The Monday Check-In ~ 9/5/2016

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?

Leave MeLight Between Oceans

Leave Me by Gayle Forman: Done! My review is here.

The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman: I’m so glad that I finally read this book! It’s sad and haunting, and utterly gorgeous. Now I need to see the movie!

In audiobooks:

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I finished listening to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire… and loved it as much as always.

Breakfast at Tiffany's

I also listened to Breakfast at Tiffany’s, which was wonderful. I’d never read the story before, and I’ve never seen the movie (must fix ASAP!), but I really enjoyed this audiobook listen, and thought Michael C. Hall’s narration was terrific.

Pop culture goodness:

Anyone else watching Killjoys?

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The season finale this week was awesome! I’m so glad it’s been renewed for season 3.

And… I finally took in a spot of culture — a night at the theater! My husband and I went to see this, and loved it:

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Fresh Catch:

I went to what I thought was going to be a book event with a reading, Q&A, etc, but was really mostly a photo and book signing opp. Still, I walked away with a signed copy of Ransom Riggs’s new book, plus some cool swag, so it was worth it in the end.

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What will I be reading during the coming week?

Currently in my hands:
 Dark Matter

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch: Verdict after 50 pages? This is going to be GOOD.

Now playing via audiobook:

Android's Dream

Time for a sci-fi treat! I’ve just started the audiobook version of The Android’s Dream by John Scalzi, narrated by Wil Wheaton. This should be good, silly fun.

Ongoing reads:

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Written in My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon: My book group is reading and discussing two chapters per week, and we’re at about chapter 68 right now (which is maybe 40%?).

A Farewell To Arms by Ernest Hemingway: My book group’s classic read, again at a rate of two chapters per week.

Moby Dick by Herman Melville: I’ve just started reading this with the Serial Reader app (read about it here), and I’ve read five installments so far. Wish me luck!

So many books, so little time…

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5 thoughts on “The Monday Check-In ~ 9/5/2016

    • They’re great! I’m on a quest to listen to them all this year… but I’m taking breaks in between so I can squeeze in a few non-HP audiobooks too. 🙂

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