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?
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:
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.
No new books this week. Shocking, right?
What will I be reading during the coming week?
Currently in my hands:
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:
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…
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…
11 thoughts on “The Monday Check-In ~ 10/24/2016”
I love Darren Criss!
He was amazing!
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!
I hope you enjoy it, and would love to hear your reaction. 🙂
There will definitely be a review when I get around to it!
Yea! Those HP audiobooks are great. I’m on Prisoner of Azkaban now and am enjoying it.
They’re so good! Even though I can practically recite certain parts along with the narrator, I’m finding new things to appreciate as well.
Same here. I find myself saying parts with the author and then laughing at myself for knowing the books so well.
There is always shortage of time to go through all the words written yet. But that’s what the challenge which keeps us going. 😉 🙂
Absolutely! Maybe if I did nothing but read all day long (doesn’t that sound nice?), I’d finally get through all my books!
I wish we had the liberty of doing nothing but reading.😄