Building the Book Fort

“Building the Book Fort” is a weekly post in which I track my bookish life.

Currently Reading:

  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  • The Wild Girl by Kate Forsyth
  • Fifty Things That Aren’t My Fault by Cathy Guisewite

Finished:

  • Dear Fahrenheit 451 by Annie Spence
  • The Willoughbys Return by Lois Lowry

Total pages read this week: 517

Total books for 2022: 18 of 85.

I’m now down to 3 books that won’t fit on the shelves. I finished two books and started a third while I was stuck at home in pain and having difficulty walking. All three did a wonderful job of distracting me, especially The Willoughbys Return.

I found a free literature course for The Grapes of Wrath, and I really want to dive into the book, but I’m having difficulty concentrating on anything that deep and serious right now. I don’t think I’d be able to get through The Wild Girl if I wasn’t listening to the audiobook.

What are you reading? Let me know in the comments!

#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for March 18th – 24th.
  • I don’t know if it was the weather or the physical therapy exercises I had been doing, but I ended up in so much pain Monday night and on into Tuesday that I was having trouble walking and couldn’t go to work.  I managed to go to work for the rest of the week, but I’m not taking any more chances with that physical therapy program until after I talk to my doctor on Monday.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Active Days: 3/5
  • Steps: 33,010
  • Miles: 13.47/19.25
  • Total Miles: 173.83/1,000
  • Active Minutes: 47/150

Building the Book Fort

“Building the Book Fort” is a weekly post in which I track my bookish life.

Currently Reading:

  • Recollections by Colette
  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  • The Wild Girl by Kate Forsyth
  • Dear Fahrenheit 451 by Annie Spence

Finished:

  • Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
  • I’d Rather Be Reading by Anne Bogel

Total pages read this week: 414

Total books for 2022: 16 of 85.

I’m down to 5 books that won’t fit on my bookshelves. Also, I don’t know how I accomplished it, but I went to a bookstore and, for probably the first time in my life (at least willingly), I didn’t buy any books! It might have helped that the couple of books I saw that I know I want to read are still only available in hardcover, and I don’t want to read them soon enough to pay the hardcover price. In the past, I don’t know if that would’ve stopped me, but I also reminded myself of the overflowing shelves of books I still haven’t read and my current financial goals (I’m saving up for a car and trying to boost my retirement savings).

What are you reading? Let me know in the comments!

#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for March 11th – 17th.
  • I received some bad news about my back, but I’m taking it as an opportunity to explore adaptive sports, such as archery and recumbent cycling.  I may not ever be able to run or go hiking again, but I’m not giving up on finding a physical activity besides walking that I enjoy.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Active Days: 4/5
  • Steps: 42,867
  • Miles: 17.48/19.25
  • Total Miles: 160.36/1,000
  • Active Minutes: 77/150

Building the Book Fort

“Building the Book Fort” is a weekly post in which I track my bookish life.

Currently Reading:

  • Recollections by Colette
  • Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  • I’d Rather Be Reading by Anne Bogel

Total pages read this week: 359

Total books for 2022: 14 of 85.

I have officially run out of shelf space! I finally unpacked the last of my physical TBR boxes, and I have 7 books that won’t fit on the shelves. I don’t have the space to put more bookshelves, either, so I’m now focusing on reading my physical TBR over other books (other than listening to audiobooks during my commute). I’m also putting myself on a temporary book buying ban. I can not buy any more physical books until I have a place to put them.

I’m trying to figure out a time to start writing and posting “Down the TBR Hole” posts again, as well. My most recent one (linked in the last sentence) was in September of last year. Perhaps I’ll also find a TBR reading challenge to help motivate me. If you know of any that are still open for sign-ups, please let me know!

What are you reading? Let me know in the comments!

#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for March 4th – 10th.
  • I had a doctor’s appointment on Monday that put me in a lot of pain, and it shows in my activity level for this week.  I don’t think it would have been as bad had I not needed to get X-rays of my back and hip.  Trying to get into the positions they needed on a cold, hard, unforgiving table and then hold those positions was brutal.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Active Days: 2/5
  • Steps: 38,948
  • Miles: 15.93/19.25
  • Total Miles: 142.88/1,000
  • Active Minutes: 63/150

Building the Book Fort

“Building the Book Fort” is a weekly post in which I track my bookish life.

Currently Reading:

  • The Essential Tea Guide by Teressa Hansch
  • Recollections by Colette
  • Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Finished:

  • The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart
  • Stuff and Nonsense by Andrew Seiple
  • Storm Glass by Jeff Wheeler
  • Oddball by Sarah Andersen
  • El Arroyo’s Big Book of Signs: Volume One by S. Arroyo

Total pages read this week: 896

Total books for 2022: 14 of 85.

This week’s post is for 2 weeks’ worth of reading since I missed posting last Monday. I’m finding it difficult to come up with the time to get blog posts written and posted during the week, so I’m shifting to the weekends. I’ll be posting these weekly reading updates on Sundays, and that means the title needed an update, hence “Building the Book Fort.”

I’m hoping that I’ll be able to come up with the time to start posting more than two posts a week, but for now, I’m just grateful that I’m starting to come out of the depression I’ve been in for so long. I’ve rarely talked about my mental health issues here, but this past week, I’ve had more energy to do not only the things I have to get done, but things I actually enjoy doing as well. I hadn’t realized just how bad things had got, and while I’m not going to assume that everything is all hunky-dory now, I’m taking advantage of this improved mood and energy for as long as it lasts.

What are you reading? Let me know in the comments!

#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for February 25th – March 3rd.
  • I’m getting back into the swing of things, but I’m finding that my weekdays are so busy I don’t have the time to write blog posts.  While I’m going to keep these weekly check-ins for Friday through Thursday, I’ll probably post them on Saturdays more often than Fridays.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Active Days: 4/5
  • Steps: 42,603
  • Miles: 17.42/19.25
  • Total Miles: 126.95/1,000
  • Active Minutes: 120/150

#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for February 18th – 24th.
  • This was a rough week for me and I’m still recovering from it a bit.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Active Days: 2/5
  • Steps: 28,602
  • Miles: 11.70/19.25
  • Total Miles: 109.53/1,000
  • Active Minutes: 53/150

Monday’s Minutes

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

Currently Reading:

  • The Essential Tea Guide by Teressa Hansch
  • The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart
  • Stuff and Nonsense by Andrew Seiple

Finished:

  • Far Far Away by Tom McNeal

Total pages read this week: 373

Total books for 2022: 9 of 85.

I have the day off from work today and I fully intend on spending the majority of it reading. Whether it’s the audiobook or physical book I’m currently reading, I just want to relax and drink tea.

What are you reading? Let me know in the comments!