The Monday Check-In ~ 8/22/2016

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:

Where does the time go? I feel like I’ve been barely able to read for the past week, and when I do finally crawl into bed with a book at the end of the day, I just can’t keep my eyes open as long as I’d like.

I did go on an amazing white-water rafting trip last weekend. We got some great pictures — which one of my family members kindly updated to include a few folks who couldn’t actually be with us (and to add even more excitement than a mere class IV rapid):

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What did I read last week?

Memory WallBefore the FallThe Accident2

The Memory Wall by Lev AC Rosen: I read an ARC of this upcoming YA novel, and it was amazing! Stay tuned for a featured post.

I also posts mini-reviews for books I read on vacation earlier this month:

  • Before the Fall by Noah Hawley – review here.
  • The Accident by Chris Pavone – review here.

Fresh Catch:

No new books this week… which is good, since I need to a chance to make a dent in the huge stack sitting in front of me.

What will I be reading during the coming week?

Currently in my hands:
 Bright Edge

To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey: I’m so excited to be reading this new book by the author of The Snow Child.

Now playing via audiobook:

HP4

I’m continuing to make my way through the Goblet of Fire audiobook. Quite fun, of course. But now that I’m revisiting the world of HP4, a certain issue is keeping me up at night. Check out my post, here.

Clearly, Harry Potter issues can still get me riled up after all these years.

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!

And… our new classic read is A Farewell To Arms by Ernest Hemingway! We’re just getting started. If you’d like to join in, send me a message and I’ll pass along the details.

So many books, so little time…

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2 thoughts on “The Monday Check-In ~ 8/22/2016

    • It is a very fun group of readers! And since I’m an avid fan, I suppose it’s obvious that I think Diana Gabaldon’s books are must-reads. 🙂

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