I officially applied for graduation today...only 6 more weeks to go! Man, I miss all you Littens (and non-school books).
“Traditional students” may not have to balance a full time corporate job with their studies, but “traditional students” probably don‘t have scotch and Kanban, so...
Last semester, full speed ahead.
Ohhh my goodness. I always forget how busy August is, and how quickly it goes. Apologies especially to my #nfornonfiction ladies and everyone in the fitness challenge - my notifications say it‘s been three weeks since I logged in to Litsy! @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BarbaraTheBibliophage @tjwill I very very much enjoyed reading with you again this summer - the last book went out a week ago. Thank you for the fantastic reads!!
I realized that between the move and the new job and all the other excitement I‘ve had this summer I hadn‘t updated my blog since February! Giant catch-up post from me for March through July. Up to 94 for the year, over 50% from my TBR list. My oldest TBR book was from January 2017, which is when I‘m pretty sure I wiped my Goodreads lists and started fresh. The tagged book was one of my favorites, though there were many.
If you love medical history and the strange and wonderful things the human body does, I definitely recommend a trip to the Mutter museum in Philly. (The book is good so far as well!)
A little late with last week‘s #bfcr2 check-in. I only hit my step goal twice last week, but I finished the tagged book plus You May Now Kill the Bride and Algorithms to Live By. this will probably be a low-steps week as well, as I continue to recover from this annoying hip injury, but I hit 10k yesterday just doing stuff around the house, so who knows? @wanderinglynn #bookfitnesschallenge
This was me as a kid, 100%. I read A Clockwork Orange and One Flew Over the Cuckoo‘s Nest when I was in elementary school because I found them in a box in the basement, along with a weird horror book about dancers being murdered.
...did this book on algorithms just Rick Roll me?!
Bailed ten minutes into the chapter that is mostly just a teenage boy talking about his penis. Not what I want to be listening to while I run.
Week 4 of #bfcr2:
✅ 10,000 steps per day 7/7 days
✅ 4/1 books read: Talk Sweetly To Me, The Hidden Power of Fucking Up, We Are Everywhere, and the tagged book.
Also signed up for round 3: same goals of 10k steps/day and one book/week, with the addition of five runs each week since my work challenge is ending.
@wanderinglynn #bookfitnesschallenge #bfc
Powerful. Amazing. If we had a coffee table, this would be on it.
Had a rough pain week, but I‘m celebrating that I let my body rest when I needed to, and got some fun things in there (like a wing night with friends) while I was at it.
✅ 10k step goal met on days when I could
✅ 4 books instead of just 1 - finished Leadership: In Turbulent Times and The Pun Also Rises, and read the tagged book and Suffragette Scandal start to finish.
#bfcr2 #bookfitnesschallenge #bfc @wanderinglynn
I‘m so glad I got this on audio. Ned sounds like a muppet narrating a noir detective story (it‘s adorable), and WOW, I‘d listen to Eugene read anything.
I‘m not sure the book itself is my cup of tea, but I adore these goobers so I figured I‘d give it a shot.
This was a quick read, especially following on the heels of our group‘s previous pick! A bit rambly, but overall I enjoyed it. Will get it in the mail this weekend. #nfornonfiction @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @tjwill
Week 2 of #bfcr2 complete!
✅ 10,000 steps/day every day except the day that I fell in the driveway taking out the trash 🤪
✅ one book/week - finished the tagged book
@wanderinglynn #bookfitnesschallenge #bfc
Part of today‘s library haul. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜
Here‘s the thing about Rowling. It doesn‘t matter how that button got clicked. What matters is the crappy response. Because somewhere, there‘s a kid, a teen, an adult, who feels the Potter universe in their bones, and who is now crushed under the weight that its creator might believe that they are somehow invalid. If you are that person, YOU MATTER. Trans women are real women. Trans men are real men. All genders are valid. Fuck Rowling.
Finished this over lunch today; will drop it in the mail tomorrow. What a powerful read. My only complaint is that it‘s such a dense read - which I loved (I enjoyed the depth of the near-academic format) but there are a number of people I know would enjoy the themes and concepts but that would find the format inaccessible. @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BarbaraTheBibliophage @tjwill #NForNonfictionRidesAgain
We are still in the midst of moving, but I‘m excited to join you all for round 2 of the #bookfitnesschallenge. My goals are 6 books over 6 weeks, and to keep up 10k steps a day, which I‘ve hit almost every day recently thanks to the move. I have running goals as well, but I‘ve tied those to my fitness challenge at work. (Any other Littens doing the Cigna global fitness challenge?)
Pausing for coffee (and some reading, of course) between packing, carting boxes downstairs, and unpacking. And laundry. So much laundry. Lol
What a day of mixed emotions. While we‘re upstairs packing to move to the downstairs flat, our neighbors and dear friends are moving out of the downstairs flat and on to their next adventure. We‘re so excited and so sad at the same time. (They are big readers so I already know all the best spots to curl up with a book!)
The pollen count was finally low enough to venture out for a quick run. No audiobook, but a lovely chat with my husband - I jogged alongside him while he walked. Love these quiet vacation mornings. Got some reading in this morning as well - finished The Countess Conspiracy and Essential Scrum, and got a few more chapters into Leadership in Turbulent Times.
This book has a really solid section on tech debt. If you work on or with technical teams, even if they‘re not using Agile or Scrum methodologies, I‘d recommend grabbing a copy for this chapter alone.
I‘ve been reading this slowly, because it‘s so intense that I need to take it a chapter at a time. I continue to be astonished that I knew nothing of Partition before I encountered a pop culture reference to it. Not a spoiler - this is history, after all - but Litsy doesn‘t really have another way to provide content warnings.
Thanks to some scheduling chaos, weirdness with a group project, and just...life happening, I caffeinated heavily today and banged out my term paper. Now it‘s way past my bedtime and I‘m still wide awake - oops! At least I got the paper done. (I also finished the tagged book and made pot roast. SO MUCH CAFFEINE.)
When it rains, it pours! My husband is swamped with running a major event that happens a week before the semester is over, I‘m trying desperately to catch up on school after being out of town for a funeral, I just found out that I can “test out” of another class, but have to write an essay for it ASAP - and I just gave notice to my boss and start a new job on 4/15 - ten days before the end of the semester! #lifecomesatyoufast
The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of good and bad. Feels a lot like this. “Nobody‘s making any real central decisions or anything. Everything‘s just kind of hashed out. It stumbles. It stumbles, then it creeps, then it flies with one wing, and then it flies with one wing and bumps into trees and shit.” #stillflying
The narrator of this audiobook is driving me nuts. He sounds like a sportscaster, or someone doing the voiceover for a show on Spike TV.
My gym was one of many places still without power today. It was 20 degrees with 40 mph wind, so the park wasn‘t an option...instead I ran a mile in my hallway. 😂
When I read the tagged book a couple of months ago, I had no idea that it would spark me to become a person who runs circles in a hallway out of sheer desperation...
Between library holds coming in and reading for school, this keeps falling to the bottom of the pile, but I‘m working my way through, it slowly. I‘m shocked and disappointed that I knew nothing of Partition before an episode of Doctor Who sparked me to learn more.