Monday’s Minutes

“Monday’s Minutes” is a weekly post in which I track my bookish life.

Currently Reading:

  • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
  • Haunted Nights ed. by Caitlin Doughty
  • Penny Dreadfuls ed. by Stefan R. Dziemianowicz

Finished:

  • The World of Lore by Aaron Mahnke
  • Earwig and the Witch by Diana Wynne Jones
  • The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman
  • Bunnicula by Deborah and James Howe

Challenges:

  • RIP XIV: Peril the First – 13, Peril of the Short Story – 0, Peril on the Screen – “Supernatural”, “American Horror Story”, and “Six Feet Under”.

Total pages read this week: 1171

Total books for the year: 65 of 70. Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon was this weekend. Since I fell asleep before I had the chance to get to some of the shorter books on my RIP list, I read Bunnicula yesterday afternoon.

Monday’s Minutes

“Monday’s Minutes” is a weekly post in which I track my bookish life.

Currently Reading:

  • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
  • Haunted Nights ed. by Caitlin Doughty
  • Penny Dreadfuls ed. by Stefan R. Dziemianowicz

Finished:

  • The Year of Shadows by Claire Legrand
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Challenges:

  • RIP XIV: Peril the First – 9, Peril of the Short Story – 0, Peril on the Screen – “Supernatural”, “American Horror Story”, and “Six Feet Under”.

Total pages read this week: 546

Total books for the year: 61 of 70. I’m still getting used to writing posts on the “new” blog. I no longer have the Classic Editor, and I never got used to the Block Editor.

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:

  • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
  • Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty
  • The Year of Shadows by Claire Legrand

 
Finished:

  • The Slippery Slope by Lemony Snicket
  • It Devours! by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor
  • Serafina and the Splintered Heart by Robert Beatty


Challenges:

  • RIP XIV: Peril the First – 8, Peril of the Short Story – 0, Peril on the Screen – “Supernatural” and “American Horror Story”

Total pages read this week: 942
Total books for the year: 59 of 60. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell is beginning to get interesting, even though it’s still taking a long time to get anywhere.

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:

  • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
  • The Nature Fix by Florence Williams
  • Anne of Windy Poplars by L.M. Montgomery
  • The Slippery Slope by Lemony Snicket


DNF:

  • All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater


Challenges:

  • RIP XIV: Peril the First – 5, Peril of the Short Story – 0, Peril on the Screen – “Supernatural” and “American Horror Story”

Total pages read this week: 411
Total books for the year: 56 of 60. I’m not giving up on Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell yet, but I decided to DNF All the Crooked Saints.

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:

  • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
  • All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater
  • The Nature Fix by Florence Williams


Finished:

  • Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
  • Wednesday’s Library by Calliope Glass


Challenges:

  • RIP XIV: Peril the First – 5, Peril of the Short Story – 0, Peril on the Screen – “Supernatural” and “American Horror Story”

Total pages read this week: 659
Total books for the year: 56 of 60. I’m not enjoying Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell or All the Crooked Saints as much as I thought I would.  I don’t know if I’m going to continue reading either one, but I am enjoying The Nature Fix.

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:

  • Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
  • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
  • All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater

 
Challenges:

  • RIP XIV: Peril the First – 3 of 4, Peril of the Short Story – 0, Peril on the Screen – “Supernatural”

Total pages read this week: 352
Total books for the year: 54 of 60. I spent most of the week feeling so crappy that I didn’t even want to read.  When I finally felt like reading, I realized that the Doctor Sleep read-along had already started.  I’m now far ahead of the read-along.  The book is just too good to stop reading!  As far as “Peril on the Screen” goes, I lost count of how many episodes of “Supernatural” I watched this past week, so I decided to only list the shows or movies I watched that fit with the RIP guidelines.

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:

  • Legend by Marie Lu
  • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
  • All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater


Finished:

  • The Toll by Cherie Priest
  • Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore
  • Day Shift by Charlaine Harris


Challenges:

  • RIP XIV: Peril the First – 3 of 4, Peril of the Short Story – 0, Peril on the Screen – 4

Total pages read this week: 878
Total books for the year: 54 of 60. I had another bad week with my back and hip.  I’m feeling much better this morning, but I’m coming down with a cold 🙁  My reading will probably take a dip this week as a result.

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:

  • Legend by Marie Lu
  • Press Start to Play ed. by Daniel H. Wilson and John Joseph Adams
  • The Toll by Cherie Priest


Finished:

  • The Witches of New York by Ami McKay


Challenges:

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

Total pages read this week: 760
Total books for the year: 51 of 60. R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril XIV and Something Wicked Fall have begun!!!!  For Peril on the Screen, the Boyfriend and I watched “1922” on Netflix, the movie adaptation of Stephen King’s book by the same title.  It was very Poe-ish. 

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:

  • Legend by Marie Lu
  • Press Start to Play ed. by Daniel H. Wilson and John Joseph Adams
  • The Witches of New York by Ami McKay


Finished:

  • The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton
  • Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer
  • Strange Magic by Syd Moor


Total pages read this week: 1227
Total books for the year: 50 of 60. Last week was Bout of Books 26.  I finished my 50th book on Saturday, which was my original goal for the year, so I upped my goal to 60.  At the rate I’ve been reading, I might have to increase it again, but I’m not sure.

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:

  • Legend by Marie Lu
  • Press Start to Play ed. by Daniel H. Wilson and John Joseph Adams
  • The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton


Finished:

  • The Word Exchange by Alena Graedon


Total pages read this week: 454
Total books for the year: 47 of 50. The Word Exchange is such a great book!  It really helped me get through the boredom of being stuck on the couch with a messed up back for several days.  Today is the first day of Bout of Books 26.  I’ll be reading as much as possible this week, and I decided to start this morning with the audiobook of The Andromeda Strain, which I saw the film adaptation of when I was in high school (and it was already fairly old at that time).  I’m curious as to how well it holds up to time.