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
  • You Are Not Your Fault and Other Revelations by Wes Nisker

     

Total pages read this week: 206

Total books for the year: 39 of 90.  I think I might be on the edge of a reading slump.  Maybe it’s just the post-Bout of Books blues or something.  I don’t know, but I really hope it doesn’t last long.

What are you reading this week?

Down the TBR Hole #25

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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 up to 731 books.  I continue to find more books to add to my wish list!

This week’s five books:

Boneshaker by Cherie Priest – KEEP.  Steampunk AND zombies?!  Yes, please and thank you!

Smarter Than You Think by Clive Thompson – GO.  Meh.  I doubt this book is going to provide me with any new insights or perspectives that I haven’t already considered in regards to how tech is changing our world.

Porno by Irvine Welsh – KEEP.  I read somewhere that the title of this book was recently changed to “Trainspotting 2” or some other “more palatable” title.  That feels a bit Fahrenheit 451 to me, so I’m keeping my copy of it with the original title.

The Shakespeare Notebooks by Justin Richards – KEEP.  This is one of those books I’ll never get rid of even if I don’t ever read it.  It’s a permanent part of my “Doctor Who” collection that I will always treasure.

Deviant Strain by Justin Richards – KEEP.  Though the 9th Doctor isn’t my favorite, he was my introduction to “Doctor Who” and I think it’s a bit sad that he only got one season.  I already own this as an ebook, and it might be one of many “Doctor Who” books I read for this year’s Sci-Fi Summer.

My to-read shelf is back down to 730 books.  I’m hoping it will be down a couple of more books by the time I kick off next Saturday’s “Down the TBR Hole” with book #166.

#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for May 18th – 24th.
  • I’m now using Your Daily Walk on the days that I don’t plan on walking outside.  I’m enjoying it so far.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.

 

  • Steps: 38,752/56,000
  • Miles: 15.94/25
  • Total Miles: 296.20
  • Active Minutes: 277/210
  • Total Money Donated: $0.82/$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
  • 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