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Last week I walked ~49K steps and finished two books. More later about screen use and sleep. 😴
This week I have activities every night and a big “thing” at work, but somehow 🤔 I‘ve managed to accumulate all these library books plus a few others that aren‘t shown for various reasons. The Fodor‘s guidebook is research for #readingretreat2020 but still...
A little bittersweet but satisfying end to the trilogy. I hope Fin finds some “solace” for the rest of his life on the Isle. The time jumps were slightly annoying but didn‘t take away from the story. OTOH, bonus points to Peter May for throwing in a quick trip to another part of the world that I love and want to visit again. BTW, is anyone else having problems with the desktop version this evening?
1. Is it cheating to pick a series? 😎
2. Socks 🧦
3. I‘ve been to the top of Pikes Peak which is ~14,000 feet. 🗻
4. Liver 🤢
5. Probably. At a minimum I‘ll wear cat ears. 🐈
Lukewarm pick. Interesting plot but far too much banter, bickering, ruminating, etc. Anyway, it knocks off prompts for a couple reading challenges.
#Booked2019 #nightoriented not just because of the title but also because much of the mischief occurs at night.
#MMD for a book published before I was born. It was probably quite modern at the time...
Pretty good work week...aside from screen use Wednesday night😃...and not so good on the weekend. OTOH I did some socializing, errands, and reorganizing. Newly arranged nightstand in the photo. Yes, that‘s a mermaid themed nail file in my Nationals coozie repurposed as a holder thingy.
Totals: ~45K steps and two books completed.
What‘s more #cozy than Harry Potter kittens being fostered at a bookstore? The ginger is Ron (of course), the tabby at the top is Harry, and the gray one at the bottom is Hermione. I met them last weekend, and they‘re adorable! #fallisbooked
Cider is a #favoritefalltreat whether it‘s fermented or unfermented. Maybe I‘ll check out one of these places on a road trip this season. Meanwhile, the tagged book is a thought provoking story for this “first Monday in October,” and that‘s all Imma say about that.
Notwithstanding the fact that I was reading the tagged book on my Kindle at 3 AM recently, one of my goals for #BFCr4 is to turn off all screens one hour before bed.
-10 books completed
1. Fun book. Beautiful cover.
2. Multi colored.
3. NL Wild Card game. The upper deck was shaking!
4. Yes and yes.
5. Come play, my dears!
When you have a brown couch and a #blackcat is it any wonder that he sometimes disappears in plain sight? There‘s also the ability to move from room to room without passing his human who‘s going the same direction, but he somehow always gets there first. #fallisbooked
I enjoyed this book from the long lamented #whodunitbymail experiment. Lots of opera and foggy Venice nights and wry observations from the author. If you like the city, you might also like the movie “Bread and Tulips” about a woman who gets separated from her family during vacation and decides to go to Venice for a while on her own. #orangecover #fallisbooked
In keeping with my plan to read these in the season in which they‘re set, I should have read this about a month ago. But it wasn‘t available then! I‘m ignoring everything else on my #OctoberTBR so I can return it early for the next patron in line and while we‘re still kinda sorta in that summer-to-fall transition time. I‘m just a few chapters in, and already I want to punch Beauvoir in the face. Again. Does he eventually get nicer? #fallisbooked
IRL September was a very mixed bag, and apparently it was likewise in my reading life. While I didn‘t read as much as I thought I had, I‘m still on track with my reading challenges, and I also have several books “cooking” to close out the year. #septstats #selfimprovementsept
I‘m not going to put the bail tag on this and pull down the ratings BUT ... I tried three times to read it and just couldn‘t even. To me it just seemed to jump all over the place and spew quotes at the reader. Maybe I just have enough #politicalintrigue in my Twitter feed!
Definitely check out the author discussing the book in an interview though. There‘s at least one online which is similar to his excellent talk at #NatBookFest last year.
7 days, 7 covers you love, no explanation. Try to tag someone new each day. #7covers7days #covercrush Day 6.
Okay, I‘m ignoring the instructions now. I wasn‘t crazy about this book, but isn‘t that cover gorgeous? As for tagging... If you have escaped being tagged by now and want to join in the fun, come on in. The water‘s fine.
I‘ll be back tomorrow (later today?) with day 7. I think it is tomorrow already if only by a few minutes...
Any other Chakotay fans out there? If you‘re still looking for a #clifi story for #Booked2019 this just might fit the bill. Some more fun choices for your #TBR the link.
A queer romance featuring boys, like the one in the picture, was a little outside my #comfortzone mostly because I wasn‘t expecting it from the blurb! I liked it though once I got over my shock. OTOH I want to read a queer romance featuring women, like the tagged book, but it‘s not really available at the library. If only I‘d known this when I was at the bookstore last night! #selfimprovementsept
The Fitbit needs charging, and I‘m planted where I am for at least the next hour, so I‘m calling it for this week at ~53K steps. No idea of the total. Finished one book for a total of seven. I‘m all in for a round 4, with perhaps more realistic goals.🤷🏻♀️#bfrc3 #wrapup
1. Do I love the Hebrides because of Peter May, or do I love Peter May because of the Hebrides? Either way, I just checked this one out from the library. 🏴
2. Overcast but pleasant 🌥
3. Blind date. At the end of dinner he said: I guess we agree we aren‘t going to see each other again, right? I was surprised, perplexed, annoyed...and relieved. 🤷🏻♀️
4. Four-legged variety. Hubby says we can only have the one. 🐈
TFW you walk into #bookclub and as soon as the meeting starts someone says: I HATED THIS BOOK. Everyone is entitled to their opinion of course, but IMO it‘s not a #goodhabit to shut down discussion this way. For my part, I thought it was fine. Not the same panache as the original author, but that‘s a tough act to follow. #selfimprovementsept
Thank you to everyone who sent me ❤️❤️ yesterday. I love this community. 🥰
Today is a weird day for me. September 11 was my mom‘s birthday long before those fuckers flew planes into buildings (one of which I could see burning from my office across the river). Now she‘s gone and I‘m still here. It‘s like a regular day, but it really isn‘t. I‘m okay-just kind of want this day to be over.
1. My goal this year is 75 books, and I‘m at 53 now, so I‘m on track. I mostly know what they‘ll be, but there could be some surprises!
2. I want to have my stuff in order to retire within the next couple years.
I‘m combining #selfimprovementsept and #bfrc3checkin today. Yesterday I was feeling some lingering effects of last weekend‘s hours of standing on a concrete floor, so I decided to do #SelfcareSunday a day early and get a pedicure before coming home and reading on the patio. I managed to walk ~45K steps this week and finished one book. It‘s gonna be another busy week, but I hope to finish strong. I‘m down for a Round 4 later in the month.
Earlier this year I binge listened to What Should I Read Next, and during one of those episodes Anne talked about #selfhelp books with these podcasters. Fast forward a few months, and I read an article on Bookriot about the tagged book. I found the episode of By the Book when they discussed it, and now I‘m binge listening to another podcast. To bring it full circle, Amanda also mentioned this podcast on the latest Get Booked. #selfimprovementsept