The Monday Check-In ~ 1/23/2017

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.

Although I couldn’t make it to a march in person, I was with the marchers nationwide in spirit.

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It’s going to be a long four years…

What did I read last week?

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Read and reviewed:

Martians Abroad by Carrie Vaughn: Finished at the end of the previous week; here’s my review.

The Sleepwalker by Chris Bohjalian: Done! My review is here.

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Read but not reviewed:

Curtsies & Conspiracies by Gail Carriger: I finished the audiobook at the beginning of the week, and adored it.

My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout: This was a book group read, which I read all in one day (it’s under 200 pages). I think I need some time to digest it and try to figure out what it all meant. Can’t wait to hear what my book group buddies have to say!

Pop culture goodness:

Three cheers for Amazon Prime! I finally got around to two series I’d been meaning to watch:

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I loved season one of Mercy Street! So glad I watched it in time for season 2.

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Wolf Hall — wow. I just finished it last night. Amazing performances.

And on regular old TV, I really enjoyed the premiere of Victoria last weekend on PBS. Looking forward to the whole season!

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Fresh Catch:

I picked up two used books this week. And apparently, I’m very into Civil War-era historical fiction.

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What will I be reading during the coming week?

Currently in my hands:
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Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day by Seanan McGuire: Just getting started, but I love the eeriness right from the start of this novella.

Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey: Reading the first book in the series that inspired The Expanse TV series. Season 2 starts soon, and I need to be ready!

Now playing via audiobook:

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Waistcoats & Weaponry by Gail Carriger: Book the Third in Gail Carriger’s Finishing School series is just as delightful as the previous two audiobooks. I’m having a total blast listening to the series!

Ongoing reads:

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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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4 thoughts on “The Monday Check-In ~ 1/23/2017

  1. I loved Sisters of Shiloh! Hope you do too. 🙂 And I can’t wait to get my hands on Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day.

    • I’ve read about 60% of Dusk or Dark (…) so far, and I’m loving it! I just wish I had more time to relax and read this week. I picked up Sisters of Shiloh on your recommendation, and I”m really looking forward to it!

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