Monday, August 13, 2012

It's Monday...What Are You Reading? (8.13.12)

It’s Monday What Are you Reading , hosted by Sheila, is the perfect way for me to begin my week and allows me to focus on what needs to be read and to see what I have or have not accomplished the previous week. I also enjoy discovering new books by visiting other participants blogs.

I finished my first read-a-thon (Summer Wrap-Up Read-a-thon) and am now starting a second - Bout of Books Read-a-thon runs from today until August 19. I'm hoping that by the end of this one, I will be caught up on reading some of the review books that have been piling up. Then, I will have to spend some serious time writing all the reviews!!! 

I also started a new fitness regime this past week. I'm back to using MyFitnessPal and tracking everything I eat as well as all the exercise I do. It's there that I found the 10,000 step challenge for August which I decided to participate in. Since starting on Monday, I was able to reach that goal everyday except yesterday - but that was my rest day, so I'm ok with that. Does anyone else use MyFitnessPal?

Books Completed last week:
  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson (mine)
  • When First They Met by Debbie Macomber (e-book)
  • On the Run by Iris Johansen (audio book)
Reading Now: 
  • The Color of Tea by Hannah Tunnicliffe (review book)
  • Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel (mine)
  • A Hundred Flowers by Gail Tsukiyama (review audio book) - in car/house
  • I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella (library audio book) - ipod
  • Big Sky Mountain by Linda Lael Miller (review e-book)
  • Return to Willow Lake by Susan Wiggs  (review e-book)
  • Split Second by Catherine Coulter (library book)
 Reviews Completed last week:
 Other posts related to books:
Books for which I need to finish reviews:
  • Raising Wild Ginger by Tara Woolpy
  • I, Michael Bennett by James Patterson
  • The Great Escape by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson
  • Angel's Peak by Robyn Carr
  • Runaway Girl by Carissa Phelps
  • Ninepins by Rosy Thornton 
  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
  • When First They Met by Debbie Macomber
  • On the Run by Iris Johansen
What about you?  What does your reading week look like this week?  Whatever it is, happy reading and have a good week!


  1. I'm shifting gears today from the Free and Easy Days of Summer down to the Work Days. I have to refocus and decide what to let go and what to keep. Very tricky.

    Here's my It's Monday! What Are You Reading? I hope you will stop by!

    1. I still have quite a few books that I was hoping to get to this summer...not sure if I will, but I will give it my best!

  2. Have a good week. You have some interesting reads ahead of you.

  3. I have yet to read any of the Larsson books. I don't know what I'm waiting for, lol.

    I hope you're enjoying Wolf Hall!!

    Have a great week of reading!

    1. They are really good. I've had the last two sitting on my shelf for a while and finally just bit the bullet.

      Wolf Hall is great so far. I'm doing the read-a-long, and we've only read Part 1 but I'm going to be starting Part 2 this week.

  4. I am taking a break from read-a-thons. I did horrible on the SWUR, :)
    Have a great week!!

    1. I didn't do too bad...I started out really strong, but then kind of fizzled out. I'm hoping with the one this week, I can keep strong the whole week.

  5. Good luck with the read-a-thon!

    Happy reading!

    Ashley @ Dr. Pepper Diva

    1. Thanks...I'm hoping to have a really good week of reading! Those review books seem to pile up faster than my tbr list sometimes.

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    1. I just started it and it's pretty good so far!

  7. I am behind on the Willow Lake series. Just got I, Michael Bennett and look forward to it. Have a great week of reading.

    1. I was so excited when I got the review copy - I love the Willow Lake series. I, Michael Bennett was pretty good - and it ends with an interesting cliff hanger.


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