The Monday Check-In ~ 10/16/2017

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.

Like everyone else in San Francisco, I’ve been focused all week on the terrible wildfires raging throughout the regions just north of us. So terribly upsetting, and it’s not over yet. We’re all looking for ways to donate, help, and offer support to those suffering, as well as the brave folks out there fighting the fires.

What did I read last week?

Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King: I finished this last Sunday, and posted my thoughts a few days later. Check out my review, here.

LaRose by Louise Erdrich: My book group’s discussion book for October, finished just in the nick of time! My thoughts are here.

I also wrapped up my return visit to the world of His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman. I finished the audiobook of The Amber Spyglass (so beautiful!), and re-read both Lyra’s Oxford and Once Upon a Time in the North as well. I’m so excited for the new book, The Book of Dust, to arrive this week!

Outlander !!

Outlander is on break this week, with the next new episode (the print shop!!) coming October 22nd. Meanwhile, myy reaction post for the 5th episode is here. And in other Outlander news, there was an exciting casting announcement for season 4 — find out more here.

Other TV:

Check out my post about what I’m watching this fall, here.

Fresh Catch:

I mentioned last week that I went on an EBay spree and ordered a bunch of Georgette Heyer books. Five more arrived this week… whee!

And there are still a few more yet to come!

What will I be reading during the coming week?

Currently in my hands:
 

Guts: The Anatomy of The Walking Dead by Paul Vigna: Don’t judge me! I just got this book from the library, and I’m VERY INTO IT.

Now playing via audiobook:

Indexing by Seanan McGuire: Just getting started, but it’s cute so far. I mean, c’mon — it’s by Seanan McGuire! It just has to be good, right?

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. Let me know if you’d like to participate! All are welcome.

So many books, so little time…

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