Book of Night with Moon by Diane Duane
  • Rebel Angels by Libba Bray

  

Finished:

  • Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor
  • The Carnivorous Carnival by Lemony Snicket
  • Serafina and the Twisted Staff by Robert Beatty
  • John Saturnall’s Feast by Lawrence Norfold

  

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 1091

Total books for the year: 96 of 100.  I raised my reading goal yet again.  I’m pretty sure this will be the highest number of books I’ve read since I started tracking them on Goodreads.

What are you reading this week?

#FitReaders Check-In

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  • This check-in is for November 24th – 30th.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.

 

  • Steps: 20,567/50,000
  • Miles: 8.45/20
  • Total Miles: 459.78
  • Active Minutes: 168/210
  • Virtual 5Ks: 0/10
  • Total Money Donated: $4.70/$5.00

#ThanksgivingReadathon Wrap-up

Is it just me or was this long weekend not long enough?!  The #ThanksgivingReadathon is now over and I feel like I didn’t get enough time to enjoy it.

My TBR:

  • The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • A Philosophy of Walking by Frédéric Gros
  • The Book of Night with Moon by Diane Duane
  • John Saturnall’s Feast by Lawrence Norfold
  • Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor

    

Out of the 5 books I want to finish before the start of #COYER, I only finished The Silmarillion.

My Goal:

  • Finish at least 3 of the books on my TBR above.

That didn’t happen *sigh*  However, I did get down to about a hundred pages left of Dreams of Gods and Monsters and I got through nearly 200 pages of The Book of Night with Moon.  That’s not horrible, even if I didn’t read as much as I wanted.

Monday’s Minutes

“Monday’s Minutes” is a weekly post in which I track my bookish life.  All book covers are linked to Goodreads unless otherwise noted.

Currently Reading:

  • A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
  • A Philosophy of Walking by Frédéric Gros
  • The Book of Night with Moon by Diane Duane
  • John Saturnall’s Feast by Lawrence Norfold
  • Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor

   

Finished:

  • The Secret Hour by Scott Westerfeld
  • The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien

 

DNF:

  • Grayling’s Song by Karen Cushman

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 791

Total books for the year: 92 of 95.

What are you reading this week?

#FitReaders Check-In

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  • This check-in is for November 17th – 23rd.
  • I’ve been sick most of this week 😦  I started to feel a little better yesterday, and I’m sure most of that was all the great food and company, but I was still in no shape to do any trotting, let alone a Turkey Trot.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.

 

  • Steps: 21,020/50,000
  • Miles: 8.64/20
  • Total Miles: 451.33
  • Active Minutes: 71/210
  • Virtual 5Ks: 0/10
  • Total Money Donated: $4.64/$5.00

#ThanksgivingReadathon – Five Days of Reading!

Jackie B @ Tsundoku and Ottavia @ Novels and Nonfiction are hosting the #ThanksgivingReadathon, “a stress-free way to get caught up with your reading and prioritize me-time during a family-packed week.”

Below is how to participate, but click on any of the links above to get more details, including information about the giveaway!

  • Read as many books as you can.
  • Use #ThanksgivingReadathon to share your participation and progress.
  • Publish a Sign-Up Post between Monday the 20th and Wednesday the 22nd with your readathon TBR and goals.
    • Bonus: Share some of your holiday traditions or what you are excited about this Thanksgiving week!
  • Publish a Wrap-Up post between Monday the 27th and Wednesday the 29th.
    • Bonus: Share what you are thankful for this year.
  • Comment on Ottavia’s and Jackie’s posts with your post links to link up and share the comment love.

My TBR:

  • The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • A Philosophy of Walking by Frédéric Gros
  • The Book of Night with Moon by Diane Duane
  • John Saturnall’s Feast by Lawrence Norfold
  • Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor

    

These are my current reads, and I might finish one or two of them before Wednesday.

My Goal:

  • Finish at least 3 of the books on my TBR above.

Since #COYER starts in December, I want as many of my current reads finished by then so I can start fresh.

Are you participating in the #ThanksgivingReadathon or any other readathons over Thanksgiving? Which book on my TBR should I finish first?

Monday’s Minutes

“Monday’s Minutes” is a weekly post in which I track my bookish life.  All book covers are linked to Goodreads unless otherwise noted.

Currently Reading:

  • The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
  • A Philosophy of Walking by Frédéric Gros
  • The Book of Night with Moon by Diane Duane
  • John Saturnall’s Feast by Lawrence Norfold
  • Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor

  

  

 

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 345

Total books for the year: 90 of 95.  I was in a mood most foul earlier in the week and went on Litsy to ask for book recommendations.  My request was for stories full of Buffy-like ass-kicking characters, and that’s how I ended up reading The Secret Hour.  So far, it has hit the spot perfectly even though there hasn’t been much ass-kicking yet.  I’m nearly done with it, and once I am, I’ll catch up with the Silmarillion for #LOTRChapteraDay.  I should be finished with that by the end of this week.  Then I’ll be trying to finish the rest of my current reads before the start of #COYER on December 16th.  Speaking of #COYER, I’ve been preparing by finally, and slowly getting all of my books scanned into Goodreads.  Once I’m done, I’ll also be fully prepped for next year’s #ShelfLove.

What are you reading this week?

#COYER Winter Switch!

It’s time to get ready for another round of #COYER!  The challenge begins December 16th and ends March 9th.  I’ll be participating in the “Switch”, which is outlined below, but click on the link to get all of the details.

COYER Switch

There are 3 components: “The Strict”, “The List”, and “The One with the Twist”.  Each component will be done once, in any order, at one of the 3 phases:

  • December 16 – January 12
  • January 13 – February 9
  • February 10 – March 9

The Strict

  1. Every book you read must be an eBook or audiobook.
  2. Every book must be either free or less than $5.
  3. No library books, borrowed books, or Kindle Unlimited.

The List

  1. Make a list of up to 30 books you want to read.
  2. Every book on the list must be in your possession BEFORE you put them on the list.
  3. You can add 5 new books for every 5 books you read.
  4. Books on the list can be any format, any price, obtained any LEGAL way.

The One with the Twist

  1. You can read ANY book. ANY price. Obtained any LEGAL way.
  2. “The Twist” is that you have to stick with one format; audiobook, ebook, or physical.

I’m going to do “The List” first, from December 16th to January 12th, then “The One with the Twist” second, from January 13th to February 9th, and then I’ll wrap up this round of COYER with “The Strict” from February 10th to March 9th.  I’ve already put together my List on Goodreads, and I’m going to stick to my physical books for “The One with the Twist”.  I’ve created another list of the free/less than $5 ebooks and audiobooks I have for “The Strict”, but it’s a work in progress.

From now until #COYER starts, I’ll be trying to finish up all of my current reads so I can start fresh with a book from my list.  Are you participating in #COYER Winter Switch?  What do you think of the books on my list?  Are there any I should I read first?

The Classics Club Spin #16 – Short and Sweet

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The Classics Club announced the Spin number yesterday:

4

Which means I’ll be reading The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.  While it wasn’t the book I really wanted, it will be a quick, easy read and that’s probably a good thing right now.  I’m in the middle of reading The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien and it is definitely not light reading.

  1. Kafka, Franz: The Trial
  2. Lawrence, D.H.: Lady Chatterley’s Lover
  3. Du Maurier, Daphne: Rebecca
  4. Burnett, Frances Hodgson: The Secret Garden
  5. Barrie, J.M.: Peter Pan
  6. Beckett, Samuel: Waiting for Godot
  7. Remarque: All Quiet on the Western Front
  8. Melville, Herman: Moby Dick
  9. Hemingway, Ernest: A Farewell to Arms
  10. Bronte, Anne: Agnes Grey
  11. Flaubert, Gustav: Madame Bovary
  12. Eliot, George: Middlemarch
  13. Proust, Marcel: Swann’s Way
  14. Gogol, Nikolay: Dead Souls
  15. Hawthorne, Nathaniel: The Scarlet Letter
  16. Heller, Joseph: Catch-22
  17. Cooper, James Fenimore: The Last of the Mohicans
  18. Crane, Stephen: Red Badge of Courage
  19. Hugo, Victor: The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  20. Dickens, Charles: Oliver Twist

Are you participating in the Classics Club Spin?