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:

  • Angel’s Ink by Jocelynn Drake
  • Beauty by Robin McKinley
  • A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
  • The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
  • Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  • The Evolution of God by Robert Wright

     

Finished:

  • The Wanderer by Sharon Creech
  • 30 Rock and Philosophy ed. by William Irwin
  • You Are Not Your Fault and Other Revelations by Wes Nisker
  • Ruby Holler by Sharon Creech
  • Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

  

 

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 925

Total books for the year: 46 of 90.  The #COYER Fairy Tale retelling readathon started yesterday, so I’ll be concentrating on reading Beauty.  It’s the only fairy tale retelling I have on my Nook, so if I finish it with plenty of time to read another one, I’ll have to choose something from my Kindle or physical TBR.  This week, the Sci-Fi Summer reading challenge starts, so be sure to get signed up!

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:

  • A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
  • Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
  • You Are Not Your Fault and Other Revelations by Wes Nisker
  • 30 Rock and Philosophy ed. by William Irwin
  • Ruby Holler by Sharon Creech
  • The Wanderer by Sharon Creech

  

  

Finished:

  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  • Love is a Mix Tape by Rob Sheffield

 

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 949

Total books for the year: 41 of 90.  I got an email from Barnes and Noble that my 1st gen Nook will no longer be supported after June 29th.  After that, I won’t be able to download my books unless I buy a new Nook or use my phone.  I hate reading ebooks on my phone, and I can’t afford a new Nook right now so I made sure I have all of my Nook books downloaded.  I also created a shelf on Goodreads.  Until I finish all of them, I’ll be focusing on reading only my Nook books.  I’ve got 66 books remaining on my Nook.  If I can finish those by the end of the year, I will be so much closer to reaching the summit of my TBR mountain (548 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:

  • Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
  • A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
  • Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
  • Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  • The Evolution of God by Robert Wright
  • You Are Not Your Fault and Other Revelations by Wes Nisker

     

Total pages read this week: 115

Total books for the year: 39 of 90.  I don’t even remember that last time I read so little.  I’m sure it doesn’t help that 3 of my current reads are fairly dense, and I’ve lost most of my interest in Strange the Dreamer.  I’m determined to finish it, but the god-like people in the story are detestable and that is making it very difficult for me to get through the chapters that focus on them. 

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:

  • Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
  • A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
  • Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
  • Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  • The Evolution of God by Robert Wright
  • You Are Not Your Fault and Other Revelations by Wes Nisker

     

Total pages read this week: 206

Total books for the year: 39 of 90.  I think I might be on the edge of a reading slump.  Maybe it’s just the post-Bout of Books blues or something.  I don’t know, but I really hope it doesn’t last long.

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:

  • Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
  • A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
  • Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
  • Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  • The Evolution of God by Robert Wright

    

Finished:

  • Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones
  • Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins

  

Total pages read this week: 898

Total books for the year: 39 of 90.  Another Bout of Books is over, and it has helped me to get 3 more books ahead of my reading goal for the year.  I’m now 5 books ahead of schedule according to Goodreads.  I don’t know how long that will last now that I’m returning to a more normal daily routine, but I’m hoping I’ll continue the trend of surpassing my annual reading goal.

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:

  • Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
  • A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
  • Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones
  • Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
  • Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  • The Evolution of God by Robert Wright

     

DNF:

  • Year One by Nora Roberts

Finished:

  • The Cozy Life by Pia Edberg
  • Blue by Abigail Padgett

 

Total pages read this week: 778

Total books for the year: 36 of 90.  It’s time for another Bout of 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:

  • Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
  • A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
  • Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones
  • Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
  • Year One by Nora Roberts

    

Finished:

  • Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory

Total pages read this week: 575

Total books for the year: 33 of 90.  I haven’t picked up any of my own books this week due to having checked out 3 books from the library that I really want to get read by the time they’re due.  I finished Spoonbenders last night, and immediately started Year One before I went to sleep.

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:

  • Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
  • A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
  • Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones

  

Finished:

  • Libriomancer by Jim C. Hines
  • Day 21 by Kass Morgan
  • Bohemian Gospel by Dana Chamblee Carpenter
  • The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

   

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 1322

Total books for the year: 32 of 90.  I managed to finish 75% of the OWLs.  I finished the Defense Against the Dark Arts OWL on Thursday, Astronomy  and History of Magic on Saturday during the #readathon, and just barely finished Charms on Sunday, the final day of the challenge.  My goal was to finish all 12 OWLs, like Hermione.  Even though that didn’t happen, I still got an Outstanding and I now have 9 subjects to choose from for the NEWTs.  I will, of course, focus on the subjects I need to become a Librarian.  Now, I need to catch up on Les Misérables.

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:

  • Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
  • A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
  • Day 21 by Kass Morgan
  • Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones
  • Libriomancer by Jim C. Hines
  • The Alchemyst by Michael Scott

  

  

Finished:

  • The 100 by Kass Morgan
  • Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

 

 

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 734

Total books for the year: 28 of 90.  I’m now more than a quarter of the way through my OWLs!  I’m in the middle of 4 of them, and I finished the Arithmancy OWL on Tuesday and Transfiguration on Wednesday.  I was originally going to read The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers, but I really wanted to read The 100.  It was so good I decided to replace The Word Exchange by Alena Graedon for Astronomy with Day 21, but it’s starting to feel like a soap opera, so I don’t know if I’ll read the next book, Homecoming.  I loved Howl’s Moving Castle so much that I immediately bought the next book, Castle in the Air, which I might use in place of The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley for the Charms OWL or Child of the Prophecy by Juliet Marillier for Divination.

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:

  • Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
  • Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
  • A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
  • The 100 by Kass Morgan

  

Finished:

  • The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge
  • Skin Picking: the Freedom to Finally Stop by Annette Pasternak, Ph.D.
  • The Heart of the Revolution by Noah Levine

  

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 778

Total books for the year: 26 of 90.  My OWLs are well under way!  I’m currently taking 2 of them, and I finished the Herbology OWL on Thursday, Muggle Studies on Friday, and Ancient Runes on Sunday.  I was originally going to read The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black, but The Lie Tree was an even more fitting choice.  I also planned on reading Voices of Freedom by Eric Foner but I finished Skin Picking: the Freedom to Finally Stop much earlier than I anticipated.

What are you reading this week?