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
  • A Philosophy of Walking by Frédéric Gros
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
  • Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans

     

Finished:

  • Dharma Punx by Noah Levine
  • The Shelf by Phyllis Rose
  • The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett
  • Ruined By Reading by Lynne Sharon Schwartz
  • The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

  

 

Challenges:

  • COYER: 1 of 30 from The List, 5 for “The One With The Twist”

Total pages read this week: 1074

Total books for the year: 10 of 90.  This weekend was the 24 in 48 readathon.  I did fairly well and read for a little more than 12 hours and finished 3 books.  I can’t believe I’ve already finished 10 books this month, especially since there are still a few days until February.  I might even finish an eleventh book, but I’m not in any rush.

What are you reading this week?

#24in48 Readathon: Does it Have to Be Over?!

The 24 in 48 readathon is over, and while I didn’t read for 24 hours, I still see it as a success.  Below is my final update.

Final Update

I ended up taking a nap not long after my update at 11 am.  I still got a lot of reading done after I woke up and I finished three books this weekend, even though I thought I would be lucky if I found the time to finish one.

In the Middle of Reading:

  • Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans

 

Books Finished:

  • The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett
  • Ruined By Reading by Lynne Sharon Schwartz
  • The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

  

Pages Read: 216

Total Pages Read: 742

Time Read: 3 hours 36 minutes

Total Time Read:  13 hours 8 minutes

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

#24in48 Readathon: Let’s Pretend It Will Never End

There are only 12 hours left of the 24 in 48 readathon!

I stayed up far past my bedtime reading last night, and since I also had to get up earlier than I wanted to yesterday, I let myself sleep in.

Current Reads:

  • Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans

 

Finished:

  • Ruined By Reading by Lynne Sharon Schwartz

Pages Read: 73

Time Read: 1 hour 15 minutes

My final update will be at 11 pm central time!

#24in48 Readathon – 24 Down, 24 to Go!

Normally, I would have done my first update at hour 12 of the 24 in 48 readathon (11 am central time for me), but as I mentioned last night, I was clearing out my storage unit before I move to California.

However, I lucked out a bit by being in the moving van all by myself on the ride to and from the storage unit, which meant I got to listen to an audiobook.  On top of that, everything was done and the moving van returned by lunchtime.  So, I was back home and on the couch with a book by around 2 pm.

Current Reads:

  • Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans
  • Ruined By Reading by Lynne Sharon Schwartz

  

Finished:

  • The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett

Pages Read: 453

Time Read: 8 hours 17 minutes

My next update will be at 11 am central time!  See you then 🙂

#24in48 Readathon!!!

Rachel is doing another #24in48 Readathon this weekend!  This is the Readathon that started it all for me.  I created this blog so I could better connect with such a great bookish community.  This will be my 5th 24 in 48!  Unfortunately, I won’t be able to participate for a full 24 hours this time.  The Boyfriend and I are getting ready to move to San Fransisco and will be spending most of tomorrow clearing out my storage unit.

Goals:

  • I plan to read a few pages here and there on Saturday whenever I can and then reading all day Sunday.
  • I would love to finish at least one book.

TBR:

Even though I won’t have time to attempt a full 24 hours of reading, I still made a small stack of books to choose from which are all short and sweet.  All of the book covers are linked to Goodreads.

  • A Philosophy of Walking by Frédéric Gros
  • Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans
  • The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett
  • Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Ruined by Reading by Lynne Sharon Schwartz
  • The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

  

  

Are you participating in the 24 in 48 Readathon?

#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for January 19th – 25th.
  • Finding a new workout program has been put off by getting ready to move to San Fransisco.  We’re in the middle of downsizing our stuff since we know any “affordable” apartment in SF will be significantly smaller than where we live right now.  I am both excited and terrified, but I know it will all work out.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.

 

  • Steps: 20,731/30,000
  • Miles: 8.53/15
  • Total Miles: 38.21
  • Active Minutes: 71/210
  • Total Money Donated: $0.12/$5.00

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:

  • Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
  • A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
  • A Philosophy of Walking by Frédéric Gros
  • Dharma Punx by Noah Levine
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
  • The Shelf by Phyllis Rose

     

Finished:

  • Blood Rites by Jim Butcher

Challenges:

  • COYER: 1 of 30 from The List, 1 for “The One With The Twist”

Total pages read this week: 530

Total books for the year: 5 of 90.  It’s been an extremely busy week as the Boyfriend and I make plans to move.  I don’t know how much reading I’m going to accomplish over the next month or so, but my goal is to read for at least a half hour every night before bed.  I call it a goal, but really it’s part of my self-care plan to maintain my sanity 😉  Luckily, I’m still on track to finish 90 books this year.

What are you reading this week?

Down the TBR Hole #16

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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.  It’s been a while since I did one of these posts, and in that time, my TBR skyrocketed up to 706 books!!!  How did that happen?  I finally scanned all of my books into Goodreads, that’s how!

This week’s five books:

The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett – KEEP.  The Discworld series is one of those essentials for every Fantasy fan to read.  I will read this book, hopefully sometime this year.

Daughter of the Sun by Lonnie Ezell – GO.  Meh.  That is all.

The Viking’s Apprentice by Kevin McLeod – KEEP.  I don’t think I’ve ever read a Middle Grade Fantasy involving Vikings.  That alone makes this one interesting enough to keep.

He Who Walks in Shadow by Brett J. Talley – GO.  I didn’t realize this was a sequel when I got it for free.  After reading the synopsis for the 1st book, That Which Should Not Be, I’m not interested enough to keep it, despite its being a nod to Lovecraft.

The Wnter Freak Show by Daniel Parsons – KEEP.  I’ve had this ebook for a couple of years now, and I’m determined to make it a part of my Christmas TBR this year.

My to-read shelf is down to 704 books.  See you next Saturday when I start with book #121.

#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for January 12th – 18th.
  • I got a little off track this week, and I’m blaming the weather.
  • I did manage to do some of the resistance band exercises this week.  I did enough to realize I need a different program.  So, I looked through my fitness stuff from when I was doing Real Appeal, and I’m going to start incorporating some of those ideas this weekend to see what works.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.

 

  • Steps: 20,452/30,000
  • Miles: 8.39/15
  • Total Miles: 29.68
  • Active Minutes: 74/210
  • Total Money Donated: $0.09/$5.00

Thursday’s Things – Free Books Edition

“Thursday’s Things” is a roundup of book-related links I’ve come across while wandering down the rabbit hole that is the internet.

I’m on a book buying ban for the next month or so.  The Boyfriend and I might be moving to San Fransisco, and if we do, the square footage of where we end up living is bound to be tiny in comparison to our current apartment.  So, not only do I need to save money for moving expenses, but I need to save as much precious physical space as possible.  However, no one said I can’t “shop” for ebooks without spending any money!  Here is a list of 10 places we can all get our fix for free: