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 Once and Future King by T.H. White
  • Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War by Clive Barker
  • A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again by David Foster Wallace

  

Finished:

  • Abarat by Clive Barker
  • Brain Rules by John Medina

 

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 809.  I would have finished A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again if I hadn’t discovered that Amazon started delivering groceries to my area.  I saved so much time and energy, and while I still read, I stuck with my physical books instead of audio.

Total # of books for the year: 37 of 85.

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 Once and Future King by T.H. White
  • Abarat by Clive Barker
  • Brain Rules by John Medina

  

Finished:

  • The Women in the Castle by Margaret Atwood
  • Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling
  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

  

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 890

Total # of books for the year: 35 of 85.  This week was Bout of Books, and even though I didn’t get nearly as much reading accomplished as the last Bout of Books, I still read more than I normally do during the week.

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 Once and Future King by T.H. White
  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • The Women in the Castle by Margaret Atwood
  • Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

  

 

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 428

Total # of books for the year: 32 of 85.  My BFF will be moving to another state today.  We got to spend some time together on Saturday, but of course, it wasn’t enough.  The only book I’ve been interested in reading when I’m at home is Anne of Green Gables and I will probably go right into Anne of Avonlea when I’m done. This week is Bout of Books, so I probably won’t be doing much other than reading.

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 Once and Future King by T.H. White
  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • The Women in the Castle by Margaret Atwood
  • Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

  

Finished:

  • The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
  • Yes, Please by Amy Poehler
  • Due or Die by Jenn McKinlay
  • Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

  

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 1244

Total # of books for the year: 32 of 85.  This past Saturday was Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon, and it was wonderful!  I spent Sunday recovering and catching up on things that I had let slide, but my post-readathon hangover wasn’t nearly as bad this time around as it’s been in the past.

I was planning to finish  The Handmaid’s Tale this week so I could start Bout of Books 19 with a fresh book, but last night I found out my BFF is moving to another state.  I went to my bookshelves for a comfort read, and my copy of Anne of Green Gables called out to me even more than The Hobbit.  I probably won’t be reading much else this week.

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 Once and Future King by T.H. White
  • The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

  

Finished:

  • Death Masks by Jim Butcher
  • The Falconer by Elizabeth May

 

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 1234

Total # of books for the year: 28 of 85.  I messed up my back again and was out of work for 2 days.  I mostly read because both of the books I finished and my current reads have been really good.  I will probably finish at least two of them before Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon this Saturday.

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 Once and Future King by T.H. White

Finished:

  • Silas Marner by Geroge Eliot – The #Ravelong is still going, but I couldn’t stop myself from reading ahead.
  • The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu by Joshua Hammer
  • Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
  • Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg

  

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 818

Total # of books for the year: 26 of 85.  I managed to read for 22 hours and 19 minutes this week for the week-long mini-readathon.  I would have hit the goal of 24 hours if I hadn’t fallen asleep on the couch on Sunday.  However, now that I know it’s possible, 24 hours of reading time will be my new goal for the next Bout of Books.

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:

  • Silas Marner by Geroge Eliot – for the #Ravelong
  • Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
  • The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu by Joshua Hammer

  

Finished:

  • Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estés
  • Every Man Dies Alone by Hans Fallada
  • Books Can Be Deceiving by Jenn McKinlay

  

DNF:

  • Paradise Lost by John Milton – for the Classics Club Spin.  I tried.  I made it through 14 pages.

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 864

Total # of books for the year: 22 of 85.  My back pain is gone and I’m up and about again, though taking it easy just to be safe.  I participated in a 2-hour mini-readathon while also joining in the #LitsyPartyOfOne.  This week, I’ll be doing the week-long mini-readathon and attempting to read for a total of 24 hours by the time I go to bed on Sunday.

What are you reading this week?