The Monday Check-In ~ 11/23/2015

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?

Stand-OffCareer of Evil

Stand-Off by Andrew Smith: The sequel to the amazing Winger. Check out my review, here.

Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith: Just finished! By about the mid-point, it was impossible to put down. I’ll post a review in the next day or so.

The Boys in the Boat

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown: I finished the audiobook over the weekend. This is a must-read/must-listen book! My review is here.

Pop culture goodness:

Anyone else watching The Man in the High Castle? I’ve seen the first two episodes so far — check out this post for more info.

Fresh Catch:

No new books this week! I’m kind of proud of myself.

What will I be reading during the coming week?

Currently in my hands:
The Rest of UsAdobe Photoshop PDF

Since I just finished a book last night, I haven’t quite started a new one yet. My next read will either be:

  • The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness — or…
  • Emma by Alexander McCall Smith
Now playing via audiobook:


My new audiobook is Uprooted by Naomi Novik. I’m a little irritated by the narrator, but I’m liking the story so far.

Ongoing reads:


Last two weeks of our group read!

So many book, so little time…


6 thoughts on “The Monday Check-In ~ 11/23/2015

    • A friend had recommended it, so I thought I’d give it a try! It’s off to a good start, but I’m not sure I’ve taken the best approach by listening to the audio. We’ll see.

  1. I’ve heard fantastic things about Uprooted, so I hope the narrator doesn’t ruin it for you. I can’t wait to read it, myself. I don’t do audiobooks, though, no matter how hard I’ve tried, for that reason. I never like the voice of the narrator. :/

    • I’ve gotten more into audiobooks over the last couple of years, but still, some narrators can really be dealbreakers. I’m sticking with this one for a bit longer, but I also just took the hardcover out of the library, just in case!

    • I’ve had a really hard time keeping up with ARCs this (so I’m trying to cut way back on my requests). I’ve heard good things about Uprooted, and it seems to be picking up now. Fingers crossed!

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