Monday’s Minutes

“Monday’s Minutes” is a weekly post in which I track my bookish life.

Currently Reading:

  • The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray
  • Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky
  • Uncle Montague’s Tales of Terror by Chris Priestley

Challenges:

#RIPXVIPeril of the Fiction: 7; Peril of the Short Story: 1; Peril of the Listen: 2; Peril on the Screen: 32

#ShelfLove – 44 of 51 books from my TBR.

Total pages read this week: 294

Total books for the year: 66 of 90.

It’s October! The Boyfriend and I started reading Uncle Montague’s Tales of Terror together. It’s a book of Middle-Grade Horror short stories, and I think we’re going to read one story a night.

#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for September 24th – 30th.
  • The new carpet has been installed upstairs, but now the baseboards are all messed up and will need to be repainted.  In the meantime, I’ve been vacuuming up all of the loose carpet fibers and doing as much other work as I can without the Boyfriend’s help (who hurt his back and has been taking it easy).
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Active Days: 3/5
  • Steps: 28,175
  • Miles: 11.53
  • Total Miles: 483.54/1,000
  • Active Minutes: 133/150

Monday’s Minutes

“Monday’s Minutes” is a weekly post in which I track my bookish life.

Currently Reading:

  • The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray
  • Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky

Finished:

  • A Living Nightmare by Darren Shan
  • Spirit and Dust by Rosemary Clement-Moore
  • The Wisdom of the Shire by Noble Smith

Challenges:

#RIPXVIPeril of the Fiction: 7; Peril of the Short Story: 0; Peril of the Listen: 2; Peril on the Screen: 30

#ShelfLove – 44 of 51 books from my TBR.

Total pages read this week: 902

Total books for the year: 66 of 90.

I can’t believe it’s almost October already! I’ve finished 7 books for RIP, started two others (one physical, one audio), and I started listening to my “October Country” playlist. I still haven’t decided which book to read for “Peril of the Real” so I can get my first Bingo, but both of my current reads are over 700 pages, so I’ve got some time to figure it out.

#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for September 17th – 23rd.
  • I had to do some more yard work this week, after it finally stopped raining, and I’ve been moving stuff around in the house to make it easier for the painters to finish up.  I’ve also started putting together some of the furniture the Boyfriend and I got since the first floor of the house is now 99% done.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Active Days: 3/5
  • Steps: 26,928
  • Miles: 11.02
  • Total Miles: 472.01/1,000
  • Active Minutes: 182/150

Monday’s Minutes

“Monday’s Minutes” is a weekly post in which I track my bookish life.

Currently Reading:

  • A Living Nightmare by Darren Shan
  • Spirit and Dust by Rosemary Clement-Moore

Finished:

  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob) by Dennis E. Taylor
  • Consultation with a Vampire by Patrick E. McLean
  • Strange Sight by Syd Moore

Challenges:

#RIPXVIPeril of the Fiction: 5; Peril of the Short Story: 0; Peril of the Listen: 1; Peril on the Screen: 30

#ShelfLove – 41 of 51 books from my TBR.

Total pages read this week: 792

Total books for the year: 63 of 90.

It’s the 3rd week of #RIPXVI and I’m still flying through pages. I’ve finished 5 books, started two others (one physical, one audio), and I’m just over halfway through the 13th season of “Supernatural.” It might be my last season, though, because it’s starting to get a bit ridiculous, and major stuff that would’ve taken them two or three episodes in earlier seasons now takes them less than half an episode to do. I’m also getting really tired of the overarching storyline and really miss the back-to-back good old-fashioned monster hunting and killing episodes. I’m going to try to at least finish the season before I move on to something else. I just have to figure out what to read for “Peril of the Real” so I can get my first Bingo.

Down the TBR Hole #92

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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?

My TBR pile decreased a bit to 1094, thanks to finishing several books over the past couple of weeks since my last post.

This week’s books:

On Beauty by Zadie Smith – GO.  I remember getting this book years ago in one of the first subscription boxes I ever signed up for, but I don’t remember what it was called.  I do know that I cancelled that subscription not too long into it because all of the books were Literary Fiction.  I’ve rarely ever enjoyed that genre, and as much as I would love to be the kind of person who reads Zadie Smith and discuss it intelligently, I’ve come to terms with the fact that I am just not that person.

 

Wolves of the Calla, Song of Susannah, and The Dark Tower by Stephen King – KEEP.  Considering it is my goal to eventually (finally) finish this series, there is no way I will be getting rid of these books until they’ve been read.

Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey – KEEP.  This is a “must read” series for lovers of Fantasy, so I will at the very least read the first book to see if it’s a series I want to continue.

The Innocent Mage by Karen Miller- KEEP. This is yet another book I got for free from a friend getting rid of a bunch of his old books.  The synopsis is a little vague, but I’m going to give it a try.

The Diviners by Libba Bray – KEEP.  I’ve enjoyed Bray’s “Gemma Doyle” series so far, so I picked this book up several years back when I was at the Texas Book Festival.  It’s a 1920’s New York Supernatural Murder Mystery and that appeals to me.
My TBR pile is down one to 1093 books. The next post will be yet more physical books I own, but there’s a random ebook in there, so we’ll see if anything shakes loose.

#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for September 10th – 16th.
  • I’ve been in a slump this past week and haven’t done hardly anything other than play videogames, read, and watch stuff on Netflix.  I need to get back into a routine.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Active Days: 1/5
  • Steps: 17,232
  • Miles: 9.24
  • Total Miles: 460.99/1,000
  • Active Minutes: 28/150

Monday’s Minutes

“Monday’s Minutes” is a weekly post in which I track my bookish life.

Currently Reading:

  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob) by Dennis E. Taylor
  • Strange Sight by Syd Moore

Finished:

  • Night Shift by Charlaine Harris
  • Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab

Challenges:

#RIPXVIPeril of the Fiction: 3; Peril of the Short Story: 0; Peril of the Listen: 0; Peril on the Screen: 18

#ShelfLove – 40 of 51 books from my TBR.

Total pages read this week: 809

Total books for the year: 60 of 90.

It’s the 2nd week of #RIPXVI and I’m flying through pages. I’ve finished 3 books, started another, and I’m into the 13th season of “Supernatural.” I plan on finishing We Are Legion (We Are Bob) today so I can start a RIP-worthy audiobook. Then, I’ll only have to read something for “Peril of the Real” to get my first Bingo.

#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for September 3rd – 9th.
  • The yard is under control for now, so I moved on to tackling the garage and going through boxes of books trying to find as many of my Gothic, Mystery, and Horror books as I could for #RIPXVI.  While the renovation on the house is almost complete, we’re still waiting to get carpet installed upstairs before I start putting together furniture and moving stuff into the house.  Because of that, the books I wasn’t able to fit onto my two little bookshelves in the guest house are stacked up on the floor in my temporary office.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Active Days: 4/5
  • Steps: 35,286
  • Miles: 16.02
  • Total Miles: 451.75/1,000
  • Active Minutes: 269/150

Monday’s Minutes

“Monday’s Minutes” is a weekly post in which I track my bookish life.

Currently Reading:

  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob) by Dennis E. Taylor
  • Night Shift by Charlaine Harris

Finished:

  • Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
  • The Year of Cozy by Adrianna Adarme
  • Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Challenges:

#RIPXVIPeril of the Fiction: 1; Peril of the Short Story: 0; Peril of the Listen: 0; Peril on the Screen: 6

#ShelfLove – 38 of 51 books from my TBR.

Total pages read this week: 835

Total books for the year: 58 of 90.

#RIPXVI is getting off to a great start! I’ve already finished one book, started another, and binge-watched some “Supernatural.” As soon as I finish We Are Legion (We Are Bob) I’ll start a RIP-worthy audiobook or maybe even a podcast.