#FitReaders Check-In – Hello 2021!

  • This check-in is for January 1st – 7th.
  • This is my first #FitReaders check-in for 2021!
  • My big goal for the year is to walk 1k miles for Charity Challenges.
  • I have a few different monthly goals, including walking 100 miles in February for the Taji 100.  This month, I’m doing a Functional Fitness challenge through Team RWB.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Active Days: 6/5
  • Steps: 31,371/48,000
  • Miles: 12.85/19.18
  • Total Miles: 12.85/1,000
  • Active Minutes: 144/150

#BoutofBooks – Days 3 & 4

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It’s a weeklong readathon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 4th and runs through Sunday, January 10th in YOUR time zone. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are reading sprints, Twitter chats, and exclusive Instagram challenges, but they’re all completely optional. For all Bout of Books 30 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I missed posting yesterday thanks to the internet being out. I also didn’t finish The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden as I planned before picking up Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine again. I’m at 93%, though so it’s my goal to finish it before I go to bed tonight.

  • Time Read:  3 hours 49 minutes
  • Pages Read: 153
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 1

#BoutofBooks – Day 2

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It’s a weeklong readathon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 4th and runs through Sunday, January 10th in YOUR time zone. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are reading sprints, Twitter chats, and exclusive Instagram challenges, but they’re all completely optional. For all Bout of Books 30 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I didn’t The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden before starting Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine, but I did get to over 75%. I’m hoping to finish The Girl in the Tower today, before continuing with Ink and Bone. We’ll see; both books are exceptional so far.

  • Time Read:  3 hours 10 minutes
  • Pages Read: 127
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 1

#BoutofBooks – Day 1

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It’s a weeklong readathon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 4th and runs through Sunday, January 10th in YOUR time zone. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are reading sprints, Twitter chats, and exclusive Instagram challenges, but they’re all completely optional. For all Bout of Books 30 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I finished Around the World with Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis, and then read quite a bit of The Gir in the Tower by Katherine Arden. I wanted to read more, but I forced myself to be an adult and go to bed at a reasonable time. I will hopefully have nearly as much time to read today as I did yesterday.

  • Time Read:  5 hours 10 minutes
  • Pages Read: 207
  • 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.

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?

#BoutofBooks 30!

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It’s a weeklong readathon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 4th and runs through Sunday, January 10th in YOUR time zone. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are reading sprints, Twitter chats, and exclusive Instagram challenges, but they’re all completely optional. For all Bout of Books 30 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

This Bout of Books is going to be all about finishing the two books on my Current Reads list. I’m at least halfway through both of them, and I’m hoping to start off the week after Bout of Books with a fresh list.

My Goals

  • Read.  Read.  Read.
  • Finish my current reads.
  • Start a new book from my TBR.

Books to Read

  • The Girt in the Tower by Katherine Arden
  • Around the World with Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis
  • At least one book from my “TBR” bookshelf on Goodreads.

Updates

I will be posting an update each day with the amount of time I read, the number of pages read that day, and the titles of any of the books I’ve finished.

Are you participating in Bout of Books? Let me know in the comments!

#FitReaders Check-In – Goodbye 2020!

  • This check-in is for December 25th – 31st.
  • This is the last #FitReaders check-in for 2020, and the dates match up perfectly for me to continue posting check-ins on Fridays.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Active Days: 3
  • Steps: 33,229
  • Miles: 13.61
  • Total Miles: 592.17
  • Active Minutes: 127

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?

#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for December 18th – 24th.
  • Another busy week at work, but only for 3 days, and now I’m enjoying the 4-Day holiday weekend.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Active Days: 5
  • Steps: 42,544
  • Miles: 17.46
  • Total Miles: 578.56
  • Active Minutes: 132

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?