#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for October 18th – 24th.
  • It’s been a really busy week for me, and I’m glad I’ve been feeling up to the challenge!  I’m so ready for the #readathon tomorrow 🙂
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Active Days: 2/5
  • Steps: 31,594
  • Miles: 13.01
  • Total Miles: 588.02
  • Active Minutes: 91

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 Year of Shadows by Claire Legrand
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Challenges:

  • RIP XIV: Peril the First – 9, Peril of the Short Story – 0, Peril on the Screen – “Supernatural”, “American Horror Story”, and “Six Feet Under”.

Total pages read this week: 546

Total books for the year: 61 of 70. I’m still getting used to writing posts on the “new” blog. I no longer have the Classic Editor, and I never got used to the Block Editor.

Down the TBR Hole #72

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Down the TBR Hole was started by Lia over at Lost in a Story.  All book covers are linked to Goodreads unless otherwise noted.

How it works:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

I will be repeating this process until I’ve filtered out my entire TBR.

My TBR pile is up to 666 books, which seems very fitting for being in the middle of RIP XIV.

This week’s books:

Black Widow: Red Vengeance by Margaret Stohl – KEEP.  Black Widow is my fave Marvel character, and I loved the first book, Forever Red, so there’s no way I would get rid of this one.

In the Shadow of Lakecrest by Elizabeth Blackwell- KEEP. I don’t think I’ll enjoy this book, since it’s far from my usual reading choices, but I’ll give it the 50 page test.  I might find myself pleasantly surprised.

The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who by Simon Guerrier and Dr. Marek Kukula – KEEP.  The real science behind “Doctor Who”?!  I was so excited when I saw this in a bookstore that I paid the full hardback price without a blink.

The Diary of River Song: Series One by Jenny T. Colgan and Series Two by Guy Adams – KEEP.  These have been on my wish list forever because I can’t find them anywhere for a reasonable price.  Besides the Doctor, River Song is my favorite character in the Doctor Who universe, and I love Alex Kingston.

Do Not Sell at Any Price by Amanda Petrusich – KEEP. I love music and records, and I enjoy reading non-fiction about both.

My TBR pile is stuck at 666 books for now, and I’m not sure it will be decreasing within the next week.  I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump, but hopefully I can pull myself out of it to finish at least one book before the next post.

Down the TBR Hole #71

Image: hjl

Down the TBR Hole was started by Lia over at Lost in a Story.  All book covers are linked to Goodreads unless otherwise noted.

How it works:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

I will be repeating this process until I’ve filtered out my entire TBR.

My TBR pile is down to 665 books, thanks to all the reading I’ve been doing for RIP XIV.

This week’s books:

 

Rise of the Retics by T.J. Lantz – KEEP.  The synopsis mentions “sword-fighting squirrels” and an “emotionally imbalanced fairy.” Sounds fun!

Pale Queen Rising by A.R. Kahler- KEEP. No red flags went up while I read the synopsis, so this might end up being a solid Fantasy read.  I’ll give it a try.

Gateway to Fourline by Pam Brondos – GO.  The synopsis is a bit generic, and the reviews are not good.  I’m not going to waste my time with this one.

The Queen’s Poisoner by Jeff Wheeler – GO.  I just don’t want to read this one, and that’s OK.

Venom & Vanilla by Shannon Mayer – GO. This one comes off as absolutely ridiculous.  No thanks.

My TBR pile is down to 662 books. I know that it will be at least one book lower by next weekend, since I’m nearly done with Day Shift by Charlaine Harris.

#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for August 30th – September 5th.
  • My back is mostly back to normal, but now I have a pinched nerve that has caused me so much pain, I haven’t been able to work all week.  I’m finally headed back to work today, even though it still hurts to stand.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Active Days: 1/5
  • Steps: 25,670
  • Miles: 10.54
  • Total Miles: 480.08
  • Active Minutes: 110