The Monday Check-In ~ 11/27/2017

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.

Home sweet home! I had a great week visiting East Coast family — but it’s lovely to be back, sleeping in my cozy bed!

What did I read last week?

Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant: Finished last weekend and thought it was brilliant! I just posted a review this past week — check it out here.

Standard Deviation by Katherine Heiny: My book group’s November read. It was entertaining, but didn’t actually make much of an impression. Skippable.

The Café by the Sea by Jenny Colgan: Nice, sweet romance. My review is here. I read this book all in one gulp while flying home from Thanksgiving week, and it was a great choice for travel reading!

Outlander !!

My reaction post for episode 311, “Uncharted”, is here.

Here’s a little peek at the episode:

Yup, that’s a snake slithering across Claire. Yikes!

Fresh Catch:

I received an unexpected credit from Amazon, so immediately bought myself a treat! I’ve been re-reading Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials recently, and realized that I’d never read this version — so happy early Hanukkah to me!

And even more exciting — I’d been saving up a few giftcards, and finally splurged on a brand new Kindle Oasis! After years of dedicated service, my Kindle Keyboard is about ready for retirement.

My preciousssssssss…

What will I be reading during the coming week?

Currently in my hands:
 

Odd & True by Cat Winters: I had planned to read this book a couple of weeks ago, but got sidetracked by killer mermaids (Into the Drowning Deep!) and my various holiday commitments of the past week — but now I’m back on track! I’ve loved everything by Cat Winters so far, so I’m excited to finally devote myself to her newest.

Now playing via audiobook:

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden: I read this book at the beginning of 2017 (review), and loved it. I’m doing an audiobook re-read now before diving into the sequel, but really didn’t get much time to listen this past week. I should be finishing up by next weekend.

Ongoing reads:

Book group 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: Our group read of Private Matter is almost done — just three chapters to go! We’ll be moving on to Lord John & the Succubus in January — contact me if you’d like to join in.

So many books, so little time…

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6 thoughts on “The Monday Check-In ~ 11/27/2017

    • I’m so excited to start using it! I’ve been using my trusty old Kindle keyboard model for years and years, and I still love it… but it’s time to try something a bit more modern. 🙂

    • I felt a little self-indulgent, considering that my Kindle keyboard still functions… but I’m really excited! I haven’t actually used it yet, since it arrived while I was in the middle of trying to get through a stack of hard copy books… but I can’t wait to finally try it out!

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