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Books, Folk

Finally I Decide on My 2018 Reading Challenges

I Think These Reading Challenges Will Lead to a Great Year of Reading! Ok so I think that I may have my 2018 Reading Challenges set up.  In total I want to read 65 books. The is 5 over my 2017 of 6o books, but only two morethan I actually read in 2017. This year though I have set up my challenges a little differently.Fina My biggest challenge this year is to read books that I already have, i.e. books that are either on my Kindle or on my bookshelves. Based on the chart shown below I plan to read...

Music, Prog Rock

A Walk/Jog with a New Fitness Tracker and A New Album from Day Six!

So last week I was searching on Amazon for fitness trackers. The main problem was that I wanted a tracker that had a heart rate monitor and didn't cost an arm and a leg. I discovered the Letscom Smart Bracelet. It does just about everything my Fitbit Charge HR does (except count floors) and does it for around $ 27.00. Needless to say I purchased it and have been using it over the last several days. It seems to be working fairly well the step counts are consistent with the counts that I got from using the Fitbit. Heart Rate...

Books

Shadow of Death – Wiliam G Tapply – EKK Returns to an Old Favorite

Shadow of Death (Brady Coyne #21)  - William G Tapply Ok so here we are in February and I still have not formalized my 2018 Reading Challenges. The only thing that I do know is my goal is to read 65 books in 2018. Additionally I want at least 25 of them to come from my “to be read bookshelves” I’m actually close to having everything worked out and should be able to post the formal challenges this week. EKK and the Brady Coyne Series Now while I haven’t formalized my Challenges yet I am off to a decent start....

Books

The Long and Faraway Gone – Lou Berney – A Can’t Put Downer!

The Long and Faraway Gone - Lou Berney A while ago I purchased  the Kindle edition of Lou Berney’s book The Long and Faraway Gone.. Like many of the books I have purchase through Bookbub, it has been in my Kindle unread. Well, something made me take a look at it the other day and I start reading it. It didn’t take long for me to get swept up in the story.   So for the last few days I literally did not want to put the books down. Last night it was getting close to midnight, as I was finishing...

Anti-Aging

A Weekend of Strong Workouts With a Charged Fitbit!

A Recharged Fitbit Recharges My Workouts and Me! The other day I wrote that it’s not as much fun to exercise without a Fitbit. It’s more fun when you are exercising to see how many calories you’ve burned. After that post, I pulled out my daughter’s old Fitbit sans the part that holds the recharge chord onto the Fitbit. To charge the Fitbit, I held the Fitbit and the cord together. And after a few minutes the Fitbit was charged to about 25%. I thought, well,  if I can’t get it past the quarter fill mark I can at least use...

Books

The Unexpected President Paints a New Picture of Chester A Arthur!

The Unexpected President: The Life and Times of Chester A. Arthur Ok quickly tell me everything you learned in history class about President Chester A Arthur. I'll wait! I bet your done aren't you? So I imagine that you said " He became President after James A Garfield was assassinated" or maybe even "he was responsible for Civil Service reform." I imagine that because that's just about all I knew about him until I read The Unexpected President: The Life and Times of Chester A. Arthur by Scott S. Greenberger earlier this month.An additional tag line on the front of...