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:

  • Skin Trade by Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places by Colin Dickey
  • Do it! Let’s Get Off Our Buts by Peter McWilliams
  • Wildwood by Colin Melot
  • A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

   

DNF:

  • Tales of Terror and Mystery by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Finished:

  • Demons ed. by John Skipp
  • The Turn of the Screw by Henry James – for #Turnofthescread
  • The Shadow Garden by Allen Houston
  • The Mammoth Book of Vampire Stories by Women ed. by Stephen Jones

                           

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 1146

Total # of books for the year: 82 of 85.  I got a lot of reading done this week only because I couldn’t do much else.  I had to take nearly 3 days off from work while I went to doctor’s appointments trying to find out what is wrong with my hands.  Right now, the diagnosis is Synovitis.  I can’t be on the computer much and crocheting or coloring while listening to audiobooks is out of the question.  At least I’ve been able to complete the #ShelfLove challenge with more than 2 months to go before the end of the year!

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 Turn of the Screw by Henry James – for #Turnofthescread
  • Demons ed. by John Skipp
  • Do it! Let’s Get Off Our Buts by Peter McWilliams
  • Wildwood by Colin Melot
  • A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

   

Finished:

  • The October Country by Ray Bradbury
  • The House of Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne

 

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 466

Total # of books for the year: 78 of 85.  This post is late today because, though I’ve been keeping up with Damn Early Days, I’ve started having a lot of pain in my hands.  I’m hoping to be able to get in to see my Doctor today, but until I do or I get better, I probably won’t be posting.

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 House of Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Do it! Let’s Get Off Our Buts by Peter McWilliams
  • Wildwood by Colin Melot
  • A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

  

Finished:

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 455

Total # of books for the year: 76 of 85.  This morning is the 1st of Damn Early Days, and I am ridiculously tired thanks to the same feeling I used to get the night before the first day of school.  My brain wouldn’t shut up and let me sleep.  Sigh.  This is also the beginning of another week of mandatory overtime so even if I allowed myself to nap, I don’t have the time for even 20 minutes of shuteye.  Apparently, there is no rest for the wicked.

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 House of Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Do it! Let’s Get Off Our Buts by Peter McWilliams
  • Wildwood by Colin Melot
  • A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

  

Finished:

  • The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan
  • The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle by Janet Fox
  • The Once and Future King by T.H. White – I only finished The Sword in the Stone which is it’s own book, but Part One of this one.  I got several chapters into Part Two (“The Queen of Air and Darkness” in this book, but it’s The Witch in the Wood on it’s own) and then lost interest in continuing.
  • Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs

  

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 1163

Total # of books for the year: 76 of 85.  I’ve got mandatory overtime for the next two weeks, so I mostly read and napped this weekend.  Also, I’ve got another flat tire.  The Boyfriend put the spare on for me, but none of the shops were open yesterday.  He’s going to take the car in for me sometime today so I can get back to being able to go where I want, when I want.  This isn’t the only reason why I love him, but it’s another reason on the ever growing list! 🙂

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 Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle by Janet Fox
  • The House of Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • The Once and Future King by T.H. White
  • The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan
  • A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

  

Finished:

  • Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix
  • Slade House by David Mitchell
  • Shadow House: The Gathering by Dan Poblocki
  • Jack the Bodiless by Julian May

  

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 1187

Total # of books for the year: 72 of 85.  I can’t believe I’ve already read 6 books and started two more for #RIPXII and it’s only the middle of September!

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:

  • Jack the Bodiless by Julian May
  • The Once and Future King by T.H. White
  • Slade House by David Mitchell
  • The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan
  • A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

    

Finished:

  • Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
  • Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
  • We Have Always Living in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
  • Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris

 

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 820

Total # of books for the year: 68 of 85.  I’m now working from home.  No more commuting for close to 2 hours everyday!  Unfortunately, I’m working mandatory overtime this week, so there goes those 2 extra hours 😦  I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to read Slade House for #RIPXII, but I happened to find it on clearance at B&N yesterday and I took it as a sign.

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:

  • Outlander by Diana Gabaldon – for #LengthyLit
  • Jack the Bodiless by Julian May
  • The Once and Future King by T.H. White
  • Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
  • The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan
  • A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

  

Finished:

  • Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War by Clive Barker

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 772

Total # of books for the year: 64 of 85.  #RIPXII and Gothic September have started.  So far, I’ve managed to finish Days of Magic, Nights of War, and the Boyfriend and I just started watching “The Walking Dead”.  Yeah, that’s right, neither of us have ever seen it before.  It’s awesome, and definitely not for anyone with a weak stomach.

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:

  • Outlander by Diana Gabaldon – for #LengthyLit
  • Jack the Bodiless by Julian May
  • The Once and Future King by T.H. White
  • Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
  • The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan
  • A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
  • Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War by Clive Barker

    

Finished:

  • Fly By Night by Frances Hardinge
  • The Forbidden Library by Django Wexler

 

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 1211

Total # of books for the year: 63 of 85.  I got a lot of reading done thanks to #BoutofBooks 20.  Which is also partly why I have SEVEN books in my current reads list.  The other reason is because I got to Book People really early for the Austin #Litsy meet up, and while I only intended on buying 1 book, I ended up buying 3 and got sucked into one of them while I was killing time in the café.  I’m not going to allow myself to get distracted by any more books this week and try to finish as many as possible so I can start the stack of book I pulled off my shelves for September.

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:

  • Outlander by Diana Gabaldon – for #LengthyLit
  • Jack the Bodiless by Julian May
  • The Once and Future King by T.H. White
  • Fly By Night by Frances Hardinge
  • Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
  • Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War by Clive Barker

    

Finished:

  • The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 444

Total # of books for the year: 61 of 85.  Today starts #BoutofBooks 20, so I’ll be concentrating on finishing up my current reads.  However, I already have a stack of 15 books that I would like to read during September and October.  With the exception of Christmas, the Fall is my favorite time of year.  I used to think it was Winter, but I’ve realized that while I love (and miss) snow and all the cold weather clothing options, I feel more at home when the days are just beginning to shorten, the leaves start turning, and the stories I read, watch, and listen to get spookier.

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:

  • Allegiant by Veronica Roth
  • The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov
  • Outlander by Diana Gabaldon – for #LengthyLit
  • Jack the Bodiless by Julian May
  • 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

  

   

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 571

Total # of books for the year: 58 of 85.  I was really hoping I would finish Allegiant this weekend, but I fell asleep on the couch.  I’m about 150 pages away from finishing, so I’ll definitely be done some time this week.

What are you reading this week?