#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for January 12th – 18th.
  • I got a little off track this week, and I’m blaming the weather.
  • I did manage to do some of the resistance band exercises this week.  I did enough to realize I need a different program.  So, I looked through my fitness stuff from when I was doing Real Appeal, and I’m going to start incorporating some of those ideas this weekend to see what works.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.

 

  • Steps: 20,452/30,000
  • Miles: 8.39/15
  • Total Miles: 29.68
  • Active Minutes: 74/210
  • Total Money Donated: $0.09/$5.00

Thursday’s Things – Free Books Edition

“Thursday’s Things” is a roundup of book-related links I’ve come across while wandering down the rabbit hole that is the internet.

I’m on a book buying ban for the next month or so.  The Boyfriend and I might be moving to San Fransisco, and if we do, the square footage of where we end up living is bound to be tiny in comparison to our current apartment.  So, not only do I need to save money for moving expenses, but I need to save as much precious physical space as possible.  However, no one said I can’t “shop” for ebooks without spending any money!  Here is a list of 10 places we can all get our fix for free:

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:

  • Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
  • A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
  • A Philosophy of Walking by Frédéric Gros
  • Blood Rites by Jim Butcher
  • Dharma Punx by Noah Levine
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

     

Finished:

  • The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
  • The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking

 

Challenges:

  • COYER: 1 of 30 from The List, 1 for “The One With The Twist”

Total pages read this week: 679

Total books for the year: 4 of 90.  Another Bout of Books is over and #COYER has switched to the next phase, which for me is “The One With The Twist”.  I chose to stick to my physical books for this phase, so until February 9th, I will be concentrating on finishing The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and as many other physical books off of my TBR as I can.

What are you reading this week?

#BoutofBooks 21 – Day 7 and Wrap-up

Bout of Books

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 8th and runs through Sunday, January 14th 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 21 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I didn’t get much reading done, but I did listen to a bit of Dharma Punx by Noah Levine on my way to and from the grocery store.  It wasn’t until the afternoon when I finally got some time to return to Blood Rites by Jim Butcher.

  • Time Read:  1 hours 30 minutes
  • Pages Read: 62
  • Books Finished: The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking
  • Total Number of Books Read:2

Overall, this wasn’t my best Bout of Books, but I also didn’t have the luxury of being on vacation this time and my life hasn’t gotten significantly busier the past couple of weeks.  Still, I did manage to finish 2 books and get nearly half-way through 2 others.  I’m looking forward to the next Bout of Books in May!

#BoutofBooks 21 – Day 6

Bout of Books

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 8th and runs through Sunday, January 14th 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 21 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I spent most of my day practicing the art of Hygge while reading The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking and then I fell asleep after reading a few pages of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer.

  • Time Read:  5 hours 45 minutes
  • Pages Read: 235
  • Books Finished: The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking
  • Total Number of Books Read:2

#BoutofBooks 21 – Day 5

Bout of Books

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 8th and runs through Sunday, January 14th 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 21 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I finally finished The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss!  I also listened to some more of Dharma Punx by Noah Levine and took Blood Rites by Jim Butcher to bed with me.

  • Time Read:  2 hours 45 minutes
  • Pages Read: 115
  • Books Finished: 1
  • Total Number of Books Read: 1

#BoutofBooks 21 – Day 4

Bout of Books

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 8th and runs through Sunday, January 14th 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 21 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

This Bout of Books has not been great for me reading-wise.  I never seem to have the time to just lay around and read.  Being an adult sucks.  I’m determined to finish The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss by the end of the week.

  • Time Read:  1 hour 30 minutes
  • Pages Read: 62
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 0

#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for January 5th – 11th.
  • I haven’t had any problems with sticking to the “low fat” side of my diet, but I haven’t been able to get 35 grams of fiber a day yet.  I get close, but without using a fiber supplement, it’s difficult for me to eat enough food to hit that number.  I haven’t used a supplement yet because I’m allowing my body at least this week to adjust.
  • I also haven’t been able to keep my calories down to 1,200 per day.  However, I have managed to eat fewer calories than I burn every day, and well under 2,000.  I have already lost a couple of pounds as a result (I’m sure all the water I’m drinking is helping, too).
  • Part of the Fiber35 program is resistance band exercises and cardio.  I’ve managed to do the cardio, but on the mornings I was supposed to do the exercises, I turned off the alarm and went back to sleep.  Saturday is cardio day, but I’m going to do the exercises that day as well to help make up for my lack of motivation this week.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.

 

  • Steps: 27,118/30,000
  • Miles: 11.13/15
  • Total Miles: 21.29
  • Active Minutes: 119/210
  • Total Money Donated: $0.06/$5.00

#BoutofBooks 21 – Day 3

Bout of Books

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 8th and runs through Sunday, January 14th 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 21 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I ended up working some overtime so I didn’t get much time to read.  I only listened to a bit more of Dharma Punx by Noah Levine while I ate lunch.

  • Time Read:  1 hour
  • Pages Read: 40
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 0

#BoutofBooks 21 – Day 2

Bout of Books

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 8th and runs through Sunday, January 14th 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 21 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I listened to a bit of Dharma Punx by Noah Levine while I ate dinner and then I read some more of The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss before bed.  So, better than yesterday, but still not as much as I would like.

  • Time Read:  2 hours 45 minutes
  • Pages Read: 115
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 0