Monday’s Minutes

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

Currently Reading:

  • A History of Reading by Alberto Manguel
  • The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers
  • Spying on the South by Tony Horwitz
  • Getting Things Done by David Allen

Total pages read this week: 240

Total books for the year: 42 of 85. It was another slow reading week, but only because I started implementing the Getting Things Done method, and that took up quite a bit of my time. It has been worth it, though! I have already gotten so many things done, and my life feels much more organized than it did before.

What are you reading?

Monday’s Minutes

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

Currently Reading:

  • A History of Reading by Alberto Manguel
  • The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers
  • Magician: Apprentice by Raymond E. Feist
  • Spying on the South by Tony Horwitz
  • Getting Things Done by David Allen

Total pages read this week: 239

Total books for the year: 42 of 85. I didn’t read a whole lot this week, or at least I don’t feel like I read a lot. I’m not sure why.

What are you reading?

Monday’s Minutes

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

Currently Reading:

  • A History of Reading by Alberto Manguel
  • The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers
  • Magician: Apprentice by Raymond E. Feist
  • The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
  • Spying on the South by Tony Horwitz

Finished:

  • You Are What You Believe by Hyrum W. Smith
  • The Mental Toughness Advantage by Douglas Comstock

Total pages read this week: 228

Total books for the year: 42 of 85. Reading The Miracle Morning last week was probably the best thing I’ve done for myself so far this year. I’ve been doing Miracle Mornings every day since last Monday, and part of the Miracle Morning is to read other motivational books. I got into the 2 books I finished this week during my Miracle Mornings, and then continued to read them throughout the day when I had time. I’ve also been watching a lot of Mel Robbins’ videos on Youtube. All of that is helping me stick with doing what needs to be done to reach my goals and make lasting positive changes in my life.

What are you reading?

Monday’s Minutes

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

Currently Reading:

  • A History of Reading by Alberto Manguel
  • The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers
  • Magician: Apprentice by Raymond E. Feist
  • The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
  • Spying on the South by Tony Horwitz

Finished:

  • The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

Total pages read this week: 172

Total books for the year: 40 of 85. I am trying to get my life back in order, and figured one of the best ways to start that process would be to read something motivational. I had been wanting to read The Miracle Morning for quite awhile, so thought it would be the perfect book to get me started. I was right. It’s not a perfect book, but it was what I needed to get my butt in gear.

What are you reading?

Monday’s Minutes

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

Currently Reading:

  • A History of Reading by Alberto Manguel
  • The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers
  • Magician: Apprentice by Raymond E. Feist
  • The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
  • Spying on the South by Tony Horwitz

Total pages read this week: 182

Total books for the year: 39 of 85. I wasn’t supposed to start any new books until I finished at least one of the books I’ve been reading for several months now. However, Spying on the South came highly recommended, and since it was published about a year ago, I decided not to wait. It also fits in with the “Literature of the American Renaissance” class I’ve been taking, since it’s about the travels and writings of Frederick Olmstead shortly before the Civil War.

What are you reading?

Monday’s Minutes

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

Currently Reading:

  • A History of Reading by Alberto Manguel
  • The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers
  • Magician: Apprentice by Raymond E. Feist
  • The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
  • The Complete Poems of Walt Whitman

Finished:

  • The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
  • The Book of Candlelight by Ellery Adams

Total pages read this week: 494

Total books for the year: 39 of 85. I finished The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes on Memorial Day as I thought I would. Since then, I’ve focused on Magician: Apprentice, except for when I was listening to The Book of Candlelight.

What are you reading?

Monday’s Minutes

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

Currently Reading:

  • A History of Reading by Alberto Manguel
  • The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers
  • Magician: Apprentice by Raymond E. Feist
  • The Book of Candlelight by Ellery Adams
  • The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
  • The Complete Poems of Walt Whitman
  • The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

Total pages read this week: 374

Total books for the year: 37 of 85. Everything else I’ve been reading was automatically put on hold after I received my copy of The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes in the mail. I’m about two-thirds through, and I will probably finish it today, especially since it’s Memorial Day, and I stay off social media on this day.

What are you reading?

Monday’s Minutes

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

Currently Reading:

  • A History of Reading by Alberto Manguel
  • The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers
  • Magician: Apprentice by Raymond E. Feist
  • The Book of Candlelight by Ellery Adams
  • The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
  • The Complete Poems of Walt Whitman

Finished:

  • The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson ed. by Brooks Atkinson
  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll
  • Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne

Total pages read this week: 843

Total books for the year: 37 of 85. I had a successful #BoutofBooks! All of the books I finished were for the online classes I’m taking. I’m probably going to take a break from reading assignments this week, and get back to the other books I’ve been neglecting.

What are you reading?

Monday’s Minutes

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

Currently Reading:

  • A History of Reading by Alberto Manguel
  • The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers
  • The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson ed. by Brooks Atkinson
  • Magician: Apprentice by Raymond E. Feist

Total pages read this week: 644

Total books for the year: 33 of 85. I forgot that today is the first day of #BoutofBooks! How did that happen? I got distracted by a new-to-me game called “Stardew Valley,” and everything else fell to the wayside. The only thing I did accomplish was getting nearly all of my Emerson reading completed for the online class I’m taking. My post for Bout of Books will be up shortly, especially since I’m in need of a digital detox, and a week-long reading challenge is the perfect prescription for that.

What are you reading (or not reading because of a game)?

Monday’s Minutes

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

Currently Reading:

  • A History of Reading by Alberto Manguel
  • The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers
  • The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson ed. by Brooks Atkinson
  • Magician: Apprentice by Raymond E. Feist

Finished:

  • The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry

Total pages read this week: 309

Total books for the year: 33 of 85. I didn’t do a lot of reading this week, but I did listen to quite a few podcasts about books, including Book Riot’s Annotated and The Prancing Pony Podcast. The latter discusses one chapter of a book by J.R.R. Tolkien per episode, starting with The Silmarillion.

What are you reading?