Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Wednesday Reads

Spending the day (Sunday) reading helped me get a book closer to my reading goal (and gave me something to blog about today!). Here’s what I read the past week:

July 3: “Deeper Than Midnight” by Lara Adrian, the 9th book in the Midnight Breed series, a paranormal romance at 387 pages. Blurb from book: At eighteen, Corinne Bishop was a beautiful, spirited young woman living a life of privilege as the adopted daughter of a wealthy family. Her world changed in an instant when she was stolen away and held prisoner by the malevolent vampire Dragos. After many years of captivity and torment, Corinne is rescued by the Order, a cadre of vampire warriors embroiled in a war against Dragos and his followers. Her innocence taken, Corinne has lost a piece of her heart as well—the one thing that gave her hope during her imprisonment, and the only thing that matters to her now that she is free. Assigned to safeguard Corinne on her trip home is a formidable golden-eyed Breed male called Hunter. Once Dragos’s most deadly assassin, Hunter now works for the Order, and he’s hell-bent on making Dragos pay for his manifold sins. Bonded to Corinne by their mutual desire, Hunter will have to decide how far he’ll go to end Dragos’s reign of evil—even if carrying out his mission means shattering Corinne’s tender heart. I enjoyed seeing Hunter transform from a “robot” to a “person.” The end was a bit abrupt (setting up for the next book) and I think it could have been less jarring if the ending was swapped with the last scene of the main characters. But then, I like the ending of a book to include the main characters. Does that make me weird?

I had fun at the Columbus Zoo on Monday. Got to see a baby polar bear (Nora) and some Humboldt penguins. And I walked and walked and walked. My feet weren’t too happy with me at the end. Neither was my back!

But you know what the kicker is? I walked the same park as my husband and friend and we all wore our Fitbits. Hubby and friend got over 17K steps a piece while I logged in 14K. Talk about depressing. I’m tempted to toss this Fitbit in the trash. It’s apparently malfunctioning, cause I can’t imagine my stride is longer than Hubby’s (friend’s, maybe, but not Hubby’s).

Anyway… I’ll post some pictures from the zoo on Friday.

Happy Reading!



JeffO said...

That's quite a difference--did they maybe run ahead to the next exhibit, then run back to say, "Hurry up, you've got to see this!" like little kids?

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jeff - If only they had. **sigh**

Maria Zannini said...

I'm not sure how Fitbits work. Does it perhaps take into account the size of the person walking?

For example, a heavier person will burn more calories than a lighter person because it's more of an effort for him.

Either that, or your Fitbit is out to torture you. :)

Stacy McKitrick said...

Maria - Fitbit takes into account the height & weight (which you provide when you get the device), and the stride (which is calculated based on height, but can be manually entered if known). It determines steps based on movement (I could clap my hands and add steps if I wanted because I wear mine on my wrist--hubby carries one in his pocket) and then calculates mileage walked. I don't pay attention to the mileage so much, because I KNOW the Fitbit under calculates my mileage (the Nike App I use when I walk for exercise uses GPS and is much more accurate). I checked my stride against Hubby's and it's shorter than his, so I don't know why it showed he had MORE steps than I did when we walked the same park. Yes, I do believe the Fitbit is out to torture me! :)

dolorah said...

I don't trust these fit-bits! Now I see why - evil little monitors.

Deniz Bevan said...

Ooh, that's frustrating, if the FitBit can't be relied on. Still, 14,000 steps sounds like a whole lot to me!
Aww, baby polar bear :-)

Ninth book in a series? Gosh, there's always so much to read and so little time...

Meanwhile, happy blog blitz day!

Chippyminton13 said...

I think polar bears are adorable - although I know I'd never be able to cuddle one!

Happy Blog Blitz Day!!! :)


Stacy McKitrick said...

Donna - I pretty much think most electronics are evil. :)

Deniz - My TBR pile keeps growing, that's for sure. Thanks for visiting!

Chippyminton13 - Baby anythings are cute. Even the warthogs they had (which I didn't take any pictures of). Thanks for visiting!