#FitReaders: October 28, 2016 Check-In

Not the greatest last two weeks. I'm trying to run instead of jog because I've completely just failed at jogging outside after I did so well for seven minutes straight outside. I need to reexamine everything again. So frustrating!!!
Maybe distract myself with music?
Running/Jogging and Walk…

Grimm Fairy Tales: King Thrushbeard

(This post discusses the story of King Thrushbeard in detail)

Grimm's Fairy Tales has a wide range of fairly tales that aren't just the popular ones which I've either grown to dislike, enjoy, or be extremely indecisive about. I don't know what to make of the "lesson" in K…

#FitReaders: October 14, 2016 Check-In

Friday, October 7, 2016
2,135 steps
0.719 miles in 14 minutes
Saturday, October 8, 2016
2,063 steps
0.737 miles in 14 minutes
Sunday, October 9, 2016
2,451 steps
0.861 miles in 16 minutes (I made a mistake. Last time I should have jogged five minutes straight but only did four so I went from jogging …

Batgirl Vol. 1: Batgirl of Burnside

Volume 1. DC Comics (May 2015) Library
Barbara Gordon is no stranger to dusting herself off when disaster strikes, so when a fire destroys everything she owns, she spots the opportunity for a new lease on life – and seizes it! Following the rest of Gotham City’s young adults to the hip border distri…

Traveling on the Open Road

This is a discussion from the Royal Challenge hosted here @ She's Got Books on Her Mind.
If you are a particularly adventurous person you explore new places. You pack a lot of food, clothes, and precautionary items. But what if you are going in a trip and you are a reader? What books would you b…

Return to the Secret Garden by Holly Webb

Standalone. Sourcebooks Jabberwocky (Nov. 1st, 2016) NetGalley
Return to the magic of Burnett's classic tale with a brand-new character as she discovers a very secret garden.

It's 1939, and the occupants of the Craven Home for Orphaned Children have been evacuated to Misselthwaite Hall, a fan…

If I Fix You by Abigail Johnson

Standalone. Harlequin Teen (Oct. 25, 2016) NetGalley
Readers of Sarah Dessen, Cammie McGovern and Morgan Matson will adore this thought-provoking, complex and romantic contemporary novel from debut author Abigail Johnson, about finding the strength to put yourself back together when everything you k…

Books on Her Mind Weekly Recap #3

October has been the greatest blogging time this whole year! I'm working on Blogging Ahead which I've re-planned out. I'm still working on October posts but I'll soon be working on my November posts very soon. 
I'm linking this to The Sunday Post hosted @Caffeinated Book Reviewer

The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay

Standalone. Atria Books (Nov. 2012) Library
I live in a world without magic or miracles. A place where there are no clairvoyants or shapeshifters, no angels or superhuman boys to save you. A place where people die and music disintegrates and things suck. I am pressed so hard against the earth by the…

Grimm's Fairy Tales: The Frog Prince

(All things Frog Prince are being discussed in detail in this post)

If you ever been read or have read The Frog Prince yourself it has probably been from a collection of a Mother Goose like book. It's the nice version where a princess drops her favorite golden ball down a well and a frog fetch…

#FitReaders: October 7, 2016 Check-In

I'm officially on Week 2 of my 5k program. I have to speed it up some if I'm going to be able to complete it before my race. I'm going into the 4 minute jogging without stopping and I'm so scared but excited! I'm such a bad jogger/runner but honestly I've impressed myself. …

Phantom Limbs by Paula Garner

Standalone. Candlewick (Sept. 13, 2016) NetGalley
How do you move on from an irreplaceable loss? In a poignant debut, a sixteen-year-old boy must learn to swim against an undercurrent of grief—or be swept away by it.

Otis and Meg were inseparable until her family abruptly moved away after the terribl…

Going on a Quest

This is a discussion from the Royal Challenge hosted here @ She's Got Books on Her Mind
Everyone knows that for a hero to get their happily ever after they must go on a quest. I'm not talking about a quest to saving a damsel in distress, which is the norm but I like the girls or guys savin…

If I Should Wake Before I Dream by Brittany Mershon

Book #1. Kindle Direct Publishing (2016) Author/Group
Ever wonder what happens if you die in one of your dreams? Tessa never thought much about her death or her dreams until the night she managed to escape from the mysterious fire that killed her parents. Desperately seeking the truth about what hap…