#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for January 22nd – 28th.
  • It’s been raining most of the week so I’ve been more focused on packing up the apartment and doing strength training and mobility workouts than I have with walking.
  • Speaking of packing, I have already had to buy more book boxes after my original purchase of 20!  I’ve always known I have a lot of books, but this really puts it into perspective.  I also have already filled another box full of books to take to the used bookstore.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Active Days: 5/5
  • Steps: 23,453/48,000
  • Miles: 9.60/19.18
  • Total Miles: 44.70/1,000
  • Active Minutes: 155/150

Monday’s Minutes

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

Currently Reading:

  • Sixpence House by Paul Collins
  • Self-Compassion by Kristin Neff

Finished:

  • The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop by Lewis Buzbee

Total pages read this week: 221

Total books for the year: 5 of 90. For some reason, Sixpence House is difficult for me to pick up, but once I do, I don’t want to stop reading. Unfortunately, I tend to only read it before bed, and then have to force myself to be a Responsible Adult and put it down. I have an eye exam today, so I will be bringing the book with me in case I have any waiting to do.

What are you reading?

Down the TBR Hole #77

Image: hjl

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 went back up a little to 836.  I hauled 5 boxes of books to sell at Half Price Bookstore and used some of the money to buy a few books while I was there.  Some of them were already on my wish list, and therefore on my overall To-Read shelf, but I found a couple of books that weren’t as well.  I also added a couple of books to my wish list.

This week’s books:

 

Penny Dreadful Multipack Volumes 1 – 7 – KEEP.  I picked up the Kindle editions of all 7 volumes for a few dollars, and I will eventually read them.

Star Trek: The Next Generation series – KEEP.   I’ve read the first one in the series, and I have books 2 through 5 in paperback.  The remaining books are on my wish list.  From my count, there are 55 books in the series, and that doesn’t count all of the other one-offs and mini-series that feature the Next Generation crew.  I will probably read all of those, too, someday. TNG is my fave “Star Trek” series, after all.

The Legends of River Song by various authors – KEEP.  I love “Doctor Who”, and I love River Song even more, especially portrayed by Alex Kingston.

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers – KEEP.  Apparently, this week’s post is all about the Science Fiction.  I’m ok with that.  After Fantasy, it’s one of my favorite genres.

Dust by Hugh Howey – KEEP. This is the last book in the “Silo” trilogy, which I absolutely LOVE.  Howey has become one of my auto-buy authors.  I’m looking forward to reading this during the Summer.

My TBR pile remains at 836 books, and unless I finish a book by next weekend, I don’t think it will be changing.  I became much more selective about the books I added to my TBR by this point in time (2017), and had already participated in the original #ShelfLove challenge for a couple of years.

#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for January 15th – 21st.
  • I’m no longer on vacation, and that means getting rid of stuff that the Boyfriend and I no longer want to keep, selling books at the used bookstore that we no longer want in our collections, and packing up everything else to move.  I hauled 5 boxes of books to the bookstore yesterday!
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Active Days: 5/5
  • Steps: 31,281/48,000
  • Miles: 12.81/19.18
  • Total Miles: 35.10/1,000
  • Active Minutes: 155/150

Monday’s Minutes

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

Currently Reading:

  • The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop by Lewis Buzbee

Finished:

  • The Beatrice Letters by Lemony Snicket

Total pages read this week: 160

Total books for the year: 4 of 90. Not much reading this week. Instead, I was busy getting through some of my course work for my TEFL certification (Teaching English as a Foreign Language), and catching up on “Outlander” while I crocheted.

What are you reading?

Down the TBR Hole #76

Image: hjl

Down the TBR Hole was started by Lia over at Lost in a Story.

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.

It’s been a long time since I’ve done one of these posts.  My TBR pile went from 665 to 831!  My goal for this year is to reduce that to 740, which shouldn’t be an issue since I’m hosting the 2021 #ShelfLove challenge.  Since I didn’t do a post last week to start off the new year, I’m going to go through 10 books this week.

This week’s books:

 

Title Wave and A Just Clause by Lorna Barrett – KEEP.  I love this Cozy Mystery series.  I finished A Fatal Chapter not too long ago, and it’s only a matter of time before I start Title Wave.

 

The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova – KEEP. The Historian made it into my personal library-in-the-making, and I’ve been wanting to read this for quite some time.

 

Homicide in Hardcover by Kate Carlisle – KEEP.  The only reason I haven’t read this one yet is that I’m in the middle of several other book-related Cozy Mystery series and I don’t want to get confused.

 

The Plastic Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg – KEEP.  Yet another series I love!  I still need to read The Master Magician before I get to this one, and I don’t know why I haven’t read it yet. Perhaps because it’s an ebook and I’ve been preoccupied with trying to clear my physical TBR.

 

Wonder Woman: War Bringer by Leigh Bardugo – KEEP. Wonder Woman is my fave DC comics character and Leigh Bardugo has been well-reviewed.

Hunted by Meagan Spooner – KEEP. I love “Beauty and the Beast” retellings.  It’s my favorite fairytale, and this one sounds like it will be different from the usual retellings.

City of Strife by Claudie Arseneault – GO.  I have completely lost interest in this book.  I’m pretty sure the only reason I got it was because the cover looks so interesting.  I don’t even remember ever reading the synopsis.

Disconnected by Nick M. Lloyd – GO.  Meh.  I’m pretty sure this was a freebie from somewhere.

Harry Potter’s Bookshelf by John Granger – KEEP.  While I don’t think this is an “official” book, I am interested in reading about the books and stories that inspired the “Harry Potter” series.

My TBR pile is down two to 829 books, and my next post will be mostly made up of books from series.  I will probably bundle them like I did with the “Booktown Mysteries” books at the beginning of this post.  Even if I do that, my TBR likely won’t decrease at all over the next couple of weeks unless I finish reading some books.

#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for January 8th – 14th.
  • Friday was my last day of work as the Boyfriend and I get ready to move to another state.  Since I hadn’t had a real vacation in a while, the Boyfriend told me to take this week off from doing anything moving-related and just relax.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Active Days: 4/5
  • Steps: 23,098/48,000
  • Miles: 9.44/19.18
  • Total Miles: 22.29/1,000
  • Active Minutes: 91/150

Monday’s Minutes

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

Currently Reading:

  • The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop by Lewis Buzbee

Finished:

  • The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden
  • Around the World with Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis
  • Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

Total pages read this week: 747

Total books for the year: 3 of 90. #BoutofBooks in January has always been the best way for me to get a few books read toward my annual reading goal, and this Bout of Books was no different.

What are you reading?

#BoutofBooks – Day 7 & Wrap-Up

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It’s a weeklong readathon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 4th and runs through Sunday, January 10th in YOUR time zone. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are reading sprints, Twitter chats, and exclusive Instagram challenges, but they’re all completely optional. For all Bout of Books 30 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I finished Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine right before I went to bed. That means that I met my goal for Bout of Books! I finished both of the books I had been reading before New Year’s, and I finished a book from my TBR. I’m looking forward to Bout of Books 31 in May!

  • Time Read: 3 hours 4 minutes
  • Total Time Read: 20 hours 1 minute
  • Pages Read: 123
  • Total Pages Read: 747
  • Books Finished: 1
  • Total Number of Books Read: 3

#BoutofBooks – Day 6

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It’s a weeklong readathon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 4th and runs through Sunday, January 10th in YOUR time zone. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are reading sprints, Twitter chats, and exclusive Instagram challenges, but they’re all completely optional. For all Bout of Books 30 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I’m well over halfway through Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine. I also started and got caught up on The Year of Cozy by Adrianna Adarme. It goes month by month and my plan is to read each month as it comes. So, I won’t be reading any more of it during this last day of Bout of Books, but I am going to try to finish Ink and Bone.

  • Time Read: 3 hours 53 minutes
  • Pages Read: 183
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 2