Sunday, August 23, 2015

The Sunday Post/It's Monday; What Are You Reading?

Morning, ladies (and any stray gentlemen)!

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news. 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 hosted by Sheila at Book Journey where we share what we've read and reviewed over the past week and what we plan to read next.

As of today, I've been running for three weeks (every day except for one in the first week). I'm happy to report that I'm hating it less, haha. I definitely don't love it or look forward to it the way I do yoga, but it's becoming bearable, and I even like the sort of peace that comes when you're done. 
I'm still doing about 2 miles of scheduled running/walking a day, plus the 2-4 other miles my ADHD self racks up and 30-60 minutes of yoga. When I started out, I was doing maybe 1/4 of a mile of running and the rest was walking. Now it's just over a mile of running and the remainder is walking. Not hugely impressive, but I'm getting there!
I'm going to have to start wrapping one of my ankles and switching my running shoes, but aside from that I haven't had any problems except a tiny bit of calf tightness that quickly goes away with some stretching. I thank yoga for the lack of pain! 

Due to needing to save for traveling in Europe next spring (or fall, depending), I've cut myself down to a $20 a month book buying budget. That's also my only frivolous spending until I reach my goal for traveling. It'll be tough, but I can't wait to go. Seriously cannot wait. I'm so excited! 
I did go out with a decent bang, so I'll have quite the book haul to show you soon!

This Week's Recap


Book Review: The Deal by Elle Kennedy OR Before We Were Strangers by Renee Carlino

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books That Would Be On My Syllabus If I Taught New Adult 101

Waiting On Wednesday

Book Review: How to Love by Katie Conugno

Book Review: The Unidentified Redhead by Alice Clayton

*subject to change, since I can't stick to a schedule 

For Review

Recently Finished

9 books read this week, 5 full length, 3 short stories and 1 novella. 
Also, book porn week. Again. My Kindle is a dirty, dirty slut.

It's like a soap opera in book form.

Not what I was expecting, in a bad way. Just plain weird. 

Also really stupid. 

Currently Reading

This'll be a 5 star read, I just know it! You have to enlarge the cover to read it - so funny!

What Will I Read Next?

Not sure! 

- The Bibliophile Babe


  1. Oh my. You weren't kidding! So much books. I wish you the best of luck on your endeavour. How I wish I have your tenacity and dedication.

    Happy reading!

  2. Wow, you've read a lot of books. That's awesome! And yay for your plan to travel to Europe too!


  3. The cut in budget will be worth it in the end. I think you are doing amazing with the running. Keep moving!!

  4. When the stars align looks great! Thanks for sharing! I am super jealous but happy that you are running. I need to emulate you and do that myself!

  5. That's so exciting about your trip to Europe next year! And I'm in awe of your running lol -- I need to do more of that myself.

    Those are some great looking books up there! Awesome post! :-)

    Mckenzie @ A Belle's Tales

  6. Oh glad running is getting better for you!! And traveling to Europe sounds amazing. I hope you like Everything, Everything - I really loved it . Have a great week!

  7. I'm glad to hear running is getting to be more enjoyable! It's definitely a great time for clearing the mind, and I too love the peace I feel afterwards. I've heard that yoga is so good for runners, I should incorporate it into my routine every week. I love running so much that I rarely make time for anything else like that.

    I can't wait to read Everything, Everything! You read a ton - that's awesome!! And it's great that you're saving to travel - it'll be really worth it! :) Can't wait to see your new haul!

  8. When I tried a running program several years ago, it took a while, but I was finally starting to not hate the running part, and then I got horrible shin splints. So bad that even just normal walking was painful and I had to quit any exercise. But I'm trying to get back on track with my walking at least. I've set a goal of 3 days of 3 miles each a week. I have an e-galley of Everything Everything, but don't know if I'll get to it. I also went on a book buying ban in August because of a trip I have at the end of September. Have a great week!
    Check out my Sunday Post