March 2016’s reads of a pedometer geek

Normally, this is the blog post where this pedometer geek discusses her ongoing resolutions for the year and outlines what has been accomplished (or not). Mostly not, but to some, it is informative; to others, it is inconsequential (and it is, but I digress); to a few, it is bragging (and even a waste of time).

For this pedometer geek, it was a way of staying on task, striving to improve, and expressing myself through blogging, but this will probably be the last of these types of blogs. Perhaps, if there is a poem or story to share, but otherwise,…

On the other hand, this pedometer geek finally managed to log enough steps to accomplish the goal of at least 10,000 steps every single day during the month of March. Yes, it is bragging to say that 329,663 steps were taken during the 31 days of the month. In addition to that, 185,901 of those steps were aerobic steps, which is determined by more than ten continuous minutes of  walking. Not only that, but there were aerobic steps every single day as well. Frankly, it could not have achieved without those steps (and time on the treadmill, sometimes as late as eleven o’clock at night). Whether this goal is ever achieved again remains to be seen, but it will only be recorded on the Excel spreadsheet. It has never been easy so for all those who struggle to log any steps, without or without a pedometer, this pedometer geek applauds you. Keep walking and logging those steps.

As for the other half of these resolution blog posts, books were read. Twelve in all, which included one book that was really eight novellas by various authors. The rest were a combination of various genres and styles. Seven of them were penned by authors previously unknown to this reader. Most were fictional titles, but there was one memoir.

In the http://www.bookcrossing.com challenges, the results were positive. The SIY (set-it-yourself) quarterly challenge was completed by finishing the last seven books still remaining on the list of fifteen titles chosen for it. The pages-read challenge brought the yearly total to a little more than 25% completed of the 40,000 pages challenged.

The following books were read in March:

 The Lost Tiki Palaces of Detroit by Michael Zadoorian

Once Upon a Summertime by Melody Carlson   *

The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian   *

The Bishop and the Three Kings by Andrew M. Greeley   *

Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter

The Secrets of Lake Road by Karen Katchur   *

Paranormal Nights, Volume 1 by various authors

 Key of Light by Nora Roberts   *

 Birdman by Mo Hayder   *

What Once Was Perfect by Zoe York

The Ribs and Thigh Bones of Desire by Sandra Hutchison   *

Cowboy & Wills: A Love Story by Monica Holloway

Those books represent a diverse set of  reading material. Romance, suspense, mystery, fantasy, mainstream literature, and more were all represented in the mix. Several of these books were reviewed on this reader’s review site: http://www.pedometergeek.wordpress.com. They are the books authored by Melody Carlson, Karen Katchur, Sandra Hutchison, and the various authors of the anthology, Paranormal Nights, Vol. 1.

Unlike previous posts, the individual books will not be discussed; however, if a reader is interested in a particular title, please feel free to ask about it and this reader will answer the query. On the other hand, http://www.Goodreads.com is a phenomenal resource for the synopsis of almost any book, past or present.

The resolutions will continue for this pedometer geek, for the reasons set forth above, but whether there will be blogs about it, probably not. Hopefully, more meaningful blogs will be show up in this place. In the meantime, may you all find books to enjoy and a place to walk.

(* SIY books)

 

 

 

About pedometergeek

A pharmacist by profession, a haiku poet by nature, I read and write. I have a book of haiku, Ohayo Haiku, and another somewhat alternative haiku book, Three Breaths, but write other genres. I also read...lots of novels! My favorite is, and remains, Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged but I am also a big Harry Potter fan. I truly am a pedometer geek strapping on my pedometer as soon as I awaken.
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