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.

Currently Reading:

  • Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
  • A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
  • Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
  • Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  • The Evolution of God by Robert Wright

    

Finished:

  • Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones
  • Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins

  

Total pages read this week: 898

Total books for the year: 39 of 90.  Another Bout of Books is over, and it has helped me to get 3 more books ahead of my reading goal for the year.  I’m now 5 books ahead of schedule according to Goodreads.  I don’t know how long that will last now that I’m returning to a more normal daily routine, but I’m hoping I’ll continue the trend of surpassing my annual reading goal.

What are you reading this week?

#BoutofBooks 22 – Day 7 and Wrap-Up

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 14th and runs through Sunday, May 20th 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 22 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I finished Gregor the Overlander during the afternoon and then read some of The Evolution of God by Robert Wright.  I had trouble not staying up past my bedtime because The Evolution of God got very interesting and I didn’t want to put it down.  However, starting off the week tired is never a good thing, especially when I’m going to be very busy this week, so I forced myself to turn out the light.
  • Time Read:  3 hours 14 minutes
  • Pages Read: 157
  • Books Finished: Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins, Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones, and Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert.
  • Total Number of Books Read: 3

Overall, this wasn’t my best Bout of Books, but that’s ok.  I did manage to finish 3 books and get through a nice chunk of 2 others, which is better than the last Bout of Books when I only finished 2 books.  I’m looking forward to Bout of Books 23 in August!

#BoutofBooks 22 – Day 6

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 14th and runs through Sunday, May 20th 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 22 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I have less than a hundred pages left of Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins.  I would’ve finished it yesterday, but the Boyfriend’s and my date day went a bit longer than expected.  That’s a good thing, right? 🙂
  • Time Read:  3 hours
  • Pages Read: 215
  • Books Finished: 1
  • Total Number of Books Read: 2

#BoutofBooks 22 – Day 5

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 14th and runs through Sunday, May 20th 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 22 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I finished Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones and read a decent chunk of Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins.
  • Time Read:  3 hours and 48 minutes
  • Pages Read: 220
  • Books Finished: 1
  • Total Number of Books Read: 2

#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for May 11th – 17th.
  • I went to another meet up on Tuesday and walked around Lake Merritt and one of the other walkers and I exchanged phone numbers and made plans to get together next Thursday to go walking 🙂
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.

 

  • Steps: 37,958/56,000
  • Miles: 15.61/25
  • Total Miles: 280.26
  • Active Minutes: 336/210
  • Total Money Donated: $0.77/$5.00

#BoutofBooks 22 – Day 4

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 14th and runs through Sunday, May 20th 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 22 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I finished Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert and read some of Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones.
  • Time Read:  2 hours and 40 minutes
  • Pages Read: 140
  • Books Finished: 1
  • Total Number of Books Read: 1

#BoutofBooks 22 – Day 3

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 14th and runs through Sunday, May 20th 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 22 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I thought I was going to finish Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert, but that didn’t happen thanks to falling asleep on the couch.  I’ll be finishing it today, though.  I only have 25 pages left.
  • Time Read:  3 hours and 28 minutes
  • Pages Read: 139
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 0

#BoutofBooks 22 – Day 2

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 14th and runs through Sunday, May 20th 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 22 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

It was a very busy day for me.  I had a meet up with my walking group to walk around Lake Merritt (about 3 miles) in the morning and then had to head across the Bay for an appointment.  I didn’t get home until around 5 pm, and the only reading I got in was while I was on the bus. I only managed to read a bit of Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert.
  • Time Read:  49 minutes
  • Pages Read: 33
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 0

#BoutofBooks 22 – Day 1

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 14th and runs through Sunday, May 20th 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 22 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

Updated TBR

  • Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins
  • Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones
  • Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
  • Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  • The Evolution of God by Robert Wright
  • Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
I read a decent amount of Big Magic and listened to a bit of Strange the Dreamer.  Not bad for the 1st day.
  • Time Read:  2 hours and 44 minutes
  • Pages Read: 109
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 0

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.

Currently Reading:

  • Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
  • A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
  • Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones
  • Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
  • Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  • The Evolution of God by Robert Wright

     

DNF:

  • Year One by Nora Roberts

Finished:

  • The Cozy Life by Pia Edberg
  • Blue by Abigail Padgett

 

Total pages read this week: 778

Total books for the year: 36 of 90.  It’s time for another Bout of Books!  

What are you reading this week?