The Monday Check-In ~ 4/11/2016

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:

Good lord, when will I ever get back to a normal routine? I’ve been going 100 miles per minute, or at least that’s how it feels. I realized over the weekend that I hadn’t written a book review in about 2 weeks! Well, at least now I’ve posted one, and hope to get back on track soon.

What did I read last week?

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Messenger by Lois Lowry: The 3rd book in The Giver Quartet was not my favorite, but it was still good enough to make me want to read book #4!

Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughan: This graphic novel about four 12-year-old girls on their paper route in the 1980s surprised me in all the right ways. I will definitely want to read volume 2.

Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire: A slim, lovely book. Check out my review here.

Outlander update!

I finished my Outlander rewatch. My final rewatch post about episodes 115 and 116 does not include recaps, because those two episodes are so brutal that I just couldn’t bring myself to write about them in any sort of detail. They’re incredibly well done and should have resulted in Emmy awards for all, but at the same time, I’ll be perfectly happy never to have to watch them again.

And…

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… Season 2 has begun! I’m thrilled beyond words that the show is back, and loved the first episode of the new season. I’ll be writing reaction posts each week, kicking it off with:

Insta-Reaction: Outlander, Season 2, Episode 1

Fresh Catch:

Three new releases arrived this week, hot off the press! And I’ve already managed to read two of them.

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What will I be reading during the coming week?

Currently in my hands:
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Son by Lois Lowry, the 4th and final book in The Giver series.

Next up, I have an ARC of a new release: The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem by Sarit Yishai-Levi.

Now playing via audiobook:

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Almost done!

Ongoing reads:

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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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4 thoughts on “The Monday Check-In ~ 4/11/2016

  1. The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem looks like my cup of tea, and I’m definitely going to check that out! You just added another title to my TBR pile, haha. How is the audiobook for Peculiar Children going?

    Have a great week! 🙂

    • Beauty Queen is good — I have about 10% left! I finished Peculiar Children earlier this week. It was great! I’d read the book a couple of years ago, and the audio was lots of fun, plus now I’m ready finally for the next book in the series! I hope you’re having a great week too. 🙂

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