It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
January 19, 2015 14 Comments
“It’s Monday! What are you reading?” is a weekly event hosted by Sheila at Bookjourney to share with others what we’ve read the past week and are planning to read next.
My reading week
I finished reading Look at Me by Jennifer Egan. My review is HERE (3.5 stars). Then I started Us by David Nicholls. This is a much quicker read, and more fun, too. I’m still reading a Dutch book, Tegenpool by Pauline Slot, about a trip to northern Norway.
On my way to the Evening with David Mitchell (yes!) on Saturday, I started Disclaimer by Renée Knight, which looks like it could be quite good.
The Evening with David Mitchell was a publisher-organised event in Amsterdam. There was an interview with the writer (mainly about his new book, The Bone Clocks), a talk by the publisher on how to ‘read’ Mitchell’s work, a signing session, an exhibition on ‘the making of’ the translation (to Dutch) of The Bone Clocks, and a fun David Mitchell quiz. Mysteriously, my watch slowed down during this evening about The Bone Clocks so that the evening finished 15 minutes later than my watch indicated – luckily, I didn’t miss the train!
#Fitreaders is a challenge for all readers (and everyone else, really) who like to get more active. Last week, I did four days at 7,000+ steps, none at 5,000+ and three (uh-oh) below 4,000. My goal is 3 x 7,000 and 3 x 5,000 per week, and one day off. So, not bad and not good. Must try harder!
The Cut out Processed Food in 14 Weeks challenge was easy last week (the second week of the challenge): Beverages will be limited to water, coffee, tea, and milk. I managed this, except for one (rather than quite a few) cup-a-soup this week. I also continued eating fruit or veg with every meal (I aimed for two, but didn’t always manage that) from week one. In week 3, I’m continuing with the challenges from the first two weeks. In this new week, we’re adding eating less meat and if possible, local and organic. Since I don’t eat meat, my challenge will be to eat fewer highly processed meat replacement foods.
What are YOU reading this week?