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:

  

Finished:

  • Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

hollow

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 572

Total # of books for the year: 18 of 85.  The Boyfriend’s Mom visited this weekend to celebrate his Birthday.  We ate a lot of food and had a good time talking and catching up.  By Sunday, I was wiped out.  So, I didn’t get a whole lot of reading done over the weekend, but I made up for it during the week.  I removed Facebook and Twitter from the home screen of my phone, and I’ve been reading more during my breaks at work as a result.

What are you reading this week?

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:

hollow  

Finished:

  • Discovering Kwan Yin by Sandy Boucher
  • The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
  • The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Riot Grrrl Collection edited by Lisa Darms

  return

riot

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 713

Total # of books for the year: 17 of 85.  I think I’m making up for lost time with my reading.  After having a mild, and luckily short lived, reading slump, and then being too sick to read much, I’m now flying through the pages.  It feels wonderful! 🙂

What are you reading this week?

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:

  • The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien – for #FanspeakTheRing
  • The Riot Grrrl Collection edited by Lisa Darms
  • Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
  • The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

return riot hollow

Finished:

  • You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 841

Total # of books for the year: 13 of 85.  I was sick most of the week.  I managed to make it back to work on Thursday, even though I didn’t really start to feel like myself again until Friday.  I didn’t do much of anything over the weekend except read to my heart’s content since I was too sick to read during the week.  I am determined to finish The Return of the King by the 19th.

What are you reading this week?

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:

  • The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien – for #FanspeakTheRing
  • The Riot Grrrl Collection edited by Lisa Darms
  • Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

return riot hollow

Finished:

  • A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn
  • Real Happiness by Sharon Salzberg

curious real

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 314

Total # of books for the year: 12 of 85.  COYER is now over, so I’ll be returning to mostly reading my physical books.  I’m hoping to finish The Return of the King before The Lord of the Rings read-along ends on March 19th.  There are several other books I have stacked up on my desk that I want to read this month and in April, but I’m going to concentrate on finishing The Lord of the Rings.

What are you reading this week?

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:

  • The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien – for #FanspeakTheRing
  • The Riot Grrrl Collection edited by Lisa Darms
  • Real Happiness by Sharon Salzberg – for the #Commit2Sit meditation challenge
  • Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
  • A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn

return riot real

hollow curious

Finished:

  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

jane

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 375

Total # of books for the year: 10 of 85.  I’m hoping to finish A Curious Beginning as soon as possible this week so that I can concentrate on The Return of the King.  The Lord of the Rings read-along ends on March 19th, and I’ve barely cracked open the final book.  I’m also planning on finishing Real Happiness this week since the Commit to Sit challenge ends tomorrow.

What are you reading this week?

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:

  • The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien – for #FanspeakTheRing
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë – for the #Eyrealong
  • The Riot Grrrl Collection edited by Lisa Darms
  • Real Happiness by Sharon Salzberg – for the #Commit2Sit meditation challenge
  • Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
  • A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn

return jane riot

real hollow curious

 

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 121

Total # of books for the year: 9 of 85.  I don’t know what’s going on with me, but I think Anna Karenina pushed me into a reading slump.  I’ve been spending most of my time meditating, trying to catch up on chores around the apartment, watching “The Crown” when the Boyfriend isn’t home, and “Star Trek: The Next Generation” with him when he is, and spending time playing Dresden’s favorite game, “mousey” (he loves stalking and pouncing on a toy mouse attached to an elastic string that I use to drag it around like it’s trying to escape from getting eaten).  I’ve also been catching up on my favorite podcasts or listening to music instead of an audiobook.

What are you reading this week?

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:

  • The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien – for #FanspeakTheRing
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë – for the #Eyrealong
  • The Riot Grrrl Collection edited by Lisa Darms
  • Real Happiness by Sharon Salzberg – for the #Commit2Sit meditation challenge
  • Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
  • A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn

return jane riot

real hollow curious

Finished:

  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  • The Mermaid’s Sister by Carrie Anne Noble

anna mermaid

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 507

Total # of books for the year: 9 of 85.  I FINALLY finished Anna Karenina!  I was also determined to finish The Mermaid’s Sister before starting A Curious Beginning.  I knew if I didn’t, I would probably never start A Curious Beginning before it was due back at the library.  I placed it on hold a month or so ago, and I got the email on Saturday that it was available for download.  The only problem is that I only get it for 21 days and there are 3 others waiting for it behind me, so I won’t be able to renew it, if need be, for quite a while.  I’m really not sure why ebooks follow the same rules as physical books, but that’s how it is, so I must read it while I have the chance.

What are you reading this week?