WWW Wednesdays: 7/28/21

My favorite time of the week is here! WWW Wednesdays. This meme was originally hosted by A Daily Rhythm but was revived by Sam from Taking on a World of WordsIt’s a place to talk about the books you’ve been reading, plan to read and have read.

To take part all you have to do is answer the following questions:

What are you currently reading?
What have you recently finished reading?
What are you going to read next?

Note: I will not be posting a WWW Wednesday next week. I will be out of town. The next WWW Wednesday I do will contain two weeks worth of reading.

What are you reading these days?

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Weekly Colorist Project: 7/28/21

While I love reading, it is not my only hobby. I realize that sometimes my love for reading outshines the rest of the hobbies I’m interested in. So, I’d like to start sharing some of my coloring projects every week. I’ll share my favorite four of the week. Typically, I’ll try to do two digital and two physical. However, I will go by the projects I’ve done for the week. If I did all digital, then all four will be digital and likewise for physical. Hope you enjoy! If you’re into coloring too, I’d love to see your projects!

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#FitReaders: July 27th

Welcome to #FitReaders2021!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group for another year! If you have any questions about #FitReaders, you can leave them in the comment section or email me at twimom227(at)gmail(dot)com.

Most of our support is done via our Facebook Group. I will post my weekly check-in posts on Fridays, as it helps me be accountable. You are welcome to do your own check-in posts, check in below, in the comments, or check in with the Facebook group – whatever works for you!

#FitReaders information page
#FitReaders 101
Facebook Group

My Weekly Goals:

  1. Start getting active goals achieved.
  2. Start exercising at least 30 minutes a day
  3. Remember to keep logging everything.

Overall Goals:

  1. Burn 500 calories a day
  2. 15 active minutes a day
  3. Walk a mile a day or half an hour exercise a day.
  4. 5,000 steps a day.

Current Weight: 233

I didn’t lose a lot of weight, but I lost more than I thought I would. My eating and exercise habits have been not the greatest. I’ve been more focused on getting everything ready for the convention I’m going to be attending. This will be my last post for this segment until August 17th. I’ll post my activity from between now and then on that blog. I’m also going to include steps. I have a app that helps me keep track of steps that I plan to use. Because of this, I’ve added a new goal to my overall goals. I don’t really walk around as much as I should, so I’m making my current goal 5,000 steps a day. Once I can do that with no effort, I plan to increase it to 10,000 steps a day.

Goal: Burn 500 Calories a Day

July 20th: 396
July 21st: 667
July 22nd: 473
July 23rd: 693
July 24th: 357
July 25th: 502
July 26th: 433

Goal: 5,000 Steps A Day

July 21st: 3,571
July 22nd: 1.931
July 23rd: 3,877
July 24th: 1,723
July 25th: 2,528
July 26th: 1,353

Note: Dates from this will be better from here on since I’ll start recording them better!

That’s it for now! I’ll be back with a fresh FitReaders blog on August 17th!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Stranded on a Deserted Island

It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday! Thanks Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl for creating this meme.

This Week’s Topic: Books I’d want with me while stranded on a deserted island

Before I share my ten, I want to point out that most of them are series. Ones that I really enjoy. There wasn’t anything to indicate that I could only choose a certain thing.

  1. House of Night by P.C. and Kristen Cast
  2. Paranormals of Avynwood by Michelle Dare
  3. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
  4. Women’s Murder Club by James Patterson
  5. Alex Cross by James Patterson
  6. Stephanie Plum by Janet Evanovich
  7. The Giver by Louis Lowry
  8. The Complications of Pi by RK Phillips
  9. A Good Girl’s Life to Murder by Holly Jackson
  10. Literal Leigh by Melanie James

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Weekly Featured Book: Long Bright River

I read this book for my library’s book club. I really enjoyed it. It has some twists and turns that I really enjoyed. I fully plan on reading it again in the future. It’s a book I stumbled upon awhile back and have wanted to read since. I’m very glad that I had an excuse to read it recently. I am also very impressed with how real and raw it is.

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Readathon News: August Readathons

Disclaimer: These Readathons are not owned or run by me. I find them by searching the month and year on Google. My main source has been Little Book Owl.

There are four month long readathons going on for the month of August.

  1. ARC August. From what I gather, this is the sixth annual event. It looks like you just read as many Advanced reader Copies as you can during the month. It doesn’t seem to matter if they are from this year or haven’t been released yet. As long as they are ARC copies.
  2. DraconAthon: They have a video on Youtube that explains everything about the readathon. It looks like it includes the prompts to get through with the readathon. You can view that by clicking here.
  3. High Summer Readathon: This is sponsored by Seasons of Reading. They have a sign up post on their blog for everybody that wants to participate to sign up. It doesn’t look like there are any prompts. Just read to your heart’s content. This is one of my favorite readathons because of how low key they are.
  4. Trope-ical Readathon: This is Round 5 of the readathon. You can find all of the information by clicking here. If you’re worried about being thrown into the middle of it because it’s the 5th round, don’t. This will be my first round as well. It does look really fun!

The first week-long readathon in August will be the Buzzword Readathon. I haven’t really been active in this readathon. It’s not really my thing, but I won’t push my bias on other people. Some people may enjoy this particular readathon and want to know about it. This month’s buzz word is time of day.

I understand that August doesn’t really start until Sunday. I post these Monday and by the time I post, they will have all been going for a full day. Posting early gives us time to prepare properly. Especially those of us who will be travelling in the beginning. Besides, there haven’t really been in readathons for the last half of July.

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Cinema Sunday: Gilmore Girls

I’ll be travelling next week and the week after. So I won’t have another Cinema Sunday until August 15th. That also happens to be my birthday! Hopefully I’ll have some amazing television shows and movies to report then. This week was a pretty light week in al honesty. My girlfriend and I have been watching Gilmore Girls. She’s watching it for the first time. This is not my first time watching it. Some episodes I’ve only watched once. Some episodes I’ve seen numerous times. I really love this series. It’s one of my favorite series.

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Sundays in Bed With… Confessor

Hosted by: Midnight Book Girl

I both love and hate this series. This is the last book in this part of the series. It’s the last of the Imperial Order. I’m so glad to be over this phase of the series. I’m kind of curious to see what happens to the rest of the series. Technically it’s not considered part of this series. I am choosing to read the rest of them anyway. It’s a really dark fantasy. Goodkind gives Martin a run for his money. A very good one.

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Book Photo Sundays: 7/25/21

Disclaimer: Some photos may be photos that aren’t mine. I do not claim them. I do hope you enjoy them as well though.

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Weekly Book Reviews: 7/24/21

Note: The reviews will be pulled directly from my reviews on Goodreads.

There would be ten reviews posted this week. However, I will be going out of town on Friday and won’t return for a little under two weeks after that. So I’m going to split the ten reviews I have for this week over this Saturday and the next two Saturdays. The Saturday after I come back will have any reviews I have from here until then. I hope you enjoy.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Date Finished: July 18th

I read and really enjoyed the first two books, so it’s not really shocking that I enjoyed this book. I love how there are scenes that were in this book that was in the first two but from a different point of view. It really helps shed light on some of the important parts of the series. I do have to warn that it somewhat ends on a cliffhanger. It’s not a major one. I just really dislike all cliffhangers.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Date Finished: July 18th

I’ll start this by saying that my review of this book is my personal opinion. I will not tell others not to read it or to read it. I will let them draw their own conclusions. I will say that there are some trigger warnings of abuse and abduction. This just really wasn’t my thing. It’s well written and a very easy read. I won’t lie. I read it all in one sitting. It’s just not a book that I will be reading again. I won’t be looking for anything in this series. Since I like the writing style, I may consider other books by this author.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Date Finished: July 19th

I didn’t want to like this story. I wanted to say that it was overly predictable and maybe a bit too dark for my taste. I can’t say any of that. If I did, I’d be lying. I found that I liked it. I didn’t like certain aspects or attitudes throughout the book, but the story itself was pretty solid. I kept wanting to find out what was going to happen next! I’m actually looking forward to reading the rest of the trilogy.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Date Finished: July 19th

I was really enjoying this book and the characters in the book until a certain point in. I won’t say where it was due to spoiler alerts. I really didn’t care for a person’s attitude and what they said when a certain thing happened. I felt it was way uncalled for. It made me very angry. I almost quit reading the book right there and then. I decided to keep going instead. Mainly because I loved that the other person stuck up for herself. It was an amazing thing to see. I am curious enough to read the rest of the series.

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