#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 ūüôā
  • 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.

#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for October 11th – 17th.
  • Yesterday was a big day at work, and I was on my feet for most of it.¬† I’m now feeling very sore, but thanks to physical therapy, it’s not nearly as bad as it could be.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Active Days: 5/5
  • Steps: 45,730
  • Miles: 18.80
  • Total Miles: 575.01
  • Active Minutes: 228

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:

  • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
  • Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty
  • The Year of Shadows by Claire Legrand

 
Finished:

  • The Slippery Slope by Lemony Snicket
  • It Devours! by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor
  • Serafina and the Splintered Heart by Robert Beatty


Challenges:

  • RIP XIV: Peril the First – 8, Peril of the Short Story – 0, Peril on the Screen – “Supernatural” and “American Horror Story”

Total pages read this week: 942
Total books for the year: 59 of 60. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell is beginning to get¬†interesting, even though it’s still taking a long time to get anywhere.

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:

  • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
  • The Nature Fix by Florence Williams
  • Anne of Windy Poplars by L.M. Montgomery
  • The Slippery Slope by Lemony Snicket


DNF:

  • All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater


Challenges:

  • RIP XIV: Peril the First – 5, Peril of the Short Story – 0, Peril on the Screen – “Supernatural” and “American Horror Story”

Total pages read this week: 411
Total books for the year: 56 of 60. I’m not giving up on Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell yet, but I decided to DNF All the Crooked Saints.

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‚Äôre 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.

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:

  • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
  • All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater
  • The Nature Fix by Florence Williams


Finished:

  • Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
  • Wednesday’s Library by Calliope Glass


Challenges:

  • RIP XIV: Peril the First – 5, Peril of the Short Story – 0, Peril on the Screen – “Supernatural” and “American Horror Story”

Total pages read this week: 659
Total books for the year: 56 of 60. I’m not enjoying Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell¬†or All the Crooked Saints¬†as much as I thought I would.¬† I don’t know if I’m going to continue reading either one, but I am enjoying The Nature Fix.