The Monday Agenda 1/13/2014

MondayAgendaNot a lofty, ambitious to-be-read list consisting of 100+ book titles. Just a simple plan for the upcoming week — what I’m reading now, what I plan to read next, and what I’m hoping to squeeze in among the nooks and crannies.

How did I do with last week’s agenda?

The Golem and the Jinni PBWhat Nora Knew


I read The Golem and the Jinni right at the end of 2013, but just posted my review this past week as part of the blog tour for the book’s paperback release. Plus, I had the pleasure of attending a reading by Helene Wecker this week as well, and it was wonderful! She even provided homemade macaroons… yum.

What Nora Knew by Linda Yellin: Done! My review is here.

Snowblind by Christopher Golden: Done! My review is here.

Harrowgate by Kate Maruyama: Done! My review is here.

Dinosaur Summer by Greg Bear: In the final stretch! The kiddo and I have about 30 pages left. Very intense! I should have a mother/son review up within the coming week.

Fresh Catch:

While I was at the author event for The Golem and the Jinni (held at one of my very favorite bookstores), I picked up a couple of additional books — one that I’d already read as a library book, and one that I just couldn’t resist:

RedshirtsHyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened

A few requests came in at the library this week as well. Now, to find time to read them…

After Dead: What Came Next in the World of Sookie Stackhouse (Sookie Stackhouse, #13.5)ViciousThe Lucy Variations

Note: I’m glad I borrowed After Dead from the library. It took ten minutes to read. Completely unnecessary, IMHO.

What’s on my reading agenda for the coming week?

I’m trying to be very diligent about sticking to my schedule for all the ARCs waiting to be read. My next two review copies are:

The VanishingDirty Magic (The Prospero's War, #1)

The Vanishing by Wendy Webb

Dirty Magic by Jaye Wells

I’m nervous about whether I’ll be able to keep up my usual reading pace over the next few months, because starting this week, I have THIS coming up:


With Diana Gabaldon’s newest book, Written In My Own Heart’s Blood, due out in June, I know I’m in desperate need of a re-read of the previous one. The Outlander Book Club will be reading one chapter of An Echo in the Bone per day (weekdays only) from January 15th through June 9th. In case you’re keeping count, that’s 103 chapters! My copy of the book has 1,150 pages. So yeah, that’s quite a bit of additional reading I’ll be doing, on top of all the new and upcoming books I plan to read as well. (If anyone wants more info on the Echo re-read, just let me know! New members are always welcome!)

So many book, so little time…

That’s my agenda. What’s yours? Add your comments to share your bookish agenda for the week.


12 thoughts on “The Monday Agenda 1/13/2014

    • Nope, not at all! It’s like an encyclopedia of characters, listed A – Z, and telling what happened for the rest of their lives. About half were people I either didn’t remember or didn’t care about (lots of assorted waitresses, cops, builders, random relatives of other characters). Most get about a paragraph: They lived here, got married, got divorced, had kids, died of old age, etc. Just boring and kind of pointless!

  1. I want to get Hyperbole and a Half, I enjoy Allie Brosh’s blog but it would be nice to have some of the fun in book form. I’ll bet it’s a riot.

  2. Wow. I’m totally feeling this Outlander readalong. When I think back to the last book I… remember nothing. I THINK I remember, but now can’t be sure. Lol Claire just found Jamie again, right? Trying not to be too spoilery.

    • I’ve read the first 4 books more than once, but the 3 after that just one time each, and I’m very foggy on the details except for the big horrifying events that seem to occur in each book. 🙂 I just sat and reread the 1st chapter of Echo in the Bone, and realized that I’m in very sorry shape. Apparently I desperately need this reread! Hmm, Claire finding Jamie again — book 3? Unless there’s a more recent separation that I’m blanking out on?

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