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?

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 Heart of the Revolution by Noah Levine
  • The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge
  • Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
  • A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
  • Skin Picking: the Freedom to Finally Stop by Annette Pasternak, Ph.D.
  • The 100 by Kass Morgan

    

Finished:

  • Of Books and Bagpipes by Paige Shelton
  • Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  • The Piano Shop on the Left Bank by Thad Carhart

  

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 626

Total books for the year: 23 of 90.  My OWLs are well under way!  I’m currently taking 3 of them, and I’m hoping to finish at least one of them by the end of 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 Heart of the Revolution by Noah Levine
  • Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
  • A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
  • Of Books and Bagpipes by Paige Shelton
  • The Piano Shop on the Left Bank by Thad Carhart
  • Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

     

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 436

Total books for the year: 20 of 90.  I finally got caught up on Les Misérables and started Rebecca.  I decided to put Designing Your Life back on my TBR for now.  It has more to do with figuring out a career than anything else, which makes sense since many people spend the majority of their time working, but I’m focused on making a home for the Boyfriend and I right now.  I’ll probably pick it back up in a month or so when finding a job becomes my focus.

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
  • Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans
  • Of Books and Bagpipes by Paige Shelton
  • The Piano Shop on the Left Bank by Thad Carhart

    

Finished:

  • The Kindness Handbook by Sharon Salzberg
  • Bilbo’s Last Song by J.R.R. Tolkien

 

Total pages read this week: 358

Total books for the year: 20 of 90.  Yesterday was Tolkien Reading Day and I chose to celebrate by reading Bilbo’s Last Song.  I’m still trying to catch up on Les Misérables, but I found The Piano Shop on the Left Bank on the free book cart at the VA and immediately started reading it.  I’m loving it so far and it made me spend far too much time searching and considering buying a piano for which I have absolutely no room in my tiny one-bedroom apartment.  I also added quite a few pieces of sheet music to my wish list on Amazon and ordered a copy of The Road Goes Ever On, a book of poems and songs from Middle Earth put to music for guitar and piano.  I only have a 5 octave keyboard, but I’ll do what I can with it until I find the room and money for a full-sized weighted-key digital piano with pedals.  It’s probably a good thing I don’t have one right now anyway since my synovitis has been acting up again.

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
  • The Kindness Handbook by Sharon Salzberg
  • A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
  • Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans
  • Of Books and Bagpipes by Paige Shelton

    

Finished:

  • Forever by Maggie Stiefvater
  • A Philosophy of Walking by Frédéric Gros

 

Total pages read this week: 481

Total books for the year: 18 of 90.  I’m doing my best to finish up my current reads now that my reading slump has passed.

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
  • The Kindness Handbook by Sharon Salzberg
  • A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
  • A Philosophy of Walking by Frédéric Gros
  • Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans
  • Forever by Maggie Stiefvater

     

Finished:

  • These is My Words by Nancy Turner

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 392

Total books for the year: 16 of 90.  I’m finally back to listening to audiobooks while I do stuff around the apartment.  I’ve got most of the boxes unpacked, and a couple of the rugs we ordered arrived but there was a major screwup with the furniture so I’m still waiting on that.  Once it arrives, I’ll be spending the majority of my time putting it all together.  I foresee lots of audiobook listening over the next week or so.

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
  • The Kindness Handbook by Sharon Salzberg
  • A Philosophy of Walking by Frédéric Gros
  • Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans
  • These is My Words by Nancy E. Turner

     

Challenges:

  • COYER: 1 of 30 from The List, 8 for “The One With The Twist”, 0 for “The Strict”

Total pages read this week: 236

Total books for the year: 15 of 90.  I’m in the process of unpacking and organizing all of our stuff in the new apartment and, for reasons unknown, I haven’t been in the mood to listen to any audiobooks.  Instead, I’ve been listening to music and catching up on podcasts, mostly Lore.  When I have taken reading breaks, I’ve only wanted to read These is My Words, which I found in a little book shop and art gallery in Tubac, Arizona.  I put aside The Portable Dorothy Parker for the 2nd time, but at least I got further than I did the last time I tried to read it.  I will try it again some other time, but I’m thinking it just might not be my thing.

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
  • The Kindness Handbook by Sharon Salzberg
  • The Portable Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker
  • A Philosophy of Walking by Frédéric Gros
  • Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans

  

  

Finished:

  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
  • Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

 

 

Challenges:

  • COYER: 1 of 30 from The List, 8 for “The One With The Twist”, 0 for “The Strict”

Total pages read this week: 223

Total books for the year: 15 of 90.  The Boyfriend and I left Arizona for California on Wednesday and moved into our new apartment on Thursday.  Since then, we’ve been checking out the neighborhood, buying stuff for our home, figuring out the public transportation, and eating really yummy food.  Yesterday we spent most of the morning at one of 3 local farmer’s markets and OMG, we will definitely be going back for almond croissants from one of the bakery stalls and the triple cream cheese we discovered at one of the creameries.  It’s a good thing we’re walking to and from most places; otherwise, we’d end up gaining a ton of weight!

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
  • The Kindness Handbook by Sharon Salzberg
  • The Portable Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker
  • A Philosophy of Walking by Frédéric Gros
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
  • Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans
  • Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

  

    

 

Challenges:

  • COYER: 1 of 30 from The List, 8 for “The One With The Twist”

Total pages read this week: 234

Total books for the year: 13 of 90.  If it weren’t for listening to Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, I wouldn’t have read much of anything this week.  The Boyfriend and I finished packing up the apartment and completed the 1st half of our road trip to California.  We’re currently visiting his Mom and her Husband in Arizona.  I’m not 100% sure what day we’re leaving, but I’m catching up on sleep, eating food that didn’t come from a drive-through, and generally relaxing.  I also got to hang out with my BFF on Sunday and I already miss her! 

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
  • The Kindness Handbook by Sharon Salzberg
  • The Portable Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker
  • A Philosophy of Walking by Frédéric Gros
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
  • Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans

  

   

Finished:

  • The Cracked Spine by Paige Shelton

 

Challenges:

  • COYER: 1 of 30 from The List, 8 for “The One With The Twist”

Total pages read this week: 355

Total books for the year: 13 of 90.  Reading time has been nearly non-existent for most of this week.  While I managed to finish one book towards the beginning of the week, I haven’t picked up a book to read instead of pack since Friday.  The Boyfriend and I leave for San Francisco later this week, so I’m hoping to get some quiet reading time once the apartment is finally empty of all our stuff.

What are you reading this week?