Treadmill Week 53 & What I #amreading – First Flames by Drew Hunt – Red Popcorn Strings and Gumball Rings by Nell Iris

Treadmill Goals:

  • Get on the treadmill (or equivalent exercise) daily
  • Pace is fine at 30 min/mile, although I may up it on occasion
  • Time range between 30 minutes and 1 hour per day
  • Distance 1-2 miles per day
  • Read the chosen book, which I won’t allow myself to read outside of my treadmill time, hopefully motivating me to reach or exceed the above goals (the only exception to this is Saturday nights, if I want to finish off a book so I can start a fresh one for the new week)

Note: Although I will try to avoid them, my daily #amreading updates may or may not contain spoilers, so read at your own risk.

It was a two-book week. Two sweet stories, both with a Christmas theme.

What I #amreading: First Flames (Fireside Romance Box Set – Book 1) by Drew Hunt and Red Popcorn Strings and Gumball Rings by Nell Iris

51wn0sEUfCL My favorite lines this week:

  • SUNDAY – Sinking into my chair behind the desk, I realised if my life were a book, it would be a bloody boring one. A title which would forever remain on the shelf.
  • MONDAY – “Bloody well is,” he said with feeling. “The most edible thing we had for lunch today was the skin off the rice pudding.”
  • TUESDAY – I scrunched my eyes closed. I’d done it again. “How come the floor never opens up and swallows you when you need it to?”
  • WEDNESDAY – “Then that’s what we’ll do.” I kissed Mark on the top of his head. He wriggled contentedly in my arms.
  • THURSDAY – Mark stared at the book for the longest time. I saw his shoulders had started shaking. He was crying. What had I done wrong?
  • FRIDAY – “With you, my angel, it couldn’t be anything else.” I put my arm around his waist and we climbed the stairs together.”

  • 61JdQWpRHNLFRIDAY – “Aw, bless your heart.” He didn’t even try to sound polite. He’d had it with her and the rest of the family. This was the reason he never saw them anymore.
  • SATURDAY – The sight made Ellis’s mouth more parched than a car battery boiled dry, and he licked his lips, desperate for some moisture.
  • SATURDAY (BONUS LINE) – Ellis took pity on him, raised his head, and kissed him. A soft, quick kiss, meant to take all the pressure away from Casey. “I know, boo.” He leaned his forehead against Casey’s. “I know,” he repeated.

Week 53: November 26, 2017 – December 2, 2017

Sunday  30 min/mile  30:01 min:sec  1 mile
Monday  30 min/mile  30:45 min:sec  1 mile
Tuesday  30 min/mile  30:35 min:sec  1 mile
Wednesday  30 min/mile  30:08 min:sec  1 mile
Thursday  30 min/mile  33:10 min:sec  1.1 miles
Friday  30 min/mile  30:07 min:sec  1 mile
Saturday  30 min/mile  41:28 min:sec  1.3 miles

2 thoughts on “Treadmill Week 53 & What I #amreading – First Flames by Drew Hunt – Red Popcorn Strings and Gumball Rings by Nell Iris

  1. Awwww, thank you my friend ❤ I hope you liked the final version of Casey and Ellis 🙂

    Love that you link directly to Goodreads now. Checked out the other books and all the reviews said “too sweet” and my thought was, “Heck, yeah, I’m buying that one” 🙂

    1. I loved your story. It’s so heartwarming! ♡

      LOL…IKR? What is this term, “too sweet”? Can there really be such a thing?

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