#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for November 8th – 14th.
  • My physical therapy is going very well, and I’m feeling better than I have in a long time.  It’s showing up in my totals for the week, so I know it’s not all in my head.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Active Days: 4/5
  • Steps: 51,315
  • Miles: 21.08
  • Total Miles: 632.04
  • Active Minutes: 145

Monday’s Minutes

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

Currently Reading:

  • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
  • The Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson
  • Dead Beat by Jim Butcher

Finished:

  • The Escape Manual for Introverts by Katie Vaz

Total pages read this week: 418

Total books for the year: 69 of 70. We’re entering the season of Hygge! While I know Hygge is a year-round thing, there is nothing like Autumn and Winter for getting cozy.

#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for November 1st – 7th.
  • I woke up late yesterday morning and went to see “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” last night, which is why I didn’t post this yesterday.
  • I had a falling out with a friend on Sunday, and that has caused me quite a lot of pain.  So, for November, I’m going to focus on self-care, including getting enough sunlight and exercise.  I’m also trying to jump start my daily meditation practice.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Active Days: 3/5
  • Steps: 29,843
  • Miles: 12.28
  • Total Miles: 610.96
  • Active Minutes: 131

Monday’s Minutes

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

Currently Reading:

  • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
  • The Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson
  • The Escape Manual for Introverts by Katie Vaz

Finished:

  • Haunted Nights ed. by Ellen Datlow and Lisa Morton
  • Lullaby by Jonathan Maberry
  • Anne of Windy Poplars by L.M. Montgomery

Total pages read this week: 341

Total books for the year: 68 of 70. I’m determined to finish Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norell, but other than that, I’m getting into that time of year where all of my books are comforting in some way. I have a bunch of Cozy Mysteries lined up to listen to at some point over the next couple of months, and I’m very much looking forward to some #AudioCrafting or #AudioColoring.

#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for October 25th – 31st.
  • Another busy week, but I had a great Halloween at work.  I dressed up as Winifred Sanderson from “Hocus Pocus” and got tons of compliments 🙂
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Active Days: 3/5
  • Steps: 25,854
  • Miles: 10.66
  • Total Miles: 598.68
  • Active Minutes: 232

Monday’s Minutes

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

Currently Reading:

  • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
  • Haunted Nights ed. by Caitlin Doughty
  • Penny Dreadfuls ed. by Stefan R. Dziemianowicz

Finished:

  • The World of Lore by Aaron Mahnke
  • Earwig and the Witch by Diana Wynne Jones
  • The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman
  • Bunnicula by Deborah and James Howe

Challenges:

  • RIP XIV: Peril the First – 13, Peril of the Short Story – 0, Peril on the Screen – “Supernatural”, “American Horror Story”, and “Six Feet Under”.

Total pages read this week: 1171

Total books for the year: 65 of 70. Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon was this weekend. Since I fell asleep before I had the chance to get to some of the shorter books on my RIP list, I read Bunnicula yesterday afternoon.

#Readathon – Final Update

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I’ve survived another Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon! However, I fell asleep some time around 1 am.

  • Total Pages Read: 886

End of Event Survey

  1. How would you assess your reading overall? It was great up until I fell asleep. I finished 2 books, and most of a 3rd.
  2. Did you have a strategy, and if so, did you stick to it? My strategy was to listen to audiobooks while I did other things, and to stick to mostly shorter, Middle-Grade books when I switched over to physical books.
  3. What was your favorite snack? The homemade pumpkin bread was so yummy!
  4. Wanna volunteer for our next event? I might finally try my hand at helping out.

#Readathon – Update 2

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I’ve survived 16 hours of Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon.

  • Pages Read: 287
  • Books Read: The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman
  • Time Read: 8 hours
  • Yummy in my Tummy: 2 more giant cups of tea and more pumpkin bread, Pepper Imps, and some Indian food from Trader Joes.

Until my final update, at 5 am PST, I’ll probably move on to some of the shorter books from my Goodreads list.


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

#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 a little more than a quarter of the way through The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman.
2. How many books have you read so far? 2
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Readathon?  I’m really looking forward to The Witches by Roald Dahl.
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? No interruptions, yet 🙂
5. What surprises you most about the Readathon, so far?  How I managed to the finish 2 books well before the halfway mark.

#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 have my cat, Dresden to thank for that. He jumped into my lap to take HIS nap while I was trying to eat my breakfast.

  • Pages Read: 427
  • Books Read: The World of Lore by Aaron Mahnke, and Earwig and the Witch by Diana Wynne Jones
  • Time Read: 7 hours and 28 minutes
  • Yummy in my Tummy: I had 2 cups of tea, homemade pumpkin bread, and a yogurt for breakfast, Pepper Imps, jerky, and trail mix as snacks, and stir fry for lunch. 

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


What book(s) are you currently reading?