The Monday Check-In ~ 9/25/2017

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.

Happy New Year!

Life.

I’ve been away for the past four days, taking advantage of a long weekend to go visit family on the East Coast. Great fun, but arriving home at 11:30 pm on a Sunday leaves me exhausted for a Monday morning at work.

What did I read last week?


The Power by Naomi Alderman: My review is here.

Venetia by Georgette Heyer: My audiobook review is here.

Lord John and the Hellfire Club by Diana Gabaldon: The Outlander Book Club’s Lord John readalong is underway! We finished the first novella this past week.

End of Watch by Stephen King: The 3rd book in the Bill Hodges trilogy — I loved it! I finished it while traveling this past weekend, and may write up some thoughts when I get a few moments to breathe.

Outlander !!

My reaction post for the 2nd episode is here. Stay tuned for more — my reaction post for episode 3 will likely be a bit delayed since I’ve been away for a few days. Hoping to get it done in the next day or two.

Here’s a peek at episode 3:

 

Fresh Catch:

Our library’s Big Book Sale was this past week, and I SCORED. Here’s a little glimpse of what I brought home:

What will I be reading during the coming week?

Currently in my hands:
 

Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies by Michael Ausiello: I just started this on the plane ride home last night. I can tell already that this will be a great read.

Now playing via audiobook:

The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman: I’m revisiting the world of His Dark Materials via audiobook in preparation for the release of The Book of Dust next month.

Ongoing reads:

Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott: My book group’s classic read! We’re reading and discussing two chapters per week.

Lord John and the Private Matter by Diana Gabaldon: Outlander Book Club is doing a Lord John readalong — we’ll be reading all of the Lord John novels and stories in story chronology. This week, we’re starting the first full LJ novel. Anyone who’s interested is welcome to participate, so let me know if you’d like more information on how to join in.

So many books, so little time…

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5 thoughts on “The Monday Check-In ~ 9/25/2017

  1. Count me in! I am a total nut about anything Gabaldon! Lol how do you find the time to read so much? You must be a fast reader; you inspire me to read multiple books!

    • It’s a challenge finding time, that’s for sure! I read before bed, during lunch, and whenever I can! I listen to audiobooks on my drives to and from work… but still, I feel like I’m constantly behind and there are always bigger and bigger stacks of books waiting for me!

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