The Monday Check-In ~ 4/25/2016

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.

What did I read last week?

Blockade Billymidnight watch2hollow

Blockade Billy by Stephen King: Done! My review is here.

The Midnight Watch by David Dyer: Done! My review is here.

Hollow City by Ransom Riggs: I’m powering my way through the Miss Peregrine trilogy, and plan to write a wrap-up once I’m done. I really enjoyed book #2, and I’m moving straight ahead with the third.

HP1 audio

In audiobooks, I finished listening to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone — my very first time listening to a Harry Potter audiobook! Great fun. I can’t believe it’s taken me all this time to finally give the audio version a try.

Outlander update!


Season 2 rocks! Here’s my reaction post for the3rd episode, “Useful Occupations and Deceptions”:

Insta-Reaction: Outlander, Season 2, Episode 3

Pop culture delight:

Could this week be any more thrilling from a TV-fanatic’s perspective? Besides the ongoing delight of Outlander, we also have the season premiers of Game of Thrones and Turn (AMC’s terrific drama about the spy network of the American Revolution). I also watched the first episode of The Night Manager, the six-part mini-series starring Tom Hiddleston. And holy moly, The Americans is just non-stop amazing! It’s a wonder I get any reading done at all.

Fresh Catch:

A few new books this week:

Rush OhSummer of Lost and FoundOur Song

I’m excited for all three!

What will I be reading during the coming week?

Currently in my hands:
Library of Souls

I’ve just started Library of Souls, the third Miss Peregrine book. I’m so glad that I’m finally finishing the series!

Now playing via audiobook:


Well, of course I couldn’t stop after book #1! It looks like I’ll be continuing my audio journey back through the world of Harry Potter for a while to come.

Ongoing reads:


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…


9 thoughts on “The Monday Check-In ~ 4/25/2016

  1. I’m glad to hear that you’re enjoying the Harry Potter audiobooks!

    Outlander! I finally got season 1 out of its shrink-wrap so just need to start it now lol baby steps! I’m so behind on Emma, must catch up 😦

    • Revisiting Harry Potter is always a good thing 🙂 — and the audio narration is so charming. I hope you enjoy Outlander! Taking off the shrink-wrap is a good first step.

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