Bout of Books 17: Day 5 Progress

Bout of Books

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 22nd and runs through Sunday, August 28th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 17 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I listened to some of Chapter and Hearse by Lorna Barrett during my commute to and from work and I finished How to Be a Heroine by Samantha Ellis.  I also decided to use my Friday night (when the Boyfriend has his game night) to go through my shelves and read/skim through a whole stack of books that were very important to me during my 20s but were probably no longer useful to me now.  As a result, I have no idea how long I read, but there are now ten more books in the box that will go to the used bookstore when it’s full.  I think I’m done with culling my shelves in large chunks, and I’ll only be adding to the box as I finish books from my TBR that I don’t want to keep.  At least for a couple more years.  I wonder how many more books will I outgrow during my life?
  • Time Read: ?
  • Pages Read: 115
  • Books Finished: How to Be a Heroine by Samantha Ellis

Heroine

  • Total Number of Books Read: 4

#FitReaders Check-In

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  • This check-in is for August 19th – 25th.
  • My goal for this week was 8K steps per day.  This was yet another bad week thanks to not feeling well.  However, I’ve signed up for a free health and fitness program offered through my job’s health insurance.  I’ve got an appointment on Monday and I should be able to start the program shortly after that.  I’m hoping it works better than the one I was on through the VA.
  • My best day was Thursday when the Boyfriend and I went for a walk together after dinner.  Even though I didn’t meet my step goal, I did meet my active minutes goal for the day.  I also walked up more flights of stairs than on any other day, and that’s the only reason I met my stairs goal for the week.
  • I’m going to try for 8K steps per day again, but my goal(s) might change depending on how the program works.
  • If you’d like to add me as a friend on FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Steps: 24,415/49,000
  • Miles: 10.04/17.5
  • Flights of stairs: 80/70
  • Active Minutes: 69/175
  • Monthly 5K Races Completed: 3/10
  • Monthly 1 Mile Fun “Runs” Completed: 2/10
  • Total Money Donated: $21.58/$25.00

Bout of Books 17: Day 4 Progress

Bout of Books

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 22nd and runs through Sunday, August 28th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 17 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

The Princess Bride by William Goldman is much easier to read during my breaks at work, so I focused on that instead of How to Be a Heroine by Samantha Ellis.  I’m hoping to finish both this weekend and maybe listen to the rest of Chapter and Hearse by Lorna Barrett while I do my weekly cleaning.
  • Time Read: 2 hours 55 minutes
  • Pages Read: 104
  • Books Finished: None
  • Total Number of Books Read: 3

Bout of Books 17: Day 3 Progress

Bout of Books

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 22nd and runs through Sunday, August 28th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 17 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I wasn’t feeling well, so I called in sick from work.  After I finally got out of bed, I finished The Fellowship of the Ring and then Feed by Mira Grant.  I also read quite a bit of How to Be a Heroine by Samantha Ellis.
  • Time Read: 6 hours 44 minutes
  • Pages Read: 365
  • Books Finished: The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien and Feed by Mira Grant

Fellowship Feed

Bout of Books 17: Day 2 Progress

Bout of Books

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 22nd and runs through Sunday, August 28th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 17 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I listened to more of Chapter and Hearse by Lorna Barrett during my commute to and from work, and I finished Primary Inversion by Catherine Asaro during my breaks.  After work, I read more of The Fellowship of the Ring before I went to bed.
  • Time Read: 4 hours and 10 minutes
  • Pages Read: 149
  • Books Finished: Primary Inversion by Catherine Asaro

Primary

  • Total Number of Books Read: 1

Bout of Books 17: Day 1 Progress

Bout of Books

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 22nd and runs through Sunday, August 28th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 17 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I mostly just listened to Chapter and Hearse by Lorna Barrett during my commute to and from work, but I did get some of The Fellowship of the Ring read before I went to bed.  Not bad for the first day.
  • Time Read: 3 hours
  • Pages Read: 90
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 0
  • Challenges: Book to Movie Adaptation

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.

Current Reads:

  • Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien – for the #FanspeakTheRing Read-Along
  • Feed by Mira Grant
  • Primary Inversion by Catherine Asaro
  • The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  • How to Be a Heroine by Samantha Ellis
  • Chapter and Hearse by Lorna Barrett

Fellowship Feed Primary

 Princess Bride 2 Heroine Chapter

Finished:

  • Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  • Bookplate Special by Lorna Barrett
  • The Time Machine by H.G. Wells

MJ_Movie_CVR.indd Bookplate TIme Machine

Challenges:

Total pages read: 567

Total # of books for the year: 50.  Today is the beginning of another Bout of Books.  As usual, I won’t be posting anything else except for my BoB updates for the rest of the week.  Next week, I’ll be posting several reviews in my renewed attempt to catch up with all the books I’ve read this Summer.  The end of COYER is coming up soon (Sept. 2nd), as well as my Sci-Fi Summer reading challenge (Sept. 21st), so I’m hoping to have at least most of my reviews posted by then.  I’m considering reading nothing but classic literature for the Fall, but I’m not 100% sure about that yet.  There is also a Gothic reading challenge I might participate in, so I’ll be sure to keep you up to date on that.

What are you reading this week?