The Monday Check-In ~ 11/2/2015

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?

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After You by Jojo Moyes: Done! My review is here.

The Call of the Wild by Jack London: I listened to the audiobook this week. My review is here.

A Murder of Magpies by Judith Flanders: Sigh. Another week, another DNF. I read about 120 pages, but quit once I realized that I just wasn’t at all invested in the story. It wasn’t bad — just didn’t work for me.

Fresh Catch:

This week’s new arrivals:

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All sorts of goodies! I’m so excited for the new Robert Galbraith book, even though it may be a few weeks before I actually sit down to read it.

I also received this:

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I guess it’s time for me to join the adult coloring book craze! Although I’m almost scared to touch it. What if I color outside the lines? Kidding…


What will I be reading during the coming week?

Currently in my hands:
Until We Meet Again

I’ve just started Until We Meet Again by Renee Collins, an upcoming young adult book with a time-slip plot device. I’m really liking it so far!

Now playing via audiobook:

Witch of Blackbird Pond

Revisiting my childhood! Growing up in Connecticut, The Witch of Blackbird Pond was a must-read. It’s been many years since I first read this story, and I’m having a good time listening to the audiobook.

Ongoing reads:


My book group has been reading and discussing two chapters of North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell per week since the early spring… and this week, we’ll be done. It’s been a wonderful read, thanks to the smart and insightful women I’ve had the pleasure of sharing it with. Stay tuned — I’ll be posting some wrap-up thoughts in the next week or so.

We’ve also been doing two chapters per week of A Breath of Snow and Ashes, and will be done in early December. Not too shabby, for a book that’s over 1,400 pages in length!

So many book, so little time…


4 thoughts on “The Monday Check-In ~ 11/2/2015

    • I’ve had it on my to-read list since it came out, and just happened upon a copy at the used book store this week! I’m so glad to hear how much you liked it!

    • I’ll be interested to hear what you think, when and if you get back to it. If I hear that it has an amazing ending, I may be persuaded to give it another try. 🙂

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