#FitReaders Check-In

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  • This check-in is for March 24th – 30th.
  • I made it to hot yoga twice this week.  I didn’t want to, but I did anyway, and I was glad I made myself go afterward.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Steps: 24,860/70,000
  • Miles: 9.22/35
  • Total Miles: 124.45/1779
  • Active Minutes: 146/210
  • Days I Drank 64 ounces of Water: 5/7
  • Virtual 5Ks: 0/10
  • Total Money Donated: $1.52/$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:

  

Finished:

  • Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

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Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 572

Total # of books for the year: 18 of 85.  The Boyfriend’s Mom visited this weekend to celebrate his Birthday.  We ate a lot of food and had a good time talking and catching up.  By Sunday, I was wiped out.  So, I didn’t get a whole lot of reading done over the weekend, but I made up for it during the week.  I removed Facebook and Twitter from the home screen of my phone, and I’ve been reading more during my breaks at work as a result.

What are you reading this week?

Tolkien Reading Day!

How did I not know about #TolkienReadingDay?!  In addition to celebrating the Gondorian New Year and the downfall of Sauron, March 25th is set aside each year to honor the work of J.R.R. Tolkien.

The Tolkien Society started the wonderful Tolkien Reading Day in 2003 to encourage fans to celebrate and promote the life and works of J.R.R. Tolkien by reading favorite passages and attending events.  Unfortunately, it looks like the majority of the events take place across the pond.  Perhaps that’s why I’ve never heard of Tolkien Reading Day before Middle Earth News posted about it a couple days ago.

Tolkien Reading Day is organized around a particular theme each year. This year’s theme is “Poetry and Songs in Tolkien’s Fiction.”  Since I love anything to do with Hobbits, I’ll be reading (and singing) my favorite Hobbit songs and poems:

  • “The Road Goes Ever On” from The Lord of the Rings vol. 1, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book 1, Chapter 1 (“A Long-expected Party”) and Chapter 3 (“Three is Company”).  I’ll also be reading the longer version from The Hobbit, Chapter 19 (“The Last Stage”).
  • “Upon the Hearth the Fire Is Red” from The Lord of the Rings vol. 1, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book 1, Chapter 3 (“Three is Company”).
  • “A Drinking Song” from  The Lord of the Rings vol. 1, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book 1, Chapter 4 (“A Short Cut to Mushrooms”).
  • “The Bath Song” from The Lord of the Rings vol. 1, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book 1, Chapter 5 (“A Conspiracy Unmasked”).
  • “Farewell Song of Merry and Pippin” from The Lord of the Rings vol. 1, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book 1, Chapter 5 (“A Conspiracy Unmasked”).
  • “Song in the Woods” from The Lord of the Rings vol. 1, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book 1, Chapter 6 (“The Old Forest”).
  • “The Man in the Moon Stayed Up Too Late” from The Lord of the Rings vol. 1, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book 1, Chapter 9 (“At the Sign of the Prancing Pony”).
  • “All that is Gold Does Not Glitter” from The Lord of the Rings vol. 1, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book 1, Chapter 10 (“Strider”).
  • “Sam’s Rhyme of the Troll” from The Lord of the Rings vol. 1, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book 1, Chapter 12 (“Flight to the Ford”).
  • “I Sit Beside the Fire” from The Lord of the Rings vol. 1, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book 2, Chapter 3 (“The Ring Goes South”).
  • “Frodo’s Lament for Gandalf” from The Lord of the Rings vol. 1, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book 2, Chapter 7 (“The Mirror of Galadriel”).
  • “Oliphaunt” from The Lord of the Rings vol. 2, The Two Towers, Book 4, Chapter 3 (“The Black Gate is Closed”).
  • “In Western Lands” from The Lord of the Rings vol. 3, The Return of the King, Book 6, Chapter 1 (“The Tower of Cirith Ungol”).

Will you be celebrating Tolkien Reading Day?  What will you be reading?

#FitReaders Check-In

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  • This check-in is for March 17th – 23rd.
  • I didn’t do much this week.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Steps: 25,131/70,000
  • Miles: 8.88/35
  • Total Miles: 115.23/1779
  • Active Minutes: 63/210
  • Days I Drank 64 ounces of Water: 5/7
  • Virtual 5Ks: 0/10
  • Total Money Donated: $1.44/$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:

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Finished:

  • Discovering Kwan Yin by Sandy Boucher
  • The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
  • The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Riot Grrrl Collection edited by Lisa Darms

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Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 713

Total # of books for the year: 17 of 85.  I think I’m making up for lost time with my reading.  After having a mild, and luckily short lived, reading slump, and then being too sick to read much, I’m now flying through the pages.  It feels wonderful! 🙂

What are you reading this week?

#FitReaders Check-In

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  • This check-in is for March 10th – 16th.
  • I’ve been feeling much better this week.  I made it to work every day and even managed to get to yoga twice.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Steps: 24,801/70,000
  • Miles: 8.82/35
  • Total Miles: 106.35/1779
  • Active Minutes: 172/210
  • Days I Drank 64 ounces of Water: 6/7
  • Virtual 5Ks: 0/10
  • Total Money Donated: $1.38/$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
  • The Riot Grrrl Collection edited by Lisa Darms
  • Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
  • The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

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Finished:

  • You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 841

Total # of books for the year: 13 of 85.  I was sick most of the week.  I managed to make it back to work on Thursday, even though I didn’t really start to feel like myself again until Friday.  I didn’t do much of anything over the weekend except read to my heart’s content since I was too sick to read during the week.  I am determined to finish The Return of the King by the 19th.

What are you reading this week?

The Classics Club Spin Number…

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The Classics Club announced the Spin number yesterday:

12

Which means I’ll be reading Paradise Lost by John Milton.  I’ll take a look at the book later today and figure out if I want to do a read along.  My copy is 737 pages, but I’m not sure how much of that is Introduction, Notes, etc.

#FitReaders Check-In

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  • This check-in is for March 3rd – 9th.
  • I was sick for most of this week again.  I didn’t do much of anything but sleep and eat.
  • I had a brief respite from being ill over the weekend, which was very lucky for me since I attended a weekend-long meditation retreat.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Steps: 23,759/70,000
  • Miles: 8.25/35
  • Total Miles: 97.53/1779
  • Active Minutes: 55/210
  • Days I Drank 64 ounces of Water: 4/7
  • Virtual 5Ks: 0/10
  • Total Money Donated: $1.28/$30.00

Thursday’s Things: Women’s History Month

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Original Image: Viktor Hertz

“Thursday’s Things” is a collection of interesting stuff I’ve found during my meanderings on the net.  Sometimes it’s monthly, other times it’s whenever I happen to find at least 10 topically related links I think are worth reading, but it’s always on a Thursday.

March is Women’s History Month, and yesterday was International Women’s Day.  That makes today the perfect Thursday to give you tons of stuff about Women, Women’s History, Feminism, etc.  Most of these links are reading suggestions, but when do we not need more books to add to our TBR piles?