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
  • White Night by Jim Butcher

Total pages read this week: 108

Total books for the year: 5 of 90.

Not much more reading this week than last week. More packing and I haven’t even been listening to any podcasts. I have to have everything ready to put in the moving truck by Friday.

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
  • White Night by Jim Butcher

Total pages read this week: 80

Total books for the year: 5 of 90.

Not much reading at all this week. Instead, I’ve been packing up all of my books, discovering that lots of them never got scanned into my Goodreads, and listening to the “Reading Glasses” podcast to distract me from everything else. When I do read, I can’t stay focused for very long, so with the exception of the 80 pages of White Night, I’ve read part of “The Cozy Issue” of Bella Grace magazine while soaking in the tub with a Lush “Comforter” bubble bar.

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
  • White Night by Jim Butcher

Total pages read this week: ?

Total books for the year: 5 of 90. My Dad passed away yesterday. I considered not posting anything at all today, but I wanted to at least let all of you know that I might be taking an extended blogging break, and if so, I will be back. This blog isn’t going to disappear without me saying so.

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?

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?

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?

Monday’s Minutes

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

Currently Reading:

  • The Girt in the Tower by Katherine Arden
  • Around the World with Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis

Finished:

  • Lagom by Niki Brantmark

Total pages read this week: 249

Total books for the year: 0 of 90. I managed to finish Lagom before the 31st, but I’m still working on finishing the other books I was reading before the end of 2020. I’m using #BoutofBooks this week to do it and hopefully start my first book of 2021.

What are you reading?

Monday’s Minutes

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

Currently Reading:

  • The Girt in the Tower by Katherine Arden
  • Around the World with Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis
  • Lagom by Niki Brantmark

Finished:

  • The Christmas Hirelings by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  • A Murder for the Books by Victoria Gilbert
  • Prime-Time Health by Dr. William Sears

Total pages read this week: 783

Total books for the year: 88 of 85. I’m trying to finish all of my current reads by New Year’s Eve so that I can bring in the New Year with a new book from my TBR to kick off my #ShelfLove challenge. I’m well over halfway through Lagom, a little more than 20% of the way through The Girl in the Tower, and nearly 30% through Around the World with Auntie Mame, so I think I can do it if I really buckle down and not give in to the temptation of starting any other books.

What are you reading?

Monday’s Minutes

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

Currently Reading:

  • A Murder for the Books by Victoria Gilbert
  • The Girt in the Tower by Katherine Arden
  • The Christmas Hirelings by Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Finished:

  • Christmas Eve, 1914 by Charles Olivier
  • Jingle Bell Pop by John Seabrook

Total pages read this week: 253

Total books for the year: 85 of 85. I’m trying to catch up on all of my Christmas reading. I’ve had several Christmas-related books for years and figured I would take a break from my annual re-read of A Christmas Carol to read them. I might still read A Christmas Carol, but with only 4 days until Christmas, I’m not going to rush myself.

What are you reading?

Monday’s Minutes

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

Currently Reading:

  • Adventures in Opting Out by Cait Flanders
  • A Murder for the Books by Victoria Gilbert
  • The Girt in the Tower by Katherine Arden

Finished:

  • The Loch Ness Papers by Paige Shelton

Total pages read this week: 334

Total books for the year: 83 of 85. My reading has gotten moodier as the weather has gotten colder and rainy. Hopefully, that won’t stop me from finishing 2 books in the remaining 3 weeks of the year.

What are you reading?