The Monday Check-In ~ 6/29/2015

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?

Alex + AdaSecond LifeOur Souls At Night

Alex + Ada by Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn: I loved this graphic novel! Just a really clever story about a lonely guy and a sentient AI android named Ada. I really can’t wait to see where this story goes next. Book #2 is next on my request list at the library!

Second Life by S. J. Watson: Finished right before the weekend. My thoughts will be posted on Wednesday, when I’m participating in the blog tour for this book.

Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf: Done! A really gorgeous book. Check out my review, here.

Elsewhere on the blog:

I thought a lot this week about the ways in which information about an author can impact how we respond to a book. I’d love to hear other opinions on the topic! My post is here.

I also finally got around to posting pictures from my Harry Potter adventures in Florida. Check ’em out, here.

Fresh Catch:

One new book this week:

Dreams of the Golden Age

Looking forward to reading the sequel to After the Golden Age!

What will I be reading during the coming week?

Currently in my hands:
Jesse's Girl

I’ve read two books by Miranda Kenneally so far, and thought they were both terrific! I’m just getting started with her newest, but I have high hopes.

Now playing via audiobook:

Dirty Job

I should be done with the audiobook of A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore this week. It’s making me laugh at the most awkward moments… and sometimes, that’s just what I need.

Ongoing reads:


One with the kiddo, two with Outlander Book Club. All three should last a good long while.

So many book, so little time…



8 thoughts on “The Monday Check-In ~ 6/29/2015

  1. Hi Lisa,
    Thank you for visiting my blog! πŸ˜€ I really hope you enjoy the Miranda Kenneally book πŸ™‚ To be fair if her first two books were good it’s a good chance this one will be too πŸ™‚ Pretty good odds if you ask me! I hope you have a great week!
    Amy x

  2. I’d like to see how you felt about Second Life. I read Before I Go to Sleep a few months ago and thought it was interesting, but there were parts I didn’t like…I hate to say that about a book, because everyone puts a lot of work into their writing!

    • I really ended up not liking Second LIfe, which was so disappointing. I really couldn’t put down Before I Got To Sleep, but this one never grabbed me, and I found parts of it just so… distasteful, I guess you could say. Not my cup of tea at all!

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