The Monday Check-In ~ 10/31/2016

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.

Boo!

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Wishing all a frightfully good time!

What did I read last week?

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The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks: Done! My review is here.

The Travelling Bag by Susan Hill: A small book, containing four ghost stories. I really enjoyed two of them, and the other two left me a bit puzzled. Overall, though, a very fun read, especially right before Halloween.

And my super big accomplishment…

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I finished Moby Dick! Check out my thoughts on the book and the reading experience via app, here.

Pop culture goodness:

Season two of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is underway! I love that show. Anyone else watching? Here’s my favorite musical number of the season so far (although Paula’s Disney-esque number this week is a very close 2nd):

 

Fresh Catch:

It’s hard to tell without holding it in your hand, but The Travelling Bag (above) is a terrific physical book. It’s a mini-hardcover, and just looking at it is such fun. It arrived at the beginning of this past week:

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A few library hold requests came in yesterday — three at once, of course.

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What will I be reading during the coming week?

Currently in my hands:
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Harmony by Carolyn Parkhurst: I’m just getting started. I loved The Dogs of Babel by this author, so I’m excited to be reading her newest.

Now playing via audiobook:

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling: Getting closer to the end. These audiobooks are so much fun!

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

So many books, so little time…

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