Building the Book Fort

“Building the Book Fort” is a weekly post where I track my bookish life.

Currently Reading:

  • A Mindful Year by Dr. Aria Campbell-Danesh and Dr. Seth J. Gillihan
  • The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Rumo by Walter Moers
  • Fitness After 40 by Vonda Wright, M.D.
  • News of the World by Paulette Jiles


  • The Galveston Diet by May Claire Haver, MD

Total pages read this week: 168

Total books read: 39 of 80

TBR: -23 (Goal is -36)

Everything in my life sort of went to hell this week. It started with me having such severe mood swings along with several other distressing symptoms that by Wednesday I couldn’t take it any longer and booked an appointment for the next day with a new doctor at a virtual/Telehealth clinic. Otherwise, I don’t know how long I would have had to wait to get everything sorted out. I almost missed the appointment after getting stuck in the worst traffic I’ve ever seen where I live and had to pull into some church’s parking lot to get logged on just in time. My new doctor prescribed me a couple of different medications (Yay!) As I went to drive home, my fuel light came on (Argh!) Then, because my preferred pharmacy was out of stock, I spent a frustrating Friday afternoon running around town to different pharmacies after work (my pharmacy incorrectly told me it was available at another location). After all that, I came home to a power outage that lasted until around 1 am. I definitely won’t be doing anything but relaxing this weekend.

What are you reading? Let me know in the comments!