Monday’s Minutes

“Monday’s Minutes” is a weekly post in which I track my bookish life.

Currently Reading:

  • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
  • Haunted Nights ed. by Caitlin Doughty
  • Penny Dreadfuls ed. by Stefan R. Dziemianowicz

Finished:

  • The World of Lore by Aaron Mahnke
  • Earwig and the Witch by Diana Wynne Jones
  • The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman
  • Bunnicula by Deborah and James Howe

Challenges:

  • RIP XIV: Peril the First – 13, Peril of the Short Story – 0, Peril on the Screen – “Supernatural”, “American Horror Story”, and “Six Feet Under”.

Total pages read this week: 1171

Total books for the year: 65 of 70. Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon was this weekend. Since I fell asleep before I had the chance to get to some of the shorter books on my RIP list, I read Bunnicula yesterday afternoon.

#Readathon – Final Update

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I’ve survived another Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon! However, I fell asleep some time around 1 am.

  • Total Pages Read: 886

End of Event Survey

  1. How would you assess your reading overall? It was great up until I fell asleep. I finished 2 books, and most of a 3rd.
  2. Did you have a strategy, and if so, did you stick to it? My strategy was to listen to audiobooks while I did other things, and to stick to mostly shorter, Middle-Grade books when I switched over to physical books.
  3. What was your favorite snack? The homemade pumpkin bread was so yummy!
  4. Wanna volunteer for our next event? I might finally try my hand at helping out.

#Readathon – Update 2

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I’ve survived 16 hours of Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon.

  • Pages Read: 287
  • Books Read: The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman
  • Time Read: 8 hours
  • Yummy in my Tummy: 2 more giant cups of tea and more pumpkin bread, Pepper Imps, and some Indian food from Trader Joes.

Until my final update, at 5 am PST, I’ll probably move on to some of the shorter books from my Goodreads list.


Whether you’re participating in the readathon or not, what book(s) are you currently reading?

#Readathon Mid-Event Survey

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Here are my answers to the Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon Mid-Event Survey!

1. What are you reading right now? I’m a little more than a quarter of the way through The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman.
2. How many books have you read so far? 2
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Readathon?  I’m really looking forward to The Witches by Roald Dahl.
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? No interruptions, yet 🙂
5. What surprises you most about the Readathon, so far?  How I managed to the finish 2 books well before the halfway mark.

#Readathon Update 1

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I’ve survived the first 8 hours of Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon and I haven’t fallen asleep on the couch even once!  I have my cat, Dresden to thank for that. He jumped into my lap to take HIS nap while I was trying to eat my breakfast.

  • Pages Read: 427
  • Books Read: The World of Lore by Aaron Mahnke, and Earwig and the Witch by Diana Wynne Jones
  • Time Read: 7 hours and 28 minutes
  • Yummy in my Tummy: I had 2 cups of tea, homemade pumpkin bread, and a yogurt for breakfast, Pepper Imps, jerky, and trail mix as snacks, and stir fry for lunch. 

Until my 2nd update, at 9 pm PST, I’ll continue reading the remaining books on my Goodreads list.


What book(s) are you currently reading?

Dewey’s 24-Hour #Readathon – Welcome to October Country!

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Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon has officially started!  I stumbled out of the bedroom a few minutes ago, but I’m ready to read all.the.books.  I’m getting my giant mug of tea ready now and will be sticking my nose in a book as this goes live. I’ll be posting my updates every 8 hours, assuming my pile of books keep me awake.

  • What fine part of the world are you reading from today? I’m in Emeryville, CA.
  • Which book in your stack are you looking forward to the most? The Witches by Roald Dahl.
  • Which snack are you looking forward to the most? Guava popsicles because it’s been in the high 80’s in the Bay Area since Wednesday.
  • Tell us a little something about yourself!  I’ve been catching up on “Supernatural” since September on Netflix, and I’m only about halfway through season 9. Sometimes I feel like I’ll never get to the point of having to wait for the most recent season!
  • If you participated in the last readathon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? I’ll be reading nothing but #RIP books. Also, for the first time, I will have a readathon buddy for a bit this afternoon (other than my fur-child, Dresden).

I usually put my TBR here, but the link to my pile is up above and currently stands at 50 books tall.

My first update will be at 1 pm PST.  I’ll be tracking how many pages I read and any books I finish.  I’ll also include snacks I’ve nommed, and any musical earworms that have gotten into my head.

Whether you’re participating in the readathon or not, what book(s) are you currently reading? 

#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for October 18th – 24th.
  • It’s been a really busy week for me, and I’m glad I’ve been feeling up to the challenge!  I’m so ready for the #readathon tomorrow 🙂
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Active Days: 2/5
  • Steps: 31,594
  • Miles: 13.01
  • Total Miles: 588.02
  • Active Minutes: 91

Monday’s Minutes

“Monday’s Minutes” is a weekly post in which I track my bookish life.

Currently Reading:

  • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
  • Haunted Nights ed. by Caitlin Doughty
  • Penny Dreadfuls ed. by Stefan R. Dziemianowicz

Finished:

  • The Year of Shadows by Claire Legrand
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Challenges:

  • RIP XIV: Peril the First – 9, Peril of the Short Story – 0, Peril on the Screen – “Supernatural”, “American Horror Story”, and “Six Feet Under”.

Total pages read this week: 546

Total books for the year: 61 of 70. I’m still getting used to writing posts on the “new” blog. I no longer have the Classic Editor, and I never got used to the Block Editor.

#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for October 11th – 17th.
  • Yesterday was a big day at work, and I was on my feet for most of it.  I’m now feeling very sore, but thanks to physical therapy, it’s not nearly as bad as it could be.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Active Days: 5/5
  • Steps: 45,730
  • Miles: 18.80
  • Total Miles: 575.01
  • Active Minutes: 228