Treadmill Week 17 & What I #amreading

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.

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What I #amreading: Eyes Only for Me by Andrew Grey

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My favorite lines this week:

  • SUNDAY: He squeezed my face between his hands. “I’ll tell you what you always tell me: ‘Let it go.'”
  • MONDAY: I rolled my eyes as he threw my own words back at me. “Fuck you.”
  • TUESDAY: “You know…,” he started suggestively, and I had a very strong suspicion where this was going.
  • WEDNESDAY: “You know I can obsess over shit better than anyone—it’s one of my gifts.” He smiled and then glanced down at his lap. “That’s another of my gifts, if you know what I mean.”
  • THURSDAY: “…I’ve always known you were a strong personality, but to know that under the bravado, vulgarity, and quick wit is someone with more courage than I’ve ever known makes me proud to be your friend.” I closed my eyes and tried to stop the damn tears from welling.
  • FRIDAY: “It doesn’t make you any less of a man or a person to be honest with yourself and ask for what you think you need.” I stroked his cheek. “It takes strength to be different, the same courage it takes to ask for what’s in your heart.”
  • SATURDAY: “Then you need to talk about it. You can’t forget something that’s bothering you. All you can do is let it go.”

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Week 17: March 12, 2017 – March 18, 2017

DAY PACE TIME DISTANCE
Sunday  30 min/mile  30:36 min:sec  1 mile
Monday  30 min/mile  30:10 min:sec  1 mile
Tuesday  30 min/mile  30:12 min:sec  1 mile
Wednesday  30 min/mile  30:20 min:sec  1 mile
Thursday  30 min/mile  31:17 min:sec  1 mile
Friday  30 min/mile  30:10 min:sec  1 mile
Saturday  30 min/mile  30:23 min:sec  1 mile

Treadmill Week 16 & What I #amreading

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.

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What I #amreading: Necropolis by Jordan L. Hawk

51pnd0ksf3l-_sl_300_ My favorite lines this week:

  • SUNDAY: He hid a smile—unsuccessfully—behind his cup. “I’m sorry. I thought you wished my honesty.”
  • MONDAY: “I doubt the inhabitants of Widdershins will run out of reasons to hire a discreet private detective any time soon,” he said dryly. “It will be here when I return. Did you honestly think I’d let you travel all the way to Egypt, to confront something Christine can’t handle, and not come with you?”
  • TUESDAY: “Oh, do come out and say what you mean, Griffin,” Christine exclaimed, “I have opinions and temper, neither of which I’m supposed to possess due to my sex.”
  • WEDNESDAY: But he thought otherwise, mad as it sounded, and his belief made me want to be that man, the one he could admire. So I only gave his hand an encouraging squeeze.
  • THURSDAY: “What the devil are you doing here?” Christine asked with her typical lack of anything resembling tact.
  • FRIDAY: “Not at all. Your passion is something to behold, my dear. No matter what outlet it is directed into.” His smile turned sly. “I find myself longing for nightfall.”
  • SATURDAY: “You’re welcome. It’s what best friends are for.”

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Week 16: March 5, 2017 – March 11, 2017

DAY PACE TIME DISTANCE
Sunday  30 min/mile  30:37 min:sec  1 mile
Monday  30 min/mile  30:15 min:sec  1 mile
Tuesday  30 min/mile  30:50 min:sec  1 mile
Wednesday  30 min/mile  30:30 min:sec  1 mile
Thursday  30 min/mile  30:36 min:sec  1 mile
Friday  30 min/mile  33:33 min:sec  1.1 miles
Saturday  30 min/mile  30:15 min:sec  1 mile

Treadmill Week 15 and What I #amreading

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.

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What I #amreading: Slam! by J.L. Merrow — (This is a reread…I enjoyed the humor in last week’s book, and I was still in the mood for something comedic. I knew for a fact this one would fit the bill. It is, in fact, one of the few M/M books I have in paperback as well as in ebook format, because it’s such a favorite.)

17221425 My favorite lines this week:

  • SUNDAY: “It’s fine,” I said, trying not to let my feelings show as I stared at the shriveled remains of what had probably once been meat. “Just needs a bit of…” Ketchup alone wasn’t going to cut it, I decided. “I’ll get the Worcestershire sauce. And the mustard.”
  • MONDAY: “Looks like Mum’s home after all,” I said, unbuckling my seat belt and turning in an Oscar-winning portrayal of someone who hadn’t just had all his hopes dashed. “Want to come in for a coffee? She’ll probably want to thank you for saving her only son from a fate worse than conformity.
  • TUESDAY: “No, that’s just Saturdays.” the whisper came from an orange-belted ninja. Did that make him a ginja? I tried not to snigger at the thought. “You’re the one who got mugged, aren’t you?” he carried on. “I was gutted I missed that.”
  • WEDNESDAY: Keisha frowned. “Maybe he’s hoping for hidden depths?”

“I haven’t even got hidden shallows!”

  • THURSDAY: I scooted downstairs to open the front door. And beamed. My inner Sally Field was bouncing up and down like Bubbles and gushing you like me, you really like me! because David was there, looking edible in jeans, a Timberland shirt and a smile, casually accessorized with a Tesco carrier bag.
  • FRIDAY: All the cars had gone from the playground except Mum’s Ka (red, with an honest layer of grime) and David’s Nissan (all silver and shiny, like it was made out of moonbeams).
  • SATURDAY: “Well, all right, but I’m not promising I’m going to eat the food. If it’s got tentacles, I’m out of here. That sort of stuff should stay in animé porn where it belongs.”

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Week 15: February 26, 2017 – March 4, 2017

DAY PACE TIME DISTANCE
Sunday  30 min/mile  33:19 min:sec 1.1 miles
Monday  30 min/mile  38:20 min:sec  1.2 miles
Tuesday  30 min/mile  36:04 min:sec  1.2 miles
Wednesday  30 min/mile  31:10 min:sec  1 mile
Thursday  30 min/mile  30:15 min:sec  1 mile
Friday  30 min/mile  30:09 min:sec  1 mile
Saturday  30 min/mile  30:29 min:sec  1 mile

Treadmill Week 14 & What I #amreading

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 on 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.

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What I #amreading: Starting with the Unexpected by Andi Van

starting-with-the-unexpected My favorite lines this week:

  • SUNDAY: “I just got dumped,” I told him. “By a girl. Apparently I cheated on her with her sister.”
  • MONDAY: “I’m not pacing,” I said, pacing the length of the living room toward the kitchen. “I’m just making sure you haven’t left any of your nasty hetero porn out. Wouldn’t want to traumatize him.”
  • TUESDAY: “Stay still,” he told me. He had that look on his face that I recognized as trying to look calm while panicking inside. My mom had that look on her face a lot while I was in high school.
  • WEDNESDAY: “Did you warn Marcus that your mom will love him and hug him and feed him and call him George?”
  • THURSDAY: The sigh of relief I let out was probably over-the-top, considering it made Marcus laugh, but I just let us lean against each other as I wrapped my arms around his waist. “Thank you.”
  • FRIDAY: “I’ll go with you,” I said. I got up from the floor and offered him a hand up. “Dad’s built like a brick wall, but I promise he won’t eat you. His doctor made him lay off of devouring the innocent because they’re full of cholesterol.”
  • SATURDAY: He stood up and sauntered across the space, the cotton candy in his hand. When he got up next to me, he held it up, and eyed it and then my hair. “Yeah. It matches.”

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Week 14: February 19, 2017 – February 25, 2017

DAY PACE TIME DISTANCE
Sunday  30 min/mile  30:15 min:sec 1 mile
Monday  30 min/mile  33:33 min:sec  1.1 miles
Tuesday  30 min/mile  30:08 min:sec  1 mile
Wednesday  30 min/mile  33:13 min:sec  1.1 miles
Thursday  30 min/mile  30:19 min:sec  1 mile
Friday  30 min/mile  30:23 min:sec  1 mile
Saturday  30 min/mile  33:30 min:sec  1.1 miles

Treadmill Week 13 & What I #amreading

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 on 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.

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What I #amreading: The Binding Light by Renae Kaye

imagesMy favorite lines this week:

  • SUNDAY: Well, fuck me. Obviously Mrs. Martha West wasn’t as snooty as I first thought. No problems, though. Me and my brass balls were pretty inseparable.
  • MONDAY: “Who the fuck are you?”

I licked my lips and tried not to stare at his chest. “The fucking housekeeper. Who the fuck are you?”

  • TUESDAY: Entering Patrick’s home made me feel better because the house was a reflection of Patrick himself. It smelled like him. Or I guess more accurately, his sheets smelled like him. I found myself burying my face in his pillow to get his scent.
  • WEDNESDAY: “Relax,” I murmured into his ear. “Just break loose and move. I’ve got you.”
  • THURSDAY: My heart rate had dropped, no longer racing in arousal or fear. I would need to work on my breathing a bit and kicking Patrick out of the kitchen would be a good start.
  • FRIDAY: “Shh,” he hushed me as I tried to move. “You stay there, just like that, and I’ll take care of the rest.”
  • SATURDAY: “How am I going to survive it?”

He hugged me close again and whispered in my ear. “With love. That’s all we need.”

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Week 13: February 12, 2017 – February 18, 2017

DAY PACE TIME DISTANCE
Sunday  30 min/mile  31:06 min:sec  1 mile
Monday  30 min/mile  30:38 min:sec  1 mile
Tuesday  30 min/mile  38:46 min:sec  1.2 miles
Wednesday  30 min/mile  31:04 min:sec  1 mile
Thursday  30 min/mile  32:35 min:sec  1 mile
Friday  30 min/mile  36:30 min:sec  1.2 miles
Saturday  30 min/mile  30:11 min:sec  1 mile

Treadmill Week 12 and What I #amreading

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 on 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.

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I amended the 5th rule, above so that I can finish books on Saturday nights if I want. Which is what I did once again with the book from last week. I figured I should change the rule since I’d broken it two weeks in a row. 😊

What I #amreading: Blowing It by Kate Aaron

25002265My favorite lines this week:

  • SUNDAY: “You could look good in a bin bag,” he said, taking my jacket off the hook and holding it out for me.
  • MONDAY: I looked mournfully at my penis. “I look like a banana.”
  • TUESDAY: I still waged war on the occasional grey strand I found on my head, cursing every time I pulled one out and half a dozen friends came to the funeral.
  • WEDNESDAY: “You know I don’t care about any of that?” he asked, his brow furrowing with a small frown. “You don’t need to dress up to impress me.”
  • THURSDAY: “What the actual fuck?” I threw the covers aside, immediately causing my skin to pebble. It might be early June, but my bedroom was still cool in the mornings. Stretching my legs to unstick my balls from my thigh, I walked to the bathroom.
  • FRIDAY: I eyed her warily. “I was kidding about copping a feel.”
  • SATURDAY: He lost the battle of wills, caving and closing his eyes with a soft grunt. “You play dirty,” he growled.

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Week 12: February 5, 2017 – February 11, 2017

DAY PACE TIME DISTANCE
Sunday  30 min/mile  33.49 min:sec  1.1 miles
Monday  30 min/mile  33:39 min:sec  1.1 miles
Tuesday  30 min/mile  38:52 min:sec  1.2 miles
Wednesday  30 min/mile  31:00 min:sec  1 mile
Thursday  30 min/mile  30:15 min:sec  1 mile
Friday  30 min/mile  30:20 min:sec  1 mile
Saturday  30 min/mile  30:30 min:sec  1 mile

Treadmill Week 11 & What I #amreading

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 on 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.

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I amended the 5th rule, above so that I can finish books on Saturday nights if I want. Which is what I did once again with the book from last week. I figured I should change the rule since I’d broken it two weeks in a row. 😊

What I #amreading: Places in Time by Cardeno C.

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My favorite lines this week:

  • SUNDAY: “Yeah? Well, I figure if I’m going to have a break with reality, I may as well go with it.” I came up next to her and looked around. “So, you wanna tell me what we’re doing here?” – I like Ethan’s attitude!
  • MONDAY: “I think Jude maybe likes me a little. You know, in that way.”

Ginger sighed dramatically and straightened up in her seat. “I think you may have the emotional maturity of a twelve year old. You know, in every way.

Finished the book. It was quite sweet. 💕

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What I #amreading: Blowing It by Kate Aaron

25002265My favorite lines this week:

  • TUESDAY: Saying I got bored of living off baked beans and freeze-dried noodles and sold out shatters the illusion, but that’s what I did.
  • WEDNESDAY: “So where are you taking me? he asked, loping along with boyish strides.
  • THURSDAY: I slid my palms down his flanks and tickled his waist to see it convulse as he laughed, confirming my suspicions he’d been sucking his stomach in. I liked the little sign of insecurity, the way he tried to make himself seem more attractive for me. It wasn’t necessary, but it was sweet nonetheless.
  • FRIDAY: “You filthy whore. Details, now! Was he hung? He looks hung.”
  • SATURDAY: I sipped my drink, watching him over the rim of my glass. “Smart, handsome, and you can cook as well? My mother might kill me if I fuck this one up.”

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Week 11: January 29, 2017 – February 4, 2017

DAY PACE TIME DISTANCE
Sunday  30 min/mile  32:21 min:sec  1 mile
Monday  30 min/mile  30:52 min:sec  1 mile
Tuesday  30 min/mile  33:34 min:sec  1.1 miles
Wednesday  30 min/mile  33:05 min:sec  1.1 miles
Thursday  30 min/mile  32:48 min:sec  1 mile
Friday  30 min/mile  30:40 min:sec  1 mile
Saturday  30 min/mile  30:59 min:sec  1 mile

Treadmill Week 10 & What I #amreading

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

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

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I’m starting a new book this week. This time it’s another re-read to refresh my mind on the details of the series in preparation for the release of book 3 in March. I will admit that I  broke the 5th rule, above, and finished book 1 Sunday morning before starting book 2 for use on the treadmill this week (sorry).

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 What I #amreading: All’s Fair Book 2: Fair Play by Josh Lanyon

My favorite lines this week:

  • SUNDAY: Tucker spoke away from the phone. His voice returned. “Okay. Gotta go. I’ll talk to you tonight. Take care.” Take care was Tucker’s on-the-job code for I love you. – Aww❣️
  • MONDAY: At two o’clock in the morning the raccoons launched a full-on assault of the trash bins behind the cabin. They were mostly thwarted by Elliot’s unexpected appearance. He restrained himself from shooting them in retaliation for scaring the hell out of him.
  • TUESDAY: That was Tucker’s code for sex. “You want to go upstairs and talk?” he’d say with perfect seriousness.
  • WEDNESDAY: Elliot leaned forward, knuckles pressing hard into the desk blotter. he felt weak with relief and embarrassed that he hadn’t been able to hide his fear. “Okay. Well. I don’t think I need any more caffeine today.”
  • THURSDAY: He leaned his forehead against Elliot’s. Elliot stroked his back, listening. Listening for what Tucker wasn’t saying as well as what he was. 💕
  • FRIDAY: Tucker squared his shoulders, as though readying for battle. “I didn’t lie. I won’t ever lie to you.” Even to make it easier on himself. Elliot acknowledged that truth wryly.
  • SATURDAY: For the second time that night, Tucker’s honesty startled him. Disarmed him.

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Week 10: January 22, 2017 – January 28, 2017

DAY PACE TIME DISTANCE
Sunday  30 min/mile  30:09 min:sec  1 mile
Monday  30 min/mile  30:08 min:sec  1 mile
Tuesday  30 min/mile  30:30 min:sec  1 mile
Wednesday  30 min/mile  31:06 min:sec  1 mile
Thursday  30 min/mile  30:11 min:sec  1 mile
Friday  30 min/mile  32:10 min:sec  1 mile
Saturday  30 min/mile  31:09 min:sec  1 mile

Treadmill Week 9 and What I #amreading

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

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

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I’m starting a new book this week. This time it’s a re-read to refresh my mind on the details of the series in preparation for the release of book 3 in March.

File Jan 15, 7 20 25 PM.png What I #amreading: All’s Fair Book 1: Fair Game by Josh Lanyon

My favorite lines this week:

  • SUNDAY:  Dinner at Dad’s was currently the high point of Elliot’s social calendar. – LOL. Even if I didn’t already know better, I’d feel like we could safely reassure poor Elliot that his life is about to get more exciting.
  • MONDAY: There might have been a faint tinge of red in Tucker’s face, though it was hard to tell beneath the freckles. – LOL 🤣
  • TUESDAY:  It was a race to see who could disconnect faster. – Boys, boys, boys… *sighs and shakes head at Elliot and Tucker*
  • WEDNESDAY: Elliot had expected the call to go to message, so he was disconcerted to find intelligent conversation required. That was what was making his heart pound, right? – You tell yourself that, Elliot. 😊
  • THURSDAY:  That was pretty much guaranteed to piss anyone off, and watching Tucker’s pale eyes narrow and his face turn the color of his freckles, Elliot knew he’d scored.
  • FRIDAY:  Tucker was doing his full on FBI agent impersonation. Not a twitch of emotion on his impassive face. He wasn’t wearing his Oakleys, but the impression was the same.
  • SATURDAY: “Lance.” Laconic. That was Tucker. From noon till night, he always answered the phone the same way: ready for trouble and not worried at the idea of it.

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Week 09: January 15, 2017 – January 21, 2017

DAY PACE TIME DISTANCE
Sunday  30 min/mile  30:14 min:sec  1 mile
Monday  30 min/mile  30:09 min:sec  1 mile
Tuesday  30 min/mile  30:59 min:sec  1 mile
Wednesday  30 min/mile  39:41 min:sec  1.3 miles
Thursday  30 min/mile  30:03 min:sec  1 mile
Friday  30 min/mile  30:07 min:sec  1 mile
Saturday  30 min/mile  33:50 min:sec  1.1 miles

Treadmill Week 7 & What I #amreading

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

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

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29248968What I #amreading: The Worst Bad Thing by J.E. Birk

My favorite lines from this week’s reading:

  • SUNDAY: Gabriel’s eyes are still glued to me. “Tate?” His voice is strangled and lower than I’ve ever heard it. Like he’s begging for something. – Out of context this reads like a smexin’ scene, but it’s a sad scene—got me tearing up a bit.
  • MONDAY:I’ve heard people say that the world looks different when you’re about to die. I don’t think that’s true. It looks the same. It’s the way you look at the world—that’s what’s different.

I won’t share the last line of the book, but I will say that it was perfect!

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For my new book, it’s time to get back to the series I started only recently, way behind (apparently) the bulk of MM readers.

What I #amreading: Whyborne and Grifscreen-shot-2017-01-07-at-7-59-21-pmfin Book 3: Stormhaven by Jordan L. Hawk

  • TUESDAY: Newly installed electric lights blazed from atop the department store, theater, and even the street corners where ordinary gas lamps had burned just a month ago. An ugly tangle of wires cut across the night sky like the weaving of some huge, and quite demented, spider. The harsh light revealed the cracks in the sidewalk and threw sharp-edged shadows, far less kind than the radiance of either sun or moon. – I loved this opening segment so much I’m using it for today’s featured line(s) even though there were some rather amusing ones I could have gone with.
  • WEDNESDAY: Christine drew in a deep breath, her eyes widening and her shoulders squaring. Knowing the signs well, I slipped around my desk and out of the office. As I left to get a towel from the washroom, I heard her shouts echoing down the hallway. Bradley responded in kind, yelling something about hysteria. The man had no sense of self-preservation whatsoever. – LOL, Christine is still the most awesome side character ever written. 💕
  • THURSDAY: “I, er…” What on earth was the proper etiquette when a madwoman offered one a flower? I began to think my upbringing had been sorely lacking in a number of necessary points. “Thank you,” I said finally, and took the somewhat bedraggled flower.
  • FRIDAY: “It isn’t your embarrassment I’m concerned for.” – Whyborne talking to Christine. 😏
  • SATURDAY: For the first time since I’d met her, Christine looked as if she wished to flee screaming. Given she’d faced down charging hippos, undead Guardians, and monstrous creatures from outer  space, I didn’t know if I should be amused or alarmed. – Whyborne’s observation upon Christine meeting Griffin’s parents.

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Week 07

DAY PACE TIME DISTANCE
Day 43
Sunday, 01-Jan.
 30 min/mile  31:19 min:sec  1 mile
Day 44
Monday, 02-Jan.
 30 min/mile  34:43 min:sec  1.1 miles
Day 45
Tuesday, 03-Jan.
 30 min/mile  30:06 min:sec  1 mile
Day 46
Wednesday, 04-Jan.
 30 min/mile  30:22 min:sec  1 mile
Day 47
Thursday, 05-Jan.
 30 min/mile  31:29 min:sec *  1 mile
Day 48
Friday, 06-Jan.
 30 min/mile  30:07 min:sec  1 mile
Day 49
Saturday, 07-Jan.
 30 min/mile  30:09 min:sec  1 mile

* Thursday was supplemented by approx. 1 hour of shoveling snow from my walk and driveway.

Treadmill Week 6 & What I #amreading

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

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

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29248968What I #amreading: The Worst Bad Thing by J.E. Birk

My favorite lines from this week’s reading:

  • THURSDAY – My stomach folds in on itself. But hey, if an entire country eats it, it can’t be that bad. Right? Thirty minutes later I’m questioning the food tastes of an entire country. – This is in reference to “blood sausage.” Just the name makes me cringe.
  • FRIDAY – “I meant it,” he says, his eyes closed. “Last dude was somewhere in Peru, I think. It was gonna be some good sex, I could already tell. But I didn’t give him enough warning before I ripped out these abs, and he just keeled over, right there.” – 😁 I had a hard time deciding between this and a lovely description of Stonehenge.
  • SATURDAY – Gabe again,” I note. “Gabriel, I could’ve saved myself a whole two syllables ever time I’ve said your name. What’s up with that?” – *snort*

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Week 06

DAY PACE TIME DISTANCE
Day 36
Sunday, 25-Dec.
 🎄  🎁  😃
Day 37
Monday, 26-Dec.
 30 min/mile  91:06 min:sec  3 miles
Day 38
Tuesday, 27-Dec.
 30 min/mile  30:37 min:sec  1 mile
Day 39
Wednesday, 28-Dec.
 30 min/mile  32:14 min:sec  1 mile
Day 40
Thursday, 29-Dec.
 30 min/mile  34:24 min:sec  1.1 miles
Day 41
Friday, 30-Dec.
 30 min/mile  30:13 min:sec  1 mile
Day 42
Saturday, 31-Dec.
 30 min/mile  30:34 min:sec  1 mile

Treadmill Day 39 & What I #amreading

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

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

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29248968What I #amreading: The Worst Bad Thing by J.E. Birk

My favorite lines from today’s reading:

  • We finally reach the end of the customs line, where a man who seems incapable of smiling stares at each of us unnervingly while he quizzes us like we’re on an episode of Jeopardy!
  • With that said, street signs here leave a lot to be desired. They’re all hidden on the sides of buildings, as if the Londoners are vaguely hoping no tourist will ever be able to find them. And streetlights showing them off? Forget about it.
  • I take a bite of the sandwich. It’s fresh and crispy and far outweighs any expectations I had regarding what a cucumber sandwich would taste like. “Well. It was the worst bad thing that has ever happened in my life.”

This will be my last DAILY treadmill/#amreading post. I still plan to walk (and track it) daily, but I’m going to go with a WEEKLY post on Sunday mornings that’ll summarize the prior Sun-Sat week.

Week 06:

DAY PACE TIME DISTANCE
Day 36
Sunday, 25-Dec.
 🎄  🎁  😃
Day 37
Monday, 26-Dec.
 30 min/mile  91:06 min:sec  3.0 miles
Day 38
Tuesday, 27-Dec.
 30 min/mile  30:37 min:sec  1.0 mile
Day 39
Wednesday, 28-Dec.
 30 min/mile  32:14 min:sec  1.0 mile
Day 40
Thursday, 29-Dec.
Day 41
Friday, 30-Dec.
Day 42
Saturday, 31-Dec.

Treadmill Day 38 & What I #amreading

Treadmill Goals (for now):

  • 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

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

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29248968What I #amreading: The Worst Bad Thing by J.E. Birk

I’m going to cry before getting to the end of this, aren’t I? I can already tell it’s going to be emotional. Poor Tate.

My favorite lines from today’s reading:

  • The man next to me smiles, and one corner of his mouth turns up slightly. He’s what my ex-friend Davis would have called categorically gorgeous, with dark hair, a long muscular build, and hazel eyes  that seem almost at odds with his deep brown complexion. – Lovely description!
  • “I, myself, am a bit of an equal-opportunity shopper. Though if Kinsey were around, he’d probably throw down a score for me of 4 or 5. I like the cock a lot more than the pussy.” – LOL ‼️

Week 06:

DAY PACE TIME DISTANCE
Day 36
Sunday, 25-Dec.
 🎄  🎁  😃
Day 37
Monday, 26-Dec.
 30 min/mile  91:06 min:sec  3.0 miles
Day 38
Tuesday, 27-Dec.
 30 min/mile  30:37 min:sec  1.0 mile
Day 39
Wednesday, 28-Dec.
Day 40
Thursday, 29-Dec.
Day 41
Friday, 30-Dec.
Day 42
Saturday, 31-Dec.

Treadmill Day 37 & What I #amreading

Treadmill Goals (for now):

  • 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

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

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What I #amreading: Shiny! by Amy Lane

My favorite lines from today’s reading:

  • “Sh!” Will hushed in spite of himself. “Mom!” – But we moms live to embarrass our children!
  • “Kenny, baby, you have never looked sleepy. I met you in your boxer shorts and we were picking dildos up from the middle of the road, and you were still all class.” – That’s an achievement if ever I heard one!

  • As they were talking, Kenny took the opportunity to move subtly but possessively into Will’s personal space. Will understood: This is mine. I know he was yours, but I’ve claimed him. Will spoke fluent Kenny by now. It was a language of many subtle nuances. – Aww! ❤️

Alas, I missed my first day (in fact, 2 days) since starting this challenge. My excuse is that it was Christmas Eve and Christmas, and that I had a house full of company including some sleeping in the room that houses my treadmill. Anyway, as you can see, I made up for it today by staying on the darned thing for an hour and a half instead of the usual half-hour I’ve been doing.

I finished the book (it was great…I loved the final scene!) and spent the last half-hour catching up on a missed Big Bang Theory episode. I’m not sure what I’ll start reading tomorrow. Any suggestions?

Week 06:

DAY PACE TIME DISTANCE
Day 36
Sunday, 25-Dec.
 🎄 🎁 😃
Day 37
Monday, 26-Dec.
 30 min/mile  91:06 min:sec  3.0 miles
Day 38
Tuesday, 27-Dec.
Day 39
Wednesday, 28-Dec.
Day 40
Thursday, 29-Dec.
Day 41
Friday, 30-Dec.
Day 42
Saturday, 31-Dec.

Treadmill Day 34

Treadmill Goals (for now):

  • 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

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

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vacuum-4-clipart-vacuum-4-clip-art-hnkbit-clipartAlas, no reading today. I’ve been housecleaning all day getting ready for a houseful of company to descend on me tomorrow noonish. I kinda think that at least qualifies as a workout, even though it’s not actual treadmill time.

With company here, I may or may not log treadmill time over the next couple days. Even if I do, I’ll probably hold off posting about it until Monday (don’t want to be rude to the guests!).

I do have some prescheduled posts that you’ll see here on the blog (also on my Facebook page), just not this daily one that can’t be configured in advance. 💕

Week 05:

DAY PACE TIME DISTANCE
Day 29
Sunday, 18-Dec.
 30 min/mile  34:39 min:sec  1.1 miles
Day 30
Monday, 19-Dec.
 30 min/mile  34:14 min:sec  1.1 miles
Day 31
Tuesday, 20-Dec.
 30 min/mile  43:47 min:sec  1.4 miles
Day 32
Wednesday, 21-Dec.
 30 min/mile  31:04 min:sec  1.0 mile
Day 33
Thursday, 22-Dec.
 30 min/mile  33:52 min:sec  1.1 miles
Day 34
Friday, 23-Dec.
 ??  much of the day  housecleaning
Day 35
Saturday, 24-Dec.