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
  • Rebel Angels by Libba Bray
  • Ghosts of Greenglass House by Kate Milford
  • The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss – for the #EpicBuddyRead on Litsy.
  • The Map to Everywhere by Carrie Ryan

     

DNF:

  • Death by Coffee by Alex Erickson

Finished:

  • The  Book of Night with Moon by Diane Duane

 

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 840

Total books for the year: 98 of 100.  COYER Winter Switch started on Saturday, and of course I’m in the middle of 6 books that won’t count towards the challenge *sigh*

What are you reading this week?

Back to the Classics Challenge 2018

I only have a little more than a year and a half to finish my Classics Club list, with 21 books remaining.  So, I decided to join the Back to the Classics Challenge, hosted by Karen at Books and Chocolate.

It’s simple; there are 12 categories, and the idea is to read one book, published at least 50 years ago, from each of the categories, review it, and link the review to the category your fulfilling.  At the end of the year, participants will post a challenge wrap-up and link that up as well.  We’re not required to read all 12 books or choose our books in advance, but I listed my potential reads next to each category below.  Go to the main challenge page for the full details.

The Categories:

1.  A 19th century classic – Dickens, Charles: Oliver Twist

2.  A 20th century classic – Kafka, Franz: The Trial

3.  A classic by a woman author – Brontë, Anne: Agnes Grey

4.  A classic in translation – Remarque, Erich Maria: All Quiet on the Western Front

5. A children’s classic – Barrie, J.M.: Peter Pan

6.  A classic crime story, fiction or non-fiction – Collins, Wilkie: The Woman in White

7. A classic travel or journey narrative, fiction or non-fiction – Tolkien, J.R.R.: The Hobbit

8. A classic with a single-word title – Du Maurier, Daphne: Rebecca

9. A classic with a color in the title – Hawthorne, Nathaniel: The Scarlet Letter

10. A classic by an author that’s new to you – Lawrence, D.H.: Lady Chatterley’s Lover

11. A classic that scares you – Melville, Herman: Moby Dick

12. Re-read a favorite classic – Hugo, Victor: Les Misérables

The deadline to sign up for the challenge is March 1, 2018.  Are you planning to participate in Back to the Classics challenge?  Are participating in the Classic Clubs reading challenge?  Let me know in the comments!

#FitReaders Check-In

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  • This check-in is for December 8th – 14th.
  • My ankle seems to be ok again, so I’ll start walking in the mornings again on Monday.
  • With the end of the year approaching, I have to really step it up and bust my butt to hit $5 donated through Plus3.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.

 

  • Steps: 23,495/50,000
  • Miles: 9.64/20
  • Total Miles: 476.78
  • Active Minutes: 40/210
  • Virtual 5Ks: 0/10
  • Total Money Donated: $4.75/$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
  • Ghosts of Greenglass House by Kate Milford
  • The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss – for the #EpicBuddyRead on Litsy.

  

  

 

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 599

Total books for the year: 96 of 100.

What are you reading this week?

#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