The Monday Check-In ~ 11/16/2015

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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Depth by Lev AC Rosen: Loved it! My review of this sci-fi/noir detective story is here.

The Bronte Plot by Katherine Reay: My review is here.

Destiny’s Plan by Victoria Saccenti: My review is here.

The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters: My review is here.

Intro to Alien Invasion

In graphic novels, I read Intro to Alien Invasion by Owen King, which is a pretty amusing story of a college campus being taken over by icky alien beings — and the students who fight to save the world from annihilation.

Elsewhere on the blog:


I wrote a wrap-up post on North and South — reading the book and watching the BBC mini-series. Check it out, here.

Fresh Catch:

Two library hold requests came in this week:

Cure for DreamingStand-Off


What will I be reading during the coming week?

Currently in my hands:
Stand-OffCareer of Evil

I’m a little torn, but I think I’ll start with:

  • Stand-Off by Andrew Smith: This is a sequel to the amazing Winger (review) — and since there’s a waiting list at the library, I really should read it first and then pass it along.
  • Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith (J. K. Rowling): I’m so excited to read the newest Cormoran Strike novel!
Now playing via audiobook:


I’m about 2/3 of the way through The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown, and although I don’t usually go for non-fiction, I’m really enjoying this one.

Ongoing reads:


Getting close to the end of our book group read!

So many book, so little time…




5 thoughts on “The Monday Check-In ~ 11/16/2015

    • Such a dilemma! I’d say watch the series, if you’re really interested. It’s a much smaller time commitment, and you can always read the book when you’re ready to tackle a longer project. They’re both great!

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