The Monday Check-In ~ 8/29/2016

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?

Bright EdgeLady SusanEtta & Otto

To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey: Done! My review is here.

Lady Susan by Jane Austen: Done! Check out my post on the book (and the movie adaptation, Love & Friendship), here.

Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper: Done! My review is here.

Fresh Catch:

I just happened to be walking by a used book store this week… and couldn’t resist its siren song. Ten minutes later, I walked out with these:

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What will I be reading during the coming week?

Currently in my hands:
 Leave Me

Leave Me by Gayle Forman: I’m excited to be reading Gayle Forman’s newest — her first book written for adults.

Now playing via audiobook:

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I’m loving the Goblet of Fire audiobookIt’s startling, after all these years of reading Harry Potter books, to realize that my memory of the books is definitely affected by having seen the movies so many times. There are things that I could swear are lines from the books… except they’re not — they’re lines from the movies instead. Confusing! But so much fun to revisit these books, over and over and over again. I have about four hours worth of listening to go, so I should be finished up by the end of this week.

Ongoing reads:

MOBYFarewell to Arms 2

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! 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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5 thoughts on “The Monday Check-In ~ 8/29/2016

  1. This is such a cute feature, plus I bet it is a nice way to measure your progress. I am envious of how much you read per week! I’ve definitely been trying to get to that point myself.

    • Thank you! My reading per week is so up and down — very much dependent on how exhausted I feel at the end of the day and whether I can keep my eyes open long enough to read in bed!

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