The Monday Check-In ~ 2/2/2015

cooltext1850356879 My Monday tradition, including a look back and a look ahead — what I read last week, what new books came my way, and what books are keeping me busy right now. Plus a smattering of other stuff too.

What did I read last week?

Silver Baygirl runnerMarly's Ghost

Silver Bay by Jojo Moyes:  My review is here.

Girl Runner by Carrie Snyder: I’m participating in the blog tour for this new release — my post will be up tomorrow!

Marly’s Ghost by David Levithan: My review is here.

And in graphic novels:

Zombies Calling

Zombies Calling by Faith Erin Hicks: This is the second week in a row that I’ve read a graphic novel by Faith Erin Hicks. Guys, she’s amazing. Go read her stuff!


I’m still dealing with back issues, and after trips to my doctor, a chiropractor, and an acupuncturist, I’m not sure that I see any real improvement. Sigh. It just takes time, but I’m not a very patient patient.

And in book-related news, I was really shocked and saddened to hear that one of my favorite independent bookstores will be closing at the end of next month. Such a loss for the city! You can read about it here, if you’re interested.

Elsewhere on the blog:

I wrote a post about following other blogs and how to keep up with them all. You can read it here. I’m really loving all the insightful comments on the topic!

Fresh Catch:

Didn’t buy any books, didn’t borrow any books. How unusual!:

What will I be reading during the coming week?

Currently in my hands:
War of the Wivesstation eleven

I have two very different books demanding my attention this week, War of the Wives by Tamar Cohen and Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. I love going from one type of read to something completely different.

Now playing via audiobook:

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I decided to do a Mercy Thompson reread via audiobook, and have just gotten started with Moon Called, the first book in the series by Patricia Briggs.

Reading with my kiddo:


The Expeditioners and the Secret of King Triton’s Lair by S. S. Taylor: My son and I are really enjoying the story, the illustrations, and the crazy clues in this steam-punk adventure story.

Book club reading:


Classic read: The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy. (One chapter per week)

A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon: Reading and discussing two chapters per week, from now through the end of 2015!

OBC Book of the Month for February: The Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian. The discussion opens February 18th.

Want to join any of the group reads? Let me know and I’ll provide the links!

So many book, so little time…



8 thoughts on “The Monday Check-In ~ 2/2/2015

    • I’m really looking forward to Station Eleven! It was supposed to be the January book for a book discussion I do with another blogger, but I feel behind schedule… Thanks for the nice wishes – my back is slowly starting to improve!

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