Building the Book Fort

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

Currently Reading:

  • A Mindful Year by Dr. Aria Campbell-Danesh and Dr. Seth J. Gillihan
  • The Galveston Diet by May Claire Haver, MD
  • The Book of Nordic Self-Care by Elisabeth Carlsson
  • The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Ethan Frome and Selected Stories by Edith Wharton

Finished:

  • Ghost Story by Jim Butcher
  • Silence: In the Age of Noise by Erling Kagge

Total pages read this week: 465

Total books read: 36 of 80

TBR: -24 (Goal is -36)

I’m trying a new strategy with my TBR. In addition to reading two short books each month for the #BookSpin reading challenge, I’m also attempting to read one of the longest books on my TBR each month. I’m hoping it will quickly start to create shelf space since those longer books tend to be thicker. If I fall behind on my reading goal, I’ll stop, but I’m currently 3 books ahead.

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

Building the Book Fort

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

Currently Reading:

  • A Mindful Year by Dr. Aria Campbell-Danesh and Dr. Seth J. Gillihan
  • The Galveston Diet by May Claire Haver, MD
  • Ghost Story by Jim Butcher
  • The Book of Nordic Self-Care by Elisabeth Carlsson
  • The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien

Finished:

  • The Untitled Books by C.J. Archer

Total pages read this week: 583

Total books read: 34 of 80

TBR: -18 (Goal is -36)

Amazon did a Kindle Rewards Double Points day a few days ago, and I decided to buy several non-fiction books that had been on my wishlist. Now I’m two books behind on my TBR goal. I think I have a cold, and it’s supposed to rain all weekend anyway, so I’ll be reading, watching old movies, and eating soup. Hopefully, I’ll get back on track by Monday.

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

Building the Book Fort

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

Currently Reading:

  • A Mindful Year by Dr. Aria Campbell-Danesh and Dr. Seth J. Gillihan
  • The Galveston Diet by May Claire Haver, MD
  • The Untitled Books by C.J. Archer
  • Ghost Story by Jim Butcher
  • The Book of Nordic Self-Care by Elisabeth Carlsson

DNF:

  • Better Off Read by Nora Page
  • The Joy of Movement by Kelly McGonigal

Finished:

  • 10-Minute Digital Declutter by S.J. Scott and Barrie Davenport
  • The Borrowers by Mary Norton
  • Unlock Your Menopause Type by Heather Hirsch
  • Unfuck Your Sleep by Faith G. Harper
  • Coping Skills by Faith G. Harper

Total pages read this week: 751

Total books read: 33 of 80

TBR: -20 (Goal is -36)

Only four days into the month, and I’ve already hit my goals. Most of the books I’ve been reading have been ebooks, though. A lot of the Non-Fiction I own is in ebook format, and I’ve been reading as much as I can about how to deal with the sleep and mood issues I’ve been having, related to perimenopause.

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

Building the Book Fort

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

Currently Reading:

  • A Mindful Year by Dr. Aria Campbell-Danesh and Dr. Seth J. Gillihan
  • 10-Minute Digital Declutter by S.J. Scott and Barrie Davenport
  • The Borrowers by Mary Norton
  • The Galveston Diet by May Claire Haver, MD
  • Unlock Your Menopause Type by Heather Hirsch
  • Better Off Read by Nora Page

Finished:

  • Confessions of a Forty-Something F**k Up by Alexandra Potter

Total pages read this week: 580

Total books read: 28 of 80

TBR: -14 (Goal is -36)

I’m trying to read as much as I can about Perimenopause and Menopause before I have an appointment with my primary care doctor next week, so other than audiobooks, I’m not reading much Fiction lately. I hope I’ll finish The Borrowers by the end of the month, though.

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

Building the Book Fort

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

Currently Reading:

  • A Mindful Year by Dr. Aria Campbell-Danesh and Dr. Seth J. Gillihan
  • 10-Minute Digital Declutter by S.J. Scott and Barrie Davenport
  • The Borrowers by Mary Norton
  • Confessions of a Forty-Something F**k Up by Alexandra Potter
  • The Galveston Diet by May Claire Haver, MD

Finished:

  • The Right to Arm Bears by Andrew Seiple
  • The Secret of the Indian by Lynne Reid Banks
  • The Race to Chimney Rock by Jesse Wiley
  • A Stroke of the Pen by Terry Pratchett
  • Crazy Psycho Murder Tree by Patrick E. McLean
  • How to Cheat a Dragon’s Curse by Cressida Cowell
  • What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Premenopause by John R. Lee, Jesse Hanley, and Virginia Hopkins

Total pages read this week: 1,556

Total books read: 27 of 80

TBR: -20 (Goal is -36)

Thanks to Dewey’s 24-Hour #Readathon last weekend, I’m now caught up on my reading goals with 10 more days in the month to get ahead a little.

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

Building the Book Fort

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

Currently Reading:

  • A Mindful Year by Dr. Aria Campbell-Danesh and Dr. Seth J. Gillihan
  • 10-Minute Digital Declutter by S.J. Scott and Barrie Davenport
  • The Right to Arm Bears by Andrew Seiple
  • Crazy Psycho Murder Tree by Patrick E. McLean
  • What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Premenopause by John R. Lee, Jesse Hanley, and Virginia Hopkins

DNF:

  • Sister Light, Sister Dark by Jane Yolen

Finished:

  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
  • Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide by J.K. Rowling

Total pages read this week: 441

Total books read: 20 of 80

TBR: -16 (Goal is -36)

I’m participating in Dewey’s 24-Hour #Readathon this weekend and anything I post will be on Litsy.

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

Building the Book Fort

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

Currently Reading:

  • A Mindful Year by Dr. Aria Campbell-Danesh and Dr. Seth J. Gillihan
  • 10-Minute Digital Declutter by S.J. Scott and Barrie Davenport
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
  • Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide by J.K. Rowling
  • The Right to Arm Bears by Andrew Seiple

Finished:

  • Vinyl Resting Place by Olivia Blacke

Total pages read this week: 528

Total books read: 18 of 80

TBR: -13 (Goal is -36)

“Life happens when you’re busy making plans” is the story of my life lately. I’ve had to overhaul my budget to help my daughter as much as possible without hurting my financial situation and I found out from my boyfriend that we might be moving back to Texas early next year, much sooner than we had originally planned. What does this mean for my bookish life? I won’t be buying hardly any new books in any format for the foreseeable future. I’ll also shift my focus from reading my ebooks to culling and reading my physical TBR. Thankfully, Dewey’s 24-Hour #Readathon is next weekend.

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

Building the Book Fort

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

Currently Reading:

  • A Mindful Year by Dr. Aria Campbell-Danesh and Dr. Seth J. Gillihan
  • 10-Minute Digital Declutter by S.J. Scott and Barrie Davenport
  • Vinyl Resting Place by Olivia Blacke
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
  • Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide by J.K. Rowling

Finished:

  • The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg

Total pages read this week: 405

Total books read: 17 of 80

TBR: -12 (Goal is -36)

With all of the family drama, me recovering from having my wisdom teeth removed (the antibiotics did a serious number on me), and my boyfriend going on another trip, I retreated from the real world as much as possible and immersed myself in all things Harry Potter. I watched all the movies, listened to Wrock music, and started the books again. I also played “Hogwarts Legacy,” and will continue to play it this weekend since I’m nearly done with the game.

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

Building the Book Fort

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

Currently Reading:

  • Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  • A Mindful Year by Dr. Aria Campbell-Danesh and Dr. Seth J. Gillihan
  • 10-Minute Digital Declutter by S.J. Scott and Barrie Davenport
  • The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg
  • The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday

Finished:

  • Simple Matters by Erin Boyle

Total pages read this week: 238

Total books read: 16 of 80

TBR: -11 (Goal is -36)

Life has been turned upside down a bit this past week after getting a call from my daughter that her fiance walked out on her and their kids. This was on the same day my boyfriend was getting ready to fly out on a business trip and then get back in time to take me to get my wisdom teeth removed yesterday. It would be an understatement to say that reading hasn’t been much of a priority. The good news is that everyone is safe and healthy, and I’m healing nicely so far with very little pain. I’m hoping to get some reading in this weekend as a bit of self-care.

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

Building the Book Fort

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

Currently Reading:

  • Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  • A Mindful Year by Dr. Aria Campbell-Danesh and Dr. Seth J. Gillihan
  • 10-Minute Digital Declutter by S.J. Scott and Barrie Davenport
  • The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg
  • Simple Matters by Erin Boyle

DNF:

  • The First Pillar by Roy Huff

Finished:

  • I Was Told There’d Be Cake by Sloane Crosley

Total pages read this week: 303

Total books read: 15 of 80

TBR: -13 (Goal is -36)

I think my reading slump might finally be over, and my interest in books is returning.

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