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:

  • Read it and Weep by Jenn McKinlay
  • The Perfection Detox by Petra Kolber
  • ‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King

  

Finished:

  • Roald Dahl’s Book of Ghost Stories
  • The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson

 

Challenges:

  • RIP: Peril the First – 3 of 4; Peril of the Short Story – 13; Peril on the Screen – 15

Total pages read this week: 681

Total books for the year: 79 of 90.   The Boyfriend and I finished the 1st season of “American Horror Story.”  We also watched “Coraline” this weekend since he had never seen it.  I decided to start watching “Supernatural” again, but I won’t be getting through too many episodes before Halloween since I only watch it when the Boyfriend isn’t home.  This week, I’ll be putting together my #Readathon stack, and I’m hoping to finish ‘Salem’s Lot so I can focus on shorter books.

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:

  • Reading it and Weep by Jenn McKinlay
  • The Perfection Detox by Petra Kolber
  • Roald Dahl’s Book of Ghost Stories

  

Finished:

  • The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman
  • The Boneshaker by Kate Milford

 

Challenges:

  • RIP: Peril the First – 2 of 4; Peril of the Short Story – 9; Peril on the Screen – 4

Total pages read this week: 559

Total books for the year: 77 of 90.  The Boyfriend and I started watching “American Horror Story.” The first couple of episodes were really weird and we weren’t sure if we wanted to continue, but we also really wanted to find out what was going on!  I also spent most of the weekend reading Roald Dahl’s Book of Ghost Stories.  Though none of them have scared me, they are delightfully creepy.

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 Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman
  • The Perfection Detox by Petra Kolber
  • The Boneshaker by Kate Milford

  

Finished:

  • Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris

Challenges:

  • RIP: Peril the First – 0 of 4; Peril of the Short Story – 0; Peril on the Screen – 1

Total pages read this week: 289

Total books for the year: 75 of 90. I only have a month left to finish 4 books and at least 1 short story for RIP XIII.  At the rate that I’ve been reading, I’m a little worried about that.   I forgot to mention in last week’s “Monday’s Minutes” that I watched a movie for Peril on the Screen.  There was a watch along of “Hereditary” for Something Wicked This Fall Comes, and I watched it with the Boyfriend.  The ending was bizarre and unexpected, but there were several moments in which I was totally freaked out!

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 Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman
  • The Perfection Detox by Petra Kolber
  • Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris

  

Finished:

  • Wanderlust by Rebecca Solnit
  • I Love Everybody (and Other Atrocious Lies) by Laurie Notaro

 

Challenges:

  • RIP: Peril the First – 0 of 4; Peril of the Short Story – 0; Peril on the Screen – 0

Total pages read this week: 649

Total books for the year: 74 of 90. I was looking through the books I had read this year on Goodreads and realized that several of them didn’t have Read dates!  I added the dates, and the number of books I’ve finished this year jumped up to 72.  I’m now 9 books ahead of schedule for my reading goal, also thanks to finishing 2 books this week, which makes me feel a lot better about not having as much time to read since I started working.

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:

  • Wanderlust by Rebecca Solnit
  • The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman
  • The Perfection Detox by Petra Kolber

  

Challenges:

  • Sci-Fi Summer: 3 of 6
  • RIP: Peril the First – 0 of 4; Peril of the Short Story – 0; Peril on the Screen – 0

Total pages read this week: 60

Total books for the year: 65 of 90. This was another week where my reading time was frequently interrupted by life *sigh*  I hope this week will be better.

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:

  • Wanderlust by Rebecca Solnit
  • The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman
  • The Perfection Detox by Petra Kolber

  

Finished:

  • Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

Challenges:

  • Sci-Fi Summer: 3 of 6
  • RIP: Peril the First – 0 of 4; Peril of the Short Story – 0; Peril on the Screen – 0

Total pages read this week: 444

Total books for the year: 65 of 90. I did nearly nothing but read all weekend and oh, did it feel wonderful!  I’m going into this week feeling close to fully recharged, and I would be 100% if it weren’t for a severe sunburn I acquired on Saturday.  Thankfully, I’ve got aloe and the Boyfriend bought me a gel mask that gets nice and cold in the fridge.

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:

  • Wanderlust by Rebecca Solnit
  • Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
  • The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman

  

Challenges:

  • Sci-Fi Summer: 3 of 6
  • RIP: Peril the First – 0 of 4; Peril of the Short Story – 0; Peril on the Screen – 0

Total pages read this week: 104

Total books for the year: 64 of 90. #RIP XIII started on Saturday and I have less than 20 days to finish 3 books for #SciFiSummer!  Meanwhile, the past couple of weeks have shown that my reading has been at its lowest in what seems like years.  I’m glad today is Labor Day and that I have the day off from work, as much as I love my job.  I really need, and want, to read.

What are you reading this week?

Monday’s Minutes – Yes, I Know it’s Tuesday

“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:

  • Wanderlust by Rebecca Solnit
  • Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
  • The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman

  

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 190

Total books for the year: 64 of 90.  Sunday was the end of another #BoutofBooks!  I didn’t meet any of my goals, and I barely had any time to squeeze in some reading during the entire week.  Yesterday, not only did I not have time to post anything before I left for work in the morning, but I went with the Boyfriend to a Smashing Pumpkins concert (which was awesome!!!) and was too exhausted when I finally got home to do anything but fall into bed.  Don’t even get me started on this morning! 

COYER ends this week, but RIP 13 begins, and there’s also a Something Wicked This Fall Comes kick-off readathon over at Seasons of Reading over the weekend!  To top it all off, the Boyfriend and I are celebrating our 5th anniversary by going to the Scottish Highland Gathering.  I will be using Labor Day to look over my work and personal calenders to come up with a plan to avoid things like posting “Monday Minutes” on a Tuesday.

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:

  • Wanderlust by Rebecca Solnit
  • Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
  • A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

  

Finished:

  • Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes
  • The Outsider by Stephen King

 

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 679

Total books for the year: 64 of 90.  Today is the start of another #BoutofBooks!  I’m not sure how much reading I’ll be able to do for it or the next couple of weeks as I get settled into my new job, but if it’s anything like the two days I worked last week, my reading is going to take a hit.  That’s OK, though, because I’m working for a literacy non-profit so books are still very much the center of my life, if not more so now than ever before.

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:

  • Wanderlust by Rebecca Solnit
  • The Outsider by Stephen King
  • A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

  

Finished:

  • Artemis by Andy Weir
  • Big Mushy Happy Lump by Sarah Andersen

 

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 689

Total books for the year: 62 of 90.  I’m pretty sure I’m going to use Artemis as my ‘A’ grade for the Muggle Studies NEWT, but I’m not sure where Big Mushy Happy Lump will fit, if anywhere.  What I do know is that I’m not doing well with the NEWTs Readathon, and that’s not likely to change with me starting my new job on Thursday.  Then again, Bout of Books is coming up next week so maybe I’ll surprise myself.

What are you reading this week?