The Monday Agenda 6/30/2014

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.

Life:

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Diana Gabaldon. Me. A signed first edition of Written in My Own Heart’s Blood. Happiness!

I went to Phoenix for a day! I missed Diana Gabaldon when she came to my town earlier this month, so I flew to Phoenix (may the gods bless the inventor of airline mileage!) to catch her appearance there. And it was awesome. I’ll write more about it sometime soon, I swear!

How did I do with last week’s agenda?

Goodnight JuneOne Plus One

Goodnight June by Sarah Jio: Done! My review is here.

One Plus One by Jojo Moyes: Done! My review is here.

Fresh Catch:

A couple of library books and a couple of review books came my way this week:

Skin Game (The Dresden Files, #15)Trains and LoversPrototype (Archetype #2)World of Trouble (The Last Policeman, #3)

Elsewhere on the blog:

Following up on my Give Me Liberty post… I’m enjoying my less-pressure approach to blogging! I notice that my stats are a bit lower, but that’s okay. Less stress = more happiness!

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

Skin Game (The Dresden Files, #15)Mr. MercedesClose Your Eyes, Hold Hands

Skin Game by Jim Butcher. Welcome back, Harry Dresden!

Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King

If by some miracle I have time to start a 3rd book, it’ll be Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands by Chris Bohjalian.

Across the Great Barrier (Frontier Magic, #2)And in the world of reading with my kiddo, we’re enjoying Across the Great Barrier by Patricia C. Wrede.

So many book, so little time…

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

Happy reading!

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12 thoughts on “The Monday Agenda 6/30/2014

  1. Just from the covers, I’m interested in Prototype and Train & Lovers. I’ll be looking forward to hearing more about those~

    • Thanks! I’m really looking forward to reading them. 🙂 Prototype is the sequel to Archetype, which came out earlier this year — and if you haven’t had a chance to read it , I really recommend it!

  2. Trains & Lovers looks adorable! And so awesome you got to meet Diana Gabaldon! Back when we were dating, my husband knew she was one of my favorite authors and was going to be doing a signing in his hometown and recruited his mom’s help to get me a signed copy as a surprise present — one of the best gifts ever, but I do hope to be able to attend a signing myself sometime 🙂

    • Wow, no wonder you married that man! 🙂 What an amazing gift. I missed Diana on her last two book tours, and this time I was simply determined to make it happen. My family thought I was crazy, but I’m so glad I did it!

  3. I’m so glad you’re choosing less stress, more happiness. The new Bohjalian is also on my reading list, but this week I hope to finish Americanah and start The Invention of Wings.

  4. SO EXCITING! I wanted to so bad to go to her signing in Sacramento but I ran out of vacation time.
    Super looking forward to reading World of Trouble (soon!) I’ll be picking up Mr. Mercedes from my library today! Finally came in! Super awesome sounding so I’m excited. 🙂

    • I’ve heard good things about Mr. Mercedes — can’t wait to get started! I haven’t read the previous 2 books yet (for World of Trouble),but I want to get started. So many good books!

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