The Monday Check-In ~ 10/3/2016

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:

First of all, for all my Jewish friends out there:

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Wishing one and all a sweet and happy new year!

In other real-life developments, I ended up going out of town to deal with some family things, and barely had time to crack a book. I do actually have a couple of days off work because of the Rosh HaShanah holiday, and I’m planning to sit in the sun with a good book or two and just RELAX.

A bloggy apology:

sorry

Because I was away and dealing with all sorts of intense things, I really had no time or energy to follow up on my blog posts, respond to comments, or check out other people’s blogs this past week. I’m still planning to try to catch up — but please know that I really appreciate each and every blog visit and comment!!

What did I read last week?

I managed to finish just one book this past week — but it was a good one!

Magician's Land

The Magician’s Land by Lev Grossman: Woo hoo! I finished the trilogy! See my series wrap-up post here.

Fresh Catch:

I won a book! Thanks to Bonnie at For the Love of Words, I’m now the proud owner of a gorgeous hardcover copy of Lady Cop Makes Trouble by Amy Stewart.

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Pop culture goodness:

Poldark is back!

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Need I say more?

What will I be reading during the coming week?

Currently in my hands:
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Crosstalk by Connie Willis: I’m about halfway through this sci-fi novel about the unintended consequences of our hyper-connected world.

Now playing via audiobook:

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Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart: I’d been meaning to read this book ever since it was released last year — and now that I have the sequel, I decided to finally get to it! The audiobook is lots of fun so far.

Ongoing reads:

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With my book group (2 chapters per week of each):

  • Written in My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon
  • A Farewell To Arms by Ernest Hemingway

Via the Serial Reader app (read about it here):

  • Moby Dick by Herman Melville:  — as of this week, I’m at 60%! I’m back on an upswing — the last few days’ worth of chapters have been pretty entertaining. I love the little funny lines that sneak in every so often.

So many books, so little time…

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