Bout of Books 19 – Day 5 Progress

Bout of Books

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 8th and runs through Sunday, May 14th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 19 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I listened to some more of Brain Rules by John Medina during my commute.  I also read some more of Abarat by Clive Barker.  I wanted to get more reading time in, but it was a fairly busy day.
  • Time Read: 1 hour 22 minutes
  • Pages Read: 65
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 4

#FitReaders Check-In

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  • This check-in is for May 5th – 11th.
  • My cat, Dresden, is doing much better on the special food the vet had for him and he’s even back to eating his morning treat.  However, life was still busy with the Boyfriend’s Mom and Sister in town and we’re having his Aunts over this weekend.  At least I got a little exercise from cleaning the apartment in preparation!
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Steps: 26,779/70,000
  • Miles: 11/35
  • Total Miles: 178.58/1779
  • Active Minutes: 74/210
  • Days I Drank 64 ounces of Water: 6/7
  • Virtual 5Ks: 0/10
  • Total Money Donated: $2.00/$10.00

Bout of Books 19 – Day 4 Progress

Bout of Books

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 8th and runs through Sunday, May 14th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 19 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I started Brain Rules by John Medina during my commute, and so far it’s interesting.  I also read some more of Abarat by Clive Barker.  I would have read more, but I ended up watching 3 episodes of “The Man in the High Castle” with the Boyfriend.
  • Time Read: 2 hours 22 minutes
  • Pages Read: 108
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 4

Bout of Books 19 – Day 3 Progress

Bout of Books

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 8th and runs through Sunday, May 14th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 19 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I finished The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck during my commute to and from work.  I also listened to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander (J.K. Rowling) and finished The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood before I went to bed.  I decided I didn’t want to read anything on my TBR list right now, so I started Abarat by Clive Barker.  Though it doesn’t count, I’ve been catching up on my bookish podcasts, mostly “Overdue,” while I work since I can’t concentrate enough on audiobooks while doing my job.
  • Time Read: 4 hours 11 minutes
  • Pages Read: 255
  • Books Finished: 3
  • Total Number of Books Read: 4

Bout of Books 19 – Day 2 Progress

Bout of Books

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 8th and runs through Sunday, May 14th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 19 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I mostly just listened to The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck during my commute to and from work.  I also managed to read a little bit of  The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood during my lunch break and before I went to bed.  However, the Boyfriend’s Mom and Sister were in town and I got my new Kindle Fire, so my evening was fairly busy with going out to dinner and playing with my new toy.
  • Time Read:  1 hour 51 minutes
  • Pages Read: 39
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 1

Bout of Books 19 – Day 1 Progress

Bout of Books

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 8th and runs through Sunday, May 14th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 19 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I mostly just listened to The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck during my commute to and from work, but I did finish Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery before I went to bed.  Not bad for the first day.
  • Time Read:  2 hours 16 minutes
  • Pages Read: 175
  • Books Finished: 1
  • Total Number of Books Read: 1

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?