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.
I’ve been away, and now I’m back! It’s been a hectic couple of weeks — but on the plus side, I did do a lot of reading.
What did I read last week?
Spaceman by Mike Massimino: I loved this audiobook. My review is here.
Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King: It seems like I always need to read some King while I travel. I FINALLY gave Mr. Mercedes a try, and couldn’t put it down. My review is here — bring on Finders Keepers!
What else did I read while I was away? Check out my mini-reviews for all of the books below in my wrap-up post, here.
Pop culture goodness:
I saw a few movies while I was away, one in an amazingly comfortable theater with reclining seats and two at home on my sister’s equally comfy couch:
And in other pop culture indulgences… my son and I are totally obsessed with The Walking Dead. Our binge continues — we’re now about midway through season 4.
I bought myself a present!
What will I be reading during the coming week?
Currently in my hands:
Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire: SO excited to be reading the follow-up to Every Heart A Doorway, one of my faves.
After that, it’s time for a book group book: Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
Now playing via audiobook:
Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann: This should be fascinating, but I’ve listened to about 30% so far, and the audiobook just isn’t holding my attention. I may need to switch to print and find something else to listen to. I’m taking a little break for a few days to listen to…
… Arabella by Georgette Heyer, which is a total delight so far. So, yay me for making the switch from an audiobook that wasn’t working to one that’s just so much fun!
Written in My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon: DONE!!! After 145 chapters and 18 months of group reads and discussions, Outlander Book Club has finished this massive book. Next up will be a group read of Diana Gabaldon’s Lord John books and stories, starting in the fall. (Ask me if you want more info.)
Meanwhile, I have actually ZERO ongoing reads happening at the moment, and it’s pretty nice to be completely free from a reading schedule.
So many books, so little time…
4 thoughts on “The Monday Check-In ~ 6/19/2017”
Hi and welcome back! Love to see what you’ve been reading and watching. I have Commonwealth on my Kindle and will get to it soon. I’ve heard a lot of good things about it!
Me too! I’m a little behind the rest of my book group, so I’ve been hearing some good early reactions. 🙂
I just recently watched Hidden Figures too — so good!
I’m so glad I finally watched it! I’d like to read the book as well.