Sunday, February 14, 2016

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? - February 15, 2016 (and #FitReaders Check In)

Oh my goodness!  I am so behind on my blog stuff right now!  For all of the Saturday Snapshot posters, as well as commenters on other posts--I promise to catch up soon.  It's just that this past week and this coming week are crazy busy right now.  I'm hoping that things calm down the last week of February, but we will see!

I didn't get a chance to do my #FitReaders check in on Friday, so I'll include it here.  You can tell my by my step counts that it has not been a priority this past week:

February Goals:
1. At least 81,000 steps/week
Friday 2/5 - 11,826 steps (5.31 miles)
Saturday 2/6 - 10,952 steps (4.92 miles)
Sunday 2/7 - 5,278 steps (2.37 miles)
Monday 2/8 - 10,282 steps (4.62 miles)
Tuesday 2/9 - 10,290 steps (4.62 miles)
Wednesday 2/10 - 5,480 steps (2.46 miles)
Thursday 2/11 - 4,480 steps (2.01 miles)
TOTAL: 58,588 steps (26.31 miles)
Yeah, not even close.

2. At least 2 dedicated workouts
I haven't even had to do laundry, much less work out!

3. Complete the #FitReaders Virtual 5K at some point this month

Okay, onto the usual Monday business:

Right Now, I'm reading:
I'm Glad About You by Theresa Rebeck
I jumped at the chance to read this one when it was offered to me by the publisher.  Theresa Rebeck created the TV show Smash, which was one of my guilty pleasures.  I mean, shouldn't everyone be able to burst into song (with instrumentals, of course!) whenever they want.  Honestly, my decision was based completely on a show that only ran 2 seasons.  So far, though, I haven't been able to put it down.

Bluebonnets for Elly by Sandra Nachlinger
Still working on this on this one from one of my blog readers!  I'm reading it on my phone, so I end up just spending a few minutes with it here and there, but I'm enjoying it (and getting a kick out of the grandmother!)

A Slip of the Keyboard by Terry Pratchett
I'm going to be reading this one for a while--I'm probably reading less than 10 pages a day on it, but it is the kind of book that is good for that.  It actually makes me want to read more by Terry Pratchett (the only other book of his I've read is Good Omens), but I don't know where to start.  Suggestions?

Right Now, I'm listening to:
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
My goal is to finish this one by 2017 and, sadly, that might be a difficult goal to meet.

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Like Beautiful Ruins, this one is a re-read for me as my book club will be discussing it in March.  I actually didn't especially like the book when I read it, but I've been told that the audio version is fantastic and, so far, it is living up to that.

Last Week, I finished reading:
Act Like It by Lucy Parker (3/22/16)
I flew through this book--it's one of those books that is total escapism.  It is also one of those books that I couldn't think too much about if I wanted to enjoy it.

The Unit by Ninni Holmqvist (review 3/15/16)
Another one I just couldn't put down--but this one MADE me think!  I've already recommended it to a handful of people and will continue to do so for, well, for quite some time.

Last Week, I finished listening to:
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
I loved this book when I read it and I loved it when I listened to it.  I can't wait to discuss it with my book club in a couple weeks!

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