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:

  • A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
  • Hygge: The Danish Art of Happiness by Britta Olsson
  • Dragons of Winter Night by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman

  

Finished:

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  • Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

 

Total pages read this week: 766

Total books for the year: 6 of 50.  This weekend was the 24 in 48 readathon.  Though I didn’t read for an entire 24 hours, I did get a lot of reading accomplished, and I’m 3 books ahead of schedule for meeting my annual reading goal.

What are you reading this week?

#24in48 Readathon – Goodnight, Sleep Tight!

We have reached the end of the 24 in 48 readathon.  I’m going to bed after a mostly full weekend of reading and I will begin the recovery process tomorrow.

Final Update

I finished Spinning Silver around the same time I was ready for lunch.  I immediately started A Court of Thorns and Roses, but I think it’s too similar of a story so I put it down for now.  After that, I just didn’t feel like reading anymore (I think something might be wrong with me?)

In the Middle of Reading:

  • A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Books Finished:

  • Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

Pages Read: 233

Total Pages Read: 748

Time Read: 6 hours 58 minutes

Total Time Read: 19 hours and 43 minutes

Goodnight, Y’all!

#24in48 Readathon – Hour 36!

Only 12 more hours to go until we reach the end of the 24 in 48 readathon.  I didn’t get up until a few minutes ago, so this update will be a bit short.

Update #3

I did not finish Spinning Silver before I fell asleep.  However, I only have 100 pages to go, so I will finish it today.

I made overnight oatmeal before I went to bed so I wouldn’t have to use precious reading time to cook something this morning.

Current Reads:

  • Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

Pages Read: 76

Total Pages Read: 515

Time Read: 3 hours 4 minutes

Total Time Read: 12 hours and 45 minutes

My final update will be at 9 pm Pacific time.

#24in48 Readathon – Hour 24!

We’re now a whole day into the 24 in 48 readathon.  I’ll be headed to bed in a few hours, but below is my update.

Update #2

YAY!  I finished The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and most of Spinning Silver.

I also did quite a lot of cleaning, since I have to be doing something while listening to audiobooks.  I cleaned out my closet and all of my drawers, and I now have 3 large trash bags full of clothes and other things to donate.

Current Reads:

  • Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

Books Finished:

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

Pages Read: 439

Total Pages Read: 439

Time Read:  9 hours 41 minutes

Total Time Read: 9 hours and 41 minutes

My next update will be at 9 am Pacific time.  I want to finish Spinning Silver before I go to bed, so here’s to hoping I don’t fall asleep until then!

#24in48 Readathon – Starting a Bit Late

Another #24in48 Readathon is happening RIGHT.NOW.  I was at a friend’s going away party last night, stayed much longer than I had originally planned, and came home to crash without even opening a book before I fell asleep.

Since I’m getting started a bit late, this post will serve as my starting line and my first update.

Goals:

  • Read for 24 hours.
  • Finish at least three books.

TBR:

I don’t have a planned out TBR like I usually do, except for the books I’m currently reading, but I will probably pull a book from my “Hygge” shelf on Goodreads.

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  • Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

 

First Update:

As I said, I haven’t opened a book yet.  However, I’ve got my book, timer, and tea right next to me so I’ll be reading as soon as this post goes live.  See you at my next update at 9 pm PST/12 am EST.

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 Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  • Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
  • Hygge: The Danish Art of Happiness by Britta Olsson

  

Finished:

  • Cat vs. Human: Another Dose of Catnip by Yasmine Surovec

Total pages read this week: 387

Total books for the year: 4 of 50.  It was a busy week for me at work, and this week will likely be just as busy.  Luckily, this weekend is the 24 in 48 readathon!

What are you reading this week?

Down the TBR Hole #54

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 know I usually post these on Saturdays, but I’ve been so busy this past week with work that I wanted a day away from computers and went out to spend time enjoying a rare (for this week) non-rainy day. Thanks to Bout of Books, my TBR pile is down to 681 books.

This week’s books:

The Three Day Runaway by Katarina Green – KEEP.  Though I think $100 a day seems like a bit much for most long-weekend trips, I’m interested in all of the tips and strategies for saving money on my adventuring.

Aerisia: Land Beyond the Sunset by Sarah Ashwood – GO. The synopsis made this book out to be really generic sounding with a predictable plot.

Dragon Time and Other Stories by Ruth Nestvold – GO.  The synopsis has me confused about the sub-genre of this short story collection.  It comes off as a mix of Fantasy and Romance, but I’m really not sure.  Maybe I’m feeling picky today, but I really don’t care to find out.

The Sword of Light by E.J. Gilmour – GO.  Another extremely generic Epic Fantasy with a male main character.  I’m just not interested.

Forsaken by Kristen Day – KEEP.  The synopsis made this book sound so good until it got to the romance part.  Still, I want to give this one a chance, especially after ditching the 3 previous books on my TBR.

My to-read shelf is down to 678 books. Next weekend is the 24 in 48 Readathon, so I’ll be taking another week off from “Down the TBR Hole”.

#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for January 11th – 17th.
  • I’ve had another week of not doing much thanks to all the rain and high winds.
  • That being said, I have been on my feet a lot for my job, and working a few extra hours.  I’m also trying to do as much of my work standing as I can, but I don’t have a standing desk.  Until I get one, I’m trying to get up and walk around more when I need a break.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Workouts: 2/5
  • Steps: 36,159
  • Miles: 14.97
  • Total Miles: 38.11
  • Active Minutes: 128

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 Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  • Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
  • Hygge: The Danish Art of Happiness by Britta Olsson

  

Finished:

  • The Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell
  • The Year of Less by Cait Flanders
  • If On a Winter’s Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino

  

Total pages read this week: 473

Total books for the year: 3 of 50.  This week was Bout of Books, and I love starting off the new year with this challenge/readathon.  I always feel like I’m getting a head start on my reading goals, and right now I’m 2 books ahead of schedule.  I also love taking the time near the beginning of the year to put everything else aside and relax for a bit.  It’s a nice reminder that not everything has to get done Right Now.

What are you reading this week?

#BoutofBooks 24 – Day 7 and Wrap-Up

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, January 7th and runs through Sunday, January 13th 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 24 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team
I had the apartment to myself (plus the cat) for most of the day.  I napped, I did the laundry and the dishes, and I also read a decent chunk of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson.
  • Time Read:  4 hours 32 minutes
  • Pages Read: 167
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 3

Even though I didn’t stick to my TBR, I did meet all of my goals this time around.  Compared to the last Bout of Books, I did really well. I’m looking forward to Bout of Books 25 in May!