#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for January 7th – 13th.
  • WOOHOO!  I hit my goal for the week!!!
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Active Days: 5/5
  • Steps: 48,780
  • Miles: 19.89/19.25
  • Total Miles: 29.48/1,000
  • Active Minutes: 152/150

#BoutofBooks 33 – Day 7 & Wrap-Up

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It’s a weeklong readathon that begins 12:01 am Monday, January 3rd, and runs through Sunday, January 9th 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 33 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I was listening to The Clanlands Almanac by Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish when my earbuds ran out of battery, and then I got busy doing a bunch of stuff that required my concentration, so I ended up not listening to any more of the book. I also didn’t read anything else, so this was my worst reading day out of the whole week.

  • Time Read:  0 hours 9 minutes
  • Total Time Read: 18 hours 23 minutes
  • Pages Read: 6
  • Total Pages Read: 716
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Total Number of Books Read: 2

Overall, I didn’t do too bad. I didn’t meet my goal of finishing 3 books, but I at least finished 2, and while I didn’t read as much as I did during Bout of Books 32, I still read a lot more than I usually read in a week.

Did you participate in Bout of Books? What did you read? Let me know in the comments!

#BoutofBooks 33 – Day 6

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It’s a weeklong readathon that begins 12:01 am Monday, January 3rd, and runs through Sunday, January 9th 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 33 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I got most of the house cleaned and chores done while listening to The Clanlands Almanac by Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish. I didn’t finish it, but I only have about 3 hours left, so I might finish it today. I also read a few pages of The Essential Tea Guide by Teressa Hansch while I was waiting for the oven to heat up for dinner.

  • Time Read:  3 hours 25 minutes
  • Pages Read: 137
  • Books Finished: 0

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

#BoutofBooks 33 – Day 5

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It’s a weeklong readathon that begins 12:01 am Monday, January 3rd, and runs through Sunday, January 9th 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 33 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I listened to some more of The Clanlands Almanac by Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish, as usual, and then finished Love, Lies, and Hocus Pocus: Revelations by Lydia Sherrer after the Boyfriend and I ate dinner. I decided to pick out and start another ebook to read during my breaks at work so I wouldn’t have to figure that out at work on Monday, and I chose The Essential Tea Guide by Teressa Hansch.

Today, I’ll be listening to The Clanlands Almanac while I clean the house and do other chores, and perhaps go for a walk after I’m done. I don’t know if I’ll finish it, since I still have nearly 7 and a half hours left, but who knows?

  • Time Read:  3 hours 16 minutes
  • Pages Read: 130
  • Books Finished: 1

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

#BoutofBooks 33 – Day 4

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It’s a weeklong readathon that begins 12:01 am Monday, January 3rd, and runs through Sunday, January 9th 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 33 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I listened to a little bit more of The Clanlands Almanac by Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish on the way to and from work, and read another nice chunk of Love, Lies, and Hocus Pocus: Revelations by Lydia Sherrer, getting me well past the halfway point. I might finish it tonight.

  • Time Read:  2 hours 54 minutes
  • Pages Read: 116
  • Books Finished: 0

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

#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for December 31st – January 6th.
  • Since I have to walk at least 2.75 miles every day to get 1,000 miles, my weekly goal is 19.25 miles.
  • I did a home-walking workout on Saturday, but I didn’t on Sunday since it was my Birthday and I was out and about enjoying it with the Boyfriend.
  • My total miles is, of course, slightly lower than my miles for this week, since my mileage for New Year’s Eve doesn’t count towards this years challenge.  I have a little bit of catching up to do, but the first week of the year is always a bit rough for me when it comes to fitness/exercise.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Active Days: 2/5
  • Steps: 28,442
  • Miles: 11.64/19.25
  • Total Miles: 9.59/1,000
  • Active Minutes: 69/150

#BoutofBooks 33 – Day 3

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It’s a weeklong readathon that begins 12:01 am Monday, January 3rd, and runs through Sunday, January 9th 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 33 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I listened to a little bit more of The Clanlands Almanac by Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish, and read a nice chunk of Love, Lies, and Hocus Pocus: Revelations by Lydia Sherrer, as well as a few pages of Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone by Diana Gabaldon. I don’t know if I’ll finish any of them until this weekend, but I’m hoping to get to at least the halfway point of Revelations today.

  • Time Read:  2 hours 50 minutes
  • Pages Read: 113
  • Books Finished: 0

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

#BoutofBooks 33 – Day 2

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It’s a weeklong readathon that begins 12:01 am Monday, January 3rd, and runs through Sunday, January 9th 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 33 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I finished The Lef-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix as I was pulling into a parking spot at work. On my way home, I started The Clanlands Almanac by Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish, and while I was taking my breaks and lunch, I started reading Love, Lies, and Hocus Pocus: Revelations by Lydia Sherrer. I read another 17 pages of Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone by Diana Gabaldon before bed, and while that means I didn’t read nearly as much as on Monday, I had a pretty good reading day nonetheless.

  • Time Read:  1 hours 49 minutes
  • Pages Read: 72
  • Books Finished: 1

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

#BoutofBooks 33 – Day 1

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It’s a weeklong readathon that begins 12:01 am Monday, January 3rd, and runs through Sunday, January 9th 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 33 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I’m nearly done with The Lef-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix, and will likely finish it this morning during my commute to work. I thought I had read a lot more of Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone by Diana Gabaldon, but it turns out I only got through about 15 pages. I love the story so far, but so much is happening, and there are a lot of characters, so I’m always shocked to find out that I hardly read anything at all.

  • Time Read:  4 hours 09 minutes
  • Pages Read: 142
  • Books Finished: 0

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

Monday’s Minutes

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

Currently Reading:

  • Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone by Diana Gabaldon
  • The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix

Finished:

  • Beauty and the Beast by Elizabeth Rudnick

Total pages read this week: 519

Total books for 2021: 86 of 90.

Only four books short of my annual reading goal! I’ve set this year’s goal at 85. I realized that I began focusing my attention on shorter books last year, trying to get that goal, and I don’t want to do that again. I want to be able to read any book I’m in the mood for, regardless of length, and I think trying for 85 books instead of 90 will allow me to do that.

Other than that, I haven’t signed up for any year-long reading challenges. Instead, I’m going to “shop” my own shelves as much as possible and check out books from the library, but not say that I can’t buy any books. Books I no longer want to read or keep after reading, I’ll put in a box to be sold to Half Price Books (as usual), and that money will be what I can spend on new-to-me physical books. I have a couple of personal financial goals this year, so if I want to buy ebooks, it has to fit in my budget; otherwise, they’ll get added to my wishlist. I’m rewarding myself with a new audiobook every month that I reach my fitness goal, which I wrote about in my last #FitReaders Check-In for 2021.

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