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.

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 Word Exchange by Alena Graedon
  • Legend by Marie Lu


Finished:

  • Shift by Hugh Howey


Total pages read this week: 411
Total books for the year: 46 of 50. I got the new edition (Penguin Minis) of Legend so I could see how I like reading and carrying around this new, lighter format. So far, I like it. The type isn’t too small, like I was concerned about it being. I can throw it in my bag without adding a lot of weight or taking up space, but I can also put it in my back pocket if I don’t feel like taking my bag, and since it’s a physical book, I don’t have to worry about batteries. I definitely won’t buy this format for books I want to keep forever, but for books I know I’m only going to read once, they seem like the perfect option. Right now, Legend is my “bus book,” so I also started The Word Exchange.

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:

  • Shift by Hugh Howey


Finished:

  • Redshirts by John Scalzi
  • The Last Girl by Joe Hart


Total pages read this week: 686
Total books for the year: 45 of 50Dewey’s 24-Hour #ReverseReadathon was this weekend.  Though I only finished one book during the readathon, I did get through half of Shift.
 

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:

  • Redshirts by John Scalzi
  • The Last Girl by Joe Hart
  • Shift by Hugh Howey


Finished:

  • How to Do Nothing by Jenny Odell
  • Wizard and Glass by Stephen King

 
Total pages read this week: 377
Total books for the year: 43 of 50.  It’s nearly August, and I only have 7 more books to finish to meet my goal. I won’t increase my goal until I actually hit 50 books, though. I don’t want to pressure myself into reading shorter 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:

  • How to Do Nothing by Jenny Odell
  • Redshirts by John Scalzi
  • Wizard and Glass by Stephen King

 
Total pages read this week: 619
Total books for the year: 41 of 50.  The #24in48 Readathon was this weekend, and I’m nearly finished with Wizard and Glass, and halfway through Redshirts! I’ll finish Wizard and Glass sometime this week, and hopefully How to Do Nothing, as well.
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:

  • How to Do Nothing by Jenny Odell
  • Sarah’s Quilt by Nancy E. Turner
  • Wizard and Glass by Stephen King


Finished:

  • The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey


Total pages read this week: 327
Total books for the year: 41 of 50.  I started a new job on Wednesday, and thanks to the commute, I’m able to do a lot more reading now.
What are you reading this week?