The Monday Check-In ~ 4/20/2015

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?

The short answer is — practically nothing. I had a crazy, stressful, hectic week, and barely made it through a single chapter some days before falling asleep. I was not a happy camper.

That being said, here are the books that I did spend time with:

Hurricane SistersDesperate Fortune

The Hurricane Sisters by Dorothea Benton Frank: My blog tour post went up this past week. Check out my review here.

A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley: Finally finished! My review is here.

Elsewhere on the blog:

I did a little venting about Outlander on TV, fan reactions, and the meaning of the word “adaptation”. I’d love to hear what you think — come share your thoughts here.

Fresh Catch:

No new books this week! How unusual.

What will I be reading during the coming week?

Currently in my hands:
the booksellerSecrets We KeepRook

I need to get cracking with The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson, since I’m scheduled for a blog tour post next week. I’m hoping to also have time for The Secrets We Keep by Trisha Leaver and Rook by Sharon Cameron… although if this past week is any indication, I’ll be lucky to make it through one book, let alone three.

Now playing via audiobook:

night broken_front mech.inddCold Day for Murder

Quite sadly, my audio re-read of the Mercy Thompson series is now done! I finished #8, Night Broken. Eventually, I’d like to listen to the audio version of the story collection Shifting Shadows, but as of now my library doesn’t have it and I don’t want to buy it, since I already own the hardcover edition.

Meanwhile, I’m getting in the mood for an upcoming trip to Alaska and thought A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow would be a great choice! I should finish up the audiobook in the next few days.

Ongoing reads:

I’ll be reading these two for months to come — one with my kiddo and one with Outlander Book Club:


So many book, so little time…



8 thoughts on “The Monday Check-In ~ 4/20/2015

    • Thank you! I think the truly crazy time at work may be slowing down, so I’m hoping the rest of my life falls into place as well. 🙂 Have a great week!

    • I’m looking forward to them all! I just started The Secrets We Keep last night, but didn’t get past the first couple of chapters. I hope you have something great lined up for this week too!

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