Monday, April 18, 2016

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? / #FitReaders Check In - April 18, 2016

Hey, guess what!  Taxes are done!  The fact that we have them done with more than 24 hours before the deadline is just a flat out miracle.  But, hey, it's done and now I don't have to think about it for another 11 months or so!  I will admit that I've been lax in being a good blog reader lately, but I'm hoping to remedy that now that my laptop has been freed from TurboTax....

April Goals:
1 - At least 81,000 steps/week
Sunday, 4/10 - 14,418 steps (6.48 miles)
Monday, 4/11 - 11,294 steps (5.07 miles)
Tuesday, 4/12 - 10,671 steps (4.79 miles)
Wednesday, 4/13 - 10,120 steps (4.55 miles)
Thursday, 4/14 - 8363 steps (3.76 miles)
Friday, 4/15 - 6625 steps (2.98 miles)
Saturday, 4/16 - 12,067 steps (5.42 miles)
TOTAL: 73,558 steps (33.05 miles)
I still haven't hit this goal and I'm thinking of lowering it for May.

2 - 4 days of yoga
Yes!  I did this one!

3 - Complete the #FitReaders Virtual 5k at some point this month
Completed on April 6!

Right Now, I'm reading:
The Bridge Ladies by Betsy Lerner
So far, I've read the prologue of this one--and I'm already pretty sure that I'm going to love it!  My mother was a "bridge lady" (past tense because she no longer, as far as I know, plays bridge.  She is still very much alive--in fact, today is her 80th birthday!) and I clearly remember her bridge afternoons and trying to sneak away with the bridge mix she always had on the table.

Danger, Sweetheart by MaryJanice Davidson
Again, I'm not far into this one yet, but it is definitely going to be an interesting read.  It is actually a romance novel that is an ode to the romance novel genre--and where Davidson, as she explains in the forward, tries to employ as many tropes possible.  I have high hopes for it in that view, but we'll see how the actual romance works out.

A Slip of the Keyboard by Terry Pratchett
The goal is still 12/31/2016....

Right Now, I'm listening to:
Is It Just Me? by Miranda Hart
I thought I'd be done with this one by now, but I've still got less than an hour to go.  Perhaps I should try and get another gym workout in to finish it off?

As You Wish by Cary Elwes
My husband and I are really enjoying this one!  I think part of my husband's procrastination in replacing our second car is that he wants to finish this book up first!

Last week, I finished reading:
Wish Upon a Wedding by LuAnn McLane (finished 4/13, review 5/5/16)
Have you ever read a book and, once you were finished, wondered why you hadn't DNF'd it?  Well....

The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin (finished 4/16, review 4/21/16)
The review for this one is coming up this week, so I'm not going to say much except...DO NOT SEE THE MOVIE (especially the newer one with Matthew Broderick and Nicole Kidman).

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