The Monday Check-In ~ 11/30/2015

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?

Career of EvilAdobe Photoshop PDF

Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith: I posted my review of this terrific mystery this past week.

Emma by Alexander McCall Smith: Another Jane Austen retelling, done! My review is here.

Fresh Catch:

Well, after the previous week, when I acquired exactly ZERO new books, I went in the opposite direction this past week. First, I received an ARC for a book that I’m really excited about and then treated myself to John Cleese’s memoir:

All the Winters AfterSo Anyway

And then… I found myself with time to spare in the neighborhood of my favorite used book store, and just by coincidence, had a big old store credit in my hand that was crying to be used! I treated myself to a few books I’ve been wanting to read plus copies of a few that I’d read as library books:


What will I be reading during the coming week?

Currently in my hands:
Aeronauts Windlass

The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher: I finally decided to sit down with this massive, 600+ page book, and I’m loving it so far!

Now playing via audiobook:


Wow, is this good! I’m at about the 55% mark, and I’m thoroughly hooked… plus, I got over my initial annoyance at the narrator’s accent and now I feel like it’s part of the story.

Ongoing reads:


A big shout-out and hurray for my book group! After reading and discussing two chapters per week for the past year and a half, we’re down to the final week, with discussions of the book’s two epilogues! What a long and marvelous trip it’s been.

So many book, so little time…



8 thoughts on “The Monday Check-In ~ 11/30/2015

    • Oh wow, I hadn’t thought about checking out the audio, but I bet it’s great! I’m going to start the book once I finish watching all the TV episodes (which I love!).

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