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:

  • Gates of Thread and Stone by Lori M. Lee
  • The Revenge of Analog by David Sax
  • Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

 
Finished:

  • Boundary Crossed by Melissa F. Olson


Total pages read this week: 297
Total books for the year: 33 of 50. Today is Memorial Day.  I usually stay off of the internet, and definitely away from social media on Memorial Day, but I wanted to make sure I got this posted before I turned off my computer.
What are you reading this week?

Down the TBR Hole #65

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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 down to 672 books thanks to Bout of Books.

This week’s books:

The Death Series by Tamara Rose Blodgett – GO.  From what I was able to gather from the synopsis, this is a near-future YA Paranormal Dystopian Mystery series that goes way beyond these first 3 books.  That is just way too much to be good. I’m all for brain candy, but not if it’s going to kill my brain cells.

Out of Time Series by Monique Martin – GO. Again, there is too much going on in these books.  This one is a Time-Travel Mystery that also involves Vampires and Romance.  I love Time-Travel novels.  I also love Vampire novels.  I greatly enjoy Mystery series, but usually only when they are somehow book-related. Y’all know my feelings about Romance. Those individual genres or subgenres are great on their own, but I don’t know how anyone can put them all together and do it well.

The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory – KEEP.  It has been a while since I’ve read any books by Gregory, but I have several of them on my TBR, and I’ve enjoyed all of the others I’ve read. They’re not the most historically accurate, but I don’t think they need to be in order to be good reading.

The Reading Group by Elizabeth Noble – KEEP.  You would be right if you said, “this isn’t your usual genre.” Contemporary Women’s Fiction is definitely not what I usually read.  You would also be right if you said I only got it because it involves books.  That is also why it will stay on my TBR for now.

Planet Urth by Jennifer and Christopher Martucci – GO. The synopsis is too vague and when I looked at the reviews, there were far too many of them that were 2 stars or less.

My TBR mountain is down to 669. At the rate I’m going, I think I can hit my goal for the year, which if I remember correctly, is 625.

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:

  • Gates of Thread and Stone by Lori M. Lee
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
  • The Revenge of Analog by David Sax
  • Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
  • Boundary Crossed by Melissa F. Olson



Finished:

  • Hacking Happiness by John C. Havens
  • F**k Depression by Robert Duff


Total pages read this week: 446
Total books for the year: 32 of 50. Today wrapped up Bout of Books 25! Not only did I finish one of my current reads, but I also read more than 300 pages. On top of that, I am now 13 books ahead of schedule for reaching my goal of 50 books. 
What are you reading this week?

#BoutofBooks – 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, May 13th and runs through Sunday, May 19th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, Twitter chats, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 25 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I finished F**k Depression by Robert Duff yesterday, but I didn’t read much else, unfortunately. Right before I went to bed, I read the first chapter of Boundary Crossed by Melissa F. Olson.
  • Time Read:  42 minutes
  • Pages Read: 28
  • Books Finished: 1
  • Total Number of Books Read: 2

Even though I didn’t exactly stick to my TBR, I did meet all of my goals. I’m looking forward to Bout of Books 26 in August!

#BoutofBooks – Day 6

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, May 13th and runs through Sunday, May 19th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, Twitter chats, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 25 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I tried to finish F**k Depression by Robert Duff yesterday, but I’ve still got about 20 pages left. I will definitely finish it today and then go back to Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy.
  • Time Read:  54 minutes
  • Pages Read: 36
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 1

#BoutofBooks – Day 5

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, May 13th and runs through Sunday, May 19th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, Twitter chats, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 25 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I spent more time on buses yesterday, so I read some more of F**k Depression by Robert Duff on my phone.
  • Time Read:  2 hours 1 minute
  • Pages Read: 81
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 1

#BoutofBooks – 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, May 13th and runs through Sunday, May 19th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, Twitter chats, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 25 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I spent a lot of time on buses yesterday, so I read some of F**k Depression by Robert Duff on my phone when I wasn’t staring out the window at the crappy weather. I had a work event to attend in the evening so I didn’t get any time to read before I went to bed.
  • Time Read:  27 minutes
  • Pages Read: 18
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 1

#BoutofBooks – Day 3

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, May 13th and runs through Sunday, May 19th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, Twitter chats, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 25 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I didn’t have much time to read at all yesterday. I only managed to read a few pages of Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy before I went to sleep for the night.
  • Time Read:  22 minutes
  • Pages Read: 15
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 1