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:

  • Becoming Odyssa by Jennifer Pharr Davis
  • The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

  

Finished:

  • Not the Killing Type by Lorna Barrett

Total pages read this week: 417

Total books for the year: 87 of 90.  I’ve only got 3 more books to go to reach my reading goal for the year.  I’ve started my annual read of The Hobbit, which should go by quickly, and I plan on reading A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens before Christmas (as I also do every year), so that leaves me with one book to finish before the 31st.  I was hoping to finish The Book of Lost Things this weekend, but it looks like that will continue to be my “bus book” despite how much I’m enjoying it. 

What are you reading this week?

Down the TBR Hole #49

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Down the TBR Hole was started by Lia over at Lost in a Story.  All book covers are linked to Goodreads unless otherwise noted.

How it works:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • 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?

I will be repeating this process until I’ve filtered out my entire TBR.

My TBR pile is still sitting at 696.  I only have one book to either read or remove to reach my goal of 695 books before the end of the year.

This week’s books:

The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher – KEEP.  I got this book as a gift for the Boyfriend.  He devours anything written by Butcher and got me hooked on “The Dresden Files” series.  I want to read this one so badly, but I’m waiting until I get caught up on “The Dresden Files.”

The Shelf Life of Happiness by David Machado- GO.  I think this was one of the Kindle First Reads books, but I can’t remember.  All I know is that I chose it because of the cover and the title.  I didn’t even read the synopsis, but assumed the story would involve a road trip.  Now that I have read the synopsis, I’m no longer interested, but it’s still a cool cover and title.

Emotional Rescue by Ben Greenman – KEEP.  Besides stories about road trips, books involving music or a playlist/soundtrack are in my wheel house; personal essays even more so.

The Last Woman Standing by Thelma Davis – KEEP.  I have no idea how I came across this book, but I know from reading the synopsis why I chose to get it.  It is the story of Josephine Marcus, the daughter of Jewish immigrants and Wyatt Earp’s common-law wife.  I want to know her story.

Virgins by Diana Gabaldon – KEEP.  I will auto-buy just about anything involving Jamie Fraser. End of story.

My to-read shelf is still at 695 books!!! Should I try for 690 by the end of the month?  I’ve got the last 10 days of the year off from work, and I intend to spend most of that time with my nose in a book. I’m also halfway through The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly, and I’m hoping to finish it this weekend.

#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for November 30th – December 6th.
  • This has been a very busy week for me, and that is reflected in the number of steps I racked up.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Workouts: 6/6
  • Steps: 59,643/50,000
  • Miles: 24.54
  • Total Miles: 731.74
  • Active Minutes: 292/210

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:

  • Becoming Odyssa by Jennifer Pharr Davis
  • Not the Killing Type by Lorna Barrett
  • The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly

  

Finished:

  • Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman

Total pages read this week: 118

Total books for the year: 86 of 90.  I don’t know what happened, but I know I did not read much this week.  At least I finished a book and only have 4 left to read to meet my goal for the year.

What are you reading this week?

Down the TBR Hole #48

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Down the TBR Hole was started by Lia over at Lost in a Story.  All book covers are linked to Goodreads unless otherwise noted.

How it works:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • 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?

I will be repeating this process until I’ve filtered out my entire TBR.

My TBR pile is down one from last week, which means I only have one book to knock off of the mountain to reach my goal of 695 books before the end of the year.

This week’s books:

Déjà Dead by Kathy Reichs – KEEP.  I loved “Bones” and though I’m sure there are quite a few differences between the show and the book series, I have to try out the first book.

Tuf Voyaging by George R.R. Martin- KEEP.  Tuf is “…an honest space-trader who likes cats.”  How could I pass that up?!

Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs – KEEP.  I picked up this absolutely beautiful hardcover book soon after it was published and there is no way I’m getting rid of it.  It has become a part of my permanent library.

Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet by Charlie N. Holmberg – KEEP.  I auto-buy anything by Holmberg, usually as a pre-order since I’m subscribed to her newsletter.

The Unbroken Line of the Moon by Johanne Hildebrandt – KEEP.  This is the 4th book in the “Sagan om Valhalla” series, but the 1st book in the translated “Valhalla” series.  The first 3 books in the original series haven’t been translated into English, which is a bit disappointing.  Since I got the ebook for free, I’m going to go ahead and give it a try.

My to-read shelf is still at 696 books. I’m sticking to my goal of 695 for now. With only a month left before 2019, I highly doubt I’ll be able to get it as low as 690, but who knows?  I’ve got the last 10 days of the year off from work, and I intend to spend most of that time with my nose in a book.

#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for November 23rd – 29th.
  • I’m finally over being sick (I think) and done with having to wear a heart monitor.  Now, I just have to wait until the results come back.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Workouts: 3/6
  • Steps: 33,491/50,000
  • Miles: 13.88
  • Total Miles: 707.20
  • Active Minutes: 133/210

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:

  • Becoming Odyssa by Jennifer Pharr Davis
  • Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
  • Not the Killing Type by Lorna Barrett

  

Finished:

  • Hygge Habits by Helena Olsen

Total pages read this week: 407

Total books for the year: 85 of 90.  Yesterday was the last day of the #ThanksgivingReadathon, and I’m now only 5 books away from my annual reading goal.  I’m still not sure how I’m going to finish 5 books in what is now just over a month, but the office where I work shuts down for the rest of the year right before Christmas so I figure I’ll have plenty of reading time then.  Until then, I will be trying to make up all of the hours I missed from being sick.

What are you reading this week?

#ThanksgivingReadathon Wrap-Up!

Yesterday was the final day of the #ThanksgivingReadathon hosted by Jackie B @ Death by Tsundoku! It was also the last day of my holiday weekend, and as much as I love my job, that makes me a bit sad.

My TBR:

  • Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
  • Not the Killing Type by Lorna Barrett
  • Come November by Katrin van Dam
  • One other book from my “Hygge” list.

While I read quite a bit, the only book I finished was Hygge Habits by Helena Olsen.  I nearly finished Dragons of Autumn Twilight with only 30 pages left when I decided to turn off the light last night.  I was tempted to stay up, but Monday mornings are difficult enough when I haven’t stayed up past my bedtime to finish a book.  I wound up only listening to a couple of hours of Not the Killing Type, but Dragons of Autumn Twilight was so good I didn’t want to put it down.

What did you read over the long weekend?  Share in the comments!

Down the TBR Hole #47

Image: hjl

Down the TBR Hole was started by Lia over at Lost in a Story.  All book covers are linked to Goodreads unless otherwise noted.

How it works:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • 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?

I will be repeating this process until I’ve filtered out my entire TBR.

My TBR pile is holding steady at 698 books.  I’m hoping it will decrease by Monday since I’m currently in the middle of the #ThanksgivingReadathon.

This week’s books:

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness – KEEP.  Every time I see this book on my wish list, I decide I’m not ready for the heartbreak.  I will eventually read it, but not right now.

Lending a Paw by Laurie Cass- KEEP.  I ❤ cozy mysteries involving books and cats.  I especially enjoy listening to them on audiobook while I’m crocheting.

The Readaholics and the Falcon Fiasco by Laura DiSilverio – KEEP.  This cozy mystery involves a book club.  Yes, please!

Iron Hearted Violet by Kelly Barnhill – KEEP.  I added this book to my TBR after reading a review from one of the many book blogs I follow.  The story involves a princess, a dragon, and a forbidden book.  The illustrations are amazing, and I hope to read it soon.

The Princess Bride and Philosophy ed. by Richard Green and Rachel Robison-Green – KEEP.  The Princess Bride is one of my all-time favorite movies and books, so of course I need to add this book to my collection.

My to-read shelf is still at 698 books. I only have 2 more days until I’m back to work.  I’m hoping to finish at least one more book before then, so hopefully my TBR will be at 697 by next weekend.

#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for November 16th – 22nd.
  • I’ve been sick again this past week, and with the air quality being very unhealthy I was stuck indoors.  I’m feeling much better now, and even went for a walk yesterday.
  • Thanksgiving was wonderful.  The Boyfriend and I planned everything out perfectly and not only did we have everything ready to eat 15 minutes earlier than we planned (rather than 2 hours late like what usually happens), but we have just the right amount of leftovers 🙂
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Workouts: 2/6
  • Steps: 17,906/50,000
  • Miles: 7.35
  • Total Miles: 693.32
  • Active Minutes: 87/210