Blogiversary Number Three!

Me if I wasn’t currently in a back brace.

This is my 3rd year blogging about books!  I, unfortunately, won’t be doing anything special since I hurt my back on Sunday and have been conserving my energy to be able to survive work.  However, I do have plans to get back to a fuller blog schedule.  I miss writing reviews, “Tuesday’s Tunes”, “Wednesday’s Words”, and “Friday’s Fairytales.”  I also want to get back to posting “Thursday’s Things” at least monthly.

Also me if I wasn’t in a back brace.

Here’s to another year!

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:

  

Finished:

  • Summer Knight by Jim Butcher

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 744

Total # of books for the year: 19 of 85.  I had planned on “Dresden Files” #4 being my “work” book, but I found myself reaching for it as soon as I got home, and I couldn’t put it down this weekend.  I HAD to finish it.  Now I’m itching to read the next one, but I really need to finish up the other books I’m reading first.

What are you reading this week?

#FitReaders Check-In

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  • This check-in is for March 24th – 30th.
  • I made it to hot yoga twice this week.  I didn’t want to, but I did anyway, and I was glad I made myself go afterward.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Steps: 24,860/70,000
  • Miles: 9.22/35
  • Total Miles: 124.45/1779
  • Active Minutes: 146/210
  • Days I Drank 64 ounces of Water: 5/7
  • Virtual 5Ks: 0/10
  • Total Money Donated: $1.52/$30.00

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:

  

Finished:

  • Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

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Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 572

Total # of books for the year: 18 of 85.  The Boyfriend’s Mom visited this weekend to celebrate his Birthday.  We ate a lot of food and had a good time talking and catching up.  By Sunday, I was wiped out.  So, I didn’t get a whole lot of reading done over the weekend, but I made up for it during the week.  I removed Facebook and Twitter from the home screen of my phone, and I’ve been reading more during my breaks at work as a result.

What are you reading this week?

Tolkien Reading Day!

How did I not know about #TolkienReadingDay?!  In addition to celebrating the Gondorian New Year and the downfall of Sauron, March 25th is set aside each year to honor the work of J.R.R. Tolkien.

The Tolkien Society started the wonderful Tolkien Reading Day in 2003 to encourage fans to celebrate and promote the life and works of J.R.R. Tolkien by reading favorite passages and attending events.  Unfortunately, it looks like the majority of the events take place across the pond.  Perhaps that’s why I’ve never heard of Tolkien Reading Day before Middle Earth News posted about it a couple days ago.

Tolkien Reading Day is organized around a particular theme each year. This year’s theme is “Poetry and Songs in Tolkien’s Fiction.”  Since I love anything to do with Hobbits, I’ll be reading (and singing) my favorite Hobbit songs and poems:

  • “The Road Goes Ever On” from The Lord of the Rings vol. 1, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book 1, Chapter 1 (“A Long-expected Party”) and Chapter 3 (“Three is Company”).  I’ll also be reading the longer version from The Hobbit, Chapter 19 (“The Last Stage”).
  • “Upon the Hearth the Fire Is Red” from The Lord of the Rings vol. 1, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book 1, Chapter 3 (“Three is Company”).
  • “A Drinking Song” from  The Lord of the Rings vol. 1, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book 1, Chapter 4 (“A Short Cut to Mushrooms”).
  • “The Bath Song” from The Lord of the Rings vol. 1, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book 1, Chapter 5 (“A Conspiracy Unmasked”).
  • “Farewell Song of Merry and Pippin” from The Lord of the Rings vol. 1, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book 1, Chapter 5 (“A Conspiracy Unmasked”).
  • “Song in the Woods” from The Lord of the Rings vol. 1, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book 1, Chapter 6 (“The Old Forest”).
  • “The Man in the Moon Stayed Up Too Late” from The Lord of the Rings vol. 1, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book 1, Chapter 9 (“At the Sign of the Prancing Pony”).
  • “All that is Gold Does Not Glitter” from The Lord of the Rings vol. 1, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book 1, Chapter 10 (“Strider”).
  • “Sam’s Rhyme of the Troll” from The Lord of the Rings vol. 1, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book 1, Chapter 12 (“Flight to the Ford”).
  • “I Sit Beside the Fire” from The Lord of the Rings vol. 1, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book 2, Chapter 3 (“The Ring Goes South”).
  • “Frodo’s Lament for Gandalf” from The Lord of the Rings vol. 1, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book 2, Chapter 7 (“The Mirror of Galadriel”).
  • “Oliphaunt” from The Lord of the Rings vol. 2, The Two Towers, Book 4, Chapter 3 (“The Black Gate is Closed”).
  • “In Western Lands” from The Lord of the Rings vol. 3, The Return of the King, Book 6, Chapter 1 (“The Tower of Cirith Ungol”).

Will you be celebrating Tolkien Reading Day?  What will you be reading?

#FitReaders Check-In

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  • This check-in is for March 17th – 23rd.
  • I didn’t do much this week.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Steps: 25,131/70,000
  • Miles: 8.88/35
  • Total Miles: 115.23/1779
  • Active Minutes: 63/210
  • Days I Drank 64 ounces of Water: 5/7
  • Virtual 5Ks: 0/10
  • Total Money Donated: $1.44/$30.00

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:

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Finished:

  • Discovering Kwan Yin by Sandy Boucher
  • The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
  • The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Riot Grrrl Collection edited by Lisa Darms

  return

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Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 713

Total # of books for the year: 17 of 85.  I think I’m making up for lost time with my reading.  After having a mild, and luckily short lived, reading slump, and then being too sick to read much, I’m now flying through the pages.  It feels wonderful! 🙂

What are you reading this week?