The Monday Check-In ~ 10/26/2015

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.


I’m back! I took last week off from blogging, reading, and pretty much everything else except my son’s bar mitzvah. It was a wonderful experience, and we were all so proud of our lovely young man. But, whew! Between the event itself and the whirlwind arrivals and departures of various visiting relatives and friends, it was all pretty exhausting. I’m happy to have had a quiet weekend to read in the sun, do laundry, go for a couple of walks, and just chill.

On a related note, earlier this week I shared a beautiful poem that really resonated with me as I thought about my son, his big milestone, and my hopes for his future. Check it out here.

What did I read last week?

I’m finally reading again! I managed to finish just one book:

Sense & Sensibility_TAP

Sense & Sensibility by Joanne Trollope: Check out my review, here.

Fresh Catch:

This week’s new arrivals:

Carry OnAfter Youmurder of magpies

One purchased and two from the library… quite a fun mix!

I also received an ARC of a gender-bended twist on a classic, which fits right in with my year of Austen:


What will I be reading during the coming week?

Currently in my hands:
After You

I’m starting with After You by Jojo Moyes, since it’s a library book with a wait list. Can’t keep folks waiting too long!

Now playing via audiobook:

PrideCall of the Wild

I’m on a classics roll! I just finished listening to Pride and Prejudice (outstanding!), and decided to listen to The Call of the Wild next. This should be fun! I’ve never read the book.

Ongoing reads:


My book group is getting so close to the end of both of these — only two weeks to go for North and South, and we’ll finish A Breath of Snow and Ashes in early December.

So many book, so little time…


2 thoughts on “The Monday Check-In ~ 10/26/2015

  1. I can’t wait to hear how After You is!!! I think I think I’m going to add it to my book wishlist for Christmas! I just read Carry On the other week and it’s really good! Prejudice & Pride sounds like a really fun take on the classic!

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