The Monday Check-In ~ 7/25/2016

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.

In real life:

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I’m back! I had a wonderful time away. Isn’t vacation a great concept? I’m hoping this cheery, relaxed feeling will last me longer than my first day back at work.

What did I read last week?

Well, first of all, check out what I read on vacation! I wrote a wrap-up post, here.

Vacation Collage

Since getting home, I’ve also read:

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Nothing Gold Can Stay and Better to Rest by Dana Stabenow: I’m on a roll with the Liam Campbell mysteries, and just couldn’t stop until I finished #3 and #4! Nothing Gold Can Stay was particularly good, but really, I’ve loved them all.

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Emma by Jane Austen: Done! My book group’s group read of Emma ended this week, and it was sensational! I’ve read Emma a couple of times before, but this time around, we read and discussed two chapters per week, and it was a blast. Here’s a shout-out to my book group peeps, who are a fun, insightful, smart group of readers!

Outlander season finale:

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As I was dashing out the door on the way to the airport, I managed to put together my final “insta-reaction” post for the season. Season 2’s finale was everything I’d hoped for. Check out my post:

Insta-Reaction: Outlander Season 2, Episode 13, “Dragonfly in Amber”

Fresh Catch:

No new books this week. Hey, I was out of town!

What will I be reading during the coming week?

Currently in my hands:
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I haven’t actually started my next book yet. It’s a toss-up between these three. Decisions, decisions…

Now playing via audiobook:

Agent to the Stars

I had to leave this audiobook on pause while I was away, but I’m excited to jump back into listening this week. It’s hilarious, and Wil Wheaton’s narration is a huge plus.

Ongoing reads:

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My book group is reading and discussing two chapters per week of Written in My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon. This is an online group, and anyone is welcome to join us — so if you’re interested, just ask me how! (We’re currently at chapter 55 or thereabouts, but feel free to jump in anytime.)

Farewell to Arms

Our next group classic read will be A Farewell To Arms by Ernest Hemingway, starting August 15th. Interested? Let me know, and I’ll give you the details!

So many books, so little time…

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4 thoughts on “The Monday Check-In ~ 7/25/2016

  1. I enjoy Hemingway much more than I did in high school. My son and I listened to Farewell to Arms several years ago and I still like it. We watched the movie, too.I really like that cover. I’ll have a look at Agent to the Stars. I did get thru Outlander, but forced sex on the morning commute didn’t really set me up right for the day!

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