starts with a single step, but this pedometer geek has been slacking. The thousand mile goal has been met for the year, but…
This slacking pedometer geek hasn’t posted statistics on books or walking for the past three months. Just when this pedometer geek finally got the use of my dominant hand back, it was both back to work at the local board of elections during Early Voting and therapy for my hand. Suffice it to say, my energy was sapped and early bedtimes became the rule.
With a return to more flexibility, more energy, and more time, here is the brief synopsis of the reads in September, October, and November.
In September, the following books were read:
Toucan Keep a Secret by Donna Andrews
Bring Her Home by David Bell *
Heaven in His Arms by Lisa Ann Verge
Glory in Death by J.D. Robb
Pleasures of the Night by Sylvia Day
Legendary by Stephanie Garber
But You Didn’t Come Back by Marceline Loridan-Ivens
Heat of the Night by Sylvia Day
Feels Like Home by Evelyn Adams
All but one book were fiction; the nonfiction book by Marceline Loridan-Ivens was a memoir. All but the mystery by Donna Andrews were read in an e-book format. Four romances, two suspense/thrillers, and a YA fantasy were among the books read. Three new authors were read, and David Bell’s novel was reviewed on www.pedometergeek.wordpress.com.
In October, the following books were read:
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng *
The Magicians by Lev Grossman *
The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen *
Heiress Without a Cause by Sarah Ramsey
Immortal in Death by J.D. Robb *
Must Love Mistletoe by Christie Ridgway
What She Really Wants by Barbara Delinsky
Where There’s Smoke by Jodi Picoult
Love and Rumors by Jean Oram
All of the books and short stories were fiction, which broke down into various genres. A fantasy novel, two suspense/thrillers, two romances, and two short stories were in the mix. All but two were read in an e-book format, and several were written by new (to me) authors. The Wife Between Us and Must Love Mistletoe were also reviewed on the website mentioned above.
In November, the following books were read:
Lark! The Herald Angels Sing by Donna Andrews
A House Among the Trees by Julia Glass *
Rapture in Death by J.D. Robb
Dancing With the Enemy by Paul Glaser
The Silken Edge by Laci Paige
Girls’ Night Out by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke *
The Taker by Alma Katsu *
Only one of these books was nonfiction, which was the memoir by Paul Glaser. The books included a mystery, two suspense/thrillers, a romance, a YA paranormal fantasy, and a mainstream novel. Two novels were read in an e-book format, and three authors were new to this reader.
Step totals decreased through the months, too. From 244,636 steps in September to 217,458 in October to 212,784 in November, this pedometer geek was slacking. Miles walked decreased as well, but in the last three months nearly 300 miles has been logged over the 1000 mile goal. While it is doubtful that another 200 miles will be completed by the end of the year, the mileage is already more than 30% better than last year’s total mileage. By the way, in October Healthcode.org held another event: Marathon in a Month. Only logging 92 miles found this pedometer geek short of the ultra-ultra-marathon goal of 100 miles.
Asterisked books are SIY books.