The Monday Check-In ~ 5/15/2017

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.

What did I read last week?

Less Than a Treason by Dana Stabenow: Book #21 in the amazing Kate Shugak series absolutely lives up to expectations! My review is here.

Two books finished via Serial Reader:

  • The Time Machine by H. G. Wells: Given how many time travel books I’ve read, I figured it was about time (ha, sorry) to check out this classic.
  • My Man Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse: Oh my gods, this is adorable! I was in a bit of a funk (and a reading rut) this past week thanks to all sorts of non-reading-related stress, but these tales of Bertie and Jeeves lifted my spirits in all the right ways.

In graphic novels:

I finished the March trilogy by John Lewis. These powerful books about Congressman Lewis’s formative years in the civil rights movement should be required reading, period.

And in audiobooks:

Loved, loved, loved Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel! What a terrific listening treat. Check out my audiobook review, here.

Pop culture goodness:

I saw the new Guardians of the Galaxy movie this week! And just like everyone else, I’m madly in love with this little guy:

Fresh Catch:

Awwww… my adorable daughter sent me two geeky treats for Mothers Day!

What will I be reading during the coming week?

Currently in my hands:
 

The Pearl Thief by Elizabeth Wein: A prequel of sorts to Code Name Verity — this is a story about Julie as a free-spirited teen spending the summer at her grandparents’ estate in Scotland and the unexpected adventure she finds there. I have about a third to go, and can’t wait to see how it wraps up.

Now playing via audiobook:

I loved Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire so, so much when I first read it! (Check out my review, here.) And now that we’re a month away from the release of the follow-up book, Down Among the Sticks and Bones, it seems like a perfect time to revisit this world by listening to the audiobook. It’s great so far.

Ongoing reads:

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The end (of the book) is nigh! After over a year of reading and discussing Written in My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon — 2 chapters per week — we’re within sight of the final chapters.

In other ongoing reading… rather than pick a new book via the Serial Reader app, I thought I’d take a serial approach to the massive tome that is Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow. I listened to about 25% of the audiobook, then took a break for a bit. My new approach will be to read 10 – 15 minutes a day of the e-book. I’m really determined to read the entire thing, but I’ve had a hard time sticking with it when there’s so much else that I want to be reading!

So many books, so little time…

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4 thoughts on “The Monday Check-In ~ 5/15/2017

  1. I haven’t read Every Heart a Doorway yet (NO idea why) but I recently got a free copy of the ebook so it’s high on my priority list! Especially with the 2nd book out.. or soon. I’m not sure. haha

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