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
  • A Philosophy of Walking by Frédéric Gros
  • Blood Rites by Jim Butcher
  • Dharma Punx by Noah Levine
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

     

Finished:

  • The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
  • The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking

 

Challenges:

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

Total pages read this week: 679

Total books for the year: 4 of 90.  Another Bout of Books is over and #COYER has switched to the next phase, which for me is “The One With The Twist”.  I chose to stick to my physical books for this phase, so until February 9th, I will be concentrating on finishing The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and as many other physical books off of my TBR as I can.

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
  • A Philosophy of Walking by Frédéric Gros
  • The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss – for the #EpicBuddyRead on Litsy.
  • Blood Rites by Jim Butcher
  • Dharma Punx by Noah Levine

     

DNF:

  • Leave Me Alone, I’m Reading by Maureen Corrigan

Finished:

  • The Map to Everywhere by Carrie Ryan
  • The Fiber35 Diet by Brenda Watson, C.N.C.

 

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 1014

Total books for the year: 2 of 90It does not bode well for the year that the first book I opened in 2018 ended up on the DNF pile.  Luckily, The Name of the Wind is so good I will likely finish it far ahead of the Buddy Read; especially since today is the start of 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.

Happy New Year!

Currently Reading:

  • Leave Me Alone, I’m Reading by Maureen Corrigan – My 1st read of the New Year!  The title is fitting, don’t you think? 😉
  • Les Misérables by Victor Hugo – I’m starting this today with the hopes of finishing it by the end of the year.  It’s a re-read, but I haven’t read it since high school.
  • A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson – One of my #FitReaders goals is to finish the virtual Appalachian Trail, and this book, this year.
  • A Philosophy of Walking by Frédéric Gros
  • The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss – for the #EpicBuddyRead on Litsy.
  • The Map to Everywhere by Carrie Ryan

     

Finished:

  • Ghosts of Greenglass House by Kate Milford
  • Rebel Angels by Libba Bray
  • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins

  

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 998

Total books for the year: 102. I can’t believe I finished 102 books in 2017!!!  My goal for this year is 90, which is only 5 more than my original 2017 goal.  I’m a little sad that there won’t be a 2018 #ShelfLove challenge, and I haven’t found a comparable TBR challenge yet, so if you know of any, please leave a link in the comments.

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.

Since today is Christmas, this “Monday’s Minutes” is a little different than usual.  Enjoy!

 

I’m in Arizona and won’t be back until tomorrow.  These are the books I brought with me:

  

  

Happy Jólabókaflóð!!!

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
  • A Philosophy of Walking by Frédéric Gros
  • Rebel Angels by Libba Bray
  • Ghosts of Greenglass House by Kate Milford
  • The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss – for the #EpicBuddyRead on Litsy.
  • The Map to Everywhere by Carrie Ryan

     

DNF:

  • Death by Coffee by Alex Erickson

Finished:

  • The  Book of Night with Moon by Diane Duane

 

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 840

Total books for the year: 98 of 100.  COYER Winter Switch started on Saturday, and of course I’m in the middle of 6 books that won’t count towards the challenge *sigh*

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
  • A Philosophy of Walking by Frédéric Gros
  • The Book of Night with Moon by Diane Duane
  • Rebel Angels by Libba Bray
  • Ghosts of Greenglass House by Kate Milford
  • The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss – for the #EpicBuddyRead on Litsy.

  

  

 

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 599

Total books for the year: 96 of 100.

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
  • A Philosophy of Walking by Frédéric Gros
  • The Book of Night with Moon by Diane Duane
  • Rebel Angels by Libba Bray

  

Finished:

  • Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor
  • The Carnivorous Carnival by Lemony Snicket
  • Serafina and the Twisted Staff by Robert Beatty
  • John Saturnall’s Feast by Lawrence Norfold

  

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 1091

Total books for the year: 96 of 100.  I raised my reading goal yet again.  I’m pretty sure this will be the highest number of books I’ve read since I started tracking them on Goodreads.

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
  • A Philosophy of Walking by Frédéric Gros
  • The Book of Night with Moon by Diane Duane
  • John Saturnall’s Feast by Lawrence Norfold
  • Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor

   

Finished:

  • The Secret Hour by Scott Westerfeld
  • The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien

 

DNF:

  • Grayling’s Song by Karen Cushman

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 791

Total books for the year: 92 of 95.

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 Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
  • A Philosophy of Walking by Frédéric Gros
  • The Book of Night with Moon by Diane Duane
  • John Saturnall’s Feast by Lawrence Norfold
  • Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor

  

  

 

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 345

Total books for the year: 90 of 95.  I was in a mood most foul earlier in the week and went on Litsy to ask for book recommendations.  My request was for stories full of Buffy-like ass-kicking characters, and that’s how I ended up reading The Secret Hour.  So far, it has hit the spot perfectly even though there hasn’t been much ass-kicking yet.  I’m nearly done with it, and once I am, I’ll catch up with the Silmarillion for #LOTRChapteraDay.  I should be finished with that by the end of this week.  Then I’ll be trying to finish the rest of my current reads before the start of #COYER on December 16th.  Speaking of #COYER, I’ve been preparing by finally, and slowly getting all of my books scanned into Goodreads.  Once I’m done, I’ll also be fully prepped for next year’s #ShelfLove.

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 Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
  • A Philosophy of Walking by Frédéric Gros
  • The Book of Night with Moon by Diane Duane
  • John Saturnall’s Feast by Lawrence Norfold
  • Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor

  

  

Finished:

  • Wildwood by Colin Melot

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 729

Total # of books for the year: 90 of 95.

What are you reading this week?