Apparently fun, easy books have been exactly what I needed to get my reading back up. I’m also done with How to Train Your Dragon, and while Catherine House doesn’t fit into the “fun” category, it is weird and has sucked me right in. I just started it yesterday, and I wish I had a longer lunch break so I could read it at work. I might still try.
The Intermittent Fasting is still going well, but getting any kind of exercise has not. My job is a lot less physically active than my last job, and while I’ve been coming up with every excuse I can think of to get up from my desk and walk, but it isn’t enough.
This past week was exhausting, and I ended up reading I Will Judge You by Your Bookshelf as a sort of comfort read because my brain did not want to have to think about anything and I needed to relax before bed.
Tomorrow I start my new job, and because my mind equates a first day with Monday, I thought today was Sunday. Luckily, I woke up early-ish and realized that, even though it feels like a Sunday, it is not. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have posted this until much later.
This past week has been a whirlwind of activity, including going to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, and I think I have finally recovered. At least, I’m recovered enough for another whirlwind week. I’m not going to make any plans for the weekend so that I can relax and read and nap.
Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
Read the synopses of the books
Decide: keep it or should it go?
My TBR pile shot up to 1115 books. I added a large series to my wishlist so that I don’t have to keep looking up what the next book is as I finish them.
This week’s books:Road Trips, Head Trips, and Other Car-Crazed Writings ed. by Jean Lindamood Jennings – KEEP. I love road trips and books about them.
An Introduction to Women’s Writing ed. by Marion Shaw – KEEP. Goodreads doesn’t have a synopsis, there are no other editions listed, and no reviews. However, I remember finding this at a campus booksale for a $1, and I’m still interested in reading it.Through Time by Andrew Cartmel – KEEP. This was another “Doctor Who” book I got in a giveaway.
Wonder Woman Psychology ed. by Travis Langley – KEEP. I usually get the “[Insert fandom here] and Philosophy” books, but I didn’t see one for “Wonder Woman.” Instead, I found this on the shelf at the bookstore, and I’m interested to see my favorite DC comic book character through the lens of psychology.
Dinosaur Highway by Laurie E. Jasinski – KEEP. I LOVE Dinosaurs, and one of the biggest events every semester during my time in the Texas State University Geology Club was to go to a very small Natural History museum to help clean their portion of the dinosaur tracks and the surrounding area of debris. The tracks we worked on were only viewable to regular visitors from a boardwalk, so it felt extra special to be able to get up close and personal with the tracks without having to be someone with letters after my name. I bought this book in the museum’s gift shop during one of those trips so that I could learn more about the tracks and the history of the area.
My TBR pile is holding steady at 1115 books. I don’t know if it’s easier to get rid of ebooks than the physical books I own or if I’m just choosier about the physical books I buy, but I don’t seem to be willing to part with my physical books like I have the ebooks in previous posts.
I was up, packed, and out the door on my way to Wisconsin for my Dad’s memorial service last Friday before I even thought about posting a check-in, so this check-in is for two weeks.
My daughter was visiting for a couple of days after the memorial, and we went to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, which was far larger than either of us knew. My FitBit tracked over 16,000 steps that day, and we were both exhausted, but we had a great time.