The Monday Check-In ~ 6/26/2017

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.

Between marathon TV binges and a crazy week at work, I just haven’t had the focus to sit down and write reviews. I’ve barely been reading!

What did I read last week?

Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire: Absolutely loved it. Such beautiful writing. I may still get my act together enough to write a mini-review, but meanwhile, do yourself a favor and read this book (and Every Heart a Doorway) ASAP.

The Best of Adam Sharp by Graeme Simsion: One of those books that leaves me saying “it was fine”, with nothing much else to add. It was an okay read about marriage, relationships, and regrets, but left pretty much zero impression on me.

And oh yeah, I read a few graphic novels:

See below. Obsessed…

Pop culture goodness:

My Walking Dead binge continues — I just finished season 5. Can’t stop. Won’t stop.

Fresh Catch:

I was so excited to receive an ARC in the mail:

It looks like a great read!

No other new books… unless you count library books, in which case I went a teensy bit overboard, coming home with about 10 books from my hold list. Needless to say, I suspect at least a few will go back unread.

What will I be reading during the coming week?

Currently in my hands:
 

Trying to get a jump on some upcoming July releases, starting with these two ARCs:

  • Coming Up For Air by Miranda Kenneally: I haven’t been reading as much YA lately, but I do always love this author’s books.
  • South Pole Station by Ashley Shelby: I’ve been looking forward to this one for a while now. I hope it lives up to my expectations!
Now playing via audiobook:

Arabella by Georgette Heyer: Light-hearted, silly fun — so enjoyable.

Ongoing reads:

None at the moments. It’s so nice to be able to read commitment-free.

So many books, so little time…

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10 thoughts on “The Monday Check-In ~ 6/26/2017

  1. Summer is such a busy time of the year – I’m also trying to balance it all (reading/watching/reviewing, etc.) with my real life! My binge watching obsession (The Affair and the full set of The Office) has taken its toll, too!

  2. Ahhh, the library stack! I usually have SO many out between me and my son. I tend to borrow graphic novels and other quick-type reads (or books I just heard about and have convinced myself to borrow instead of buy). We go to the library so often I tend to bring stuff home in batches until the stack(s) are pretty ridiculous. I returned a bunch last week and then read my way through a bunch more this weekend –the bottom of the pile is in sight… now just to not replenish it so I can get back to my own shelves!

    • It’s such a hard balance. I’ve been trying to borrow (instead of buy) new releases, but then they all come in at once. When my son was little, we’d make our weekly pilgrimage to the library and come home with 20 – 30 picture books at a time. 🙂

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