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
  • Spying on the South by Tony Horwitz
  • Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher
  • The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl
  • This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

Finished:

  • The Archived by Victoria Schwab

Total pages read this week: 865

Total books for the year: 46 of 85. The #ReverseReadathon was this weekend, and it was exactly what I needed, along with the two books I picked up from the library. I thought I would finish The Dante Club shortly after the readathon, but that didn’t happen. I have just over a hundred pages left, and I know I’ll finish it this week because I have another book to pick up from the library.

What are you reading?

Dewey’s 24-Hour #ReverseReadathon: Wrap-Up


We’ve made it through the Dewey’s 24-Hour #ReverseReadathon!

  • Total Pages Read: 494
  1. How would you assess your reading overall? I didn’t read a whole lot (about the same as the last Reverse Readathon) but I did get about three quarters of the way through The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl, and a little more than halfway through This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab. I’m probably going to finish The Dante Club before I go to bed tonight.
  2. Did you have a stategy, and if so, did you stick to it? Nope.  I winged it.
  3. What was your favorite snack? Frozen raspberries with half & half.
  4. Wanna volunteer for our next event? Maybe….

I’m really looking forward to the next readathon in October, especially since I’m already in the mood for darker stories.

Dewey’s 24-Hour #ReverseReadathon – Update


We’re now halfway through Dewey’s 24-Hour #ReverseReadathon!  I decided that I would rather read all day than fall asleep on the couch in the morning, so I went to bed around 10 pm, and got up at 4 am to catch up on the readathon posts by our lovely hosts.

  • Pages Read: 98
  • Books Read: The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl
  • Mini-Challenges: Pandemic Mood Booster
  • Yummy in my Tummy: Instead of eating dinner, I just snacked on some amazing treats from my favorite local bakery.

Until my final update and wrap-up post, at 5 pm PST, I’ll continue reading the The Dante Club and whatever other books grab me from my readathon shelf on Goodreads.

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

Dewey’s 24-Hour #ReverseReadathon


Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon has officially started! It’s another Reverse Readathon!  Since I’m in California, it’s 5 PM, and I’ve been up since 6 AM so I already know I won’t be staying awake the entire 24 hours (not that I won’t try).

Here are my answers to the Opening Survey:

  • What fine part of the world are you reading from today? I’m in Emeryville, CA.
  • Which book in your stack are you looking forward to the most?  I have too many books to decide which I looking forward to the most. I’ve bought so many books since the pandemic started that I feel like I’m in my own personal bookstore.
  • Which snack are you looking forward to the most? I have raspberries covered in half and half in the freezer for a sort of ice cream that I LOVE!
  • Tell us a little something about yourself!  Here are 20 somethings about myself from many years ago. Something sort of new about me is that I want to own and run a hobby farm someday, with lots of goats.
  • If you participated in the last readathon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today?  Since this is a more laid back readathon, I’m not going to try to stay awake for the entire 24 hours.  Instead, I’ll read until I can’t keep my eyes open or my mind on what I’m reading.

Here is a huge list of books on Goodreads that I want to read during this and future readathons. I’m very much a mood reader lately, and have trouble sticking to even 3 or 4 books at a time. Since this is a much more laid back readathon, my first update won’t be until 5 AM PST.  I’ll still be tracking how many pages I read and any books I finish, snacks I’ve nommed, and any musical earworms that have gotten into my head, but only every 12 hours instead of 8.

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

#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for July 31st – August 6th.
  • I was hoping to continue getting as many steps as I did while I was on vacation, but with the exception of Tuesday (when I got over 10K steps), that didn’t happen.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Active Days: 7/7
  • Steps: 34,134/40,000
  • Miles: 14.02
  • Total Miles: 343.02
  • Active Minutes: 201/300

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
  • Spying on the South by Tony Horwitz
  • Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher
  • The Archived by Victoria Schwab

Total pages read this week: 324

Total books for the year: 45 of 85. So much for finishing at least one of my current reads! I went on a short vacation to Lake Tahoe, and I thought I would be spending quite a bit of my time relaxing with a book, but that didn’t happen. I did relax, but while walking around, eating wonderful food, and napping.

Shortly before I left on my trip, my local public library announced they were reopening for curbside pickup. I immediately put a couple of books on hold, including The Archived. My books were ready to be picked up by time I got back home, so I hopped on the bus to go get them. I started reading The Archived as soon as I got back to the bus stop to go home. I don’t know what took me so long to read this book!

What are you reading?

#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for July 24th – 30th.
  • I went to Lake Tahoe this week with the Boyfriend and a couple of friends.  We all needed a break from the craziness of city life.  I got a lot of fresh air, a lot of exercise from walking around, and ate a lot of great food.  I also got sun burnt, and will be spending this weekend slathering myself with aloe.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Active Days: 7/7
  • Steps: 43,297/40,000
  • Miles: 17.79
  • Total Miles: 329.00
  • Active Minutes: 430/300

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
  • Spying on the South by Tony Horwitz
  • Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher

Total pages read this week: 199

Total books for the year: 45 of 85. It was a slow reading week for me. I had a lot going on at work, then had to take my cat, Dresden to the vet, and I felt like playing “Stardew Valley” more than anything else. This week, I am determined to finish at least one of my current reads.

What are you reading?

#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for July 17th – 23rd.
  • This was a rough week.  My cat, Dresden, got sick, and I had to take him to the vet.  I felt tired all week, and was dealing with allergies.  My feet and legs have been hurting thanks to plantar faciitis and ITBS, and I had to go back to doing my physical therapy exercises instead of the workouts I had planned.  Hopefully next week will be better.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Active Days: 7/7
  • Steps: 24,337/40,000
  • Miles: 10.00
  • Total Miles: 311.21
  • Active Minutes: 149/300

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
  • Spying on the South by Tony Horwitz
  • The Prime by Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary

Finished:

  • A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
  • The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald

Total pages read this week: 543

Total books for the year: 45 of 85. I accomplished quite a bit of reading this week, partly because I spent a large chunk of my weekend reading with the Boyfriend. He’s really into The Sandman graphic novels right now, and I needed a weekend of relaxation.

What are you reading?