The Monday Check-In ~ 10/24/2016

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?

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Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline: Done! This was a book group book, and I’m so glad I actually read our book this month with time to spare. Check out my review, here.

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult: Done! My review is here.

Pop culture goodness:

hedwig

I actually went out! Once in a while, I do something other than read or work. My husband and I went to the theater to see the touring production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and had a great time. Darren Criss was terrific in the lead role.

Fresh Catch:

No new books this week. Shocking, right?

What will I be reading during the coming week?

Currently in my hands:
 secret-chord

The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks: I won this in a Goodreads giveaway almost a year ago. I’ve loved almost everything I’ve read by Geraldine Brooks, but it’s taken me a while to feel like I wanted to sit down with this one and give it a shot. However, I’m trying to finish up a book group reading challenge for the year, and my last remaining category is a novel set earlier than 1500 AD. Something Biblical should count, right? In any case, I’m just getting started with this novel about King David. I’ll let you all know how it goes!

Now playing via audiobook:

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling: There’s not much better than listening to Harry Potter while driving around or out for a walk. Even though I choke up a bit every time there’s a scene with Sirius…

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:  — 94% done! I’m so close to the end — should be finished this week!

So many books, so little time…

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11 thoughts on “The Monday Check-In ~ 10/24/2016

  1. So glad you enjoyed Orphan Train! I absolutely loved it and thought the whole story was incredibly interesting!
    I can’t wait to read Small Great Things! Hopefully I’ll find the time for it soon!

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