Monday’s Minutes

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

Currently Reading:

  • The Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson
  • Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King
  • The Bookshop Book by Jen Campbell

Finished:

  • Dead Beat by Jim Butcher

Total pages read this week: 428

Total books for the year: 70 of 75. I think this will be the last time I extend my reading goal for the year. I only pushed it up to 75 because I don’t think I’ll finish 10 more books in a month and a half.

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
  • The Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson
  • Dead Beat by Jim Butcher

Finished:

  • The Escape Manual for Introverts by Katie Vaz

Total pages read this week: 418

Total books for the year: 69 of 70. We’re entering the season of Hygge! While I know Hygge is a year-round thing, there is nothing like Autumn and Winter for getting cozy.

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
  • The Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson
  • The Escape Manual for Introverts by Katie Vaz

Finished:

  • Haunted Nights ed. by Ellen Datlow and Lisa Morton
  • Lullaby by Jonathan Maberry
  • Anne of Windy Poplars by L.M. Montgomery

Total pages read this week: 341

Total books for the year: 68 of 70. I’m determined to finish Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norell, but other than that, I’m getting into that time of year where all of my books are comforting in some way. I have a bunch of Cozy Mysteries lined up to listen to at some point over the next couple of months, and I’m very much looking forward to some #AudioCrafting or #AudioColoring.

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.

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:

  • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
  • Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty
  • The Year of Shadows by Claire Legrand

 
Finished:

  • The Slippery Slope by Lemony Snicket
  • It Devours! by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor
  • Serafina and the Splintered Heart by Robert Beatty


Challenges:

  • RIP XIV: Peril the First – 8, Peril of the Short Story – 0, Peril on the Screen – “Supernatural” and “American Horror Story”

Total pages read this week: 942
Total books for the year: 59 of 60. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell is beginning to get interesting, even though it’s still taking a long time to get anywhere.

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:

  • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
  • The Nature Fix by Florence Williams
  • Anne of Windy Poplars by L.M. Montgomery
  • The Slippery Slope by Lemony Snicket


DNF:

  • All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater


Challenges:

  • RIP XIV: Peril the First – 5, Peril of the Short Story – 0, Peril on the Screen – “Supernatural” and “American Horror Story”

Total pages read this week: 411
Total books for the year: 56 of 60. I’m not giving up on Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell yet, but I decided to DNF All the Crooked Saints.

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:

  • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
  • All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater
  • The Nature Fix by Florence Williams


Finished:

  • Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
  • Wednesday’s Library by Calliope Glass


Challenges:

  • RIP XIV: Peril the First – 5, Peril of the Short Story – 0, Peril on the Screen – “Supernatural” and “American Horror Story”

Total pages read this week: 659
Total books for the year: 56 of 60. I’m not enjoying Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell or All the Crooked Saints as much as I thought I would.  I don’t know if I’m going to continue reading either one, but I am enjoying The Nature Fix.

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:

  • Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
  • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
  • All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater

 
Challenges:

  • RIP XIV: Peril the First – 3 of 4, Peril of the Short Story – 0, Peril on the Screen – “Supernatural”

Total pages read this week: 352
Total books for the year: 54 of 60. I spent most of the week feeling so crappy that I didn’t even want to read.  When I finally felt like reading, I realized that the Doctor Sleep read-along had already started.  I’m now far ahead of the read-along.  The book is just too good to stop reading!  As far as “Peril on the Screen” goes, I lost count of how many episodes of “Supernatural” I watched this past week, so I decided to only list the shows or movies I watched that fit with the RIP guidelines.

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:

  • Legend by Marie Lu
  • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
  • All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater


Finished:

  • The Toll by Cherie Priest
  • Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore
  • Day Shift by Charlaine Harris


Challenges:

  • RIP XIV: Peril the First – 3 of 4, Peril of the Short Story – 0, Peril on the Screen – 4

Total pages read this week: 878
Total books for the year: 54 of 60. I had another bad week with my back and hip.  I’m feeling much better this morning, but I’m coming down with a cold 🙁  My reading will probably take a dip this week as a result.

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:

  • Legend by Marie Lu
  • Press Start to Play ed. by Daniel H. Wilson and John Joseph Adams
  • The Toll by Cherie Priest


Finished:

  • The Witches of New York by Ami McKay


Challenges:

  • RIP XIV: Peril the First – 0 of 4, Peril of the Short Story – 0, Peril on the Screen – 1

Total pages read this week: 760
Total books for the year: 51 of 60. R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril XIV and Something Wicked Fall have begun!!!!  For Peril on the Screen, the Boyfriend and I watched “1922” on Netflix, the movie adaptation of Stephen King’s book by the same title.  It was very Poe-ish.