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:

  • The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien – for #FanspeakTheRing
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë – for the #Eyrealong
  • The Mermaid’s Sister by Carrie Anne Noble
  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  • The Riot Grrrl Collection edited by Lisa Darms

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Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 305

Total # of books for the year: 7 of 85.  I will be so happy when I’m done with Anna Karenina.

What are you reading this week?

#FitReaders Check-In

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  • This check-in is for January 20th – 26th.
  • I’ve completed 3 FitBit Adventures this week as well as meeting my Active Minutes and Water goals.  I’ve also lost a couple of pounds.
  • I won’t be getting a book or new workout gear this week since I only did one run and I didn’t even work out yesterday other than my short walk during my breaks at work.  That’s ok, though, because I’m improving, and I feel great.  Right now, that’s reward enough.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Steps: 43,023/70,000
  • Miles: 16.1/35
  • Total Miles: 45.53/1779
  • Active Minutes: 284/210
  • Days I Drank 64 ounces of Water: 7/7
  • Virtual 5Ks: 0/10
  • Total Money Donated: $0.66/$30.00

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:

  • The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien – for #FanspeakTheRing
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë – for the #Eyrealong
  • The Mermaid’s Sister by Carrie Anne Noble
  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  • The Riot Grrrl Collection edited by Lisa Darms

return jane mermaid

anna riot

 

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 375

Total # of books for the year: 7 of 85.  I’ll probably concentrate on Anna Karenina for the rest of the month because I really want to finish it.  I’m enjoying the story except for the parts about Levin.  I couldn’t care less about him.  Overall, though, the book would be a great choice for fans of “Downton Abbey”.

What are you reading this week?

#24in48 Readathon: Goodnight Everybody!

The 24 in 48 readathon is over, and while I didn’t get much reading done, I still had a great weekend.  I don’t work very well when I’m sleep deprived, so by the time this post goes live, I’m already in bed.

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The Boyfriend and I had Date Night tonight, so the only reading I accomplished was during the day when I wasn’t getting stuff done in preparation for another week at work.

In the Middle of Reading:

  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  • The Riot Grrrl Collection edited by Lisa Darms

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Pages Read: 50

Total Pages Read: 104

Time Read: 2 hours and 1 minute

Total Time Read: 3 hours and 26 minutes

I don’t know when the next 24 in 48 readathon is, but I will definitely be participating!

#24in48 Readathon: Flailing With the Best of Them

There are less than 12 hours left of the 24 in 48 readathon and I’ve read for a grand total of one hour and 30 minutes.

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As you may remember from yesterday, I attended the Women’s March on Austin.  If you know anything about me, I’m an Introvert and I suffer from General Anxiety Disorder and Social Anxiety.  In other words, I’m not a fan of crowds.  But I went anyway.

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I am so glad I did, but wow was I exhausted by the time I got back home!  I was also feeling a need to blast my Riot Grrrl playlist and throw out my current TBR.  I picked up The Riot Grrrl Collection, Ed. by Lisa Darms and created a giant stack o’ books that I plan to read this year:

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Several of these are re-reads, and yes, I have two copies of Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estés; one of which is highlighted and written on to within an inch of its life.  I bought Women in Texas by Anne Fears Crawford and Crystal Sasse Ragsdale yesterday while I was waiting for the wonderful women I was marching with to arrive at our meet-up point.

Current Reads:

  • The Riot Grrrl Collection edited by Lisa Darms

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Pages Read: 54

Time Read: 1 hour 35 minutes

My only other update will be at Midnight Central time.  Happy reading!

#24in48 Readathon: Sleep, Eat, Read, Repeat

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Though I won’t start reading until sometime this afternoon, the readathon officially started at midnight EST.  So, I figured I’d post this now before I go to bed.  I’ll be posting updates at some point after I get back from the Women’s March on Austin.

For every readathon I’ve ever participated in, I usually buy lots of snacks and easy to cook and eat one-handed meals.  However, I didn’t have time to get to the store this week to buy readathon noms, so other than one bag of popcorn, I’m not sure what I’m going to munch on while I read.

My TBR pile hasn’t changed:

  • The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  • The Mermaid’s Sister by Carrie Anne Noble
  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

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Once I’m back from the march, I’ll mostly be sitting or laying on the couch in my pajamas for the rest of the readathon.  However, I also intend on getting on the treadmill on Sunday as well as taking breaks to move around and do other things while I listen to Anna Karenina.

For now, though, I’m going to sleep.  See you later! 🙂

#FitReaders Check-In

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  • This check-in is for January 13th – 19th.
  • I’ve been listening to a running podcast called Run Buzz, and I’ve now got a new goal with a reward attached to it.  For every week that I complete 3 runs, I can buy myself some new running gear from Hogwarts Running Club or Chilton Running Club OR I can rent an audiobook through Downpour.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Steps: 30,366/70,000
  • Miles: 11.17/35
  • Total Miles: 29.43/1779
  • Active Minutes: 158/210
  • Days I Drank 64 ounces of Water: 5/7
  • Virtual 5Ks: 0/10
  • Total Money Donated: $0.39/$30.00

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:

  • The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien – for #FanspeakTheRing
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë – for the #Eyrealong
  • The Mermaid’s Sister by Carrie Anne Noble
  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

return jane mermaid

anna

Finished:

  • Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh

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Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 539

Total # of books for the year: 7 of 85.  I’m determined to finish Anna Karenina this time.  It’s been sitting on my shelves in two different formats for years and I’ve made two attempts to read it in the past. I’ve never got past the first few chapters.  I’m not sure why since I enjoy the story.  Since I got the ebook version for free, it counts for COYER as well as the Show Your Shelves Some Love challenge.  On top of that, it’s also a Classic.  I will be very happy to cross the book off my list, especially since I’m a little behind on my Classics Club reading.

What are you reading this week?

#24in48 Winter 2017 Readathon!

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Rachel is doing another #24in48 Readathon next weekend!  This is the Readathon that started it all for me.  I created this blog, back when I was The Reading Wench, so I could better connect with such a great bookish community.  This will be my 4th 24 in 48!  I love it because I can read for 24 hours without the sleep deprivation 🙂

Goals:

  • My plan never goes just how I want it to, and since I’m also doing the Women’s March on Austin, I’m only hoping to get as close to 24 hours of reading as possible.
  • Finish one book.  I’m in the middle of three lengthy books, all classics.  I’m also part way through The Mermaid’s Sister, so I’m hoping to finish it at the very least, if not another one of my ARCs.

TBR:

All of the book covers are linked to Goodreads.

  • The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  • The Mermaid’s Sister by Carrie Anne Noble
  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

return jane mermaid

anna

Sign ups are still open.  Are you participating in the 24 in 48 Readathon?

#FitReaders Check-In

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  • This check-in is for January 6th – 12th.
  • I went on my very first run in over 5 years yesterday!
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Steps: 28,469/70,000
  • Miles: 10.33/35
  • Total Miles: 18.26/1779
  • Active Minutes: 185/210
  • Days I Drank 64 ounces of Water: 5/7
  • Virtual 5Ks: 0/10
  • Total Money Donated: $0.22/$30.00