#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for August 24th – 30th.
  • I’ve temporarily changed my workouts from the strength and circuit training I had been doing to walking “workouts” in which my FitBit registers at least 20 consecutive Active Minutes.  My back has continued to bother me, so I’ve been giving it a break as much as I can.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.

 

  • Workouts: 5/6
  • Steps: 55,295
  • Miles: 22.73
  • Total Miles: 487.24
  • Active Minutes: 396/210

R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril XIII

The R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril challenge, otherwise known as R.I.P. takes place every September 1st through October 31st.

The purpose of the R.I.P. challenge is to enjoy books that could be classified as Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Dark Fantasy, Gothic, Horror, or Supernatural.

There are multiple levels of participation (Perils):

  • Peril the First – Read four books, any length, that fit the definition of R.I.P. literature.
  • Peril the Second – Read two books of any length.
  • Peril the Third – This Peril involves reading one book.
  • Peril of the Short Story – You can read short stories any time during the challenge.
  • Peril on the Screen – This is for those of us who like to watch suitably scary, eerie, mysterious, gothic fare during this time of year. It may be something on the small screen or large.
  • Peril of the Review – Submit a short review of any book you read.

This year, I’ll be doing Peril the First, Peril of the Short Story, Peril on the Screen, and Peril of the Review if I find some time.  I’ve got an huge list of books on Goodreads for me to choose from for this event, the Something Wicked This Fall Comes challenge, and the 24-Hour Readathon happening in October.

Monday’s Minutes – Yes, I Know it’s Tuesday

“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:

  • Wanderlust by Rebecca Solnit
  • Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
  • The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman

  

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 190

Total books for the year: 64 of 90.  Sunday was the end of another #BoutofBooks!  I didn’t meet any of my goals, and I barely had any time to squeeze in some reading during the entire week.  Yesterday, not only did I not have time to post anything before I left for work in the morning, but I went with the Boyfriend to a Smashing Pumpkins concert (which was awesome!!!) and was too exhausted when I finally got home to do anything but fall into bed.  Don’t even get me started on this morning! 

COYER ends this week, but RIP 13 begins, and there’s also a Something Wicked This Fall Comes kick-off readathon over at Seasons of Reading over the weekend!  To top it all off, the Boyfriend and I are celebrating our 5th anniversary by going to the Scottish Highland Gathering.  I will be using Labor Day to look over my work and personal calenders to come up with a plan to avoid things like posting “Monday Minutes” on a Tuesday.

What are you reading this week?

#BoutofBooks 23 – 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, August 20th and runs through Sunday, August 26th 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 23 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I was supposed to post this yesterday, but my life has been a bit crazy and extra busy and I’m just now getting a chance to catch up on some things.
  • Time Read:  30 minutes
  • Pages Read: 37
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 0

I didn’t meet any of my goals for this Bout of Books.  With as busy as I am at my new job and adjusting to working full-time, I’m just glad I was able to read a few pages on most days.  The next Bout of Books is in January, so I’m sure I’ll do much better then.

#BoutofBooks 23 – 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, August 20th and runs through Sunday, August 26th 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 23 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I went to a coffee shop yesterday and read a couple of chapters of Wanderlust by Rebecca Solnit.  Afterwards I went to a bookstore.  I found a magazine, “Real Simple,” and decided to read most of it when I got home, so while I’m not counting that toward my total pages, I am going to count it for time.
  • Time Read:  1 hour 25 minutes
  • Pages Read: 15
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 0

#BoutofBooks 23 – 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, August 20th and runs through Sunday, August 26th 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 23 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I took the time this morning to go to a coffee shop near work and sit down to read a few pages of Seraphina by Rachel Hartman before my day got crazy.  It went a long way towards keeping me relaxed throughout the day.  I didn’t feel nearly as overwhelmed as I had been feeling when I didn’t have time to let anything I’ve learned sink in at my new job let alone the time to read something not related to work.
  • Time Read:  18 minutes
  • Pages Read: 15
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 0

#BoutofBooks 23 – Day 4

Bout of Books

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, August 20th and runs through Sunday, August 26th 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 23 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

Apparently I was wrong about Wednesday being the worst reading day this week. I was too busy to read anything yesterday. I love my job, but I’m really glad today is Friday!
  • Time Read: 0 minutes
  • Pages Read: 0
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 0

#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for August 17th – 23rd.
  • I didn’t workout on Thursday thanks to hurting my back. I’ve been walking a lot more than I’m used to and carrying a backpack to and from work. So, unlike previous times when I threw out my back and wound up stuck on the couch for nearly a week or more at a time, this time my back is just achy and I’m having to take it easy.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Workouts: 5/6
  • Steps: 42,859
  • Miles: 17.77
  • Total Miles: 464.51
  • Active Minutes: 345/210

#BoutofBooks 23 – 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, August 20th and runs through Sunday, August 26th 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 23 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I’m fairly certain that yesterday will go down as the worst reading day of the whole week.  I only ended up reading a few pages of Seraphina by Racel Hartman.  I was far too busy for anything else during the day and too tired by the time I got home.  Hopefully, today will be a much better reading day.
  • Time Read:  10 minutes
  • Pages Read: 7
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 0

#BoutofBooks 23 – Day 2

Bout of Books

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, August 20th and runs through Sunday, August 26th 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 23 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

Yesterday was even more busy for me than Monday. I got a little bit of reading in, mostly during my commute, but not much.
  • Time Read: 1 hour 3 minutes
  • Pages Read: 74
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 0