The Monday Check-In ~ 3/28/2016

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.

In real life:

Another crazy, busy week! I feel like I did nothing but work and sleep, and barely had time to read. Frustrating!

Elsewhere on the blog:

I pondered whether reading the book before watching the TV or movie version is always the best approach. I’d love to hear what you think! Check out my post, here.

What did I read last week?

Steep & Thorny WayHFJGathering Blue

The Steep & Thorny Way by Cat Winters: Another outstanding book from an author who has quickly moved onto my list of favorites! My review is here.

I finished the audiobook of The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais, my book group’s pick for March. My thoughts are here.

And although I was in the midst of something else, I gave into a sudden urge to read the 2nd book in Lois Lowry’s The Giver quartet, Gathering Blue. It was a quick but powerful read. Now I need #3!

Outlander update!

I’m continuing with my Outlander rewatch. This week’s posts included:

Episode 109 – The Reckoning
Episode 110 – By The Pricking Of My Thumbs

OL rewatch

I just haven’t had enough time! Six more episodes to go… and season two starts in 2 weeks!!!

Fresh Catch:

No new books this week!

What will I be reading during the coming week?

Currently in my hands:
Summer Before the WAr

I’m about 20% of the way into The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson. I would have gotten further, except for my detour to read Gathering Blue. But now I’m back on track!

Now playing via audiobook:

Miss Peregrine

I’m about to start the audiobook of Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children. I read it when it first came out, but I’ve been wanting to do a re-read before reading the other two books in this series. We’ll see how it goes, and whether the audiobook is satisfying without being able to see all the bizarre photos that go with.

Ongoing reads:

MOBYemma

My book group is reading and discussing two chapter per week of both Written in My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon and Emma by Jane Austen. This is an online group, and anyone is welcome to join us — so if you’re interested, just ask me how!

So many books, so little time…

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