The Monday Check-In ~ 1/9/2017

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.

Life.

I’ve been away all week on the opposite side of the country from my home, working with my sisters (and my amazing daughter) to move our folks into an assisted living facility. It’s been an intense week of hard work, but also some great family togetherness. Heading back home in a few days. We’ve been putting in very long days, so almost no reading, but I guess I’ll start making up for that on the plane ride home.

So, needless to say, not much bookish news to report this week!

What did I read last week?

second-mrs-hockadayBook Review: Etiquette & Espionage

The Second Mrs. Hockaday by Susan Rivers: I managed to finish one book this past week — a brand new historical novel set during the Civil War. My review is here.

Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger: I had a great time with my E&E audiobook reread!

Fresh Catch:

No new books this week.

What will I be reading during the coming week?

Currently in my hands:
 bear-the-nightingale

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden: I’ve read about 25% so far, and I’m really loving the fairy tale feel of this novel.

Now playing via audiobook:

Curtsies & Conspiracies

Curtsies & Conspiracies by Gail Carriger: Continuing onward with my Finishing School series audiobook binge! I never read past book 1, and now I feel silly, because book #2 is off to a fun, sly, quirky start.

Ongoing reads:

MOBY

My book group is STILL reading Written in My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon — 2 chapters per week — and will be until June 2017!

So many books, so little time…

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6 thoughts on “The Monday Check-In ~ 1/9/2017

  1. I’m so glad to hear you’re enjoying The Bear and the Nightingale so far! I’m next in line for it at the library so I’m getting excited. 🙂

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