Monday’s Minutes

“Monday’s Minutes” is a weekly post in which I track my bookish life.

Currently Reading:

  • The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers
  • Prime-Time Health by Dr. William Sears
  • The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
  • The Carrow Haunt by Darcy Coates
  • Nightbooks by J.A. White

Finished:

  • Hocus Pocus and the All-New Sequel by A.W. Jantha
  • Charlie the Choo-Choo by Beryl Evans
  • A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows by Diana Gabaldon
  • Rose of Fire by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • The Witch of Ravensworth by George Brewer

Total pages read this week: 830

Total books for the year: 72 of 85. I love readathons! They give me the opportunity to get through a chunk of my TBR or a large number of pages, and sometimes both. I finished 4 books this time around, and almost finished a 5th. I will likely finish The Carrow Haunt today since I only have an hour left on the audiobook.

What are you reading?

Dewey’s 24-Hour #Readathon – Final Update

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I’ve survived another Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon… sort of! I made it to just after 1 AM and then decided that I was done. Just done.

  • Total Pages Read: 542

Closing Survey

  1. How would you assess your reading overall? I did ok, but not great.
  2. Did you have a strategy, and if so, did you stick to it? My strategy was to read the shortest books on my readathon maybe’s list and listen to an audiobook when I needed to give my eyes a break.
  3. What was your favorite snack? Tortilla chips and Fall Harvest salsa.
  4. Wanna volunteer for our next event? Perhaps….

I’m already in bed as this post goes live. I think I should have stuck to the Middle-Grade Fiction strategy I had during the #Readathon in April. Though The Witch of Ravensworth by George Brewer was only around a hundred pages, it felt long and had an extremely disappointing ending. By the time I finished it and started Nightbooks by J.A. White, I was toast. I read just enough of it to count for the Bingo, but I’m sure I’ll love it when I have fresh eyes and a rested brain.

Dewey’s 24-Hour #Readathon – Update 2

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I’ve survived 16 hours of Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon, and I still haven’t fallen asleep, not even a little.  I think I’ve also finished more books so far than I have for any other #Readathon I’ve done. I did take time out to watch a movie with the Boyfriend, though, so I didn’t get through as many pages as I wanted, but that’s ok. I also participated in the “Around a Campfire” mini-challenge.

  • Pages Read: 206
  • Books Read: Rose of Fire by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • Time Read: 6 hours and 52 minutes
  • Yummy in my Tummy: I had a chocolate chip cookie, tortilla chips and Fall Harvest salsa, and then I had a veggie burrito for dinner.

Until my final update, at 5 am, I’ll be finishing The Witch of Ravensworth by George Brewer and The Carrow Haunt by Darcy Coates, and then hopefully get through at least 50 pages of Nightbooks by J.A. White before the end.


Whether you’re participating in the readathon or not, what book(s) are you currently reading?

Dewey’s 24-Hour #Readathon: Mid-Event Survey!

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Here are my answers to the Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon Mid-Event Survey!

1. What are you reading right now? I’m nearly halfway through The Witch of Ravensworth by George Brewer
2. How many books have you read so far? 3
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Readathon?  I’m looking forward to Nightbooks by J.A. White, which I’m buddy-reading with ElizabethAnne on Goodreads.
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Only 1 interruption so far, when the Boyfriend insisted on showing me a t-shirt he saw on Facebook.
5. What surprises you most about the Readathon, so far?  How I managed to finish 3 books before the halfway mark.

Dewey’s 24-Hour #Readathon – Update 1

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I’ve survived the first 8 hours of Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon and I haven’t fallen asleep on the couch even once!  I’m pretty sure I have the dirty chai from Peet’s to thank for that. Well, the chai AND the amazing books I’ve read so far.

  • Pages Read: 207
  • Books Read: Charlie he Choo-Choo by Beryl Evans, A Leaf on the Wind of All-Hallows by Diana Gabaldon
  • Time Read: 6 hours and 54 minutes
  • Yummy in my Tummy: I had a giant cup of tea, then the large dirty chai with a veggie breakfast burrito from Peet’s for breakfast.  I also had an oatmeal raisin cookie and some hot apple cider around 11:30.

Until my 2nd update, at 9 pm, I’ll continue reading the remaining books on my Goodreads list.


Whether you’re participating in the readathon or not, what book(s) are you currently reading?

Dewey’s 24-Hour #Readathon

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Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon has officially started!  I stumbled out of the bed about 20 minutes ago and immediately started the kettle to make myself a giant mug of tea. I was going to have Peet’s be delivered since a readathon is a perfect time for pastries and chai, but I decided that is a good reason to put in my earbuds, start an audiobook, and go for a walk! I’ll be posting my updates every 8 hours, assuming my pile of books keeps me awake.

  • What fine part of the world are you reading from today? I’m in Emeryville, CA.
  • Which book in your stack are you looking forward to the most? For the first time, I have no idea. I put so many great books on my readathon-maybes list, and I have 5 more books from the library.
  • Which snack are you looking forward to the most? Pastries from Peet’s!
  • Tell us a little something about yourself!  Here are 20 somethings about myself.  Also, I have a second fur baby now, Raith:
  • If you participated in the last readathon, what’s one thing you’ll do differently today? I’m going to try reading the books I have on my list in order of shortest to longest.

I usually put my TBR here, but the link to my pile is up above and currently stands at 41 books tall.
My first update will be at 1 pm.  I’ll be tracking how many pages I read and any books I finish.  I’ll also include snacks I’ve nommed, and any musical earworms that have gotten into my head.


Whether you’re participating in the readathon or not, what book(s) are you currently reading? 

#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for October 16th – 22nd.
  • I missed a couple of days of walking thanks to my iron getting low enough to make me dizzy.  I’m back on an iron supplement and am fine now.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Active Days: 4/7
  • Steps: 21,436/40,000
  • Miles: 8.77
  • Total Miles: 460.19
  • Active Minutes: 54/300

Monday’s Minutes

“Monday’s Minutes” is a weekly post in which I track my bookish life.

Currently Reading:

  • The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers
  • Prime-Time Health by Dr. William Sears
  • The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
  • Hocus Pocus and the All-New Sequel by A.W. Jantha

Finished:

  • Henrietta and Eleanor by Libby Spurrier
  • Ghosts by M.R. James
  • Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
  • Camp Red Moon by R.L. Stine

Total pages read this week: 264

Total books for the year: 67 of 85. I’m back on track with my reading goal, according to Goodreads. I did a lot of audiobook listening this week, but I’m also nearly done with The All-New Sequel part of Hocus Pocus. I haven’t been feeling well most of the weekend, and have had a terrible headache, so I’m still limiting my screen time.

What are you reading?

#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for October 9th – 15th.
  • I finished the Trans-Catalina trail on Walking 4 Fun and started the Tour Mont Blanc.
  • I didn’t walk yesterday or do any exercise, breaking my streak of walking every day in October.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Active Days: 6/7
  • Steps: 35,589/40,000
  • Miles: 14.59
  • Total Miles: 451.42
  • Active Minutes: 187/300

Monday’s Minutes

“Monday’s Minutes” is a weekly post in which I track my bookish life.

Currently Reading:

  • The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers
  • Prime-Time Health by Dr. William Sears
  • The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
  • Hocus Pocus and the All-New Sequel by A.W. Jantha

Finished:

  • City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab
  • Amphigorey by Edward Gorey

Total pages read this week: 496

Total books for the year: 63 of 85. I am three books behind schedule, according to Goodreads, and I am trying to catch up. I’m doing what I can to limit my screen time across all of my devices and deliberately choosing to pick up a book instead. It seems to be working so far 🙂

What are you reading?