#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for November 9th – 15th.
  • I had my EKG yesterday, and the Doctor said I have a “perfectly normal” heart.  I have to wear a heart monitor for 2 weeks to completely rule out it as the cause of my symptoms, but I’m happy that the EKG didn’t show anything wrong with my ticker.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Workouts: 3/6
  • Steps: 33,233/50,000
  • Miles: 13.84
  • Total Miles: 685.97
  • Active Minutes: 129/210

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:

  • Becoming Odyssa by Jennifer Pharr Davis
  • The Secret, Book, & Scone Society by Ellery Adams
  • Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery

  

Total pages read this week: 397

Total books for the year: 85 of 90.  I think this might be the first week of the year in which I don’t have any ongoing reading challenges and I also didn’t finish any books.  It might actually be the first time in the history of this blog.  Thankfully, that will change soon as I’m over halfway through with Anne of the Island and there is a Thanksgiving reading challenge coming up soon and #COYER starting in December.

What are you reading this week?

Down the TBR Hole #45

Image: hjl

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 another book to 702 books!  This time, I blame it on catching up on my favorite blogs.

This week’s books:

The Hobbit Companion by David Day – KEEP.  There’s no way I would ever get rid of this gem of a book.  I will always hold on to my Middle Earth or Hobbit-related books.

The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald- KEEP.  This is another one of those books with a story centered on a bookstore and the person who owns it.  Instead of a memoir, however, this one is fiction. Regardless, there’s no way I wouldn’t pick up this book in a bookstore, buy it, and add it to my collection.

Age of Myth by Michael J. Sullivan – KEEP.  This book was recommended by another blogger a couple of years ago.  I have the ebook, but I wish I had at least a paperback copy as long as it has this cover.  It’s so beautiful!

The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman – KEEP.  This is a book that I bought at the bookstore after forgetting that I already had the audiobook.  While that’s not the first time I’ve accidentally bought a second copy of a book, it is a sign that I definitely want to keep it on my TBR.

11/22/63 by Stephen King – KEEP.  How could I get rid of a book tied to “The Dark Tower” series?  Not possible.

My to-read shelf is stuck at 702 books.  I’m hoping that changes over this three day weekend.

#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for November 2nd – 8th.
  • Though I was still sick on Monday, I had spent an entire week stuck at home and had to get out.  So, I went to work and suffered through the day while happy to have a change of scenery.  It felt good to be back at work, despite also feeling like crap, and even better when I got caught up on everything.  I think it helped me kick the lingering illness out of my system.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Workouts: 3/6
  • Steps: 30,565/50,000
  • Miles: 12.64
  • Total Miles: 672.13
  • Active Minutes: 137/210

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:

  • Becoming Odyssa by Jennifer Pharr Davis

Finished:

  • Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt
  • The Labyrinth by Allen Houston

  

Total pages read this week: 1014

Total books for the year: 85 of 90.  I finished Hex in time for Halloween and the Boyfriend and I also finished the 2nd season of “American Horror Story.”  I was sick most of the week though, so I didn’t get to dress up for work.  Instead, I was stuck at home feeling like garbage.  We watched “Hocus Pocus,” ate soup, and had some candy corn before I went back to bed.

What are you reading this week?

Down the TBR Hole #44

Image: hjl

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.

I think I jinxed myself.  My TBR pile is back up to 701 books!  I blame it on my Goodreads feed and the people I have friended on there.  Why did they have to be reading so many great sounding books when I was finally whittling down my TBR?!  Don’t they know I have very little willpower when it comes to books?! *sigh*

This week’s books:

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith – KEEP.  I tried to read this a couple of year ago but it was too depressing so I put it down.  I will try again at some point.

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke- KEEP.  This is one of those books that I’ve been meaning to read for what feels like forever but I always forget I own it because I have the ebook.

The Undays of Aralias Lyons by K.L. Horvath – KEEP.  This book was highly recommended by another blogger quite a while ago, so I bought the ebook.  Reading the synopsis makes me think this it is so much more than the average Time Travel story and I want to start reading it even though I’m in the middle of 3 other books right now.

The Butterfly Crest by Eva Vanrell – GO.  This was a book I got from the publisher through Netgalley quite a long time ago.  I’m never going to read it so I might as well let it go.

Titanborn by Rhett C. Bruno – KEEP.  I’m adding this book to my list for Sci-Fi Summer.  I’m not sure if it will be anything like “Firefly,” but it sounds too good to pass up.

My to-read shelf is back down to 700 books.  Hopefully I’ll get it back down to 698 by next weekend.

#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for October 26th – November 1st.
  • I’ve been sick since Tuesday, so I haven’t been doing much of anything but trying to get better.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Workouts: 3/6
  • Steps: 38,074/50,000
  • Miles: 15.78
  • Total Miles: 659.49
  • Active Minutes: 192/210