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:

  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  • The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
  • Mad Tinker’s Daughter by J.S. Morin
  • The Once and Future King by T.H. White
  • Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War by Clive Barker
  • The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore

  

  

Finished:

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 300

Total # of books for the year: 42 of 85.  My Sci-Fi Summer reading challenge started on Wednesday, and my first book of the challenge is The Man in the High Castle.  It’s also my first book for COYER Summer.  However, I’m participating in the first readathon of COYER Summer this week, and it’s ebooks only.  I have a TBR of 9 Sci-Fi books off of my Summer Reading list that are ebooks and I decided to start with Mad Tinker’s Daughter.

What are you reading this week?

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:

  • The Once and Future King by T.H. White
  • Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War by Clive Barker
  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  • The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore

  

Finished:

  • The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
  • Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery

 

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 572

Total # of books for the year: 42 of 85.  COYER Summer started on Saturday and in just a few days my Sci-Fi Summer reading challenge will start as well.  Until both are over, I won’t be reading any of the books I haven’t finished by today, except for The Count of Monte Cristo because I’m determined to finish that beast before I forget what I’ve already read.  Instead, I’ll be reading off of my reading list, and that means nothing but Science Fiction until September 🙂

What are you reading this week?

Mondays 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:

  • The Once and Future King by T.H. White
  • Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War by Clive Barker
  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  • Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery
  • The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
  • The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore

  

  

 

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 426

Total # of books for the year: 40 of 85. I told myself I wasn’t going to start any new books so I would hopefully finish all or at least most of the ones I’m currently reading before the start of my Sci-Fi Summer reading challenge.  But then I saw “Wonder Woman” on Saturday and went on a binge of Wonder Woman books.  Not only did I get The Secret History of Wonder Woman, but I also picked up a sticker book and two volumes of Wonder Woman comics.  I immediately started reading The Secret History of Wonder Woman while I ate an almond croissant and drank a chai latte in the café of the bookstore.  It’s the only book I want to read right now because it’s so interesting.  The only other book I might finish this week is The Miniaturist, and that’s only because I can’t read while driving.

What are you reading this week?

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:

  • The Once and Future King by T.H. White
  • Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War by Clive Barker
  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  • Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery
  • The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

  

 

Finished:

  • Succubus Shadows by Richelle Mead

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 457

Total # of books for the year: 40 of 85.  The Count of Monte Cristo has gotten much more interesting this week.  However, Pack A Book’s next book, The Miniaturist, was only available as an audiobook through my library, so I’m taking a break from The Count of Monte Cristo to listen to that.  I seriously need to stop starting new books and buckle down to finish the one’s I’m in the middle of so I can hopefully start my Sci-Fi Summer reading challenge fresh.

What are you reading this week?

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:

  • The Once and Future King by T.H. White
  • Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War by Clive Barker
  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

  

Finished:

  • A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again by David Foster Wallace
  • Succubus Heat by Richelle Mead

 

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 398

Total # of books for the year: 39 of 85. Ugh, The Count of Monte Cristo is so boring!  That might be because I’ve been in more of a “cheap paperback” kind of mood than a “Classic Lit” one lately.  Hence my devouring of Succubus Heat in less than a week.  Actually, most of it was consumed on Saturday while I listened to a playlist of Nine Inch Nails, Kate Bush, and Placebo (you’ll understand why if you’ve read the book), sipped on a café mocha, and nibbled on an almond croissant.

What are you reading this week?

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:

  • The Once and Future King by T.H. White
  • Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War by Clive Barker
  • A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again by David Foster Wallace

  

Finished:

  • Abarat by Clive Barker
  • Brain Rules by John Medina

 

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 809.  I would have finished A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again if I hadn’t discovered that Amazon started delivering groceries to my area.  I saved so much time and energy, and while I still read, I stuck with my physical books instead of audio.

Total # of books for the year: 37 of 85.

What are you reading this week?

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:

  • The Once and Future King by T.H. White
  • Abarat by Clive Barker
  • Brain Rules by John Medina

  

Finished:

  • The Women in the Castle by Margaret Atwood
  • Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling
  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

  

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 890

Total # of books for the year: 35 of 85.  This week was Bout of Books, and even though I didn’t get nearly as much reading accomplished as the last Bout of Books, I still read more than I normally do during the week.

What are you reading this week?

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:

  • The Once and Future King by T.H. White
  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • The Women in the Castle by Margaret Atwood
  • Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

  

 

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 428

Total # of books for the year: 32 of 85.  My BFF will be moving to another state today.  We got to spend some time together on Saturday, but of course, it wasn’t enough.  The only book I’ve been interested in reading when I’m at home is Anne of Green Gables and I will probably go right into Anne of Avonlea when I’m done. This week is Bout of Books, so I probably won’t be doing much other than reading.

What are you reading this week?

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:

  • The Once and Future King by T.H. White
  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • The Women in the Castle by Margaret Atwood
  • Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

  

Finished:

  • The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
  • Yes, Please by Amy Poehler
  • Due or Die by Jenn McKinlay
  • Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

  

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 1244

Total # of books for the year: 32 of 85.  This past Saturday was Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon, and it was wonderful!  I spent Sunday recovering and catching up on things that I had let slide, but my post-readathon hangover wasn’t nearly as bad this time around as it’s been in the past.

I was planning to finish  The Handmaid’s Tale this week so I could start Bout of Books 19 with a fresh book, but last night I found out my BFF is moving to another state.  I went to my bookshelves for a comfort read, and my copy of Anne of Green Gables called out to me even more than The Hobbit.  I probably won’t be reading much else this week.

What are you reading this week?

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:

  • The Once and Future King by T.H. White
  • The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

  

Finished:

  • Death Masks by Jim Butcher
  • The Falconer by Elizabeth May

 

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 1234

Total # of books for the year: 28 of 85.  I messed up my back again and was out of work for 2 days.  I mostly read because both of the books I finished and my current reads have been really good.  I will probably finish at least two of them before Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon this Saturday.

What are you reading this week?