The Monday Check-In ~ 9/28/2015

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 HummingbirdCurious BeginningThe Marvels

The Hummingbird by Stephen P. Kiernan: My blog tour post will be up on Thursday. Stop by and check it out!

A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn: Done! My review is here.

The Marvels by Brian Selznick: Simply breathtaking. My review is here.

In graphic novels:

Saga 5

The Saga series by Brian K. Vaughan continues to be stunning! I just wish we didn’t have to wait for the next installment. Volume 5 was terrific, people. If you’re looking for a great graphic novel series to sink your teeth into, give Saga a try!

Meanwhile, in the world of audiobooks:

Unfamiliar Fishes

I got about 2/3 of the way through Unfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell before quitting. If you want to know why I had to stop, check out my review, here.

Elsewhere on the blog:


I posted an author Q&A with Victoria Saccenti, author of the newly released Destiny’s Plan. Check it out here.

Fresh Catch:

Library of Souls

Look what arrived this week! Of course, I need a refresher on book #1, and I never did read #2, so I feel a series binge-read coming on

What will I be reading during the coming week?

Currently in my hands:
The Heart Goes Last

Just starting: The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood

Now playing via audiobook:

Dead in the Water

Back to the Kate Shugak series! I’m on book 3 in this great Alaska-based mystery series by Dana Stabenow. As always, the audiobooks are terrific, and main character Kate is one tough cookie!

Ongoing reads:


Moving right along! Two chapters per week for each book, as part of discussions with the Outlander Book Club. We’ll wrap up both in December!

So many book, so little time…


4 thoughts on “The Monday Check-In ~ 9/28/2015

    • I’m so glad to hear you liked the way the Miss Peregrine series worked out! I’m going to have to start over again from the beginning, but I’m looking forward to it. I’m about 10% into the Atwood book — really liking it so far! Have a great week! 🙂

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