Monday’s Minutes

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

Currently Reading:

  • A History of Reading by Alberto Manguel
  • The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers
  • Magician: Apprentice by Raymond E. Feist
  • The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
  • The Complete Poems of Walt Whitman

Finished:

  • The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
  • The Book of Candlelight by Ellery Adams

Total pages read this week: 494

Total books for the year: 39 of 85. I finished The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes on Memorial Day as I thought I would. Since then, I’ve focused on Magician: Apprentice, except for when I was listening to The Book of Candlelight.

What are you reading?

#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for May 22nd – 28th.
  • We had a weird-for-this-time-of-year heat wave, and the idea of doing anything other than hanging out in front of the fan (I don’t have AC) felt like torture.  Luckily, I got a decent amount of exercise on Sunday before the heat wave hit.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Active Days: 1/5
  • Steps: 7,824
  • Miles: 3.21
  • Total Miles: 220.85
  • Active Minutes: 64

Monday’s Minutes

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

Currently Reading:

  • A History of Reading by Alberto Manguel
  • The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers
  • Magician: Apprentice by Raymond E. Feist
  • The Book of Candlelight by Ellery Adams
  • The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
  • The Complete Poems of Walt Whitman
  • The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

Total pages read this week: 374

Total books for the year: 37 of 85. Everything else I’ve been reading was automatically put on hold after I received my copy of The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes in the mail. I’m about two-thirds through, and I will probably finish it today, especially since it’s Memorial Day, and I stay off social media on this day.

What are you reading?

#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for May 15th – 21st.
  • Fitness fell by the wayside again this week.  I could blame it on several things, but the reality is that I just didn’t feel like exercising.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Active Days: 0/5
  • Steps: 8,358
  • Miles: 3.43
  • Total Miles: 217.64
  • Active Minutes: 14

Monday’s Minutes

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

Currently Reading:

  • A History of Reading by Alberto Manguel
  • The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers
  • Magician: Apprentice by Raymond E. Feist
  • The Book of Candlelight by Ellery Adams
  • The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
  • The Complete Poems of Walt Whitman

Finished:

  • The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson ed. by Brooks Atkinson
  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll
  • Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne

Total pages read this week: 843

Total books for the year: 37 of 85. I had a successful #BoutofBooks! All of the books I finished were for the online classes I’m taking. I’m probably going to take a break from reading assignments this week, and get back to the other books I’ve been neglecting.

What are you reading?

#BoutofBooks – Day 7 & Wrap-Up

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It’s a weeklong readathon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 11th and runs through Sunday, May 17th in YOUR time zone. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are daily challenges, Twitter chats, and exclusive Instagram challenges, but they’re all completely optional. For Bout of Books 28 information and updates, visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I read about a third of The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald and a bit of Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman.

  • Time Read:  3 hours 4 minutes
  • Pages Read: 122
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 4
  • Total Time Read: 21 hours 9 minutes

While I didn’t read as much as I did during the last Bout of Books, this was still a successful readathon for me. I’m looking forward to Bout of Books 29 in August!

#BoutofBooks – Day 6

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It’s a weeklong readathon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 11th and runs through Sunday, May 17th in YOUR time zone. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are daily challenges, Twitter chats, and exclusive Instagram challenges, but they’re all completely optional. For Bout of Books 28 information and updates, visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I finished Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne. I intended on starting The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald for one class, and Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman for the other, but I didn’t get passed the introductions for either before I went to bed. I’ll be dipping into both of those throughout today, but I know I won’t get anywhere near the end of either by tomorrow.

  • Time Read:  3 hours 28 minutes
  • Pages Read: 139
  • Books Finished: 1
  • Total Number of Books Read: 4

#BoutofBooks – Day 5

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It’s a weeklong readathon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 11th and runs through Sunday, May 17th in YOUR time zone. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are daily challenges, Twitter chats, and exclusive Instagram challenges, but they’re all completely optional. For Bout of Books 28 information and updates, visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I finished Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll, listened to some of The Book of Candlelight by Ellery Adams, and started the next book for one of my classes, Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne. If I have my way, I’ll be reading the rest of Winnie-the-Pooh today 🙂

  • Time Read:  4 hours 6 minutes
  • Pages Read: 164
  • Books Finished: 1
  • Total Number of Books Read: 3

#BoutofBooks – Day 4

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It’s a weeklong readathon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 11th and runs through Sunday, May 17th in YOUR time zone. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are daily challenges, Twitter chats, and exclusive Instagram challenges, but they’re all completely optional. For Bout of Books 28 information and updates, visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I finished Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, and read some more of Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll. I’ll probably finish Through the Looking-Glass today.

  • Time Read:  4 hours 22 minutes
  • Pages Read: 175
  • Books Finished: 1
  • Total Number of Books Read: 2

#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for May 8th – 14th.
  • Unfortunately, fitness fell by the wayside this week.  I got distracted by a video game, “Stardew Valley”, and then Bout of Books and catching up with the reading assignments for the two online classes I’ve been taking.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Active Days: 0/5
  • Steps: 7,535
  • Miles: 3.1
  • Total Miles: 214.21
  • Active Minutes: 19