The Monday Check-In ~ 10/5/2015

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 HummingbirdThe Heart Goes LastYou're Never Weird

The Hummingbird by Stephen P. Kiernan: I participated in the blog tour for this book during the past week. You can see my review here.

The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood: Done! My review is here.

You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day: Such a great read! My review is here.

Elsewhere on the blog:

I wrote an update post about my Book Count adventures, looking at how many unread books are in my house and on my Kindle, how many new books I added, and how many I either read or gave away. Teensy-tiny baby steps of progress! You can read the post here.

Pop culture awesomeness:

I am so over-the-moon excited about season 3 of Black Sails! Okay, yes, we have to wait until January, but still… new trailer!

Fresh Catch:

Look what arrived this week!

Aeronauts WindlassBuffy s10 v3

New Jim Butcher, new Buffy!

Granted, this is Buffy season 10, volume 3 — and I haven’t read any of season 9 yet. But still. New Buffy!

Also new this week:


Outlander – season 1, volume 2! I know it’s not a book, but it’s bookish… and hey, it’s OUTLANDER, and it makes me happy!

What will I be reading during the coming week?

Currently in my hands:
Northanger Abbey 3

From my fall TBR list! I’m reading Northanger Abbey by Val McDermid (part of The Austen Project), and so far, I really like how the gothic flavor of the original works in a retelling about a modern-day teenager obsessed with Twilight and all things vampire.

Now playing via audiobook:

Dead in the WaterMaisie Dobbs

I finished Dead in the Water, the 3rd book in Dana Stabenow’s terrific Kate Shugak series. This one was great, and I guess I might as well admit that I’m officially hooked! Can’t wait to listen to book #4!

But first, I’m now listening to Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear, and I’m really enjoying it so far. Audiobooks are turning out to be a good way for me to try genres, such as mysteries, that I don’t usually spend much time on.

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…


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