Sunday, November 8, 2015

Sunday Post (28) / It's Monday, What Are You Reading

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. It's Monday, What Are You Reading is a fun weekly meme now hosted by Kathryn at Book Date, where we share what we've read and reviewed over the past week and what we plan to read next.

#Fitreaders Weekly Check In (for the first time in months)

#Fitreaders is hosted by Felicia at The Geeky Blogger and Jen at That's What I'm Talking About

Is anyone else struggling with the time change? This should be the easier one since we set our clocks back but I wake up early and feel so tired. Hope I adjust soon! In the meantime I'm taking advantage of my extra time in the morning to work out. I've been walking with one of Leslie Sansone's workouts (3 mile walk). Usually I do one mile but occasionally challenge myself to two or all three when I have the time. I haven't noticed a difference yet but it is still early and I'm glad to just be exercising again.

Last Sunday-walked 1 mile
Monday-walked 3 miles
Tuesday-walked 1 mile
Wednesday-walked 1 mile
Thursday-walked 1 mile
Friday-nothing (though I took the stairs at work and the doctor's office)
Saturday-walked 2 miles

On Friday I went to see a gastroenterologist and it looks like I'll need to have an endoscopy later this month to figure out what's going on with my acid reflux stuff. I have been having symptoms since January 2014 without much relief and have been on all kinds of acid reflux medicine. I've made some diet and lifestyle changes (no acidic food or caffeine and no eating after 9 p.m.) which have helped a little. Hopefully the test will shed some light on what is wrong and if there is anything else that could help.

Today is the day I'm going to see the Moscow Ballet performing the Nutcracker. My sister and mom will be going with me. It'll be nice to do something special with just the three of us. We haven't done that in a few years. On Monday before I return home I'll be going out for brunch with my dad so I get to spend some time with just him too. I felt bad about not inviting him to the ballet but the tickets were pricey and he isn't into that kind of thing :)

Last week on my blog:

Lord Fenton's Folly by Josi S. Kilpack (review)

Books read:

The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan (reread)

I've had the audio version of this for a few years and finally decided to listen to it. Once I got used to the narrators (not a fan of Katherine Kellgren here-she was very whiny as Sadie) I was drawn into the story.

These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly

I liked this mystery though I did figure out who the killer was early on. Jo is at times naive and at other times really forward thinking. I appreciated the inclusion of forensic science with the crime solving. I didn't care for Donnelly's mermaid series but here she returns to historical fiction which I think is what she does best.

Currently reading:

Mrs. Roosevelt's Confidante by Susan Elia MacNeal

I really like this series and it is nice to see Maggie returning to form after the trauma she's been through. It was interesting to see the Roosevelt administration from a different perspective too. 

What I plan to read next:

Brooklyn by Colm Toibin

Winter by Marissa Meyer

I can't wait to read this one! I am sad it is the final book in the series but I need to know how it all ends!


  1. I hope you feel better soon and get some relief. Thinking of you! I also hope you have a great time at the ballet. The Nutcracker is my favorite and I've seen it a few times with the Philadelphia Ballet. Enjoy! I feel the same way about These Shallow Graves. I liked it a lot more than the mermaid series, but probably not as much as Northern Light. I figured out the killer right away too and than never happens! I am hoping to read Brooklyn soon and then go see it in theaters, but it isn't playing around here till the end of the month and only at select theaters....which may be tough! I hope you have a great Sunday!

  2. I always struggle with the time change, seems like. This year hasn't been too bad, but usually I struggle. Especially in spring when we jump ahead- losing that hour doesn't go well with me. :)

    Enjoy the Nutcracker- how fun! And good luck with the procedure- reflx can be so tough to deal with. Have a great weekend!

  3. This time change has been good for me, it is when we Spring ahead that I suffer! Hope your upcoming tests help to figure out how to help! I am looking forward to These Shallow Graves.

  4. You got some walking in which is always a plus. Hope you enjoyed The Nutcracker - no doubt breath taking. Hope you get an answer to acid reflux - no fun. I get it occasionally but not all the time. I want to read the Marissa Meyer series, I have the first two on my Kindle.

  5. I own a copy of Brooklyn but haven't had a chance to read them yet - I have to catch up on Marissa Meyer's Lunar Chronicles - I own the first three novels and really looking forward to reading them very very soon. :)

  6. Good to see you back checking in with FitReaders, I'll be cheering. Have a wonderful time at the ballet and enjoy the time with your dad. Chronic health issues are such a pain, sorry you're not getting any relief but hopefully the endoscopy will shed some light and things will improve.
    I keep forgetting I still need to read Cress, adding it to my list for next week. Happy reading :)

  7. I've heard a few times that These Shallow Graves is predictable. At least there were some good elements to it as well!

  8. I enjoyed the audio version of Brooklyn. Recently heard that it's been made into a movie!

  9. I hope you feel better from the time change and with your reflux problem.

    Brooklyn looks good.

    ENJOY this week...looks like a good week last week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

  10. I listened to and enjoyed These Shallow Graves. I hope you are feeling better soon. Acid Reflux can be downright painful.

  11. I enjoyed These Shallow Graves too and can't wait until Winter arrives (despite the fact that I have review books I need to read first.) Come see what I am reading here. Happy reading!

  12. I've been fine w/the time change and loved getting that extra hour to relax on that Sunday. I'm sorry you have this acidic discomfort. I hope everything goes smoothly for you. I haven't heard any of the Riorday audiobooks as I had read two of his series. This Kane Chronicles I have on my TBR b/c I have always been fascinated by the Egyptian culture. I listened to a sample on GR but it was just the narrator and the female narrator didn't come in yet.

  13. Ugh I hope they can figure out your acid reflux quickly. :( My son had it really bad for months and has finally seemed to outgrow out. It has to be miserable. :(

    If your dad is anything like my husband, he is probably ok with you not inviting him to the Nutcracker. My husband took me for my birthday one year and didn't really enjoy it lol. I did though. :)


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