It’s Monday – What are you reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. It’s a great post to organise yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment, and er… add to that ever growing TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date.
So i’m currently alternating laying in bed with my feet up and on the couch catching up with some TV viewing (yeah, I’m like uber far behind and just now finishing up Season 2 of Outlander) – recovering from running (and some walking) of the Marine Corps Marathon yesterday. Overall, I was happy with how I did – it was a 35min-ish improvement over last year – but I still missed my goal time of 5:30 by 30minutes (but since I walked the Blue Mile and had a couple of epic potty breaks), I’m happy with h untilow I did. But i’ll be back next year – 2 years down and 3 to go until I hit the MCM runner’s club (meaning I won’t have to go through the lottery to register each year). If you have ever even thought about running a marathon, I HIGHLY recommend the Marine Corps Marathon in DC – you start at the Pentagon, hit many of the tourist attractions (you run by the Capitol, the Lincoln Memorial, and through different parts of the city) – it might not be the easiest course (hello, uphills and mile 3 kind of suck) – but there is a reason why its called the People’s Marathon.
I was kind of bummed that I didn’t get to fully participate in Dewey’s Read-a-thon this year – but resting and relaxing pre-marathon was more important. Although I did get a little bit of reading done – just not up to my normal read-a-thon goals. This week was a pretty slow reading week in general – I actually only finished up 3 books – I blame it on a busy week at work and just being in a bit of a reading funk.
Here’s hoping that this week will be more productive – although since I have my first weekend class for my Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) this weekend – I’m pretty sure that will cut into my reading time (oh the things that I do to try and advance my career 🙂 ) Or rather – lots of reading to do from various journals and textbooks, but not fun stuff that I would normally chose to read. But at least I’ll have the drive to Quantico on both Saturday and Sunday to get some audiobook time in. On the pile this week, finishing up my current audiobook (A Stranger in the House – Shari Lapena), although it feels kind of like cheating to list it, since I only have like 20 minutes left. Once I finish that up, my next listen is Murder by Mocha – Cleo Coyle – I know that I’m picking up a series 10 books in but yeah, I can be a rebel at times 🙂 On the reading pile are a couple of ARCs – Running With A Sweet Talker – Jami Albright and Secret Heir – Victoria Pinder. I also have the most recent Katie Maguire series (Dead Girls Dancing and the newest Rizzoli and Isles (I Know A Secret
What about you – what are you reading this slightly overcast Monday? (and seriously Mother Nature, why couldn’t you give us this weather yesterday!)